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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Sharon Perry
Band:  Tempest + Horns

Tempest is Chuck Abell on Guitar, Tim Ball on Fiddle and Eric Metzger on Percussion, and they will have some guest Horn players!

Sharon is one of our favorite local callers. Her repertoire is always growing! Come and dance the next New Thing!

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Chuck Abell
Band:  Eric Rounds and Mark Henry

Chuck is a local Rochester caller and choreographer who has recently performed at several other dance venues!

Eric Rounds and Mark Henry are long-time contra musicians with a GREAT repertiore!

Help show our support for local talent! 

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Linda Leslie
Band:  Seaglass

Seaglass, is the trio of Andrew Van Norstrand on guitar, Eileen Nicholson on fiddle, and Rachel Bell on accordion, and they are AWESOME!!

Linda Leslie comes to us from New England, with all sorts of fun dances!

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Bob Nicholson
Band:  Tim Ball and Sophie Orzechowski

Bob Nicholson of Syracuse has earned the reputation for calling wonderful dances enjoyed by both beginners and experienced dancers.

We will have a GREAT time when Tim (fiddle, guitar) and Sophie (fiddle, piano) playing great tunes from the New England and Irish  traditions.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Sarah VanNorstrand
Band:  Food For Thought

Tonight’s band and caller will be on stage at our upcoming Thanksgiving Festival!  Enthusiastic and energetic fiddle music by Daphne Kanack and rich driving cello by Casey Murray.  Sarah VanNorstrand has a large repertoire of fun and flowing dances which she calls with grace and style.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Joe Kwiatkowski
Band:  Mo’Contra

Mo’Contra is an innovative band led by guitarist Chuck Abell.  Folksy and convivial Joe Kwiatkowski from Buffalo will call dances for us tonight.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Margaret Mathews
Band:  Wild Root String Band

Did you participate in the Contra Flash Mob at the Brighton Farm Market in September?  The band that played for us was Wild Root String Band!  Hot old-time music with Tom Owens, Michelle Burack, Bruce Brown, and David Frenzel.  Margaret Mathews loves this music and is a perfect match for this band.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller: Chuck Abell
Band: Over and Under

One of the newer additions to the Rochester calling scene, Chuck Abell is innovative and creative, paired tonight with one of Rochester’s most experienced contra dance bands, Over and Under, led by Roger Cass.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller: Bob Nicholson
Band: Coracree

From Philadelphia, we’ll have lively and playful music with the amazing Jane Rothfield on fiddle, Sarah Gowan on guitar, concertina, foot percussion, Allan Carr on bass & guitar, and Bill Quern on banjo and mandolin.  A true gentleman, the genial and attentive Bob Nicholson from Syracuse calls great dances and we’re always glad to see him in Rochester.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Maxine McDonald
Band:  Casey Murray and Molly Jaynes

Maxine is our youngest Local caller with a great pair of young Local musicians: Casey Murray and Molly Jaynes

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