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Current and Upcoming
Caller: Tom Calwell and Myra Hirschberg
Band: Eric Rounds, Mark Henry and Brian Williams
Great local musicians will be on stage tonight with the easy-to-dance-to, wonderful-to-listen-to music. Tom and Myra are Canadian callers, who specialize in leading dances for all ages and levels of experience. They bring people together on the dance floor with a minimum of fuss and a maximum of fun.
Caller: Sherry Nevins
Band: Over and Under
Sherry Nevins is coming from Seattle to call for us. Come find out what dances are popular on the Left coast!
Over and Under is a long-time favorite local band.
Caller: David Eisenstadter!
Band: Free Raisins!
A young caller from Nelson New Hampshire teams up with Free Raisins, a Boston based band playing energetic New England contra dance music. Free Raisins is Audrey Knuth on Fiddle, Jeff Kaufmann on Mandolin Trumpet and Feet, and Amy Engelsberg on Piano and Accordion.
Caller: Maxine MacDonald
Band: Harmonic Vines (Tom Santarsiero, Werner Cuesters and Anne Maroney)
Excellent, seasoned musicians in a new band formation will provide fun and danceable music. Maxine is known for her well-chosen dances and perfectly timed calls.
Caller: Chuck Abell
Band: Orzechowski and Ball
Tim Ball on fiddle and Sophie Orzechowski on accordion with Chuck adding in some guitar, we’ll have high-powered music tonight.
Caller: Maxine McDonald and Bob Fabinski
Come on out for a good time and to recognize and appreciate our local musicians and callers. Our local talent are the strong foundation on which we build our weekly dance and we’re so glad to have them in our community. Two familiar dancer/callers, Bob Fabinski and Maxine McDonald will share the stage tonight with their well-chosen dances. Musicians will be long-time fiddler Bob Berch, piano player Margaret Mathews, and Jeff Folkins playing concertina and percussion, Chris DeGolyer on accordion, and Mark Dumont on Flute.
Caller: Katy Heine
Another fun dance! Katy Heine from Ithaca always chooses the best dances to call and teaches them clearly and calmly. We’ll have rollicking fun music with Seaglass, the new name for the trio of Andrew Van Norstrand on guitar, Eileen Nicholson on fiddle, and Rachel Bell on accordion.
Caller: Margaret Mathews
Band: Happy Endings
Happy Endings are three very accomplished musicians who are experienced playing for dances in small halls and at festival sites: Eileen Nicholson on fiddle, Rachel Bell on accordion and flute, and Jane Knoeck on keyboards and accordion.
Caller: Eric Rounds
Eric Rounds has a Great repertoire of dances.
The NO’Shanigans are: Michael Ludgate (mandolin, feet) and Sophie Orzechowski (fiddle, accordion)
Read more about them here: www.oshanigans.org
Caller: Sharon Perry
A high-energy contra dance band with Oberlin connections has a sound based in Irish, Quebecois, and Old Time tunes. Brian Lindsay (fiddle, vocals), Alex Sturbaum (accordion, guitar vocals), Donal Sheets (cello), Arthur Davis (piano, trumpet, banjo, vocals) and Ness Smith-Savedoff (percussion). Our own Sharon Perry calls well-chosen dances for an especially good time.