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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Contra Dance

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.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - Contra Dance

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.

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - Contra Dance

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.

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Maxine McDonald and Bob Fabinski
Band:  Oxymorons

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.

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - Contra Dance

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.

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - Contra Dance

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. 

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Eric Rounds
Band:  NO’Shanigans

Eric Rounds has a Great repertoire of dances.

The NO’Shanigans are: Michael Ludgate (mandolin, feet) and Sophie Orzechowski (fiddle, accordion) 

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller: Sharon Perry
Band:  Gallimaufry

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.

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller:   Bob Nicholson
Band:    Tempest

With Chuck Abell playing guitar and Tim Ball on fiddle, we’ll have high-powered music tonight.  Joining them will be Eric Metzger on drums.  Bob Nicholson of Syracuse has earned the reputation for calling wonderful dances enjoyed by both beginners and experienced dancers.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - Contra Dance

Caller: David Colestock
Band:  Eric Rounds and Mark Henry

Long time fiddler Eric Rounds will pull out all his favorite tunes and will be ably accompanied by the talented Mark Henry on piano.  Caller Dave Colestock comes to us from Harrisburg, PA.  Great tunes and fine calling tonight!

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