Anglo-American Duo Maivish Books Return Flight to Belfast for Flying Shoes Contra Dance
Friday, April 1, 2016, with Caller Chrissy Fowler
Join us for an evening of contra dancing at American Legion Post #43, 143 Church Street in Belfast. The evening begins at 6:30 pm with a Community Dance called by Chrissy Fowler and with music by the All-Comers Band. All musicians are welcome to sit in. Fun and simple dances will be taught, giving beginners the opportunity to learn new skills and offering experienced dancers a chance to brush up on their steps. The Contra Dance begins at 8:00 pm and runs until around 11:00.
This month’s caller is Belfast’s own Chrissy Fowler. A founder and leading light of the Belfast Flying Shoes dance series, Chrissy spreads the joy of contra dancing also at schools, community gatherings, and private events. With wit and good cheer, Chrissy keeps things spicy enough for veteran dancers while making novices feel equally welcome. Sharing the Flying Shoes stage with Chrissy will be:
Maivish taps a deep vein of musical tradition that spans from the British Isles to North America. Fiddler Jaige Trudel grew up in Vermont in a musical family and has performed professionally since 2001. Guitarist Adam Broome was raised in the Cotswolds region of England and has pursued a lifelong passion for traditional English dance music and song. (Trudel and Broome are also two thirds of the dance trio Crowfoot.) Maivish is celebrated for a powerfully rhythmic, Celtic-inflected sound that is honed to perfection for dancing. Joining Maivish on percussion will be Midcoast-based musical phenom Jamie Oshima.
- Jaige Trudel—fiddle
- Adam Broome—guitar and cittern
- Jamie Oshima—percusssion
- Sound provided by Eric Weest Johnson
Admission to the Community Dance is $2 for adults and $1 for children. Admission to the Contra Dance is $10 for adults, $8 for ages 13 to 20 and adult All-Comers, and $5 for children. All-Comers musicians get a $2 discount. Bring along a window fan and get $1 off. For more information: call 338-0979, email us at [email protected]. Find us on Facebook too!