Join us for an evening of contra dancing at American Legion Post #43, 143 Church Street in Belfast. The fun 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.
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, she keeps things spicy enough for veteran dancers while making novices feel equally welcome. Sharing the Flying Shoes stage with Chrissy will be:
Too new to have an official band bio but already making waves in the contra dance world, Cloud Ten melds the sparkling talents of fiddler Cedar Stanistreet (of Nor’easter fame), accordionist Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin (of Nova), guitarist/cellist Donal Sheets, and percussionist Ness Smith-Savedoff (both of Gallimaufry). We’ve enjoyed these high-energy progressive trad musicians in other bands, we’re excited that they’ve decided to join forces, and we can’t wait to dance to their tunes.
Donal Sheets—guitar and cello
Sound provided by Eric Weest Johnson