Special Stylish Contras Dance with Caller Lisa Greenleaf , Music by Sassafras Stomp, and a Tasty Dessert Potluck: Friday, September 30, 2016 — 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening of stylish contra dancing, amazing music, and sweet treats at American Legion Post #43, 143 Church Street in Belfast. Calling this special Fifth Friday dance, in her eagerly awaited first visit to Belfast, is Lisa Greenleaf. Based in the Boston area, Lisa travels the country and beyond, teaching and calling for dances, camps, and festivals. She’s widely acclaimed for her humor, high-energy calling, and clear teaching of zesty, flowing dances. Sharing the Flying Shoes stage with Lisa will be:

Sassafras Stomp

When they’re not at work at their Songbird Farm, in Unity, Johanna Davis and Adam Nordell fill their calendar with a coast-to-coast slate of concerts, workshops, weddings, and dances. The Sassafras Stomp website describes their fiddle-and-guitar sound as “sweet, high-energy folk music.” Threading freely through the Celtic, New England, Acadian, and old time traditions, it’s a style that feels contemporary yet deep-rooted.

Joining Johanna and Adam will be multi-instrumentalist and local legend John Pranio. Co-founder of the North Whitefield Contra Dance, a member of the Henry Road dance band, and a favorite instructor at Maine Fiddle Camp, Pranio is known for his elegant musicianship, unerring good taste, and tireless efforts to inject Beatles music into the standard contra dance repertoire.

  • Johanna Davis—fiddle
  • Adam Nordell—guitar and foot percussion
  • John Pranio—fiddle, banjo, harmonica, and mandolin

Sound provided by Eric Weest Johnson