Join us for 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.
This month’s caller, George Marshall, is a full-time musician, caller, and dance teacher who tours nationally year-round. His specialty is teaching and calling New England-style contra dances he has collected himself in his travels. George is renowned for his knack of matching music to dance and for his smooth, concise teaching and presentation. Sharing the Flying Shoes stage with George will be …
A New England contra dancing institution–but way more fun than that sounds–Wild Asparagus has been touring the country, thrilling dancers, and influencing countless other bands since 1984. The band draws on the musical traditions of New England, the British Isles, and Canada, as well as classical music, using a unique combination of instruments that includes not just the mainstays of fiddle, piano, and guitar, but also concertina, bodhran, and–if we’re lucky–the amazing Breton bombarde. Joining Wild Asparagus on bass and tenor guitar will be Corey DiMario, bassist with the transcendent string band Crooked Still, plus a host of other bands, and a favorite instructor at Maine Fiddle Camp.
- Becky Tracy—fiddle
- David Cantieni—woodwinds
- Ann Percival—piano & guitar
- George Marshall—concertina & bodhran
- Corey DiMario—bass & tenor guitar
- Sound by Wild Asparagus
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. Bring along a window fan and get $1 off. For more information: call 338-0979, or email us at [email protected]. Find us on Facebook too!