“The Essence of the Past Driving the Spirit of the Future”
The theme this year is “Keeping the Flame Alive”! Let’s talk about sharing the dance and music that we love.
The performers were chosen this year because of their background in the New England tradition and their outreach beyond the folk community, especially into the elementary schools.
When & Where: Sunday January 16th, 2-4:30 PM (EST) Online via Zoom link
Performers: George Wilson & Selma Kaplan, Andy Davis, Peter Amidon, Mary Alice Amidon, Mary Cay Brass.
Cost: The event is free and open to all who register but donations are needed and welcomed. Your donation will support the production of the event and our scholarships.
Scholarships: In step with our theme this year we are offering four scholarships to leaders and musicians. They would do outreach through schools, community centers. and local events, with the aim of sharing their knowledge and passion of traditional music, song or dance.
Application details here.
Questions: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Lots of interesting historical events taking place at the Living History weekend in Hillsborough NH August 16th and 17th. More info at http://livinghistoryeventnh.com
The Nelson Shape Note Singers will perform at 2 PM on Sunday August 17th.
Join the Monadnock Folklore Society at Greenerborough in Peterborough NH all day on Saturday, May 4th.
Part home show, part tech fair, part farmer’s market, and fun-filled festival with music, sheep dog demonstrations and more, Greenerborough is entertaining and informative for folks of all ages and with a wide variety of interests.
The Monadnock Folklore Society will have an information table, many of our contra dance musicians will be playing tunes throughout the day, there will be a FLASH CONTRA at 1:15 PM (shhhh, it’s a secret), the Morris teams will dance at 3 PM, and we’ll have the regular First Saturday Dance at 8 PM.
For full information, visit the Greenerborough web page.
The New England Folk Festival Association in collaboration with the Center for the Humanities at the University of New Hampshire invites you to join us to celebrate our New England music and dance traditions. This weekend is named in honor of Ralph Page, who was pivotal in sustaining and reviving traditional contra and square dancing in New England.
Visit the web site for this event.
The 2010 Weekend Staff:
Weekend Callers: Lisa Greenleaf & Tony Parkes
Latter Day Lizards: Dave Langford, Bill Tomczak & Peter Barnes
Old New England: Jane Orzechowski, Deanna Stiles & Bob McQuillen
White Cockade: Vince O’Donnell, Ralph Jones, Sylvia Miskoe, Cal Howard, RP Hale & Allan Chertok
Retrospective dance session: Marcie Van Cleave & Sylvia Miskoe will lead a celebration of the truly inspirational and varied life of Marianne Taylor.
The Monadnock Folklore Society has been approved for an FY2010 New Hampshire State Council on the Arts Mini Grant to support performances at the upcoming Ralph Page Dance Legacy Weekend.
Supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts