☼ ☼ ☼ Contra Dance | Nelson | Don Primrose ~ Caller | Music by Heathen Creek

Nelson Town Hall
Admission $8 / $6 seniors and students

Beginner’s Workshop 7:30

The amazing Heathen Creek returns to the Nelson Town Hall, with caller Don Primrose at the helm.

Heathen Creek” is what happens when contra music has a head-on collision with Gen-X. Rutman’s scorching fiddle soars while Johannsen (guitar) and Koyama (mandolin) lay down thunder and crunch that is equal parts Keith Murphy and Kurt Cobain. Blissfully tired contra dancers concur — the Heathens are all about rhythm, and they’re dead-on. But the trio plays lush too — sultry digressions full of lilt and peppered with caprice. From Pittsburgh to Peterborough, from Coeur D’Alene to Concord, Heathen Creek has been busting it up for seven years, filling the night with music and generally knocking the socks off all and sundry. rough, from Coeur D’Alene to Concord, Heathen Creek has been busting it up for seven years, filling the night with music and generally knocking the socks off all and sundry. oyama (mandolin) lay down thunder and crunch that is equal parts Keith Murphy and Kurt Cobain. Blissfully tired contra dancers concur — the Heathens are all about rhythm, and they’re dead-on. But the trio plays lush too — sultry digressions full of lilt and peppered with caprice. From Pittsburgh to Peterborough, from Coeur D’Alene to Concord, Heathen Creek has been busting it up for seven years, filling the night with music and generally knocking the socks off all and sundry.

☼ ☼ ☼ Nelson 2nd Saturday Contra Dance

Nelson Town Hall
Admission $8 / $6 seniors and students

Beginner’s Workshop 7:30

The Dead Sea Squirrels is a string band with a twist.  Our tunes come mainly from the Southern US, but because we play for contra dances, our repertoire is made up of danceable tunes arranged in medleys designed to closely match and enhance the movements of the particular contra dance being taught/called.  We tend to push the boundaries of the southern style with spontaneous fiddle and fiddle/guitar harmonies.

Members of the band consist of Craig Edwards and Cathy Mason on twin fiddles or fiddle/banjo, and Henry Yoshimura on guitar.  We have played and toured widely on the East Coast, and have rocked the house at venues including the Cambridge VFW dance, Glen Echo, MD, Shepherdstown, WV, Glenside, PA, Bethlehem, PA and many others, as well as dance and music weekends and festivals, most recently, The Folk Project in New Jersey.

Band members are active musicians in many other bands as well, including: The Zydecats, Grand Bois Cajun Band, The Rhythm Method String Band and The Brazen Hussies.


Open Mike | Dublin

Dublin Open Mike Night at the

Dublin Town Hall
Rt 101, Dublin NH
Parking and Entrance Behind the Hall
Upstairs, Handicapped Accessible

Acoustic musicians, poets and storytellers are welcome to perform solo or accompanied.

Sign up is first come, first served at 6:45 PM the night of the event, see Harry

Harry Lowenthal, a musician based in Dublin, NH, is organizing the second season of the Dublin Open Mike, to be held at the beautifully renovated Dublin Town Hall. The show begins at 7:00 pm. Performance time for each participant will depend on the number of acts that sign up, first come first served. Come to participate or to enjoy your favorite local artists. Donations welcome.