Oct 082010
 

October 10, 2010
Jeff Petrovitch, calling
Jessie Gagne-Hall, fiddle
Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, fiddle
Mary Cay Brass, piano

Contra Dance at the Stone Church
Main and Grove Streets, Brattleboro, VT

7:30 – 10:30 (beginners lesson 7:15)
$10 / $7 students, seniors, low income
Slow jam 5:30 – 6:30

Brattleboro Dance Schedule
(more info at www.ethanhw.com/brattdance or 802-257-9234)

Oct 082010
 

English Country Dance
Sunday afternoon dances in Norwich:

December 12

Dances taught by David Millstone
Music by Trip to Norwich
(Carol Compton & Thal Aylward)

Tracy Hall, Norwich, VT
(corner of Church and Main streets, next to the white Congregational Church)
1 – 4 PM

Sponsored by Muskeg Music
Admission: $8
$1 discount for members of Muskeg Music or Country Dance and Song Society

No experience necessary. Come alone or with a friend. Bring a change of
soft-soled shoes to protect the hall floor. Please bring a snack or beverage to
share with others at the break.
For information, contact <millstone@valley.net>.

Oct 082010
 

English Country Dance
Sunday afternoon dances in Norwich:

November 14

Dances taught by David Millstone
Music by Trip to Norwich
(Carol Compton & Thal Aylward)

Tracy Hall, Norwich, VT
(corner of Church and Main streets, next to the white Congregational Church)
1 – 4 PM

Sponsored by Muskeg Music
Admission: $8
$1 discount for members of Muskeg Music or Country Dance and Song Society

No experience necessary. Come alone or with a friend. Bring a change of
soft-soled shoes to protect the hall floor. Please bring a snack or beverage to
share with others at the break.
For information, contact <millstone@valley.net>.

Oct 082010
 

The APRIL VERCH BAND in Concert
Sunday, November 14 at 7:30 PM at the New England Youth Theater, 100 Flat St. in Brattleboro VT
Tickets: $15 in advance (also for senior and students 18 and younger); $18 at the door
on-line sales at Brattleborotix.com and in person at Everyone’s Books, 23 Elliot St. in Brattleboro VT

April Verch, virtuoso fiddler, vocalist and stepdancer plays a blend of folk, jazz, old-time, bluegrass and roots music woven together with precision, intensity and soul. Hailing from Canada, April is a champion Ottawa Valley stepdancer and fiddler, an acclaimed composer and a vocalist whose voice has been hailed as “absolutely captivating” by the Toronto Star. Her band features Clay Ross on guitar and Cody Walters on bass and banjo. The April Verch Band has toured tirelessly across Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Europe and has established a reputation as consummate performers. They have won over audiences not only with their virtuosity on their respective instruments, but also with their charm, humor and boundless energy on stage. Call 802-257-1571 for more information

Oct 082010
 

The next UVMC 2nd Sunday English Country Dance Music Sessions is:
Sunday, December 12, 2010 7-8:30 PM

Upper Valley Music Center
63 Hanover Street, Lebanon NH.
(Orange stucco building across from Lebanon Listen Store)

Contact / Further Info: Dave Beaufait
dwcdwb@gmail.com
(603)632-5137 (message)

 Posted by on October 8, 2010 at 12:49 pm
Oct 082010
 

The next UVMC 2nd Sunday English Country Dance Music Sessions is:
Sunday, November 14, 2010 7-8:30 PM
Leader Carol Compton
Upper Valley Music Center
63 Hanover Street, Lebanon NH.
(Orange stucco building across from Lebanon Listen Store)

Contact / Further Info: Dave Beaufait
dwcdwb@gmail.com
(603)632-5137 (message)

 Posted by on October 8, 2010 at 12:47 pm
Oct 082010
 

The next UVMC 2nd Sunday English Country Dance Music Sessions is:
Sunday, October 10, 2010 7-8:30 PM
Featuring some of the tunes for the 2010 Strafford Ball
(Donation for use of UVMC space appreciated).

Upper Valley Music Center
63 Hanover Street, Lebanon NH.
(Orange stucco building across from Lebanon Listen Store)

Contact / Further Info: Dave Beaufait
dwcdwb@gmail.com
(603)632-5137 (message)

Oct 082010
 

Peterborough Folk Music Society (a non-profit organization)
2010-11 Series
Chris Smither

Saturday, October 23, 8:00pm
Peterborough Players Theater
Hadley Rd.
Peterborough, NH
Tickets
$18 advanced/$22 day of concert.
See attached for details.

Tickets are now on sale at our web site
plus much more information about the musicians & venue.

www.pfmsconcerts.org

Oct 082010
 

Stop in after a day at the Lakes or Mountains!
When: 2nd Saturday – Oct 9, 2010 Time: 7:30 PM Free Contra Dance Lessons for Beginners
8-11 PM Contra Dance
Cost: $8 First timers 50% savings! Children with adults or college students are also 1⁄2 price
Where: Gilmanton, NH Academy Building – above Town Offices 503 Province Rd, Gilmanton Corners – Rtes 107 & 140
For more information contact: Gale Wood at 603-679-5448 Lynn Durham 603-926-9700 or Jon Hall 603-267-8983 See the web site: http://unix.worldpath.net/~gtwood/

Caller: Frank Woodward Music: New Boston Fancy

This joyful foursome believes in having fun playing their distinctive brand of traditional music, lightly laced with a traditional disregard for tradition. From engaging waltzes and songs to driving can’t- stop-dancing reels, jigs, and more, you can expect music that burns off the vapors of everyday cares and distills your experience p.finest flavors of New England. Frank (Doc) Rudolph on fiddle, Damaris Rohsenow plays the piano
Susan Christie Woodward, on guitar/vocalist & dance caller Frank Woodward (who doubles on double bass) offer listeners music that
sticks with you – as good as a sweet, clear shot of maple syrup, graded “Fancy,” of course!

Oct 062010
 

Gary Sredzienski aka/Creek Man or Accordion Warrior returns to the Nelson Town hall on Friday, October 29 for an 8:00 PM performance of concert music and an excerpt from his ‘Creekman….. The Adventures of the Accordion Playing Merman’ play. Admission is $12/$9(seniors, youth).

Gary  is an exceptionally versatile accordion player whose repertoire encompasses  music from a wide range of world traditions and American music of the 1920s to 1950s.  He also plays 1960’s surf rock, traditional ethnic, and his accordion compositions with his Portsmouth based group, the “Serfs.”  Gary has performed extensively in the United States and abroad in concert settings, festivals, and schools.  In May of 2000 Gary was nominated by Congressman John Sununu to represent NH in a performance at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington DC.   In July of 2000 he performed throughout Romania on a tour sponsored by the Smithsonian Folklife Center, the State Department, and the Governor Jeanne Shaheen of NH.    He represented NH at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC in 1999, performed at the American and National folk festivals and was recently sent to Quebec City for its 400th anniversary as a musical ambassador for NH by Governor Lynch.  Gary has released a number of solo recordings on his own Bellows Music label.  His compositions and music have been featured in a number of feature films and television sound tracks including, Paramount’s “Bad News Bears” and “A Team”, Eddie Murphy’s “Meet Dave,” CBS’s series “Love Monkey,” ABC’s“Dirty Sexy Money”, “Brothers and Sisters”, Paramount’s “A Team”, and NBC’s “The Philanthropist.”  Gary hosts a weekly 1950’s style ethnic radio show, “Polka Party,” on WUNH-FM and has a devoted following.  In 1990, he was sponsored by the Edgewood Center of Portsmouth and his radio show listeners to undertake a national tour, performing for 93 nursing homes in 15 states over a five-week period.  He was named a ‘Point of Light’ for his efforts.   An avid swimmer, in 2008 Gary raised over $17,000 for the Krempels Brain Injury Foundation by being the first in winter to swim six miles from Portsmouth to the Isle of Shoals.  He swam the Piscataqua River for Seacoast Hospice and raised $16,000 for Share Our Strength by swimming 5.5 miles of the York River in an hour and one half in December of 2009.  The NH charitibles Foundation gave a grant to write, produce, and perform a play on Gary’s musical life and swimming adventures through the Harborlight Stage Theater Company entitled ‘Creekman….. The Adventures of the Accordion Playing Merman.’