Jan 232011
 

The Keene Public Library hosts a monthly free family dance for children and adults of all ages and abilities.

The dance runs from 6:30 – 8:30 PM and admission is FREE.

Family Dances started at the Keene Public Library in the summer of 2003. Now the dances are held the first Friday of each month from November through May. Over the years, the series has become an important library program that helps to develop early literacy skills and is fun too. Folk dancing helps to encourage the basic concepts of rhythm, repetition, sequencing, patterning, predictability, anticipation, musical cues, auditory discrimination, and counting. These are all important early learning skills. Traditional dance also is a great way to introduce children to the world’s rich diversity, to teach the enjoyment of dance, music, and rhythm and to begin a livelong habit of the social enjoyment and physical activity of dancing.

Jan 232011
 

The Keene Public Library hosts a monthly free family dance for children and adults of all ages and abilities.

The dance runs from 6:30 – 8:30 PM and admission is FREE.

Family Dances started at the Keene Public Library in the summer of 2003. Now the dances are held the first Friday of each month from November through May. Over the years, the series has become an important library program that helps to develop early literacy skills and is fun too. Folk dancing helps to encourage the basic concepts of rhythm, repetition, sequencing, patterning, predictability, anticipation, musical cues, auditory discrimination, and counting. These are all important early learning skills. Traditional dance also is a great way to introduce children to the world’s rich diversity, to teach the enjoyment of dance, music, and rhythm and to begin a livelong habit of the social enjoyment and physical activity of dancing.

Jan 232011
 

The Keene Public Library hosts a monthly free family dance for children and adults of all ages and abilities.

This month’s dance will be called by Lisa Sieverts with Gordon Peery on piano and Randy Miller on fiddle. The dance runs from 6:30 – 8:30 PM and admission is FREE.

Family Dances started at the Keene Public Library in the summer of 2003. Now the dances are held the first Friday of each month from November through May. Over the years, the series has become an important library program that helps to develop early literacy skills and is fun too. Folk dancing helps to encourage the basic concepts of rhythm, repetition, sequencing, patterning, predictability, anticipation, musical cues, auditory discrimination, and counting. These are all important early learning skills. Traditional dance also is a great way to introduce children to the world’s rich diversity, to teach the enjoyment of dance, music, and rhythm and to begin a livelong habit of the social enjoyment and physical activity of dancing.

All Family Dances are sponsored by the Friends of the Keene Public Library, the Trustees of the Keene Public Library Endowment Fund, the Keene Sentinel, and Parent Express. Check our online calendar to see who will be performing at our next dance

Jan 232011
 

This event had been canceled due to the weather. It is now scheduled for 4/22.

Barn Dances at High Mowing School, Main Building, Abbott Hill Road in Wilton.

Friday April 1 with caller Mary DesRosiers, music by Conor Sleith and TBA.

Dances start at 7:00 p.m. Suggested Donation $10 or $20/family. Proceeds left after paying musicians will go to the High Mowing Scholarship Fund. Call Amy Conley for more details, 603-249-9560

Jan 232011
 

Barn Dances at High Mowing School, Main Building, Abbott Hill Road in Wilton.

Friday Feb. 4, caller Frank Woodward and music by Paul Lizotte and Amy Conley.

Dances start at 7:00 p.m. Suggested Donation $10 or $20/family. Proceeds left after paying musicians will go to the High Mowing Scholarship Fund. Call Amy Conley for more details, 603-249-9560

Jan 232011
 

Keene Area Community Chorus: Wednesdays 7:00-9:00 starting February 9th (postponed from Feb. 2nd due to weather) at the Monadnock Waldorf High School

A teen and adult chorus for men and women! No sight-singing necessary. Learn to sing traditional songs from America, the Republic of Georgia, South Africa, Bulgaria, Quebec, Corsica, the British Isles and more!

Lynn and Will Rowan, veteran workshop leaders with Northern Harmony and Renewal, teachers for Village Harmony, and members of the award-winning trio Windborne, are leading a World Music Singing workshop in Keene. This teaching duo travels the world collecting songs and is pleased to offer an afternoon of South African, Georgian, Mediterranean and American music, as well as some of Will Rowan’s original compositions. This workshop is an introduction to the type of music the Rowans will be teaching in their new Community Chorus starting in February.

Lynn and Will have an energetic, easy-going teaching style. In singing with them, you learn not only the notes, but also new ways of using one’s voice and you hear stories of all the places these songs come from.

This Chorus is open to men and women ages 13 and up. No previous experience or music-reading ability required.

Information: 802-451-0425 mahoney.rowan@gmail.com

Jan 232011
 

Peterborough, NH: Snow Ball (20th annual)

The original all-day Contra Dance! 12 glorious hours of dancing from Noon-Midnight! 4 great bands & callers!
Peterborough Town House
1 Grove St
Peterborough NH

Adina Gordon with The Stingrays (Rodney Miller, Max Newman, Stuart Kenney)
George Marshall with Wild Asparagus
Steve Zakon-Anderson with Notorious
Lisa Greenleaf with The Latter Day Lizards

Admission $24.00

Balcony Food by the Harrisville Morris Women

Jan 172011
 

Brattleboro Music Center’s 4th Annual

NORTHERN ROOTS TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

Saturday, January 29, Brattleboro, VT

Irish Scottish English Swedish & French Canadian Traditions

$E1 DAYTIME WORKSHOPS, CONCERTS, SESSIONS, FAMILY DANCE 12:00-5:30 pm

$E1 EVENING PERFORMANCE 7:30 pm

FEATURING: MARY ALICE AMIDON, PETER AMIDON, TONY BARRAND, SARAH BLAIR, MARY CAY
BRASS, DAVID CANTIENI, DOUG CREIGHTON, ANDY DAVIS, COREY DIMARIO, JESSIE
GAGNE-HALL, DAN HOUGHTON, LYDIA IEVINS, MARY LEA, ELLY MARSHALL, OWEN MARSHALL,
RANDY MILLER, KEITH MURPHY, GORDON PEERY, LOUISA PUGH, BRUCE SAGAN, LISSA
SCHNECKENBURGER, BECKY TRACY, JEFF WARNER

For Complete Schedule of Events, Tickets and Directions visit
www.bmcvt.org/northernroots
or call 802-257-4523

Jan 132011
 

Mary DesRosiers, dance caller, radio announcer, emcee, and vibrant member of our folk community, lost her home, pets, and all of her possessions in a house fire on November 30th. You can read details about this at www.marydesrosiers.com.

On Sunday, February 13th, there will be a potluck supper and coffeehouse at the Nelson Town Hall. While this event is intended as a small fundraiser (a donation of $5 is requested), it is largely a time to come together, have some fun, and show support for Mary and her family. A large number of local musicians will be performing, and rumor has it that there will be an abundance of joke telling as well.

Perfomers who will be appearing (so far):

Allison Aldrich and Hunt Smith

Alouette Iselin

Kim Wallach

Julie Snow

Gordon Peery

Tim Mowry & Steve Jones

Skip Gorman

 Posted by on January 13, 2011 at 5:21 pm