May 152013
 

imagesThe Solstice Sisters return for a celebration of the Summer Solstice on June 22 at 8:00 PM at the Nelson Town Hall. Admission is $10/$8(Sr/Jr).

Alouette Iselin, Melanie Everard, Kim Wallach, Allison Aldrich, and Heather Bower have been a mainstay of our Winter Solstice party for years, presenting a program of original and traditional and sometimes just wacky seasonal music. They decided that getting together for the solstice concert was so much fun that it was a shame it was only once a year. But wait …….. there are two solstices in the calendar year, what better excuse could there be?

So come celebrate the Summer Solstice, Fathers Day, the end of black fly season, St. John’s Day, the longest day of the year, Midsummer, Ivan Kupala night, Wianki, Jani, the shortest night of the year, the Red Sox or whatever floats your boat with a selection of music that only the Solstice Sisters could put together.

 Posted by on May 15, 2013 at 7:02 pm
May 102013
 

Mary Wesley
with Anadama
Amelia Mason, Emily Troll, and Bethany Waickman

The dance takes place in the Stone Church at the corner of Main and Grove Streets, just north of the post office in downtown Brattleboro, VT. The Stone Church features a lovely wooden dance floor and excellent acoustics in a convenient location.

Timing, Pricing & Shoes

The dance starts at 7:15 with a workshop for beginners, and continues with dancing for all from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. Admission is $10 ($7 students/seniors/low income). Beginners are welcome; all the dances will be taught. You don’t need to come with a partner; other friendly dancers will dance with you. Please bring a pair of clean, soft-soled, non-street shoes for dancing. This will help to protect the old wood floor and keep the hall clean.

Slow jam

We welcome musicians to hang out and play tunes together at a slow, informal jam session before every dance. All instruments and skill levels are welcome starting at 5:30 PM and going until around 6:30.

May 102013
 

Elixir
Nils Fredland, calling/trombone
Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, fiddle
Anna Patton, clarinet
Jesse Readlynn, trumpet
Owen Morrison, guitar/feet

The dance takes place in the Stone Church at the corner of Main and Grove Streets, just north of the post office in downtown Brattleboro, VT. The Stone Church features a lovely wooden dance floor and excellent acoustics in a convenient location.

Timing, Pricing & Shoes

The dance starts at 7:15 with a workshop for beginners, and continues with dancing for all from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. Admission is $10 ($7 students/seniors/low income). Beginners are welcome; all the dances will be taught. You don’t need to come with a partner; other friendly dancers will dance with you. Please bring a pair of clean, soft-soled, non-street shoes for dancing. This will help to protect the old wood floor and keep the hall clean.

Slow jam

We welcome musicians to hang out and play tunes together at a slow, informal jam session before every dance. All instruments and skill levels are welcome starting at 5:30 PM and going until around 6:30.

May 102013
 

Quena Crain calling

with

Noreaster’s Cedar Stanistreet on
Fiddle, the great Peter Barnes on Piano, and the mighty David Cantieni on
Flute, Sax, etc. Quena Crain will be calling.

The dance takes place in the Stone Church at the corner of Main and Grove Streets, just north of the post office in downtown Brattleboro, VT. The Stone Church features a lovely wooden dance floor and excellent acoustics in a convenient location.

Timing, Pricing & Shoes

The dance starts at 7:15 with a workshop for beginners, and continues with dancing for all from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. Admission is $10 ($7 students/seniors/low income). Beginners are welcome; all the dances will be taught. You don’t need to come with a partner; other friendly dancers will dance with you. Please bring a pair of clean, soft-soled, non-street shoes for dancing. This will help to protect the old wood floor and keep the hall clean.

Slow jam

We welcome musicians to hang out and play tunes together at a slow, informal jam session before every dance. All instruments and skill levels are welcome starting at 5:30 PM and going until around 6:30.

May 032013
 

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.

 Posted by on May 3, 2013 at 9:27 am