Nelson Town Hall
Dancing 8 – 11:30
Admission $8 / $6 seniors, students
Chris Weiler will call to music by Nor’easter at the upcoming Nelson Second Saturday Contra Dance on July 11th.
Nor’easter plays a joyous, inspired blend of styles, including Irish, Scottish, New England, French-Canadian, and old-time. The Boston Celtic Music Festival has this to say about Nor’easter: “A splendid exponent of the exciting new-generation contra dance scene that has blossomed in Boston, and throughout New England, in the past decade.” They are based in Arlington, MA, and this year, the group was the recipient of a Band Mentoring Project grant from the national Country Dance and Song Society (www.cdss.org). Nor’easter is Cedar Stanistreet on fiddle, Julie Vallimont playing piano and accordion and Max Newman on guitar, mandolin, and banjo. Chris Weiler joins as caller from southern New Hampshire, and is known for his calm teaching style and rich repertoire of dances.
The evening opens with a new dancer orientation at 7:30 PM, and dancing starts at 8:00. Beginners and singles are welcome and all dances are taught throughout the evening. Admission is $8, $6 for senior citizens and students.