The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Nelson Second Saturday Contra Dance on April 9th, featuring Dave Eisenstadter calling with Bo Bradham on fiddle and Gordon Peery on piano.
Fiddler Bo Bradham was one of the founding members of David Kaynor’s Greenfield Dance Band. A disciple of Texas Swing legend, Johnny Gimble, Bo has won state Fiddle Contests in Virginia. He has studied with Mark O’Connor, Natalie MacMaster, and Martin Hayes. With his roots in New England and his love of southern music, Bo succeeds at crossing of boundaries between different genres of music. Gordon Peery, of Nelson, NH, plays piano with gusto, appearing with bands such as Celticladda and Airdance. He has played for dances all over America as well as the Shetland Isles and England. He is also known for his jazz trio work, most recently appearing with Swing Set. When he’s not calling contra dances, Dave Eisenstadter is a reporter for the Keene Sentinel.
Dancing begins at 8:00 PM, with a short workshop beforehand. Beginners and singles are welcome and all dances are taught throughout the evening. Admission is $8 or $6 for students and seniors. The dance takes place in the historic Town Hall in Nelson, NH. For more information call 603.762.0235.