The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Nelson Second Saturday Contra Dance on December 10th, featuring Mary Wesley calling with Carey Bluhm, Max Nunnemaker and Gordon Peery.
Mary is one of the founding members of the Mad Robin Caller’s Collective in Burlington, VT, a group is dedicated to supporting young callers as they learn the contradance tradition. She is also an active board member of Young Tradition Vermont, a non-profit fostering youth involvement in traditional dance and music.
Dr. Carey Bluhm of Fitzwilliam mixes southern and northern fiddling styles with equal facility. Classically-trained saxophonist Max Nunnemaker will alternate between the horn and fretless bass, while Nelson’s own Gordon Peery provides piano accompaniment.
Dancing begins at 8:00 PM. Beginners and singles are welcome — there is a short orientation before the dance for early arrivals — and all dances are taught throughout the evening. Admission is $8, $6 for senior citizens and students. For more information call 603.762.0235 or visit http://www.monadnockfolk.org. The Monadnock Folklore Society has presented contradances and concerts of traditional music since 1982.