The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Nelson Second Saturday Contra Dance on April 14th, featuring Marguerite Durant calling with Brendan Carey Block and Eric McDonald.
Marguerite Durant is a dance caller and music educator living in Brattleboro, VT. A native of West Newbury, Massachusetts, Marguerite remembers Dudley Laufman leading dances at her elementary school, but it wasn’t until a many years later at a summer graduate course near Glen Echo that she rediscovered contra dancing. She teaches elementary general music in the Greenfield MA Public Schools.
Constantly in pursuit of the boundaries of the violin, twenty-seven year-old Brendan Carey Block (the 2000 – 2001 US National Junior Scottish Fiddle Champion) has been performing since the age of ten. His love for the traditional fiddle music of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, has had a big part in crafting his current innovative and energetic sound which incorporates Jazz and Rock elements.
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 or visit www.monadnockfolk.org. The Monadnock Folklore Society has presented contra dances and concerts of traditional music since 1982.
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.