Nelson Town Hall
Admission $8 / $6 seniors, students
Newcomers Workshop at 7:30 – everyone welcome
The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Nelson Second Saturday Contra Dance on December 8th, featuring Dave Eisenstadter calling with Laurie Indenbaum and Gordon Peery.
Dave Eisenstadter learned to call contra dances at the Nelson NH Town Hall and now performs around New England. He is also a journalist began his career writing for the Peterborough NH Ledger-Transcript. He now writes for the Dedham MA Transcript and wickedlocal.com.
Laurie Indenbaum has been fiddling for dances in New England since 1976. She plays frequently with Andy and Arthur Davis as a member of “Hidden Drive”.
Her fiddling is a hybrid dance style, made up of Quebecois, New England, with a little Old-Time. An interest in Scandinavian fiddling drew Laurie to the Hardanger fiddle, and she occasionally plays tunes of Swedish and Danish origin as well.
Laurie is the business manager for Douglas Cox, violin maker, and plays on his “Cathedrale” Stradivarius model. In addition, she recently edited a collection of Bob McQuillen’s Waltzes, due out soon.
Gordon Peery has played piano for contra dances for over 35 years. His flamboyant yet solid style has been referred to as barrel-house Irish. Gordon was a member of the band Fresh Fish, between 1985 – 1995, and currently plays in a number of creative configurations, including Trip To Nelson. He is very much looking forward to this gig with Laurie, whose playing he has admired for several decades.
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. The Monadnock Folklore Society has presented contra dances and concerts of traditional music since 1982.