The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Nelson Second Saturday Contra Dance on September 14th, featuring Ron Blechner with Randy Miller, Roger Kahle, and Ross Kahle.
Randy Miller, known for his classic music book, The New England Fiddler’s Repertoire, will share his vast knowledge of traditional dance music with guitarist Roger Kahle. Ross Kahle joins his father, playing the Irish bodhran and tenor banjo.
The Nelson contra dance encourages newer dance callers, and Ron Blechner is a young caller who recently “graduated” from master caller Bob Isaac’s workshop.
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 at 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.
Photo credit: Vital Signs Video/David Pasternack