The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Nelson Second Saturday Contra Dance on December 14th, featuring Adam Boyce calling and playing with Richard Backes and Gordon Peery.
As of Saturday 12/14 AM, we are planning to hold this dance.
In 2012, some pictures were found that were taken at a Nelson dance in 1941. It is our hope to recreate the look and feel of that dance. Thus, 1941 attire is suggested though not required.
Adam Boyce, a 10th generation Vermonter, is a fiddler, composer, piano player, contra dance prompter and square dance caller. He has been involved with nearly every aspect of fiddle contests in New England since 1994, including judge, piano backup, as well as competitor. He was the 2000 Vermont division champion at the Northeast Fiddlers contest in Barre, Vermont, and has placed in nearly every New England state.
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.