Dudley Laufman will lead the dancing at a special Saturday Contra Dance in Harrisville, NH, on August 9th.
On an episode of the NH Public Radio program, The Exchange, host Laura Knoy said, “When he raised the roof at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965 with his country orchestra, Dudley Laufman energized the youthful crowd and helped re-light the torch for traditional country dancing that had been carried at the time by a few old-timers.” Dudley was named a National Heritage Fellow in 2009, and received the NH Council of the Arts Folk Heritage award in 2001.
Dancing begins at 8:00 PM. Beginners and singles are welcome and all dances are taught throughout the evening.
Admission is only $2, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous benefactor. The dance takes place in the historic Granite Mill, 69 Main Street in Harrisville, NH. For more information call (603) 313-3321.