The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Peterborough, NH First Saturday Contra Dance on December 7, featuring Lisa Greenleaf calling with Dave Langford, Jeremiah McLane and Eric McDonald.
Lisa Greenleaf is a contra dance caller known for her humor and community-building attitude, her high-energy calling, and her articulate teaching of zesty and flowing dances. Lisa has been calling for many years throughout the USA and internationally for dances, weekends, and weeklong camps.
Fiddler Dave Langford is an experienced and versatile veteran of 20 years of playing for contra dances. Dave combines multiple styles of fiddling with fierce energy and drive.
The music of composer, accordionist, and pianist Jeremiah McLane is a unique blend of Franco-American, Celtic, jazz, and roots influenced music.
Guitarist Eric McDonald is one of New England’s premier acoustic performers and instructors. Born and raised in the Boston area, Eric studied at Berklee College of Music under the tutelage of John McGann, Eugene Friesen and many other world class musicians.
The dancing begins at 8:00 PM. The dance also hosts a free jam session for beginning and intermediate musicians at 6:30 PM and a workshop for new dancers at 7:30 PM.
Admission is $10 or $7 for students and seniors.
The dance takes place in the historic Town House in Peterborough, NH at 1 Grove Street. 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.