Nov 122012
 

December 9, 2012

Rural Vermont Benefit Dance

Rebecca Lay, calling Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, fiddle and friends

The dance takes place in the Stone Church at the corner of Main and Grove Streets, just north of the post office in downtown Brattleboro, VT. The Stone Church features a lovely wooden dance floor and excellent acoustics in a convenient location.

Timing, Pricing & Shoes
The dance starts at 7:15 with a workshop for beginners, and continues with dancing for all from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. Admission is $10 ($7 students/seniors/low income). Beginners are welcome; all the dances will be taught. You don’t need to come with a partner; other friendly dancers will dance with you. Please bring a pair of clean, soft-soled, non-street shoes for dancing. This will help to protect the old wood floor and keep the hall clean.

Slow jam
We welcome musicians to hang out and play tunes together at a slow, informal jam session before every dance. All instruments and skill levels are welcome starting at 5:30 PM and going until around 6:30.

Nov 122012
 

November 25, 2012

Wild Asparagus

The dance takes place in the Stone Church at the corner of Main and Grove Streets, just north of the post office in downtown Brattleboro, VT. The Stone Church features a lovely wooden dance floor and excellent acoustics in a convenient location.

Timing, Pricing & Shoes

The dance starts at 7:15 with a workshop for beginners, and continues with dancing for all from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. Admission is $10 ($7 students/seniors/low income). Beginners are welcome; all the dances will be taught. You don’t need to come with a partner; other friendly dancers will dance with you. Please bring a pair of clean, soft-soled, non-street shoes for dancing. This will help to protect the old wood floor and keep the hall clean.

 

Slow jam
We welcome musicians to hang out and play tunes together at a slow, informal jam session before every dance. All instruments and skill levels are welcome starting at 5:30 PM and going until around 6:30.

Oct 102012
 
CONCERT: Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, in collaboration with the Hallowell Hospice Choir
WHEN:  7:30 PM  – Friday, Nov. 9
WHERE: First Baptist Church, 190 Main St. in Brattleboro VT
TICKETS:  $15 in advance and for seniors / $18 at the door
Tickets available on line at brattleborotix.com
or in person at Everyone’s Books, 23 Elliot St,  Brattleboro VT
or World Eye Bookshop, 156 Main St., Greenfield MA
Music invites us to dance, to cry, to hum and sing, to remember our own story and hear the stories of others. It brings us together, opens us up and heals. New England’s “most inventive string band” (Boston Herald), Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, has been stirring hearts for 12 years now; their shows are mini “agnostic gospel revivals” in which big questions are asked, few are answered, much harmony is sung, and a joyful string band is let loose to dispense its good medicine. For this show, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem team up with Brattleboro’s Hallowell Hospice Choir, which takes the medicine of music right to the bedsides of patients and families journeying towards death. Hallowell will open with a set of music they might bring to a bedside sing; they will join Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem on several songs, including Arbo’s setting of Tennyson’s “Crossing the Bar.”  Come hear this wonderful collaboration of musical forces, a concert both groups have been looking forward to doing together for some time.
Aug 012012
 

The 2012 Labor Day Dawn Dance will take place on Sunday, September 2nd.

http://dawndance.org/2012-dances/labor-day/

The lineup and schedule is as follows:

English Country Dancing

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Barbara Finney calls
with
Mary Lea violin, viola
Emily O’Brien recorders and other winds
Jacqueline Schwab piano

Contra Dancing

8:00 pm – midnight

Wild Asparagus
George Marshall calls, concertina, bodhran
Becky Tracy fiddle
David Cantieni winds, percussion, feet, bombard
Ann Percival piano, guitar, ukelele,vocals
Harry Aceto bass

Couple Dancing 12:10 – 12:30am and Contra Dancing 12:30 – 3:30am

Elixir
Nils Fredland calls/trombone
Ethan Hazzard-Watkins fiddle
Anna Patton clarinet
Jesse Hazzard-Watkins trumpet
Owen Morrison guitar, feet

Contra Dancing 3:30am – 7:00am

Quena Crain calls
with The Russet Trio
Aldo Lavaggi fiddle
Peter Madsen guitar, vocals, percussion, cajon
Jon Suters bass

 

Aug 012012
 

Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 pm at the New England Youth Theater
100 Flat St. in Brattleboro, VT

Tickets: $18 in Advance and $21 at the door
Red Horse Productions (Mary Lea)
Call 802-257-1571 for more information or for reservations
on-line: BrattleboroTix.com
in person: Everyone’s Books in Brattleboro

Nuala Kennedy, Irish singer, flute and whistle player, has been taking the country by storm. Her brilliant flute playing and evocative singing spring from the traditional music of Ireland (where she grew up) and Scotland (where she studied) and from her bottomless imagination. Consummate performer with great on-stage joie-de-vivre, her music takes the audience on a soul-satisfying journey. There is great expressiveness to Nuala’s singing and moodiness in the accompanying instrumentals. Flanked by guitarist Kyle Sanna and fiddler Dana Lyn, the trio ranges from in-the-pocket traditional tunes to sassy and adventurous explorations with surprising harmonic changes, range of textures and the occasional colorful, electronic effect. All three musicians are gifted musicians and performers who delight and inspire their audiences and who have received a rapturous response from audience and press.

Jun 112012
 

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August 26, 2012
Contra Dance at the Stone Church
Main and Grove Streets, Brattleboro, VT

Caller TBA
Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, fiddle
Emily Troll, fiddle/accordion
Josh Van Vliet, guitar

7:30 – 10:30 (beginners lesson 7:15)
$10 / $7 students, seniors, low income

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Brattleboro Dance Schedule
(more info at http://www.brattcontra.org or 802-257-9234)

Jun 112012
 

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August 12, 2012
Contra Dance at the Stone Church
Main and Grove Streets, Brattleboro, VT

Diane Silver, calling
with The Mean Lids

7:30 – 10:30 (beginners lesson 7:15)
$10 / $7 students, seniors, low income

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Brattleboro Dance Schedule
(more info at http://www.brattcontra.org or 802-257-9234)

Jun 112012
 

Contra Dance at the Stone Church
Main and Grove Streets, Brattleboro, VT

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July 8, 2012
Marguerite Durant, calling
Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, fiddle
Anna Patton, clarinet
and friends

7:30 – 10:30 (beginners lesson 7:15)
$10 / $7 students, seniors, low income

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Brattleboro Dance Schedule
(more info at http://www.brattcontra.org or 802-257-9234)

Jun 112012
 

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June 24, 2012
Mary Wesley, calling
Amy Cann, fiddle
Max Newman, guitar/mandolin
Julie Vallimont, piano

7:30 – 10:30 (beginners lesson 7:15)
$10 / $7 students, seniors, low income

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Brattleboro Dance Schedule
(more info at http://www.brattcontra.org or 802-257-9234)

Mar 262012
 

Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St., Brattleboro
$10 at the door
Doors open at 7pm
Music at 7:30pm
Katie Trautz and the Tall Boys: The band features fiddle, guitar, banjo, pedal steel, suitcase drum set and bass, performing original music, old-time, and honky-tonk. The band is touring to celebrate its recent release of a 5-song EP. The group is composed of some of Vermont’s finest musicians including: Michael Roberts (guitar) of Wooden Dinosaur, Asa Brosious (Pedal Steel), Nate Gusakov (Banjo) and his brother Will Gusakov (drums).

http://www.katietrautz.com
http://www.rustybelle.com

Rusty Belle began with the quiet determination to make unique music. Starting in their living rooms and working their way through coffee shops, bars, clubs, listening rooms, concert halls, and festival stages, they developed a style all their own. Rusty Belle swings easily from sweet, simple melodies, whiskey lullabies, blood ballads, busted bluegrass, and folk-punk anthems, to tongue-in-cheek sleaze-rock, glossy-mag candy-pop, and down-home porch-tunes. The remarkable thing is that its all done with honesty and respect for the music. Their shows are never predictable and always dynamic. At their best they will bring to you sweet nostalgia, swaggering poise, drunken logic, and grimy dancing before sending you home with a gentle “goodnight.”