Aug 292011
 

Peterborough, NH: The Peterborough Fall Ball (17th annual)
Featuring:

Nor’Easter with Will Mentor

Matching Orange with callers of the Mad Robin Collective

Arigana Highway with Rebecca Lay

The Gotham Pioneers with Steve Zakon-Anderson

Description: An all-day Contra Dance celebrating Fall! 4 bands, 4 callers and 12 glorious hours of contra dancing!

noon – midnite

Cost: $22

For more information: (phone): (413) 369-4369; Email: zakon-anderson@comcast.net

Aug 262011
 

The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Peterborough First Saturday Contra Dance on September 3, featuring Steve Zakon-Anderson calling with Old New England — Jane Orzechowski, Deanna Stiles and Bob McQuillen.

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 in the historic Town Hall in Peterborough, NH. For more information: (phone): (413) 369-4369; Email: zakon-anderson@comcast.net

Aug 222011
 

At the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann inaugural meeting in September 1951 it was decided to create a national festival, . Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann ((Festival of Music in Ireland)) is the second biggest festival in Ireland. Sessions, fun-days, pageants, marching bands, competitions, ceili bands, concerts, singing, busking, exhibitions and the arts are all part of the biggest celebration of Irish culture in the world.

Elvie Miller

Elvie Miller

The goal of the Fleadh Cheoil is to establish standards in Irish traditional music through competition. The Fleadh has developed as a mainly competitive event, but also showcases concerts, céilithe, parades, pageants, and street sessions.

The Fleadhanna at each level provide a platform and a meeting place for over 10,000 musicians, who carry on the tradition of playing and cherishing Irish music, songs, and dances.

And when the competitions are over, many impromptu sessions take place which sometimes last until the early hours.

Elvie Miller, daughter of fiddler Rodney Miller, won first place for piano accompaniment in the adult division. Note that Rodney will be featured at the September Nelson Contra Dance on 9/10/11.

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