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: email@example.com
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.
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.