The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Peterborough, NH First Saturday Contra Dance on September 7th, featuring Nils Fredland calling with Elixir.
Elixir is a high energy contra dance band and caller combination that blends superb calling, driving fiddle and guitar playing, and the rich texture and rhythmic excitement of a full horn section.
Caller Nils Fredland has been making music, leading dances, and bringing people together for 20 years as a teacher; singer; instrumentalist; contra, square, and community dance leader; and workshop leader. He shares his skill and friendliness with contra dancers coast to coast every weekend. He is known for his technical skill, comfortable stage presence, and soothing voice.
Nils Fredland, calling / trombone / vocals
Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, fiddle
Jesse Readlynn, trumpet / flugelhorn
Anna Patton, clarinet / vocals
Owen Morrison, guitar / foot percussion
The dancing begins at 8:00 PM, with an optional introductory workshop beforehand. 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.