Jun 012014
 

On Friday June 13, Federated Church of Marlborough is hosting Tracy Grammer and Jim Henry. The concert is at 7PM. Tickets are $15 reserved and $20 at the door. Toadstool in Keene and Peterborough have tickets, or they can be reserved by calling the church office 603-876-3863.

May 212014
 
Memorial Day Dawn Dance is this weekend on Sunday, May 25.
 
The English portion is in the afternoon (2:30-5:30) at the Stone Church.
 
The evening contras begin at 8 PM at the Gibson-Aiken Center on Main St. across from the Stone Church in downtown Brattleboro.
 
It’s advisable to buy all tickets on line.
 
See the web site (<http://www.dawndance.org> for the full line-up of the contra dance.

Afternoon English Dance (2:30-5:30pm) – where tickets are limited to prevent overcrowding…

The English Country Dance portion of the Brattleboro Dawn Dance takes place at the Stone Church (across the street from the Gibson Aiken Center on the corner of Grove and Main streets).

BRAD FOSTER Caller
Rebecca McCallum fiddle
Aldo Fabrizi mandolins
Peter Barnes piano / guitar

English tickets sold separately on line.  <http://www.dawndance.org>
Memorial Day English Dance Ticket,  $10
Good for the English Dance portion (2:30 – 5:30 PM) ONLY.
Available Qty: 37 as of 5/21/14

CONCERT: ALASDAIR FRASER & NATALIE HAAS | Brattleboro

 

Date & Time: Sunday, May 4, 2014 – 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Location: First Baptist Church / 190 Main St. / Brattleboro VT

On tour in early May to celebrate their latest album, “Abundance,” Scottish fiddler, Alasdair Fraser, and cellist, Natalie Haas, will be performing in downtown Brattleboro at the First Baptist Church on Sunday, May 4. Theirs is a concert that spans the courtly traditions of Scottish music to the boisterousness of the pub with haunting Gaelic laments and airs, raucous dance tunes and improvisations based on traditional and recently composed tunes. Acclaimed worldwide, these two consummate performers are passionate and spellbinding. They have an expressive palette and stunning technical range. The duo carries on musical conversations that weave around each other, support one another and playfully exhort and entertain each other and their audiences.
Fraser is recognized as one of the finest fiddle players Scotland has ever produced and tours and leads workshops and performs with cellist Haas all over the world to great acclaim. Their concerts in Brattleboro are especially meaningful to them because of the community of kindred spirits in this area. This is a concert that will leave you entertained, inspired and uplifted.

Doors open at 6:30 PM. Concert at 7PM / 802-257-1571 for more information
TICKETS: $18 in advance, seniors / $21 at the door. For on-line purchase: BrattleboroTix.com. In person, Everyone’s Bookstore, 25 Elliot St., Brattleboro VT; The Toadstool, Colony Mill in Keene NH; World Eye Bookshop, 156 Main St., Greenfield MA.

Mar 152014
 

Date & Time: Sunday, May 4, 2014 – 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Location: First Baptist Church / 190 Main St. / Brattleboro VT

On tour in early May to celebrate their latest album, “Abundance,” Scottish fiddler, Alasdair Fraser, and cellist, Natalie Haas, will be performing in downtown Brattleboro at the First Baptist Church on Sunday, May 4. Theirs is a concert that spans the courtly traditions of Scottish music to the boisterousness of the pub with haunting Gaelic laments and airs, raucous dance tunes and improvisations based on traditional and recently composed tunes. Acclaimed worldwide, these two consummate performers are passionate and spellbinding. They have an expressive palette and stunning technical range. The duo carries on musical conversations that weave around each other, support one another and playfully exhort and entertain each other and their audiences.
Fraser is recognized as one of the finest fiddle players Scotland has ever produced and tours and leads workshops and performs with cellist Haas all over the world to great acclaim. Their concerts in Brattleboro are especially meaningful to them because of the community of kindred spirits in this area. This is a concert that will leave you entertained, inspired and uplifted.

Doors open at 6:30 PM. Concert at 7PM / 802-257-1571 for more information
TICKETS: $18 in advance, seniors / $21 at the door. For on-line purchase: BrattleboroTix.com. In person, Everyone’s Bookstore, 25 Elliot St., Brattleboro VT; The Toadstool, Colony Mill in Keene NH; World Eye Bookshop, 156 Main St., Greenfield MA.

Jan 052014
 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Brattleboro Music Center’s 7th annual Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival will take place on Saturday, January 25th.  This day-long celebration brings together local and regional musicians representing various northern musical traditions including Irish, Scottish, Scandinavian, English and French Canadian.The Northern Roots Festival begins with a full slate of daytime participation and performance activities, including workshops, panels, mini-concerts, pub sessions, dance band prep, and a family dance.

The festival concludes with an evening  performance featuring musicians representing the best of the northern musical traditions.

DAYTIME EVENTS
Workshops for all instruments, Panels, Concerts

Sessions, Dance Band, Family Dance
12:00-5:30 pm

EVENING PERFORMANCE
Featuring the best of Northern Musical Traditions

7:30 pm

2014 MUSICIANS
ARMAND AROMIN, TONY BARRAND, MIA BERTELLI, CAROL COMPTON, DOUG CREIGHTON,, DOUG COX, ANDY DAVIS, LOUISA ENGLE, THE GAWLER FAMILY, LYDIA IEVINS, ROGER KAHLE, ANDREA LARSON, MARY LEA, MEGAN MACARTHUR, RANDY MILLER, KEITH MURPHY, DAN RESTIVO, LISSA SCHNECKENBURGER, BRENDAN TAAFFE, BECKY TRACY

LOCATIONS:
New England Youth Theater, 100 Flat Street
Afternoon Sessions at McNeill’s Brewery

TICKETS: Day $20, Eve. $20, Both $35
Youth(under 12): Day $10, Eve. $10, Both $15
3pm family concert & dance admission $5 at door
Limited evening seating – advance ticket purchase recommended

For TICKETS, DIRECTIONS and SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, visit

 

May 102013
 

Mary Wesley
with Anadama
Amelia Mason, Emily Troll, and Bethany Waickman

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.

May 102013
 

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

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.

May 102013
 

Quena Crain calling

with

Noreaster’s Cedar Stanistreet on
Fiddle, the great Peter Barnes on Piano, and the mighty David Cantieni on
Flute, Sax, etc. Quena Crain will be calling.

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.

Feb 072013
 

The Brattleboro Memorial Day Dawn Dance will be held on Sunday May 26, 2013 at the Gibson Aiken Center at 207 Main Street in Brattleboro, VT. The
Dawn Dance, which takes place each year on Memorial Day and Labor Day,
draws dancers from far and wide for the chance to dance the night away
to a selection of the finest musicians and callers in the country.

The contra dance begins at 8:00pm and ends at 7:00am, and features three
bands and three callers including Lisa Greenleaf with Tidal Wave, Steve
Zakon-Anderson with Perpetual e-Motion, and Maggie Jo Saylor with
Nor’easter.

General admission is $25 ($20 for seniors and students).
For more information , go to www.dawndance.org.

For more information and to purchase tickets, go to http://dawndance.org

Nov 122012
 

December 23, 2012

Caller TBA

Mary Lea, 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.