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Monadnock Folklore Society

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October 2017

☼ ☼ ☼ Peterborough Fall Ball 2017

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Peterborough Town House, 1 Grove Street
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$25

Enjoy the foliage on your way to the… 23rd Annual Fall Ball ALL DAY CONTRA DANCE at the Peterborough Town House Peterborough, NH Saturday October 21, 2017 Dancing from 12:00 Noon to 12:00 Midnight featuring the following performers: Les Z Boys, Wild Asparagus, Russet Trio, Nova with callers Susan Petrick, George Marshall, Rick Mohr and Frannie Marr Admission $25.00 (under 25 years old, pay your age) For information and directions call Steve & Bettie @ 413-369-4369   Sponsored by the Monadnock Folklore…

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☼ ☼ ☼ Nelson Monday Night Dance

October 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 25, 2017

Nelson Town Hall, 7 Nelson Common Road
Nelson, 03457 United States
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$3

8:00 – 10:30 every Monday Donation $3.00 Free cookies The Nelson Monday Night Dance is an informal dance featuring a variety of callers and musicians, from local regulars to visiting dignitaries. An effort is made to identify and welcome beginners, and several of our regular dancers are always willing to offer a few tips. But if you arrive at the dance and feel lost, don’t hesitate to speak to the caller or someone else that looks like they know what…

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☼ ☼ ☼ Nelson Monday Night Dance

October 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 25, 2017

Nelson Town Hall, 7 Nelson Common Road
Nelson, 03457 United States
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$3

8:00 – 10:30 every Monday Donation $3.00 Free cookies The Nelson Monday Night Dance is an informal dance featuring a variety of callers and musicians, from local regulars to visiting dignitaries. An effort is made to identify and welcome beginners, and several of our regular dancers are always willing to offer a few tips. But if you arrive at the dance and feel lost, don’t hesitate to speak to the caller or someone else that looks like they know what…

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November 2017

☼ ☼ ☼ Sacred Harp Sing | Nelson

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 8, 2017

Nelson Library Lower Level, 1 Nelson Common Road
Nelson, NH 03457 United States
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Free

NO experience is necessary. If you think this sounds interesting, we'd love to have you come listen and give it a try.  We will have several extra books to lend for the session.  If you've sung shape-note songs in the past and are ready for more singing close to home, we're eager to meet you and have you join us, too.  We sing in the lower level meeting room at the Nelson Library. If you want directions, please email shapenote@monadnockfolk.org.

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☼ ☼ ☼ Peterborough First Saturday Contra Dance

November 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Peterborough Town House, 1 Grove Street
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$7 - $10

The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Peterborough, NH First Saturday Contra Dance on November 4th, featuring Dugan Murphy calling with Dave Langford and Karen Axelrod. Fiddler Dave Langford is an experienced and versatile veteran of 20 years of playing for contra dances, weddings, parties and late night sessions. Dave combines multiple styles of fiddling with fierce energy and drive. Karen Axelrod plays piano for contra and couple dances. She is known for her lyrical, yet danceable, playing. Dugan Murphy is…

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Monadnock Pub Sing | Marlborough NH

November 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2017

Main Crust Pizza, 137 Main Street
Marlborough, NH United States
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A pub sing for east of the Connecticut River, west of Monadnock. Location: www.maincrustpizza.net Street view-Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/KmRMG5ydybt _______________________________________ Bring your best shanties, plow tunes and drinking songs to Marlborough the first Sunday of the month in what we hope is a continuing regular series of pub sings. We would ask that you leave the musical instruments behind and choose songs that you can lead from memory, hopefully with a rousing chorus.

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☼ ☼ ☼ Nelson Monday Night Dance

November 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 25, 2017

Nelson Town Hall, 7 Nelson Common Road
Nelson, 03457 United States
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$3

8:00 – 10:30 every Monday Donation $3.00 Free cookies The Nelson Monday Night Dance is an informal dance featuring a variety of callers and musicians, from local regulars to visiting dignitaries. An effort is made to identify and welcome beginners, and several of our regular dancers are always willing to offer a few tips. But if you arrive at the dance and feel lost, don’t hesitate to speak to the caller or someone else that looks like they know what…

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☼ ☼ ☼ Jeff Warner Concert | Nelson

November 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Nelson Town Hall, 7 Nelson Common Road
Nelson, 03457 United States
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Free

The Monadnock Folklore Society presents a concert on Friday, November 10th, commemorating the 250th anniversary of the founding of the town of Nelson, featuring folklorist Jeff Warner performing Songs of Old New Hampshire. Drawing heavily on the repertoire of traditional singer Lena Bourne Fish (1873-1945) of Jaffrey and Temple, New Hampshire, Jeff Warner offers the songs and stories that, in the words of Carl Sandburg, tell us “where we came from and what brought us along.” These ballads, love songs…

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☼ ☼ ☼ Sacred Harp Sing | Nelson

November 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2017

Nelson Library Lower Level, 1 Nelson Common Road
Nelson, NH 03457 United States
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Free

NO experience is necessary. If you think this sounds interesting, we'd love to have you come listen and give it a try.  We will have several extra books to lend for the session.  If you've sung shape-note songs in the past and are ready for more singing close to home, we're eager to meet you and have you join us, too.  We sing in the lower level meeting room at the Nelson Library. If you want directions, please email shapenote@monadnockfolk.org.

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☼ ☼ ☼ Nelson Monday Night Dance

November 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 25, 2017

Nelson Town Hall, 7 Nelson Common Road
Nelson, 03457 United States
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$3

8:00 – 10:30 every Monday Donation $3.00 Free cookies The Nelson Monday Night Dance is an informal dance featuring a variety of callers and musicians, from local regulars to visiting dignitaries. An effort is made to identify and welcome beginners, and several of our regular dancers are always willing to offer a few tips. But if you arrive at the dance and feel lost, don’t hesitate to speak to the caller or someone else that looks like they know what…

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☼ ☼ ☼ Sacred Harp Sing | Nelson

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2017

Nelson Library Lower Level, 1 Nelson Common Road
Nelson, NH 03457 United States
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Free

NO experience is necessary. If you think this sounds interesting, we'd love to have you come listen and give it a try.  We will have several extra books to lend for the session.  If you've sung shape-note songs in the past and are ready for more singing close to home, we're eager to meet you and have you join us, too.  We sing in the lower level meeting room at the Nelson Library. If you want directions, please email shapenote@monadnockfolk.org.

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☼ ☼ ☼ Nelson Monday Night Dance

November 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 25, 2017

Nelson Town Hall, 7 Nelson Common Road
Nelson, 03457 United States
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$3

8:00 – 10:30 every Monday Donation $3.00 Free cookies The Nelson Monday Night Dance is an informal dance featuring a variety of callers and musicians, from local regulars to visiting dignitaries. An effort is made to identify and welcome beginners, and several of our regular dancers are always willing to offer a few tips. But if you arrive at the dance and feel lost, don’t hesitate to speak to the caller or someone else that looks like they know what…

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☼ ☼ ☼ Peterborough Thanksgiving Eve Contra 2017

November 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Peterborough Town House, 1 Grove Street
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$12

The annual Thanksgiving Eve Contra with Steve Zakon-Anderson calling with Nova No workshop Dancing 8:00 to 11:30 $10 admission Peterborough Town Hall 1 Grove Street Peterborough, NH 03458

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☼ ☼ ☼ Nelson Monday Night Dance

November 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 25, 2017

Nelson Town Hall, 7 Nelson Common Road
Nelson, 03457 United States
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$3

8:00 – 10:30 every Monday Donation $3.00 Free cookies The Nelson Monday Night Dance is an informal dance featuring a variety of callers and musicians, from local regulars to visiting dignitaries. An effort is made to identify and welcome beginners, and several of our regular dancers are always willing to offer a few tips. But if you arrive at the dance and feel lost, don’t hesitate to speak to the caller or someone else that looks like they know what…

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December 2017

☼ ☼ ☼ Peterborough First Saturday Contra Dance

December 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2017

Peterborough Town House, 1 Grove Street
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$7 - $10

The dancing begins at 8:00 PM. The dance also hosts a free jam session for beginning and intermediate musicians at 6:30 PM and a workshop for new dancers at 7:30 PM. 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.

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Monadnock Pub Sing | Marlborough NH

December 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2017

Main Crust Pizza, 137 Main Street
Marlborough, NH United States
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A pub sing for east of the Connecticut River, west of Monadnock. Location: www.maincrustpizza.net Street view-Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/KmRMG5ydybt _______________________________________ Bring your best shanties, plow tunes and drinking songs to Marlborough the first Sunday of the month in what we hope is a continuing regular series of pub sings. We would ask that you leave the musical instruments behind and choose songs that you can lead from memory, hopefully with a rousing chorus.

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☼ ☼ ☼ Nelson Monday Night Dance

December 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 25, 2017

Nelson Town Hall, 7 Nelson Common Road
Nelson, 03457 United States
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$3

8:00 – 10:30 every Monday Donation $3.00 Free cookies The Nelson Monday Night Dance is an informal dance featuring a variety of callers and musicians, from local regulars to visiting dignitaries. An effort is made to identify and welcome beginners, and several of our regular dancers are always willing to offer a few tips. But if you arrive at the dance and feel lost, don’t hesitate to speak to the caller or someone else that looks like they know what…

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☼ ☼ ☼ Sacred Harp Sing | Nelson

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 8, 2017

Nelson Library Lower Level, 1 Nelson Common Road
Nelson, NH 03457 United States
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Free

NO experience is necessary. If you think this sounds interesting, we'd love to have you come listen and give it a try.  We will have several extra books to lend for the session.  If you've sung shape-note songs in the past and are ready for more singing close to home, we're eager to meet you and have you join us, too.  We sing in the lower level meeting room at the Nelson Library. If you want directions, please email shapenote@monadnockfolk.org.

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☼ ☼ ☼ Sacred Harp Sing | Nelson

December 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2017

Nelson Library Lower Level, 1 Nelson Common Road
Nelson, NH 03457 United States
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Free

NO experience is necessary. If you think this sounds interesting, we'd love to have you come listen and give it a try.  We will have several extra books to lend for the session.  If you've sung shape-note songs in the past and are ready for more singing close to home, we're eager to meet you and have you join us, too.  We sing in the lower level meeting room at the Nelson Library. If you want directions, please email shapenote@monadnockfolk.org.

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☼ ☼ ☼ Nelson Monday Night Dance

December 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 25, 2017

Nelson Town Hall, 7 Nelson Common Road
Nelson, 03457 United States
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$3

8:00 – 10:30 every Monday Donation $3.00 Free cookies The Nelson Monday Night Dance is an informal dance featuring a variety of callers and musicians, from local regulars to visiting dignitaries. An effort is made to identify and welcome beginners, and several of our regular dancers are always willing to offer a few tips. But if you arrive at the dance and feel lost, don’t hesitate to speak to the caller or someone else that looks like they know what…

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☼ ☼ ☼ Nelson Monday Night Dance

December 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Nelson Town Hall, 7 Nelson Common Road
Nelson, 03457 United States
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$3

8:00 – 10:30 every Monday Donation $3.00 Free cookies The Nelson Monday Night Dance is an informal dance featuring a variety of callers and musicians, from local regulars to visiting dignitaries. An effort is made to identify and welcome beginners, and several of our regular dancers are always willing to offer a few tips. But if you arrive at the dance and feel lost, don’t hesitate to speak to the caller or someone else that looks like they know what…

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☼ ☼ ☼ Sacred Harp Sing | Nelson

December 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2017

Nelson Library Lower Level, 1 Nelson Common Road
Nelson, NH 03457 United States
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Free

NO experience is necessary. If you think this sounds interesting, we'd love to have you come listen and give it a try.  We will have several extra books to lend for the session.  If you've sung shape-note songs in the past and are ready for more singing close to home, we're eager to meet you and have you join us, too.  We sing in the lower level meeting room at the Nelson Library. If you want directions, please email shapenote@monadnockfolk.org.

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☼ ☼ ☼ Nelson Monday Night Dance

December 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 25, 2017

Nelson Town Hall, 7 Nelson Common Road
Nelson, 03457 United States
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$3

8:00 – 10:30 every Monday Donation $3.00 Free cookies The Nelson Monday Night Dance is an informal dance featuring a variety of callers and musicians, from local regulars to visiting dignitaries. An effort is made to identify and welcome beginners, and several of our regular dancers are always willing to offer a few tips. But if you arrive at the dance and feel lost, don’t hesitate to speak to the caller or someone else that looks like they know what…

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January 2018

☼ ☼ ☼ Peterborough Snow Ball 2018

January 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Peterborough Town House, 1 Grove Street
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$25

The 26th Annual Snow Ball Saturday, January 20th, 2018 Dancing from noon to midnight Pete's Posse,  Buddy System,  Double Date,  Great Bear   with callers Will Mentor, Steve Z-A, Sara Van Norstrand and Nils Fredland (unconfirmed) Admission: $25.00 (under 25 years old, pay your age) Peterborough Town Hall 1 Grove Street Peterborough, NH 03458

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April 2018

☼ ☼ ☼ Peterborough PLAY BALL 2018

April 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Peterborough Town House, 1 Grove Street
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$12 - $16

The 10th Annual Play Ball  Notorious With Carol Ormand 6:30 - 8:50 pm The Latter Day Lizards With Lisa Greenleaf 9:10 - 12 midnight Waltzing from 6-6:30 PM Admission is $16 or $12 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.

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