☼ ☼ ☼ Contra Dance | Nelson | Nils Fredland with Neil and Jane Orzechowski

The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Nelson Second Saturday Contra Dance on May 12th, featuring Nils Fredland calling with Jane Orzechowski and Bob McQuillen.

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, charisma, grace and goofiness with contra dancers coast to coast every weekend. He is known for his technical skill, disarming friendliness, comfortable stage presence, and soothing voice.

Jane Orzechowski was part of the delegation representing New Hampshire at the 1999 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC. She will be joined by Neil Orzechowski on piano.

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 Nelson, NH. 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.

photo of Nils by Jeff Folkins