☼ ☼ ☼ Nelson 2nd Saturday Contra Dance

Nelson Town Hall
Admission $8 / $6 seniors and students

Beginner’s Workshop 7:30

The Dead Sea Squirrels is a string band with a twist.  Our tunes come mainly from the Southern US, but because we play for contra dances, our repertoire is made up of danceable tunes arranged in medleys designed to closely match and enhance the movements of the particular contra dance being taught/called.  We tend to push the boundaries of the southern style with spontaneous fiddle and fiddle/guitar harmonies.

Members of the band consist of Craig Edwards and Cathy Mason on twin fiddles or fiddle/banjo, and Henry Yoshimura on guitar.  We have played and toured widely on the East Coast, and have rocked the house at venues including the Cambridge VFW dance, Glen Echo, MD, Shepherdstown, WV, Glenside, PA, Bethlehem, PA and many others, as well as dance and music weekends and festivals, most recently, The Folk Project in New Jersey.

Band members are active musicians in many other bands as well, including: The Zydecats, Grand Bois Cajun Band, The Rhythm Method String Band and The Brazen Hussies.