☼ ☼ ☼ English Country Dance | Nelson | Dan Popowich | Jacqueline Schwab & Mary Lea

Join us for the Winter into Spring series of English Country Dances in the Nelson Town Hall.

Dance leader Dan Popowich will be joined by musicians Mary Lea on fiddle and Jacqueline Schwab at the piano. Daniel Popowich has been dancing and leading dance for over twenty years. Daniel is also an actor working in professional and community theatre and film throughout western Massachusetts. Mary Lea is a Brattleboro-based fiddler with a worldwide reputation for playing a wide range of dance music. Performing dance music since 1978, Mary is a founding member of Bare Necessities, known here and abroad as the benchmark of English country dance music. In the past 25 years, Mary has toured extensively throughout the United States playing for concerts, dance weeks and weekend events. Besides producing 3 solo CDs of couple dance music, Mary has played on at least 25 others, including 15 by the band Bare Necessities. Pianist Jacqueline Schwab has also toured the United States and England, inspiring people on the country dance floor through her performances with the Bare Necessities group.

Tea will be served.

Jacqueline Schwab will also present a solo piano concert that evening at 7 PM. Tickets for both the dance and concert can be purchased only in advance for the special price of $18 at https://www.monadnockfolk.org.

Beginners and singles are welcome and all dances are taught throughout the session. Admission is $10, $8 for senior citizens and students. For more information call 603.762.0235 or visit https://www.monadnockfolk.org.

Admission: $10, $8 for students, seniors

Information: contrainfo@monadnockfolk.org or (603) 762-0235

A wonderful caller will teach and prompt lovely and accessible dances that will please both English dance aficionados and those new to the pleasures of English Country Dancing.

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