☼ ☼ ☼ Nelson Second Saturday Contra Dance | Greg and Jessie Boardman

Greg-and-Jessie-compThe Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Nelson Second Saturday Contra Dance on July 13th, featuring Chris Weiler with Greg & Jessie Boardman.

Greg and Jessie perform with a host of various folk instruments including: fiddles, viola, cello, guitar, whistle, and pump organ. They are versed in classical and folk (New England, French Canadian and Maritime) traditions, and love them equally. Greg is the founder of Maine Fiddle Camp and has been awarded a Traditional Arts Fellowship by the Maine Arts Commission.

Chris Weiler from northern Vermont joins Greg and Jessie as caller. He is known for his calm teaching style and rich repertoire of dances.

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 at 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 credit: Roger Katz