☼ ☼ ☼ Nelson Second Saturday Contra Dance | Trip to Nelson

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The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Nelson Second Saturday Contra Dance on June 8th, featuring Isabella Diemand calling with Trip to Nelson.

Caller “Bella” Diemand is presenting her first full evening of dances. A long-time dancer, she has been mentored over the past year by experienced callers at the Monadnock Folklore Society.

Trip to Nelson is a contra dance band born in the Nelson Town Hall. Primarily young players under the age of 20, they play in a style that is both innovative and respectful of the tradition of contra dance music.

The band consists of:

Matt Garland: flute, whistle, accordion

Richard Backes: guitar, mandolin, fiddle, accordion

Lizza Backes: flute, whistle, concertina

Gordon Peery: piano, guitar


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.