☼ ☼ ☼ Peterborough 1st Saturday Contra Dance | Pete Sutherland

The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Peterborough, NH First Saturday Contra Dance on January 5th, featuring Steve Zakon-Anderson calling with Pete Sutherland, Oliver Scanlon, and Peter Siegel.

Dance caller Steve Zakon-Anderson has been leading contra dances for over 25 years. He has performed at dance camps and festivals from Alaska to Florida. Steve’s clear teaching,precise calling and sense of humor have made him a favorite of dancers of all ages and abilities.

The well-known multi-instrumentalist and troubadour Pete Sutherland has decades of concert touring, teaching and studio production behind him, but still loves to lay down the dance groove with his inventive fiddle playing.  As often as possible these days he is found on the bandstand in the company of Oliver Scanlon. A junior at Lake Champlain Waldorf High School, Oliver has absorbed much of his mentor’s phrasing and dynamics and their tight twin fiddling (and Oliver’s mandolin) are energizing dancers in an ever-widening range from their northern Vermont base. They’ll be ably backed in Peterborough by the inimitable Peter Siegel on guitar.

The dancing begins at 8:00 PM, with an optional introductory workshop beforehand. Admission is $8 or $6 for students and seniors. The dance takes place in the historic Town House in Peterborough, NH at 1 Grove Street. 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.