☼ ☼ ☼ Peterborough First Saturday Contra Dance

The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Peterborough NH First Saturday Contra Dance on March 7th, featuring Dave Eisenstadter calling with Rodney Miller and Jeremiah McLane.

Musician Rodney Miller is widely considered to be the foremost exponent of New England style fiddling. Over the past thirty years Miller has toured the United States, Canada, the British Isles, Australia and Denmark and he has recorded over ten albums. In l983, Rodney was designated a “Master Fiddler” by the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2014, Rodney Miller was appointed by NH Gov. Hassan as the current “Artist Laureate of New Hampshire.”

The music of composer, accordionist, and pianist Jeremiah McLane is a unique blend of Franco-American, Celtic, jazz, and roots influenced music that is at once exuberant and introspective.

Dave Eisenstadter learned to call contra dances at the Nelson NH contra dance and now performs around New England. He is also a journalist who began his career writing for the Peterborough NH Ledger-Transcript and the Keene Sentinel.

The dancing begins at 8:00 PM, with an optional introductory workshop beforehand. Admission is $10 or $7 for students and seniors. The dance also hosts an open jam session for beginning and intermediate musicians from 6:45 – 7:30 PM.

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.