☼ ☼ ☼ Contra Dance | Nelson | Nils Fredland Skip Gorman & Gordon Peery

Nelson Town Hall
Admission $8 / $6 seniors, students

Newcomers Workshop at 7:30 – everyone welcome

Nils Fredland calls dances all over the country, and enjoys a reputation as one of the finest, most enthusiastic, and encouraging dance callers on the scene today. Aren’t we lucky that he lives right in Keene, and is part of our local dance community. Nils teaches the dances so well that often he can stop calling part way through the dance and take out his trombone, to supplement the fiddle and piano.

Skip Gorman is depicted here in his cowboy regalia, which goes along with his work as a singer of cowboy songs. He’s also a renown mandolin player in the tradition of Bill Monroe. But for this dance you’ll here Skip in yet another area of expertise, playing the fiddle. He is a master of capturing the subtleties of whatever genre of music the tune is: Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, French Canadian, or New England.

Pianist Gordon Peery has played piano with Skip on several of Skip’s recordings of cowboy songs, as well has several tracks on Skip’s latest recordings, Halloween Hornpipe and Yankee Porridge. And they have been playing together for contra dances since some time in the last century.

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.