☼ Contra Dance: Nelson NH Town Hall | Caller: Lisa Sieverts | Music: Mary Lea and Gordon Peery

Saturday, June 14th

Lisa Sieverts with Mary Lea and Gordon Peery
Beginner’s Workshop 7:30
Dance 8:00 – 11:30
Admission: $8 / $6 seniors, students
For information: 603.827.3044 or E-mail: Lisa Sieverts

Lisa Sieverts is the caller for the Nelson contra dance on Saturday, June 14th.  Lisa has been contra dancing since the late 1960s, when she first attended Nelson and Fitzwilliam dances. She has been calling since 1994, and was active in the Idaho and Seattle dance scene before moving to Nelson a few years ago. She enjoys “bridging the gap” between traditional and modern flavors of contra dancing.

Providing music for the dance: Mary Lea, of Brattleboro, VT on fiddle, and Gordon Peery of Peterborough, NH on piano. Mary plays many genres of music, ranging from the couple and quadrille music of the 19th and early 20th century, including ragtime, tango and blues, and she also has a repertoire of South American music. Her playing has taken her all over the world, and it will be a treat to have her playing so close to home. She plays in a very rich style, which will be well suited for accompaniment by Gordon’s orchestral piano sound.  

Everyone is welcome to this dance: if you are new to contra dancing, take advantage of the 1/2 beginners workshop at 7:30. The dance starts at 8:00. Admission is $8.00, $6.00 for senior citizens and students.