LOCATION: The First Presbyterian Church Parish House, 14 Hanover Road, East Hanover, NJ, a smoke & alcohol free environment
ADMISSION: $10 per adult, $5 per student with Student ID.
TIMES: Beginner’s workshop at 7:30 PM. Dance follows, 8 PM - 11 PM (unless otherwise indicated).
Please carry in clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. Non-dancing children must be supervised at all times. Dance at your own risk.
Steve White – contras Fingerplay: Lisa Bueno – fiddle; Helen White – flute; Jonathan Brandt – piano
White works his white magic with white hot contras as Fingerplay takes us on a white knuckle ride through a white squall of white lightning tunes that are anything but white noise. No need to wait for a white sale; wear your white tie, white gloves or tighty whities and you’ll leave feeling like a white knight.
Dave Rupp – contras Dead Sea Squirrels: Craig Edwards - fiddle, Cathy Mason - fiddle, Henry Yoshimura - guitar
Digging up the Dead Sea Squirrels,
Dave discovers the lost lines of Ecclesiastes:
To everything, Tern, Tern, Tern;
There is a season, Tern, Tern, Tern;
And a time for every contra made in Heaven.
A time to tune, a time to play;
A time for contras, a time for squares;
A time to be ones, a time to be twos;
A time to lead, a time to follow;
A time to balance, a time to swing;
A time to twirl, a time to refrain from twirling;
A time to dance, a time to waltz.
Don Flaherty – contras Off’n Ensemble: Heidi Hammel – hammered dulcimer, english concertina; Steve Smith – guitar; Elliott Schmuckler – upright bass; Bob Yarbrough – flute, whistle, banjo, bodhran
As Off’n Ensemble exhibits their ensemble of euphonics and Don calls his collection of contras, expect an aggregation of allemandes, a coterie of contra corners, a gathering of gypsies, a summation of swings, a panoply of petronellas, a congregation of circles, a throng of twirls, a body of balances, a deluge of dosidos and a horde of heys for our convocation of contradancers.
Ken Gall – contras Entwyned: Twy Bethard – fiddle, keyboard, foot percussion; John Paolillo – mandola, irish bouzouki, octave mandolin
Sue Dupré – contras & squares Wes and Friends: Adam Oleksa - violin; Jane Roberts - cello; Bob Stein - accordion; Wes Steenson - guitar
Joe DePaolo – contras Dance Therapy: Jody Kruskal - Anglo concertina; Marnen Laibow-Koser - piano; Bill Christophersen - fiddle
Ron Blechner – contras Unbowed: Henry Koretzky - mandolin; Jamie O’Brien - guitar