Lake City Contra/Old Time Country Dance
Every Thursday at
Schedule of bands and callers:____________________Apr 3-Here is a rare treat! "3 Fiddles, 3 Traditions": Kristian Bugge (Denmark), Jamie Fox (Metis), & Ruthie Dornfeld (USA) presenting wonderful music in a Scandinavian format, honed especially for contras. Jay Finkelstein calls great dances to enhance the experience! http://www.kristianbugge.com/
http://www.ruthiedornfeld.com/Apr 10-"La Famille Léger" (Louis accordion & fiddle, Devon fiddle & foot percussion (les pieds), Dejah piano, guitar & les pieds, and Barbara guitar) keeps the rich tradition of dance music of Acadia and French Canada vitally alive! http://www.lafamilleleger.com/ ; Cheerful caller Cindy Holmes turns the happy dial all the way up. Apr 17-"BAM!" (Brandon Vance on fiddle, Marni Rachmiel on flute & sax, & Anita Anderson on piano) casts a spell on the dance floor that you certainly won't want to miss. Caller Gaye Fifer (Charlottesville, VA) enchants us with a sparkling selection of dances!Apr 24-The délicieux Quebecois music of "Group du Jour" (Clyde Curley, David Cahn, Bill Meyer, & Jerry Gallaher on fiddle, button accordion, banjo, & piano) is our tasty treat of the week! Caller Mary Devlin (Portland) spices it up just right. May 1-Susan Burke (fiddle) & Eric Anderson (piano) know exactly how to move our hearts and our feet with their fingers on 4 strings, a bow, and 88 keys. Astute new caller Craig Wolfe chooses oh-so-satisfying and stimulating contras!May 8-"Contra Sutra" (Ryan McKasson, Marni Rachmiel, Dave Bartley, & Russell S on fiddle, flute, sax, guitar, mandolin, cittern, & percussion) takes us all the way to dance nirvana! Delightful caller Andrea Nettleton from Atlanta GA guides our journey. May 15-Karen Iglitzin, Roger Nelson, & Ariana Nelson (fiddle, piano, cello) bring lovely and diverse elements of classical (and Chinese!) music to their original compositions and traditional dance repertoire. Betsey Mullen calls a pleasing selection of tasteful and whimsical contras. May 22-Launch your NW Folklife weekend with the big, exciting sound of Seattle's "Contra Cafe' Orchestra": Claude Ginsburg, Dave Bartley, Toby Hanson, Rev. Eric Likkel, & Terry Wergeland on violin & electric violin, guitar, mandolin, sax, clarinet, cornet, accordion, piano, & bass!!! Perennial favorite caller David Kaynor (Montague, MA) lights the fuse.May 29-"The Rhythm Rollers" (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, & WB Reid on fiddle, accordion, guitar, banjo, & piano) set us sailing off on oceans of wonderful music, just right for dancing. Don't miss the rare appearance of Boston's consummate caller Tony Parkes at the helm!June 5-"The Crabapples" (Bob Silberstein, Marta Lynch, Norm Cotton, Teresa Fife – Monterey, CA - fiddles, mandolin, piano, doumbek, bass) http://www.thecrabapples.com/ ; Jean Gibson-Gorrindo (Los Osos, CA) callerJune 12-"Ratnip" (Howard Booster, Caroline McCaskey, Alan Snyder, Kristen Falk - Portland - fiddles, keyboard, percussion); Susan Petrick callerJune 19-"Steam!" (Alice Boyle, Dave Firestine, Claire Jamieson Zucker, Robert Rosenberg – Tucson AZ & Manhattan KS - fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bouzouki, bodhran, guitar) www.DanceToSteam.webs.com Deb Comly (Flagstaff AZ) callerJune 26-"The Olympia Volunteer String Band" (20 musicians led by Jesse Partridge); Mariah Pepper callerJuly 3- TBA; Amy Wimmer callerJuly 10-"The Wisenheimers" (Alan Snyder & Dave Goldman – Portland - fiddle & piano); Laurel Thomas (Portland) callerJuly 17-"Hippies Up The Danube" (Hank Bradley, Cathie Whitesides, WB Reid, Laurie Andres, Amy Carroll - fiddles, guitar, banjo, accordion, piano); Kelsey Hartman (CA) callerJuly 24-"Les Fabulous Girls du Ouest Coast" July 31- no dance (hall is unavailable)SAT AUG 2- SPECIAL SATURDAY NIGHT CONTRA DANCE following the Lake City Community Center's Salmon Bake! Aug 7-"Toad Mountain Ramblers" (Mike Schway, Dave Nerad, Clyde Curley – Bellingham – fiddle, banjo, guitar) Aug 14-TBAAug 21-"The Contra Quartet" (Jesse Partridge on fiddle, Jay Finkelstein on guitar, Julie Bennett on percussion, & Steve Cifka on cello - Olympia); Aug 28-"Perpetual e-Motion" (Ed Howe & John Cote' – Maine – fiddle, guitar, electronics); Will Mentor (VT) caller
Please read footprints for a brief history of this dance series.