Lake City Contra/Old Time Country Dance
Every Thursday at
Schedule of bands and callers:____________________
Mar 6-Ninth Annual Contra Marathon – benefit for NW Folklife! Non-stop music & dancing (no walk-throughs! no breaks!) with 17 callers & 6 bands. Jump in & out at the ends of the lines to rest, change partners, rehydrate, etc…or bring your instrument and play along with the bands! Part of the Cascade Promenade weekend http://www.cascadepromenade.org/Mar 13-Get a heaping helping of contra nourishment from Steve & Brad Band Fortified (Steve Blum-Anderson, Brad Reynolds, & Clyde Curley on fiddle, accordion, mandolin, guitar, & piano). Caller Valerie Cohen serves up hearty, flavorful dances!Mar 20-Laurie Andres & WB Reid (of "The Rhythm Rollers") & Terry Wergeland - fiddle, accordion, banjo/guitar, piano - are true masters of many dance music modes from rollicking to exquisite! Caller Lindsey Dono uses her fine dance palate to our advantage.Mar 27-"RiffRaff" (Lindon Toney, Jesse Partridge, & Jay Finkelstein on fiddles & guitar) is sure to put a spring in your step, sway in your hey, and zing in your swing! Unflappable caller Eric Curl always has his finger on the dancers' pulse.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!Apr 10-"La Famille Léger" (Louis accordion & fiddle, Devon fiddle & foot percussion (les pieds), Dejah piano, guitar & les pieds, and Barbara guitar) http://www.lafamilleleger.com/ ; Cindy Holmes caller Apr 17-"BAM!" (Brandon Vance, Marni Rachmiel, & Anita Anderson on fiddle, flute, sax, & piano); Gaye Fifer (Charlottesville, VA) callerApr 24-"Group du Jour" (Clyde Curley, David Cahn, Bill Meyer, Jerry Gallaher – Quebecois - fiddle, button accordion, banjo, piano); Mary Devlin (Portland) caller May 1-Susan Burke & Eric Anderson (fiddle & piano); Craig Wolfe callerMay 8-"Contra Sutra" (Ryan McKasson, Marni Rachmiel, Dave Bartley, Russell S - fiddle, flute, sax, guitar, mandolin, cittern, percussion); Andrea Nettleton (Atlanta GA) callerMay 15-Karen Iglitzin, Roger Nelson, & Ariana Nelson (fiddle, piano, cello); Betsey Mullen callerMay 22-"Contra Cafe' Orchestra" (Claude Ginsburg, Dave Bartley, Toby Hanson, Rev. Eric Likkel, Terry Wergeland – violin & electric violin, guitar, bass, piano, sax, clarinet, accordion & cornet); David Kaynor (Montague, MA) callerMay 29-"The Rhythm Rollers" (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, WB Reid - fiddle, accordion, guitar, banjo, piano); Tony Parkes (Boston, MA) callerJune 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) callerJuly 3- TBAJuly 10-"The Wisenheimers" (Alan Snyder & Dave Goldman – Portland - fiddle & piano); Laurel Thomas (Portland) caller
Please read footprints for a brief history of this dance series.