Lake City Contra/Old Time Country Dance
Every Thursday at
Schedule of bands and callers:May 16-Contra legend Bob McQuillen (Peterborough, NH) pounds the piano with his good pals "The Rhythm Rollers" (Cathie Whitesides, Laurie Andres, & WB Reid) on fiddle, accordian, guitar & banjo. Lynn Ackerson (CA) calls a rollicking selection of great dances!May 23-"Contra Goes Global" to kick off your Folklife weekend: Matti Mero, Jessica Ritts, Bruce Larson, & Mary Boyum (middle Eastern/Arabic music on 10-string mandolin, percussion, flute, keyboard, & cello); Cathie Whitesides, Hank Bradley, Amy Carroll, Laurie Andres, & WB Reid (Serbian/Romanian/Greek music on fiddles, bouzouki, accordion, guitar, & piano); Karen Iglitzin, Roger Nelson, Ariana Nelson & guest Zhang Lin, a violin teacher in Quingdao, China (Chinese music on fiddles & piano); Laurie Andres, Carl Shutoff, Cathie Whitesides, WB Reid, & Terry Wergeland (Klezmer music on accordion, clarinet, fiddle, banjo/guitar, & piano). Intrepid caller David Kaynor (Montague, MA) leads the contra voyage! May 30-Eva Reich & David Kaynor (MA) weave exquisite fiddle harmonies intertwining with Cynthia Marie Dillard's vivacious piano cadences! Charismatic caller Lindsey Dono designs and directs an evening of pure joy.June 6-Hourra for "La Famille Léger" (Louis on accordion & fiddle, Devon on fiddle & foot percussion (les pieds), Dejah on piano, guitar & les pieds, & Barbara on guitar) and their rousing Quebecois tunes! Caller Suzanne Girardot treats us to a variety of tres plaisant dances.June 13-"Les Voyageurs" (Miche Baker-Harvey on fiddle, Amy Carroll on piano, Terry Weiner on mandolin and Claudia Anastasio on guitar) take us on a wonderful cruise of dance music from near and far. Double-your-fun callers Amy & Tom Wimmer make sure you have a sensational trip! June 20-Samantha Braman (of the top-notch teen band "The Onlies") joins up with her mentor Ruthie Dornfeld for some mighty fine fiddling, along with Terry Wergeland's magic hands on the piano keys! Ace caller Rich Goss (Portland) matches great dances to their great music. June 27-Enjoy high-energy dance tunes infused with bluegrass styling from "The Billbillies" (David Cahn, Bill Meyer, Nancy Katz, Terry Weiner, Harley & Shera Bray on fiddles, banjo, mandolin, guitar, & bass). Caller Michael Karcher adds his zesty talents to the mix!July 4- NO DANCE tonight - Happy Independence Day!July 11-Eva Reich & Scotty Leach fiddle & piano; LauraMe' Smith caller July 18-"The Contra Rebels" (Todd Clewell, Barb Schmid, Henry Koretzky - PA – fiddles & guitar); Joe Micheals caller July 25-Susan Burke & Terry Wergeland fiddle & piano; Linnaea Chapman caller Aug 1- NO DANCE tonight – hall is unavailable (Lake City Salmon Bake on Friday & Saturday)Aug 8-"The Canote Brothers" (Greg & Jere) fiddle & guitar http://www.canote.com/ ; Sherry Nevins callerAug 15-"The Retrospectacles" (Josie Sokoloff-Toney, Andrew Foster, Scotty Leach, Ethan Jodziewicz) fiddles, mandolin, guitar, bass http://theretrospectacles.com/ ; Eric Curl callerAug 22-Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczik, Terry Wergeland (Portland, Seattle) fiddle, clarinet, piano; Noah Grunzweig (Portland) callerAug 29-TBA; Kathy Anderson (Ohio) callerSept 5-"Waverley Station" (Liz Donaldson, David Knight, Ralph Gordon – MD, VA) fiddle, piano, cello, bass; Andrea Nettleton (Atlanta, GA) callerSept 12-TBASept 19-"Latter Day Lizards" (Dave Langford - fiddle/guitar, Bill Tomczak - clarinet/saxophone/banjo uke/dumbek, Peter Barnes - piano/guitar/flute/harmonica http://www.latterdaylizards.com/ ; Lisa Greenleaf (MA) callerSept 26-TBAOct 3-Andrea Hoag & Charlie Pilzer (WA DC) fiddle & pianoOct 10-"The Euphemists" (Alan Snyder, Dave Goldman, Paula Hamlin, Kaye Blesemer, Jerry Nelson – Portland, OR - fiddle, keyboard, saxophone, clarinet, trombone, flute, whistle, guitar)Oct 17-TBA; Woody Lane (Roseburg, OR) callerOct 24-"Crowfoot" (Nicholas Williams – piano, accordion, flutes , Jaige Trudel – cello, fiddle , Adam Broome – guitar, cittern, mandolin – England, Canada, US) http://www.crowfootmusic.com
Please read footprints for a brief history of this dance series.