Past Hands Four dances!
Caller: Sarah VanNorstrand
Venue: Community School of Music and Art
Workshop: Beginner's Workshop at 7:30 p.m.
Evening dance: 8:00-11:00 p.m.
Seaglass is the dynamic combination of three of the best regional musicians who now perform all across America: Andrew VanNorstrand on guitar, Eileen Nicholson on fiddle, and Rachel Bell on accordion. Calling for them will be Sarah VanNorstrand, known for her delightful stage presence, clear teaching, and well-chosen dances.
Admission: Afternoon: $10/$12. Evening: $10/$12. Both: $18/$22
Advanced Dance: 4-6pm
Workshop: Beginner's Workshop at 7:30pm
Potluck: Dinner potluck begins at 6:15. With all this dancing, we'll have hearty appetites--so please bring a megaginormous dish to share!
Ice cream social and HFDI membership meeting!
Continental Drift is fiddler Eileen Nicholson of Syracuse and keyboard player Eric Anderson of Seattle.
The Fiddlehead Frolic is an annual day-long dance event featuring contras, music workshops and jams, a song swap, a contra medley, a silent auction, potluck supper... and more!
THE 2016 FROLIC FEATURES: The Mean Lids, Mary Wesley, George Wilson and Selma Kaplan!
Beloved Ithaca-based band The Contradictions offers an eclectic mix of blissfully danceable fiddle tunes from American and European traditions. Their repertoire ranges from lively Irish jigs, New England double fiddling, and French Canadian reels to enchanting Venezuelan waltzes, slick bluegrass fiddle breaks, and 1930s hot swing standards, all designed to get your feet moving.
Alt-Escape is made up of Tim Ball on fiddle, Gail Blake on guitar, and Peter Blue on button accordion, nyckelharpa, percussion, and everything else. As they say on their website, “We play cool music for contra dancing.”
Hands Four's big October double dance!!
We're very excited to bring the Clayfoot Strutters back to town for an afternoon and evening of "groove-based contra dance fusion" on Saturday, October 10, at Beverly Martin School, 302 W. Buffalo St., Ithaca!