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. The band features the talented Laurie Hart on fiddle, Rick Manning on fiddle and mandolin, multi-instrumentalist Dave Davies on guitar and (sometimes even brass), and Harry Aceto on bass. Also sitting in for some hot triple fiddling will be Tim Ball.
Caller: A panoply of talented local callers
Admission: $8 for members, $10 for non-members
Workshop: No (but beginners are always welcome!)
Potluck: Dessert potluck and couples dances from 10:30-11:30, following the regular dance