July 15, 16, 17 — 2016
A summer gathering of dance gypsies and contra dance weekend
MAIVISH makes music with vibrant energy, inspired interplay and abundant delight. Gathering traditions from the British Isles, Ireland, and America with a mix of original compositions, American fiddler JAIGE TRUDEL and British born guitarist ADAM BROOME are joined by CEDAR STANISTREET to create a lilting double-fiddle sound underpinned by lyrical and compelling guitar accompaniment. The name Maivish is an English colloquial term for the song thrush.
HOTPOINT STRINGBAND's legendary energy will once again heat up the hall and keep dancers' feet moving. MARK BURHANS on fiddle, HILARIE BURHANS on clawhammer banjo, MARK "Pokey" HELLENBERG on percussion and banjo uke, MARLENE SHOSTAK on piano, and NICK WEILAND on bass pour everything they have and then some into that music that makes the dancers go "WOO!".
GEORGE MARSHALL's specialty is teaching and calling the New England-style contra dances he has collected throughout the country. He is renowned for his knack of matching music to dance and for his smooth, concise teaching and presentaiton. EMILY RAINBOWFACE ABEL, lover of contra dancing, has organized, called, and traveled to contra dances all over the United States. GAYE FIFER and CAROL KOPP will share their infectious enthusiasm for dancing to facilitate ever-popular waltz and English country dancing sessions.
Pre-registration required. Don't delay! This weekend closes out early!