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Duke Miller Tribute Dance

July 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$15.00 - $18.00

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture presents a contra dance honoring caller Duke Miller on Saturday, July 15th, in Bass Hall. Lisa Sieverts will call with Randy Miller and Gordon Peery.

Duke Miller  was a high-school football coach from upstate New York who called summer square dances in southern New Hampshire from the 1950s until the late 1970s.  Many local musicians played for Duke over the years, including the late Bob McQuillen of Peterborough, NH, who played accordion and piano for twenty-six consecutive summers.

The dance will be held from 7:30 – 9:30 PM at Bass Hall in the Monadnock Center for History and Culture at 19 Grove Street in Peterborough, NH. All ages are encouraged to attend and no partner is necessary.

Randy Miller is a fiddler and artist based in Alstead, NH. His music book, “The New England Fiddler’s Repertoire,” written with Jack Perron, is considered the best contemporary collection of New England fiddle tunes. Duke Miller’s grand-son, the veterinarian Dr. Charles DeVinne, will sit in on banjo and provide stories about his grand-father.

Gordon Peery, of Nelson, NH, has 30 years experience playing piano for contras. He has played for dances all over America, as well as the Shetland Isles and England.

Caller Lisa Sieverts appears regularly at the Nelson Monday Night contra dances and serves on the board of the Monadnock Folklore Society.

Beginners and singles are welcome and all dances are taught throughout the session. Admission is $15 for Monadnock Center members and $18 for non-members.

Tickets will be available for purchase online through 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 15.


July 15
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$15.00 - $18.00
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Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture
19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Duke Miller Dance- Member Price$15.00Contra Dance Tribute to Duke Miller 7/15/17- Member Discount
Duke Miller Dance$18.00Contra Dance Tribute to Duke Miller 7/15/17