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Peterborough Contra Dance

June 7, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Peterborough, NH First Saturday Contra Dance on June 7th, featuring Michael Hamilton calling with the band Gallimaufry. For the summer months, the Peterborough dances will be held at the Peterborough Community Center near Route 101.


Caller Michael Hamilton comes to New Hampshire from Ohio. Michael shares the joy of the dance floor by presenting dances with poise and direct simplicity, while maintaining a flexibility and patience to match the abilities of the dancers.


Gallimaufry is a high-energy, 5-piece contra dance band that formed in 2010 at Oberlin College in Ohio. With a sound largely based in Irish, Quebecois, and Old Time tunes, arrangements often incorporate elements of rock and funk to create powerful sets that enthrall both the ears and feet of dancers. Anchored by Brattleboro native Arthur Davis on piano and trumpet, the band includes fiddler Brian Lindsay, Alex Sturbaum on guitar and accordion, Ness Smith-Savedoff playing drums, and cellist Donal Sheets.


The dancing begins at 8:00 PM, with an optional introductory workshop beforehand. Admission is $10 or $7 for students and seniors.


The dance takes place at the Community Center in Peterborough, NH at 25 Elm Street. For more information call 603.762.0235 or visit www.monadnockfolk.org. The Monadnock Folklore Society has presented contra dances and concerts of traditional music since 1982.


June 7, 2014
8:00 pm
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