Thursday Night Contra Dance 2012 Calendar

Date Caller Band Sound Manager/Backup Special Notes
Jan 5 Rebecca Lay

Anadama
Amelia Mason, fiddle; Emily Troll, fiddle; accordion; Bethany Waickman, guitar

Jim Kitch Donna/Phil  
Jan 12 Ridge Kennedy
RumpusGang
Jane Rothfield, fiddle; Allan Carr, bass; Sarah Gowan, guitar, Bill Quern, everything else
Jan Alter Sam R/
Carol C
 
Jan 19 Jim Kitch
SPUDS
Ted/Lisa Christina/
Dave R
 
Jan 26  Scott Higgs
Game 7
Carol Wadlinger: flute, concertina Jansen Wendell: violin, mandolin Wes Steenson: guitar
Ridge Sarah/Bill  
Feb 2 Janine Smith
Groovemama
Donna Hébert, fiddle: Jane Rothfield, fiddle; Max Cohen, guitar; Stuart Kenney, bass; George Wilson, fiddle
Scott John Hurd/
Jan Alter
 
Feb 9

Dave Rupp

Mind The Gap
Adam Oleksa, fiddle; Kirsten Erwin, flutes/whistles; Jane D. Roberts, cello; Adlai Waksman, piano
Tanya Carol/Vince  

Feb 16
(Valentine's?)

Jim Kitch

Raise the Roof
Mat Clark, fiddle; Judi Stellar, hammered dulcimer; Kathy Talvitie, guitar

Lisa Sam/Phil  
Feb 23 Sam Rotenberg Jovial Beggars
Craig Newberger, hammered dulcimer Helene Zisook Speer, fiddle Jo Anne Rocke, piano Peggy Leiby, recorders & feet Rachel Hall, concertina
Ret Vince/Christine  
Mar 1  

SPUDs

Ted/Ridge    
Mar 8 Ridge Kennedy

Dr. Twamley's Audio Snakes
Mike Rovine fiddle Jill Smith piano John Krumm mandolin guitar fiddle Wes Steenson guitar banjo

Bob    

Mar 15
St Patrick's Day

Jan Alter

Tarantulas as Pets
Chloe Maher, keyboard; Steve Epstein, clarinet and sax; Bill Nixon, fiddle; Adlai Waksman, accordion

Scott    
Mar 22 Ted Hodapp Contratopia
Eric Sessions, fiddle; John Goodin, mandolin; guitar; Pat O'Loughlin, concertina, banjo; Patrice Pakiz, keyboards, oboe, percussion
Jim    
Mar 29 Bob Issacs JaneBob:
Jane Rothfield - fiddle, Alan Carr - guitar & double bass, Bob Pasquerello - piano & mandolin
Jan    
April 5
Kathy Anderson Fly By Night
Laura Lengnick, fiddle; piano, guitar; Julia Weatherford, fiddle, cello; Beth Magill, flute, percussion; Karen Delgado, piano
Bob    
April 12
Melissa Taggart Instant Ensemble
Roberta Goren, flute Dave Miller, fiddle David Zinkin, piano
Scott    
April 19
  SPUDS Bill/Ridge    
April 26
Perry Shafrin Mat Clark, Dave Wiesler
Mat Clark-fiddle Dave Wiesler-piano
Jim    
May 3 Sam

Philly's Hillbillies
Rafe Stefanini-Fiddle, Banjo Chris Germain- Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle Jamie Herrmann-Guitar, Bass

Jan    
May 10 Linda Leslie
BREW: Josh Burdick -- fiddle Jo Anne Rocke -- keyboard Steve Epstein -- clarinet and sax Adlai Waksman -- accordion
Lisa    
May 17 George Marshall &
Tim Van Egmond

Swallowtail
George Marshall, Ron Grosslein,
Tim Van Egmond, Timm Triplett,
David Cantieni
No Staff    
May 24 Ridge
Mr Darcy
Kirsten Erwin- flute, whistles Adam Oleksa- violin Josh Burdick- violin Wes Steenson- guitar
Scott    
May 31 Nils Fredland Elixir Bob    
June 7 Dave SPUDS Lisa & Tanya    
June 14 Adina Gordon Mat Clark and Dave Wiesler
Mat Clark, fiddle Dave Wiesler, piano and guitar
Jim    
June 21 Jan Jovial Beggars
Peggy Leiby - recorders, feet Rachel Hall - concertina Helene Zisook-Speer - fiddle Jo Anne Rocke - piano Craig Newberger - hammered dulcimer
Ret    
June 28 Scott Aces
Adlai Waksman; keyboard Carol Carpenter,  flute, piccilo; Enid Diamante - fiddle
Ridge    
July 5 Bob
Root Mean Square
Jo Anne Rocke- piano Paul Morrissett- violin Wes Steenson- guitar, mandolin

Ted    
July 12 Shane Knudsen
Strings with Winds
Tod Clewell on guitar, Barb Schmid on fiddle, Bruce Campbell on bass
Jim    
July 19 Donna
SPUDS
Bill & Ridge    
July 26 Melissa
Game 7
Carol Wadlinger- flute, concertina Jansen Wendell- violin, mandolin Wes Steenson- guitar

Ted    
August 2 Dan Black
Confluence
Nadine Dyskant-Miller on flute and foot-percussion, Tim Ball on fiddle, Barbara Dyskant on keyboard
Jim Jon/Vince  
August 9 Jim
Mat Clark and Bob Pasquarello
Jan Carol/Donna  
August 16 Ridge
Corachreeg
Jane Rothfield, fiddle Allan Carr, bass Bill Quern, banjo/mando Sarah Gowan, guitar
Ted Sam/Jess  
August 23 Sam
Forge Mountain Ramblers
Sue Shumaker - Fiddle Cal Cizek - Banjo Rich Gillligan - Bass/Mandolin Mark Schwartz - Piano
Ridge Phil/Bill  
August 30 Dave

Instant Ensemble
Roberta goren , flute Dave Miller , fiddle David Zinkin, piano

Jan Jess/Vince  
Sept 6
Donna

SPUDS

Bill & Ridge    
Sept 13 Jim Kitch

The English Contra Dance Band

Lisa    
Sept 20 George Marshall

Wild Asparagus
from Western MA.  Ann Percival on piano, guitar, and vocals, David Cantieni - flutes, tin-whistle, oboe, saxophone and bombard. Becky Tracy fiddle, George Marshall- concertina, bodhran and bones.

None    
Sept 27 Local Callers

Hot Wasabi
Dave Miller-fiddle Chris Carpenter--banjo, mandolin, clarinet Roberta Goren-flute Adlai Waksman-piano

Jan & Rob*
*apprenticing
   
Oct 4 Donna

JaneBob
Jane Rothfield and Bob Pasquarello

Ted
   
Oct 11 Jack Mitchell
Gypsy Meltdown
Kathy Kerr on fiddle and mandolin, Colleen Reed on flute, saxophone and percussion, and Keith Gillis on guitar
http://www.gypsymeltdown.com/

Bob P
   
Oct 18 Ridge
SPUDs

Tanya & Bill
   
Oct 25 Jan
Mat Clark and Dave Wiesler
Mat Clark-fiddle Dave Wiesler-piano, guitar To Be Determined-double bass

Scott
   
Nov 1 Greg Frock
The Avant Gardners
Ffiddler and vocalist Laura Light, George Paul on piano and accordion, Dave Wiesler on keyboards, guitar and mandolin and Jubal Creech on percussion http://www.theavantgardeners.com/

Jan    
Nov 8 Scott
Herd of Cats
Craig Newberger: hammered dulcimer Enid Diamante: fiddle Kirsten Erwin: flute and pennywhistle Adlai Waksman: piano and accordian

Lisa    
Nov 15 Jan
Run of the Mill String Band
Palmer Loux - fiddle Paul Sidlick - banjo, mandolin Greg Loux - guitar Tom Schaffer - bass
www.RunOTmill.com
Rob    
Nov. 22
No Dance this Thursday
Nov 29 Jim

Root Mean Square
Jo Anne Rocke- piano Paul Morrisset- violin Wes Steenson- guitar, mandolin, banjo

Lisa    
Dec 6 Donna

SPUDs

Bill and Ridge Jon/Vince  
Dec 13 Bob

Itsy Bitsy Spiders
Steve Epstein -- clarinet and sax Bill Nixon -- fiddle Adlai Waksman -- keyboard
Jim Jan/Christine  
Dec 20 Dave (solo)

Raise the Roof
Mat Clark -fiddle Judi Stellar - hammered dulcimer Kathy Talvitie - guitar

Scott Bob/Jess  
Dec 27 Ridge

Mr Darcy
Josh Burdick- violin Adam Oleksa- violin Kirsten Erwin- flute and whistle Wes Steenson- guitar
Ted Vince/  
Sunday Dec 30 Sarah VanNorstrand Susie Lorand and Friends   Donna/Phil Double dance with Mostly Waltz