Thursday Night Contra Dance

2019 Calendar

2018 calendar Sliding scale admission begins in June.
* indicates touring bands. Third Saturday dances have their own pricing.

Date Caller Band Sound Manager/Backup Notes
Jan. 3 Jim Kitch Finger Pyx - Enid Diamante (fiddle), Jo Anne Rocke (piano), Wes Steenson (guitar, banjo, percussion), Jansen Wendell (fiddle, mandolin, octave mandolin) Jocelyn Alex/Donna

Jan. 10 Sue Gola SPUDS Brian & Phil/

Jan. 16 (Wednesday) Board meeting at Karey's house
Jan. 17 Peter Stix Run of the Mill String Band - Palmer Loux (fiddle), Greg Loux (guitar), Paul Sidlick (banjo, mandolin, tenor guitar), Mat Clark (bass) Jocelyn Vince/Jess

Jan. 19
Susan Taylor Raise the Roof Double Dance at Summit Church
Jan. 24 Jan Alter Brew Full Lager - Steve Epstein (clarinet, sax), Adlai Waksman (accordion), Bill Quern (mando, banjo, melodeon), Miranda Weinberg (fiddle), Jo Anne Rocke (keyboard) Jim Ridge/Maggie

Jan. 31 Dave Rupp The Orphans - Peter Buchak (accordion), Ben Kennedy (piano), Miranda Weinberg (fiddle) Anne Adlai/Karey

Feb. 7 Bob Isaacs Grip It & Rip It - Rich Myers (mandolin, guitar), Larry Feldman (fiddle, mandolin), Mark Schultz (banjo), Ed Bonghi (guitar, mandolin), Ron Greenstein (acoustic bass) Jan Phil/Jess

Feb. 14 Ridge Kennedy Live Wire - Sarah Gowan (guitar, concertina), Ben Kennedy (piano), Tom Krumm (fiddle), Bill Quern (mandolin, banjo, accordion, etc) Jan Donna/Maggie
Valentine's Day theme
Feb. 16
Sue Gola Pieces of Eight Summit Church
Feb. 20 (Wednesday) Board meeting at Chris and Donna's house
Feb. 21 Gaye Fifer Jovial Beggars - Craig Newberger (hammered dulcimer), Helene Zisook-Speer (fiddle), Jo Anne Rocke (keyboard), Peggy Leiby (recorder, feet), Rachel Hall (concertina) Jim Vince/Alex

Feb. 28 Jim Kitch SPUDS Anne & Brian Ridge/Dave

Mar. 7 Maia McCormick Raise the Roof - Mat Clark (fiddle), Bob Pasquarello (bass), Judi Stellar (hammered dulcimer), Kathy Talvitie (guitar) Jim
Larks and Ravens after the break
Mar. 14 Scott Higgs ACED - Adlai Waksman (keyboard, accordion), Carol Carpenter (flute, piccolo), Enid Diamante (fiddle), Doug Healy (guitar, percussion, mandolin) Jan

Mar. 16
Anne Lutun, Jan Alter, Donna Hunt, Ridge Kennedy, Greg Frock, and Sue Gola
MARATHON MEDLEY - non-stop dancing from 8 to 11!

Four bands: Alias, Live Wire, Full Sail, and Raise the Roof
Summit Church
Mar. 20 (Wednesday) Board meeting
Mar. 21 Donna Hunt Full Sail - Adam Oleksa (fiddle), Rick Mohr (fiddle), Chloe Mohr (piano) Jeffrey

Mar. 28 Rick Mohr (solo) Coracree - Jane Rothfield (fiddle), Bill Quern (mando, banjo, melodeon), Sarah Gowan (guitar), Allan Carr (bass) Jocelyn
4x65 Birthday Dance - Free Admission!
(Happy birthday to Chris, Lisa, Maggie, and Phil!)
Apr. 4 Angela DeCarlis Chimney Swift - Zoë Madonna (accordion), Cecile Leroy (cello), Daniel Raine (cittern, guitar), Yaron Shragai (percussion, whistles) Bob P

Apr. 11 Anne Lutun SPUDS Brian & Phil

Apr. 17 (Wednesday) Board meeting at Karey's house
Apr. 18 Rich Goss Lake Effect - Matt Sloboda (fiddle), Chuck Abell (guitar), Harry Aceto (bass) Anne

Apr. 20
Bob Isaacs New Brew - Jane Knoeck, Eileen Kalfass, Tom Santarsiero
Double Dance at Summit Church
Apr. 25 Sam Rotenberg Mad Katters - Marnen Laibow-Koser (violin, viola), Kirsten Erwin (flute, whistle), Adlai Waksman (piano) Rob & Ridge

May 2 Ridge Kennedy Hot Feat - Mat Clark (fiddle, mandolin), Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar), Paul Morrissette (bass) Jocelyn
Community Meeting at the break
May 9 Ron Blechner JaneBob - Jane Rothfield (fiddle, banjo), Bob Pasquarello (piano), with Allan Carr (bass) Jim

May 15 (Wednesday) Board meeting at Karey's house
May 16 George Marshall Swallowtail - George Marshall, Ron Grosslein, Tim Van Egmond, Timm Triplett, David Cantieni -
Glenside Hall
May 18
Anne Lutun Pieces of Eight
Summit Church
May 23 Donna Hunt Dr. Twamley's Audio Snakes - Mike Rovine (fiddle), Jill Smith (piano), Wes Steenson (guitar,banjo) Phil

May 30 Jan Alter SPUDS Anne & Brian

June 6 Colin Hume Birch Trio - Daphne Pickens (fiddle), Molly Tucker (fiddle), Casey Murray (guitar, cello) Jeffrey

June 13 Bob Isaacs Mind The Gap - Adam Oleksa (fiddle), Kirsten Erwin (flute/whistle), Jane Roberts (cello), Adlai Waksman (piano) Jan

June 19 (Wednesday) Board meeting at Karey's house
June 20 Scott Higgs Hot Wasabi - Chris Carpenter (banjo, mandolin, clarinet), Roberta Goren (flute), Dave Miller (fiddle), Adlai Waksman (piano) Brian
Larks and Ravens after the break
June 27 Emily Abel Contraforce - Andrae Raffield (violin), Jimi Peirano (guitar), Joey Dorwart (percussion/sax) Jan

July 4 Quena Crain Long Pond Rounders - Jonah Sidman (fiddle), Corey Walters (flute, mandolin), Michael Friedman (piano), Ness Smith-Savedoff (percussion) Jocelyn
Laura/Vince (with Keith)

July 11 Rick Mohr SPUDS Brian & Jocelyn
Ice cream social at the break
July 18 Chuck Abell Boaz, Sara, Rick, Chloe - Sara Outing (fiddle), Rick Mohr (fiddle), Boaz Kim (harmonicas), Chloe Mohr (piano) Anne

July 25 Will Mentor The Faux Paws - Andrew VanNorstrand, Noah VanNorstrand, Chris Miller Jim
Larks and Ravens (full evening)
July 31 (Wednesday) Board meeting at Jonathan's house
Aug. 1 Anne Lutun The Phase Shifters - Jeff Gauthier (whistle, percussion), Ross Harriss (guitar, whistle, tenor banjo), Nathalie Levine (fiddle), Miranda Weinberg (fiddle) Bob

Aug. 8 Jan Alter Allemande - Christopher Germain (fiddle), Heidi Sanders Germain (bass), Greg Loux (guitar), Palmer Loux (fiddle) Jeffrey Jess/Alex

Aug. 15 Jim Kitch (solo) George, Max, and Friends - George Wilson (fiddle), Max Cohen (guitar), Molly Hebert-Wilson (bass), Alex Bell (drums) Jan
Vince/Tom (with Keith)

Aug. 21 (Wednesday) Board meeting at Donna and Chris's house
Aug. 22 Liz Burkhart Calluna - Eileen O'Grady (fiddle), Gus Cantieni (banjo, mandolin), Jesse Ball (guitar, piano) Phil

Aug. 29 Sue Gola SPUDS Brian & Phil

Sep. 5 Donna Hunt (solo) Dave Wiesler and David Knight - David Knight (fiddle), Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar), with Mat Clark (bass) Ridge Maggie/Phil Larks and Ravens (full evening)
Sep. 12 Anne Lutun Cantabile - Bill Nixon (fiddle), Clare Maher (cello), Adlai Waksman (keyboard), Kirsten Erwin (flute, whistle) Jim Vince/Eve
Sep. 18 (Wednesday) Board meeting at Cindy and Rich's house
Sep. 19 Bob Isaacs (solo) Blue Jersey Contra Band - Frank Ruck (mandolin), Allan Rubin (violin), Ellen Ruck (guitar), Ed Jankiewicz (bass) Anne Laura/Adlai/Dianne
Sep. 21
Gaye Fifer Grand Picnic Double Dance at Summit Church (4:30/7:30)
Sep. 26 George Marshall Wild Asparagus - Ann Percival (piano, guitar, vocals), David Cantieni (flutes, whistles, oboe, saxophone, bombard), Becky Tracy (fiddle), George Marshall (concertina, rhythm) - Tom/Donna
(Jess on setup)

Oct. 3 Tavi Merrill The Orphans - Miranda Weinberg (fiddle), Peter Buchak (accordion), Ben Kennedy (piano) Jeffrey Eve/Karey/Dianne
Oct. 10 Michael Kernan Coracree - Jane Rothfield (fiddle), Sarah Gowan (guitar), Bill Quern (mando, banjo, melodeon), Allan Carr (bass) Jan Adlai/Jess Community round table discussion on role terms (6:30pm, Commodore Barry Room, before the dance)
Oct. 17 Ridge Kennedy SPUDS Brian & Phil Phil/Alex
Oct. 19
Jan Alter Pieces of Eight Summit Church (7:30pm)
Oct. 23 (Wednesday) Board meeting at Karey's house
Oct. 24 Sam Rotenberg (solo) Galen and Jared - Galen Kirkpatrick, Jared Kirkpatrick Jeffrey Laura/Tom Community round table discussion on role terms (6:30pm, Commodore Barry Room, before the dance)
Oct. 31 Dave Rupp Raise the Roof - Mat Clark (fiddle, mando), Bob Pasquarello (bass), Judi Stellar (hammered dulcimer), Kathy Talvitie (guitar) Ridge Vince/Maggie Larks and Ravens after the break
Nov. 7 Abigail Hobart Caravan - Kirsten Erwin (whistles, flute), Ben Kennedy (piano), Thane Glenn (mandolin), Adam Oleksa (fiddle)

Nov. 14 Janine Smith and Susan Taylor Dead Sea Squirrels - Cathy Mason (fiddle), Henry Yoshimura (guitar), Craig Edwards (fiddle, banjo, mando) Jim

Nov. 16
Bob Isaacs Brooklyn Swing Ensemble Summit Church (7:30pm)
Nov. 20 (Wednesday) Board meeting at Cindy and Rich's house
Nov. 21 Jan Alter Jovial Beggars - Helen Zisook-Speer (fiddle), Jo Anne Rocke (keyboard), Peggy Leiby (recorders & feet), Rachel Hall (concertina), with Judi Stellar (hammered dulcimer)
Laura/Donna with Trisha

Saturday Nov. 30

CONTRACOPIA - nine hours of dancing, from 2pm to 11pm! Three great bands, three great callers, and waltz breaks with harp and piano.

First: Terry Doyle calling to Chimney Swift

Second: Michael Karcher calling to Buddy System

Third: Maia McCormick calling Larks and Ravens to Larry Unger & Friends

Waltz breaks: Bob Pasquarello (piano) and Ellen Tepper (harp)

St. Thomas Indian Orthodox Church
Sunday Dec. 1 Christmas Tree Lighting and Open House at the Commodore Barry Club 12-6pm - with contra dancing at 2pm - All welcome!
Dec. 5 Scott Higgs
SPUDS Brian & Ridge

Dec. 12 Rick Mohr
TWeLve - Nathalie Levine (fiddle), Miranda Weinberg (fiddle), Kathy Talvitie (piano)
Bob P.
Volunteer Appreciation Night (Regular volunteers get in free! We have cake!)
Dec. 18 (Wednesday) Board meeting at Donna and Chris's house
Dec. 19 Jim Kitch
Grip It & Rip It - Larry Feldman (fiddle), Rich Myers (mandolin), Ed Bonghi (guitar), Mark Schultz (banjo), Ron Greenstein (upright bass)

Dec. 21
Rick Mohr

The WINTER COTILLION - special event - special pricing ($20 / $10 students)
Bodacious refreshments - festive dress encouraged!

Cedar Stanistreet, Jesse Ball, and Ness Savedoff-Smith

Summit Church (7:30pm)
Dec. 26 Sue Gola
Instant Ensemble - Roberta Goren (flute), Dave Miller (fiddle), Adlai Waksman (piano) Jocelyn
Tom/Vince with Trisha
Monday Dec. 30 Scott Higgs
Not Quite New Year's Eve - special event - special pricing ($10-25 sliding scale)
A festive "between the holidays" dance with music by Atlantic Crossing (Viveka Fox, Peter Macfarlane, and Rick Klein)
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill (8pm)
2020 calendar