Thursday Night Contra Dance

2020 Calendar

2019 calendar * indicates touring bands. Third Saturday dances usually start at 7:30pm and have their own pricing.

Date Caller Band Sound Managers Notes
Jan. 2 Steve Zakon-Anderson Polaris - Rose Jackson (fiddle), Marta Bartholomew (fiddle), Sam Zakon-Anderson (piano), Jesse Ball (guitar, hammered dulcimer, accordion & feet) Jim
Adlai/Alex

Jan. 9 Donna Hunt
Run of the Mill String Band - Palmer Loux (fiddle), Paul Sidlick (banjos, mandolin, tenor guitar), Greg Loux (guitar), Mat Clark (bass) Anne
Trisha/Barbara

Jan. 15 (Wednesday) Board meeting at Trisha's house
Jan. 16 Rick Mohr
SPUDS Jocelyn + Ridge
Vince/Keith
Larks/​ Ravens (full evening)
Saturday
Jan. 18
Susan Taylor Raise the Roof - help them celebrate their 30th anniversary! Double Dance at Summit Church
Jan. 23 Dave Rupp
Full Sail - Adam Oleksa (fiddle), Rick Mohr (fiddle), Chloe Mohr (piano) Jan
Tom/Laura

Jan. 30 Ridge Kennedy
BREW Full Lager - Steve Epstein (clarinet, sax), Miranda Weinberg (fiddle), Bill Quern (banjo, mando, melodeon, cuatro), Adlai Waksman (accordion), Jo Anne Rocke (keyboard) Jeffrey
Laura/Vince

February
Feb. 6 Dan Black Dr. Twamley's Audio Snakes - Mike Rovine (fiddle), Jill Smith (piano), Wes Steenson (guitar, banjo) Jan
Alex/Laura
Community meeting about role terms at 7pm
Feb. 13 Jan Alter
Raise the Roof - Mat Clark (fiddle), Bob Pasquarello (bass), Judi Stellar (hammered dulcimer), Kathy Talvitie (guitar) Jim
Trisha/Sam
Valentine's Day / Anti-Valentine's Day theme
Saturday
Feb. 15
Sue Gola Pieces of Eight Summit Church
Feb. 19 (Wednesday) Board meeting at Barbara's house
Feb. 20 Anne Lutun
The Plough and Stars Band - Ben Kennedy (piano), Jacob Lavernier (accordion, low whistle, bodhran), Stephen Stanislaw (guitar, bando), Peter Subramanian (fiddle, mandolin), Addyson Teal (fiddle, mandolin) Trisha
Adlai/Laura
Larks/​Robins (full evening)
Feb. 27 Sue Gola
"The Homesick Blues Band" (most of ACED) - Adlai Waksman (keyboard), Bill Quern (mandolin, banjo, harmonica, accordion, feet, etc.), Carol Carpenter (flute, piccolo), Doug Healy (guitar, percussion, mandolin) Jim
Tom/Donna

March
Mar. 5 Scott Higgs
SPUDS Brian + Jocelyn
Barbara/Dianne
Membership vote about role terms
Mar. 12 Greg Frock Countercurrent - Brian Lindsay (fiddle, feet, vocals) and Alex Sturbaum (guitar, vocals) Bob
Adlai/Keith
Cancelled

Membership vote about role terms
Mar. 18 (Wednesday) Board meeting (videoconference)
Mar. 19 Sam Rotenberg
Allemande - Christopher Germain (fiddle), Palmer Loux (fiddle), Paul Sidlick (banjo), Heidi Germain (bass), Greg Loux (guitar) Phil
Vince/Donna (and Ian)
Cancelled
Saturday
Mar. 21

12th Annual Medley Marathon

6 Great Callers: Desiree Halcomb, Jan Alter, Dave Rupp, Donna Hunt, Dan Black, and Sue Gola...

4 Great Bands: The Orphans, Raise the Roof, K2, and Alias...

and YOU!

Potluck Supper at 6 pm; Dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 pm
Sliding scale admission - $12 to $25 - pay what you can

Cancelled

Chestnut Hill Presbyterian Church
Mar. 26 Donna Hunt
Mind The Gap - Adam Oleksa (fiddle), Kirsten Erwin (flute, whistle), Adlai Waksman (piano), Jane Roberts (cello) Jeffrey
Tom/Phil
Cancelled
April
Apr. 2 Jim Kitch
Live Wire - Sarah Gowan (guitar, concertina), Ben Kennedy (piano), Tom Krumm (fiddle), Bill Quern (mandolin, banjo, accordion, etc) Ridge
Alex/Maggie
Cancelled
Apr. 7 (Tuesday) Board meeting (videoconference) [rescheduled]
Apr. 9 Anne Lutun
Cake Jam - Annie Edden (keyboard, Matthew Christian (fiddle and feet), Minda Cowen (fiddle) Jan
Jess/Keith
Cancelled
Apr. 16 Bob Isaacs

Special location: Summit Church

Lake Effect - Matt Sloboda (fiddle), Chuck Abell (guitar), Harry Aceto (bass)

Trisha
Adlai/Tom
Cancelled

at Summit Church
Saturday
Apr. 18
Donna Hunt New Brew

Cancelled

Double Dance at Summit Church
Apr. 23 Dave Rupp
SPUDS Brian + ...
Vince/Maggie
Cancelled
Apr. 30 Sam Rotenberg
Hot Wasabi - Dave Miller (fiddle), Roberta Goren (flute), Adlai Waksman (piano), Chris Carpenter (banjo, mandolin, clarinet) Anne
Alex/Trisha
Cancelled
May
May 7 Sue Gola
The Orphans - Peter Buchak (accordion), Ben Kennedy (piano), Miranda Weinberg (fiddle)


Cancelled
May 14 Donna Hunt
Kingfisher - Cecilia Vacanti (fiddle), Jeff Kaufman (mandolin, bass, drums, synths)


Cancelled
Saturday
May 16
Anne Lutun
Pieces of Eight


Cancelled

Summit Church
May 20 (Wednesday) Board meeting (videoconference)
May 21 Jim Kitch
Flamingo Sketches - Tom Krumm (fiddle, mandolin), Jared Kirkpatrick (piano, mandolin, feet)


Cancelled
May 28 George Marshall Swallowtail - George Marshall (concertina, bodhran), Ron Grosslein (fiddle, mandolin), Tim Van Egmond (hammered dulcimer, spoons), Timm Triplett (piano), David Cantieni (sax, flute, bombard, whistle, feet, etc.)

Cancelled
June
June 4 Jan Alter
SPUDS

Cancelled
June 11 Andy Shore
King Brunette - Sara Outing (fiddle), Boaz Kim (harmonicas), Rick Mohr (fiddle), Chloe Mohr (piano)


Cancelled
June 17 (Wednesday) Board meeting
June 18 Alexandra Deis-Lauby Carol Bittenson (fiddle), Alex Cumming (accordion and piano), Len Bittenson (fiddle and viola)

Cancelled
June 25 Scott Higgs
Finger Pyx - Enid Diamante (fiddle), Jo Anne Rocke (piano), Wes Steenson (guitar, banjo), Jansen Wendell (fiddle, mandolin)

Cancelled
July
July 2 Penelope Weinberger
Calico - Eric Boodman (fiddle, feet), Casey Murray (cello, guitar), Jesse Ball (guitar, mandolin, feet, piano)

Cancelled
July 9 Janine Smith
The Wildmans - Aila Wildman (fiddle), Eli Wildman (mandolin/guitar), Victor Furtado (banjo), Sean Newman (bass)

Cancelled

Rich's birthday - sponsored dance
July 15 (Wednesday) Board meeting
July 16 Anne Lutun
Sleigh for Five - Steve Epstein (clarinet and sax), Thane Glenn (mandolin), Carol Carpenter (flute, piccolo), Laura Alexander (cello), Adlai Waksman (piano)


Cancelled

Winterfest in July!
July 23 Sam Rotenberg
SPUDS

Cancelled
July 30 Sue Gola
Game 7 - Steve Epstein (clarinet and sax), Thane Glenn (mandolin), Carol Carpenter (flute, piccolo), Laura Alexander (cello), Adlai Waksman (piano)

Cancelled
August
Aug. 6 Rick Mohr
Alias - Adam Oleksa (violin), Kirsten Erwin (flute & whistle), Adlai Waksman (piano), Bob Michel (concertina, banjo, & mandolin)

Cancelled
Aug. 13 Bob Isaacs
Gravel Hill Gambolers - Derek Austin (guitar), Joralyn Glenn (bass), Thane Glenn (mandolin), Greg Synnestvedt (fiddle)

Cancelled
Aug. 19 (Wednesday) Board meeting
Aug. 20 Dave Rupp
Hot Feat - Mat Clark (fiddle and mandolin), Dave Wiesler (piano and guitar), Paul Morrissette (bass)


Cancelled
Aug. 27 Anne Lutun
Boxwood - Bill Quern (mandolin, banjo, melodeon), Rick Mohr (fiddle), Sarah Gowan (guitar, concertina), Chloe Mohr (piano)


Cancelled
September
The PATMAD board will be monitoring the coronavirus pandemic and city and state regulations, and deciding when to resume dancing. This schedule is tentative. We will make our best effort to reschedule cancelled out-of-town bands.
Stay safe and healthy!
Sep. 3




Sep. 10
SPUDS


Sep. 16 (Wednesday) Board meeting
Sep. 17




Sep. 24
Wild Asparagus (tentative)


October
Oct. 1




Oct. 8




Oct. 14 (Wednesday) Board meeting (moved to be before the third Thursday Zoom dance)
Oct. 15




Oct. 22




Oct. 29
SPUDS


November
Nov. 5




Nov. 12




Nov. 18 (Wednesday) Board meeting
Nov. 19




Nov. 26




December
Dec. 3




Dec. 10




Dec. 16 (Wednesday) Board meeting
Dec. 17
SPUDS


Dec. 24




Dec. 31