Nelson, NH — May 9, 2016 — The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Peterborough, NH First Saturday Contra Dance on June 4th, featuring Luke Donforth calling with the band The Irregulars.
Luke Donforth started contra dancing a decade ago in New York, and has called and shared his love of contra dancing from California to Texas to Vermont. He’s an emerging choreographer of new dances, and draws on the wealth of dances and dance traditions from everywhere he travels.
The Irregulars are a talented and energetic group of young musicians on Vermont’s traditional music scene. The teen band’s high spirits, tight harmonies, and driving contra dance tunes delight both listeners and dancers. The Irregulars are: Eileen O’Grady (fiddle), Oliver Scanlon (fiddle, mandolin, dobro, foot percussion), McKinley James (cello, drums) Dana Hartshorn (piano), Chris Krag (fiddle) and Laura Harris (accordion, banjo).
The dancing begins at 8:00 PM. The dance also hosts a free jam session for beginning and intermediate musicians at 6:30 PM and a workshop for new dancers at 7:30 PM.
Admission is $10 or $7 for students and seniors.
The dance takes place in the historic Town House in Peterborough, NH at 1 Grove 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.