Come on out to Beckham Hall this Friday for our very own contra dance. Contra dancing is basically socialization with movement. There will be a beginner’s lesson 7:30, but no experience or partner is needed.
The dance starts at 8:00.
Caller: Luke Donforth
Musicians: Corey Walterson flute and mandolin; Nora Smith on fiddle; Christopher Jacobs on guitar
Snacks and water will be provided!
Date: Tomorrow, November 30th Time: 8:00pm until the cows come home 11pm Place: Beckham Hall Cost: FREE
I’m not sure if the fiddle cake is real, but that’s irrelevant. The point is, according to Michelle García Gutiérrez ’10:
Come to the first contra dance of the semester! There will be snacks (possibly including popovers? we’ll see how creative I feel) and LIVE MUSIC!
Bring your friends, your professors and/or your neighbors for a good time. Newcomers are more than welcome.
CALLER: Bill Fischer of Bethany, CT BAND: Anadama, with our wonderful Emily Troll ’10 on accordion, Amelia Mason on fiddle, and Bethany Waickman on guitar. DANCING KIDS: present (bring ’em if you’ve got ’em!)
(and) P.S.—Invite your friends! This post includes a link to the Facebook invite.
Come get a glimpse of some real live fiddlers convening at Wesleyan this Sunday afternoon. Join us Sunday March 28th at 3 o’clock in Russell House for a short-sweet fiddling event!
Bring your ears for listening, your feet for tapping, your questions for asking.
Contra fiddling is what you hear at every Wesleyan contra-dance. It’s playful, rhythmic, improvisatory with a repertoire of old and new tunes from Irish, French-Canadian, Old-time and other traditional musics. Emily Troll’s senior thesis presentation brings together New England fiddlers to share tunes and stories with Wesleyan and Middletown audiences with a spotlight on practicing – practice strategies, practice frustrations, practice environments. The event is called “Calliope House” in honor of the Greek muse of poetry and a popular fiddle jig.
Date: Sunday March 28th Time: 3 PM Place: Russell House What: discussion and music