December 2nd Contradance

As we head into the holiday season, the ODS December dance will feature Casey Mullaney calling and music performed by August Wheat. The dance will be held Friday December 2nd at the Presbyterian Church in Cooperstown at 8:00 pm.

August Wheat, one of the featured groups at this year's Phylla Mae Festival, is composed of fiddlers Hope Grietzer and Eileen Nicholson and Tom Hodgson on guitar.

Hope is a recent inductee into the NYS Fiddlers' Hall of Fame and, in addition to performing, is a popular fiddling teacher. (See more about Hope on her website http://happyhollowmusic.com/ ).

Eileen grew up playing both violin and fiddle and adds a smooth sound to the trio.
Tom's innovative guitar embellishment has accompanied many of the great fiddlers, and he plays regularly with Hope and Eileen, as well as for the Contradictions and other bands.

Casey is an up-and-coming young caller from Niskayuna, NY. She is a student at Hartwick College and after becoming involved in the Pine Lake dance series, her love of dancing led her into becoming a caller. Since then, she has been calling at dances throughout Central New York.

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