September 4th Contradance


After a relaxing summer, we will resume our 2015 season on Friday, September 4th. The band will be Ms Marty & SGB, and Ted Crane will be calling.

Ms Marty & her “Smokin' Good Band” come from Ithaca and have been playing dances and other events in and around central New York for more than 10 years. The band includes Marty Blodgett on fiddle, Jess Youngquest playing guitar and harmonica and Steve Ellner on accordion. They are well known for mixing rags and swing tunes into their dance music and Jess will frequently add a fun-loving touch with vocal renditions of classic tunes.

Ted has been a caller and contradance organizer in the Ithaca area since the early 1980's. And, he created and maintains a national internet database of performers and dance series, with schedules for English, Contra and Square dances. Check it out!

With Marty's lively and creative fiddling and their fun-loving style, combined with Ted's calling a wide range of traditional and comtemporary contras, it's sure to be a wonderful way to kick off the fall season!

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