January 8th Contradance


Otsego Dance Society will kick off 2016 with a dance on Friday January 8th...
NOTE: this is the 2nd Friday of the month!
Music will be by Eleemosynary and Robby Poulette will be the caller.

Eleemosynary is the name of a band, made up of Peter Blue on nyckelharpa and button accordion, Carol Mandigo on guitar, and Danny Birnbaum on bass. Each of them play in several other bands as well as being regulars at local music sessions. Eleemosynary plays traditional and new contra dance music with an emphasis on tunes composed by Peter on nyckelharpa and accordion.

Eleemosynary means 'relating to alms, charity, or charitable donations' and in keeping with their name,
the band donates a portion of each performance to a local charity.

Robby is one of our regular contradancers and an ODS board member from Cooperstown. As an up-and-coming caller, he has called at many local area dances and led the Edmeston Home School youngsters at their Renaissance Fair Dance. His friendly style makes him fun to dance to and we are pleased to have him making his first appearance on his 'home turf'.

This is a great way to start the New Year. Remember that resolution to get more exercise...here's your chance! and it's fun too!

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