Celtic Contradance June 3rd


Our spring season will end on June 3rd with this year's special theme dance ... our Celtic Contradance.

For this dance, the music will be by Erik House and Friends.
Erik is a long-time fiddler and will be joined by Kathy Shimberg and Tom White.
   Kathy plays piano as well as fiddle and banjo, in a number of genres and historic time periods.
   She plays in several bands including Local Seisiun which plays traditional accoustic Irish music.
       Tom is also versatile, playing fiddle, mandolin, concertina, whistle and more.
       He and Erik play with the Cherry Valley band Gravel Yard at benefits and other events.
For this dance, they will be concentrating on tunes of the Celtic tradition,with loads of reels and jigs, and should provide a rousing good time!

Our caller will be Ithaca's Pamela Goddard. Her started contradancing in her early teens and this interest led her into writing, calling and folk singing.
She is known for her clear calling style and her interest in Traditional music from both sides of the Atlantic. This gives her a vast repertoire which gets everyone interacting. She may even call an Irish Square.

The hall will be decorated with Celtic memorabilia and symbols of the Celtic nations.
And there will be some tasty Irish and Scottish snacks.

As a special treat, during our break, some students from the O'Donnell-Kelly School of Irish Dance will give a short performance of Ceili dances (Irish stepdancing).

We're hoping that many of you will come dressed for the occasion...tartans, tams, or even a kilt!
But of course, this isn't necessary...just come dressed comfortably and ready for a night of fun!

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