This is a traditional New England contradance band based in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire. The current members are Peter Yarensky, hammered dulcimer & caller; Sarah Mason, pennywhistle & caller; Burt Feintuch, fiddle; Steve Panish, fiddle; and Sarah Hydorn, flute & pennywhistle. We don’t have an official piano player right now, but generally Bill Zecker (who used to be in the band) is our regular unofficial piano player.
They play for contradances in town halls and grange halls around the Seacoast area of New Hampshire and southern Maine and surrounding areas providing fun music and a memorable experience - people will remember fondly years later! I have, anyway!
Dover Dance: Regular dance is the Dover dance which occurs in the Dover City Hall (288 Central Avenue, Dover, NH 03820) on the first Thursday of every month from 8:00 to 10:40. Guest musicians and callers are invited to join in at this dance.
✤Important Note for Guest Callers: We have slots for three guest callers in an evening.
The Dover dance has historically been a more traditional sort of dance at which we can call the old Chestnut dances like Hulls Victory, Chorus Jig or Money Musk, or a variety of singing square dances, and most of the dancers enjoy those dances. We call some modern dances as well, and the guest callers are likely to call more of the modern dances as well as some of the chestnuts. If you arrive early as I suggest above, there are short lessons for the most common moves in contradancing.
Tickets are around $7 or what you can pay.
THIS REPEATS THE FIRST THURSDAY OF ALMOST EVERY MONTH SO IF WE HAVE A GOOD TURNOUT OR IF THOSE WHO DO JOIN ME LIKE IT, I WILL HOST THIS AGAIN.
Oh, and a lot of students from UNH usually are there in the fall adding to the fun.