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Tickets at the door: $17 / $15 (conc)/ $14 (mem) / $8 (student). Dress up if you like - it's a party! Klezmer and pan-European music from a powerhouse trio: World renowned mandolin virtuoso Luke Plumb (Shooglenifty) has established a reputation as a driving force in acoustic music on the global stage. With their energetic and joyfully unrestrained music, Rachel Meyers and Dave McNamara have delighted audiences from some of Europe's liveliest bars and music festivals to the wettest, coldest and darkest street corners. Special guest: Fred Pribac on bass. Caller: David Wanless Lively, fun Klezmer, French and other European dances. All dances taught. No dancing experience or partner required but you're welcome to bring either. All ages welcome. Please bring some supper to share. BalFolk dancing is popular social dancing from Western Europe, a recent revival of traditional, mostly French, folk dances. Thousands of people of all ages attend festivals such as Boombal (BE), Damada (FR), Andanças (PT), Gran Bal Trad (IT) and the Grand bal de l'Europe (FR). There are vibrant folk dance scenes in towns and cities across Northern Europe, France and Italy, and a growing dance scene in London. Facebook/Meetup: Dance Folk Tasmania #hobartfolkdances Folk Federation of Tasmania Inc

Wesley Hall,

56-58 Melville St · Hobart

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We're a group of fun-loving, friendly people who run regular dance events in Hobart, Tasmania. Most events have live music from amazing musicians from near and far. All dances are taught, and you'd don't need to bring a partner. Styles vary under the broad banner of "folk dancing", including contra dancing (from the US), Scottish dancing, Irish dancing, Regency dancing and good old Aussie bush dancing, to name a few. It's all about having fun, so it doesn't matter if you don't get the moves right. Just come along and give it a try! What you'll find is a great hobby that gets you fit as well as giving you a rip-roaring fun time, and it's all done with friendly, welcoming people who can't wait to meet you. Regular events include Contra on the first and second Mondays of every month (except January and Easter, cos we're off at folk festivals then), a large dance on the last Saturday of each month between March and November (except Easter) which has a varying theme (costumes optional), and if that's not enough, there's Danceaholics on the second Friday of every month, where those of us who want more just do whatever dances we feel like.

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