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September 2018

Community Dance at NC Folk Festival (2nd part)

Saturday, September 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We will do the 2nd demonstration dance/community dance on Sept 8 from 3PM until 4PM at the NC Folk Festival.  See the flyer for locations of the first dance and 2nd dance as they are in different locations. We hope you'll join us for both of these but if not, at least try to come to one.  Its a great outreach opportunity that could help us grow our local contra dance group!

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FEET RETREAT dance weekend at Camp Millstone!

Friday, September 14, 2018 - Sunday, September 16, 2018
Camp Millstone, 1296 Mallard Drive
Ellerbe, NC 28338 United States
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NEWS FLASH!!! Feet Retreat Dance Weekend "It is with deep regret that the board of Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers is forced to cancel Feet Retreat 2018. For safety reasons, Camp Millstone will be closed this weekend, as much of North Carolina and surrounding states are seriously threatened by Hurricane Florence. Feet Retreat 2019 will take place SEPTEMBER  13-15 at the Camp, and we hope to offer the same high quality lineup of performers, professional chefs and staff, and sound…

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January 2019

Contra Dance Clemmons – Maria Fairchild and Ted Ehrhard, Caller George Segebade

Tuesday, January 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

On Tuesday, Jan 8th at Clemmons we once again welcome the multi-talented Ted Ehrhard and Maria Fairchild Duo.  We will get to enjoy Maria Fairchild on piano, banjo and guitar while Ted Ehrhard knocks out multiple melodies on fiddle making it another dancer pleasing evening to enjoy with your friends at the Clemmons dance. The only other thing needed to make it a great evening is you! Our Caller will be George Segebade who always has many fun dances for…

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Contra Dance Salem College- High Country Rollers, Caller Eileen Thorsos

Sunday, January 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We welcome back the High Country Rollers! We eagerly anticipate dancing to the music of this four piece band on Sunday, January 13th at Salem College. Let me introduce the band: Kilby Spencer is from Crumpler NC and has been playing old-time music on fiddle for most of his life.  Kelley Breiding, a NC native an award-winning banjo player, propels the band’s sound with her rhythmic clawhammer style banjo.  Rick Davidson, from Lewisville NC, is a multi-instrumental award-winning string band…

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Contra Dance Guilford Grange Reel Shady, Caller Kyle Johnston

Saturday, January 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

At this dance the members of "Reel Shady" will gather to infuse the air with their infectious contra dance styling based on a broad repertoire of lively traditional and celtic music and many year's experience making music that gets dancer's feet moving. Enjoy listening to the different instruments blending to add flavor and power to the tunes as you dance. Caller for the evening is Kyle Johnston.   GENERAL INFO - No partner necessary, No experience necessary - If you…

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February 2019

Contra Dance Clemmons – Laurie Fisher and Nic Coker with Caller Nick Boulet

Tuesday, February 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Multi-talented Laurie Fisher has been wending her musical mercenary way for the past 28 years. A self proclaimed 'Jill of many instruments, master of none', she calls dances, plays and instructs multiple instruments and musical styles.   She is founding fiddler of 'The String Beings' whose popularity and cds had them playing around the country at contra events in the nineties. She has also played fiddle, piano, bass and percussion in contrabands Windmill, Boom Chuck, Hot Flash, Holy Coyote, Reckless…

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“Valentine” Potluck Contra Dance Guilford Grange – Cats Love Milk and Caller George Segebade

Saturday, February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Celebrate Valentines Day (2 days after) on February 16 with us as we have  a potluck dinner at 6 pm and then dancing with all your valentine friends from 8 pm until 11 pm.  Bring your favorite dish to share - can be home made or store bought. Cats Love Milk is a lively 3 piece band from central  NC which uses fiddle, guitar, whistle, drums and bass in various combinations to bring you their own twist on popular fun…

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Contra Dance Salem College – Hushpuppies and Caller Jack Mitchell

Sunday, February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Here is another great Salem College contra dance which is held in the wonderful Bryant Hall.  (Bryant Hall is on 790 E. Salem Ave, Winston-Salem, NC and accessed through the south gate.  Detailed directions are below) Though they have a lot of fun with it, the Hushpuppies are very serious about their music and for each of them collecting, playing and singing old-time music occupies much of their time and energy. All four play several instruments well and all four are…

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March 2019

Contra Dance Greensboro Grange – George Rettie Memorial – Swang and Caller Nick Boulet

Saturday, March 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

George Rettie III, 69, passed away at his home on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. George was born in Gainesville, FL on August 24, 1949, and had been a resident of Greensboro since 1976. George graduated from Grimsley High School in 1967, then served in the U.S. Navy for 6 years aboard the USS Woodrow Wilson submarine. He had an assortment of jobs throughout his early life: from delivering newspapers on his bicycle, driving a school bus, to driving a Coca-Cola…

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Contra Dance Clemmons – Atlantic Crossing, Caller Brian Hamshar

Tuesday, March 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

About the band.... For over two decades Atlantic Crossing have been rocking the contra dance halls of New England and beyond and entrancing concert audiences with paintings in song of local history and more. Their music, drawn from the Celtic traditions of the British Isles as well as from Maritime and French Canada, lifts audiences from their seats, transports dancers to ever greater delight and strikes joyous notes at celebrations. Band Members Viveka Fox - Fiddle, Bodhran, Djembe Peter Macfarlane…

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