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February 2019

Contra Dance Salem College – Hushpuppies and Caller Jack Mitchell

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

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 unaffected, natural singers. What truly sets the Hushpuppies apart and makes them an outstanding revival old-time band is that they have integrated all sources of music and folded it all into a natural style of…

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March 2019

Contra Dance Salem College – Tim Smith & Eileen Regan of Big Celtic Fun Band with Caller Charlotte Crittenden

Sunday, March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On Sunday, March 3. at Salem College, members of the well known band, Big Celtic Fun come to energize the dancing for us! Hear some great Irish and contra dance music with Tim Smith (flute, tin whistle, concertina, piano and a vocal or two), Eileen Regan (fiddle, guitar, Celtic harp and vocals). Good music like this makes the dancing so much fun!   CHARLOTTE CRITTENDEN Charlotte is famous in Brasstown for being able to do everything from call a great…

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Contra Dance Guilford Grange Greensboro – TBA

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

GENERAL INFO   - No partner necessary, No experience necessary - If you can walk, you can contra dance - If new, join in the fun lesson at 7:30 - Bring clean, soft soled shoes with you to change into to protect floors - Bring friends for more fun! - Community dancing for all ages - High energy, live music - Everyone makes mistakes but nobody cares - The more you do it, the easier and more fun it becomes…

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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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April 2019

Contra Dance Clemmons -The Deb Shebish Band with Caller Jack Mitchell

Tuesday, April 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Dr.
Clemmons, NC 27012 United States
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Deb Shebish is a versatile classical violinist, traditional fiddler, and licensed educator originally from Whiting, Indiana.  She has performed at venues including: the The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN with Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh, Ric Blair and Tim O’Brien, the United States Air Force Academy, at the Kelly House in Philadelphia for the Prince of Monaco, the Indianapolis Irish Festival, the Waterford Tall Ships Festival in Ireland, Bangor Celtic Crossroads Festival, Saline Celtic Festival, and the Leith Folk Club in Scotland.…

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Contra Dance Salem College -Gretchen Caverly and George Paul with Caller TBA

Sunday, April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Salem College – Bryant Hall, 601 S Church Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101 United States
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- No partner necessary, No experience necessary - If you can walk, you can contra dance - If new, join in the fun lesson at 7:30 - Bring clean, soft soled shoes with you to change into to protect floors - Bring friends for more fun! - Community dancing for all ages - High energy, live music - Everyone makes mistakes but nobody cares - The more you do it, the easier and more fun it becomes - Treat one…

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Contra Dance Greensboro -Gene Hubert Dance – Band TBA – Regional Callers

Saturday, April 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Guilford Grange, 4909 Guilford School Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27410 United States
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May 2019

Contra Dance Salem College – Larry Unger and Audrey Knuth with Caller Jacqui Grennan

Sunday, May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Salem College – Bryant Hall, 601 S Church Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101 United States
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Larry and Audrey are a Boston based traditional duo playing for contra dances and concerts. Guitar and banjo player Larry Unger and fiddler Audrey Knuth are a Boston based traditional duo who play exhilarating tunes with driving rhythms. Their concerts feature American and Celtic tunes with elements of other traditions including swing and blues. They also draw from Larry's catalog of original fiddle tunes, which have been featured in several of Ken Burns’ documentaries. Declared a “guitar genius” by Sing…

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Contra Dance Clemmons – Kingfisher with Caller TBA

Tuesday, May 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Clemmons Civic Club, 2870 Middlebrook Dr.
Clemmons, NC 27012 United States
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Contra Dance Greensboro – David Digiuseppe & George Paul wit Caller Bree Kalb

Saturday, May 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Guilford Grange, 4909 Guilford School Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27410 United States
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