Gene Hubert Memorial Contra Dance Greensboro Grange!! Coracree with various Callers

Band Members
Jane Rothfield (Fiddle), Allan Carr (Double Bass), Bill Quern (Tenor Banjo, Mandolin, 5-String Banjo, Accordian, Harmonica), Sarah Gowan (Guitar/Foot Percussion)
Hometown: Philadelphia PA

Contemporary contra dance music blending a mixture of traditional Celtic, Old Time, European and Original music that swings with an improvisational twist!A rocking dance band with great chops and driving rhythms that moves the dancers and gets them yelling Whoo! We play music with deep roots…a mix of traditional and original tunes with a fresh contemporary twist. Our dance music is always morphing with the callers groove and the dancers moves!


CORACREE (Pronounced Kor-a-kree) started out in 2009 when members from two long standing and highly experienced contra dance bands (Rumpus-Bill Quern/Sarah Gowan and Jane’s Gang-Jane Rothfield and Allan Carr) met, played some tunes and discovered something “interesting”! At first they called their new band, RumpusGang…then changed it to Off The Cuff-unfortunately we looked for the domain name for Off the Cuff it was taken. After much searching, the name of Coracree seemed to fit the bill-Coracree is the name of a house in remote NE Scotland (Where Allan is from) and is also immortalized in traditional song. CORACREE symbolizes the deep roots of many tunes that our band plays-Celtic, Appalachian, New England, European as well as the new tunes that we write in the traditional style.
There will be various Callers.
– No partner necessary! No experience necessary!
– If you can walk, you can contra dance
– If new, join in the fun lesson at 7:30pm
– 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 another with care and respect, smile and have a good time
General admission $10 (Members $8)
Full time students 23 and under $6 (Members $5).
Free Lesson 7:30 – 8:00pm
Dance 8 – 11:00 pm
Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers
Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Location: Guilford Grange Hall. 4909 Guilford School Rd, Greensboro, NC.
*Note – Despite what internet mapping sites may show, Guilford School Rd is NOT accessible from Guilford College Rd.
Directions: Traveling in either direction on I-40, take Exit 213 (Guilford College Rd). At the end of the ramp, turn right and continue about a mile until you cross railroad tracks at West Market Street. In 100 more feet, turn left onto Lindley Rd. Go 4 tenths mi., then turn right onto Guilford School Rd. The Grange is the last building on the right.


Coracree from Pennsylvania with George Segebade Calling

Coracree (Janie Rothfield, Allan Carr, Bill Quern, Sarah Gowan) from Pennsylvania with George Segebade Calling

March 7, 2017 coming to Salem College – Coracree from Pennsylvania!

“Coracree is one of the most heralded contra dance bands around and has played to enthusiastic dancers throughout the East Coast from Canada to Florida, at dance weekends in Philadelphia, Seattle, Pittsburgh and Austin Texas. The band melds a transatlantic mix of traditional Celtic, Old-time, European, and original music with a playful, improvisational style. Coracree features the lively fiddling of Jane Rothfield, the driving swing of Bill Quern on tenor banjo, mandolin and melodeon, Sarah Gowan’s inventive guitar stylings, and the melodic and rhythmic stand-up bass playing of Allan Carr. Coracree’s multi instrumental, rhythmic, driving, groovy, jazzy music combines with their unique connection with the dancers makes for a fantastic dance experience all around!”

And here is a link to some great dance video of Coracree at Glen Echo.
Coracree Website:

Well known caller, our own George Segebade, sets up the evening with dances that are interesting as well as fun!

– No partner necessary because you will dance with everyone in the room. 🙂
7:30 a beginner’s lesson will be taught so you’ll have more fun during the dance
– Each dance is walked through and then called as we dance so we’ll know what to do
– Clean, soft soled shoes are best for the floor.
– Dancing starts at 8 and runs until 10:30 with a short break in the middle.
– Bring friends whenever you can for more fun and for growing the dance.
– In contra, everyone makes mistakes but nobody cares so have fun!

Remember to treat all dancers, especially beginning dancers with care and respect and help them have a good time.

General Admission $8
Salem Faculty & Students $3
Other full time students (under 25) $5.
Free Lesson 7:30 – 8
Dance 8 – 10:30 pm

Salem College: Bryant Hall
790 E. Salem Ave, Winston-Salem, NC
Easy access from Business-40 or NC-52, “Salem College” exits
(Bryant Hall houses the gym, fitness center and Salem Commons)
Enter from Salem Avenue near the athletic fields