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 Out Magazine, Larry Unger joins fiddler Audrey Knuth for an unforgettable evening full of stirring musical experiences.
Jacqui Grennan is a contra dance caller, choreographer, and dance organizer in the Los Angeles contra dance scene.
A fixture in the Los Angeles contra dance community since 2010, Jacqui currently calls at contra dances around the nation and in her home community of Los Angeles, CA. Jacqui produced and organized the 3rd Saturday contra dance series held at the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena, CA, from 2014 to 2016.
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. In 2018, she won Grand Champion Fiddle at the Lyon’s Fiddle Festival and first in old-time fiddle at the 2017 Hoppin’ John Festival in North Carolina. Deb has performed as a contract violinist with the Terre Haute, IN, Danville, IL, Muncie, IN, and Richmond, IN Symphony Orchestras. In addition to concerts and festivals, Deb is in demand as a contra and square dance fiddler and has performed at dances throughout the United States and has accompanied the Green Grass Cloggers from Asheville, NC.
Along with her will be Ashlee Watkins and Andrew Small.
And welcome experienced and well known caller from the Triangle, Jack Mitchell, who will call his great blend of dancer pleasing dances!
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.
Peter Macfarlane – Fiddle, Low whistle, Vocals
Tristan Henderson – Mandolin, Bouzouki, Tenor Banjo, Harmonica, Foot Percusion, Bodhran, Djembe, Vocals
Rick Klein – Guitar, Bass, Vocals
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 another with care and respect, smile and have a good time
General admission $9(Members $8)
Full time students 23 and under $6(Members $5)
FREE Lesson 7:30-8pm
Dance 8-10:30pm with short break in middle
Clemmons Civic Club
Exit 184 from I-40
2870 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons, NC
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Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.