Fall update… October and November

We start off October with a lively contradance that will feel like a party!

On Saturday, October 3, Eva Murray will call a lively selection of contras to the Baltimore-based band Wombat Crossing, with Carl Friedman on fiddle, Robin Wilson on flute and Charlie Pilzer on piano and accordion.  Eva’s clear directions will have even the newest beginners dancing every dance!  A beginner’s workshop will be held at 7:30, the dance starts at 8pm.  Potluck snacks at the break, please wear clean soft-soled shoes to protect our lovely wooden floor at the Shepherdstown War Memorial Building.

Our dance prices have risen…  it now costs $10 general admission, $7 for members… dancers under 12yrs old $5.  Our annual membership is only $15/yr for a single or $25/family.  Join this season and save while attending our wide selection of concerts and dances.

Our concert with Gerdan, originally scheduled for Friday, October 2 has been moved to November 13.  Andrei and Solomeia were required for a last minute booking with the Maryland Symphony at Strathmore Hall.

Our November dance, on Saturday, November 7, features the calling of Sargon de Jesus to the music of Divine Comedy with Steve Hickman on fiddle, John Divine on guitar, and Marty Taylor on whistles and concertina. Same time, place and details as October…

And last, but certainly not least… the best way to spend Friday the 13th… with music from Transyvania and Ukraine with Gerdan!
Friday, November 13, 2015 we feature a concert with the band Gerdan at 8pm at the St Peters Lutheran Church
Gerdan ensemble is named after a multi-colored, intricately woven beaded necklace from Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine. Like this dazzling and exquisite necklace, musicians bring alive rich arrangements that reflect their passion for tradition Eastern European folk melodies and rhythms. Inspired by their native roots and heritage, they create and perform their own special blend of world music that brings together the old with the new, in a style that is fresh, lively, and beautiful.

The Gerdan concert features traditional songs and folk melodies from Ukrainian, Slovak, Czech, Gypsy sources that are rich in history, and complexity. Bringing together a duo of folk and classically trained musicians consisting of flute master, Andrei Pidkivka who plays a vast assortment of folk flutes from the region, violinist Solomia Gorokhivska and special guest Richard Miller , this concert will bring to life music of the Ukraine!


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