Saturday, March 4 at 8PM at the Shepherdstown War Memorial Building
Join us for a lively evening of dance as caller, Will Mentor calls a fabulous array of contra and square dances to the music of A Graham DeZarn Thing, with Graham DeZarn on fiddle, Ralph Gordon on bass, and Pat Egan on guitar. We have a beginners workshop at 7:30PM, the dance starts at 8. Potluck snacks at the break. Please wear soft-soled shoes to protect the floor. Admission is $12 adults, $8 members (you should join!), $5 for Shepherd Students with ID and children under 12.
Morris Dancers Wanted…
Have a hankering to learn something new, hang out with great people, dance fun dances to live music at fairs, festivals and ales (big parties thrown by other morris dance teams named after their favorite beverage). Do you like to sing songs where the more choruses they have, the better? Then maybe morris dancing is for you! The dances are lively and vigorous, so we are seeking dancers with working knees and unbruised knuckles! Practices take place weekly on Tuesday nights at the Shepherdstown Train Station at 6:30PM followed by dinner, beer, and comraderie at the Blue Moon Restaurant. For more information call Joanie at (304) 263-2531 or Terry at (304) 876-3552 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebration of Strings: Scandinavian Music with lydia ievans and Andrea Larson and our annual Hammered Dulcimer Showcase
Friday, March 24, 8 pm
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church
The hammered dulcimer is alive and well in Shepherdstown, West Virginia; not only does the area boast two of the instrument’s most respected builders and designers, but also is home to the Upper Potomac Music Weekends, where hammered dulcimer players, fiddlers and other musicians share tunes and techniques and explore a range of musical styles over three days of workshops, concerts and jam sessions on Shepherd University’s campus and the surrounding historic buildings several times each year. The concert this year features special guests, Swedish fiddle and nickelharp players lydia ievans and Andrea Larsen. Representing our dulcimer staff will be Jody Marshall and Steve Schneider accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Paul Oorts.
Admission: $20 adults, $18 seniors, $15 SMD members, $10 students. For more information call Joanie at (304) 263-2531 or email email@example.com.
There are openings in some of the classes… see the web page!