Hooray, Hooray, the first of May!

Winter went by so quickly, with it’s Fiddle, Piping and Dulcimer programs, that I didn’t get the opportunity to blog about them… so it’s on to May… with our first Saturday Contra Dance, May Day and a special Mexican concert with duo Dulcemelos, from Queretaro, Mexico!

May Day is Saturday May 5

May Day Program

Saturday May 5, 2018

Join us to celebrate the May with song and dance.
10am Morris Dancing on King Street in front of Town Hall
11:30am Line up for the Parade on Church Street
Noon  Parade down German Street to the May Pole — Morris teams dance to Winster Processional, with a show figure in front of the Shepherdstown Library.  Community groups and interested individuals are welcome and encouraged to participate.
General Revelry will follow on the green — Sellengers Round, Morris Dances, songs, poetry and more. Each team will perform something under the MayPole.
3PM  Morris Stand with local team Hicks with Sticks and Mason Dixon Border Morris at Rumsey Monument Park.
5 PM Show Dances on King Street
8PM Contra Dance to Otter Loop with Susan Taylor calling. Beginners Workshop at 7:30PM.
Join us for our monthly dance with this fun, high energy, big, traditional band featuring
Julia Borland on fiddle, Robin Wilson on flute, concertina, and sax, Jim Besser on concertina, Larry Robinson on mandolin, guitar and more, Jim Voorhees on melodion, and Charlie Pilzer on piano, melodeon, and bass.  What could go wrong with all those reeds!  Potluck snacks at the break.

Video of Padstow Hobby Horse and song!

Music from Mexico with Dueto Dulcemelos

Wednesday, May 23, 8pm
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church

Dulcemelos are a duo comprised of Alejandra Barrientos and Héctor Larios from Querétaro, Mexico who are working to keep alive the hammered dulcimer (salterio) repertoire in Mexico. Their diverse repertoire includes Mexican folk pieces, European baroque music, salon and chamber music from the 18th Century and more recent compositions for plucked dulcimer and piano.

Admission is $20 adult, $18 seniors, $15 SMaD members and $10 children.  For information, call (304) 263-2531 or email upperpotomac@gmail.com


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