March into Spring… 2020…

March Contra Dance
Saturday, March 7, 8pm 

Come join us for this high energy dance at the Shepherdstown War Memorial Building as Ron Buchanan calls an amazing round of contras and squares to high-energy band from the Shenandoah Valley, The Bouncers with Jim Harrington (accordion), T. J. crow (mandolin), Richard Adams (horns and bass), and Bill Wellington (guitar and banjo).  Beginners workshop at 7:30, the dance starts at 8pm. No experience necessary, no partner needed.  Potluck snacks at the break.  Wear soft-soled shoes to protect our nice floor!

 Admission prices $12 adults, $8 members, $10 students and $5 under 12. New student membership price!  $10/yr.

CELEBRATION OF STRINGS: OUR ANNUAL HAMMERED DULCIMER SHOWCASE

FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 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, Belgian-born multi-instrumentalist Paul Oorts and his wife, hammered dulcimer player Karen Ashbrook who play inspiring  arrangements of Celtic and continental pieces, as well as music to soothe the soul, which Karen specializes in her work in area hospitals. Representing our dulcimer staff will be Colin BeasleyMark Wade and Ruth Smith playing a range of repertoire from Classical to Cuban and from Celtic to Appalachian.  Come and be amazed!

Advance tickets are $20 adults, $18 seniors and $15 members and $10 students. At the door: $25 adults, $22 seniors, $20 members and $10 children/students.

For more information call Joanie at (304) 263-2531 or email updf@earthlink.net.

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