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Community Contra Dance July 2017

7/22/2017 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM ET




The Community Contra Dance Series hosted by Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.) is excited to announce a very special dance featuring the energetic VT based trio Pete’s Posse accompanied by renowned caller Alice Morris.   This event is free and open to the public, made possible by the Cate Memorial Fund.  

The dance takes place on Saturday, July 22nd at the Wolfeboro Town Hall’s “Great Hall” from 7:00 to 10:00pm, with the first half hour dedicated to a brief overview of the basic steps of New England contra dance.  Dances are a fun and energizing night out for all ages and abilities, even if you simply prefer to cheer the dancers on from the sidelines and enjoy the live musical performance.

Vermont’s own traditional roots power trio, Pete’s Posse, is composed of acclaimed musician Pete Sutherland (fiddle, piano, banjo, melodica and vocals), his talented protégé Oliver Scanlon (fiddle, viola, mandolin, foot percussion and vocals) and the uber-dynamic Tristan Henderson (guitars, mandolin, jaw harp, foot percussion and vocals). Twin fiddles in tight, wild harmony over high-powered guitar and pounding footwork with mandolin, clawhammer banjo, jawharp and rocking keyboards adding their voices to the mix. Songs and tunes, old and new, lyrical and driving: that’s the multi-generational heart and mind of Pete’s Posse, at work and at play.

Pete’s Posse is three generations of musicians who have come together to create their own electrifying sound they call “multi-generational roots music” and have developed a reputation for being an innovative, driving, sought-after, can’t-keep-your-feet-still power trio.

The Posse continues to engage audience members of all ages with their distinct and expansive energies, and their intuitive feel for one another’s playing. Being a restlessly creative bunch of self-styled ‘rehearsal addicts’, there are always new songs, dance sets, and concert arrangement in the works! So if you’ve heard them at a house concert or danced with them until 1 AM at a festival, you know there’s always a new favorite to listen for. The steady flow of powerful uplifting energy across the age gap is the engine that drives Pete’s Posse, and it shows no sign of letting up!

Instruction and the evening’s calls will be from long-time contra caller Alice Morris, who, although she began long before in the Midwest, has called dances around New England for 15 years.
In an effort to protect the newly refinished wood floor in the Great Hall participants are encouraged to bring an extra pair of shoes for dancing that do not have a black sole.  If you are unable to bring extra shoes there will be a brush at the door for you to remove dirt and snow before entering.
G.A.L.A. is looking to fill a few volunteer shifts for the dances this year if you are interested.  Guests are encouraged to bring healthy potluck snack options such as fruits, crackers and cheese, chips and salsa, and vegetable sticks and dip.

For more information about this event or to sign up to volunteer visit www.galacommunity.org, call the office at 603-539-6460, or email josh@galacommunity.org 

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