February 9th Contra Dance

Details TBD

Topsham contra dances contain no arsenic.

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January 12th Topsham Contra: T-Acadie with Bill Olson

Dear Dancers,

There is a contradance on Saturday, January 12th in Topsham. The hall is located at: 47 Pleasant St, Topsham, ME 04086

Band: T-Acadie
Pam Weeks, fiddle
Jim Joseph, banjo & button accordion
Bill Olson, guitar

Caller: Bill Olson

6 pm Family Dance ~ All-Comers band ($3 or $12 per family)
7 pm Finger-Food Potluck
7:30 Beginner session
8-11 Contradance ($10, $8 Students and Seniors)

Bring water for yourself and clean dance shoes for the floor. Beginners are welcome and you don’t need to bring a partner. We have a facebook event.

For more Info, talk to Maggie: 207-233-4325, fiddle103@yahoo.com
Or visit one of our websites:
deffa.org
contradancetopsham.wordpress.com

To be added to (or removed from) the monthly email list, send a message to secondsaturdaycontra@gmail.com

December 31: New Year’s Extravaganza

At the Topsham Grange: 47 Pleasant St Topsham Maine
Monday December 31st, 8:30pm to 1am
 
Performing:
1st: David Stimson, Antony Jaccarine, Jeff Raymond, Kate Greeley
2nd: “Flowing Tide” Tamora Goltz, David Stimson, Sandy Davis, Nathaniel Stimson
 
Callers:
Maggie Robinson & Shari Shakti
 
We have a facebook event.
Bring potluck dessert finger food.
Waltz at the top of every hour.
Sparkling cider toast at midnight
Decorating starts at 6:30
 
For more information:
jeffraym@gmail.com
or text: 207-712-2837

December 8 Contra: Stomp Rocket & Will Mentor

Dear Dancers,

There is a contradance on Saturday, December 8th in Topsham. The hall is located at: 47 Pleasant St, Topsham, ME 04086

Band: Stomp Rocket
Caller: Will Mentor

6 pm Family Dance ~ All-Comers band ($3 or $12 per family)
7 pm Finger-Food Potluck
7:30 Beginner session
8-11 Contradance ($10, $8 Students and Seniors)

Bring water for yourself and clean dance shoes for the floor. Beginners are welcome and you don’t need to bring a partner. We have a facebook event!

Also look forward to:
Monday 12/31 New Years Eve Extravaganza

For more Info, talk to Maggie: 207-233-4325, fiddle103@yahoo.com
Or visit one of our websites:
deffa.org
contradancetopsham.wordpress.com

To be added to (or removed from) the monthly email list, send a message to secondsaturdaycontra@gmail.com

November 10 Contra: Catastrophe with Dela Murphy

Dear Dancers,

There is a contradance on Saturday, November 10th in Topsham. The hall is located at: 47 Pleasant St, Topsham, ME 04086

Band: Catastrophe
Caller: Dela Murphy

6 pm Family Dance ~ All-Comers band ($3 or $12 per family)
7 pm Finger-Food Potluck
7:30 Beginner session
8-11 Contradance ($10, $8 Students and Seniors)

Bring water for yourself and clean dance shoes for the floor. Beginners are welcome and you don’t need to bring a partner. We have a facebook event.

Also look forward to:
Sunday 11/25 DEFFA FunRaiser
Monday 12/31 New Years Eve Extravaganza

For more Info, talk to Maggie: 207-233-4325, fiddle103@yahoo.com
Or visit one of our websites:
deffa.org

To be added to (or removed from) the monthly email list, send a message to secondsaturdaycontra@gmail.com

October 13 Contra: Catastrophe & Maggie Robinson

Dear Dancers,

FYI: Family dance and potluck is back!

There is a contradance on Saturday, September 8th in Topsham. The hall is located at: 47 Pleasant St, Topsham, ME 04086

Band: Wild Asparagus
Caller: George Marshall
This will be the last night of their Maine tour!

6 pm Family Dance ~ All-Comers band ($3 or $12 per family)
7 pm Finger-Food Potluck
7:30 Beginner session
8-11 Contradance ($10, $8 Students and Seniors)

Bring water for yourself and clean dance shoes for the floor. Beginners are welcome and you don’t need to bring a partner. We have a facebook event!

Check out Henry Fest during the day for a variety of local bands and dance instruction, including contras with Joy Compass, then come to Topsham for the evening! http://www.317main.org/concerts-events/henryfest/

For more Info, talk to Maggie: 207-233-4325, fiddle103@yahoo.com
Or visit one of our websites:
deffa.org

September 8 Contra: Wild Asparagus & George Marshall

Dear Dancers,

FYI: Family dance and potluck is back!

There is a contradance on Saturday, September 8th in Topsham. The hall is located at: 47 Pleasant St, Topsham, ME 04086

Band: Wild Asparagus
Caller: George Marshall
This will be the last night of their Maine tour!

6 pm Family Dance ~ All-Comers band ($3 or $12 per family)
7 pm Finger-Food Potluck
7:30 Beginner session
8-11 Contradance ($10, $8 Students and Seniors)

Bring water for yourself and clean dance shoes for the floor. Beginners are welcome and you don’t need to bring a partner. We have a facebook event!

Check out Henry Fest during the day for a variety of local bands and dance instruction, including contras with Joy Compass, then come to Topsham for the evening! http://www.317main.org/concerts-events/henryfest/

For more Info, talk to Maggie: 207-233-4325, fiddle103@yahoo.com
Or visit one of our websites:
deffa.org
contradancetopsham.wordpress.com

To be added to (or removed from) the monthly email list, send a message to secondsaturdaycontra@gmail.com

August 11 Topsham Contra: Fiddle Camp Connection & Maggie Robinson

Dear Dancers,

FYI: No family dance or potluck this time.

There is a contradance on Saturday, August 11th in Topsham. The hall is located at: 47 Pleasant St, Topsham, ME 04086

The band: Fiddle Camp Connection
We’ll be dancing to Clayton and other teachers from the Maine Fiddle Camp

The Caller: Maggie Robinson

7:30 Beginner session
8-11 Contradance ($10, $8 Students and Seniors)

Bring water for yourself and clean dance shoes for the floor. Beginners are welcome and you don’t need to bring a partner. Check out the Facebook Event

For more Info, talk to Maggie: 207-233-4325, fiddle103@yahoo.com
Or visit one of our websites:
deffa.org
contradancetopsham.wordpress.com

To be added to (or removed from) the monthly email list, send a message to secondsaturdaycontra@gmail.com

July 14th Topsham Contra: Volution & Hannah Chamberlain

Dear Dancers,
FYI: No family dance or potluck this time.
There is a contradance on Saturday, July 14th in Topsham. The hall is located at: 47 Pleasant St, Topsham, ME 04086
The band: Volution
Helen Newell – fiddle
Adams Kornblum – fiddle & flute
Nolan Rogers – cello
The Caller: Ms. Hannah Chamberlain
7:30 Beginner session
8-11 Contradance ($10, $8 Students and Seniors)
Bring water for yourself and clean dance shoes for the floor. Beginners are welcome and you don’t need to bring a partner. Find our facebook event here.
For more Info, talk to Maggie: 207-233-4325, fiddle103@yahoo.com
Or visit one of our websites:
To be added to (or removed from) the monthly email list, send a message to secondsaturdaycontra@gmail.com

June 9th Topsham Contra: Einstein’s Little Homunculus & Angela DeCarlis

Dear Dancers,

There is a contradance on Saturday, June 9th in Topsham. The hall is located at: 47 Pleasant St, Topsham, ME 04086

The band: Einstein’s Little Homunculus
-Tich Cownie: fiddle, vocals
-Paul Crook: mandolin, guitar, bass, accordion, vocals
-Susan Gedutis Lindsay: pennywhistles, alto and baritone saxophones, flute, vocals
-Carol Laliberté DeLorenzo: pennywhistles, low D whistle, recorder, soprano saxophone, vocals
-Eric Mumpower: B flat and C clarinets, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone
-Rob Rudin: bodhrán, bones, dumbek, washboard, cocktail drums, vocals
The Caller: Angela DeCarlis

6 pm Family Dance ~ $3 or $12 per family
7 pm Finger-Food Potluck
7:30 Beginner session
8-11 Contradance ($10, $8 Students and Seniors)

Jeff Raymond recalls: … when Einstein’s Little Homunculus came to Maine and wow, what a difference a little ole horn section makes! Their klezmer roots gave the band ‘s trad tunes a wallop unlike anything I’d heard ever.
It’s so easy to Google n YouTube ’em, there is no excuse to not give em a listen.
There’s been a lot of fantastic bands emerge in the scene through the decades I’ve been hanging about and I gotta say these folks still got it goin’ on, Come on out to Topsham Saturday give your feet n ears a treat.
Be well, see ya there, Jeff

Bring water for yourself and clean dance shoes for the floor. Beginners are welcome and you don’t need to bring a partner. RSVP on the Facebook event.

For more Info, talk to Maggie: 207-233-4325, fiddle103@yahoo.com
Or visit one of our websites:
deffa.org
contradancetopsham.wordpress.com

To be added to (or removed from) the monthly email list, send a message to secondsaturdaycontra@gmail.com