August 11th Topsham Contra: Details TBD

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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

May 12th Topsham Contra: Cloud Ten with Luke Donforth

Dear Dancers,

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

The band: Cloud Ten
– Cedar Stanistreet (fiddle)
– Donal Sheets (guitar, cello)
– Ness Smith-Savedoff (percussion)
– Arthur Davis (piano, trumpet, banjo)
The Caller: Luke Donforth

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)

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

Topsham Contra: T-Acadie with Bill Olson calling

Dear Dancers,

There is a contradance on Saturday, April 14th in Topsham. The hall is located at: 47 Pleasant St, Topsham, ME 04086

The band: T-Acadie
– Pam Weeks
– Jim Joseph
– Bill Olson (playing and calling!)

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)

Bring water for yourself and clean dance shoes for the floor. Beginners are welcome and you don’t need to bring a partner. If you have some experience calling and want to take a part of the dance, contact Maggie.

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

Topsham Contra: Dead Sea Squirrels with caller Shari Shakti

Dear Dancers,

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

The band: Dead Sea Squirrels
– Craig Edwards
– Cathy Mason
– Henry Yoshimura
The caller: Shari Shakti with sidekick Hannah Chamberlain

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)

Bring water for yourself and clean dance shoes for the floor. Beginners are welcome and you don’t need to bring a partner. If you have some experience calling and want to take a part of the dance, contact Maggie. 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

February 10th Topsham Contra: Barefoot with Maggie Robinson

Dear Dancers,

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

The band: Barefoot
– Ed Howe
– Jamie Oshima
The caller: Maggie Robinson

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)

Bring water for yourself and clean dance shoes for the floor. Beginners are welcome and you don’t need to bring a partner. If you have some experience calling and want to take a part of the dance, contact Maggie.

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

To be added to the monthly email list, send a message to secondsaturdaycontra@gmail.com

January 13th Topsham Contra: Anadama with Alex

Dear Dancers,

There is a contradance this Saturday, January 13th in Topsham. The hall is located at: 47 Pleasant St, Topsham, ME 04086

The band: Anadama (anadamamusic.com)
Amelia Mason (fiddle)
Emily Troll (accordion)
Bethany Waickman (guitar)

The caller: Alex Hennings

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)

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

For more Info, talk to Jeff: 207-712-2837 (he prefers texts), jeffraym@gmail.com
Or visit one of our websites:
deffa.org
contradancetopsham.wordpress.com

To be added to the monthly email list, send a message to secondsaturdaycontra@gmail.com

New Years Eve Topsham Contra Dance

20th Annual New Year’s Extravaganza!
Sunday December 31st 8:30pm till 1am
Topsham Grange 47 Pleasant Street Topsham Maine
Admission $15.

Contradance into the new year with waltzes at the top of every hour and a dance medley too!
Sparkling cider toast at midnight, potluck snacks.
Doors open early to help decorate, contact Jeff.

First band Sandy Chaffin, Willy McElroy, Craig Hensley, Jeff Raymond, Tony Simmons. Fiddle, banjo, banjolin, mandolin, guitar, bass
Second band Stimson/Goltz family, Tamora, Abraham, Nathaniel, and David; Fiddle, flute, feet, piano, guitar, bass.

Callers Maggie Robinson, Dela Murphy and Dugan Murphy

FMI contact Jeff Raymond at jeffraym@gmail.com or
207-712-2837, texts are best.
Or visit https://deffa.org/event/topsham-new-years-contra-dance/
Or https://www.facebook.com/events/133662417325795/