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Folk, contra and traditional Dance Musicians and Leaders Leaders in North Carolina

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Lesly Bowers

Appears as: leader

Plays for Contra Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Charlotte, NC

Some Recent appearances:

Monday, February 18, 2013 Charlotte, NC — Charlotte Country Dancers

Robert Cromartie

Appears as: leader and musician (bass)

Plays for Contra Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Chapel Hill, NC

For more information: (919) 968-4743; (Email): de('cc', 'com', 'contradance');

Web: www.cs.unc.edu/~cromarti

Some Recent appearances:

Friday, November 11, 2011 Carrboro, NC — contra dance (as caller)

Saturday, February 23, 2013 Charlotte, NC — Charlotte Country Dancers (as leader)

Bob Dalsemer

Appears as: leader

Plays for Contra and English Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Hayesville, NC

Notes: Author of many popular dances including Pedal Pushers and Bye, Bye, Baltimore

A member of: Mad Robin Callers

For more information: (Email): de('rdalsemer', 'com', 'mac');

Web: homepage.mac.com/rdalsemer

Some Recent appearances:

Sunday, June 14, 2009 Brasstown, NC — Dance Callers Workshop

Sunday, August 16, 2009 High View, WV — Young Adult Leadership Course at Timber Ridge

Saturday, May 25, 2013 Berlin, VT — Traditional New England Dance (as member of Callers)

Sunday, September 15, 2013 Cambridge, MA — BIDA Contra Dance

Adina Gordon

Appears as: leader and musician

Plays for Contra, Square and English Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Asheville, NC

A member of: Daytime Callers

For more information: (Email): de('Adina', 'com', 'AdinaGordon');

Web: www.adinagordon.com

Some Recent appearances:

Sunday, July 26, 2009 Toronto, ON — Toronto Island Dance

Friday, September 9, 2011 Albany, NY — contra (as leader)

Saturday, December 3, 2011 Cocoa Beach, FL — Cocoa Beach Contra Dance (as leader)

Thursday, December 8, 2011 Concord, MA — Thursday Contras at the Scout House (as leader)

Saturday, December 10, 2011 New York, NY — Country Dance New York Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, December 17, 2011 Berlin, VT — contra (as leader)

Monday, December 19, 2011 Concord, MA — Monday Contras (as leader)

Saturday, February 11, 2012 Nelson, NH — contra (as leader)

Saturday, March 3, 2012 Ottawa, ON — contra (as leader)

Saturday, March 17, 2012 Berlin, VT — contra (as leader)

Monday, March 19, 2012 Concord, MA — Monday Contras (as leader)

Friday, April 13, 2012 Shelburne, VT — Queen City Contras (as leader)

Monday, May 21, 2012 Concord, MA — Monday Contras (as leader)

Saturday, May 26, 2012 South Amherst, MA — Fiddlers Green Contra Dance (as leader)

Thursday, May 31, 2012 Concord, MA — Thursday Contras at the Scout House (as leader)

Saturday, June 23, 2012 Kingston, NH — Kingston, NH Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, June 30, 2012 East Putney, VT — East Putney Community Contra Dance (as leader)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 West Newton, MA — English Dancing & Ice Cream Social Summer Series (as leader)

Monday, September 17, 2012 Concord, MA — Monday Contras (as leader)

Saturday, September 22, 2012 Norwich, VT — Fourth Saturday Contra (as leader)

Friday, September 28, 2012 Tinmouth, VT — Tinmouth Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, September 29, 2012 Berlin, VT — contra (as leader)

Friday, October 5, 2012 Fayetteville, NY — Syracuse Country Dancers (as leader)

Saturday, October 6, 2012 Fayetteville, NY — Syracuse Country Dancers (as leader)

Saturday, October 13, 2012 Norwich, VT — 2nd Saturday Contradance (as leader)

Friday, October 26, 2012 Worthington, OH — Columbus Country Dance Weekend (as musician)

Friday, November 2, 2012 Colchester, VT — Burlington Country Dancers (as leader)

Saturday, January 26, 2013 Berlin, VT — Traditional New England Dance (as leader)

Friday, February 15, 2013 Colchester, VT — Burlington Country Dancers (as leader)

Saturday, March 16, 2013 Berlin, VT — contra (as leader)

Saturday, March 30, 2013 Berlin, VT — Giant Robot Dance’s Vermont Weekend (as musician)

Friday, April 12, 2013 Shelburne, VT — Queen City Contras (as leader)

Saturday, April 13, 2013 East Hardwick, VT — Contra Dance Hardwick (as leader)

Friday, April 26, 2013 Tinmouth, VT — Tinmouth Contra Dance (as leader)

Sunday, May 26, 2013 Brattleboro, VT — English Before the Dawn (dance) (as musician)

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 West Newton, MA — English Dancing & Ice Cream Social Summer Series (as leader)

Thursday, August 15, 2013 Richmond, VT — English Country Dance Party (as musician)

Saturday, September 21, 2013 New York, NY — Country Dance New York Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, December 14, 2013 Cornwall, VT — Cornwall Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, December 21, 2013 Berlin, VT — contra (as leader)

Saturday, January 25, 2014 Norwich, VT — Fourth Saturday Contra (as leader)

Friday, February 21, 2014 Colchester, VT — Burlington Country Dancers (as leader)

Friday, March 7, 2014 Colchester, VT — Burlington Country Dancers (as leader)

Saturday, March 8, 2014 Norwich, VT — 2nd Saturday Contradance (as leader)

Friday, April 4, 2014 Colchester, VT — Burlington Country Dancers (as leader)

Saturday, April 5, 2014 Peterborough, NH — Peterborough 1st Saturday Contra Dance (as leader)

Friday, May 2, 2014 Colchester, VT — Burlington Country Dancers (as leader)

Sunday, May 11, 2014 Nelson, NH — Monadnock English Country Dance (as leader)

Thursday, May 15, 2014 Rochester, VT — Rochester Contra Dance (as leader)

Friday, May 16, 2014 Colchester, VT — Burlington Country Dancers (as leader)

Friday, June 6, 2014 Colchester, VT — Rockin’ English Country Dance (as musician)

Friday, June 6, 2014 Colchester, VT — Burlington Country Dancers (as leader)

Saturday, June 7, 2014 Rutland, VT — Attempt at Guinness Longest Contra Dance Line (as musician)

Monday, June 23, 2014 Concord, MA — Monday Contras (as leader)

Saturday, August 16, 2014 Berlin, VT — contra (as leader)

Saturday, October 4, 2014 Peterborough, NH — Peterborough 1st Saturday Contra Dance (as leader)

Friday, November 7, 2014 Colchester, VT — Burlington Country Dancers (as leader)

Friday, December 12, 2014 Shelburne, VT — Queen City Contras (as leader)

Friday, December 19, 2014 Colchester, VT — Burlington Country Dancers (as leader)

Saturday, December 20, 2014 Lenox, MA — Lenox Contra Dance (as leader)

Friday, January 16, 2015 Colchester, VT — Burlington Country Dancers (as leader)

Friday, February 6, 2015 Colchester, VT — Burlington Country Dancers (as leader)

Sunday, May 17, 2015 Nelson, NH — Monadnock English Country Dance (as leader)

Friday, June 5, 2015 Bennington, VT — Bennington Community Contradance (as leader)

Saturday, November 7, 2015 Peterborough, NH — Peterborough 1st Saturday Contra Dance (as leader)

Friday, November 20, 2015 Colchester, VT — Burlington Country Dancers (as leader)

Friday, December 4, 2015 Colchester, VT — Burlington Country Dancers (as leader)

Saturday, December 12, 2015 Berlin, VT — Montplier Contra Exchange (as leader)

Saturday, January 23, 2016 Norwich, VT — Fourth Saturday Contra (as leader)

Saturday, March 5, 2016 Berlin, VT — contra (as leader)

Saturday, April 9, 2016 Cornwall, VT — Cornwall Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, June 18, 2016 Berlin, VT — contra (as leader)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 West Newton, MA — English Dancing & Ice Cream Social Summer Series (as leader)

Saturday, August 13, 2016 East Thetford, VT — summer contradances at the Pavilion (as leader)

Saturday, September 24, 2016 Norwich, VT — Fourth Saturday Contra (as leader)

Saturday, November 5, 2016 Berlin, VT — contra (as leader)

Saturday, December 10, 2016 Cornwall, VT — Cornwall Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, December 31, 2016 Norwich, VT — Fourth Saturday Contra (as leader)

Saturday, February 11, 2017 Berlin, VT — Montplier Contra Exchange (as leader)

Saturday, April 8, 2017 Cornwall, VT — Cornwall Contra Dance (as leader)

Friday, April 14, 2017 Shelburne, VT — Queen City Contras (as leader)

Saturday, April 15, 2017 Berlin, VT — contra (as leader)

David Hayes

Appears as: leader and musician (guitar)

Plays for Contra Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Asheville, NC

A member of: Celador

For more information: (Email): de('celadorcontra', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: celadorcontra.com

Some Recent appearances:

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Cambridge, MA — Contra Dance for All: @ MIT (as member of Celador)

Bree Kalb

Appears as: leader

Plays for Contra, Squares and English For Beginners Dance

Homebase is in (or near) NC

For more information: (919) 933-1972; (Email): de('bree', 'com', 'mindspring');

Some Recent appearances:

Friday, December 9, 2011 Carrboro, NC — contra dance

Saturday, December 10, 2011 Cambridge, MA — Blue Milonga

Margaret Mathews

Appears as: leader and musician (piano, upright bass)

Plays for Contra Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Asheville, NC

A member of: Near Mrs.

For more information: (828) 628-6921; (Email): de('margaretmathews', 'net', 'bellsouth');

Some Recent appearances:

Monday, November 21, 2011 Asheville, NC — contra (as leader)

Saturday, October 27, 2012 Ithaca, NY — Cornell Contra Dances (as leader)

Beth Molaro

Appears as: leader

Plays for Contras, Amp;, Squares and Contra Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Asheville, NC

For more information: (828) 277-4068; (Email): de('bmolaro', 'net', 'earthlink');

Web: www.bethmolaro.com

Some Recent appearances:

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Clifftop, WV — Appalachian String Band Festival

Friday, October 9, 2009 Jonesborough, TN — Mountain Madness

Thursday, October 6, 2011 Swannanoa, NC — Old Farmers Ball

Friday, November 4, 2011 Clarkston, GA — Friday Night Contra

Thursday, November 24, 2011 Swannanoa, NC — Old Farmers Ball

Thursday, March 22, 2012 High Springs, FL — Vernal’s

Frederick Park

(picture of Frederick Park)

Appears as: caller, leader, instructor and musician (Melodeon, Harmonica, Washboard)

Plays for Cajun Contra English Square Multiple_style Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Swannanoa, NC

Notes: 35 years collecting & teaching traditional dances of America, Scotland, France. Founder of the “Old Farmers Ball” (community dance since 1981), Swannanoa, NC & the Black Mountain Festival (traditional music & dance), Blk. Mtn. NC (now called LEAF). Humorist, storyeller and historian of community dance in Eastern USA.

A member of: The Burning Desire String Band

For more information: (828) 335-5630; (Email): de('frederick', 'com', 'apalache');

Web: www.apalache.com/Dance.html

Some Recent appearances:

Monday, April 16, 2012 Asheville, NC — contra (as leader)

Ruth Pershing

Appears as: caller and instructor

Plays for Contra Family Square Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Chapel Hill, NC

Notes: caller of contras, squares, intergenerational and family dances; clogger with the Cane Creek Cloggers

For more information: 919-967-9917; (Email): de('rpershing', 'com', 'mindspring');

Pat Petersen

Appears as: leader

Plays for English Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Durham, NC

Some Recent appearances:

Sunday, January 22, 2012 Decatur, GA — QuickSilver (Usually) First Sunday English

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 New York, NY — English country dance

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Arlington Heights, MA — english

George Segebade

Appears as: leader

Plays for Contra Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Oak Ridge, NC

For more information: (336) 644-6522; (Email): de('gsegebade', 'com', 'dellnet');

Some Recent appearances:

Saturday, December 10, 2011 Floyd, VA — Floyd Contra Dance

Diane Silver

Appears as: leader

Plays for Contra, Squares, Clogging, , Swing and Celtic Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Asheville, NC

For more information: (828) 298-7084; (Email): de('diane', 'com', 'diane-silver');

Web: www.diane-silver.com

Some Upcoming appearances:

Saturday, June 3, 2017 East Hanover, NJ — Swingin’ Tern Dances

Taija Teviaclark

Appears as: caller and musician (percussion)

Plays for Contra Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Brasstown, NC

A member of: The Scallywags

For more information: (Email): de('taija', 'com', 'teviaclark');

Linda Thomas

(picture of Linda Thomas)

Appears as: caller

Plays for Contra Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Wilmington, NC

Notes: Contra dance caller for dances, weddings, and other gatherings. Good with beginners, emphasis on having fun!

For more information: (910) 791-6646; (Email): de('coastaldancer', 'com', 'ec.rr');

Some Recent appearances:

Saturday, September 10, 2011 Wilmington, NC — Cape Fear Contra Dancers - Midweek dances

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