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Folk, contra and traditional Dance Musicians and Leaders Leaders in Rhode Island

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Christine Ariel

Appears as: leader

Plays for International and Contra Folk Dance

Homebase is in (or near) RI

For more information:

Elwood Donnelly

Appears as: caller, leader, instructor and musician (guitar, harmonica, mountain dulcimer)

Plays for Contra Family Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Warren, RI

Notes: traditional musician and traditional style contra dance caller

A member of: Atwater~Donnelly, Atwater~Donnelly Band, Atwater-Donnelly Trio, Jerimoth Hill

For more information: (Email): de('elwood', 'com', 'notaol');

Web: www.atwater-donnelly.com/calendar.htm

Some Recent appearances:

Saturday, July 27, 2013 Mystic, CT — the Pie Dance (as leader)

Saturday, June 13, 2015 Worcester, MA — Worcester Contra Dance (as leader)

Michelle Kaminsky

Appears as: instructor and musician (fiddle)

Plays for Contra Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Barrington, RI

A member of: French Roast, Magnolia

For more information: (401) 246-2720; (Email): de('mkfiddle', 'net', 'earthlink');

Some Recent appearances:

Saturday, November 5, 2011 Pawtucket, RI — Magnolia Cajun Band (as member of Magnolia)

Friday, November 18, 2011 Providence, RI — Providence (College Hill) Contra Dance (as member of French Roast)

Saturday, November 26, 2011 New York, NY — Country Dance New York Contra Dance (as member of French Roast)

Saturday, December 3, 2011 Pawtucket, RI — Magnolia Cajun Band (as member of Magnolia)

Friday, February 10, 2012 Rehoboth, MA — Rehoboth Contra Dance (as member of French Roast)

Friday, February 22, 2013 Rehoboth, MA — Rehoboth Contra Dance (as member of French Roast)

Friday, February 28, 2014 Rehoboth, MA — Rehoboth Contra Dance (as member of French Roast)

Michael Miller

Appears as: leader and musician (guitar)

Plays for Contra Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Barrington, RI

Deck Nieforth Nieforth

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Appears as: leader and musician (harmonica, fiddle, spoons. feet)

Plays for Contra Square Dance

Homebase is in (or near) West Warwick, RI

Notes: Musician of traditional New England, French-Canadian, and Appalachian contra dance tunes

A member of: The French Connection, Get Reel

For more information: (401) 822-1979; (Email): de('dexter', 'com', 'dexterfiddles');

Web: www.dexterfiddles.com

Some Recent appearances:

Saturday, May 14, 2011 Peace Dale, RI — Spring Contra Dance

Ray Price

Appears as: leader and musician (Breton bagpipes (Veuze), English border bagpipes, strings, percussion and vocals)

Plays for Of Brittany, Central France, Medieval Of Europe and Sacred Circle Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Providence, RI

A member of: La Belle Lune, Nomad Culture, Trouz Bras

For more information: (401) 274-5238; (Email): de('keltikdancer', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.geocities.com/signaltonoiseradio/dance

Some Recent appearances:

Friday, September 16, 2011 Newton, MA — Club Camembert (as member of Trouz Bras) (unconfirmed)

Friday, October 21, 2011 Newton, MA — Club Camembert (as member of Trouz Bras) (unconfirmed)

Friday, November 18, 2011 Newton, MA — Club Camembert (as member of Trouz Bras) (unconfirmed)

Lucia Watson

Appears as: caller and leader

Plays for Contra Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Foster, RI

For more information: (401) 647-9112; (Email): de('luciafelix', 'net', 'verizon');

Some Recent appearances:

Saturday, May 14, 2011 Peace Dale, RI — Spring Contra Dance

Friday, October 28, 2011 Rehoboth, MA — Rehoboth Contra Dance

Saturday, February 25, 2012 Mystic, CT — the Pie Dance

Friday, March 9, 2012 Rehoboth, MA — Rehoboth Contra Dance

Friday, December 14, 2012 Rehoboth, MA — Rehoboth Contra Dance

Friday, July 12, 2013 Rehoboth, MA — Rehoboth Contra Dance

Friday, February 28, 2014 Rehoboth, MA — Rehoboth Contra Dance

Friday, May 27, 2016 Rehoboth, MA — Rehoboth Contra Dance

Friday, August 26, 2016 Rehoboth, MA — Rehoboth Contra Dance

Rose White

Appears as: leader

Plays for Contra Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Woonsocket, RI

For more information: (401) 762-4253;

Paul Wilde

Appears as: caller, leader and musician (mandolin, guitar)

Plays for Contra, English, Family and Other-styles Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Prov, RI

Notes: Calls Contras, New England Squares, ECD, Family, and Barn Dances within New England, New York and beyond. I’m also able to teach hambo workshops.

A member of: Rehoboth Sunday Jammers, Providence Mandolin Orchestra

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

The music of Paul Wilde :

CDs: Resonance, Spectrum

Some Recent appearances:

Saturday, October 3, 2009 Mattapan, MA — Barn Dance

Saturday, September 17, 2011 Branford, CT — contra (as leader)

Saturday, November 5, 2011 Berlin, MA — First Saturday Contra Dances (as leader)

Saturday, November 12, 2011 Worcester, MA — Worcester Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, December 10, 2011 Montague, MA — LGBTQ Gender Role Free Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, January 7, 2012 Medway, MA — Medway Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, January 21, 2012 Northboro, MA — Northborough Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, February 4, 2012 Medway, MA — Medway Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, March 17, 2012 Branford, CT — contra (as leader)

Saturday, April 7, 2012 Coventry, CT — Quiet Corner Contra Dance (QCCD) (as leader)

Saturday, April 14, 2012 Medway, MA — Medway Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, May 5, 2012 Medway, MA — Medway Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, June 2, 2012 Medway, MA — Medway Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, June 9, 2012 Worcester, MA — Worcester Contra Dance (as leader)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Cambridge, MA — Contra Dance for All: @ MIT (as leader)

Saturday, November 17, 2012 Northboro, MA — Northborough Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, January 5, 2013 Medway, MA — Medway Contra Dance (as leader)

Friday, January 18, 2013 Manchester, NH — The Mill City Contra (as leader)

Saturday, March 2, 2013 Medway, MA — Medway Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, March 23, 2013 Mystic, CT — the Pie Dance (as leader)

Saturday, June 1, 2013 Medway, MA — Medway Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, November 9, 2013 Worcester, MA — Worcester Contra Dance (as musician) (unconfirmed)

Saturday, January 25, 2014 Bourne, MA — Bourne Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, April 19, 2014 Northboro, MA — Northborough Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, May 30, 2015 Bourne, MA — Bourne Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, March 12, 2016 Worcester, MA — Worcester Contra Dance (as leader)

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