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Folk, contra and traditional Dance Musicians and Leaders Leaders in Virginia

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Michael Barraclough

Appears as: caller, leader and instructor

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

Homebase is in (or near) Annandale, VA

Notes: Calling for 39 years (mostly in the UK but now resident in the USA): English (ECD and ceilidh), barn dances, family dances, zesty contras. Able to call at all levels - dance camp to complete beginner.

For more information: (703) 992-0752; (Email): de('caller', 'com', 'michaelbarraclough');

Web: www.michaelbarraclough.com

Some Recent appearances:

Saturday, October 17, 2015 Cottonwood, AZ — Cottonwood Contra Dance

Saturday, November 21, 2015 Cottonwood, AZ — Cottonwood Contra Dance

April Blum

Appears as: caller and leader

Plays for Contra and English Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Annandale, VA

Notes: “Big Toe” of FootFall Dance Weekend, chair of the Mid-Winter Festival for the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, and novice caller. Next appearance Feb. 6th at Glen Echo Ballroom.

For more information: (703) 978-2774; (Email): de('aprilgblum', 'com', 'gmail');

Some Recent appearances:

Saturday, November 2, 2013 New York, NY — Country Dance New York Contra Dance

Friday, October 31, 2014 Newtown, PA — Lambertville Country Dancers

Shawn Brenneman

Appears as: caller and leader

Plays for Contra Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Radford, VA

For more information: (Email): de('brenneman', 'edu', 'sbc');

Web: www.shawnbrenneman.com

Some Recent appearances:

Friday, September 30, 2011 Elk Park, NC — Mountain Color Contra Dance Weekend

Saturday, November 12, 2011 Floyd, VA — Floyd Contra Dance

Saturday, December 31, 2011 Carrboro, NC — contra dance

Sargon De Jesus

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Appears as: caller and leader

Plays for Contra Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Arlington, VA

Notes: Available to call within 150 miles of Arlington, VA.

For more information: (571) 239-3600; (Email): de('contra', 'com', 'sargondj');

Web: contra.sargondj.com

Gaye Fifer

Appears as: caller, leader and instructor

Plays for Contra, Other-styles and English Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Charlottesville, VA

Notes: contra dance caller and teacher of American folk waltz

For more information: (434) 244-7858; (Email): de('gayefifer', 'com', 'gmail');

Some Upcoming appearances:

Friday, March 30, 2018 Newfields, NH — Seacoast Contra at Newfields

Friday, March 30, 2018 Newfields, NH — Seacoast Contra at Newfields

Brian Hamshar

Appears as: caller and leader

Plays for Contra Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Palmyra, VA

Notes: contra dance caller

For more information: (434) 242-3369; (Email): de('bhamshar', 'com', 'yahoo');

Some Recent appearances:

Monday, January 13, 2014 Concord, MA — Monday Contras

Saturday, June 21, 2014 East Hanover, NJ — Swingin’ Tern Dances

Tom Hinds

Appears as: leader (piano)

Plays for Contras, , Squares and Contra Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Charlottesville, VA

For more information: (434) 263-8070; (Email): de('twhinds', 'net', 'earthlink');

Some Recent appearances:

Friday, May 6, 2016 Fayetteville, WV — Whitewater Whirl!

Friday, December 16, 2016 Glen Echo, MD — contra

Ted Hodapp

Appears as: leader

Plays for Contra, Sandinavian, English, Clogging and Morris Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Arlington, VA

For more information: (703) 527-7639; (Email): de('thodapp', 'gov', 'nsf');

Web: www.hamline.edu/~thodapp

Herschel Nelson

Appears as: leader

Plays for Contra Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Richmond, VA

For more information: (804) 748-6602; (Email): de('herschel', 'net', 'comcast');

Delaura Padovan

Appears as: leader and musician

Plays for Contra and Family Dance

Homebase is in (or near) King George, VA

Some Recent appearances:

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

Saturday, September 3, 2011 Shepherdstown, WV — contra (as leader)

Brad Sayler

Appears as: leader

Plays for Contra, , English, Country and Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Crozet, VA

For more information: (434) 823-7334; (Email): de('brad', 'edu', 'virginia');

Some Recent appearances:

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

Saturday, September 14, 2013 Floyd, VA — Floyd Contra Dance

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 West Newton, MA — English Dancing & Ice Cream Social Summer Series

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