Contra dance
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NELSON, NH-The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Nelson Second Saturday Contra Dance on March 9, featuring Luke Donforth calling, with Celticladda.

Donforth started contra dancing a decade ago in New York and has called and shared his love of contra dancing from California to Texas to Vermont. He’s an emerging choreographer of new dances and draws on the wealth of dances and dance traditions from everywhere he travels.

Celticladda performs exciting tunes from the Irish, Scottish, and New England music traditions, played with joy and drive. Based in New Hampshire, Celticladda is a band of devoted and experienced instrumentalists who will inspire both dancers and musicians alike. They are Randy Miller, fiddle, Bill Thomas, flute and Uilleann pipes, and Gordon Peery, piano.

Dancing begins at 8 pm, with a short workshop beforehand. Beginners and singles are welcome and all dances are taught throughout the evening. Admission is $8 or $6 for students and seniors.

The dance takes place in the historic Town Hall. For more information call (603) 762-0235 or visit www.monadnockfolk.org. The Monadnock Folklore Society has presented contra dances and concerts of traditional music since 1982.

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