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Hallowell—Kennebec Contra Dance

March 25, 2023 , 6:00 pm 10:30 pm

Kennebec Contra Dance in the Hallowell City Ballroom

Come join this dynamic group of young fiddlers, with two-time Scottish fiddle Champion Owen Kennedy, and fabulous Ben Foss on guitar, led by well known fiddler Ellen Gawler. Let them lift you off the dance floor with their sparkly co­llection of tunes with feisty delivery. Come early for the Family Dance and/or join the All Comers’ Band (more info below)  
  • 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm: Family Dance to the All Comers Band*
  • 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm: Newcomers’ orientation
  • 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm: Contra Dance
Calling by Maggie Robinson Music by the Pineland Fiddlers Sound by Eric Johnson Suggested donation: $15 to $25. Our musicians are worth it. If you can’t pay $15, pay what you can. Even if you have no money, you should dance. Children free. Teenagers $5. Children are our future. * Family Dance information: Suggested donation $1 per child, $2 per adult. Free admission for players in the All Comers Band (anyone can join) and for dancers who stay and pay for the Contra afterward. COVID policy: Masks and vaccinations encouraged but not required at this time. See website for details. Website: http://kennebec-contra.org E-mail: dance at kennebec-contra.org Phone: 510-828-3557  
                                 Musicians all! 
      Come join the All-Comers Band for our very first 
                              Family Dance 
         Sat Mar 25 6-7
   Hallowell City Hall Ballroom
              Followed by a Contra Dance 7:30-10:30 with 
           Pineland Fidders
        Ben Foss guitar
     Maggie Robinson calling
     Come join the band and 
bring the family to enjoy the dancing!
           Repertoire for the 6:00 Family Dance:
        Mari’s Wedding, Galway Belle, Peg ‘O Brien, 
        Bonnie Tammie, Daleigh’s, Finnigan’s Wake
        Angeline the Baker, the Wren, Sarah Armstrong
        Moon and 7 Stars, Swallowtail, Stool of Repentance
        Dancing Bear
        Gaspe Reel, Joys of QuebecJackie
               Repertoire for the 7:30 Contra Dance: 
(Intermediate fiddlers welcome to join, will play early in evening)
        Over the Waterfall, Cold Frosty Morning, John Ryan’s Polka
        Old French, 99, Pais de Haut
        Ice House, Torment, Health to Ladies
        Rory ‘O Moore, Cowboy Jig, Sixpenny Money
        Lark in the Morning, Atholl Highlanders, Boys of Malin
        La Bastraigne, St Anne’s Reel
           Suggested Donation $15-$25
               Musicians and Children Free  
   Come play whatever you can and most of all, 
    Come join the fun! 
    Questions? reply to [email protected]


March 25, 2023
6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
$15 – $25
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Kennebec Contra Dance Committee
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