Hey Fever! 2018
Oh my, oh my did we have a blast of a time! The bands and callers were all truely wonderful!
The bands were ...
Featuring Pascal Gemme, Nicholas Williams and Yann Falquet.
Firmly rooted in the soil of their native land, the energetic and original traditional 'power trio' also incorporates the dynamism of today's North American and European folk cultures in their music. They weave precise and intricate fiddle, flute and accordion work, gorgeous vocal harmonies, energetic foot percussion and guitar accompaniment into a big and jubilant musical feast. Their distinctive sound, sense of humour and stage presence makes them a supreme crowd pleaser.
Genticorum is also a beautiful Contra dance band. We have had the luxury of enjoying them greatly in Ottawa. Check out this video of them playing in our Ottawa hall!
Featuring Eileen Nicholson, Rachel Bell, and Andrew VanNorstrand.
Seaglass is a wonderful dance band featuring Rachel Bell on accordion, Eileen Nicholson on fiddle and Andrew VanNorstrand on guitar. They have a unique, wide-ranging repertoire from classic New England contra dance tunes to French balfolk and English Country Dance music, often weaving in roots-rock grooves and captivating improvisations. Seaglass has been received with great enthusiasm by dance and music communities ranging from the northeast all the way to California and even in Paris, France!
The callers were ...
Lisa Greenleaf has been treating dancers across north America and beyond to her high spirited, witty calling for many years, and is known for precise walk-throughs of zesty and flowing dances. Whether she is presenting contemporary or traditional contras, fun squares, or challenging dances of all shapes and sizes, Lisa engages the crowd with her humor and community spirit.
Dugan Murphy's voice is smooth like an evening radio personality and his pants are loud like his favorite metal band. He calls contra dances across the U.S. and Canada, but mostly in the Northeast and Midwest. He is known for emanating joy and for teaching with the artful precision of clockwork.
Hey Fever! Poster
It was such a terrific weekend! Don't miss the next one!