Hey Fever! 2019

Hey Fever! 2019 was a pure joy to remember for those of us lucky enough to attend it!

The bands were ...

The Gaslight Tinkers

Featuring Audrey Knuth (Fiddle, Vocals), Jopey Fitzpatrick (Drums), Garrett Sawyer (Bass), Peter Siegel (Guitar, banjo, mando, ...)

The Gaslight Tinkers' blend of global rhythms creates a joyously danceable sound around a core of traditional New England old time and celtic fiddle music, merging boundless positive energy with melody and song. Since its formation in 2012 the band has lit up the East Coast, the West Coast, and the Caribbean, headlining dances and festivals! The sound and energy of Audrey, Jopey, Garrett, and Peter are universally irresistible.

The Gaslight Tinkers' are a wonderful Contra dance band! Check them out here at the Flurry!

Julie Metcalf and
Benjamin Foss

Julie Metcalf is an accomplished fiddler and violinist who can often be spotted at contra and English dances in the Boston area, either on stage playing fiddle or on the dance floor. Julie is also a skilled and varied jawharp player. Benjamin Foss is a gifted multi-instrumentalist. He plays guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and foot percussion for contra dances. We are delighted to welcome this talented duo to Hey Fever for the first time!

The callers were ...

Will Mentor

Photo: Trish Finn

Will Mentor is a contra and square dance caller from Northern Vermont known for his clear teaching, upbeat wit, and relaxed stage presence. He loves to choreograph events with a variety of dances and tempos that at times surprise and always delight, all the while keeping intact his guiding principle as a caller: "It's about the dancers!"

Angela DeCarlis

Known for their musical vocables and creative teaching style, Angela DeCarlis has called for dances across the United States. They love nothing more than to witness a thriving and inclusive dance community, and are overjoyed to serve as a caller and "facilitator of fun" for contra dancers both near and far.

Oh my we had fun fun fun!! Don't miss our next one!