Come to the next contra dance!

Dances start at 8:00 PM with a lesson at 7:30 PM, unless otherwise noted.

Date: Saturday September 24

Location: Reality Center

Description: TCD is very excited to offer this special event: Wild Asparagus, one of the hottest contra dance bands in the country. Drawing upon music from New England, the British Isles, and Canada, as well as classical sources, Wild Asparagus takes an original approach to the traditional dance music of our folk heritage. Using their unique blend of instruments, creativity, and skills, they offer a sensitive and powerful performance. General admission: $15. Students: $12 (Passes cannot be used for this event).

The heartbeat of Wild Asparagus is Ann Percival on piano, guitar, and vocals. Ann's playing is highly inventive while still maintaining an irresistible rhythm. David Cantieni, a woodwind wizard, pours forth lively melodies and liquid harmonies on his flutes, tin-whistle, oboe, saxophone and bombard. Becky Tracy's masterful fiddling is that rare combination of energy and beauty. George Marshall is an accomplished English concertina player and also provides driving rhythms on bodhran and bones. Harry Aceto's bass will help propel dancers across the floor. George also provides excellent instruction and calling.

Music: Wild Asparagus (Becky Tracy, fiddle; Anne Percival, piano; David Cantieni, flute, sax, etc.; Harry Aceto, bass; George Marshall, concertina and calling) link

Caller: George Marshall


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What is contra dance?

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When do we dance?

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Other dances

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Media

Carrboro Commons Documentary Video of TCD: link

NPR's All Things Considered: Youth Flock To Contra Dancing : link

To see a PBS report on contra dancing in Maine, click here.

Whoopin' It Up! Students at the Center for Documentary Studies interview Linda Cooper about contra dance:

Videos

Carrboro Century Center videos.

Reality Center videos.

Pleasant Green videos.

Reality Center with The Mighty Babylonians - CulBlu's video is used courtesy of Dequan Powell

Carrboro Century Center with Sassafras Stomp - CulBlu's video is used courtesy of Dequan Powell