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Arts & Artists

New Hampshire Artist Roster

Mary DesRosiers
Folk Songs & New England Contra Dance Calling


Mary DesRosiers is an accomplished caller of old and new dances, an engaging teacher, and a veteran folk singer. She has taught the dance styles and singing games of New England to audiences of preschoolers through seniors in town halls, schools, and camps across the country. A versatile artist, Mary enjoys singing for audiences of all ages, specializing in traditional American music. Her debut recording Yonder Come Day was named one of the "notable" recordings for children by the American Library Association. Mary's recent work in researching and recording the songs from Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books has brought her national recognition.

Programs offered: Dances; family dances; school residencies; concerts; staff development in the areas of historic song and dance.

Populations served: Grades K-7, colleges, senior citizens, developmentally disabled, hospitalized

Availability: Statewide, year round

Fees: Performances/Workshops: starting at $200

Contact Information:
7 Lampman Road
Harrisville, NH 03450-
Phone: 603/827-3455
Fax: 603/827-3455
Alt. Phone: 603/827-3455

Notes: Mary appears on the New Hampshire Traditional Arts & Folklife Listing as well as the Artist Roster.

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