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New Hampshire Traditional Arts & Folklife Listing

Lamprey River Band
New England Contra Dance Music

Description:
The Lamprey River Band plays old-time New England country dance music. Since 1983, the group has been playing for contra and square dances and for wedding, parties, and other events at which traditional social dancing can help build community. The Lamprey River Band hosts a dance on the first Thursday of every month in the Dover City Hall. Sit-in musicians and guest callers are invited. No experience is necessary as they teach dances appropriate to the participants. For weddings and parties they generally call dances that require little teaching, like the Virginia Reel or Duck for the Oyster. Band members are: Peter Yarensky (contra/square dance caller, hammered dulcimer, occasionally piano), Sarah Mason (contradance caller, pennywhistle), Burt Feintuch (fiddle), Steve Panish (fiddle), Sarah Hydorn (flute, pennywhistle) and a piano player (usually Bill Zecker or Sophie Orzechowski.)

Preferred activities and age groups: Dances and performances at schools, community locations such as libraries, recreation centers, historic societies, fairs, festivals, and museums for all ages.

Availability: Primarily in the Seacoast area year round.

Fees:
Negotiable.

Contact Information:
Peter Yarensky
213 Hall Rd
Barrington, NH 03825-3176
Phone: 603/664-2513
email: peter.yarensky@unh.edu
website: www.nhcountrydance.com/music/lamprey.html

Notes: Click here for more information about Peter Yarensky.

 
 
 
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