BMC Celtic Classes Present Annual Contra Dance
May 31 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Brattleboro Music Center Celtic classes rally together once again to fill a dance hall with the thunderous, joyful sound of jigs and reels.
The multiple classes include dozens of teenagers and fiddling veterans as well as more recent converts to Celtic music, inspired and led by teachers Keith Murphy and Becky Tracy. The spring dance has become an annual celebration and will be held Friday, May 31, with dance calling by nationally respected caller Nils Fredland.
The location is the Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman Street, Greenfield, MA. All dances will be taught, and beginners are invited to take part in a workshop at 7:30 p.m. The dance is set for 8 to 11 p.m.
The suggested donation for the event – sponsored in part by Friends of the Greenfield Dance — is $10 with proceeds benefitting local fiddling/calling icon David Kaynor, who has recently been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Kaynor has been a pivotal figure in the New England contra dance scene for 40 years, renowned for his inclusivity and welcoming of generations of new musicians and dancers into the world of community dancing. Tracy was one of these fiddlers who benefited from sharing the stage with him at many Greenfield dances over the years, and his generosity has extended to performing and teaching at the BMC Northern Roots Festival on multiple occasions.
The suggested donation is $10 with proceeds benefitting local fiddling/calling icon David Kaynor. The event is sponsored in part by Friends of the Greenfield Dance. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or events@