Thursday Contras

2018

Location: The Concord Scout House, 74 Walden St., Concord, MA
NEW! Introductory pre-dance workshop at 7:10pm
7:30pm-10:30pm — $10 ($5 for people 22 and under)
Info: (617) 299-1590 (leave a message; we’ll call back)
Please bring soft-soled shoes!

This dance is sponsored by NEFFA

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We will cancel the dance if we feel that weather conditions would make for unsafe travel.
No animals (other than service animals) are allowed in the building.

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Lost and Found – All Thursday Lost and Found items will be retained at the Concord Scout House for a period of time.
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June
7 Tony Parkes and Joy Compass (Clara Stickney and Jamie Oshima)
14 Contra Prom with Wild Asparagus
21 Dave Eisenstadter with Julie Vallimont, Eric Boodman, and Jon Cannon
28 Darlene Underwood and Wild Rumpus (Deborah Clark Colón, Karl Colón and Bobby Douglas)
July
5 Chuck Abell and the Organic Family Band (Jakob Raitzyk, Michael Raitzyk, Rebekah Geller, and Judith Geller)
12 Sue Rosen with Cloud Ten (Cedar Stanistreet, Arthur Davis, Donal Sheets, and Ness Davidoff)
19 Steve Zakon-Anderson and Riff Raff (Julie Metcalf, Jesse Ball, Everest Witman, and Matt Kenney)
26 Tavi Merrill and Shandy (Eileen Nicholson Kalfass, Rebecca McCallum and Jane Knoeck)
August
2 Dugan Murphy and Tempest (Timothy Ball, Chuck Abell, and Harry Aceto)
9 Beth Parkes with Autumn Rose Lester, Eric Eid-Reiner and Becca Bosworth-Clemmons
16 Ron T Blechner with Cedar Stanistreet, Donal Sheets, and Max Newman
23 Lisa Greenleaf and Polaris (Rose Jackson, Marta Bartholomew, Sam Zakon-Anderson, and Jesse Ball)
30 Jean Gorrindo and Buddy System (Julie Vallimont and Noah VanNorstrand)
September
6 Andrew Stout and Stomp Rocket (Dave Langford, Glen Loper, and Bethany Waickman)
13 Sue Rosen with George Wilson and Bruce Rosen
20 Don Veino with Julie Vallimont, Eric Boodman, Jon Cannon, and Zach Meyer
27 Frannie Marr with Julie Metcalf, Max Newman and Stuart Kenney
October
4 Angela DeCarlis with Andrew VanNorstrand, Anna Patton and Owen Morrison
11 Chris Ricciotti and Spare Parts (Liz Stell, Eric Buddington and Bill Matthiesen)
18 Andy Shore and Transcontranental (Dave Bartley, David Kaynor and Rebecca McCallum)
25 Sue Rosen and The Russet Trio (Aldo Lavaggi, Peter Madsen and Seth Travins)
November
1 Shari Shakti and The NOB (NEFFA Open Band)** with Maestro Max Newman and lead fiddle Amy Larkin
8 Dereck Kalish and Dead Sea Squirrels (Cathy Mason, Henry Yoshimura and Craig Edwards)
15 Tony Parkes and Cloud Ten (Cedar Stanistreet, Donal Sheets, Ness Smith-Savedoff and Arthur Davis)
29 George Marshall with Jesse Ball and Friends
December
6 Neffa Multi Caller Night and The NOB (NEFFA Open Band) with Maestra Julie Metcalf
13 Lisa Greenleaf with Andrew VanNorstrand and friends
20 Dave Eisenstadter and Chimney Swift (Cecile LeRoy, Daniel Raine, Yaron Shragai and Zoë Madonna)
27 Steve Zakon-Anderson and Polaris (Rose Jackson, Marta Bartholomew, Sam Zakon-Anderson and Jesse Ball)

 
The NOB: Come make a big sound with the NEFFA open band! Let’s fill the stage with musicians and the hall with music. All musicians who can play at dance tempo are encouraged to come, and a tune list will be available ahead of time via the NEFFA.org website. Especially loud instruments are encouraged to use tasteful discretion. Please no amplifiers on stage.