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Past Dates

2023:

January 20, 2023 - Third Friday Contra Dance at the Guiding Star Grange

with George Wilson (fiddle), Andy Davis (accordion), Becky Hollingsworth (piano), Joe Blumenthal (bass) and the Back Row Band of all comers!  Bring your acoustic instrument and join us.

Calling by Liz Nelson.

Lesson at 7:45, dance 8 - 11 pm.

Covid policies in place, write for details.

Guiding Star Grange

Greenfield, MA

February 17, 2023 - Third Friday Contra Dance at the Guiding Star Grange

with Gianna Marzilli Ericson (fiddle), Becky Hollingsworth (piano), Joe Blumenthal (bass), and the Back Row Band of all comers!  Bring your acoustic instrument and join us.

Calling by Andy Davis.

Lesson at 7:45, dance 8 - 11 pm.

N95, KN95, or KF94 required as well as covid vax plus booster.

Guiding Star Grange

Greenfield, MA

February 19, 2023 - Contra Tunes Concert & Playalong with Rebecca on Zoom

7 - 7:45 pm Eastern

It has been a while since a Zoom concert! Come hang out and listen or play along to some contra tunes.  At least half of the tunes in this concert will be common repertoire, and the other half will be whatever else I'm playing lately.
Here are some tunes that may make an appearance: 
Old time: Waynesboro, Johnny Don't Get Drunk, Cumberland Gap, Golden Ticket
New England: Lady of the Lake in G, Music in the Glen, Richard's Jig
Irish: Bea May's, Road to Glountane, Wissahickon Drive
Have any requests?  Let me know!  And write to me for the Zoom link, too.
Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/2BUiEmSkn

March 4, 2023 - Montpelier Contra Dance

with Four Musicians Walked into 32 Bars: George Wilson (fiddle), Andy Davis (accordion), Becky Hollingsworth (piano)

Calling by Liz Nelson.

Lesson at 7:45, dance 8 - 11 pm.

Covid policies in place.

Capital City Grange

Montpelier, VT

March 10, 2023 - Contra Dance at the Guiding Star Grange

with David Cantieni (winds), Becky Hollingsworth (piano), and sit ins!  

Calling by George Marshall.

Lesson at 7:45, dance 8 - 11 pm.

N95, KN95, or KF94 required as well as covid vax plus booster.

Guiding Star Grange

Greenfield, MA

March 17, 2023 - Third Friday Contra Dance at the Guiding Star Grange

with Mo Brachfeld (fiddle), Becky Hollingsworth (piano), Joe Blumenthal (bass), and the Back Row Band of all comers!  Bring your acoustic instrument and join us.

Calling by TBD.

Lesson at 7:45, dance 8 - 11 pm.

N95, KN95, or KF94 required as well as covid vax plus booster.

Guiding Star Grange

Greenfield, MA

March 26, 2023 - Mini Livestream Concert/ Playalong

7 pm Eastern

Relax and listen to some tunes while enjoying the later sunset, or play along!

Tunes that will make an appearance: Music in the Glen, Ross' #4, Lady of the Lake in D, Meeting of the Waters, Richard's Jig

On Zoom- contact me for the link

March 31, 2023 - Friday Night Dance at Glen Echo

with Rose Jackson (fiddle) and Charlie Pilzer (piano)

Calling by Caroline Barnes

Lesson at 7:45, dance 8 - 11 pm.

Covid policies in place.

Glen Echo, MD

April 1, 2023 - Shepherdstown Contra Dance

with Rose Jackson (fiddle) and Charlie Pilzer (piano)

Calling by Caroline Barnes

Lesson at 7:45, dance 8 - 11 pm.

Covid policies in place.

Shepherdstown, WV

April 2, 2023 - Family Dance at Glen Echo

with Rose Jackson (fiddle) and Charlie Pilzer (piano)

Calling by TBD.

3 - 5 pm

Covid policies in place.

Glen Echo, MD

April 8, 2023 - Featured band at the Montague Open Mic

with Gianna Marzilli Ericson (fiddle) & Becky Hollingsworth (piano)

"Echoes of David Kaynor"

6:30 - 9:30 pm

Montague, MA

April 13, 2023 - Fiddle Hell Online Workshop: "Learn an Excellent David Kaynor Tune"

8:30 - 9:30 pm Eastern and available via replay

Rebecca will teach an excellent David Kaynor tune as part of Fiddle Hell Online:

Fiddle Hell Online will have 170 live workshops to learn from, 30 live concerts to enjoy, and 30 live jam sessions to join on Zoom, for fiddle, mandolin, cello, guitar, banjo, & singing. Info and registration (and discounts and giveaways) at https://FiddleHell.org

April 14, 2023 - Burlington English Country Dance

with Aaron Marcus (piano) and Will Patton (mandolin)

Dance 7 - 9:30 pm.

Colchester, VT

April 23, 2023 - New England Folk Festival (NEFFA)

Evolutionary Contras with Not Enough Fiddles, calling by Carl Levine, 12:30 - 1:20 pm

Contra medley with Charlie Pilzer  (piano) & Gianna Marzilli Ericson (fiddle), 6(!) callers, 1:30 - 1:50 pm

Cracking Chestnuts with Sugar River Band (Jane & Francis Orzechowski), calling by Ben Sachs-Hamilton, 2 - 2:50 pm

Festival Orchestra contras and squares, calling by Dereck Kalish & Bob Isaacs, 4 - 5:30 pm

Marlborough, MA

April 26, 2023 - Family Dance, private event

Hadley, MA

(Contact me to schedule a family dance for your next celebration!)

April 27, 2023 - art show accompaniment, private event

Pelham, MA

May 12, 2023 - Greenfield Contra Dance

with Peter Siegel (guitar and mandolin), Garrett Sawyer (bass), and Stefan Amidon (drums)

Calling by Quena Crain

Guiding Star Grange

Greenfield, MA

May 13, 2023 - Worcester Contra Dance

with Gianna Marzilli Ericson (fiddle) and Henry Yoshimura (guitar)

Calling by Don Veino

Worcester, MA

June 3, 2023 - Rainbow Contra Dance - CANCELLED due to covid

with Susan Conger and Susan Creighton

Calling by Dave Eisenstadter

Northampton, MA

June 4, 2023 - BIDA Contra Dance

with Rose Jackson (fiddle) and Amy Englesberg (piano)

Calling by Chloe Levine

Cambridge, MA

June 15, 2023 - Concord Contra Dance

with Rose Jackson (fiddle) and Charlie Pilzer (piano)

Calling by Will Mentor

Concord, MA

June 17, 2023 - Montpelier Contra Dance

with Rose Jackson (fiddle) and Charlie Pilzer (piano)

Calling by Steve Zakon-Anderson

Lesson at 7:45, dance 8 - 11 pm.

Covid policies in place.

Capital City Grange

Montpelier, VT

June 19-21, 2023 - Northeast Heritage Music Camp

Teaching a 3-day harmony workshop with Gianna Marzilli Ericson

July 21, 2023 - Third Friday Contra Dance at the Guiding Star Grange

coanchoring with Becca Bosworth-Clemens (clarinet), Becky Hollingsworth (piano), Joe Blumenthal (bass) and the Back Row Band of all comers!  Bring your acoustic instrument and join us.

Lesson at 7:45, dance 8 - 11 pm.

Guiding Star Grange

Greenfield, MA

July 26, 2023 - private contra dance

Green Mountain Camp

Dummerston, VT

July 29, 2023 - Contra Dance, Cabot Arts and Music Festival - CANCELLED due to flood damage

with Oliver Scanlon (fiddle, mandolin, etc) and Tristan Henderson (guitar, etc)

Calling by Luke Donforth

3:00, Wiley Building Auditorium

Cabot, VT

July 30, 2023 - Common Floor Contra Dance

with Gianna Marzilli Ericson (fiddle) and Henry Yoshimura (guitar)

Calling by Harris Lapiroff

Portland, ME

August 18, 2023 - Third Friday Contra Dance at the Guiding Star Grange

coanchoring with Susan Conger (fiddle), Becky Hollingsworth (piano), Joe Blumenthal (bass) and the Back Row Band of all comers!  Bring your acoustic instrument and join us.

Lesson at 7:45, dance 8 - 11 pm.

Guiding Star Grange

Greenfield, MA

August 24, 2023 - private contra dance

Greenwood Camp

Cummington, MA

September 1, 2023 - Flying Shoes Contra Dance

with Rose Jackson (fiddle) and Benjamin Foss (guitar)

Calling by Lisa Greenleaf

6:30 pm all-comers band

8:00 contra dance

Belfast, ME

October 7, 2023 - Rainbow Contra Dance 

with Susan Conger (fiddle) and Becky Hollingsworth (piano)

Calling by Liz Nelson

Northampton, MA

October 14, 2023 - North Berkshire Community Dance

with Three Potatoes Four: Gianna Marzilli Ericson (fiddle) and Becky Hollingsworth (piano)

Calling by Quena Crain

Williamstown, MA

November 11, 2023 - North Berkshire Community Dance

co-anchor the Williamstown Open Band with Becky Hollingsworth (piano)

Calling by Andy Davis

Williamstown, MA

November 15, 2023 - Downtown Amherst Contra Dance

with Sarah Hadley Yakir (fiddle) and Larry Unger (guitar etc)

Lesson 7 pm

Dancing 7:30 - 10 pm

Amherst, MA

December 3, 2023 - Worcester Holiday Market

with VT friends - listen to tunes while you shop for local goods and crafts.

10 am - 12 pm

Worcester Town Hall

Worcester, VT

Ongoing March 2020-May 2023:

2nd & 4th Thursdays - Virtual Contra Dance Tunes Jam

7 - 8 pm Eastern time

Drop in to play along with common contra dance tunes over Zoom and more easily and comfortably connect with other people through music.  Tunes played slowly and then up to dance tempo.  Some practice so you can jump in with your local Open Band or jam!

Email Rebecca for the link: rebeccaroseweiss@gmail.com

Pay what you can. Suggested amount $25-30 per class.

Ongoing- Private Lessons, over Zoom and in-person in Western MA

Choose your focus- such as fiddle styles from New England, Appalachia, and more; dance playing, composing, harmonizing, playing with others, making arrangements, and technique.  Having fun is a given!!

Email rebeccaroseweiss@gmail.com to schedule a lesson.

(Note: The regular tunes jam is on hiatus as of May 2023.)

2021 - 2022

2019 - 2020
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