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Contra Dance with Pete’s Posse

Friday, May 8, 2020 Contra Dance Friday 8:00 - 10:30 pm at Silver Spring Presbyterian Church
with caller Bob Isaacs
Beginners workshop at 7:30pm

A PART OF OUR PETE'S POSSE WEEKEND, MAY 8-9 MORE EVENTS: Saturday concert and a cappella singing workshop

About This Event:

"If you ever wondered what happiness sounds like you should come listen to Pete's Posse play a contra dance or better yet: DANCE to them." —Mary Wesley, Vermont dance caller

Pete's Posse

photo: Jen Dean

"If you ever wondered what happiness sounds like you should come listen to Pete's Posse play a contra dance or better yet: DANCE to them."Mary Wesley, Vermont dance caller

We are so excited to welcome back this high-powered band from New England. They rocked the Dance Hall at our 2018 Susquehanna Folk Festival, and we cannot wait to dance to their music again.

MORE ON SATURDAY!
On Saturday the 9th, they're also playing on our concert stage in Harrisburg AND presenting an afternoon a cappella singing workshop.
Now really, how many contra dance bands can do that?

Twin fiddles in tight, wild harmony over high-powered guitar and pounding footwork with mandolin, clawhammer banjo, jawharp and rocking keyboards adding their voices to the mix. Songs and tunes, old and new, lyrical and driving; that’s the multi-generational heart and mind of Pete's Posse, at work and at play.

Pete's Posse is composed of acclaimed musician Pete Sutherland (fiddle, piano, banjo and vocals), his protégé Oliver Scanlon (fiddle, mandolin, dobro, foot percussion and vocals) and the dynamic Tristan Henderson (guitars, mandolin, jaw harp, bodhran, foot percussion and vocals).

Pete's Posse
Pete's Posse

Tickets

Contra Dance: 7:30-10:30pm

  • $12 General Admission
  • $10 SFMS Members
  • $5 Students (to age 22)
  • $10 members of Harrisburg Area Contra Dance Assn
  • Advance tickets @ BrownPaperTickets.com or 800-838-3006

General ticket info

Venue

Silver Spring Presbyterian Church

444 Silver Spring Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

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