New England Dance Music workshop with Bruce Randall
Sun 8th Nov 11:00am – 5:00pm
Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Road, Moseley, B13 8JP
For over 200 years, the community contra-dance has been a feature in towns throughout New England. What kind of music do they use? Where does it come from? How can we play it today?
Come and find out at a workshop led by traditional New England musician Bruce Randall. We will play a number of the traditional standard tunes, as well as learn about the style and their usage for dancing, and how playing for dancing is different from playing for a “session.”
Suitable for all melodic and chordal instruments. Music (melody line with chord names) will be provided.
Bruce Randall, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, plays for dances with the bands Calliope, Snow Date, Jump Start, and the Boston-area megaband Roaring Jelly.
He performs frequently at the New England Folk Festival, the Ralph Page Legacy Dance Weekend, the Down East Folk Festival, and in town halls throughout New England, and is looking forward to the opportunity to present this music to a new group of enthusiasts.
Tickets £30, available from 0121 247 3856 or wegottickets.com
Special offer £20 to Moseley Village Band members