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Friday, May 25
 

11:00am PDT

Les Voyagers w/ Dina Blade, Caller
Music From Waaaay Up North

Friday May 25, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Friday Opening Contra
  • Biography Les Voyager plays music from the Metis Native American Tribe in Canada. For more information about the band, you can go to: katzwein@earthlink.net

12:00pm PDT

The Hoots and Hollers w/ Eric Curl, Caller
Vociferous Contras

Friday May 25, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Friday Opening Contra
  • Biography Three Olympia musicians join forces to bring energetic contra dances to Folklife.

1:00pm PDT

Sacred Fire w/ Mark Matthews, Caller
Hot contra tunes

Friday May 25, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Friday Opening Contra
  • Biography Sacred Fire is a high energy contra band located in Helena, Montana. Having played dances across the state, they are known for their ability to raise the dance! Sacred Fire has worked with many rural communities in Montana to establish and foster small contra dances.

2:00pm PDT

Riffraff w/ John Gallagher, Caller
Fiery Riffs From Raffish Gents

Friday May 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Friday Opening Contra
  • Biography Riffraff has been playing dances for 12 years. The fiddlers, Linden and Evo are father and son. The three gray haired guys have played in numerous bands, contra and otherwise, for decades. Evo has been surrounded by this music since birth.

3:00pm PDT

Billbillies w/ Tony Mates, Caller
Billicious Contras

Friday May 25, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Friday Opening Contra
  • Biography All of our musicians have been playing music for decades; Several members have appeared on major record labels. As a group, the Billbillies have been together for approx. 5 years.

4:00pm PDT

The Rhythm Rollers w/ Charlie Fenton, Caller
New England Contra Dance

Friday May 25, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Friday Opening Contra
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  • Biography Anchored by the unique Bob McQuillen, the piano playing dean of traditional New England Contra Dance music, the Rhythm Rollers play the old-fashioned, hard driving, improvisational contra dance music.