With your taxes filed, come celebrate spring at our April 18 contra dance !

Next Dance:  Saturday April 18

Time and Location: 8:00 to 11:00PM,  Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below

Orientation session from 7:30 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: String Theory

Caller: George Snyder

Admission: Adults 18 & over -$8.00;  ages 11-17- $4.00;

UNDER 11:  no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…

No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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Come dance in the spring at our March contra dance !

Next Dance:  Saturday March 21

Time and Location: 8:00 to 11:00PM,  Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below

Orientation session from 7:30 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Cross Town Traffic

Caller: Walter Daves

Admission: Adults 18 & over -$8.00;  ages 11-17- $4.00;

UNDER 11:  no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…

No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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Join us for our February Contra Dance !

Next Dance:  Saturday Februry 21

Time and Location: 8:00 to 11:00PM,  Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below

Orientation session from 7:30 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: String Theory

Caller: Janet Shepherd

Admission: Adults 18 & over -$8.00;  ages 11-17- $4.00;

UNDER 11:  no charge and no dancing permitted

Remember…

No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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North Georgia Folk Festival – Oct 10, 2015 – Save the Date!

Hey Folks -
Save Saturday, October 10, 2015 on your calendar for the 31st Annual North Georgia Folk Festival to be held at Sandy Creek Park, 400 Bob Holman Road, Athens, GA.
We have the park and all of the infrastructure reserved.  Now it’s time to start working on the festival itself.
If you would like to participate in the planning work or have any ideas for musicians/bands/artists you would like to see at the festival, shoot me an email at festival@athensfolk.org
You can also Join the Athens Folk Music and Dance Society group on Facebook for updates
Tommy
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Happy Contra Dance Year…Join us for the first dance of 2015 !

Next Dance:  Saturday January 17

Time and Location: 8:00 to 11:00PM,  Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below

Orientation session from 7:30 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Joe Willey & the Aleraisers

Caller: Stuart Whipple

Admission: $8.00 Adults;      Under 18 – Free

Remember…

No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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Join us for our 2014 Holiday Contra Dance !

Saturday December 20

Time and Location: 8:00 to 11:00PM,  Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below

Orientation session from 7:30 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Free Association

Caller: Andrea Nettleton

Admission: $8.00 Adults;      Under 18 – Free

Remember…

No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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Join us for our next dance on Saturday November 15

Time and Location: 8:00 to 11:00PM,  Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below

Orientation session from 7:30 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Whistlin’ Rufus

Caller: Doug Singleton

Admission: $8.00 Adults;      Under 18 – Free

Remember…

No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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The Hoot Monday, Nov 10 at HENDERSHOTS

The Athens Folk Music and Dance Society Presents:

The Hoot

Monday Nov 10

at HENDERSHOTS

8-10pm admission is Free

This month our variety show moves up the street to Hendershots Coffee!  If you haven’t been, it’s a wonderful listening room with comfy chairs and tables, They serve not only coffee, but full bar and a small menu of good eats.  But, also many other fine eats close by!  We welcome Athens accomplished singer songwriter Ken Will Morton with 6 albums under his belt, mixing blues, folk, country and rock. Also Sista Rogaz, beautiful vocals from 2 young sisters.  And new Celtic band The Gentry blending harp, flute, guitar and vocals.  Susan Staley opens and hosts the evevning.

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Fall is on the way…join us for a pre-Halloween dance on Sat. Oct 18…costumes are encouraged !

Next Dance:  Saturday October 18

Time and Location: 8:00 to 11:00PM,  Memorial Park administration building…directions shown below

Orientation session from 7:30 – 8:00 PM: introduction, basic moves, helpful hints for enjoyable dancing– for new & experienced dancers

Dance: 8:00 – 11:00 PM

Band: Crosstown Traffic

Caller: Stuart Whipple

Admission: $8.00 Adults;      Under 18 – Free

Remember…

No partner needed;   All dances are taught;   Clean, soft-soled, comfortable shoes are recommended

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Folk Week and the North Georgia Folk Festival

Hey Friends -

We are deep into Folk Week here in Athens, with performances by

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The Skillet Lickers, with Tommy Jordan, Dick Daniels, Art Rosenbaum, Russ Tanner, Phil Tanner and Andrew Lentini. Rob Homes is host and William Tonks arrived just in time to play but not soon enough to get in the picture.

 

The Skillet Lickers on It’s Friday last week, and by Art Rosenbaum (Sunday) and Claire Campbell (last night) at the World Famous.  It’s been great so far.

We continue tonight (Tuesday) with MrJordanMrTonks at the World Famous (Hull St, Athens) – music starts at 8:30 and goes until 10:30 or so.

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Neil, Art and Margo Rosenbaum

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Claire Campbell

Wednesday will be Adam Klein at the World Famous.  Thursday is Joe Willey, The Ale Raisers and friends at the Two Story Coffee House in 5 Points.  Friday, Oct 10, the Contradance at the Carver Dance Studio at UGA.

Saturday, Oct 11 is the 30th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival to be held at Sandy Creek Park, off Hwy 441 north of Athens.  Music, arts, crafts and food all day from 11:00am until 9:00pm.  It’s always one on the best events of the year. This year our headliner is the great Norman Blake, who will take the stage at 4:30 in the afternoon.

The full performance schedule, along with listings of the artists, craftspeople, food vendors, ticket prices, directions, etc is at http://www.athensfolk.org/festival.

Please join us.

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