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December 9, Saturday, Contra Dance! Treetop with Erik Weberg calling

Event:  09-Dec-2017

Treetop features Bo Leyden (mandolin, banjo, flute), Shari Ame (fiddle), Benjamin Young (banjo, whistle), and Rachael Young (piano). Between them they bring a mix of Irish, Quebecois, and New England style, and put it together with Pacific Northwest flair. Bo has been a longtime contradance musician and dancer, and currently operates Calliope Musicworks, constructing and repairing stringed instruments. Shari’s fiddle expresses a wide palette of moods from wistful introspection to red-hot magnificence. Ben and Rachael come from the Irish traditional session background, having played with many groups across Canada and throughout Washington, Oregon, and California.

Erik Weberg has been calling contra dances and English Country dances for over twenty years. He has called local dances, festivals and weekends in many parts of the USA and Canada and has developed a style and repertoire that dancers enjoy very much. His musical aspirations include playing wind instruments with the contra dance band Joyride. Erik lives in Portland, Oregon where he is active in the music and dance scene and is co‑organizer of the annual Portland Megaband contra dance.

Dance held at Village School, 3411 Willamette Street (site formerly called the old Dunn School) in Eugene! $8-$10

Lesson at 7:00 pm. Dance begins at 7:30 pm.