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Contra Dance: The Euphemists with Woody Lane calling - November 23 2019

The Euphemists are not your ordinary contra dance band. Yes, they have fiddle and piano (provided by Alan Snyder and Dave Goldman) and flute, whistle and guitar (provided by Paula Hamlin and Jerry Nelson). Yes, they play familiar Celtic, Québécois, and old-time tunes. But they also have horns! With Paula and Jerry on woodwinds and Kaye Blesener on trombone, high energy is the result! You'll hear some lively ragtime era tunes that feature the horn section. You’ll also hear hints of that big band sound when you least expect it, horn riffs playing off the fiddle, and old-time tunes being introduced to brass – it’s a marriage made in heaven.

A caller for more than 25 years, Woody Lane from Roseburg is known for his smooth contras, fast squares, and superb programming. His teaching style is clear and concise. Also an accomplished clogger, he often accompanies the band as a foot percussionist, raising the energy level on the dance floor to wonderful heights. Woody has brought his exciting brand of calling to dances from Alaska to Boston to Florida, and he has a growing reputation throughout the country.

Potluck: 5:30 pm. TBA

Dance held at Village School, 3411 Willamette Street in Eugene! $8-$10, members $6-$10.

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