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Saturday Contra dance! Carr Family Band with Karen Olsen calling

Event:  27-Apr-2019

The Carr Family Band plays exciting, traditional dance music from Ireland, Québec, Galicia, and Appalachia. Hailing from the Rogue Valley, the band combines the fresh, young energy of son Daniel on guitar and daughter Molly on mandolin, with the seasoned talents of their parents, fiddler Kevin Carr and pianist Josie Mendelsohn. All members of the band trade off on other instruments, including percussion. Lively rhythms, tight arrangements, and lush harmonies drive the dancers. Kevin Carr is a founding member of the Hillbillies from Mars, and Josie is a founding member of the legendary bluegrass band the Good Ol' Persons.

Karen Olsen has been calling on the Oregon Coast for 16 years. She likes to keep the dancers moving, starting out with simpler dances in the beginners lesson, and progressing to more complex dances. She is also a musician and plays her concertina for dances in Coos Bay. She strives to infuse both her calling and the dancers with her own joyful enthusiasm for contra dance and music.

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.