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Peterborough

Summer dances at community center

The first Saturday contra dance will be held at the Peterborough Community Center on Saturday. For the summer months, the dances are being held at this location.

Lisa Sieverts will be calling with music provided by George Wilson on fiddle and Larry Unger on guitar.

Wilson personifies the New England fiddle tradition, with its strains of French Canadian and Cape Breton fiddling, which in turn have strong Irish and Scottish influences, all fused together with Yankee ingenuity to create a genuine New England style.

Unger, guitarist, has been a full-time musician since 1984, and has presented a diverse range of musical performances at contra dances, waltzes, dance weekends, dance camps, festivals, and concerts all across the United States and in Canada, France, Scotland, Denmark, and Sweden. He’s one of the busiest contra dance musicians around, playing for more than 150 dances every year.

Sieverts is featured regularly at the Nelson Monday contra dances and serves on the board of the Monadnock Folklore Society.

Dancing begins at 8 p.m., with an optional introductory workshop beforehand. Admission is $10 or $7 for students and seniors. An open jam session for beginning and intermediate musicians will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

For more information, call 762-0235 or visit www.monadnockfolk.org. The Monadnock Folklore Society has presented contra dances and concerts of traditional music since 1982.

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