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Help Out at Warren Wilson on Thursdays - and Dance for Free!

We always need help setting up, tearing down, and sitting at the door (not all night, of course - we know you're here to dance!).

See how it works, and sign up for a spot!


White Horse Waltz in Black Mountain

A new waltz, the third Wednesday of every month, at White Horse in Black Mountain. See the upcoming dates.


Asheville Open Contra Band

The band is for anyone who either enjoys or wants to enjoy playing contra music. We meet 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7-9 PM. Please Sign up for information (including where the next jam will be!) by sending an email to:
asheville-contra-band+subscribe@googlegroups.com.

An initial Open Band tune book is now available at: Open Band


Board Meetings

Time and place varies: usually second Wednesdays but not every month. If you are interested in attending a board meeting let us know via the contact sheet and we'll tell you when and where the next one is.


Schedule of OFB and other regional dances

Most Dances are Fragrance Free

Printable Refrigerator Magnet Version

DateDanceBandMusiciansCallerComments
Friday
6/24
Harvest MoonSkeeziksWes Maluk guitar, tenor banjo, percussionBarbara GrohContra at Landmark Hall (156 Landmark Dr, Taylors, SC); lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Saturday
6/25
Harvest MoonBoom ChuckLaurie Fisher fiddle, Nic Coker guitar, fiddle, Ric Cooper bassRob HarperContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Monday
6/27
Monday Night DanceCrooked PineCraig Bannerman bass, Frank McConnell guitar, hammer dulcimer, Marion Boatwright fiddle, Troy Harrison banjo, mandolinDavid Winston
Thursday
6/30
Old Farmers BallEric the CatAlan Dillman fiddle, Karen Gaughan piano, Terry Maluk percussion, Wes Maluk guitar, tenor banjo, percussionTamara McGovern
Saturday
7/2
JonesboroughAnadamaVicki HerndonBeginners at 7:00pm, Dance 7:30-10:30pm Location: Serenity Knoll Farm
Monday
7/4
Monday Night DanceGrey Eagle closed! No dance tonight
Thursday
7/7
Old Farmers BallAnadamaAmelia Mason fiddle, Bethany Waickman guitar , Emily Troll accordionDiane Silver
Friday
7/8
Harvest MoonGetchen Caverly and Austin MurryDiane SilverRIVER FALLS ADVANCED DANCE 8-11; experienced dancers only
Saturday
7/9
Harvest MoonAnadamaAmelia Mason, Emily Troll, Bethany WaickmanJesse EdgertonContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Sunday
7/10
OFB English Country DanceGeorge Schissler, fiddle and concertina; Suzanne Hosch, flute; Linda Schissler, piano.AnneMarie Walter
Monday
7/11
Monday Night DanceWhistlin RufusAnn Whitley , Cindy Olsen , Doug Olsen , Peter Jenkins Doug Singleton
Thursday
7/14
Old Farmers BallSwannanoa Gathering StaffCeltic Week staffCeltic Week This will be an Irish Ceili dance.
Saturday
7/16
JonesboroughJoseph Sobol & Lee BidgoodStephanie MarieBeginners at 7:00pm, Dance 7:30-10:30pm
Saturday
7/16
Harvest MoonWhistlin RufusAnn Whitley , Cindy Olsen , Doug Olsen , Peter Jenkins Doug SingletonContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Monday
7/18
Monday Night DanceGood & PlentyKaren Gaughan piano, Laura Lengnick fiddle, Terry Maluk percussionWarren Doyle
Thursday
7/21
Old Farmers BallSwannanoa Gathering StaffSwannanoa Gathering StaffOld Time Week. This will be a square dance.
Friday
7/22
Harvest MoonGood & PlentyKaren Gaughan piano, Laura Lengnick fiddleEmily AbelContra at Landmark Hall (156 Landmark Dr, Taylors, SC); lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Sunday
7/24
OFB English Country DanceJovial BeggarsLaurie Fisher, Nic Coker, Esther Holsen, Michael Garner, Karen GaughanBob Thompson
Monday
7/25
Monday Night DanceTurnip the BeetJeremy Lekich, Kelsey WellsBeth Molaro
Thursday
7/28
Old Farmers BallRicochetRya Martin piano, Walter Hojka fiddle, feetBeth Molaro
Saturday
7/30
Harvest MoonTurnip the BeatJeremy Lekich, Kelsey WellsJanet ShepherdContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Monday
8/1
Monday Night DanceRicochetRya Martin piano, Walter Hojka fiddle, feet, Brian HamsharAnneMarie Walter
Thursday
8/4
Old Farmers BallSwannanoa Gathering StaffSwannanoa Gathering StaffFiddle Week This will be a contra dance.
Friday
8/5
Harvest MoonEntwynedJohn Paolillo mandola, bouzouki, and mandocello, Twy Bethard fiddle and foot percussionKen GallRIVER FALLS ADVANCED DANCE 8-11; experienced dancers only
Saturday
8/6
Harvest MoonEntwynedJohn Paolillo mandola, bouzouki, and mandocello, Twy Bethard fiddle and foot percussionKen GallContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Sunday
8/7
OFB English Country DanceTBAAnneMarie Walter
Monday
8/8
Monday Night DanceSteamShovelDavid White fiddle/banjo, Roger Gold guitarDiane Silver
Thursday
8/11
Old Farmers BallWindmillLaurie Fisher fiddle, Steve Trisman fiddleDiane Silver
Saturday
8/13
Harvest MoonCrooked PineCraig Bannerman bass, Frank McConnell guitar, hammer dulcimer, Marion Boatwright fiddle, Troy Harrison banjo, mandolinContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Monday
8/15
Monday Night DanceJoyful NoiseCailen Campbell fiddle. George Paul pianoTerry Doyle
Thursday
8/18
Old Farmers BallSteamShovelDavid White fiddle/banjo, Roger Gold guitarCharley Harvey
Thursday
8/18
Old Farmers BallSteamShovelDavid White fiddle/banjo, Roger Gold guitarCharley Harvey
Saturday
8/20
Harvest MoonFireflyBarbara Davis guitar, Julia Weatherford fiddle, Laurel Willoughby bass, Pearl Shirley fiddle, low whistle, vocalsCharlotte CrittendenContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Sunday
8/21
OFB English Country DanceTBABob Thompson
Monday
8/22
Monday Night DanceFireflyBarbara Davis guitar, Julia Weatherford fiddle, Laurel Willoughby bass, Pearl Shirley fiddle, low whistle, vocalsClinton Ross
Thursday
8/25
Old Farmers BallNew CaledoniaJanet Muse piano, Julia Weatherford cello, fiddle, Laura Light fiddleBeth Molaro
Friday
8/26
Harvest MoonGoosebone ProphetsNic Coker, Laura Lengnick, Celia WycoffContra at Landmark Hall (156 Landmark Dr, Taylors, SC); lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Monday
8/29
Monday Night DanceHot SonataArt Shuster mandolin, Karen Gaughan piano, Laura Lengnick fiddleLauren Kriel
Friday
9/2
Harvest MoonRIVER FALLS ADVANCED DANCE 8-11; experienced dancers only
Saturday
9/3
Harvest MoonFlying the TuneJune Avincula piano, Lew Gelfond fiddleContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Sunday
9/11
Harvest MoonMOONDANCE 2016 9-11 Sept. at gorgeous Table Rock State Park!! Maivish & Playing with Fyre; Cis Hinkle and Jesse Edgerton calling Information and registration link at: http://harvestmoonfolk.org/index.php/moondance
Friday
9/30
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.
Friday
10/28
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.
Friday
11/18
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.
Friday
12/16
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.


Old Farmer's Ball
PO Box 2852
Weaverville, NC 28787

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