Turnip the Beet is a dance band duo from Nashville, Tennessee. Rooted in the traditions of Southern Appalachia and their local contra dances, Kelsey Wells and Jeremy Lekich combine fiddle, banjo, guitar, percussion, and the occasional mbira in an innovative and jubilant musical harvest. Expect to hear an organic mix of eclectic tunes from the American South, Ireland, Cape Breton, Quebec, and Scandinavia, as well as a half-bushel of grooving, homegrown originals.
Kelsey Wells – fiddle, banjo, mbira, feet, vocals,
Jeremy Lekich – guitar, octave mandolin, djembe, vocals
Make a note to come on over to St. George’s Episcopal Church for this dance. Bob Thompson, Leader; Atossa Kramer and Friends, Music.
3:30, Pre-dance workshop that includes the beginners and the regulars. Really helps for the regular dancers to come early and help the beginners become a little familiar with the dance figures.
4:00-6:30, English Country Dance
Wear comfortable clothing; bring dance shoes so that we save the wood floor by not dancing in our regular street shoes. No partner necessary; bring a light snack from time to time; fragrance-free dance.
Please note that we are dancing at St. George’s Episcopal Church both Sundays in November.
3:30, Pre-Dance Workshop for beginners and regulars, combined. Reviewing and learning dance figures with all of us together. 4:00-6:30, Dance. $7/$6 for OFB Members; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; no partner necessary; bring a snack to share from time to time. All are welcome!