The summer of ’22 has marked a return to in-person square dancing in the Catskills, and so far Catskills Folk Connection’s monthly dances have attracted numerous veteran dancers as well as newcomers, even some folks visiting the Catskills from out of state.
This month the dance is at the United Ministry of Delhi, 1 Church Street, Delhi, from 7 - 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.
The Tremperskill Boys will play for the dance, with John Jacobson calling and fiddling. Dane Scudder will also be on fiddle, Sheila Addison playing guitar, Amy Lieberman on upright bass, and Ginny Scheer on flute. Most of the square dances will be from the repertoire of Hilt Kelly, the late legendary fiddler and caller from Delaware County. The Tremperskill Boys will play waltzes and polkas for round dancing.
The final dance of the season is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 at Kirkside on Main Street, Roxbury.
After that, a Symposium on Traditional Music and Dance in the Catskills will be held Nov. 19, bringing together musicians, dancers, dance organizers, cultural organizations, and members of the public to discuss the future of traditional music and dance in the region and how to help it thrive. The symposium discussion will be offered online, but it may also include an in-person session, and possibly a jam and square dance, depending on Covid precautions.
For more information visit catskillsfolkconnection.blogspot.com or contact Ginny Scheer firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-326-4206.
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