Third Saturday contra dance at Bowdoinham Town Hall! We have been running this dance, in one of Maine's premier dance halls, for over 30 years. the Town hall is located on School Street in Bowdoinham, at the top of the hill.. For GPS users, address is 13 School St. , Bowdoinham 04008. For regular "directions" follow I-295 north or south to exit 37 (Bowdoin/Bowdoinham exit). Take Rt 125N (towards the East from 295) about 1.2 miles to School St. Turn R on School St. at Bowdoinham Church of the Nazarene. Town hall is at the top of the hill and parking is in front of the town office/library. There is a beginners' session at 7:30 PM and the dance runs from 8-11. Info: 207-666-3709 or Donation is $10, ($8 for students and seniors).  


September 15, 2018 Music by Pam Weeks (on fiddle and foot percussion), Mitch Reed (Cajun fiddler recently moved to Maine from Louisiana) and Bill Olson (on guitar). Calling by Bill Olson. Pam and Bill (who actually run the Bowdoinham dance) have been playing together for almost 30 years. They have a vast repertoire of Quebecois, New England and old time Appalachian tunes. Mitch Reed is a world class fiddler who until recently toured with Beausoleil. The twin fiddle combination of Pam and Mitch will definitely add some spice to the evening!! Bill has been calling for 30 years, is the author of many of the dances you dance to regularly, and has a few "tricks up his sleeve" for this dance. Please come out and support the 3rd Saturday Bowdoinham dance!!


October 20, 2018 Music by Greg Boardman (fiddle) and friends: Tamora Goltz (fiddle), David Stimson (guitar). Caller Maggie Robinson


November 17, 2018 Music by Tamora Goltz - fiddle, John Pranio - fiddle and banjo, David Stimson - guitar. Calling by Luke Donforth from Vermont!


December 15, 2018 Music by "Drive Train" (Ed Howe - fiddle, Bennett Konesni - guitar). Caller TBD




January 19, 2019  Music by Clara Stickney (fiddle) and Benjamin Foss (guitar and who knows??) These young and extremely talented musicians will be playing at Bowdoinham for the first time.. Come out and show your support!!! Caller Dela Murphy


February 16, 2019  SPECIAL EVENT TONIGHT!! Early evening community/family dance at 6:15PM with all comers' band (all are welcome to play! And admission is free for the family dance!)  For the main contra dance, music tonight is by “The Pineland Fiddlers”.. youth orchestra led by Ellen Gawler, with guitarist Silas Rogers. These kids are AMAZING!!! John McIntire will be calling. For the "evening  dance", 7:30 Beginners' workshop,  8-11PM contradance. Donation $10 ($8 seniors and students)


March 16, 2019 Music by The Orono Contraband (Ryu Mitsuhashi (fiddle), Anthony Viselli (mandolin), Sam Furth (guitar), Paul Riechmann (bass). caller Maggie Robinson 


April 20, 2019 Music by T-Acadie with Cajun fiddler Mitch Reed from Louisiana! (Pam Weeks - fiddle; Jim Joseph - button accordion, banjo, feet; Mitch reed - bass, fiddle; Bill Olson - guitar, calling) This will be a LOT of fun.. PLEASE come on out an bring a friend!!


May 18, 2019 Music by Don and Cindy Roy plus Pam Weeks, calling by Bill Olson


June 15, 2019 Music by Matthew Christian (fiddle) and Max Carmichael (guitar +) Caller: Dereck Kalish from Boston

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