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TapRoot Square Dance w/ Moonshine Holler and caller Sargent SeeDoo
September 21 at 6:30 pm–9:30 pm EDT$10
Doors: 6:30, Lesson: 7pm, Band: 7:30pm
$10 at the door (bring tips for the band, caller, and organizers)
Refreshments available (pizza by the slice), wheelchair accessible.
Contact: email@example.com, 413 429 1176
Moonshine Holler is the old-time duet of Paula Bradley and Pete Killeen. Paula and Pete both live in the Berkshires and met at one of the many musical gatherings in the area, discovering their shared passion for tunes and songs from the golden age of recorded string band music – the 1920’s and 1930’s. With Pete on fiddle, mandolin, banjo or guitar and Paula on banjo, guitar, vocals, kazoo or feet, Moonshine Holler can only be described as “a two person music festival that captures the essence of American southern roots music.” Featuring ballads, blues and breakdowns on more musical instruments than they can juggle, and with some clogging to boot, Moonshine Holler is sometimes rowdy, sometimes reverent, always a ruckus!
Sargent SeeDoo is a square dance caller & dance instructor from Kentucky, who currently resides in New York. He came into this work honestly & learned the craft from old-timers in Kentucky/West Virginia/North Carolina & young revivalists from all over the country. He may be naive, but he thinks social dancing will save the world.
He calls dances from the South and the Appalachians. That is to say, he calls Southern sets — 4 couple squares, 2 couple scatter squares, country partner line dances, running sets, & big circle sets. As much as can possibly be done, the calls will be gender neutral.
You can reach out to Sargent SeeDoo on Instagram @sargentseedoo or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
TapRoot concerts, workshops, and dances are sponsored by Big Elm Brewery and supported in part by grants from the Alford-Egremont, Great Barrington, Lee, Monterey, Mt. Washington, New Marlborough, Otis, and Sheffield Local Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.