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Notorious: The Duo – Concert

You are invited to join us at 8:00 pm this coming Thursday evening June 4th for Notorious in concert at The Commons on the Alameda in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Tickets are $15 at the door.  Eden MacAdam-Somer and Larry Unger are in the neighborhood for the Albuquerque Folk Festival, so we get a special preview.  A few work scholarships are available in advance (only).  Contact Chris Kelly  about scholarships or email for directions if needed:

EDEN MacADAM SOMER- fiddle/vocals

LARRY UNGER – guitar/banjo:

Eden and larryLauded as “sparkling” and “exhilarating” Notorious musicians Eden MacAdam-Somer and Larry Unger present a thrilling musical experience in genres that span many continents. With Eden on fiddle and vocals and Larry on guitar and banjo, their music lights up the hall with rhythm and sonority. Their performances are always new and exciting, featuring traditional American, Celtic, and Eastern-European tunes and songs, swing, blues, classical music and the group’s original compositions. Notorious has been a featured ensemble at such festivals as Falcon Ridge, Wheatland, Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, Eastbourne International Festival, the Savannah Folk Festival, Pinewoods, and the Augusta Music Festival. Notorious has also performed at the Kennedy Center of Washington D.C., on the Evening Under the Stars Concert Series at Southshore Conservatory of Hingham, Massachusetts, and for the Multi-educational Cultural Center for the Arts of Houston, Texas, and frequently dedicates time to performances and educational programs in schools. The band has also toured extensively, across the entire East and West coasts of the United States, to Alaska, and England. In addition to solo concerts, Notorious frequently works with orchestral ensembles, performs for folk and swing dances, teaches workshops, and participates in musical film collaborations.

May Madness 2015, AZ

May Madness 2015

The May Madness contra dance weekend is coming up in a few months,

May 15-17, 2015
Clarkdale, AZ

May Madness 2015 promises to be a great weekend full of energetic contra-dancing and lively music from Great Bear and Contra Sutra with nationally renowned callers Sarah Van Norstrand and Beth Molaro. There will also be a variety of workshops and a silent auction.

There is still space available although there is currently a short waiting list for those who dance the follow role. Those who dance the lead role are encouraged to send in your application so all can attend!

Registration and more info is available at, or by email at