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Special Event: House Concert and Contra Dance

Special Event: Wednesday January 25th:
House concert & dance
 in Albuquerque
433 Jefferson St NE, Albuquerque
Julie Vallimont (Nor’easter and Buddy System), Audrey Knuth (Free Raisins) and Rachel Bell (Andrew and Noah Band and Old World Charm School)
Join these nationally famous musicians for an intimate evening of music and dance. 
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Concert: 7:00pm – 8ish
Dancing: 8:15 to 10pm
Callers: Open Mic
Admission: Pay what you can
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House Concert, 8/3/16

Cathy Barton & Dave Para
House Concert on Wednesday, 8/3/16

7:30 to 10 p.m.
1018 Idlewilde SE
Albuquerque, NM

NM FolkMADS is proud to co-sponsor a house concert featuring Cathy Barton and Dave Para, and the string band Snor T Horse, all from Missouri. Cathy (banjo and hammer dulcimer) and Dave (guitar) have played old and new time folk music for 40 years and are passing through Albuquerque on their way to the Red River Dulcimer Festival (www.nmdulcfest.com/) where they will be the featured performers. Cathy & Dave are great instrumentalists and fabulous singers as well as wonderful raconteurs. They were last here for the 2015 NM Folk Festival and were among the festival favorites.

Snor T Horse is one of those funny-while-late-night-driving names for a band comprised of Mike Fraser (mandolin & fiddle) and Tenley Hansen (guitar & piano) as well as Cathy and Dave. Together they will provide an evening of old and new fiddle tunes and songs from a diverse repertoire seldom heard in NM.

Reservations aren’t required but seating is limited so it’d be a good idea to call & reserve a seat.
Call: Bruce Thomson (505-264-1049)

Snor T Horse

ABQ Contra Dance & Potluck – March 19

Contra Dance Albuquerque!

March 19 at the Albuquerque Square Dance Center
4915 Hawkins St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Caller: Lauren Soherr
Band: Albuquerque Megaband

Potluck from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm sponsored by the Albuquerque Square Dance Center.
Bring a side dish to share. The Square Dance Center will be providing meats.

7:00pm – Lesson |  7:30pm – 10:30pm – Dance!

Members – $8 | Public – $9 | Students – 1/2 Price | Under 12 – Free

Albuquerque Contra Schedule 2016

Upcoming Contra Dance Schedule – See Calendar for more details

Albuquerque Contra Dances
1st and 3rd Saturdays
Abq Square Dance Center unless otherwise noted
7:00 pm – Lesson, 7:30-10:30 – Dancing
Member $8, Non-members $9, Students half price, Under 12 free
Credit Cards Accepted!
 Date  Caller  Band
 Jan 2 Kris Jensen Virginia Creepers
 Jan 16 Sherilyn Urben Abq Megaband
 Feb 6 Merri Rudd Cheap Shots
 Feb 20 Katherine Bueler Abq Megaband
 Mar 5 Marj Mullany Traditional Blend (Bill and Patti Cummings from Colorado)
 Mar 19 Lauren Soherr and Abq Megaband. ASDC-sponsored Potluck from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Please bring a side dish to share. The Square Dance Center will be providing meats.
 Apr 2 Will McDonald 5 Dog Stringband
 Apr 16 Ben Bean Abq Megaband
 May 7 Lewis Land Flagpole Salad
May 21 Ben Werner Abq Megaband
 May 28 – 30 FolkMADSness Camp in Socorro, NM
Jun 4 Abq Folk Festival Contra Dance
Time & Location TBA
Caller: Lauren Soherr
Band: Abq Megaband
 Jun 18 Will McDonald SyZyGy
 Jul 2 Marj Mullany Adobe Brothers
 Jul 16 Kris Jensen Abq Megaband
 Aug 6 Ben Werner Rusty Tap (UNM Student Ensemble)
Aug 20 Sherilyn Urben Abq Megaband @ Heights Community Center
Sep 3 Merri Rudd Rusty Tap (UNM Student Ensemble) @ Heights Community Center
Sep 17 Marj Mullany Abq Megaband
Oct 1 Ben Wener The Thrifters
Oct 15 Lewis Land Abq Megaband
Nov 5 Kris Jensen Kindred Spirits
Nov 19 Marj Mullany Abq Megaband
Dec 3 Sherilyn Urben Adobe Brothers
Dec 17 Holiday Hoedown –  FREE admission. Potluck, squares, and contras. Schedule coming soon. Contras by Ben Werner with Abq Megaband. Squares by Kris Jensen.

Second Sunday 2016

Upcoming Elegant English and Contra Dance – Second Sunday

Elegant English and Contra Dance
2nd Sundays
Abq Square Dance Center unless otherwise noted
7:00-9:30
Member $8, Non-members $9, Students half price, Under 12 free
 Date  Caller  Band
Jan 10 Kit French and Kris Jensen Bo y Yo
Feb 14 Noralyn Parsons Bo y Yo
Mar 13 Kit French Mad Robin
Apr 10 Noralyn Parsons The Thrifters
May 8 Merri Rudd Evening Shift
Summer Break
Sept 11 Noralyn Parsons Bo y Yo
Oct 9 Kit French Kindred Spirits
Nov 13 Sherilyn Urben The Thrifters
Dec 11 Ben Werner and Sherilyn Urben Kindred Spirits  @ Heights Community Center