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May
28
Sat
Contra Dance – Lupine Leprechauns w/ Woody Lane calling @ The Village School
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Precautions

As of April 17, we will take the following precautions at the dance:

  • Only fully vaccinated people will be allowed to attend the dance.
  • We will check your vaccination card when you enter.  We will be retaining the information so that, if this rule remains in place, we will not need to check your card at each dance.
  • All in attendance must remain masked during the event while indoors, except when actually drinking water.
  • Everyone will need to sign a waiver.

Band:  Lupine Leprechauns

Mary Grace performs Celtic music on the harp, sometimes mixed with songs, stories, and original works. She is an Oregon-born harper who has studied at the University of Oregon as well as abroad in Ireland. A current resident of the Willamette Valley, she enjoys playing weddings, festivals, parties, and unique occasions.

James Gregg, who some have ventured to say sprung spontaneously out of a peat bog, is a multi-instrumentalist playing mainly traditional Irish style flute, but also pennywhistle, Scottish Shuttle Pipes and Scottish Highland Bagpipes. James’ musical career spans 55 years, informed by four years of playing ceilidhs in the village of Ardentinny in the Highlands of Scotland and ten years as a full-time professional musician in a Celtic Band Stateside.

Caller:  Woody Lane

A caller for more than 35 years, Woody Lane from Roseburg is known for his smooth contras, fast squares, and superb programming. His teaching style is clear and concise. Also an accomplished clogger, he often accompanies the band as a foot percussionist, raising the energy level on the dance floor to wonderful heights. Woody has brought his exciting brand of calling to dances from Alaska to Boston to Florida, delighting dancers throughout the country.

 

Beginners lesson starts at 7:00pm (experienced dancers welcome) dance starts at 7:30pm

Each dance is taught.  No partner necessary (it’s traditional to dance each dance with a different partner)

Calling will use gender-neutral terminology

Find out more about attending at the Eugene Contra page.

Potluck:   there will not be a potluck prior to this dance.

Dance held at The Village School,

$10-$15, members $8-$15.

The lesson begins at 7:00 pm. The dance begins at 7:30 pm.

Volunteers to help move tables should be there by 5:15.  Other volunteers should come at 5:30.

May
30
Mon
Two Rivers Morris – Monday Practice @ Please contact morris@eugenefolklore.org to get directions to Morris practice location.
May 30 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Two Rivers Morris, Lane County’s only Morris Dance team, holds weekly practice sessions from 6:15 to 8:15 on Monday evenings in Eugene. If you would like to check out Morris dancing please contact us to verify you are fully vaccinated and boosted and to get directions to an upcoming practice.

Jun
6
Mon
Two Rivers Morris – Monday Practice @ Please contact morris@eugenefolklore.org to get directions to Morris practice location.
Jun 6 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Two Rivers Morris, Lane County’s only Morris Dance team, holds weekly practice sessions from 6:15 to 8:15 on Monday evenings in Eugene. If you would like to check out Morris dancing please contact us to verify you are fully vaccinated and boosted and to get directions to an upcoming practice.

Jun
11
Sat
Contra Dance – Countercurrent w/ Laurel Thomas calling @ The Village School
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Precautions

As of April 17, we will take the following precautions at the dance:

  • Only fully vaccinated people will be allowed to attend the dance.
  • We will check your vaccination card when you enter.  We will be retaining the information so that, if this rule remains in place, we will not need to check your card at each dance.
  • All in attendance must remain masked during the event while indoors, except when actually drinking water.
  • Everyone will need to sign a waiver.

Band:  Countercurrent  

Countercurrent is a contra dance and folk music band from western Washington, featuring driving guitar, foot percussion, lyrical fiddle, and harmony vocals. Over 10 years of playing together, Brian and Alex have developed a style that brings forth the joy and nuance in the music they play. The combination of Brian’s technical and tasteful tune-smithing with Alex’s punchy rhythms and gifted song-writing is not to be missed. As they spread their music across the northwest and beyond, Countercurrent continues to push their own boundaries with new compositions, lively arrangements, lush harmonies, and driving grooves to keep you dancing along. Visit www.countercurrentmusic.com or find them on facebook for music and tour info.

Caller:  Laurel Thomas

Laurel Thomas started calling contra dances at Portland’s open mike night in 2008.  Since then, she has called for the regular dances in Portland, Eugene, Corvallis, Bend, Vancouver, Olympia and Tacoma.  Dancers appreciate her clear teaching and articulate calling, and her ability to choose fun, lively dances that have good flow.  “In a mixed crowd my goal for the evening is not only to call dances that are accessible to beginners yet still fun for more experienced dancers, but also to make sure that there is an element of challenge built into the program that allows newcomers to increase their skills.”

 

Beginners lesson starts at 7:00pm (experienced dancers welcome) dance starts at 7:30pm

Each dance is taught.  No partner necessary (it’s traditional to dance each dance with a different partner)

Calling will use gender-neutral terminology

Find out more about attending at the Eugene Contra page.

Potluck:   there will not be a potluck prior to this dance.

Dance held at The Village School,

$10-$15, members $8-$15.

The lesson begins at 7:00 pm. The dance begins at 7:30 pm.

Volunteers to help move tables should be there by 5:15.  Other volunteers should come at 5:30.

Jun
13
Mon
Two Rivers Morris – Monday Practice @ Please contact morris@eugenefolklore.org to get directions to Morris practice location.
Jun 13 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Two Rivers Morris, Lane County’s only Morris Dance team, holds weekly practice sessions from 6:15 to 8:15 on Monday evenings in Eugene. If you would like to check out Morris dancing please contact us to verify you are fully vaccinated and boosted and to get directions to an upcoming practice.

Jun
20
Mon
Two Rivers Morris – Monday Practice @ Please contact morris@eugenefolklore.org to get directions to Morris practice location.
Jun 20 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Two Rivers Morris, Lane County’s only Morris Dance team, holds weekly practice sessions from 6:15 to 8:15 on Monday evenings in Eugene. If you would like to check out Morris dancing please contact us to verify you are fully vaccinated and boosted and to get directions to an upcoming practice.

Jun
27
Mon
Two Rivers Morris – Monday Practice @ Please contact morris@eugenefolklore.org to get directions to Morris practice location.
Jun 27 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Two Rivers Morris, Lane County’s only Morris Dance team, holds weekly practice sessions from 6:15 to 8:15 on Monday evenings in Eugene. If you would like to check out Morris dancing please contact us to verify you are fully vaccinated and boosted and to get directions to an upcoming practice.

Jul
4
Mon
Two Rivers Morris – Monday Practice @ Please contact morris@eugenefolklore.org to get directions to Morris practice location.
Jul 4 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Two Rivers Morris, Lane County’s only Morris Dance team, holds weekly practice sessions from 6:15 to 8:15 on Monday evenings in Eugene. If you would like to check out Morris dancing please contact us to verify you are fully vaccinated and boosted and to get directions to an upcoming practice.