Contra Dance – Lupine Leprechauns w/ Woody Lane calling

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May 28, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Village School
3411 Willamette St Eugene
Oregon 97405
$10-$15, members $8 - $15
Bob Fraley


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.