Silent Auction Donations

ASTA National Conference March 8-11, 2006   Kansas City, MO

 White Mountain Reel collection      Six-hour Apprenticeship










White Mountain Reel collection of traditional

  New England fiddle tunes and dances 

(4 books, each with CDs)

  Donated by Jacqueline & Dudley Laufman

  Retail Value $85




White Mountain Reel Companions: Fiddle Tunes with CD

Violin, viola and cello/bass texts encourage students to play along with a professional traditional string band. The melodies are in the first position. Viola and cello/bass are in the original key, weaving around the melody for playing ease while remaining true to fiddling values. The bass lines provide simple harmony parts well within the scope of intermediate-level players. Includes historical notes, song words, a vocabulary list and a word search. Arrangements by Janet Farrar Royce, performed by Jacqueline and Dudley Laufman with the Sugar River String Band (2004).

White Mountain Reel: Dances With Calls on CD

Teachers can now add kinesthetic learning, culture and community to fiddling goals by having students learn the dance steps to the same tunes as in the Companion books. Each dance is called by traditional fiddler and dance master of 58 years, Dudley Laufman. With simple, clear directions and CD tracks having the calls for each dance, teachers, even with no prior folk dance experience, will have the students dancing with ease and having fun. String students fiddling the tunes with someone calling the dances enables communities to gather for an old time social barn dance. Written and performed by Jacqueline and Dudley Laufman with the Sugar River String Band (2001).


Six-hour Apprenticeship in

Fiddling for Traditional Barn Dances

  Donated by Jacqueline & Dudley Laufman

  Retail Value $645








While enjoying a vacation in New England, take three two-hour private lessons with Jacqueline Laufman and Dudley Laufman, a recognized master of the 300-year-old culture, traditions and music of New England barn dancing. The sessions will include the lore and practical tools of the trade in fiddling and dance calling and the traditions of New England social culture. This experience will culminate at an evening public barn dance where the apprentice will play with the band and observe Jacqueline and Dudley’s masterful skills and techniques in prompting social dances like the Virginia Reel. Includes a White Mountain Reel dance book/CD and one Companion book/CD.

The sessions will take place at the Laufmans’ home in Canterbury, New Hampshire. Times to be scheduled mutually convenient for apprentice and mentor and such that it also includes a public barn dance. Transportation and housing is the responsibility of the apprentice. Contact: Jacqueline & Dudley Laufman, PO Box 61, Canterbury, NH, 03224. Tel: 603-783-4719. Email: Website: