Traditional New England Barn Dances

Dudley Laufman & Jacqueline Laufman

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Schedule

 

January   February   March   April   May   June   July   August   

September   October   November   December

 

Please note: This schedule is for only our public dances and poetry readings. Many of our engagements are private and not listed here.

 

     Purple highlight indicates this is not a dance, but either poetry readings, lectures, a concert or other special event     

            Lectures are sponsored in part by the New Hampshire Humanities Council's program Humanities To Go (HTG).    

    
 

 

  January                                                                     2015   

 All our dances are dance parties...everyone can take part

 

Friday Jan 9 6:30/8:00 Carlisle, MA - Unitarian Church, Carlisle Center. Potluck supper followed by special Christmas songs and dances  8:00-10:00   CANTERBURY COUNTRY DANCE ORCHESTRA   featured
Sunday Jan 11 3:00 Westford, MA - Parish Arts Center family dance
Saturday Jan 31 7:30 Canterbury, NH - Wind in the Timothy Kitchen Junket, bring flashlight, snacks, instruments www.laufman.org 
 Weekend Jan 16-18  wknd Durham NH - Ralph Page Legacy Dance Weekend, Memorial Union Bldg, UNH www.nhcountrydance.com/music/rpdlw.html 
Saturday Jan 31 7:00 Barrington, NH - 289 Scruton Pond Road,  Palmquist-Bingham's studio; BYOB and/or snack 664-9000
 
 

  February                                                                   2015   

All our dances are dance parties...everyone can take part

 

Saturday Feb 13 7:00

Nottingham, NH - Community Center Valentine Family Dance

Sunday Feb 15 2:30 Gilmanton, NH - Old Town Hall, Gilmanton Iron Works, on Rte. 140. Family dance, bring children. Potluck following at 5:00. Bring food, drink, instruments
Friday Feb 20 7:00 New Boston, NH -  Humanities to Go lecture presentation with Dudley Laufman: Contra Dancing in New Hampshire: Then and Now at the Whilpple Free Library 603-487-3391
         
         
 

  March                                                                        2015   

All our dances are dance parties...everyone can take part

 

Saturday March 7 7:30 Cornwall, CT - potluck before, call for details.
Saturday March 14 10:00 Peterboro, NH -  Humanities to Go lecture presentation with Dudley Laufman: Contra Dancing in New Hampshire: Then and Now in building next to the town hall
Sunday March 29 12:00 Canterbury, NH - Hutchinson's Sugarin' Off Party 260 Hackleboro Rd, dancing, singing Bubble, bubble bubble and mud
 
 
 
  

  April                                                                           2015   

All our dances are dance parties...everyone can take part

 

Saturday April 11 7:30 Groton, MA - Groton Grange, 80 Champney St. www.grotongrange.com/ 
Friday April 17 7:00 Barnstead, NH - Humanities to Go lecture presentation with Dudley Laufman: Contra Dancing in New Hampshire, Then and Now at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library
Saturday April 25 6:00 Mansfield, MA - New England Folk Festival (NEFFA) with MA band Traditional Brew. Go to  www.neffa.org
Wednesday April 29 7:30 Concord, NH - Buskers Night "In" - Street musicians in concert with Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki, Dudley & Jacqueline, and others at The Audi, 2 Prince St., as part of the Walker Lecture Series
 
 

   May                                                                            2015   

All our dances are dance parties...everyone can take part

 

Sat May   10:30 Shaker Village, Canterbury, NH - HEIFER PARADE and Morris Dancing
Saturday May 2 7:00? Newport, NH - at the Newport Opera House
Sunday May 3 5:00 Sanbornton, NH - Wind in the Timothy Kitchen Junket this 5th weekend will be  at the Perlman-Chong  Red Barn, 34 Wadleigh Rd. Potluck first, dance following it. Please RSVP to Lynn Chong  603-934-6486 directions
Friday May   6:45 Canterbury, NH  Poetry Fest : featuring ?  ?  ?  ?  See flyer for details.
Saturday May 16 7:00 Conway, NH - Tin Mountain Arts Center
Saturday May 30 7:30 Canterbury, NH - Wind in the Timothy Kitchen Junket, 322 Shaker Rd
 
 

  June                                                                            2015   

All our dances are dance parties...everyone can take part

 

    ?   Essex, MA - Essex County Greenbelt, 10 Marble Rd
Sunday June 7 5:00 Sanbornton, NH - Wind in the Timothy Kitchen Junket this 5th weekend will be  at the Perlman-Chong  Red Barn, 34 Wadleigh Rd. Potluck first, dance following it. Please RSVP to Lynn Chong  603-934-6486 directions
Fri-Sat-Sun June   wknd Liberty, ME - Maine Fiddle Camp  www.mainefiddle.org Great camp & it's not just for fiddles!
eve Star Island, Isle of Shoal, NH - Arts Conference, stay overnight, awesome island retreat! www.starisland.org 
week June 7:00 Liberty, ME - Maine Fiddle Camp www.mainefiddle.org  Great camp & it's not just for fiddles!
eve Star Island, Isle of Shoal, NH - Natural History Conference, stay overnight, awesome island retreat! www.nhcstar.org 
 
 

  July                                                                              2015   

 All our dances are dance parties...everyone can take part

 

Sunday Oct 18 5:00 Sanbornton, NH - Perlman-Chong  Red Barn, 34 Wadleigh Rd. Potluck first, dance following it. Please RSVP to Lynn Chong  603-934-6486
Saturday July 11 7:00? Newbury, NH - Humanities to Go lecture presentation with Dudley Laufman, Contra Dancing in New Hampshire: Then and Now
Saturday July 11 7:00 Bath, NH - Center of town 250 Celebration and Family dance with Jacqueline Laufman and David Millstone calling.
Sunday July eve Harpswell, ME -  Colony center, potluck first
Saturday July 25 all day Canterbury Faire  -  Morris dancing performances
Sunday July eve Star Island, Isle of Shoal, NH - Star Gathering Conference, stay overnight, awesome island retreat! www.starisland.org 
 

  August                                                                         2015    

All our dances are dance parties...everyone can take part

 
Saturday Aug 1 7:30 Tamworth, NH - Town House, Cleveland Hill Rd, Tamworth Center  www.tamworthoutingclub.org
Sunday Aug 2 eve Star Island, Isle of Shoal, NH - Star Gathering Conference, stay overnight, awesome island retreat! www.starisland.org 
Saturday Aug 8 8:00 Nelson, NH - the Nelson Town Hall, the Old Home Day potluck before.
week Aug 11-16 week Liberty, ME - Maine Fiddle Camp www.mainefiddle.org  Great camp & it's not just for fiddles!
Saturday Aug 15 7:30 Randolph, NH - Berringer's Barn, Randolph Hill Rd.
week Aug 17-23 week Liberty, ME - Maine Fiddle Camp www.mainefiddle.org   Great camp & it's not just for fiddles!
Saturday Aug 29 7:30 Tamworth, NH - Town House, Cleveland Hill Rd, Tamworth Center  www.tamworthoutingclub.org
 

  September                                                                   2015   

 All our dances are dance parties...everyone can take part

 

Saturday Sept 5 7:00 E. Andover, NH - Bernhard-Mayman barn at 292 Maple Street
Saturday Sept ? 7:30 Monson, ME - Finnish Farmers' Hall 
Saturday Sept      
Saturday Sept      

 

 
 

  October                                                                       2015   

 All our dances are dance parties...everyone can take part

 

Saturday Oct ?  3  ? 8:00 Nelson, NH - Old timers dance. Potluck about 6:30. Renn Tolman, who initiated this old timer's dance, passed away July 5, 2014.
Sunday Oct 18 5:00 Sanbornton, NH - Perlman-Chong  Red Barn, 34 Wadleigh Rd. Potluck first, dance following it. Please RSVP to Lynn Chong  603-934-6486
Saturday Oct 31 7:30 Canterbury, NH - Wind in the Timothy Kitchen Junket, 322 Shaker Rd
       
 

 November                                                                     2015   

 All our dances are dance parties...everyone can take part

 
Friday Nov  day Waterville Valley, NH - dance workshop at NHAHPERD Physical Education Teachers Convention
Saturday Nov 7:30 Groton, MA - Groton Grange, 80 Champney St. www.grotongrange.com/ 
 
 

  December                                                                     2015   

 All our dances are dance parties...everyone can take part

 

Sunday Dec 6 5:00 Sanbornton, NH - Perlman-Chong  Red Barn, 34 Wadleigh Rd. Potluck first, dance following it. Please RSVP to Lynn Chong  603-934-6486
Saturday Dec 19 8:00 East Concord, NH -   Community Center, Eastman Street
Thursday Dec 31 7:30 Tamworth, NH - Town House, Cleveland Hill Rd, Tamworth Center  www.tamworthoutingclub.org
 
 

 

 

All dances are called ~ no experience needed

Families, children, teenagers and sit-ins are all welcome

We may or may not do contras or squares.

We may only do old time dances like the Virginia Reel

or Portland Fancy...depends on the crowd.

 

 

Call ahead to make sure the dance is on:

Directions

TWO FIDDLES

Jacqueline & Dudley Laufman

PO Box 61, Canterbury, NH, USA 03224

Tel: 603-783-4719   Fax: 603-783-4719

 

New email as of January 2007: 

jdlaufman (at) comcast (dot) net

(Put the @ symbol in above address instead of the word (at) with no spaces and a . between comcast and net to deter spam.)

 

Last updated: 01/29/2015

 

Visit the New Hampshire State Council's Traditional Arts website: 

www.nh.gov/nharts/  

and its New Hampshire Folklife  

www.nh.gov/nharts/folklife.html

 

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