Contra Dance / Contradance
Essays

Collections of Essays
Contra Dance, Beyond the Basics | Organizing Dances
Dance People | Bob McQuillen | Dance History
Composing Dances & Choreography | Calling and Surviving the Evening
Caller Workshop Notes | Calling - Other Topics
Learning and Playing the Music | Composing the Music
Musical Experiences | Music Reviews | A Mix of Musical Matters
Tales of the Dance | The Dance Experience
Close Relatives (Irish Set, English, Scottish, Squares, Ceili, etc.) | Miscellany
Humor

With the number of essays approaching the 300 mark, I thought it best to establish a new page and make an attempt to put them in categories.

Collections of essays

Contra Dance, Beyond the Basics

Organizing Dances

Dance People

Bob McQuillen

Contra dance musician and tune composer Bob McQuillen passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. There is a Facebook group, Remembering Mac for those who wish to contribute or read stories about him.

On Saturday, May 3, 2014 there was be a variety of events honoring Mac. The "service" will be at ConVal High School in Peterborough, NH at 2pm, followed by a reception at the Monadnock Country Club on High St in Peterborough from 4pm-8pm, followed by the Contra Dance at the Peterborough Town Hall at 7pm dedicated to Mac. At the reception and dance there were lots of opportunities for playing and dancing and sharing of stories.

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