The French Connection
Traditional Contra Dance Tunes with a French Accent
Dan Lanier on Fiddle, Guitar; Deck Nieforth on Harmonica, Feet, Spoons; Mike
Fischman on Guitar, Mandolin
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The French Connection (with Tom Goux on guitar)
Cape Cod Contra Dances: Cotuit
Caller: John Alden
Location: Freedom Hall, 976 Main Street, Cotuit, MA
Directions: Rte. 195E to Rte. 28S. East of the intersection of Rtes.
28 and 130, take Main Street into Cotuit. Go through the center of the village,
and Freedom Hall is on your left. Parking lot.
The French Connection (with Russell Orzechowki on fiddle and piano)
Summer Dance Series
Finn Park on Demond Pond, Rutland, MA
Sponsored in part by the Finnish Heritage, Society-Sovittaja and the Rutland
The French Connection
Quiet Corner Contra Dance (QCCD)
Caller: Steve Howland
Location: Storrs Congregational Church; adjacent to University of
Connecticut (UConn), corner of North Eagleville Road and Rte. 195(CT), Storrs,
Directions: From Providence, Rte. 6W. Turn right
onto Rte. 195[CT]N to 2 North Eagleville Road on left, just before Rte. 44
intersection. Left before church, then right onto driveway for parking behind
and lower level entrance into Church.
Hartford Contra Dances
The French Connection
West Hartford Town Hall, Main Street, West Hartford, CT
For more information, Kate Mahoney, firstname.lastname@example.org
or email@example.com www.HCDance.org
Mystic Contra Dance: The Pie Dance
Location: Frohsinn Hall (aka The German Club), Rte. 27S (Greenmanville Avenue), Mystic, CT
Directions: Rte. 95x90 onto Rte. 27S. Hall is on the left opposite Mystic Seaport’s Tug Boat. Parking lot.
The French Connection with Craig Edwards on Guitar and Fiddle
New Haven Dance, Branford, CT, May 17, 2014, Video by Kevin Mabon.
New Haven Country Dancers
Branford Community Center, 46 Church St., Branford, CT 06405
Rte. 95 x54S (Cedar Street) towards Branford Center, crossing Rte. 1, until it ends at Main Street. Left on Main and almost immediate right at the fork onto South Main. First right from South Main onto Eades Street, which ends at the parking lot of the Community Center. Second floor.
Mansfield Middle and High Schools, 250 East Street, Mansfield, MA 02048
International Dancing, Performances, Singing, Juried Crafts, Kids’ Activities, Food, Folk Bazaar.
DEXTER FIDDLES Vendor Booth in the Juried Crafts Room throughout the Festival. (Juried Crafts Room closes daily at 9:15pm.)*
The French Connection:
Directions: I-95x7A onto Rte. 140S. In a mile, turn left at light onto Rte. 106E for 1.8 mules. Then sharp right onto East Street. Festival is in ,5 miles. Signs posted. Parking lots.
For more information, www.neffa.org
Photo by: Carol Entin
THE FRENCH CONNECTION’S PREMIER CD — "The French
Connection: Reels, Jigs, and Other Dance Tunes" — IS NOW AVAILABLE!!
or call 401-822-1979 to reserve your copy! Only $12 each!
The French Connection CD, "Reels, Jigs and Other Dance Tunes"
has been made part of the Douglas and Helena Milne Special Collections and
Archives of Traditional Music & Dance at the University of New Hampshire Library
in Durham, NH.
"Reels, Jigs and Other Dance Tunes"
has been added to the New England Folk Music Archives located in Boston, MA.
These Archives preserve, interpret, present and document the ongoing cultural
legacy of folk music in all its forms and its connections to New England....
Gilles Roberge is a radio host of traditional music in Canada. Known as Mr.
Folklore Québécois, he heard a local station and requested the “Reels, Jigs, and
Other Dance Tunes” CD. His broadcasts are in high demand and connoisseurs of
fine traditional and folk music can be heard on his eight radio stations in
Roger Laliberte is playing The French Connection CD often on weekends on his
French program on WNRI-AM in Woonsocket, RI and throughout Southern New England.
It is also being aired on local radio station WUNH-FM in Durham (NH), and WCUW —
91.3FM Worcester (MA) Community Radio.
“I just wanted to let you know that I played a couple of tracks from the album on
Sunday’s show. I love it! I love the old chestnuts from the golden age of contra
dance as well as the two French Canadian sets I played yesterday.”
Roland Goodbody, Archivist, Archives of Traditional Music and Dance
Ceili, WUNH, 91.3FM
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
The Goff Hall Collection of Original Dance Tunes and Favorite Recipes,
created by Dan Lanier and illustrated by Carol Entin, is available for $12.50
Cover by: Carol Entin