Crowfoot and George Marshall to stomp it up at Woodmen Hall

Crowfoot is Jaige Trudel, Nicholas Williams, and Adam Broom. They will be performing at Woodmen Hall Friday Nov. 20.

On Friday night, Nov. 20 at Woodmen Hall, join Crowfoot, celtic dance band from Montreal, for contra dancing, singing, and a stomping good time. Joining Crowfoot will be George Marshall, well-known caller from the musical group, Wild Asparagus.

“Crowfoot will do a one set concert prior to the dance,” Mary Wondra, event coordinator, commented. “Their performance will start at 7:30 p.m., and then the contra dancing starts at 8:30 p.m. It’s the perfect thing to chase away the winter blues.”

Crowfoot weaves musical influences from England, Ireland, Québec, and the Appalachian Mountains into a captivating fusion that delights dancers and listeners alike. Having cut their teeth on the contra dance circuit, Crowfoot has gained a reputation for their trancelike grooves, subtle interplay, and their unstoppable energy. For five years they have been playing for dances across the US, Canada, and the UK, drawing a youthful following and footstomping praise wherever they go. Crowfoot is Nicholas Williams on flute, accordian, and vocals; Jaige Trudel, on fiddle, cello, and vocals; and Adam Broom, on guitar, cittern, and vocals.

George Marshall, who will be providing excellent instruction and calling for New England style contras, is also an accomplished English concertina player with Wild Asparagus, a five-person band out of Western Massachusetts. Drawing upon music from New England, the British Isles, and Canada, as well as classical sources, Wild Asparagus takes an original approach to the traditional dance music of America’s folk heritage.

The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at Woodmen Hall. Admissions cost is 12.00 adults, 6.00 kids. For more information contact Mary Wondra at 468-4388.