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Lewisburg Square Dance at Hill & Holler

September 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Bring your dancing partner and do-si-do the night away at Hill & Holler. Old-time traditional square dances feature musicians and callers from around the region. The dances are family-friendly, easy to learn, and always a good time. Cost of admission is only $5. Beginners are welcome! www.carnegiehallwv.org

Date: Sep 20
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost: $5

New this year… dances are now held at Hill & Holler in downtown Lewisburg! Come as early as 5PM, grab a table, and enjoy food and beverage from Hill & Holler’s restaurant. Square dance begins at 6PM. Cost of admission is only $5 (food and beverage sold separately.) Beginners are welcome. And of course, dancers need an audience. So come on down and enjoy the tunes!

juanita fireball tin typeMusic by Juanita Fireball and the Continental Drifters, who debuted at the Pocahontas County Opera House in 2008, although they have been making music together in one form or another for twenty-five years. They play Appalachian string band tunes, many of which they learned years ago from old-timers in West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina. They sing songs about animals, outlaws, fruit and love, with a few gospel numbers for balance. The high energy of their hard-driving music will have you dancing in the aisles.

The band consists of Mike Burns and Jay Lockman on twin fiddles, Mary Sue Burns on clawhammer banjo, Wayne Walton on the doghouse bass, and John Sparks and Terry Richardson on guitar.

The band has performed at the Pocahontas Opera House, The Vandalia Gathering in Charleston, WV and the Appalachian Heritage Festival in Shepherdstown, WV. They’ve played their foot-stompin’ music at local festivals including Marlinton Pioneer Days, Little Levels Heritage Festival, and Huntersville Tradition Days. You can also hear them at Mountain Dance Trail square dances in Dunmore and Marlinton. Another favorite venue is Mountain Music Trail partner, the Brazenhead Inn.

Traditional four-couple set square dances and mountain circle, also known as “big circle,” dances are called by local dance callers to live old-time music. “Round dances,” such as waltzes and two steps are often played between squares at most locations. No experience or partner is required. Whether you dance or not, the joy of square dancing to live fiddle music entertains both dancers and wall flowers alike. Beginners and children are always welcome, and as caller Mack Samples says, “These old dances are simple, you can learn them in no time.”


September 17, 2015
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hill & Holler
204 N. Jefferson St.
Lewisburg, WV 24901 United States
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(304) 647-4429