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Square Dance at Carnegie Hall

June 18, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

$5

Come join in the fun of an old-time square dance on the stage at Carnegie Hall! Beginners welcome! $5 at the door. Music by Sugar Run, calling by Ellen & Eugene Ratcliffe! Beginners are welcome!

Carnegie square dances are held in September, November, February, April and June of each year, featuring musicians and callers from around the region. Proud to be a part of the Mountain Music Trail, a collaborative project between five counties, which promotes traditional music, dance and folkways of the Allegheny Mountain region, square dances are a part of Carnegie’s efforts to preserve the musical heritage of the Appalachian Mountains.

Sugar Run band picture 11-13-11 on stage at Palisades Restaurant 001Sugar Run began as the husband and wife team of Mike (banjo, guitar and vocals) and Bonnie Johnson (bass fiddle and vocals), and has grown to include Geoff White on fiddle and vocals, Rachel Johnson on Fiddle, and Stanley Asbury on the rhythm and flat-pickin’ style guitar and vocals. All of us play in or with other groups in the region, as well.

We are located in the Allegheny Mountain regions of Virginia and West Virginia, and our regular performance venues include the New River Valley of Virginia and West Virginia, and the Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia. We do, of course, play in other areas as the opportunities arise.

Our musical repertoire consists primarily of traditional music of the Southern Appalachian and Piedmont regions in the style of older (and some contemporary) Bluegrass, Old-Time, old “Country” music, a few Cajun tunes (in French, by Geoff) and some ancient ballads and tunes with roots back to the Scottish, Irish, and English lands. Our music includes songs of: love-gone-bad; train wrecks; bad-men and hangings; murders; ghosts and hauntings; moonshine whiskey; and death and Redemption. (Many, if not all those themes may occur in the same song!).

We also include songs of humor as well as peppy fiddle tunes suitable for flat-footin’, square dancing, or just standing around and tapping your feet.

http://www.sugarrunband.com/

Details

Date:
June 18, 2015
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cost:
$5
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Website:
http://carnegiehallwv.com/

Organizer

Mountain Dance Trail
Phone:
304.637.1349
Email:
beckyhill@augustaheritagecenter.org
Website:
http://mountaindancetrail.org/

Venue

Carnegie Hall
105 Church Street
Lewisburgh, WV 24901 United States
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Phone:
304-645-7917
Website:
http://www.carnegiehallwv.com/
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