With influences from Romani, Balkan and old-time Irish music to sea shanties, the Mourning Glories share their passion for traditional music and dance. Chelsea, the mandolin player, shares her passion with young woman in "Girls Rock Camp", to promote self-esteem and community. Give a listen here: https://mourningglories.bandcamp.com/releases
Andy Kane returns to the caller's spot with the familiar and perhaps the new.
Mourning Glories are:
• Chris on guitar;
• Tony on clawhammer banjo and guitar;
• Eli and Katrina on the fiddle;
• Chelsea on mandolin, penny whistle, & three finger banjo; and
• John David on cello.
Dancers 25 and under pay only $5 admission, $10 otherwise for waltz and Contra. Waltzing is 2:45-3:30 pm. New dancers, and those wishing to review their dance moves or help others to do so, please attend the free Contra lessons 30 minutes before the Contra. Contra is 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM. No partner or experience is necessary.
Dance at the Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601. Snacks at the break are provided by dancers. If you snack, bring one to share and a water bottle to help our planet. Childcare is provided. See our website FAQ for details http://godsdance.org/?q=node/8 Parking is in the lot across the street and in marked spaces on adjacent streets.