About contra dancing:
CONNection: The place for everything
related to contra dancing in Connecticut.
DanceDB: Ted Crane's excellent dance database, containing
information about dances, venues, bands, people, and the events that link
Gypsy: a directory
of dance related information (not just contra dancing) in the United States
What is contra
dance?: definitions of and articles
about various aspects on contra dancing.
Contra dance music:
Sound: A CONNtra Collection:
Reels, Marches, Hornpipes, Rags, Jigs & Waltzes-- 91 tunes by
20 CONNecticut Composers!
music for contra dancers
Music: contra dance music
Contra Dance Music
on Compact Discs
Music: a working musician's
Music: A New Music Genre
by Sharon Goldwasser, p. 7 and 23 in the November-December 2002 issue (pdf)
Our favorite groups:
Gael: a CT-based band (of which
was once a member) that plays music from Irish, Scottish, and American traditions
as well as the Canadian Maritime provinces. Click
here for their debut
Hartford: An accomplished group
of CT singers offering a wide repertoire encompassing a capella and
accompanied works of various styles, periods, and cultures. Led by Artistic
Director Suzanne Gates. For the past few years, Wild Notes has had the pleasure
of accompanying the CitySingers.
Geigenbaumeister: sales, servicing,
and restoring of violins, violas, and cellos; bow sales and rehairing; Ute
maintains Mickey's violins
and viola and bows.
John's other favorite page full
of accordions and concertinas.
The Connecticut Audubon
Center at Glastonbury:
works at The Connecticut Audubon Center at Glastonbury. We play for their
Solstice celebrations, Coffee House Series, and other events.
Lulu's: a coffee
shop for "people particular about their coffee"-- the best coffee
in Connecticut! Site of our debut CD CD release
party. In New Haven, at 49 Cottage Street.
CD manufacturing for independent artists; the company that made our
CDs for us -- a great company
to work with!