Read a New Haven Independent article about the 11/7/14 dance for New Haven Farms.
Photo by Dan Mims; source Daily Nutmeg
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| Bill has been calling dances for over thirty
years, starting out in New Haven, Connecticut with the contra dance series
that has been a fixture of the folk music and dance scene since 1976. In
addition to contra dances in and around the northeast, he has called at various
dance camps regionally and nationally.|
Much of his calling activity centers on special occasion "barn" dances including the monthly musical event BMAD at his home in Bethany, CT. Other such events include school dances, private parties, special occasions such as weddings, birthdays and anniversaries, and dances in extended care facilities where he has done dances for people using wheel chairs and walkers.
Besides calling, he plays penny whistle and hurdy-gurdy. He has also danced in and played music for performing dance groups in and around the northeast In addition, he calls maypole dances annually in Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts. Of late, he is also performing at events playing djembe. Four times a year he hosts ritual gatherings honoring the Solstices and Equinoxes. All of this activity is a manifestation of his commitment to fostering community through dance, music, and ritual.
Contact: e-mail, phone: (H) (203) 393-3464 (C) (203) 314-0221 Bill's past dances & events CONNtra CONNection (everything related to contra dancing in Connecticut)
|sat feb 10||worcester contra dance - myra macleod worcester folk orchestra|
|sunday february 11 3 pm||westford ma contra dance - au contraire|
|friday feb 16||dance weleyan, middletown ct - 8 pm - craig edwards and friends|
|sunday feb 25||drum circle girl scouts - milford ct - 3 pm|
|saturday march 3||violin concert/drumming/singing - the summit at plantsville - marie comuzzo|
|Saturday, March 3, 7:00 PM||Private dance, Westport, CT, with Wry Bred; inclement weather date: Friday, March 9|
|sat march 24||east haddam farmer's market dance - 7 pm - bill walach and dave howard|
|fri april 6||east bay contra dance, warren, ri - the cicadas|
|saturday april 7||berlin ma contra dance - berlin country orchestra|
|sat april 14||hartford contra dance with Wild Notes|
|Saturday, April 28, 1:00 PM||Maypole dance, Wakeman Town Farm, 134 Cross Hwy, Westport, CT, Mickey Koth and Robert MessoreTBD|
|sat june 23||round hill country dancers - bill walach and dave howard|
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