Read a New Haven Independent article about the 11/7/14 dance for New Haven Farms.
Listen to Bill in a WSHU radio interview about BMAD with Cuchulain Kelly!
View these fine tractor videos: Who needs a drummer? and Square dancing
Photo by Dan Mims; source Daily Nutmeg
Watch Bill in action!
| 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 sept 9||ct folk festival - drum circle - new haven|
|thurs sept 28 - 2 pm||drum circle - the summit southington ct|
|saturday sept 30 - 5 pm||wedding dance - ledyard, ct - craig edwards|
|sat oct 7 - 1 pm||contra dance - enfield ct fall festival - bill walach and dave howard|
|Saturday, October 7, 7:00 PM||Private dance, Goshen, CT, with O'Wryly|
|fri oct 13||new haven farms dance - 1253 whitney ave - dave howard and bill walach|
|sat oct 14||hartford contra dance|
|saturday oct 21 evening||private dance - new rochelle ny - evening - bill walach and dave howard|
|saturday nov 4 - 7 pm||contra dance - wilton ct grange - bill walach and dave howard|
|saturday november 18||northboro ma contra dance - wilde card|
|Saturday, December 23, 8:00 PM||Mystic Contra Dance, Mystic, CT, with Wry Bred|
|friday feb 2||quiet corner contra dance - bill walach and dave howard|
|sat feb 10||worcester contra dance - myra macleod worcester folk orchestra|
|sunday february 11 3 pm||westford ma contra dance - au contraire|
|saturday april 7||berlin ma contra dance - berlin country orchestra|
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