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)
|Thursday, April 26, 5:30 PM||The 24th Leonardo Challenge, Eli Whiteney Museum, 915 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT, with Mickey Koth|
|Saturday, April 28, 2:00 PM||Maypole dance, Wakeman Town Farm, 134 Cross Hwy, Westport, CT, Mickey Koth and Robert Messore|
|sat april 28||house concert shawn persinger - 7 pm - 312 litchfield turnpike bethany ct|
|wed may 2||maypole dance manhattanville college - 5 pm|
|sat may 5||maypole dance - grace church school - nyc - 12:30 pm|
|sunday may 6||celebration of may - outonawhim farm bethany ct|
|Sunday, May 20, 2:00 PM||Maypole dance, Massaro Farm, 41 Ford Road, Woodbridge, CT, Mickey Koth and Robert Messore|
|mon may 21||drum procession for yale divinity school graduation|
|sun june 17||private wedding dance - edgerton park new haven - bill walach and dave howard|
|sat june 23||round hill country dancers - bill walach and dave howard|
|Saturday, December 22, 8:00 PM||Mystic Contra Dance, Mystic, CT, with Wry Bred|
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