Read a New Haven Independent article about the 11/7/14 dance for New Haven Farms.
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 Past dances & events CONNtra CONNection (everything related to contra dancing in Connecticut)
|fri august 16 -||eli whitney museum - barn dance - jwillow and im sirch|
|sat august 24||mystic contra dance|
|sat sept 14 -||stamford makefest day - fiddleheads|
|sat sept 21 -||- two coyotes wilderness school dance - sticks and stones farm - bill walach and dave howard|
|monday sept 23 -||- equinox bonfire - out on a whim farm bethany|
|sat oct 5 -||berlin, ma contra dance - berlin country orchestra|
|sat oct 12||worcester, ma contra dance -|
|sat oct 19||private wedding dance|
|sat nov 2 -||fairfield, ct senior center dance - bill walach and dave howard|
|sat dec 28||mystic contrac dance, with Wry Bred|
|sat jan 18 - 7:30 pm -||northboro ma contra dance|
|fri march 6 -||- quiet corner contra dance - dave howard and will welling|
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