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Fiddling Frog 2017        February 24- 26, 2017     PASADENA, CA

                                           From the raucous to the sublime

A WEEKEND OF CONTRAS WITH  Stringrays and Latter Day Lizards with callers Lisa Greenleaf and Will Mentor and Rushfest!

 

                                                                            

                                                                             

Stringrays brings together a group of inimitable friends with a shared interest in playing and exploring great tunes. Between the fiddling of Rodney Miller, guitar playing of Max Newman, and bass/banjo playing of Stuart Kenney, Sam Bartlett on mandolin and Mark "Pokey" Hellenberg their sound is playful and sublime, raucous and tender, modern and old-school.

PLUS,

 The Latter Day Lizards are a New England based dance band featuring a quintet of musicians fervent with the desire and talent to ignite flames under dancing feet.   Kate Barnes on piano, guitar and flute, Bill Tomczak on clarinet, sax and drum, Dave Langford on guitar and fiddle, Stuart Kenney on bass and banjo, and Mark "Pokey" Hellenberg on percussion and banjo uke.

 

                                                                                                                                                
                                                                Calling by

Lisa Greenleaf is a contra dance caller from the Boston area known for her humor and community-building attitude, her high-energy calling, and her articulate teaching of zesty and flowing dances.

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Will Mentor from Vermont is a highly sought after contra caller, and choreographer, who brings the joy of dance wherever he goes. 

                                              PLUS  the west coast premier of