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The Music and Moves of the Cape Fear Contra Dancers

Linda Thomas & David Shucavage

The Cape Fear Contra Dancers hold community dances twice a month, but on Saturday, March 21 they are having a special contra party featuring the band Big Celtic Fun from Chapel Hill.

Linda Thomas, a dancer and contra caller, visited us in the studio along with dancer and hammer dulcimer player, David Shucavage.   Linda and David have both been involved in contradancing for decades, so they shared their knowledge of the history of the dance and music as well as information about the Saturday event. 

The Contra Dance featuring the trio Big Celtic Fun is  Saturday, March 21 at the 5th Avenenue United Methodist Church.  Newcomers are invited to come at 7:30 for a welcoming session if they choose; otherwise, the music and dancing begins at 8:00 and runs until 11:00.  Dress comfortably and remember, you might get hot.  Suggested donation:   $10 for adults and $5 for students. 

You can visit the Cape Fear Contra Dancers on facebook