Bill's Contra Corner - contradance caller from MaineTime 2022-09-29 19:43:00
Hi.Welcome!! Or maybe Ishould say welcome back, or maybe YOU should say "welcome back" to me!!Keeping up with my website sort of got away from me..Theneven the old outdated websites disappeared off the web.. Ooops! Anyway,most of you are looking for my contradance compositions. They arebelow.Oh yeah, to the right is me doing what Istill do, calling dances.. I think this picture was taken at the Glen Echo Spanish Ballroom. As you can see, sometimes i play guitar too, sometimes not. I also play upright bass.The picture is pretty old.. I'm greyer now, BUT that I will leave as it IS!....
Dance Compositions These are the "original" dance compositions written over about a 10 year period from 1994-2004. There are more.. see below..New Dances OK, here are a few new dances, including a new SQUARE...
Maine Fiddle CampForthe past 6 years I have been on staff at Maine Fiddle Camp, amulti-generational traditional music camp in Montville, Maine. MaineFiddle Camp's mission is to celebrate and preserve the traditionalmusic and dance of Maine and New England with its French and maritimeCanadian, Scots Irish, Scandinavian and "old-time New England"influences. Camp director is Doug Protsik of Maine's Old Grey Goose.2014 will be Fiddle Camp's 20th year.. teaching at all levels, beginnerto advanced, and not just fiddle, but also guitar, piano, accordion(button/piano), mandolin, banjo, cello, bass, ukulele, mountaindulcimer, flute, pennywhistle, concertina (English/Anglo), harmonica.CHECK IT OUT!!!
Contact me: Bill Olson
I play in 3 bands and we are availableto play for Contradances, Cajun dances, dance camps and weekends, school workshops and dances, community/family dances, concerts, weddings, community events.
For a list of festival and dance camp workshops, AND the 2002 callers' workshop I did for the Washington DC callers' collective,.. click here:
Stories and other stuff
(anold joke: "yep, I'm a folk musician and contradance caller. Doesn't paymuch money but I get to travel LONG distances LATE at night!")
This page is maintained by Bill Olson . Last updated on 3/14/14
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