January 27, 2012 3:56 pm
Contradancing, workshops and performances by musicians from as far away as Montana are among attractions at the second annual Community Folk Festival.
February 4, 2011 8:43 am
Lewiston fiddler Erica Brown, the Boston-area folk-fusion band the Bridgebuilders, and local and Bates College performers appear at the Bates Community Folk Festival starting at 4:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. Following the festival in Chase Lounge at 8 p.m. is the college’s regular second-Friday contradance, featuring caller Chrissy Fowler and the bands Playgroup and Perpetual e-Motion.
October 6, 2009 9:40 am
Matching Orange, a new high-energy folk band from the Boston area, makes its first performance at the monthly Bates College contradance at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.
August 29, 2003 10:56 am
Folk music players and fans from around the region will converge in Lewiston on Friday evening and Saturday, Sept. 12-13, for the first annual Old Time Fiddle Festival. Featuring respected musicians from Maine, New Hampshire, Nova Scotia and Ireland, the festival’s workshops, mini-concerts and a contradance will be held on campus, while a Saturday evening concert by the band Beòlach takes place at nearby Lewiston Middle School.
September 1, 1999 12:00 am
Contradance band Catharsis will perform at Bates College (Friday) Sept. 10 at 8:30 p.m. in Chase Hall Lounge. Sponsored by the Bates Freewill Folk Society, the contradance will be called by John McIntyre. Soft- soled shoes are recommended, but not required. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
September 3, 1998 3:37 pm
Wake the Neighbors, a Lewiston-based contradance quartet, will perform with caller John McIntire from 8:30 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Sept. 18, in Chase Hall Lounge.
January 14, 1998 12:28 pm
The Mighty Cloud of Fiddlers, under the direction of Greg Boardman, performs for a contradance at Bates at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 in Chase Hall. Beth and Tony Parkes will call easy dances early and more challenging dances from 8:45 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $5 and free for children under 12.
November 4, 1997 3:45 pm
Scrod Pudding, a group of local musicians who play traditional New England, French-Canadian and Appalachian music, will perform a contradance with caller Bill Olsonfrom 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Nov. 7, in Chase Hal, 56 Campus Ave. Admission is $5 at the door and proceeds will benefit the AIDS Coalition of Lewiston-Auburn.