Welcome!

 

I'm glad that you found your way here. I have been performing traditional and vintage music for over 45 years. I am perhaps best known as a caller of square and contra dance, but I also have an international reputation as a composer of rounds. My musical compositions are for people I know and their situations and celebrations.

 

I see American traditional dance at its best as an expression of the individual in the context of a caring and creative community, and as a celebration of our ability to enter into such communities as we make our way through a fast-changing world. In my dance teaching I draw on my experience with the dances and children's games of the U.S.A., Quebec, and the British Isles to help contemporary communities express their "solidarity in diversity."

 

Many folks have asked for the packet of traditional lyrics (with chords) that I have used at song sessions to keep people from staring at their smartphones. I'm including it for your pleasure here.

 

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Trad American Lyrics with Chords
Traditional Lyrics with Chords.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 202.3 KB
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Grant My Wish
MGW - Full Score.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 42.6 KB

Download
Stay Gentle Stranger
A three part, two part round.
Stay.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 32.9 KB


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Lovely Lady Waltz melody.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 39.0 KB
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Lovely Lady Waltz String Quartet
Lovely Lady Waltz.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 332.6 KB

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