Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Listen and Learn

REEDSPORT — Hot New England contra musicians Larry Unger and Audrey Knuth will play a free contra dance at the Reedsport Community Center, 451 Winchester Ave., at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21. Callers Stacy Rose and Karen Olsen will teach contras and simple old-time squares. Unger, a guitarist, is the composer of numerous contra tunes and waltzes, and Knuth is a sought-after contra fiddler and fiddle instructor. All dances will be taught, and no partner or experience is needed. All ages are welcome. Wear soft-soled shoes and comfortable clothing, and come promptly at 7 p.m. for a beginner lesson. Admission is free, thanks to a grant from the Douglas County Cultural Coalition, but donations will be accepted in support of the South Coast Folk Society's South Coast Folk Week event, coming up in October. To learn more, visit http://southcoastfolksociety.wordpress.com/.

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