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Pete's Posse: Contra Dance, A'Capella Singing Workshop, Concert

5300 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110

May 8, 2020 - May 9, 2020


Times vary by date

Dance: $12 General, $5 Students. Workshop: $10 General. Concert: $24 General, $10 Students

Recurrence: Recurring daily

Presented by: Susquehanna Folk Music Society

Location: Fort Hunter Barn


Friday, May 8- Contra Dance: 7:30 p.m. Beginner’s Workshop; 8-10:30 p.m. Dance. Please note this dance will be taking place at Silver Spring Presbyterian Church, 444 Silver Spring Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Saturday, May 9- A Cappella Workshop: 4-5:30 p.m.; Concert, 7:30 p.m.; Fort Hunter Centennial Barn, 5300 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110

"If you ever wondered what happiness sounds like you should come listen to Pete's Posse play a contra dance or better yet: DANCE to them." —Mary Wesley, Vermont dance caller

We are so excited to welcome back this high-powered band from New England. They rocked the Dance Hall at our 2018 Susquehanna Folk Festival, and we cannot wait to dance to their music again. On Saturday the 9th, they're also playing on our concert stage in Harrisburg AND presenting an afternoon a cappella singing workshop. Now really, how many contra dance bands can do that?

Twin fiddles in tight, wild harmony over high-powered guitar and pounding footwork with mandolin, clawhammer banjo, jawharp and rocking keyboards adding their voices to the mix. Songs and tunes, old and new, lyrical and driving; that’s the multi-generational heart and mind of Pete's Posse, at work and at play.

Pete's Posse is composed of acclaimed musician Pete Sutherland (fiddle, piano, banjo and vocals), his protégé Oliver Scanlon (fiddle, mandolin, dobro, foot percussion and vocals) and the dynamic Tristan Henderson (guitars, mandolin, jaw harp, bodhran, foot percussion and vocals).

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