Skip Gorman and Gordon Peery: Origins of Contra Dance

Jun 15, 2015

What we think of as traditional New England contra dance music is influenced by many sources, including the musical traditions of Scotland, Cape Breton, French Canada, and Ireland, as well as tunes composed right here in New England.

Renowned contra-dance musicians Skip Gorman (fiddle) and Gordon Peery (piano) will trace the evolution of New England contra-dance music by discussing and performing examples of different genres that contribute to the New England style.

Audio for this lecture is available on the Monadnock Summer Lyceum website.