TapRoot Square Dance w/ the Mapletones and SargentSeedoo
Thursday, March 30, Doors: 6:30, Lesson: 7pm, Band: 7:30pm
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257
$10 at the door (bring tips for band, caller, and organizers)
Refreshments available (pizza by the slice), wheelchair accessible.
Contact: [email protected], 413 429 1176
The Mapletones are an acoustic duo featuring Max Rainwater on fiddle and Nicole Ball on guitar. The band is based in Kingston, New York (but has a camper van and will travel!)
The Mapletones’ music brings dynamic harmony vocals, driving fiddling, and percussive Appalachian flatfoot dancing. The band is influenced by and performs everything from traditional old time music, Texas style ragtime, early blues and country, and folk songs you might recall from long ago.
SargentSeedoo is a square dance caller & dance instructor from Kentucky, who currently resides in New York. He came into this work honestly & learned the craft from old-timers in Kentucky/West Virginia/North Carolina & young revivalists from all over the country. He may be naive, but he thinks social dancing will save the world.
He calls dances from the south and the appalachians. That is to say he calls southern sets — 4 couple squares, 2 couple scatter squares, country partner line dances, running sets, & big circle sets. As much as can possibly be done, the calls will be gender neutral.
You can reach out to SargentSeedoo on Instagram @sargentseedoo or by email at [email protected]
TapRoot concerts, workshops, and dances are sponsored by Big Elm Brewery and supported in part by grants from the Alford-Egremont, Great Barrington, Lee, Monterey, Mt. Washington, New Marlborough, Otis, and Sheffield Local Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.