Old-Time New England Fiddling, Contra & Square Dancing, & Related Traditions
There are two parts to this website: New Hampshire Fiddle Music and New Hampshire Old-Time Country Dance (in progress). This page unites them and provides an overview with links. There are four parts to this web page; click on the panel headings to see each part. Here's a brief description of each part. (1) About this Website: A brief description with contact information. (2) Website Topics (with Links): A listing of major website sections with links. (3) Fiddle Music Website: Brief descriptions of what to find in each section of the Fiddle Music website. (4) Dance Website:. Same for the Dance website.
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About this Web Site
This is the Home Page for the New Hampshire Country Dance web site. The web site is divided into two semi-independent sections. One is concerned primarily with fiddling and fiddle tunes; the other primarily with New England contras and squares. Obviously there is overlap. This is the common page that unites the two sites.
It is run by Peter Yarensky, fiddler, hammered dulcimer player, piano player, contra and square dance caller and dancer from Seacoast New Hampshire, now living in Newmarket.
In previous incarnations it included the Seacoast Country Dance Newsletter and web sites for the Star Hampshire and Ralph Page Weekends. For now it will be more limited in scope.
I invite you to contact me if you find any errors, broken links, if you have something of interest to tell me or if you have a question. If you want to reach me you can reach me at peter dot yarensky at unh dot edu.
Constructive criticism is welcome, but nasty or hostile comments will be ignored.
Learning by ear and from written music are very different methods and produce very different results. There are advantages and disadvantages to each. We look at these differences, and at ways of combining them productively.