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February 10, 2018

Charleston, Kanawha

We’ll be getting in the spirit for Celtic Calling Festival and St. Patrick’s Day at FOOTMAD’s monthly old-time dance on Saturday, February 10, when we feature the popular Irish band, The Boys of the Hock’.

Admission with your donation of at least $7. Children under 13 free

6:45 PM to 10:00 PM February 10 at Columbia Gas Transmission, 1700 MacCorkle Ave. SE, Charleston, West Virginia 25314

FOOTMAD dances may include: Contras, squares, mixers, waltzes, and more

Beginners welcome: come 6:45 pm for basics workshop!

All dances will be taught by the caller—no fancy footwork “If you can walk, you can contra dance”

Partner not required, everyone encouraged to change partners frequently

Soft-soled shoes please!

Casual dress

more info about our dance:

The Boys of the Hock, based in Athens, Ohio, have been delighting audiences for more than 20 years with their lively jigs and reels and stately hornpipes. With Lynn Shaw on fiddle, Sean O’Malley on flute and penny whistle, Rusty Smith on guitar, and Ed Newman on hammered dulcimer, the Boys are a firm favorite at contra and Ceilidh dances in the region, and have played for dances in Columbus, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Cleveland as well as at the Dublin, Ohio, Irish festival. Our callers, FOOTMAD’s dynamic duo (and couple) Steve and Martha Ballman, are patient teachers who know how to select dances from their wide repertoire to fit the crowd and the tunes.

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