contra dance and contra music

New England
Contra Music

The special sound of New England contra music has inspired dancers for generations. The music played in the Monadnock Region along the Connecticut River from the 1970s to the early part of this century was particularly special. Sadly most music heard at contra dances today lacks the traditional roots and reflects the pop culture. We feature the artists who played in this ‘classic’ period, and welcome you to share the joy of contra.

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Our CDs, Books
and Videos;
Listed by Title
Listed by Musician or Band
Our Traditions
Contra, The Tradition
The Quebec Connection
The Celtic Connection
The Jazz Connection
Our Musicians
and Bands;
Peter Barnes
Mary Cay Brass
Canterbury Dance Orchestra
Frank Ferrel
David Kaynor
Dudley Laufman
Mary Lea
Bob McQuillen
Rodney Miller / Airdance
Becky Tracy & Keith Murphy
Wild Asparagus
Other CDs, Books
and Videos;
Contra Films
Contra Roots & Branches
Couple Dance
Great Meadow Releases
Other Great Music
Tune Books / Teaching

Other Helpful Great Meadow Pages;
Order & Shipping Details
About Contra
Where to Dance
Remembering Betty Ann

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P.O. Box 4, Westmoreland, NH 03467
Call 603 399-8361

Updated January 2016