Internationally known Vermont caller, Susan Kevra has written a 24 page instruction booklet for callers and dancers that is included with the CD. A diverse sampling of contra tunes is offered here, played with high spirits and superb musicianship by Mary Cay Brass, Becky Tracy, Mary Lea, Sarah Blair and Stuart Kenney. The great music here is in dance length cuts. The musicians have captured the excitement of a dance on this recording.
The booklet is now available separately.
Susan Kevra, Mary Cay Brass, Sarah Blair, Mary Lea, Becky Tracy, Stuart Kenney, 2001
Total Time 55:24
Mary Cay Brass's piano flair is renowned in the thriving contra dance community of Northern New England. She is joined here by the best women musicians from the Connecticut Valley dance scene. The result is exhilaratingly melodic and merrily pulsing; contra music at it's best.Playing tunes from Irish and Quebecois reels to a Scandinavian snoa and a Bulgarian kopanica, they celebrate the joy, vitality and diversity of New England contra music.
Musicians: Mary Cay Brass, Becky Ashendon, Sarah Blair, Susan Conger, Mary Lea, Ann Percival, Becky Tracy
Total Time 55:48