Music in the Mountains

Music in the Mountains is a wonderful day-long traditional music and dance festival in the beautiful little mountain town of Green Valley Lake, California.   I had the privilege of being on staff there for the 2012 edition.

The theme for the festival featured Appalachian dance so in addition to contra dance, we did some traditional Appalachian big circle and square dance. I learned these from Bob Dalsemer, whose book on West Virginia square dance is the authoritative source on this now-vanished form of dance. The terrific and very versatile Looney's Fortune provided wonderful music for all the dances.

For information on the festival, click here.