Special Dance, Special Time 6:30 - 10:00 pm. The usual place: Black Diamond Community Hall
George Marshall is a full-time musician, caller and dance teacher from Massachusetts, touring nationally year-round. His specialty is teaching and calling the New England-style contra dances he has collected throughout the country. George is renowned for his knack of matching music to dance and for his smooth, concise teaching and presentation.
George always travels with a fantastic band. This year it is Buddy System -- they play acoustic and electronic music for contra dances, techno contras, concerts, and festivals. Noah VanNorstrand (fiddle, mandolin, foot percussion) and Julie Vallimont (piano, accordion, jawharp) have taken the country by storm since they started performing together in 2014. They've played for dancers in more than twenty states, at some of the biggest dance festivals in the country.