TopHill Music

Contra Dances

TopHill Music hosts the Second and Fourth Saturday Night Contradance Parties at the Guiding Star Grange in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Dances run from¬†8pm-11:30pm, and admission is $10-12 (sliding scale). The full schedule of TopHill Contradance Parties is below. All abilities are welcome and new dancers always encouraged! ¬†Please let the gal at the door (Alice) know if you’d like any guidance once you get there…we’d love to have you join us!

Sat Jul 28th 8:00 pm  to 11:00 pmRusset Trio with Will Mentor at the TopHill Music Contradance PartyYou know them and love them~ Russet Trio ~ Aldo Lavaggi on fiddle, Peter Madsen on guitar and percussion, and homeboy Stuart Kenney on upright bass and five string banjo.
Will Mentor returns to Guiding Star Grange for which we are grateful. He is a master. Come find out why we love them so much...

Adm. $10-12 slide (What a bargain!)
Dance begins at 8pm. It is recommended that newer dancers arrive at or near the beginning of the dance.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Aug 11th 8:00 pm  to 11:00 pmTopHill Music Contradance Party
Adm. $10-12 slide (What a bargain!)
Dance begins at 8pm. It is recommended that newer dancers arrive at or near the beginning of the dance.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Aug 25th 8:00 pm  to 11:00 pmTopHill Music brings you Peter Siegel, Dave Langford, Stuart Kenney and more!
We are excited to have these three back in the hall for you. Dave Langford on fiddle, Peter Siegel on guitar, mandolin, and Stuart Kenney on upright bass and 5string banjo.This talented trio have a difficult time not laughing and smiling as they share their musical humor and talent. Listen closely...
Come on out to this rocking Contradance Party! Our pal Tim Van Egmond will be our caller for the evening. Don't miss it!
Adm. $10-12 slide (What a bargain!)
Dance begins at 8pm. It is recommended that newer dancers arrive at or near the beginning of the dance.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Sep 8th 8:00 pm  to 11:00 pmPeter, Peter, Jesse and Tracy...
Thank you for planning to come out and dance at the TopHill Music Contradance series night. We think that is a brilliant idea!

In case you are wondering who else will be there, here is the scoop:

Tracy Scott will return to the Grange with her fabulous fiddle
Peter Siegel will join her on mandolin or guitar
and Jesse Ball will round out the trio playing guitar, or piano or accordion

and honestly almost anything could happen. Best to be present.

Peter Stix will cross the river to call for you bringing some NY dances this way.

See you at the dance hall!

Alice Kenney
TopHill Music

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Saturday Sept 8, 2018
8-11pm
at the Guiding Star Grange in Greenfield, MA

Back to school special: Driver or facilitator of car full (4+) gets in for $5!
Adm. $10-12 sliding scale . You decide! (What a bargain!)
It is recommended that newer dancers arrive at or near the beginning of the dance.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Sep 22nd 8:00 pm  to 11:00 pmGuiding Star Ramblers * Don Veino *TopHill Music Contradance PartyJoin us once again for the TopHill Music Contradance Party! We are glad to bring you consistently excellent music and dance programming twice a month.

Guiding Star Ramblers are a fine collection of musicians none of whom re strangers to our series. Come out and dance to Cedar Stanistreet on fiddle, Marko Packard on guitar and flute, Aldo Levaggi on fiddle, and Stuart Kenney on upright bass and banjo. It will be a rockin' night! The caller for the evening is Don Veino, a regular caller in the Boston area and a go to guy for the Monday Thursday series at the Scout House in Concord.

Adm. $10-12 slide (What a bargain!)
Dance begins at 8pm. It is recommended that newer dancers arrive at or near the beginning of the dance.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Oct 13th 8:00 pm  to 11:00 pmJulie Metcalf, Stuart Kenney and Donal SheetsCome on out to dance to great music provided by Julie Metcalf, Stuart Kenney and Donal Sheets. This dynamic trio is sure to knock your socks off and while 'keeping your dancin' shoes on!
Jim Fownes will call from his stellar collection of New England contra dances.

Adm. $10-12 slide (What a bargain!)
Dance begins at 8pm. It is recommended that newer dancers arrive at or near the beginning of the dance.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Oct 27th 8:00 pm  to 11:00 pmHalloween Contradance Party . Don Veino and Russet TrioIt's going to be a party! Join Russet Trio and Don Veino as TopHill Music brings you a great evening of music and contradancing at the Guiding Star Grange. Costumes are encouraged! Promenade will occur at the break.

Adm. $10-12 slide (What a bargain!)
Dance begins at 8pm. It is recommended that newer dancers arrive at or near the beginning of the dance.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Nov 10th 8:00 pm  to 11:00 pmTopHill Music: Dereck Kalish calls with Aldo, Donal and Stuart Magic.TopHill Music is psyched to tell you about the Second Saturday Contradance Party on Saturday Nov 10 at the Guiding Star Grange.
Dereck Kalish will call with music by Aldo Levaggi on fiddle, Donal Sheets on cello, and Stuart Kenney on upright bass and five-string banjo.
Last time they played they brought down the house with crazy cello, fiddle and bass grooves and rhythms. They can't wait to hear the again this Saturday night along with one of New England's finest callers and good guy, Dereck Kalish. Join us!

Admissions is $10-12.
Dance begins at 8pm.
All are welcome!

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There will be a dance the Saturday after Thanksgiving at which you may work off that extra piece of pumpkin pie...


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Adm. $10-12 slide (What a bargain!)
Dance begins at 8pm. It is recommended that newer dancers arrive at or near the beginning of the dance.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Nov 24th 8:00 pm  to 11:00 pmTopHill Music: Ben, Matt and Stuart with Don calling
TopHill Music is so thankful to all of you! Come on out and dance of your feasts for this Saturday night contradance party. These musicians will rock it for you: Ben Weatherbee will shred it on fiddle, Stuart Kenney will hold the low end with the upright bass, as well as join with 5 string banjo, and house drummer Matt Kenney is home for the holiday to play percussion for you. More friends may attend too so come out and show your thanks for all your dancing peeps. Our pal Don Veino will come out to call a great progam for the evening.
Join us!
Adm. $10-12 slide (What a bargain!)
Dance begins at 8pm. It is recommended that newer dancers arrive at or near the beginning of the dance.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Dec 8th 8:00 pm  to 11:00 pmTopHill Music--Russet Trio and Hannah OttenTopHill Music is excited to have Russet Trio back at the hall this Saturday night. Russet Trio has been playing several gigs between NY and MA recently. They are fresh from the Experienced Dance series and will be "bringing it" Saturday night. Aldo Lavaggi on fiddle, Peter Madsen on guitar and percussion, and Stuart Kenney on upright bass and five-string banjo will be joined by Hannah Otten's sweet dance program for all. Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Dec 22nd 8:00 pm  to 11:00 pmThe Wetherbees and Will Mentor


TopHill Music will be premiering a new band--The Wetherbees which you will not want to miss! Join us and dance Dec 22 to Ben Wetherbee on fiddle, Jesse Ball, Matt Kenney and Stuart Kenney. It will not disappoint! Will Mentor will call for this special band debut. Hope to see you there!
Adm. $10-12 slide (What a bargain!)
Dance begins at 8pm. It is recommended that newer dancers arrive at or near the beginning of the dance.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA
Sat Jan 12th 8:00 pm  to 11:00 pmTopHill Music Contradance Party
Adm. $10-12 slide (What a bargain!)
Dance begins at 8pm. It is recommended that newer dancers arrive at or near the beginning of the dance.
Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MA

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