Syracuse’s annual dance weekend, the Phylla Mae Fall Fest: Friday & Saturday October 17 & 18. Location is Syracuse’s usual contradance location: United Church of Fayetteville, 310 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville, NY
Don’t miss the fun as the Syracuse Country Dancers present the eleventh annual Phylla Mae Fall Fest: their fall weekend festival of dance and music. This year’s multitalented performers include Nils Fredland (dance caller), Firetruck (Ethan Hazard-Watkins, fiddle; Anna Patton, clarinet; Karen Axelrod, piano), Contranella (Megan Beller, fiddle; Charley Beller, strings and percussion; John Wobus, piano), and many more. The weekend will be packed with dancing, jamming, and workshops related to contra, square, and English country dancing. Join us Friday evening and all day Saturday, October 17-18 at the United Church of Fayetteville, 310 E. Genesee Street in Fayetteville, NY. For further information, call 315-472-0576 or go to links below.
Featured caller is Nils Fredland, with calling by Ithaca’s Katy Heine and Pamela Goddard, as well as David Smukler. Featuring Firetruck: Ethan Hazzard-Watkins on fiddle, Anna Patton on clarinet (they play together in a number of bands such as Elixer and Beeswax Sheepskin and have played for both Rochester’s and Binghamton’s dance weekends) and Karen Axelrod on Piano. Also featuring Contranella: Megan Beller on fiddle, John Wobus on piano and Charley Beller on percussion and mandolin.
Dancing begins at 7:30PM with Firetruck, Nils Fredland calling.
10:30AM-Noon: Contradance with Nils Fredland and Contranella, -or- A musician’s workshop by the members of Firetruck.
1:00PM-4:30PM: Open Jamming! (hosted by John Wobus)
1:00PM-2:30PM: Singing Squares with Nils Fredland and Firetruck
2:45PM-4:15PM: Contradance with Katie Heine and Firetruck
4:30PM-6:00PM: English Country Dance with Pamela Goddard and Contranella
7:00PM-8:30PM: English Country Dance with David Smukler and Firetruck
8:30PM-Midnight: Contradance with Nils Fredland, Contranella, and Firetruck
FESTIVAL WEBSPACE http://www.syracusecountrydancers.org/PhyllaMaeFallFest.html
FORUM THREAD HERE http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=1872#1872
DIRECTIONS FROM ITHACA — Location: United Church of Fayetteville, 310 E Genesee St, Fayetteville (Syracuse Country Dancer’s normal weekly location). Directions: Approaching Syracuse from the south on I81 north, take I481 east, then go east (right) on East Genessee Street for 2.6 miles into the village of Fayetteville. Church is on the right with parking in the rear. About an hour and fifteen minutes from Cornell.