Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Another Season - So Many Tunes ...


Contratopia officially kicked off our 2006-2007 season on Oct. 28 at a wedding dance held in the Town Hall at Marine on St. Croix, MN. And what a dance it was! Sir Markus and Lady Rebecca held court surrounded by dozens of the finest lords and ladies.

Robin Nelson called wonderful dances and the band members enjoyed each others' company while playing several sets of either all new tunes or new combinations of old and new. We played "Aubrey and Andrew's Wedding" for the first time in public as a band and it was a particularly sweet performance. You can download a PDF file of the sheet music for this tune at this address: www.contratopia.com/Aubreys.pdf

This was sort of our shakedown cruise to prepare for our visit to Glen Echo and Bluemont in November (17th-19th) and I would say that we are definitely ready for the Spanish Ballroom.

You can find our 2006-2007 schedule over on the "dances and news" page of the Contratopia website. Stop and say hello if you make it to one of our dances.

(Photo courtesy of Pat O'Loughlin)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tune! It looks like fun.

nikki said...

Just discovered your blog - neat! Best of luck with the upcoming tour. When do you think your tour might include Sweden?!? :)

John said...

Hello Nikki,

We don't have any plans for a Swedish tour in the near future but at least one of us has a relative in Sweden so you never know, it might happen someday.

We're all big fans of Swedish folk and fiddle music, especially the amazing Ale Moller (I'm not sure how to create an umlaut here) and the bands Vasen, Harv and Hoven Droven. And then there are all the great Finnish bands....

nikki said...

One of you has a relative in Sweden? I know! :)