Barn Dance Minnesota is a new venture from our own Pat O'Loughlin and his friends including, sometimes, other members of Contratopia. If we aren't all available for a particular event Pat can pick from the cream of the Twin Cities musician crop to "provide traditional live music and calling for your barn dance, square dance, contra dance, or Irish ceilidh." The Barn Dance Minnesota site can serve as a good way to see how to reach Pat and arrange for your event to be something that will be remembered as an especially good time by everyone involved.
Our geographical distance (Contratopia North: Pat and Patrice, Contratopia South: Erik and John) often makes it difficult for the four of us to play together for special events. Erik and I also have our own website aimed at answering some of the questions we frequently get about playing for local weddings and special events. If you are looking for music in the Decorah area don't hesitate to contact us.
The whole band, however, will be present at the Armory in downtown Northfield, MN two weeks from tonight to play at another great Harvest Stomp dance. It will be our first time back together since last April (although Pat, Patrice and I reunited with our favorite alter-Erik, Linda Breitag, last week in St. Paul) and we will definitely have a great time. Hope to see you there.