A Time to Dance: American Country Dancing from Hornpipes to Hot Hash, with Richard Nevell

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Swing your partner round and round! Richard Nevell visits to present A Time to Dance: American Country Dancing from Hornpipes to Hot Hash, a well-documented history of American country dancing. Richard Nevell records American country dances as historical artifacts, as social expressions of rural and urban communities, as manifestations of democracy, and as an evolving traditional art that changes to meet the needs of a changing American society. The breezy, relaxed style lends itself to easy reading, and is accompanied by excellent illustrations.

There's an entire chapter on contra dancing in New England, and our own Dudley Laufman and many others figure prominently in that story!

"A dance classic!" says The Denver Post

About the author: Richard Nevell is a photographer, visual artist, author, filmmaker, and songwriter. He has created CD covers for musicians in Europe and the U.S. His songs have been performed by many musicians and received special awards from ASCAP. He lives in New Hampshire and Bali.

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
A Time to Dance: American Country Dancing from Hornpipes to Hot Hash Cover Image
$22.50
ISBN: 9780872332799
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bauhan Pub - October 1st, 2017

A Time to Dance: American Country Dancing trom Hornpipes to Hot Hash presents a well-documented history of American country dancing. Richard Nevell records American country dances as historical artifacts, as social expressions of rural and urban communities, as manifestations of democracy, and as an evolving traditional art that changes to meet the needs of a changing American society.


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