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Choose Your Partners!
Contra and Square Dance Music of New Hampshire

A compact disc produced by The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and Smithsonian Folkways, in association with the New Hampshire program of the 1999 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Featuring six traditional musical groups from New Hampshire includingChoose Your Partner CD Cover

  • Lamprey River Band
  • Lester Bradley & Friends
  • Northern Spy
  • Old New England
  • Rodney Miller's
    New England Dance Band
  • Two Fiddles

and dance calling styles of

  • Lester Bradley
  • Mary DesRosiers
  • Dudley Laufman
  • David Millstone
  • Peter Yarensky
  • Steve Zakon-Anderson

A 28-page booklet with extensive liner notes includes an essay on the history of traditional New England social dancing written by Lynn Martin Graton, Jack Beard, and Kate Van Winkle Keller.

Choose Your Partners CDTo order a copy, contact
Smithsonian Folkways at 1-800-410-9815
or email

To buy a copy locally, visit the
State House gift shop in
Concord, New Hampshire.



Last updated: February 29, 2008

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