The Old Forge Library and View are collaborating to present a wonderful evening of dancing and community. Dan Duggan will teach and call circle, square, reels (line) and contra dances. Dan and High on the Hog will keep your feet moving with live old time string band music, featuring hammered dulcimer, fiddle, banjo, guitar and bass. The community dance will be held at View on Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m. The event is free, fun, and family-friendly, and no prior dance experience is needed. View will provide snacks and a cash bar.
National Hammered Dulcimer Champion Dan Duggan is known for his wizardry on the hammered dulcimer, flat-picking guitar, and keyboards. He has an extensive array of recordings and his dulcimer talents are spotlighted on Paul Simon’s Grammy-nominated album You’re the One and The Paul Simon Collection. He is also known for his dance calling; Dan actually calls while playing the hammered dulcimer.
High on the Hog is a 3-piece band which includes Marion Hoelzel, Bill Chamberlain and Tyler Dezago with their brand of old time and country classics.
This program is funded by TAUNY thanks to funding from the Creatives Rebuild NY Grant. TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate NY) is the North Country’s only non-profit organization dedicated to identifying, recording, and preserving the rich, living cultural heritage of our region.
Photo at top: High on the Hog, a 3-piece band which includes Marion Hoelzel, Bill Chamberlain, and Tyler Dezago. Photo provided by Beth Pashley of the Old Forge Library.