Nar­ra­can hosts unique events

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -

Nar­ra­can Hall will host two con­certs un­like any other to co­in­cide with a Que­bec Fid­dle Week­end Mu­sic Camp.

Ex­pe­ri­ence toe-tap­ping Celtic mu­sic from French Canada and Aus­tralia with a Sun­day af­ter­noon con­cert be­fore try­ing some­thing dif­fer­ent when con­tradance, a pop­u­lar form of danc­ing orig­i­nally from New Eng­land, hits the hall on Mon­day night.

The con­cert on Sun­day at 2pm will fea­ture Laura Risk (fid­dle) and Rachel Au­coin (pi­ano) from Que­bec, the eclec­tic band “Stony Six” from South Gipp­s­land and the mu­sic camp fac­ulty and par­tic­i­pants.

Con­tradance will kick off on Mon­day at 7.30pm, fea­tur­ing a dy­namic live band to en­sure a fun night.

Laura Risk and Rachel Au­coin are premier mu­si­cians for con­tradance in North Amer­ica and this is a chance to ex­pe­ri­ence this dance on our side of the globe.

The pair will be joined by two of Aus­tralia’s top dance play­ers in Pria Sch­wall-Kear­ney (fid­dle) and Kit Joyce (ac­cor­dion). Dance caller Jeanette Mill from Can­berra will run the show.

Whether or not you’ve tried con­tradance be­fore, you’ll be able to join in and dis­cover why it has stayed pop­u­lar across the gen­er­a­tions. No part­ner or ex­pe­ri­ence nec­es­sary.

All prof­its from the 2018 con­tradance will go to Com­mu­nity Mu­sic Vic­to­ria.

The Nar­ra­can Hall is lo­cated on Con­nec­tions Rd.

Tick­ets to the Sun­day af­ter­noon con­cert are $23 for adults, $18 for con­ces­sion and free for chil­dren un­der 16.

Pur­chase at the door or by vis­it­ing qu­a­sitrad.com/que­bec-fid­dle-week­end-con­cert/

Tick­ets to the con­tradance night are $15 for adults, $12 for con­ces­sion and $5 for chil­dren. Fam­ily dis­counts may ap­ply.

Pur­chase on­line at qu­a­sitrad.com/con­tradance/ or at the door.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on ei­ther event, call Judy on 0422 868 680.

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