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About contra dancing:

CONNtra CONNection: The place for everything related to contra dancing in Connecticut.

DanceDB: Ted Crane's excellent dance database, containing information about dances, venues, bands, people, and the events that link them together.

The Dance Gypsy:directory of dance related information (not just contra dancing) in the United States and Canada.

What is contra dance?: definitions of and articles about various aspects on contra dancing.

Contra dance music:

The Connecticut Sound: A CONNtra Collection: Reels, Marches, Hornpipes, Rags, Jigs & Waltzes: 91 tunes by 20 CONNecticut Composers! (currently out of print)

Great Meadow Music: contra dance music CDs

Contra Dance Music on Compact Discs

Contra Dance Music: a working musician's guide

Contra Dance Music: A New Music Genre by Sharon Goldwasser, p. 7 and 23 in the November-December 2002 issue (pdf) of FolkWorks

Our favorite groups:

Full Gael: a CT-based band (of which John was once a member) that plays music from Irish, Scottish, and American traditions as well as the Canadian Maritime provinces.

CitySingers of Hartford: An accomplished group of CT singers offering a wide repertoire encompassing a capella and accompanied works of various styles, periods, and cultures. Led by Artistic Director Suzanne Gates. For the past few years, Wild Notes has had the pleasure of accompanying the CitySingers.

Other sites:

Concertina.net: John's favorite page

The Button Box: John's other favorite page full of accordions and concertinas.

DiscMakers: CD manufacturing for independent artists; the company that made our CDs for us -- a great company to work with!