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Links to some useful resources for musicians specifically interested in playing for contra dances:

Contra Dance Music: A Working Musician's Guide

The Squeal Index: 
Can Old-Time Bands Make It on the Contra-Dance Scene?

Links that (attempt to) answer the question, "What is contra dance?"

What is Contra Dance?

Contra dance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Links to contra dances / bands / callers / etc:

Contra Dance / Contradance in Canada

Hamilton Country Dancers

Contra School House

Links to bands and other connections of our players, past and present:

Dire Ducks


Kumquat Kapers


Links to other open contra dance bands:

PUB, Princeton NJ

SPUDS, Philadelphia PA

Roaring Jelly, Boston MA

Portland Megaband, Portland OR

Upcoming HOB Events
Saturday, July 22

Hamilton Heritage
Dance Fest
at Ferguson Station
Live music!
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