Weekly on Tuesday nights! 8-10 pm: A group of local women jam on trad Irish tunes at T.C. O’Leary’s, 2926 NE Alberta St. Come have a pint and listen to great live music.
May 21: 3rd Saturday contra, 7:30 pm: Campaign for Reel Time will play (at last) for this contra series at Fulton Hall. Details TBA.
June 11: Contra Dance, 7:30 pm: Campaign for Reel Time plays for the PCDC contra at Fulton Hall. For information, see PCDC.
June 17-19: Faultline Frolic, Santa Rosa CA: Betsy will play with the amazing band Notorious for a weekend of contra dancing. Her bandmates for the weekend are Larry Unger, Sam Bartlett & Mark Hellenberg.
June 19-25: Lady of the Lake June week, Idaho: Fine Companions join an incredible musical staff at camp this year on beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alane. Camp limited to 90 campers. Find details at Lady of the Lake.
July 10-16: Contra Dance Musicians Week, John C. Campbell Folk School: Betsy, along with co-teachers Sue Songer, Peter Siegel & Sue Songer teach a weeklong course on improving your dance musicians skills. Join us on the beautiful Folk School campus in Brasstown, NC. For details, call the Folk School at 1-800-FOLK-SCH.
July 23-30: Harmony of Song and Dance, Pinewoods Camp: Betsy is Program Director for the second year. She has assembled an all-star staff, and opportunities for singing, playing, dancing & swimming abound! For details and registration, visit Harmony of Song and Dance.
August 1-5: Portland Fiddle Camp (for kids): This wonderful camp, founded by fiddler Kate O’Brien in 2008 and co-led by fiddler Sophie Enloe since 2013, has created a wonderful community of Portland kid fiddlers. Betsy will teach at their second camp this summer, with a focus on Irish music for more advanced players. For details, visit Portland Fiddle Camp.