Ann Fallon ● The Fabulous Glen Echo Open Band ● 2015-11-13




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Published on Nov 20, 2015

11/13/2015: Ann Fallon Brown calls while "The Fabulous Glen Echo Open Band" plays at Glen Echo, MD's Spanish Ballroom.

(0:00 - 3:33) “Beaumont” (F)
(3:33 - 5:52) “Say No More” (C)
(5:52 - END) “Peacock” (D)

DANCE: “A Sure Thing” (Chris Page, Improper)
A1 – Partner 1/2 Clockwise Pousette [1] [2] (6), Neighbor Swing (10)
A2 – Gents Allemande Left 1 ½ (8), 1/2 hey (PR,WL,NR,ML) (8)
B1 – Partner Gypsy [3] (8), Partner Swing (8)
B2 – Ladies Chain (8), Circle right (8)

[1] See the glossary for an explanation of pousette. Starts with ladies moving forwards. Takes about 4-6 beats.

[2] The swing entry is similar to the ricochet hey/swing transition. As the half pousette is almost done, gents let go of right hand; ladies let go of left hand. Ladies raise their left arm, and step straight backwards as gents catch their back with their right arm, going directly into the swing. (By this point you drop the other hand with your partner.)

[3] Or balance and swing.

Choreography from: http://chrispagecontra.awardspace.us/...

BAND: "The Fabulous Glen Echo Open Band" (http://www.openbandonline.com/)

Any musician can join the Open Band at 8pm on the 2nd Friday of every month in the Spanish Ballroom. The Open Band has some of the Washington DC area's best musicians and makes new musicians feel very welcome. Over 30 musicians typically play, making for a very full sound.

This was a bittersweet night as we wished “Until we meet again” to Damian who is moving from the area.


Front Row L-R: Rowyn Peel (ukulele), Lloyd Lachow (fiddle), Boe Walker (banjo), Larry Robinson (banjo), Jim Besser (concertina), Abraham Joyner-Meyers, Carl Friedman & Steve Hickman (fiddles x3), Damian Kiska (bones/shaker egg), Liz Donaldson (piano), Catherine Chapman (fiddle), Jane Gorbaty (triangle)

Second Row L-R: Melanie Patterson-Connor & TBA (bodhrán x2), Joanne Murphy (concertina), John Sauer (mandolin), Heather Martley, Emmy Trackenmiller (fiddles x2), Rachel Lachow (mandolin), Adrian Mariano (fiddle), Jim Stahler (tin whistle), Don Moore (guitar)

Third Row, L-R: Carolyn Ormes (fiddle), Betsy Proch (mandolin), Betsy Hooper (fiddle), Phil McQueen (fiddle), Basil Manns (fiddle), Kathleen Davis (fiddle), Ellen Bartlett (fiddle), Linda Rowan (fiddle), Bob Boilen (12-string guitar)

Way In Back: TBA (mandolin), Julia Seidenstein (fiddle), Diane Sorensen (keyboard), Carl Minkus (xylophone), Greg Ederer (banjo), Suzanne Murray (fiddle), Barbara Fakoury (fiddle)

● STRINGS: 17-Fiddles; 4-Mandolins; 3-Banjos; 1-Guitar; 1-12-String Guitar; 1-Ukelele
● WINDS: 1-Tin Whistle
● KEYBOARDS: 2-Piano/Keyboard; 2-Concertinas; 1-Xylophone
● PERCUSSION: 2-Bodhráns; 1-Bones/Shaker Eggs; 1-Triangle

CAMERA: Canon S120, 1280x720, 30 FPS

REMARKS: The Spanish Ballroom is a superb dance venue. Built in 1933 and restored in 2003, the art deco style ballroom has a wonderful 7,700 SF sprung maple floor which can easily handle 6 lines of contradancers.

This was the last dance in the first half. There were 4 lines of dancers before and 3 after the break.

More Glen Echo contradance videos:
Contradance advanced moves:

VIDEO: JS Fischer AUDIO: Jamie Platt


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