Kendall Rogers

Kendall Rogers

Kendall Rogers is a multi-instrumentalist (piano, accordion, DADGAD guitar, bodhrán) based in Houston, Texas.  A native of Kentucky, Kendall grew up amid rich folk music and dance traditions, with folk influences from all over.  He also studied classical piano, played clarinet through high school and jazz piano in high school and college.  When he moved to Texas, Kendall picked up smaller, lightweight instruments — like the guitar and accordion — to take to acoustic sessions. 

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Anna Rain

Anna RainAnna delights in the nexus of melody, movement, and community. As a dance leader, she channels the discipline of her day job as a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor, teaching efficiently and effectively, and calling every body to move confidently, with ease and grace. She is increasingly interested in how the skills one develops on the dance floor can translate into life wisdom. Anna is also an accomplished musician, most recently playing the recorder for English dances,

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Jennifer Curtin

Jennifer CurtinResiding in Vermont, Nashville-born Jennifer Curtin has been singing folk music her whole life. With the DC based duo, Clishmaclaver, in the early 90’s, she performed Celtic and American songs. Now singing and recording on her own and with friends in the Upper Valley area of VT/NH, she splits her time between music and a nursing career.

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Jacqueline Schwab

Jacqueline Schwab

Jacqueline Schwab enjoys encouraging musicians of many ages and levels of experience to play with energy, confidence, flow and joy. She is a founding member of Bare Necessities and has been an English country dance musician for over 30 years and also has played for Scottish, contra, vintage, ballet and modern dance. She has been widely heard on the soundtracks to over a dozen of Ken Burns’s PBS documentaries (including The Civil War,

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Joanna Reiner Wilkinson

Joanna Reiner

Joanna Reiner Wilkinson has taught English dance for over two decades.  In addition to being one of the leaders of the Philadelphia-based Germantown Country Dancers, her calling has taken her from Amherst to Ann Arbor, from NEFFA to Hey Days, from St. Croix to Vancouver, and other points abroad, including many sessions at Pinewoods Camp.  While known for her clear calling and instruction, Joanna loves teaching workshops for ECD callers, and workshops that explore ECD technique,

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Clara Stefanov-Wagner

Clara Stefanov-WagnerClara is a dancer, fiddler, and organizer based in Somerville MA, and a founder of Harbour Steel Rapper. She has performed a wide array of Cotswold, clog, and other morris traditions, and has been doing English Country Dancing since before she was born. In recent years, she has taken on more organizational responsibilities, currently serving as President of the Board of CDS Boston Centre. She loves the shared communal joy of dance and music,

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Eric Martin

Equally at home on fiddle and viola, Eric Martin is a dance musician who brings joy and soulful expression to many folk dance idioms. Through the freedom and improvisation inherent in traditional music, Eric enjoys the opportunity to break away from his Classical background while playing for English country dances, contra dances, festivals, balls, camps, and concerts throughout the U.S. and Canada with Alchemy, Axelrod-Martin duo, and Coincidance. Eric holds performance degrees from Ithaca College and University of Limerick,

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Susan Kevra

Susan KevraSusan Kevra is a dance caller, musician, and singer who makes her home in Nashville, TN. She travels across the country and occasionally, around the globe to teach contra, square dances, English Country dancing and French dancing. She is an accomplished clarinetist and a member of the band, Old World Charm School, who perform French café music and English Country dance tunes. Inspired by tunes by her bandmate, Rachel Bell, she has choreographed a dozen English dances and counting,

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