Square Dance History Project
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Comin' Round the Mountain - Lester Bradley

Lester Bradley (caller and guitar) with Paul Amey, fiddle, joined by other musicians: Bob Reed, banjo; David Colburn, guitar; George Randall, 12 string guitar, spoons; Mike Hebb, fiddle; Sylvia… View item
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David Millstone - Ninepin

David Millstone, caller, with music provided by Jane, Sophie, and Russell Orzechowski (fiddles and piano) and Deanna Stiles, flute. Recorded at Kensington, NH, on May 21, 2004. The tune played is… View item
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Duke Miller website

Duke Miller was a square dance caller (and a wrestling coach) in Gloversville, NY, and later became a popular caller for summertime dances in the Monadnock region of southwestern New Hampshire. His… View item
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Edson Cole

This site looks at the career and music of Edson Cole, a New Hampshire fiddler and dancing master in the early part of the 1900s. Here, from a 78rpm recording, he is directing the changes for the… View item
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Edson H. Cole - website

In her 1939 Folk Songs of Old New England, Eloise Hubbard Linscott writes, "Edson H. Cole of Freedom, New Hampshire, has been fiddler, caller, and dancing master for more than 30 years. When he was a… View item
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Forward Six and Back - Lester Bradley

Lester Bradley (caller and guitar) with Paul Amey, fiddle, joined by other musicians: Bob Reed, banjo; David Colburn, guitar; George Randall, 12 string guitar, spoons; Mike Hebb, fiddle; Sylvia… View item
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Frank Fortune

Frank Fortune with the Myron Colby Orchestra, Bradford, NH View item
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Frank Fortune and the Bradford (NH) Barn Dance

Back in the 1930s and 1940s in many of the villages of New England were held dances referred to as "Barn Dances" or "Round and Square Dances" or "Eastern Barn Dance Style Square Dances". As people did… View item
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Glenn F. Pease - Old-Time Barn Dance Caller

Glenn F. Pease: Old-Time Barn Dance Caller From just after WW II to the early 1970s, one of the places to be on a summer Saturday night in a small corner of west-central New Hampshire was at a… View item
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Glenn Pease - dance posters

Two posters advertising dances called by Orford, NH, caller Glenn Pease. (He did spell his name with "nn," despite one of the posters.) The Huntington Pavilion poster dates from 1946; that dance venue… View item
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Honest John

Honest John is an unusual dance that was greatly admired by Ralph Page. An accompanying video shows it being danced by a group that includes some members of the Ed Larkin dancers. This file presents… View item