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Ed Gilmore - albums

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Ed Gilmore - photo

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Charlie Baldwin - photo

Photograph taken at a 1952 dance

Bob Osgood - photo

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Al Brundage - photos

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Les Gotcher recordings

A selection of record labels and a record jacket, samples of Les Gotcher's prolific output

Vermont square dancers - 1950s

A series of photographs, mostly from the big square dance gatherings in Northfield and Montpelier.

Frank Fortune

Frank Fortune with the Myron Colby Orchestra, Bradford, NH

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 not travel the distances for recreation that we do today many towns had a local group of musicians who supplied the music for these dances, as well…

Kathy Anderson - Getting started as a caller

Today, Kathy Anderson is one of the more actives callers of traditional and newly-composed square dances in the contra dance world; she is a featured caller at dance weekends and camps across the country and abroad. Here, she reflects on how she got started as a caller, how she developed her skill, and how she had a difficult time being accepted in…

Kathy Anderson - Patter Calling

Caller Kathy Anderson is well-known for her fast-moving squares, accompanied by equally lively patter calling. She talks about how she uses patter, what she chooses to include and what to leave out, and why patter plays an important in the dances she calls.