Folk dance series continues Sunday
AMASA — On Sunday, Nov. 11, the 34th season of the Second Sunday Folk Dance Series continues by hosting “All Strings Considered” for a concert that highlights music of the Original Carter Family of southwest Virginia. Held at the Fortune Lake Camp in Crystal Falls, Mich., the music starts at 4 p.m. CT with an opening set by White Water. The featured guests immediately follow with a 60 minute concert set.
The second half of the evening is a folk dance with music by the Front Parlor Dance Band and dance caller Steve Kickert.
Dean and Bette Premo (White Water) organize and host the Second Sunday concert/dance series. A season schedule for the Second Sunday Folk Dance is available at www.secondsundayfolkdance.com.
The Marquette-based All Strings Considered pays homage to traditional old-time instrumental and vocal music of the Appalachian region. The group blends hammered dulcimer (Rochelle Schuster), guitar (Phil Watts), autoharp (Annette Watts) and upright bass (Maggie Morgan). All Strings Considered will get your feet tapping to great traditional fiddle tunes, then soothe your soul with a gentle waltz or tell a story with an Appalachian song. The group seasons concerts with references to the culture and tradition of mountain music — and even mixes in a tall tale or two.
All Second Sunday Folk Dance events begin promptly at 4 p.m. CT and end at 7 p.m. CT. Children 15 and under are admitted free.
After November, the remaining line-up of guest musicians for the 34th season includes The Lost Forty (Dec. 9), Bryan Bowers (Jan. 13), Red Tail Ring (Feb. 10), Kitty Donohoe (March 10), and Jack Williams (April 14). If you would like to sponsor the SSFD with a tax-deductable donation, contact Bette Premo at 906-822-7889.
The Fortune Lake Camp is located between Iron River and Crystal Falls (in Iron County, Michigan), two miles west of Crystal Falls on US-2. Turn south on Bible Camp Road and drive for less than a quarter mile. Turn right on Fortune Lake Camp Road and just drive a short distance.