Read a New Haven Independent article about the 11/7/14 dance for New Haven Farms.
Listen to Bill in a WSHU radio interview about BMAD with Cuchulain Kelly!
View these fine tractor videos: Who needs a drummer? and Square dancing
Photo by Dan Mims; source Daily Nutmeg
Watch Bill in action!
| Bill has been calling dances for over thirty
years, starting out in New Haven, Connecticut with the contra dance series
that has been a fixture of the folk music and dance scene since 1976. In
addition to contra dances in and around the northeast, he has called at various
dance camps regionally and nationally.|
Much of his calling activity centers on special occasion "barn" dances including the monthly musical event BMAD at his home in Bethany, CT. Other such events include school dances, private parties, special occasions such as weddings, birthdays and anniversaries, and dances in extended care facilities where he has done dances for people using wheel chairs and walkers.
Besides calling, he plays penny whistle and hurdy-gurdy. He has also danced in and played music for performing dance groups in and around the northeast In addition, he calls maypole dances annually in Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts. Of late, he is also performing at events playing djembe. Four times a year he hosts ritual gatherings honoring the Solstices and Equinoxes. All of this activity is a manifestation of his commitment to fostering community through dance, music, and ritual.
Contact: e-mail, phone: (H) (203) 393-3464 (C) (203) 314-0221 Bill's past dances & events CONNtra CONNection (everything related to contra dancing in Connecticut)
|friday march 31 - 7:30||calling at gomad - oxford grange - 482 Oxford Rd, Oxford, CT - gomad band|
|sat april 1 - 7:30||contra dance - berlin ma - berlin country orchestra|
|sunday april 2 - 6 pm||drum circle closing ceremony - untold stories project - hartford ct|
|sat april 8||hartford contra dance - french connection|
|friday april 21 - 7:30 pm||providence contra dancen|
|saturday april 22 7 pm||community dance - new milford german club 411 Danbury Rd New Milford, CT 06776 - bill walach and dave howard|
|sat may 6- 12:30 pm||grace church maypole dance - - manhattan|
|saturday may 13||community dance - monson, ma - bill walach and dave howard|
|sat may 20||New haven country dancers - stacy phillips and peter craig|
|sun may 21||cummunity dance for http://clpnewhaven.org - still the homegrown band|
|Saturday, May 27, 8:00 PM||Mystic Contra Dance, Mystic, CT, with O'Wryly|
|thurs july 27 - 2 pm||drumming - summit at plantsville|
|Saturday, October 7, 7:00 PM||Private dance, Goshen, CT, with O'Wryly|
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