Star Hampshire Traditional Music & Dance Weekend Home Page

Welcome to the Star Hampshire Home Page. On this web site you can learn about the Star Hampshire Traditional Music & Dance Weekend, including the dates, registration information, staff callers and musicians, and much more.

This year marks the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Star Hampshire Traditional Music & Dance Weekend! Come, have a great time, and help us celebrate.

About the Weekend

The Star Hampshire Traditional Music & Dance Weekend is an annual weekend celebrating our New England   traditions of lively fiddle tunes and country dance.

Here are some of the highlights of this outstanding weekend of music and dance. Go to the About Page for a fuller description of the weekend.

  • Lots of contra & square dancing
  • Excellent music provided by two bands, including a staff concert
  • Waltzing in the hotel lobby before breakfast
  • English country dancing
  • A glorious place to spend a weekend
  • Musicians' workshop, jam session
  • Participatory service in the candlelit chapel
  • Time to explore the island, and maybe even to swim although the water is rather cold
  • A wonderful porch with rocking chairs facing out toward the ocean

 

Music & Dance Staff ~ 2018 Weekend

Calling & Teaching:

  • David Millstone
  • Chrissy Fowler

Music By:

  • Laurie Indenbaum (fiddle) and
    Andy Davis (accordion, piano)
  • Peregrine Road:
    Rachel Bell (accordion)
    Karen Axelrod (piano, accordion)

This year's program will include a session of traditional French dances.

The Staff Information Page has more detailed information and photos for all musicians and callers on staff.

 

 

An Amazing Sunset on Star Island. Photo by Patrick Stevens, Sept. 11, 2004.

Top of Page: Approaching the Island. Photo by Peter Yarensky, Sept. 18, 2009.

Links, Contacts & Documents

For a complete listing, please go to the Contacts and the Info pages. Here are a couple of the most commonly used for your convenience.

 

Star Hampshire News

Any important news about the Weekend or about important changes to the web site will be listed here.

1/30/18: I added a link to our Facebook page on this page, and to a couple videos on the Information page.

12/14/2017: I finished up the revisions to date for the 2018 web site and uploaded it. Further details will be added when available.

11/22/2017: The 2018 staff information was added to the web site.
9/2/2017: The 2017 Welcome Letter and weekend Program are online; go to the
Information Page for PDf links.

3/31/2017: The menu item for registration wasn't working. I fixed it and improved the method of setting up the menus.

 

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This year marks the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Star Hampshire Traditional Music & Dance Weekend! Come, have a great time, and help us celebrate.

Here are some of the highlights of this outstanding weekend of music and dance. Go to the About Page for a fuller description of the weekend.

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