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.
The Star Hampshire Traditional Music & Dance Weekend is an annual weekend celebrating our New England traditions of lively fiddle tunes and country dance.
We are fortunate to be carrying on a living tradition: one that preserves the best of the old, but is constantly changing. Our traditions have been influenced by a wide variety of people who have come to live here: Canadians, both English and French; Irish, Scottish, Scandinavians and others.
These influences contribute to the rich program of the Weekend. Here are some of the highlights of this outstanding weekend of music and dance.
Calling & Teaching:
The Staff Information Page has information and photos for all musicians and callers.
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.
Any important news about the Weekend or about important changes to the web site will be listed here.
9/8/2016: The 2016 Welcome Letter and the 2016 Program Schedule are now available; they're on the More Info page.
For a complete listing, please go to the Contacts and the More Info pages. Here are a couple of the most commonly used for your convenience.