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.

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.
  • Scandinavian music.
  • 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.

 

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Music & Dance Staff ~ 2017 Weekend

Calling & Teaching:

  • Lisa Greenleaf (contras & squares)

Music By:

  • Becky Tracy (fiddle) and
    Keith Murphy (guitar, mandolin, piano and foot percussion)
  • Riptide:
    Glen Loper (mandolin)
    Alden Robinson (fiddle) and
    Owen Marshall (guitar)

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.

2/27/2017: The archival pages are in place back to 2014. I've eliminated the menu bar in favor of a menu button in the upper left corner which provides easy access to all pages on the web site.

2/17/2017: The Photo Page is done, and  most of the rest of the site is done.

2/14/2017: It may not be obvious but I've done a lot of work on this web site over the last month or so. It  is now a responsive web site: it attempts to adapt to the screen size. The advantage is that it should be much easier to use on phones and smaller tablets. The disadvantage is that the software (Adobe Muse) is still imperfect, and I am still learning to use the responsive features. So there will undoubtedly be a few screen sizes that contain awkward spacing between sections, and similar problems. If you find something that really doesn't work, feel free to email me.

12/11/2016: The 2017 staff are listed on the Home page and described in more detail on the Staff Information page. The 2016 weekend information has been preserved in a new Archival section which can be reached from the History page.

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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.
  • Scandinavian music.
  • 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.