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.

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.

  • 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.

Music & Dance Staff ~ 2017 Weekend

Calling & Teaching:

  • Lisa Greenleaf (contras & squares)

Music By:

  • TBA

The Staff Information Page will have information and photos for all musicians and callers when it becomes available.

To learn about previous weekend staffing, go to the Archival Pages. More information about the 2017 weekend will be posted as soon as it's available.

 

 

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.

Star Hampshire News

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

10/17/2016: I'm beginning to post 2017 weekend information; more will be posted as soon as it's available. I've also established an archive for historic information about previous weekends.

 

Links, Contacts & Documents

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.