Fiddles for English, Contras, Squares, Couple Dances and Scottish Country Dance.

Member of: Ad-Hoc Waltz & Quadrille Band, Brookline Country Players, CDS & NEFFA Band (also group contact), CODA, Calliope, Canterbury Country Dance Orchestra, Country Dance Society, Boston Centre, The English Country Dance Open Band (also group contact), Friends of Jon Weinberg, Ha'Penny Morris, Intuition (also group contact), Les Bricolages, NEFFA Board, NEFFA Sit-In Symphony, Next Generation Orchestra, No Apologies Rapper, Not Enough Fiddles, Eric Eid-Reiner & Vince O'Donnell (also group contact), Reel Deal, Swizzlestix, Tom, Vince, Roberta, Trip to Ardmore, Vince O'Donnell & Friends (also group contact), Weekend Warriors Reunion (also group contact), The White Cockade, Wild Card
ERASETHISvincent DOT odonnell4 AT gmail DOT com
+1-617-964-2076, +1-617-513-7552 (cell)
10 Leighton Rd.
Auburndale MA 02466
Appeared at NEFFA 2024:
Intro to Folk WaltzTB Saturday April 20, 10:00am to 10:50am, [Show on Grid]
In this intro to waltz session we'll learn how to create a satisfying dance connection with a partner, how to use dance frame to communicate with a partner, basic steps, and basic turns. You will leave with a solid understanding of fundamental folk waltzing and be well on your way to having melty, lovely waltzes! This session is for the type of folk waltzing usually done at contra dances, not ballroom waltz.
Saturday April 20, 10:00am to 10:50am, [Show on Grid]
Intro to English Country DanceDB Saturday April 20, 11:00am to 11:50am, [Show on Grid]
Learn the basic steps and figures of English Country Dance while dancing to beautiful music.
Saturday April 20, 12:00noon to 12:50pm, [Show on Grid]
Pre-dance Open English Band PracticeTS Saturday April 20, 1:30pm to 2:20pm, [Show on Grid]
Come practice the tunes that will be played at the English Open Band ECD session on Saturday evening (8:30 pm in Ballroom CDE)
Festive Yet Tasteful ECDDS Saturday April 20, 3:00pm to 3:50pm, [Show on Grid]
A stylish blend of English country dances: from elegant to energetic, playful to thoughtful, flowing to frolicking!
Contra MedleyNX Saturday April 20, 5:00pm to 5:20pm, [Show on Grid]
The traditional no-walk-through extravaganza of six run-on dances and six callers--for experienced dancers with a positive attitude!
Contra Chestnuts PlusDS Saturday April 20, 5:30pm to 6:20pm, [Show on Grid]
We'll dance some of our favorite classic contras, along with some spirited commentary on those dances from NEFFA co-founder Ralph Page. Money Musk may make an appearance.
ECD Favorites with the English Open BandDS Saturday April 20, 8:30pm to 9:20pm, [Show on Grid]
Familiar favorites from the ECD repertoire, accompanied by the English Open Band, open to all ECD musicians! (Musicians may join a practice session at 1:30 Saturday in Southborough.)
Pleasing Progressions in ECDDS Sunday April 21, 11:00am to 11:50am, [Show on Grid]
This session features a variety of progressions to surprise and delight you.
Tribute to Tony ParkesDS Sunday April 21, 11:00am to 12:20pm, [Show on Grid]
A happy celebration of the iconic contra and square dance caller, Tony Parkes. We will dance and enjoy material Tony wrote or made popular, all to fabulous music.
Dance PerformancesSunday April 21, 12:00noon to 12:50pm, [Show on Grid]
Gallopade! (Lively Set Dances)TS Sunday April 21, 1:30pm to 2:20pm, [Show on Grid]
Nineteenth century aerobics! French and English country dances and squares featuring GALLOPING! Guaranteed to leave you breathless! Basic couple dance experience will be helpful.
NEFFA Annual MeetingC Sunday April 21, 2:00pm to 2:50pm, [Show on Grid]
Learn about NEFFA the organization! Meet new and old members of the Board!

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