NEFFA B Events
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Note: This was the listing for the now-concluded 2020 Festival. The events for the 2021 Festival will be put here in February 2021


Friday April 24, 2020
 7:00pmInternational Dance Tune Jam GB -- International Music Club -- Room 106N (50 min.)
 7:00pmHarmony Singing for All GB -- Melinda Ricker, The Junebug Sandals -- Room 228E (50 min.)
 7:00pmIsraeli for All DB -- Joan & Jim Savitt -- Commons B (50 min.)
 7:30pmIntro to Square Dancing DB -- Tony Parkes, The Quadrilaterals -- Room 136S (75 min.)
 9:00pmFrench Jam GB -- Mark Vidor -- Room 106N (50 min.)
 9:00pmIntro to English Dance TB -- Alan Winston, All the Steps at Porter -- Room 136S (75 min.)
 9:00pmInternational Dancing for Everyone DB -- Jonathan Young, Cambridge Folk Orchestra -- Lower Gym (50 min.)
 10:00pmPub Sing GB -- Jeff Keller -- Room 228E (60 min.)
 10:00pmFusion Dance DB -- Boston Fusion Dance Community -- Student Center West (90 min.)

Saturday April 25, 2020
 10:00amIntroduction to Contra Dancing DB -- Greg Frock, Caravan -- Room 136S (65 min.)
 10:00amEnglish Concertina Workshop TB -- Ken Sweeney -- Room 228E (50 min.)
 10:00amIntro to Rotary Waltz TB -- Rick Lightbody & Carol Johnson, Bob Pasquarello -- Commons B (50 min.)
 11:00amHarpapalooza Harp Jam GB -- Jay Michaels -- Room 228E (50 min.)
 11:00amHow to play the bones, TB -- Stephen Brown & Friends -- Room 232S (50 min.)
 11:15amIntro to International Dance DB -- Janet Yeracaris, The Next Generation -- Room 136S (65 min.)
 12:00noonHandbell Ringing - An Introduction TB -- Connecticut Handbell Musicians -- Student Center West (65 min.)
 12:30pmIntro to Int'l Folk Dance TB -- Yaron Shragai -- Room 136S (65 min.)
 1:00pmOpen Song Circle with FSSGB GB -- Folk Song Society of Greater Boston -- Room 224E (50 min.)
 1:00pmConcertina Master Class TB -- Jody Kruskal -- Room 232S (50 min.)
 1:15pmIntro to Appalachian Flatfooting TB -- Diane Silver, Cathy Mason -- Student Center West (65 min.)
 1:45pmIntro to English Country Dance TB -- Sue Rosen, Bruce Rosen, Nora Smith -- Room 136S (65 min.)
 2:00pmHow to Play the Irish Bodhran TB -- Jeanne Hansberry, Dave Miller -- Room 232S (50 min.)
 3:00pmIntro to Square Dancing DB -- Tony Parkes, The Dead Sea Squirrels -- Room 136S (50 min.)
 3:00pmSeated Square Dances DB -- Fred Wersan -- Room 224E (50 min.)
 3:00pmSongs from the Osterie (Italian taverns) GB -- Italian Village Music and Dance -- Room 228E (50 min.)
 3:00pmHarmony Improv Singing Made Easy TB -- Jan Maier -- Room 232S (50 min.)
 3:45pmIntro to Rapper Sword Dance TB -- Michael Resnick, Niki Yeracaris -- Student Center West (65 min.)
 4:00pmIntro to Contra Dancing TB -- Anne Lutun, Calico -- Room 136S (50 min.)
 4:00pmTune Workshop: Bourrées from France TB -- Leslie Barr -- Room 144S (50 min.)
 5:00pmSouth African Singing Workshop GB -- Patty Cuyler -- Room 106N (50 min.)
 5:00pmMystic Seaport Chantey Sing for All GB -- Mystic Seaport Chantey Singers -- Room 228E (50 min.)
 5:00pmRags to Riches DB -- Joan & Jim Savitt -- Student Center West (50 min.)
 5:30pmIntro to Scottish Country Dancing DB -- Boston Teachers of SCD, Gunns & Thistles -- Lower Gym (50 min.)
 6:00pmMusic that Builds Community GB -- Communities of Song -- Room 224E (50 min.)
 6:00pmShanties with the Alumni of ARRR!!! GB -- Crusty Alums of ARRR!!! -- Room 228E (50 min.)
 6:00pmConnect with Bal Folk DB -- Robin Banerji, Maria Cramer, Bourrée Beau Temps -- Student Center West (50 min.)
 7:00pmLeadbelly Songs You Already Know GB -- Pete Kraemer, Howard Stith -- Room 144S (50 min.)
 8:00pmBlues Dance DB -- Blues Dance Boston -- Student Center West (50 min.)
 9:00pmLatvian Folk Songs from the Krisjanis Barons Collection TB -- EJ Barnes -- Room 144S (60 min.)
 9:00pmRounds Tribute to Sol Weber GB -- The Rounds Galore & More Singers -- Room 228E (50 min.)
 9:00pmJug Band Swing & Blues Dance NB -- Outrageous Fortune -- Commons B (50 min.)
 10:00pmUncommon Drinking Songs GB -- Charlie Ipcar -- Room 228E (60 min.)

Sunday April 26, 2020
 10:00amIntro to International Folk Dance TB -- Val Medve -- Room 136S (50 min.)
 10:00amBallad Swap GB -- Clarice Kjerulff -- Room 224E (50 min.)
 10:00amMore Wonderful One-Figure Balkan Dances DB -- Janet Yeracaris, Goats Just Wanna Have Fun -- Lower Gym (50 min.)
 11:00amOpen Jam: Music from around the World GB -- Silkroad Global Musician Workshop Alumni -- Room 106N (50 min.)
 11:00amIntro to English Country Dance TB -- Susan Taylor, Copacetic -- Room 136S (50 min.)
 11:00amMorris 101 TB -- Morgan Henderson & Friends -- Room 144S (50 min.)
 11:00amShape Note Workshop TB -- Glen Wright & Friends -- Room 228E (50 min.)
 11:00amNEFFA Funny Song Swap Hour GB -- Joel Landy -- Room 232S (50 min.)
 12:00noonBarn Dance for Everyone DB -- Jacob Bloom, Sugar River Band -- Room 136S (50 min.)
 12:00noonWork Songs at Work GB -- Craig Edwards -- Room 224E (50 min.)
 12:00noonVeillee Quebecoise DB -- Jeannine Ameduri, The Resemblance -- Student Center West (50 min.)
 1:00pmIntro to International Folk Dance TB -- Jeanne Clifford, Shining Moon -- Room 136S (50 min.)
 1:00pmOld Time Gospel Sing GB -- Dallal & Henry -- Room 232S (50 min.)
 2:00pmSquare Dance 101 DB -- Ridge Kennedy, Spare Change -- Room 136S (50 min.)
 2:00pmIntro to Hand Drumming Workshop TB -- Dave Curry -- Room 232S (50 min.)
 2:00pmBalfolk Sampler (French Dancing) TB -- Lynn Baumeister, Lisa Tamres, Leslie Barr -- Student Center West (50 min.)
 3:00pmOpen Drum Circle Jam GB -- Dave Curry -- Room 232S (60 min.)
 3:00pmIntro to French Canadian Step Dancing TB -- Cindy Larock, Teresa Wyman, Don Cunningham -- Student Center West (50 min.)
 4:00pmClosing Sing-Around GB -- Allen Hopkins -- Room 228E (90 min.)


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