Ralph Iverson
Multi-instrumentalist. Doesn't do accordion, banjo, or trombone.

Member of: Balkan Fields, Balkan Kefana, The Berance Band, Bjelalitsa Chorus, Born for Izvorno (also group contact), Cambridge Folk Orchestra, Csango Bazonga!, Divi Zheni Accompanists (also group contact), FUMP, G.B.L.C.P.P.S., G.B.L.C.P.P.S. Plus, Goats & Roses, Goats Just Wanna Have Fun, Henry Goldberg & Friends, Ralph Iverson & Friends (also group contact), Joanie's Cronies (also group contact), Mandala Folk Dance Ensemble, New England Romanian Orchestra, No Borders Beranche Band, Pajdashi, Pinewoods Band, Pinewoods Band (on CD), Tamburitza Troubadours, The Bleat Goes On, Zdravets, Zornitsa
Contact:
ERASETHISralph AT threeshoes DOT org
+1-617-306-1902
Appeared at NEFFA 2019:
Wonderful One-Figure Balkan DancesDB Friday April 12, 9:00pm to 9:50pm, Middle School Dance Hall [show on grid]
Come learn some wonderful single-figure dances from the Balkans! No complicated calls or step changes, all only two or three measures, and all very accessible, but not all simple--you can cover a lot of ground when each measure has 18 beats!
International DanceNS Friday April 12, 10:00pm to 11:30pm, Middle School Dance Hall [show on grid]
International Dance (no teaching, mixed levels)
Rousing Russian DancesTS Saturday April 13, 1:00pm to 1:50pm, Middle School Dance Hall [show on grid]
Learn exciting and engaging dances of Russia, including music and movements of the Cossacks. Each dance is accompanied by the beautiful and thrilling (live!) choral music from the region. Music provided by the Bjelalitsa Chorus, directed by Julia Poirier.
Balk-Free BalkanDS Saturday April 13, 2:00pm to 2:50pm, Middle School Rm. 105/106 [show on grid]
Easy, joyful "village" dances from the Balkans. Don't balk, don't be shy about joining the dance line: this is a party and you are invited!
Romanian JamGS Saturday April 13, 4:00pm to 4:50pm, High School Rm. 176 [show on grid]
Play Romanian tunes. Sheet music provided.
Balkan Kefana SingalongGS Saturday April 13, 5:00pm to 5:50pm, Middle School Rm. 103/104 [show on grid]
Come sing along (or just enjoy listening to)"old city songs" and/or dance songs from Macedonia and surrounding areas, evoking the pleasure ("kefi") of singing with old friends around the table at a celebration, or in the village tavern or coffeehouse.
Romanian Dance PartyNX Saturday April 13, 7:15pm to 8:20pm, Middle School Rm. 105/106 [show on grid]
Romanian dances for all
Bulgarian DancingNS Saturday April 13, 8:30pm to 9:20pm, Middle School Rm. 105/106 [show on grid]
Zdravets plays and sings village-style music "mostly from Bulgaria," using traditional Bulgarian folk instruments and vocal styles. Most of the dances we do are easy to pick up!
Bulgarian Dance Party with Divi ZheniDS Saturday April 13, 9:30pm to 10:20pm, Middle School Dance Hall [show on grid]
Enjoy easy-to-follow Bulgarian folk dances with irresistible rhythms performed by Divi Zheni, Boston women's Bulgarian chorus. Tatiana Sarbinska, Artistic Director and singer extraordinaire. All are welcome!
Pajdashi in ConcertE Sunday April 14, 10:00am to 10:50am, Middle School Auditorium Stage [show on grid]
Come listen to traditional Croatian music.
Bulgaria and MoreE Sunday April 14, 11:00am to 11:50am, Middle School Auditorium Stage [show on grid]
Zdravets plays and sings village-style music "mostly from Bulgaria," using traditional Bulgarian folk instruments and vocal styles.
Croatian DanceNS Sunday April 14, 3:30pm to 4:20pm, Middle School Dance Hall [show on grid]
Come dance traditional Croatian dances! There will be a leader to follow and most dances will be easy to pick up.
Bulgarian DancingNS Sunday April 14, 4:30pm to 5:30pm, Middle School Dance Hall [show on grid]
Easy Bulgarian line dances; music by Zornitsa, a men's Bulgarian singing group with instrumental accompaniment.

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