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, FUMP, G.B.L.C.P.P.S., G.B.L.C.P.P.S. Plus, Goats & Roses, 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 2018:
Bulgaria & MoreE Friday April 20, 7:00pm to 7:50pm, 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.
International Folk DanceNS Friday April 20, 9:00pm to 10:05pm, Middle School Dance Hall [show on grid]
International Folk Dance
Play RomanianGS Saturday April 21, 10:00am to 10:50am, High School Rm. 177 [show on grid]
Play Romanian tunes. Sheet music provided for C instruments.
Balkan Kefana SingalongGS Saturday April 21, 1:00pm to 1:50pm, Middle School Auditorium Stage [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.
Beranche: Basic & Bodacious BalkanTS Saturday April 21, 3:00pm to 3:50pm, Middle School Rm. 105/106 [show on grid]
Learn the footwork and styling to several dances in the Beranche uneven-five rhythm. (SQQSQ) Amaze your friends by knowing what to do when the band plays one of those wonderful tunes.
Balkan Joy!NS Saturday April 21, 4:00pm to 4:50pm, High School Dance Hall [show on grid]
Dance Party, Balkan style! Favorite Balkan dances with a lively, interactive band featuring irresistible high-energy vocals and instrumental numbers.
International Dancing for AllNS Saturday April 21, 5:00pm to 5:50pm, High School Dance Hall [show on grid]
easy line and couple dances
Bulgarian DancesNS Saturday April 21, 6:00pm to 7:05pm, Middle School Rm. 105/106 [show on grid]
Easy Bulgarian line dances; music by Zornitsa, a men's Bulgarian singing group with instrumental accompaniment.
Riveting Russian ReturnsTS Saturday April 21, 7:15pm to 8:20pm, Middle School Rm. 105/106 [show on grid]
Enjoy the exciting and challenging dances of Russia. 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.
Bulgarian Music StylingGS Saturday April 21, 9:00pm to 9:50pm, High School Rm. 123 [show on grid]
We will play some Bulgarian music (charts provide) and workshop some traditional ornaments. (Accordion-specific ornaments will not be taught)
Bulgarian DancingNS Saturday April 21, 10:30pm to 11:30pm, Middle School Dance Hall [show on grid]
Zdravets plays and sings village-style music "mostly from Bulgaria," using traditional Bulgarian folk instruments and vocal styles.
Ladarke Plus!GS Sunday April 22, 10:00am to 10:50am, Middle School Rm. 103/104 [show on grid]
Croatian choral singing! We'll sing through some old Croatian favorites, then review and sing through a beautiful choral arrangement of Ladarke, a traditional spring ritual song cycle. Sheet music provided and wonderful accompaniment by a tamburitza band!
Croatian Folk SongsE Sunday April 22, 11:00am to 11:50am, High School Rm. 176 [show on grid]
Croatian music varies throughout the country. We will be singing a wide variety of traditional songs to give people an idea of what the music of Croatia sounds like.
Croatian Dance PartyDS Sunday April 22, 3:30pm to 4:20pm, Middle School Dance Hall [show on grid]
Boston's favorite Croatian dances

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