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:
ERASETHISralph3 AT threeshoes DOT org
+1-617-306-1902
Appeared at NEFFA 2020:
Romanian JamGS Friday April 24, 8:00pm to 8:50pm, Room 106N [show on grid]
Play Romanian music. Sheet music provided.
International Dancing for EveryoneDB Friday April 24, 9:00pm to 9:50pm, Lower Gym [show on grid]
"If you can walk, you can dance!" Come and learn dances in different styles from different countries. You might even learn some words in a foreign language!
International Folk Dance NS Friday April 24, 10:00pm to 11:30pm, Lower Gym [show on grid]
Dancing from all over Europe and a few other countries.
Refreshing Russian DancesTX Saturday April 25, 1:00pm to 1:50pm, Lower Gym [show on grid]
Enjoy 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.
Balkan Kefana Sing-alongGS Saturday April 25, 4:00pm to 4:50pm, Room 106N [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 and Bodacious BalkanDS Saturday April 25, 6:00pm to 6:50pm, Commons B [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.
More Wonderful One-Figure Balkan DancesDB Sunday April 26, 10:00am to 10:50am, Lower Gym [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!
Bulgarian DancingNS Sunday April 26, 11:00am to 11:50am, Commons B [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!
Romanian Dance PartyNX Sunday April 26, 12:00noon to 1:00pm, Commons B [show on grid]
Classic Romanian dances for all
Croatian ConcertE Sunday April 26, 2:00pm to 2:50pm, Room 106N [show on grid]
Let Pajdashi entertain and educate you with traditional songs from Croatia.
Croatian Dance PartyNS Sunday April 26, 3:00pm to 4:05pm, Lower Gym [show on grid]
Join the circle for a kolo, a drmes, and other traditional Croatian Dances. Most dances will be followable.
Bulgarian DancingNS Sunday April 26, 4:15pm to 5:30pm, Lower Gym [show on grid]
Easy Bulgarian line dances; music by Zornitsa, a men's Bulgarian singing group with instrumental accompaniment.

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