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Free square dance at TPCC

No experience is needed, come learn together. The dance will be preceded by an artist reception of Karen Rosascos work from 5-7 p.m. in the lobby.

The Widlunds have annually brought a variety of performing artists as well as their own photography to TPCC since its opening in 2001. This year, spring will be ushered in with the lilting strains of old time square dance music - to tap your toe to or swing your partner. This community dance will be called by Dan Duggan playing the hammered dulcimer, accompanied by Peggy Lynn on guitar and concertina, and by Frank Orsini on the fiddle.

Dan Duggan is rapidly being acknowledged as one of the finest dulcimer players and composers in the country. Although pioneering innovative compositional work for the dulcimer, Dan's renditions of traditional Irish and American tunes reflect his study and understanding of their original context. Whether re-creating 18th century harp pieces or vibrant 19th century dance tunes, Dan has engaged audiences nationwide in an excursion of musical styles and moods.

Peggy Lynn, singer, songwriter and arts educator brings an infectious enthusiasm to all her endeavors. With a sultry, yet powerful alto voice, Peggy gives a clear message of the passion underlying her songs. While her style and range give meaning and feeling to all her work, her most powerful message, her passion, is for the contributions and burdens of women. Peggy ranges from folksy to blues with equal ease, alone or harmonizing with others. Inspiration comes from living.

Many of Peggys songs reflect her own experiences, observations and opinions. As such there is continuously an evolution of new thought, experiences and thus new songs and presentations. As she says music is still breaking out all over the place.

Frank Orsini has been one of the prominent acoustic musicians of Upstate New York. He plays violin, viola and mandolin, and has recently taken up Celtic harp. A versatile fiddler, singer and seasoned ensemble player, he has been on numerous recordings and been a member of many established groups with a strong following.

Tannery Pond Community Center is located at 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY.

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