Anadama is a Boston-based contra dance band and the product of “that one time at folk-dance camp.” Amelia Mason (fiddle), Emily Troll (accordion), and Bethany Waickman (guitar) first made music together in the wild woods of Plymouth, Massachusetts while working at Pinewoods Camp in 2007. After many blissful summer afternoons spent jamming under the trees, the trio decided to take it on the road, and have since been touring the US and Canada, bound by a shared love of cheese, beer, and country radio.
Anadama finds its roots in the traditional music of New England, Ireland, and Quebec. Held aloft by the dark pulse of Bethany’s open-tuned guitar, the trio has no need for a bass or drums. They infuse old and new tunes alike with a distinctly modern kick, fiddle and accordion woven together in tight, driving harmony. It is dynamic, earthy music, all—from sweetly rolling jigs to breathless, freewheeling reels—played with vigor and honesty, and dance at its heart.
Listen to more Anadama music on Bandcamp.
|Apr 12, 2018at 7:30 pm||Contra danceDugan Murphy will be calling
The Concord Scout House
74 Walden St.
|May 18, 2018to May 20, 2018||Contra dance weekendGaye Fifer will be calling
Berkshire Outdoor Center at Chimney Corner
591 Hamilton Rd.
|Aug 10, 2018at 8:00 pm||Contra danceRon Blechner will be calling
124 Bay State Rd.
|Aug 18, 2018||Private eventDeerfield, MA|
|Sep 14, 2018||Contra danceCaller TBA
Muskie Archives at Bates College
70 Campus Ave.
|Sep 15, 2018at 8:00 pm||Contra danceMary Wesley will be calling
Capital City Grange
|Sep 16, 2018at 7:30 pm||Contra danceBIDA series
Masonic Hall (Porter Square)
1950 Mass Ave.