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.
|Jan 12, 2018at 8:00 pm||Contra danceDela Murphy Taylor will be calling
Bates College, Muskie Archives
70 Campus Ave.
|Jan 13, 2018at 8:00 pm||Contra danceAlex Hennings will be calling
Topsham Grange Hall
47 Pleasant St.
|Feb 3, 2018at 8:00 pm||Contra danceWill Mentor will be calling
Peterborough Town House
1 Grove St.
|Feb 22, 2018at 7:30 pm||Contra danceDugan Murphy and Hannah Chamberlain will be calling
Portland Intown Contra Dance
State Street Church
159 State St.
|Feb 23, 2018at 8:00 pm||Contra danceCaller TBA
St. Denis Parish Hall
298 Grand Army Road.
North Whitefield, ME
|Feb 24, 2018at 8:00 pm||Contra danceHannah Otten will be calling
Lenox Community Center
65 Walker Street
|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 eventGreenfield, MA|
|Sep 15, 2018at 8:00 pm||Contra danceCaller TBA
Capital City Grange
|Sep 16, 2018at 7:30 pm||Contra danceBIDA series
Masonic Hall (Porter Square)
1950 Mass Ave.