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Contra Dance Bands

Banna Damhsa

Arvid Lundin  and Deep Roots: lundinsviolins@hotmail.com (509-994-4894

Banna Damhsa (pronounced BONna DOWsa) means "Dance Band".
Jan Clizer, Dave Beach, and Char Beach have come together from various
musical backgrounds to bring you energetic and fun music for your dancing
A professional fine artist (janclizerpainting.com), Jan Clizer’s passion
for Celtic culture and music has been lifelong, and is the focus of both
her paintings and music. She has stayed extensively in Scotland and
explored frequently in the greater UK. In Jan/Feb 2019 she toured Scotland
with Alasdair Fraser and the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers. Husband and
wife team, Dave and Char Beach round out the trio.
Dave Beach, a veteran of many bands in the inland northwest, plays
hard-driving guitar and fast moving mandolin. Among his many talents are
instrument making, and you will see him playing his own "Howling Dog" brand
instruments. Char Beach plays guitar, harp and bodhran, and
singing is her passion.
Contact David Beach 208.784.3436 / dbeach72@gmail.com

"Crooked Kilt" consists of 5 multi instrumentalist band members who have now produced 4 CD's!  They can be contacted through their website: www.crookedkilt.net, and are on FB: Crooked Kilt.  email: Carla.carnegie@gmail.com. Phn. 509 592 7875.  Some of the instruments featured are: fiddle, accordion, guitar, bass, highland pipes, piano, bodhran, Celtic Harp, percussion and 4part vocals. They play for Contras, weddings, wakes, parties, festivals and performances around the PNW.

Dog Paw

Bi-musical contra dance band plays northern and southern tunes. Members include
Eugene Jablonsky, Lzs Dresibach and Sally Jablonsky
Contact: liz.dreisbach@gmail.com 509 536-1126

Floating Crowbar
-Irish Traditional Music
contact: Don Thomsen 509-534-3150

Growling Old Women
(Pasco, WA)  contra dance band consisting of: fiddler, rhythm piano, rhythm guitar, djembe, bodhran. We play Irish, French Canadian, oldtimey. Contact: fiddlebanjo@charter.net or call Edna Mae Whitney at (509) 546-2626 Available to travel all Washington, Oregon and Idaho. InTentCity – a Family contradance band straight out of North Idaho.
Contact Seth Richards - contraintentcity@gmail.com

Northern Shore
– lively hard driving contradance music
 Contact:   Dave Beach   dbeach72@gmail.com     208-416-1534

Red Herring - Contra dance band - members include Stuart Bachman Ken Raymond, Larry Simmons,
Betsy Richards, Seth Richards and Graham Richard
Contact: Stuart Bachman 251-0671 stuart_b@icloud.com

 River City Ramblers - This Spokane old-time string band features fiddler Judy Lungren, Bill Siems on mandolin, Ted Hensold on banjo and harmonica, and Dawn Holladay on guitar. Lively dance music for contras, squares and just listening! Call Judy Lungren for booking: 509-747-8971, or Dawn Holladay at 509-209-7182.  judylungren@gmail.com..   

Too Young to Marry – Tashie Dial and friends
Play a variety of tunes, Celtic, old-timey and French Canadian
Contact 509-299-3109