Teaching Traditional Dance to Children Course taught by Peter Amidon
Peter is teaching a week-long “mini-course” on teaching traditional dance to children and beginning adults, and on leading community dancing, at the Country Dance & Song Society’s “Harmony of Song & Dance”, a week Peter and Mary Alice helped start at Pinewoods Camp (outside of Plymouth, MA) six years ago, which they describe as “for singers who love to dance, and for dancers who love to sing.”
About 20 of the 140 campers at the week will be taking Peter’s mini-course. Running Saturday to Saturday, July 22 – 29, 2017, each day starts with a 75-minute all-camp choral with all 140 campers and staff; 4-part harmony singing led alternating by the Amidons and the rest of the camp singing staff.
Then Peter’s mini-course campers will participate in Peter’s 60-minute beginning English/contra dance class, both for improving dance skills, and for learning dance-teaching tips and techniques from Peter.
In the afternoon Peter will lead mini-course participants in a two-hour class of dancing and discussion on teaching dance to children and beginning adults, and on organizing and leading dances in your (school) community.
Peter's list of Funeral Anthems
Abide With Me
God Beyond All Names
Let the Life I've Lived Speak for Me
Christmas Eve Youth Choir 2014 - Sheffield
Dear Guilford Community Church 11 pm Christmas Eve Youth Choir,
rehearsals: (at Guilford Community Church)
* this Sunday, December 21 right after church (11:30 am?)
* Christmas Eve (Wed, Dec 24) 9:00 pm
If you have not gotten an email with "Sheffield" attached, let me know and I will send it to you. At the top is a pdf of the music, below is a recording of "Sheffield" in four parts, followed by four recordings that each has one of the parts stronger than the others so you can learn it by ear as well as from music.
Sheffield pdf (written music)
and here are the recordings:
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Joy, Health, Love & Peace
Sam Amidon "Lily-O" Album Release
SAM AMIDON WRITES:
Autumn is upon us. Or, as Miles Davis put it, "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahaxXEheOiM"
The air is full of sky, and I have a new album out. It's called "Lily-O," and you can read about it here:
The New York Times review of Lily-O starts thusly: "The final track on “Lily-O,” a hauntingly beautiful new album by the folk singer Sam Amidon, begins in resonant quiet, with the droning overtones of what sounds like a Tibetan singing bowl."
To order your personal copy of Lily-O, go here:
and with an album, comes a tour.
visit http://samamidon.com/shows for ticket links etc.
OCTOBER, IN THE UNITED STATES:
(the great Cy Dune will be supporting between the 13th and 20th)
Oct 11 Fremont Abbey Arts Center Seattle, WA (with Shahzad Ismaily and 'Special Guest')
Oct 13 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA (with Shahzad Ismaily and Bill Frisell)
Oct 14 Largo at the Coronet Los Angeles, CA (with Shahzad Ismaily and 'Special Guest')
Oct 16 The Barns at Wolf Trap Vienna, VA (with Shahzad Ismaily and Bill Frisell)
Oct 17 FringeArts Philadelphia, PA (with Shahzad Ismaily, Bill Frisell and Kenny Wollesen)
Oct 18 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY (with Shahzad Ismaily, Bill Frisell and Kenny Wollesen)
Oct 19 I'm gonna sleep and maybe read a chapter of "return of a king" by W. Dalrymple.
Oct 20 Parlor Room, Northampton MA (with Shahzad Ismaily)
Oct 22 NEYT, Brattleboro, VT (with Shahzad Ismaily)
Oct 23 Showcase Lounge, Burlington VT (with Shahzad Ismaily)
Oct 25 Club Passim (two shows!) (with Ray Rizzo on drums and Ty Gibbons on bass)
NOVEMBER, IN THE UK AND EUROPE
all dates with Chris Vatalaro and sometimes Shahzad Ismaily as band members:
(shows marked with an "*" mean that the majestic Murphy Beds will be supporting)
Nov 14 Whelan's, Dublin, Ireland
Nov 16 EFG London Jazz Festival, The Barbican, London
Nov 17 Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands*
Nov 18 AB, Brussels, Belgium*
Nov 19 Kleiner Donner, Hamburg, Germany*
Nov 20 Monarch, Berlin, Germany*
Nov 21, Franz Mehlhose, Erfurt, Germany*
Nov 22, Sparte 4, Saarbrucken, Germany*
Nov 23, Studio 672, Cologne, Germany*
Nov 24, El Lokal, Zurich, Switzerland
Nov 25, Parterre, Basel, Switzerland
Nov 26, Fabrica Damm, Barcelona, Spain
Nov 27, La Lata de Bombillas, Zaragoza, Spain
Nov 28, Garoa Kultur Lab, San Sebastian, Spain
Nov 30, Badaboum, Paris, France