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Ethan Hazzard-Watkins fiddler

Fiddler Ethan Hazzard-Watkins performs traditional and original music with infectious energy, passion, and grace.

Ethan's fiddling combines expressive subtlety, playfulness, and compelling rhythmic power born out of more than two decades of experience as a dance musician. A versatile and inspiring performer, Ethan is equally at home digging into an Irish, Quebecois, or New England fiddle tune, improvising on a classic blues, swing, or honky-tonk song, or interpreting a lyrical waltz or English Country Dance melody.

Based in Brattleboro, Vermont, Ethan tours extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad, playing for dances, festivals, camps, concerts, weddings, and other events with his bands Elixir and The Figments. He performs closer to home with honky-tonk band The Rear Defrosters. Ethan is also an avid composer of tunes in traditional styles, and his compositions and arrangements have been played and recorded widely.

When not performing, Ethan works as a freelance graphic designer and web developer.

gig calendar

Nov 13, 2009to Nov 15, 2009Atlanta Dance Weekend
Dec 3, 2009at 7:30 pmConference callAgenda:

x- NM concert before Folk MADness
x- DC tour possibilities
x- lights for Feb
x- trademark
x- next december weekend
x- concert repertoire
x- album
x- LEAF
x- Colorado
x- Ashokan
Jan 14, 2010at 7:30 pmMountain View Dance
Jan 15, 2010to Jan 17, 2010Contra Carnivale
Jan 22, 2010to Jan 24, 2010Florida Snow Ball
Feb 12, 2010to Feb 14, 2010The Dance Flurry
Feb 15, 2010to Feb 18, 2010Elixir Rehearsals
Feb 18, 2010at 7:30 pmConcord Contra Dance
Feb 19, 2010at 8:00 pmBrown Contra Dance
Feb 20, 2010at 8:00 pmGreenfield Contra Dance
Feb 21, 2010at 7:30 pmBrattleboro Contra Dance
Feb 23, 2010at 9:00 pmconference call
Mar 10, 2010at 1:00 pmConference CallAgenda:
-album prep
-gigs to solicit
-photo shoot
Mar 17, 2010arranging deadline
Mar 26, 2010to Mar 27, 2010rehearse
Mar 27, 2010at 8:00 pmconcert at the ChurchThe Church
$150 rent
Mar 28, 2010to Apr 2, 2010elixir recording11-5 6:30-10:30 Sun
noon-6 8-midnight Mon
11-5 6:30-10:30 Tue
noon-6 8-midnight Wed
11-5 6:30-10:30 Thur
10-3 Fri
Apr 9, 2010to Apr 11, 2010Chicago Dance Weekend
Apr 15, 2010at 10:00 ambass tracking
Apr 19, 2010at 1:00 pmediting
Apr 26, 2010to Apr 29, 2010Elixir recording
May 11, 2010at 3:00 pmConference call
May 27, 2010at 8:00 pmconcert
May 28, 2010to May 31, 2010FolkMADness
Jun 1, 2010at 12:00 pmmixing
Jun 4, 2010at 12:00 pmmixing
Jun 7, 2010at 12:00 pmmixing
Jun 27, 2010at 10:00 amRalph Sweet Book Release Party401 Chapman St, Greenfield, MAwith ElixirElixir will be joined by callers Ralph Sweet and Tony Parkes, and guest musicians Ann Percival, Corey DiMario, and Lee Blackwell.
Jul 25, 2010to Jul 31, 2010Ashokan Northern WeekOlivebridge, NYwith Elixir
Aug 8, 2010to Aug 15, 2010Augusta Dance WeekElkins, WVwith Elixir
Sep 17, 2010to Sep 19, 2010Echo Summit Dance WeekendTwin Bridges, CAwith Elixir
Sep 30, 2010at 3:30 pmConcord Contra DanceConcord, MAwith Elixir
Oct 1, 2010at 4:00 pmBelfast Flying Shoes Contra DanceBelfast, MEwith Elixir
Oct 2, 2010at 4:00 pmMontpelier Contra DanceMontpelier, VTwith Elixir
Oct 3, 2010at 10:30 amGreenfield Contra Dance401 Chapman St, Greenfield, MAwith Elixir
Oct 29, 2010to Oct 31, 2010Fire Ant FrolicAustin, TXwith Elixir
Nov 5, 2010at 8:00 pmSacramento Contra DanceSacramento CAwith Elixir
Nov 6, 2010Fall Has SprungGrass Valley Veterans Memorial Building, 255 S. Auburn St, Grass Valley, CAwith Elixir
Nov 10, 2010at 7:30 pmSwarthmore Contra DanceSwarthmore Collegewith Elixir
Nov 11, 2010at 7:30 pmGlenside Contra DanceGlenside, PAwith Elixir
Nov 12, 2010at 7:00 pmNY Gender Free Contra DanceNew York, NYwith Elixir
Nov 13, 2010CDNY Fall FlingNew York, NYwith Elixir
Jan 20, 2011at 7:30 pmConcord Contra DanceConcord, MAwith Elixir
Jan 21, 2011at 8:00 pmGreenfield Contra Dance401 Chapman St, Greenfield, MAwith Elixir
Jan 22, 2011Peterborough Snow BallPeterborough NHwith Elixir
Jan 23, 2011at 7:30 pmBrattleboro DanceBrattleboro, VTwith Elixir
Jan 28, 2011at 8:00 pmHouse concertAnnapolis, MDwith ElixirCheck back for more details.
Jan 29, 2011Baltimore Midwinter BallBaltimore MDwith Elixir
Feb 3, 2011at 7:30 pmLake City contra dance12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WAwith Elixir
Feb 4, 2011to Feb 6, 2011Dancing FoolSeattle WAwith Elixir
Mar 18, 2011at 8:00 pmGlen Echo ContraGlen Echo Park, MDwith Elixir
Mar 20, 2011at 3:30 pmWaltz Time DancesGlen Echo Park, MDwith Elixirwaltz lesson 2:45-3:30
Mar 20, 2011at 7:30 pmGlen Echo ContraGlen Echo Park, MDwith Elixir
Mar 25, 2011to Mar 27, 2011Down East Country Dance FestivalTopsham MEwith Elixir
Apr 8, 2011to Apr 10, 2011Chesapeake Dance WeekendCamp Letts, Edgewater, MDwith Elixir
Apr 10, 2011at 7:30 pmGlen Echo ContraGlen Echo Park, MDwith Elixir
Apr 16, 2011Fiddlehead FrolicIthaca, NYwith Elixir
Apr 17, 2011at 8:00 pmBound for GloryAnabel Taylor Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NYwith Elixir
Apr 29, 2011at 8:00 pmMinstrel Concert SeriesMorristown, NJwith Elixir
Apr 30, 2011at 8:00 pmSwingin Tern Contra DanceEast Hanover, NJwith Elixir
Jun 24, 2011at 8:00 pmto Jun 26, 2011June Moon Dance WeekendMorgantown, WVwith Elixir
Jul 16, 2011at 8:00 pmGreenfield Contra DanceGuiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield, MAwith Elixir
Jul 18, 2011at 7:30 pmConcord Contra DanceConcord Scout House, 74 Walden St, Concord, MAwith Elixir
Jul 20, 2011at 7:30 pmAmherst Contra DanceMasonic Lodge, 99 Main St, Amherst, MAwith Elixir
Aug 19, 2011to Aug 20, 2011Summerfolk FestivalOwen Sound, ONwith Elixir
Sep 2, 2011to Sep 4, 2011Labor Day Dance AwayJulian, CAwith Elixir
Sep 23, 2011to Sep 24, 2011Feet RetreatDanbury, NCwith Elixir
Sep 26, 2011at 8:00 pmAsheville Contra DanceGrey Eagle Tavern, 185 Clingman Ave, Asheville, NCwith Elixir
Sep 27, 2011at 8:00 pmWinston-Salem Contra DanceVintage Theater, 7 Vintage Ave, Winston-Salem, NCwith Elixir
Sep 28, 2011at 8:00 pmCharlotte Contra DanceCharlotte, NCwith Elixir
Sep 29, 2011at 8:00 pmAsheville Contra DanceWarren Wilson College, Bryson Gym, 701 Warren Wilson Rd, Swannanoa, NCwith Elixir
Sep 30, 2011at 8:00 pmAtlanta Contra DanceClarkston Community Center,3701 College Ave, Clarkston, GAwith Elixir
Oct 1, 2011at 5:00 pmHuntsville Concert/Contra DanceFaith Presbyterian Church, 5003 Whitesburg Dr, Huntsville, ALwith ElixirConcert 5-7 PM, Contra Dance 8 - 11 PM
Oct 2, 2011at 3:30 pmRiver Falls Waltz/Contra DanceRiver Falls Lodge, River Falls Lodge Rd, Marietta, SCwith Elixir
Oct 7, 2011at 8:00 pmBelfast Flying Shoes Contra Dance143 Church Street, Belfast, MEwith Elixir
Oct 8, 2011at 8:00 pmNorth Yarmouth Contra DanceWestcustogo Grange, Rt 115 and Rt 9, N. Yarmouth, MEwith Elixir
Oct 21, 2011to Oct 23, 2011Charlottesville Fall FestivalCharlottesville, VAwith Elixir
Oct 23, 2011at 6:30 pmGreenwood Contra DanceGreenwood Community Center, 865 Greenwood Rd, Greenwood, VAwith Elixir
Nov 5, 2011to Nov 13, 2011Denmark tourDenmarkwith Elixir
Jan 6, 2012at 8:00 pmConcord Experienced Contra DanceConcord Scout House, 74 Walden St, Concord, MAwith Elixir
Jan 7, 2012at 7:30 pmConcert at Hooker Dunham TheaterBrattleboro, VTwith Elixir
Jan 8, 2012at 7:30 pmBrattleboro Contra DanceThe Church, corner of Grove and Main, Brattleboro, VTwith Elixir
Jan 13, 2012to Jan 15, 2012Contra CarnivaleSan Luis Obispo, CAwith Elixirw/ Great Bear Trio, Tidal Wave, Susan Michaels, and George Marshall
Jan 16, 2012at 7:30 pmPalo Alto Contra DanceSpecial post-Contra Carnivale event!
Feb 2, 2012at 8:00 pmSeattle Contra DanceLake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WAwith Elixir
Feb 3, 2012to Feb 5, 2012Dancing Fool Contra Dance WeekendLeif Erickson Hall, 2245 NW 57th St, Seattle, WAwith Elixirw/ Latter Day Lizards and Cis Hinkle
Feb 17, 2012to Feb 19, 2012Knoxville Dance WeekendKnoxville, TNwith ElixirElixir, Great Bear Trio, and Mark Hellenberg (aka "Pokey")
Mar 10, 2012at 5:45 pmCDNY Special EventChinatown YMCA, 273 Bowery, New York, NYwith ElixirExperienced Contra Dance from 5:45 - 7:45, Regular Contra Dance from 9:00 - Midnight
Mar 15, 2012at 7:30 pmConcord Contra DanceConcord Scout House, 74 Walden St., Concord, MAwith Elixir
Mar 16, 2012at 8:00 pmCollege Hill Contra Dance372 Wayland Ave, Providence, RIwith Elixir
Mar 17, 2012at 8:00 pmGreenfield Contra DanceGuiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield, MAwith Elixir
Apr 20, 2012to Apr 22, 2012When in Doubt, Swing!Dallas, TXwith Elixir
May 4, 2012to May 6, 2012May Madness Dance WeekendClarkdale, AZwith Elixirw/ The Groovemongers, The Great Bear Trio, and Will Mentor
May 16, 2012at 7:30 pmAmherst Contra DanceMasonic Lodge, 99 Main St, Amherst, MAwith Elixir
May 19, 2012at 8:00 pmGreenfield Contra Dance401 Chapman St, Greenfield, MAwith Elixir
May 20, 2012at 7:30 pmBrattleboro Contra DanceThe Church, corner of Grove and Main, Brattleboro, VTwith Elixir
May 30, 2012at 8:00 pmPrinceton Contra DanceSuzanne Patterson Community Center, Princeton, NJwith Elixir
May 31, 2012at 8:00 pmGlenside Contra DanceGlenside, PAwith Elixir
Jun 1, 2012at 8:30 pmGlen Echo Contra DanceGlen Echo Park, MDwith Elixir
Jun 2, 2012at 4:00 pmHouse ConcertAnnapolis, MDwith ElixirPrivate event
Jun 3, 2012at 7:30 pmGlen Echo Contra DanceGlen Echo Park, MDwith Elixir
Jun 23, 2012at 8:00 pmSpokane Contra DanceSpokane, WAwith Elixir
Jun 24, 2012to Jun 30, 2012Lady of the Lake June weekCouer d'Alene, IDwith Elixir
Sep 1, 2012at 8:00 pmMontpelier Contra DanceCapitol City Grange, Montpelier, VTwith Elixir
Sep 2, 2012at 12:00 pmNew World FestivalRandolph, VTwith Elixir
Sep 2, 2012at 8:00 pmBrattleboro Dawn DanceGibson Aiken Center, Main St, Brattleboro, VTwith ElixirWe'll be keeping the party going from Midnight to 3:30 AM. Other bands are Wild Asparagus (first set) and the Russet Trio with Quena Crane calling (last set). It's going to be a great night, don't miss it!
Sep 21, 2012at 7:30 pmContrashock IINew York City, NYwith Elixirw/ Perpetual e-Motion, and caller Will Mentor
Sep 22, 2012at 5:45 pmContrashock IINew York City, NYwith ElixirExperienced Contra Dance from 5:45 - 7:45 PM, Contra Dance for everyone from 9 PM to Midnight
Sep 23, 2012at 11:00 amContrastock IISpanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MDwith Elixirw/ Wild Asparagus, Perpetual e-Motion, and caller Will Mentor
Oct 12, 2012to Oct 14, 2012Elixir Cape Cod Dance WeekendCamp Farley, Mashpee, MAwith Elixirw/ Elixir, Crowfoot and caller Will Mentor, and English Country Dance with staff musicians and caller Melissa Running...plus host (and caller) Mary Wesley, and Tony Hernandez running sound!
Oct 19, 2012to Oct 21, 2012Lavender Country and Folk Dancers Fall Dance CampCamp Chimney Corners, Becket, MAwith Elixir
Oct 26, 2012at 8:30 pmGlen Echo Contra DanceGlen Echo, MDwith ElixirIt's the Friday Night Dance Halloween Contra Dance PARTY!
Oct 28, 2012at 7:30 pmGlen Echo Contra DanceGlen Echo, MDwith Elixir
Nov 16, 2012to Nov 18, 2012Fleur de Lis Fling Dance WeekendLouisville, KYwith Elixir
Nov 23, 2012to Nov 24, 2012Rochester Thanksgiving Dance WeekendSalem United Church of Christ, 60 Bittner Street, Rochester, NYwith Elixir
Jan 4, 2013at 8:00 pmConcord Challenging Contra DanceScout House, 74 Walden St, Concord, MAwith Elixir
Jan 5, 2013at 8:00 pmMontpelier Contra DanceCapitol City Grange, Montpelier, VTwith Elixir
Jan 11, 2013to Jan 12, 2013Phoenix Friends of Traditional Music Mini-Dance WeekendKenilworth School, Phoenix, AZwith Elixir
Jan 25, 2013at 8:00 pmClub Passim Concert (opening for Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem)47 Palmer St, Cambridge, MAwith ElixirWe LOVE Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, and are honored to be opening for them at Club Passim. This show is sure to sell out, so purchase your tickets in advance. Help us celebrate our Passim debut!

If you can't be there in person you can still watch online via Concert Window!
Jan 26, 2013at 12:00 pmPeterborough Snow BallTown Hall, Peterborough, NHwith ElixirWe play from 3 to 6 PM. Full schedule as follows:
12 PM - Moving Violations w/ Rebecca Lay
3 PM - Elixir
6 PM - Crowfoot w/ Steve Zakon-Anderson
9 PM - Latter Day Lizards w/ Lisa Greenleaf
WHAT A DAY!!
Jan 27, 2013at 7:30 pmBrattleboro Contra DanceThe Church, corner of Grove and Eliot St, Brattleboro, VTwith Elixir
Jan 31, 2013at 8:00 pmSeattle Contra DanceLake City Community Center, Seattle, WAwith Elixir
Feb 1, 2013to Feb 3, 2013Dancing FoolLeif Erikson Hall, 2245 NW 57th St, Seattle, WAwith Elixirw/ The Sevens and caller Cis Hinkle
Feb 15, 2013to Feb 17, 2013Corvallis Contra Dance WeekendCorvallis, ORwith Elixirw/ The Retrospectacles
Mar 15, 2013to Mar 17, 2013Memfest Contra Dance WeekendIdlewild Church, 1750 Union Ave, Memphis, TNwith Elixir
Apr 12, 2013to Apr 14, 2013Dandelion RompOberlin College - Hales Hall, Oberlin, OHwith Elixirw/ Ari and Mia Friedman, Jordon Tice, Gallimaufry, and caller Chrissy Fowler
May 9, 2013at 8:00 pmAsheville Contra DanceBryson Gymnasium, Warren Wilson College, Black Mountain, NCwith Elixir
May 10, 2013to May 12, 2013Lake Eden Arts Festival377 Lake Eden Rd, Black Mountain, NCwith Elixir
May 15, 2013at 7:30 pmAmherst Contra DanceMasonic Lodge, 99 Main St, Amherst, MAwith Elixir
May 16, 2013at 7:30 pmConcord Contra DanceConcord Scout House, 74 Walden St., Concord, MAwith Elixir
May 17, 2013at 8:00 pmProvidence Contra DanceCommunity Church of Providence, corner of Wayland and Lloyd Ave, Providence, RIwith Elixir
May 18, 2013at 8:00 pmGreenfield Contra Dance401 Chapman St, Greenfield, MAwith Elixir
May 24, 2013to May 27, 2013Almost HeavenTimber Ridge Camp, High View, WVwith Elixirw/ Swallowtail, and caller Gaye Fifer
Jun 4, 2013at 7:00 pmAnnual Summer Concert Serieson the lawn of the Old Medical Chapel, Castleton, VTwith Elixirw/ special guest Will Patton on mandolin and bass
Jun 7, 2013at 8:00 pmBelfast Contra DanceAmerican Legion Hall, 143 Church St, Belfast, MEwith Elixir
Jun 8, 2013at 8:00 pmN. Yarmouth Contra DanceWescustogo Grange, Walnut Hill Rd, N. Yarmouth, MEwith Elixir
Jun 9, 2013at 7:30 pmBrattleboro Contra DanceThe Church, Grove and Main Streets, Brattleboro, VTwith Elixir
Jul 5, 2013to Jul 7, 2013Ooh La LaRichmond, Quebecwith Elixirw/ Crowfoot, and callers Rick Mohr and Dana Parkinson
Aug 24, 2013to Aug 31, 2013American Dance and Music WeekPinewoods Camp, 80 Cornish Field Rd, Plymouth, MAwith Elixir
Aug 31, 2013at 8:00 pmMontpelier Contra DanceCapitol City Grange, Montpelier, VTwith Elixir
Sep 1, 2013at 12:00 pmNew World FestivalMain St, Randolph, VTwith ElixirWe had a great time at our first New World Festival in 2012, and are thrilled to have been invited back for 2013...an all-day festival that is well worth the trip to Northern VT! Don't miss it.
Sep 6, 2013at 8:00 pmConcord Experienced Contra DanceConcord Scout House, 74 Walden St, Concord, MAwith ElixirFirst dance of 2013-2014 season!
Sep 7, 2013at 8:00 pmPeterborough Contra DancePeterborough Town Hall, Peterborough, NHwith ElixirFirst dance of the 2013-2014 season!
Sep 8, 2013at 7:00 pmBrattleboro Contra DanceThe Stone Church, Main and Grove Streets, Brattleboro, VTwith ElixirNils won't be with us, but we WILL have special guest Peter Amidon (calling/trombone) joining the band!!
Sep 20, 2013to Sep 22, 2013Adirondack Dance WeekendSilver Bay YMCA Conference Center, 87 Silver Bay Rd, Silver Bay, NYwith Elixirw/ Russet Trio, other performers TBA
Oct 11, 2013to Oct 13, 2013Harvest MoonCarillo Ballroom, Santa Barbara, CAwith Elixirw/ Crowfoot and caller Mary Wesley!
Oct 25, 2013to Oct 27, 2013Music City MasqueradeNashville, TNwith Elixir
Nov 1, 2013at 8:00 pmHartwick College Contra DancePine Lake Campus, 1894 Charlotte Creek Rd, Oneonta, NYwith Elixir
Nov 2, 2013at 4:00 pmCornell Square/Contra DanceMemorial Room, Willard Straight Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NYwith ElixirSchedule:

4-6 pm - A mix of singing squares and traditional figures...accessible to ALL!
Come, and bring friends.

8-11 pm - Contra Dance

Parking can be challenging on campus. This link might help: ifd.cornell.edu/maps/WSH.html
Nov 3, 2013at 2:00 pmCornell ConcertAppel Commons 303, Cornell North Campus, Ithaca, NYwith ElixirSponsored by the Cornell Folk Song Society.
Nov 29, 2013at 8:30 pmGlen Echo Contra DanceSpanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MDwith ElixirIt's Black Friday! Come dance!
Nov 30, 2013at 8:00 pmDC Square DanceNorth Hall at Eastern Market, 225 7th St SE, Washington, DCwith ElixirDetails TBA…
Dec 1, 2013at 3:30 pmGlen Echo Waltz TimeSpanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MDwith Elixir
Dec 1, 2013at 7:30 pmGlen Echo Contra DanceSpanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MDwith Elixir
Dec 6, 2013to Dec 8, 2013Winter WarmUpWorthington Community Center, 345 East Wilson Bridge Rd., Worthington, Ohiowith Elixirw/ Gallimaufry
Jan 10, 2014to Jan 11, 2014Phoenix Winter FrolicKenilworth School, 1210 N 5th St, Phoenix, AZwith Elixir
Jan 24, 2014to Jan 26, 2014Florida Snow Ball5500 Shore Blvd. South, Gulfport, FLwith Elixirw/ Great Bear Trio and caller George Marshall
Mar 6, 2014at 7:30 pmConcord Contra Dance74 Walden Rd, Concord, MAwith Elixir
Mar 7, 2014at 7:30 pmNext Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music Concert SeriesNext Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, VTwith Elixirw/ The Sweetback Sisters!

Tickets $16 in advance, $18 at the door. Information available by calling (802) 387-0102.
Mar 8, 2014at 7:30 pmJamaica Plain Gender-free Contra DanceFirst Church, 6 Eliot St, Jamaica Plain, MAwith Elixir
Mar 9, 2014at 4:30 pmClub Passim47 Palmer St, Cambridge, MAwith ElixirTickets $12
We'll be celebrating the release of Anybody's Guess with a show at Club Passim in Cambridge.
Mar 30, 2014at 3:30 pmGlen Echo Waltz TimeSpanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MDwith Elixir
Apr 11, 2014to Apr 13, 2014Toronto Spring ThawSt. Barnabas Church, 175 Hampton Ave, Toronto, ONwith Elixir
Apr 25, 2014to Apr 27, 2014Portland RaindanceNorse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave, Portland, ORwith Elixirw/ Perpetual e-Motion and Maggie Jo Saylor
May 9, 2014to May 11, 2014Cape Cod Dance WeekendCamp Farley, Mashpee, MAwith Elixirw/ Nor'easter, and callers Sue Rosen (ECD, contras, and squares) and Mary Wesley (contras and squares)!
May 23, 2014to May 26, 2014FolkMADnessNew Mexico Tech, Socorro, NMwith Elixirw/ The Privy Tippers and Will Mentor
Jun 7, 2014at 4:00 pmPrivate EventAnnapolis, MDwith Elixir
Jun 8, 2014at 7:30 pmGlen Echo Contra DanceSpanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MDwith Elixir
Jun 21, 2014at 7:00 pmSpokane Folklore Society Contra DanceSt. John Orthodox Church, 4718 E. Horsehaven Ave, Post Falls, IDwith Elixir
Jun 22, 2014to Jun 28, 2014Lady of the LakeCoeur D'Alene, IDwith Elixirw/ Lots of great folks. This is fantastic camp in a beautiful setting. Make the trip to join us for the week!
Sep 12, 2014to Sep 14, 2014Swallowtail Dance WeekendCamp Becket, Becket, MAwith Elixirw/ well…Swallowtail!
Oct 3, 2014at 8:00 pmBoulder Contra DanceAvalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, COwith Elixir
Oct 4, 2014at 8:00 pmFort Collins Contra DanceCity Park Center (Club Tico), Fort Collins, COwith Elixir
Oct 5, 2014at 1:00 pmDenver Contra DanceHighlands Masonic Center, 3550 Federal Blvd., Denver, COwith ElixirWaltzes and couples dancing at 1 PM, contras from 2 to 5 PM!
Oct 17, 2014to Oct 18, 2014Contra ShockNew York Citywith Elixirw/ Maivish and Will Mentor

Schedule (subject to change):
10/17 - Brooklyn Contra Dance, 7:30 pm beginner’s lesson, 8 to 11 pm contra dance for all
10/18 - CDNY contra for experienced dancers, 4 to 6 pm; 7:30 pm beginner’s lesson, 8 to 11 pm contra dance for all
Oct 19, 2014at 1:00 pmContrastock IVSpanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MDwith Elixirw/ Perpetual e-Motion, The Coffee Zombies, and callers Will Mentor and Bev Bernbaum.

Don't miss this...it's gonna be another great Contrastock party.
Nov 7, 2014to Nov 9, 2014Atlanta Dance WeekendAtlanta, GAwith Elixirw/ Maivish and caller Luke Donforth
Jan 16, 2015to Jan 18, 2015Contra CarnivaleSan Luis Obispo, CAwith Elixirw/ Wild Asparagus, Crowfoot, and caller Lisa Greenleaf
Feb 13, 2015to Feb 15, 2015Dance FlurrySaratoga Springs Hilton, Saratoga Springs, NYwith Elixir
Mar 4, 2015at 7:30 pmAmherst Contra Dance99 Main St, Amherst, MAwith Elixir
Mar 6, 2015at 8:00 pmConcord Challenging Contra DanceScout House, 74 Walden Rd, Concord, MAwith Elixir
Mar 7, 2015at 8:00 pmMontpelier Contra DanceCapitol City Grange, Montpelier, VTwith Elixir
Apr 10, 2015to Apr 12, 2015Bug Stomp Dance WeekendFelix Davis Community Center
4800 Park Circle East
North Charleston, SC 29405
with Elixir
w/ Contraforce and caller Maggie Jo Saylor
May 7, 2015at 8:00 pmRochester Contra DanceConvenant United Methodist Church, 1124 Culver Rd, Rochester, NYwith Elixir
May 8, 2015at 7:30 pmBuffalo Contra DanceElmwood Ave & W Ferry St
Buffalo NY 14222
United Stateswith Elixir
May 9, 2015Cornell Contra DanceCornell University, Willard Straight Hall, Ithaca, NYwith ElixirSchedule:

12:30pm-2:30pm: Singing Square Caller's Workshop
4pm-6 pm: Contra Dance for Experienced Dancers
8 pm-11 pm: Contra dance for All
May 14, 2015to May 17, 2015Almost HeavenCamp Ramblewood, Darlington, MDwith ElixirWe'll be joined by Mark Hellenberg (aka "Pokey") on percussion all weekend long!

w/ Swallowtail
Jun 26, 2015to Jun 28, 2015Old Songs FestivalAltamont Fairgrounds, 129 Grand, Altamont, NYwith Elixir
Sep 18, 2015to Sep 20, 2015Echo Summit Dance Weekend18880 US Highway 50
Twin Bridges CA 95721
United Stateswith Elixir
Sep 25, 2015at 8:00 pmGreenfield Challenging Contra Dance401 Chapman St
Greenfield MA 01301
United Stateswith Elixir
Sep 26, 2015at 4:00 pmPrivate EventCraftsbury, VTwith Elixir
Oct 9, 2015to Oct 11, 2015Mountain Madness Dance WeekendJonesborough Visitor's Center, Jonesborough, TNwith Elixir
Nov 6, 2015at 8:00 pmConcord Challenging Contra DanceScout House, 74 Walden St, Concord, MAwith Elixir
Nov 7, 2015at 8:00 pmMontpelier Contra DanceCapitol City Grange, Montpelier, VTwith Elixir
Nov 8, 2015at 2:00 pmGreenfield Fall Frolic Fundraiser Contra Dance401 Chapman St
Greenfield MA 01301with Elixir
A fundraiser for the Friends of the Grange. Elixir will kick things off, playing from 2:00 to 4:30 pm.
Feb 5, 2016to Feb 7, 2016Dancing FoolLeif Erikson Hall, 2245 NW 57th St, Seattle, WAwith ElixirNils will not be performing with Elixir this weekend. With this appearance at Fool, Elixir is launching it's new touring lineup - Brian Bender will be playing trombone!

w/ Riptide and caller Cis Hinkle
Apr 1, 2016to Apr 3, 2016Epicenter Dance WeekendStrawberry Recreation Center, Mill Valley, CAwith Elixir
Apr 8, 2016to Apr 10, 2016Springforth BallLewis Ginter Rec Center, Richmond VAwith Elixir
Jun 3, 2016at 8:30 pmGlen Echo Contra DanceGlen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MDwith Elixir
Jun 4, 2016at 4:00 pmPrivate eventAnnapolis, MDwith Elixir

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A is for Avocado

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A collection of original music by Ethan Hazzard-Watkins. A is for Avocado includes sheet music for thirty-eight of Ethan’s compositions, with chord suggestions, tune notes, and an annotated Discography/ Bibliography. From A is for Avocado to Zinnia’s Favorite, the tunes in this collection span a range of styles and moods. The volume measures seven by nine inches, is printed on heavy weight paper for durability and spiral bound to open flat on a music stand. You can also download some of Ethan's tunes individually below.

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Selected traditional and original material arranged to highlight the diverse musical ideas that grow out of the New England contra dance tradition. Ethan’s solo CD moves gracefully between high energy jigs and reels, contemplative airs, and lovely waltzes, flirting with musical ideas drawn from a wide range of styles. Recorded and Mixed by Bob Mills in Guilford, VT.

Guest Musicians

Anna Patton (clarinet), Bob Mills (guitar & bouzouki), Chuck Corman (bass), Erica Morse (cello & bass) Elvie Miller (piano & accordion), Jesse Hazzard-Watkins (trumpet), lydia ievins (fiddle), Marko Packard (guitar & sax), Naomi Morse (fiddle & viola), Peter Siegel (guitar, mandolin, banjo, & feet), Roger Kahle (guitar), Seth Houston (piano).

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