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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
Nov 19, 2010at 8:00 pmBrown Contra DanceBrown University, Providence, RIwith ElixirThe Figments and Rebecca Lay (calling)
Nov 26, 2010to Nov 27, 2010Rochester Thanksgiving Dance WeekendRochester, NYwith ElixirThe Figments
Dec 3, 2010at 8:00 pmConcord Experienced DanceConcord, MAwith ElixirOwen Morrison (guitar/mandolin/feet) and Jeremiah McLane (accordion/piano)
Dec 4, 2010at 10:00 amBIDA Contra DanceCambridge, MAwith ElixirThe Figments: Anna Patton (clarinet) and Owen Morrison (guitar/feet/mandolin)
Dec 5, 2010at 4:00 pmHartford Mostly WaltzHartford, MAwith Elixir
Dec 6, 2010at 7:00 pmAmherst ECDMunson Library, Amherst, MAwith Elixirlydia ievins (fiddle) and Joyce Crouch (piano)
Dec 9, 2010at 12:00 pmMostly Waltz401 Chapman St, Greenfield, MAwith ElixirAnna Patton (clarinet) and Karen Axelrod (piano)
Dec 18, 2010at 8:00 pm3rd Saturday Contra DanceGuiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield, MAwith ElixirLisa Greenleaf (calling), Owen Marshall (guitar), and Jeremiah McLane (accordion/piano)
Dec 20, 2010at 7:00 pmAmherst ECDMunson Library, Amherst, MAwith ElixirPeter Barnes (winds/guitar) and Karen Axelrod (piano)
Dec 26, 2010at 7:30 pmCANCELED: Brattleboro contra danceDance canceled due to the weather
Dec 30, 2010at 1:00 pmConcord Contra DanceConcord, MAwith ElixirEmily Troll (fiddle/accordion) and Josh Van Vliet (guitar)
Dec 31, 2010at 7:00 pmGreenfield New Years Eve Contra DanceGuiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield, MAwith ElixirVan Kaynor (fiddle), Owen Marshall (guitar), Corey DiMario (bass, tenor guitar), Peter Barnes (piano/guitar), Daniel Plane (cello), David Kaynor (calling, fiddle, guitar), Rebecca Lay (calling), George Marshall (calling, concertina, bodhran) and more!
Jan 1, 2011at 8:00 pmMontpelier Contra DanceCapitol City Grange, Montpelier, VTwith ElixirAnna Patton (clarinet) and Julie Vallimont (piano)
Jan 7, 2011at 8:00 pmConcord Experienced DanceConcord, MAwith ElixirThe Figments
Jan 8, 2011at 11:00 amBrattleboro Farmers MarketMain Street, Brattleboro, VTwith ElixirAnna Patton (clarinet)
Jan 14, 2011to Jan 16, 2011Ralph Page Legacy Dance WeekendFiretruck: Anna Patton (clarinet) and Bruce Rosen (piano/guitar)
Jan 16, 2011at 7:00 pmBIDA DanceCambridge, MAwith ElixirFiretruck: Anna Patton (clarinet) and Bruce Rosen (piano/guitar)
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
Feb 11, 2011at 8:00 pmRehoboth Contra DanceRehoboth, MAwith ElixirThe Figments
Feb 14, 2011at 7:00 pmAmherst ECDMunson Library, Amherst, MAwith ElixirAnna Patton (clarinet) and Joyce Crouch (piano)
Feb 19, 2011at 8:00 pm3rd Saturday Contra DanceGuiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield, MAwith ElixirSue Rosen (calling), Anna Patton (clarinet), and Bruce Rosen (piano/guitar)
Feb 25, 2011to Feb 27, 2011Fiddling FrogPasadena, CAwith ElixirThe Figments with Will Patton (bass/mandolin)
Mar 14, 2011at 7:00 pmAmherst ECDMunson Library, Amherst, MAwith ElixirJoanna Morse (violin) and Joyce Crouch (piano)
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 22, 2011to Apr 24, 2011Spring Dance RomanceNorth Carolinawith ElixirThe Figments
Apr 29, 2011at 8:00 pmMinstrel Concert SeriesMorristown, NJwith Elixir
Apr 30, 2011at 8:00 pmSwingin Tern Contra DanceEast Hanover, NJwith Elixir
May 20, 2011at 8:00 pmBrown Contra DanceBrown University, Providence, RIwith ElixirThe Figments: Anna Patton (clarinet) and Owen Morrison (guitar/feet)
May 21, 2011at 8:00 pm3rd Saturday Contra DanceGuiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield, MAwith ElixirMary Wesley (calling) and the Figments: Anna Patton (clarinet) and Owen Morrison (guitar/feet)
May 22, 2011at 7:30 pmBrattleboro Contra DanceMain and Grove Streets, Brattleboro, VT 05301with ElixirThe Figments: Anna Patton, clarinet, Owen Morrison, guitar/feet, and Rachel Nevitt, calling
May 26, 2011at 7:30 pmConcord Contra DanceConcord, MAwith ElixirThe Figments: Anna Patton (clarinet) and Owen Morrison (guitar/feet)
May 27, 2011at 10:00 pmBurlington Contra DanceThe Figments: Anna Patton (clarinet) and Owen Morrison (guitar/feet)
May 28, 2011at 8:00 pmRokeby Museum House ConcertFerrisburgh, VTwith ElixirThe Figments: Anna Patton (clarinet) and Owen Morrison (guitar/feet).

Space is limited and reservations are required. For info or reservations contact: or 802.999.9357
May 29, 2011at 2:30 pmBrattleboro Dawn DanceBrattleboro, VTwith ElixirAnna Patton (clarinet) and Karen Axelrod (piano), playing for the English dancing segment
May 30, 2011at 7:00 pmAmherst ECDMunson Library, Amherst, MAwith ElixirAnna Patton (clarinet) and Karen Axelrod (piano)
Jun 18, 2011at 8:00 pmGreenfield Contra Dance401 Chapman St., Greenfield, MAwith ElixirSusan Kevra (calling), Emily Troll (fiddle, accordion) and Josh Van Vliet (guitar)
Jun 20, 2011at 7:00 pmAmherst ECDMunson Library, Amherst, MAwith ElixirAnna Patton (clarinet) and Ken Allen (piano)
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
Jul 24, 2011to Jul 29, 2011Ashokan Northern Week
Aug 1, 2011at 7:00 pmWhately ECDWhately, MAwith ElixirSusan Conger (violin) and Joyce Crouch (piano)
Aug 7, 2011to Aug 12, 2011Augusta Heritage Center Dance WeekElkins, WVwith ElixirThe Figments and lots of other great folks!
Aug 14, 2011at 7:30 pmBrattleboro Contra DanceMain and Grove Streets, Brattleboro, VT 05301with ElixirSue Rosen (calling), Anna Patton (clarinet), Bruce Rosen (piano/guitar)
Aug 19, 2011to Aug 20, 2011Summerfolk FestivalOwen Sound, ONwith Elixir
Sep 2, 2011to Sep 4, 2011Labor Day Dance AwayJulian, CAwith Elixir
Sep 8, 2011at 7:30 pmConcord Contra DanceConcord, MAwith ElixirNils Fredland (calling), Max Newman (guitar) and Garrett Sawyer (bass)
Sep 11, 2011at 4:00 pmGood Night Irene Benefit DanceMain and Grove Streets, Brattleboro, VT 05301with ElixirGirl Howdy (honky tonk/swing)
Planet Zydeco (zydeco)
The Buzzards Brass Band (New Orleans 2nd line)
and contra dancing with:
Rebecca Lay, calling
Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, fiddle
Emily Troll, fiddle/accordion
Josh Van Vliet, guitar

all proceeds benefit Red Cross of Vermont
Sep 16, 2011to Sep 17, 2011Youth Dance WeekendPlymouth, VTwith ElixirAndrew and Noah Van Norstrand, Anadama, Rebecca Lay, Maggie Jo Sayler, and more!
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
Oct 31, 2011at 7:00 pmAmherst English Country Dance: CANCELED DUE TO WEATHERMunson Library, Amherst, MAwith ElixirAnna Patton (clarinet), Karen Axelrod (piano), and Robin Hayden (calling)
Nov 5, 2011to Nov 13, 2011Denmark tourDenmarkwith Elixir
Nov 18, 2011at 8:00 pmWesleyan Contra DanceAnna Patton (clarinet) and friends
Nov 28, 2011at 7:00 pmAmherst English DanceMunson Library, Amherst, MAwith ElixirRobin Hayden & Rebecca Lay (calling), Karen Axelrod (piano), and Mary Lea (fiddle)
Nov 30, 2011at 7:30 pmAmherst Contra DanceMasonic Lodge, 99 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002with ElixirThe Figments: Anna Patton (clarinet) and Owen Morrison (guitar/feet)
Dec 3, 2011at 8:00 pmMontpelier Contra DanceMontpelier, VTwith ElixirNils Fredland (calling) and the Figments: Anna Patton (clarinet) and Owen Morrison (guitar/feet)
Dec 8, 2011at 7:30 pmConcord Contra DanceScout House, Concord, MAwith ElixirAnna Patton (clarinet) and Julie Vallimont (piano)
Dec 11, 2011at 7:30 pmBrattleboro Contra DanceMain and Grove Streets, Brattleboro, VT 05301with ElixirRebecca Lay (calling), Owen Marshall (guitar), and Jeremiah McLane (piano/accordion)
Dec 12, 2011at 7:00 pmAmherst English DanceMunson Library, Amherst, MAwith ElixirRebecca Lay & Robin Hayden (calling), Ken Allen (piano) and Peter Barnes (winds)
Dec 17, 2011at 8:00 pmGreenfield Contra DanceGuiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MAwith ElixirNils Fredland (calling), Anna Patton (clarinet), and Peter Barnes (piano, guitar)
Dec 31, 2011at 3:00 pmMiddnight on MainMiddletown, CTwith ElixirRebecca Lay (calling), Anna Patton (clarinet) and Andy Davis (piano).

Middletown's first ever New Year's Eve celebration features a wide range of styles of music, dancing, and other activities.
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 9, 2012at 7:00 pmAmherst English DanceMunson Library, Amherst, MAwith ElixirGraham Christian and Dan Popowich (calling), Karen Axelrod (piano), and Anna Patton (clarinet)
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!
Jan 28, 2012Northern Roots FestivalNew England Youth Theater, Brattleboro, VTwith Elixir
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 1, 2012at 7:30 pmConcord Contra DanceConcord Scout House, 74 Walden St., Concord, MAwith ElixirRebecca Lay (calling), Emily troll (accordion/fiddle), and Josh Van Vliet (guitar)
Mar 2, 2012at 8:00 pmConcord Experienced DanceConcord Scout House, Concord, MAwith Elixir
Mar 3, 2012at 11:00 amBrattleboro Winter Farmers MarketThe River Garden, Main Street, Brattleboro, VTwith Elixir
Mar 5, 2012at 7:00 pmAmherst English DanceWhately Dance Barn, Whately, MAwith ElixirGraham Christian (calling), Joyce Crouch (piano), and Peter Barnes (winds)
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
Mar 23, 2012at 8:00 pmTinmouth contra danceTinmouth, VTwith ElixirRoger Kahle (guitar)
Mar 26, 2012at 7:00 pmAmherst English DanceMunson Library, Amherst, MAwith ElixirRobin Hayden and Adina Gordon (calling), Karen Axelrod (piano), and Anna Patton (clarinet)
Mar 31, 2012at 8:00 pmMontpelier Contra DanceMontpelier, VTwith ElixirRebecca Lay (calling), Roger Kahle (guitar) and Mary Cay Brass (piano/accordion)
Apr 12, 2012at 8:00 pmRochester Contra DanceCovenant United Methodist Church, 1124 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14609with ElixirRebecca Lay (calling) and The Figments: Anna Patton (clarinet) and Owen Morrison (guitar/feet)
Apr 13, 2012to Apr 15, 2012Spring Thaw Dance WeekendToronto, Ontario, Canadawith ElixirRebecca Lay (calling) and The Figments: Anna Patton (clarinet) and Owen Morrison (guitar/feet)
Apr 20, 2012to Apr 22, 2012When in Doubt, Swing!Dallas, TXwith Elixir
Apr 25, 2012at 7:30 pmAmherst Contra DanceMasonic Lodge, 99 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002with ElixirThe Figments: Anna Patton (clarinet) and Owen Morrison (guitar/feet)
May 4, 2012to May 6, 2012May Madness Dance WeekendClarkdale, AZwith Elixirw/ The Groovemongers, The Great Bear Trio, and Will Mentor
May 11, 2012at 8:00 pmBurlington Contra DanceEdmunds Middle School, 299 Main St, Burlington, VTwith ElixirThe Interns: Mary Wesley (calling) and Max Newman (guitar). Max, Mary, and I have all worked as Youth Intern for CDSS.
May 12, 2012at 3:00 pmSpecial Burlington Contra DanceSt Michael's Collegewith ElixirJeremiah Mclane (piano/accordion), Owen Marshall (guitar/tenor banjo), and Will Mentor (calling)
May 13, 2012at 7:30 pmBrattleboro Contra DanceMain and Grove Streets, Brattleboro, VTwith ElixirJeremiah Mclane (piano/accordion), Owen Marshall (guitar/tenor banjo), and Will Mentor (calling)
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 24, 2012at 8:00 pmConcord Contra DanceConcord Scout Housewith ElixirOwen Morrison (guitar/feet) and Corey DiMario (bass/tenor guitar)
May 28, 2012at 7:00 pmAmherst English DanceMunson Library, Amherst, MAwith ElixirRobin Hayden and Adina Gordon (calling), Joyce Crouch (piano), and Peter Barnes (winds)
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
Jul 21, 2012to Jul 28, 2012CDSS Harmony of Song & Dance WeekPinewoods Camp, Plymouth, MAwith Elixir
Jul 28, 2012to Aug 4, 2012CDSS American Dance and Music WeekPinewoods Camp, Plymouth, MAwith Elixir
Aug 30, 2012at 7:30 pmConcord Contra DanceScout House, Concord, MAwith ElixirSteve Zakon Anderson (calling), Emily Troll (fiddle/accordion), and Josh Van Vliet (guitar)
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 15, 2012at 8:00 pmGreenfield Contra DanceGuiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield, MAwith ElixirGeorge Marshall (calling), Bethany Waickman (guitar), Corey DiMario (bass)
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
Sep 28, 2012to Sep 30, 2012Youth Dance WeekendWeston, VTwith ElixirRegistration begins June 4!
Oct 5, 2012at 8:00 pmConcord Challenging Contra Dance SeriesScout House, 74 Walden St, Concord, MAwith ElixirSteve Zakon-Anderson (calling), Jeremiah McLane (accordion, piano) and Owen Marshall (guitar, tenor banjo)
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 3, 2012at 8:00 pmMontpelier Contra DanceOld Labor Hall, Barre, VTwith ElixirMary Wesley (calling), Anna Patton (clarinet), and Julie Vallimont (piano)
Nov 9, 2012to Nov 11, 2012Big DanceDayton, VAwith ElixirThe Figments (Anna Patton, clarinet and Owen Morrison, guitar/feet)
Nov 11, 2012Greenwood Contra DanceShawn Brenniman (calling) and The Figments (Anna Patton, clarinet and Owen Morrison, guitar/feet)
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
Dec 8, 2012at 11:00 amBrattleboro Winter Farmers' MarketRiver Garden, Main St., Brattleboro, VTwith Elixir
Dec 9, 2012at 7:30 pmBrattleboro Contra Dance - Rural Vermont Benefit DanceMain and Grove Streets, Brattleboro, VT 05301with ElixirRebecca Lay (calling), Anna Patton (clarinet), and Andy Davis (piano)
Dec 15, 2012at 8:00 pmGreenfield Contra DanceGuiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield MAwith ElixirMarguerite Durant (calling) and The Figments (Anna Patton, clarinet and Owen Morrison, guitar/feet)
Dec 20, 2012at 7:30 pmConcord Contra DanceConcord Scout House, Concord, MAwith ElixirLisa Greenleaf (calling), Anna Patton (clarinet), and Peter Barnes (piano/guitar)
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!!

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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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ethanhw@icloud.com