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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.

gig calendar

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!!
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 6, 2013at 7:30 pmAmherst contra danceAmherst, MAwith ElixirPeter Siegel (guitar), Garrett Sawyer (bass)
Feb 10, 2013at 7:00 pmBrattleboro Contra DanceMain and Grove Streets, Brattleboro, VTwith ElixirThe Gaslight Tinkers
Feb 15, 2013to Feb 17, 2013Corvallis Contra Dance WeekendCorvallis, ORwith Elixirw/ The Retrospectacles
Feb 21, 2013at 7:30 pmConcord Contra DanceScout House, Concord, MAwith ElixirThe Figments: Anna Patton (clarinet), Owen Morrison (guitar/feet)
Mar 4, 2013at 7:00 pmAmherst English DanceMunson Library, Amherst, MAwith ElixirGraham Christian (calling), Pat MacPherson (piano), and Susan Conger (fiddle)
Mar 10, 2013at 3:00 pmMostly Waltz for BostonConcord Scout House, Concord, MAwith ElixirThe Figments (Anna Patton, clarinet and Owen Morrison, guitar)
Mar 15, 2013to Mar 17, 2013Memfest Contra Dance WeekendIdlewild Church, 1750 Union Ave, Memphis, TNwith Elixir
Apr 6, 2013at 6:00 pmPlay BallPeterborough, NHwith ElixirSteve Zakon-Anderson and Will Mentor calling, with music by Nor'easter and The Figments (Anna Patton, clarinet and Owen Morrison, guitar/feet)
Apr 12, 2013to Apr 14, 2013Dandelion RompOberlin College - Hales Hall, Oberlin, OHwith Elixirw/ Ari and Mia Friedman, Jordon Tice, Gallimaufry, and caller Chrissy Fowler
Apr 18, 2013at 7:30 pmConcord Contra DanceConcord Scout House, Concord, MAwith ElixirNEFFA Callers' Showcase and The Figments: Anna Patton (clarinet) and Owen Morrison (guitar/feet) with guest Stefan Amidon (percussion)
Apr 20, 2013at 8:00 pmGreenfield 3rd Saturday Contra DanceGuiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield, MAwith ElixirRebecca Lay (calling) and The Figments: Anna Patton (clarinet) and Owen Morrison (guitar, feet)
Apr 28, 2013at 1:00 pmRoger Katz Memorial Extravaganza & Blood DriveGuiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St., Greenfield, MAwith ElixirPhoto exhibit of Roger's wonderful photos

Live Music with Anna Patton and friends

Blood Drive: Walk-ins are welcome, but people with appointments will be seen first. To make an appointment call Baystate Health at 877-612-5663 or email .
Apr 29, 2013at 7:00 pmAmherst English DanceWhately Dance Barn, Whately, MAwith ElixirRobin Hayden (calling), Karen Axelrod (piano), and Susan Conger (violin)
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
Jul 13, 2013at 7:00 pmWhately BallJoanna Reiner (calling) and The Figments: Anna Patton (clarinet) and Owen Morrison (guitar/foot percussion)
Jul 20, 2013at 8:00 pmGreenfield 3rd Saturday Contra DanceGuiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St, Greenfield, MAwith ElixirSue Rosen (calling) with Firetruck: Ethan Hazzard-Watkins (fiddle), Anna Patton (clarinet), and Bruce Rosen (piano/guitar)
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 15, 2013at 3:00 pmMostly Waltz for BostonConcord Scout House, Concord, MAwith ElixirThe Figments: Ethan Hazzard-Watkins (fiddle), Anna Patton (clarinet), and Owen Morrison (guitar)
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 4, 2013at 8:00 pmConcord Experienced DanceConcord Scout House, Concord, MAwith ElixirSteve Zakon Anderson (calling) and The Figments: Ethan Hazzard-Watkins (fiddle), Anna Patton (clarinet), Owen Morrison (guitar/feet)
Oct 7, 2013at 7:00 pmAmherst English DanceMunson Library, Amherst, MAwith ElixirGraham Christian (calling), Karen Axelrod (piano), and lydia ievins (violin)
Oct 11, 2013to Oct 13, 2013Harvest MoonCarillo Ballroom, Santa Barbara, CAwith Elixirw/ Crowfoot and caller Mary Wesley!
Oct 19, 2013Peterborough Fall BallPeterborough, NHwith ElixirBecky Tracy (fiddle), Keith Murphy (guitar/mandolin/feet) and neil Pearlman (piano)
Oct 21, 2013at 7:00 pmAmherst English DanceMunson Library, Amherst, MAwith ElixirRobin Hayden (calling), Joyce Crouch (piano), and Mary Lea (violin)
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 11, 2013at 7:00 pmAmherst English DanceMunson Library, Amherst, MAwith ElixirRobin Hayden (calling), Pat MacPherson (piano), and Aldo Fabrizi (mandolin)
Nov 15, 2013at 8:00 pmGreenfield Contra Dance401 Chapman St., Greenfield, MAwith ElixirMary Wesley (calling) and The Figments: Ethan Hazzard-Watkins (fiddle), Anna Patton (clarinet), and Owen Morrison (guitar/feet)
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
Dec 16, 2013at 7:00 pmAmherst English DanceMunson Library, Amherst, MAwith ElixirBrad Foster (calling), Ethan Hazzard-Watkins (fiddle), Joyce Crouch (piano), and Doug Creighton (accordion/flute)
Jan 3, 2014at 8:00 pmSan Diego Contra Dance3030 Thorn Street, San Diego, CAwith Elixirwith Lisa Greenleaf (calling) and The Figments: Ethan Hazzard-Watkins (fiddle), Anna Patton (clarinet), and Owen Morrison (guitar/feet)
Jan 5, 2014at 6:30 pmSanta Barbara Contra Dance100 E Carrillo St
Santa Barbara CA 93101with Elixir
with Lisa Greenleaf (calling) and The Figments: Ethan Hazzard-Watkins (fiddle), Anna Patton (clarinet), and Owen Morrison (guitar/feet)
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
Jan 30, 2014at 7:00 pmConcord Contra DanceConcord Scout House, Concord, MAwith ElixirLinda Leslie (calling), Ethan Hazzard-Watkins (fiddle), Jeremiah McLane (accordion/piano), and Owen Marshall (guitar/banjo)
Feb 1, 2014at 11:00 amBrattleboro Winter Farmer's MarketRiver Garden, Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301with ElixirEthan Hazzard-Watkins (fiddle) and Roger Kahle (guitar)
Feb 7, 2014at 8:00 pmMostly Waltz Greenfieldwith Karen Axelrod (piano) and Anna Patton (clarinet)
Feb 8, 2014at 7:30 pmPutney VaudevillePutney, VTwith ElixirThis show features lots of great local talent, including circus acts, comedy, dance, a flea circus, and more. I'll be joining the Gaslight Tinkers as a guest musician.
Feb 17, 2014at 7:00 pmAmherst English DanceMunson Library, Amherst, MAwith ElixirGraham Christian (calling), Karen Axelrod (piano), and Susan Conger (violin), and Ethan Hazzard-Watkins (violin)
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 28, 2014at 8:30 pmGlen Echo Contra DanceSpanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MDwith ElixirNils Fredland (calling), with The Figments: Ethan Hazzard-Watkins (fiddle), Anna Patton (clarinet), Owen Morrison (guitar).
Mar 30, 2014at 3:30 pmGlen Echo Waltz TimeSpanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MDwith Elixir

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Elixir CDs

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In the Window

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).

tunes

Tune Book: A is for Avocado

Ethan's collection of original tunes, published in 2007, is no longer available in print. You can download a complete PDF of the book or find some individual highlights and more recent compositions below.

Download A is for Avocado

A few of Ethan's compositions are available for download below.

contact

Get in touch with Ethan:

ethanhw@icloud.com