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June in Jaffrey: “Trip to Nelson” Concert & Contra dance

It’s a Tripnic! Bring your picnic basket and enjoy dinner as you gaze onto the south side of Mt. Monadnock. At 7 come indoors for a concert of traditional music, which will flow seamlessly into a contra dance. Lisa Sieverts is one of the Monadnock region’s finest callers, with the ability to stimulate veteran dancers while making newcomers feel totally at home and confident.

Trip to Nelson is an energetic and innovative contra dance band, originating from the Nelson (NH) Monday night dance. Their music honors the character of traditional New England contra dancing, while adding contemporary elements that provide an invigorating communication to dancers.


  • Perin Ellsworth-Heller, fiddle
  • Richard Backes, fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, accordion
  • Lizza Backes, flute, whistle, concertina
  • Matt Garland, flute, whistle, accordion
  • Gordon Peery, piano


Come have a pre-concert picnic on the beautiful grounds of Grand View, on the side of Mount Monadnock. Sunflowers restaurant will offer elegant picnic baskets before each concert. Call by June 19: 603-593-3303. 



Supported by:

  • The Bean Family Foundation
  • The Lizzie Cheney Trust
  • Citizens Bank & Getz Charitable Trust
  • The Putnam Foundation
  • The Madelaine Von Weber Trust
  • The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

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Electric Earth Concerts
PO Box 44
Peterborough, NH 03458


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