Dead Sea Squirrels

New Haven, CT Contra Dance. 8-11 PM

Fiddler       Educator     Performer


High Strung Strummers

Strawberry Bank Candlelight Walk 4:00-8:00 PM

​Portsmouth, NH



Dead Sea Squirrels

Montpelier, VT Contra Dance  8-11 PM

Capital City Grange 

Montpelier, VT



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Dead Sea Squirrels

Thursday NEFFA Contra Dance

 74 Walden St.

Concord, MA

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Dead Sea Squirrels 

Topsham, Maine Contra Dance

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Cathy Mason


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Dead Sea Squirrels

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Dead Sea Squirrels
New Haven, CT Contra Dance. 8-11 PM

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I'M DELIGHTED THAT YOU'VE FOUND ME HERE!


I'll be working hard to keep the information on my site current, topical, and fun. So peruse at your leisure and check back often — for my latest musings, music and news. 


2017 is nearly over!  I had an amazing time as a staff member once again at Fiddle Hell, a musical extravaganza hosted by the Reiner Family that just gets better each year.  This is one jam-packed weekend with instruction and jamming in every conceivable style of traditional and neo-traditional fiddle styles with a top-notch staff and dedicated workshop attendees.  


The Dead Sea Squirrels continued at a brisk pace with public dances, festivals and private events.  We had our second annual tour with the justly famous singing and calling duo, "Too Hot Mamas" featuring Janine Smith and Susan Taylor, storming the middle Atlantic dance venues.  We hope to make this a yearly event.  Our annual Southern Tour is coming up in April along with local gigs and NEFFA.


The High Strung Strummers have been developing and refining our voice as we deepen our exploration of the roots and branches of traditional music.  Sarah Nelson has completed the research for and much of the writing of her upcoming book on the Ozark song collector, Max Hunter.  Our duo is incorporating songs and tunes from this area into our concert repertoire, as well as performing tunes and songs from the vast and rich collection of Southern American trad music.  We're excited to be asked back to play at old venues, as well as expanding to include the new, including another House Concert appearance in Arlington, MA with the dynamic duo, Martin Grosswendt and Susanne Salem-Schatz, and several library music series.  We are looking forward to an appearance next weekend at Strawberry Bank in Portsmouth, NH.


And......Please check out my recent Op-Ed article on WBUR Public Radio Cognoscenti.  Here’s a link to the piece, which was posted on Tuesday, Nov. 27

http://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2017/11/28/dyslexia-legislature-cathy-mason-phoebe-adams

 

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