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Spare Parts in Lenox

Spare Parts has performed for period events, contradances, English dances, weddings, parties, concerts, and dance camps from Alaska to Maine. Our historic dance music has been used worldwide in motion pictures (Bright Star) and theater productions as well as television programs including Mercy Street (PBS), Antiques Roadshow and numerous programs on the History Channel (even SpongeBob SquarePants!).

Bill Matthiesen on piano and Liz Stell on flute combine with one or more "spare parts du jour." Some of our favorite "spare parts" include fiddlers Eric Buddington, Ruthie Dornfeld, Naomi Morse, Frank Orsini, Mark Bagdon, Anne Hooper, Cathie Whitesides, Susan Conger, George Wilson, and Rebecca McCallum ... cornetist Peter Ecklund ... and bassists Ben Davis, Mark Murphy and Larry Unger.

2020 schedule:

February

  • Friday Feb 14 through Sunday Feb 16, Saratoga Springs, NY (www.flurryfestival.org/)
    DANCE FLURRY! schedule for Spare Parts:
    Zwinging Zweifachers Friday 8:15-9:15pm City Center Rm A/B/C
    Contra Chestnuts with David Millstone, Saturday 3:15-4:15 Excelsior Springs
    Intermediate Waltz with Alexandra Deis-Lauby, Saturday 9:45-10:45pm City Center Rm A/B/C
    Mostly Waltz Saturday 10:45-11:45pm City Center Rm. A/B/C
    Waltz Book Jam Sunday 12-1pm Hilton Pavilion
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March

April

May

June

August

September

  • Thursday, Sept. 3 North Bennington (preregister: tfohhg@gmail.com)
    Outdoor concert with George Wilson in the gardens at the Park McCullough House; masks and social distancing required; preregistration required for limited spaces
    SOLD OUT
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  • Saturday, Sept 26, Worcester, MA (www.vintagedancers.org)
    Victoria and Albert Ball in the amazing 1857 Mechanics Hall: CANCELLED
  • Sunday, Sept. 27 North Bennington (preregister: tfohhg@gmail.com)
    Outdoor concert with George Wilson in the gardens at the Park McCullough House; masks and social distancing required; preregistration required for limited spaces

October

  • Friday through Sunday, Oct. 9-11, near Cape May, NJ (info: 609-889-2168 or CpMyVicDan@aol.com)
    Vintage Dancing in the Villas: CANCELLED

November

December

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