Light Reaction


Light Reaction (Kathleen and Jim Fownes)

Nova (Kathleen Fownes, Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin, & Everest Witman)

or one of us with other folks.

Refresh calendars

Sat Sep 21stGender-Role Free Contra DanceMontague Center Community HallJim calling
Sun Oct 13thPrivate PartyPutney VTLight Reaction
Sat Nov 23rdGardner Contra Dance161 Chestnut Street; Chestnut Street United Methodist Church; Gardner; MAJim calling. Music by Randy Miller (fiddle), Roger Kahle (guitar), Ross Kahle (bodhran)
Fri Dec 13thGreenfield Contra DanceGuiding Star GrangeJim calling; music by Peter Siegel, Stuart Kenney, and friends
Sat Dec 21stNew Haven Contra DanceBranford Community House, 46 Church Street, Branford CTLight Reaction with guest Ross Kahle (bodhran). Ricky Holt calling.
Fri Dec 27th4th Friday Contra DanceGuiding Star GrangeLight Reaction and Tim Van Egmond (hammered dulcimer); Ron Blechner calling.
Sat Dec 28thAmherst Winter MarketAmherst Middle SchoolLight Reaction plays a long set for vendors and customers.
Sun Mar 16thShindig at the Barn7-10 PM Powder Mill Barn, Enfield CTJim (piano) and Eric Buddington (fiddle). Ralph Sweet calling.
Sat Apr 26thNEFFA Role-Free ContrasMiddle School Dance HallLight Reaction with Dave Langford (fiddle). Bob Golder calling.
Sat Jun 21stLenox Contra Dance65 Walker Street; Lenox Community CenterJim calling. Music by Anadama.
Wed Jun 25thDowntown Amherst ContradanceMasonic Lodge 99 Main Street - Amherst MALight Reaction with Stefan Amidon (drums) and Robin Harrington (guitar). George Marshall calling.
Thu Jun 26thConcord Thursday Contra DanceConcord Scout House, 74 Walden St., Concord, MALight Reaction with Dave Langford (fiddle); George Marshall calling.
Fri Jul 18thLocal BeatsAll Things Local; 104 N Pleasant, Amherst MALight Reaction with Robin Harrington (guitar)
Sat Jul 19thNew Haven Contra DanceBranford CT Community HouseLight Reaction with Robin Harrington (guitar)
Sat Oct 4thOttawa ONNova
Sun Oct 5thQuebec QCNova
Sat Nov 1stDeerfield NH6 Church Street; Deerfield Town HallLight Reaction with Ness Smith-Savedoff (drums); Caller TBA
Sun Nov 9thFall Frolic 2 - 10 PMGuiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St. Greenfield, MANova with David Eisenstadter calling; 4:45-7:15
Sat May 9thWorcester Contra DanceWesley United Methodist Church, 114 Main St., Worcester MAJim (piano) with Julia Plumb (fiddle), Ness Smith-Savedoff (drums); and Dereck Kalish (calling)
Sat Jun 27thPrinceton NJJim calling with music by Kathleen (fiddle) and members of Nova
Fri Mar 25th to Sun Mar 27thDownEast Country Dance FestivalTopsham MaineLight Reaction Quartet (Kathleen, Jim, Jamie Oshima, Ness Smith-Savedoff)
Sun May 22ndWaltzdays Miranda's HearthThe Democracy Center, 45 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MAKathleen and Jim play for waltzing. Lesson at 7 PM by Clayton Jennings.
Sat Jun 18thLenox Contra DanceLenox MAKathleen and Jim with caller Peter Stix
Sun Jun 26thWaltzdays Miranda's HearthThe Democracy Center, 45 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MAKathleen and Jim play for waltzing. Lesson at 7 PM by Clayton Jennings.
Sat Jul 16thMontpelierCapital City GrangeKathleen and Jim with Jamie Oshima (guitar) and Ness Smith-Savedoff (drums)
Sat Dec 3rdCoCo ContradanceThe Morris Memorial Hall 21 Park Row Chatham, NY 12037Jim calling. Music by the Russet Trio.
Sat Feb 25thEast Putney ContradancePierce's Hall, East PutneyJim calling, with music by the All-Comer's band.
Fri May 12thAlbany Contradances!Elks Lodge, 25 S Allen St, Albany NYJim with Aldo Lavaggi (fiddle) and Eric Buddington (fiddle). Hannah Otten calls.
Sat May 27thPrivate Event
Thu Jun 8th to Sun Jun 18thNova June tourHither, Thither, and YonKathleen hits the road with her fine band Nova:
Wed Jun 28thDowntown Amherst ContradanceMasonic Lodge 99 Main Street - Amherst, MAMusic by Light Reaction Trio with Ness Smith-Savedoff (drums). Calling by TBA.
Thu Jun 29th to Mon Jul 3rdCDS Boston July 4th WeekendPinewoodsWe hope to attend.
Thu Jul 6thNEFFA Thursday Contra SeriesThe Concord Scout House, 74 Walden St., Concord, MAMusic by Light Reaction Trio, with Ness Smith-Savedoff (drums)
Fri Jul 7th to Sun Jul 9thOoh La La!155 Rue Craig, Richmond, Qu├ębecNova joins Maivish for this great weekend:
Fri Jul 14thSwinging Star ContrasGuiding Star Grange, Chapman Street, Greenfield, MAMusic by Light Reaction.
Sat Aug 5th to Sat Aug 12thFamily Week at OgontzOgontz Camp & Event Center, Ogantz Road, Lyman, NHWe hope to attend.
Sat Jun 30thPierce's Hall Contra Dance

E. Putney VT
8 to 10:30 PM

Jim calling
Music by Randy Miller (fiddle) and Roger Kahle (guitar)
Wed Jul 18thDowntown Amherst Contradance
At the UU Church

7:30 to 10:30 PM

Music: Autumn Rose Lester (fiddle) and Jim Fownes (piano)

Calling: Melanie Axel-Lute
Fri May 24th to Sun May 26thNova St. LouisMeet Me In St. Louis
Sat May 25thPierce's Hall ContradanceJim calling
Sat Jun 1stNova Peterborough
Sun Jun 2ndNova Parlor RoomNorthampton 7 - 10 PM
Wed Jun 5thLight Reaction AmherstFabulous Downtown Amherst MA. 7:30 to 10:30.
Fri Jun 7thNova Mostly Waltz Greenfield
Tue Jun 11thNova Brattleboro
Fri Jun 14th to Sun Jun 16thSwing Into Summer
Sat Mar 12thLR in PARIS 2022