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Pete's Posse with Mary Wesley

  • State Street Church 159 State Street Portland, ME, 04101 United States (map)

Join us for our weekly Thursday Portland Intown Contra Dance!


Beginner's lesson at 7 p.m.

Contra dancing from 7:30 p.m. 'til 10 p.m.


10 bucks at the door

Enter through the courtyard


All ages, all people welcome!

Gender-free dance roles!

No partner needed!

New dancers encouraged to come! :)



Pete's Posse is Pete Sutherland on fiddle, piano, banjo and vocals, Oliver Scanlon on fiddle, mandolin, dobro, foot percussion and vocals and Tristan Henderson on guitars, mandolin, jaw harp, bodhran, foot percussion and vocals.

Yes, folks, two fiddles. And sometimes vocals. And lots of beautiful foot work. See for yourself:


Mary Wesley is our caller for the evening. She's a beacon of the national dance community, leading and organizing contra, morris, square, and community dances. Among so many other things, she's a founder of the Mad Robin Callers Collective in Vermont and works wit the Country Dance and Song Society on youth projects.



Join us from 10 p.m. 'til close for snacks and drinks just down the street at Local 188 (just West of Longfellow Square). They've created a new tapas menu just for us, and will offer PICD dancers a discount on drinks and grub. Sweet, ain't they? All ages welcome!



Directions may be found on the State Street Church website.

Parking is free after 6pm on street around the State Street/West End neighborhood. We recommend saving extra time, as it might take a bit to find a spot.