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Anadama with Dugan Murphy & Annabel Dryden

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

Join us for our weekly Thursday Portland Intown Contra Dance!! Come alone, bring a guest, or pull up in a van. :)

We're happy you're coming.


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!

New dancers encouraged to come! :)



Anadama is Amelia Mason on fiddle, Emily Troll on accordian, and Bethany Waickman on guitar. We were going to write something really sweet about them, but they have such a good bio we were put to shame! The band "finds its roots in the traditional music of New England, Ireland, and Quebec. Held aloft by the dark pulse of Bethany’s open-tuned guitar, the trio has no need for a bass or drums. They infuse old and new tunes alike with a distinctly modern kick, fiddle and accordion woven together in tight, driving harmony. It is dynamic, earthy music, all—from sweetly rolling jigs to breathless, freewheeling reels—played with vigor and honesty, and dance at its heart."

Damn. Good, huh?

Check 'em out on Facebook or view this snazzy video:


Dugan Murphy will be calling half of this evening and will excitedly welcome back Annabel Dryden as the caller for the remainder of the evening.



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.

Earlier Event: August 25
Midnight Toast with Sue Rosen
Later Event: September 8
Sassafras Stomp with Maggie Robinson