Dancing Fiddle & Banjo Eric Black, Contra & Square Dance Caller

Eric Black, Dance Caller


Photo courtesy Doug Plummer

Here's the probably out-of-date calendar for upcoming dates:

  • November 25, 2017: Palo Alto, CA with Westfolk Gals (Deniz & Derry Akin)
  • January 7, 2018: Petaluma, CA with Christopher Jacoby, Will Wheeler, Josh Van Vliet
  • March 24, 2018: Palo Alto, CA with BLAM! (Bob Silberstein, Marta Lynch, Elizabeth Todd)
  • March 31, 2018: Santa Rosa, CA Challenging Contra with Ray Bierl, Paul Shelasky, & Markie Sanders

I hope you enjoyed these past events as much as I did!

  • October 7, 2017: San Francisco, CA with Pepperjack (Derry Akin, Jess Newman, Scott Jespersen)
  • September 30, 2017: Santa Rosa, CA Challenging Contra with Loose Newts (Chris Knepper, Noel Cragg, Del Eckels)
  • August 27-September 4, 2017: Black Rock, NV Burning Man Contradance Camp
  • July 30, 2017: Hayward, CA Zesty Contra with Switching Protocols (Ruthie Byers, Christopher Jacoby, John-Michael Seng-Wheeler)
  • July 29, 2017: Palo Alto, CA with Switching Protocols (Ruthie Byers, Christopher Jacoby, John-Michael Seng-Wheeler)
  • Mar 19, 2017: Santa Barbara, CA with Frequent Flyers (Laura Light [NC], Terrell Jones [NC], Emil Olguin [SoCal], Ben Schreiber)
  • Mar 18, 2017: South Pasadena, CA with Frequent Flyers (Laura Light [NC], Terrell Jones [NC], Emil Olguin [SoCal], Ben Schreiber)
  • Mar 17, 2017: San Diego, CA with Frequent Flyers (Laura Light [NC], Terrell Jones [NC], Emil Olguin [SoCal], Ben Schreiber)
  • Mar 12, 2017: Santa Cruz, CA with Frequent Flyers (Laura Light [NC], Terrell Jones [NC], Emil Olguin [SoCal], Ben Schreiber)
  • Mar 11, 2017: Palo Alto, CA with Frequent Flyers (Laura Light [NC], Terrell Jones [NC], Emil Olguin [SoCal], Ben Schreiber)
  • Mar 10, 2017: Berkeley, CA with Frequent Flyers (Laura Light [NC], Terrell Jones [NC], Emil Olguin [SoCal], Ben Schreiber)
  • Nov 26, 2016: Palo Alto, CA with Noodlefish (Karl Franzen, Sarah Kirton, Paul Price)
  • Jul 30, 2016: Palo Alto, CA with Wildcat Canyon (Art Peterson, Laurie Miller, Stephanie Costanza)
  • Jul 13, 2016: Amherst, MA Wednesday contra with Polaris (Rose Jackson, Marta Bartholomew, Sam Zakon-Anderson, Jesse Ball)
  • Jul 11, 2016: Concord, MA Monday night at the Scout House with Julie Metcalf, Benjamin Foss, Jack O’Connor
  • Jul 9, 2016: Greenfield, MA Contra Party at the Guiding Star Grange with Max Newman, Stuart Kenney, Aldo Lavaggi
  • Jul 7, 2016: Concord, MA Thursday night at the Scout House with The Long Pond Rounders (Corey Walters, Jonah Sidman, Ross Harriss, Doug Schaefer, Michael Friedman)
  • Jun 18, 2016: private event with Bald Mountain Boys (Chris Knepper, Charlie Hancock, Burke Trieschmann)
  • Apr 23, 2016: private event with Three Fifths of Scotch (Elizabeth Todd, Del Eckels, Debra Tayleur)
  • Apr 17, 2016: Mansfield, MA NEFFA Festival “Buckets of Beckets” with Rare Privelege (Maria Terres, Amy McFarland)
  • Apr 16, 2016: Concord, MA pre-NEFFA Caller's Showcase at the Scout House with Nor'Easter (Cedar Stanistreet, Max Newman, Julie Vallimont)
  • Apr 9, 2016: Palo Alto, CA with BLAM! [Monterey] (Bob Silberstein, Elizabeth Todd, Marta Lynch)
  • Mar 27, 2016: Hayward, CA with Stringfire (James MacQueen, Annie Rodier, Erik Ievins, Patti Cobb)
  • Mar 26, 2016: Palo Alto, CA with Mercury Rising (Ruth Anne Fraley [OR], Lee Anne Welch, Topher Gayle)
  • Jan 23-24, 2016: Palo Alto, CA Contra College all-day workshop on contradance style (see bacds.org/cc for info)
  • Dec 26, 2015: Palo Alto, CA with Three Fifths of Scotch (Eloise Blanchard, Elizabeth Todd, Del Eckels, Debra Tayleur)
  • Dec 6, 2015: Tacoma, WA with Frequent Flyers (Laura Light [NC], Dave Bartley [WA], Jeff Spero [CA])
  • Dec 5, 2015: Olympia, WA with Frequent Flyers (Laura Light [NC], Dave Bartley [WA], Jeff Spero [CA])
  • Dec 4, 2015: Seattle, WA (Emerald City contra at Phinney Ridge Hall) with Frequent Flyers (Laura Light [NC], Dave Bartley [WA], Jeff Spero [CA])
  • Dec 3, 2015: Seattle, WA (Lake City Comm. Ctr) with Frequent Flyers (Laura Light [NC], Dave Bartley [WA], Jeff Spero [CA])
  • Oct 4, 2015: St. Louis, MO (Childgrove contra) with Two Women and a Truck
  • Sep 21, 2015: Palo Alto, CA with Echo Summit Super Trio (Jeremiah McLane [VT], Bethany Waickman [ME], Ryan McKasson [WA])
  • Jul 11, 2015: Mill Valley, CA with Rodney Miller [NH], Paul Kotapish, Daniel Steinberg
  • Apr 24, 2015: Mansfield, MA NEFFA Friday Night Contra-Square Party with Contrail
  • Apr 20, 2015: Palo Alto, CA with Rodney Miller & Jeff Spero
  • Mar 24, 2015: Clemmons, NC with Party of Three (Neil Pearlman, Lily Pearlman, Joe De Paolo)
  • Mar 23, 2015: Asheville, NC (Grey Eagle pub) with Laura Light & friends
  • Mar 21, 2015: Greeneville, NC (River Falls Lodge) with Laura Light & friends
  • Mar 18, 2015: Baltimore, MD (Lovely Lane Church) with The Baltimore Open Band
  • Jan 31, 2015: Palo Alto, CA with Patt & Possum (Charlie Walden, Patt Plunkett)
  • Jan 25, 2015: Hayward, CA with Star Thistle (Chetani Cheryl McKinney, Dave Kistler, Lonna Whipple, David Wright)
  • Dec 13, 2014: Palo Alto, CA with Frequent Flyers (Laura Light, Ben Schreiber, Daniel Steinberg)
  • Dec 12, 2014: Berkeley, CA Circle Left gender-free contra with Frequent Flyers (Laura Light, Ben Schreiber, Daniel Steinberg)
  • Dec 6, 2014: Corvallis, OR (First Congregational Church) with Frequent Flyers (Laura Light, Dave Bartley, Jeff Spero)
  • Dec 5, 2014: Seattle, WA (Emerald City contra at Phinney Ridge Hall) with Frequent Flyers (Laura Light, Dave Bartley, Jeff Spero)
  • Dec 4, 2014: Seattle, WA (Lake City Comm. Ctr) with Frequent Flyers (Laura Light, Dave Bartley, Jeff Spero)
  • Oct 19, 2014: San Jose, CA with BLAM! (Marta Lynch, Elizabeth Todd, Bob Silberstein)
  • Oct 11, 2014: Palo Alto, CA evening dance with Common Farmer (Ben Schreiber, Derya Aikin, Deniz Aikin)
  • Oct 11, 2014: Palo Alto, CA Contra College all-day workshop on contradance style with Common Farmer (Ben Schreiber, Derya Aikin, Deniz Aikin)
  • Oct 5, 2014: St. Louis, MO (Childgrove contra) with Mound City Slickers
  • Jul 26, 2014: Palo Alto, CA with The wiNgNuts (Chris Knepper, Christie Hubbard, Will Wheeler)
  • Jun 14, 2014: Palo Alto, CA with StringFire (Erik Ievins, Patti Cobb, James MacQueen, Annie Rodier)
  • Jun 13, 2014: Berkeley, CA Circle Left gender-free contra with Uncle Farmer (Ben Schreiber, Michael Sokolovsky, plus Scotty Leach)
  • Apr 25, 2014: San Francisco, CA with Three Fifths of Scotch (Eloise Blanchard, Elizabeth Todd, Debra Tayleur, Del Eckels)
  • Mar 22, 2014: Palo Alto, CA with Sorceror's Apprentice (Lee Anne Welch, Joe Weed, Andy Imbrie, and the next generation of fiddlers!)
  • Nov 24, 2013: Glen Echo, MD with Dead Sea Squirrels (Cathy Mason, Paul Boyd, Henry Yoshimura)
  • Mar 22, 2014: Glen Echo, MD with Gallimaufry (Brian Lindsay, Alex Sturbaum, Ness Smith-Savedoff, Donal Sheets, Arthur Davis)
In the meantime, you can find my upcoming public BACDS dates in the San Francisco Bay Area here: