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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Advice for beginning young callers, by a beginning young caller

by Zoë Madonna https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0j_LAWp8uU&list=UUTjRQGME9buLgs2P-OioG9w (Above link: the author calling in Oberlin this past February.) CDSS recently published the results of their contra dance caller’s survey, which they solicited submissions for in May 2013. I remember submitting my entry on one of the final days; I had seen the survey link earlier in the month but […]

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The Everyday Things—Remembering Mac

by Carol Compton Shortly after Mac died I had an email from Caroline asking me to write a bit about him for the CDSS blog.  Despite the fact that Mac and his music have been in my life since I was, oh, maybe 3, I could not imagine what I could add to the already […]

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