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2022 Susquehanna Folk Festival BalFolk Dancing with Maria Cramer, Robin Banerji, and music by Millevaches

About This Event:

BalFolk dances are fun and accessible variations on much older dances, with lively music and driving rhythms. Come to the Dance Hall on Saturday and find out why BalFolk has taken Europe by storm!

Millevaches
Clockwise from top left: Leslie Barr, Laura Alexander, Sarah Gowan and Bill Quern

BalFolk dances are fun and accessible variations on much older dances, with lively music and driving rhythms. Come to the Dance Hall on Saturday and find out why BalFolk has taken Europe by storm!

What is Balfolk?

BalFolk is a new-wave folk music and dance revival sweeping across Europe and now the US. BalFolk dances are fun and accessible contemporary variations on much older dances like bourrée, mazurka, scottische, cerc circassien, an dro, gavotte, waltz and more. The music is lively and driving, leaning into the pulse and rhythms of ancient traditions with fresh arrangements and instrumentation.

Who is Millevaches?

Band members are Leslie Barr on fiddle; Bill Quern on melodeon, mandolin & banjo; Laura Alexander on cello; and Sarah Gowan on guitar. Millevaches plays music rooted in France and Western Europe for Balfolk dances.

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A Folk Festival Event!

Included with admission to our 2022 Susquehanna Folk Festival August 12-14 at the York Expo Center.

Where & When:

BalFolk Dancing - led by Maria Cramer and Robin Banerji, with music by Millevaches

Dance Hall on Saturday
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

BalFolk Dancing - led by Maria Cramer and Robin Banerji, with music by Millevaches

Dance Hall on Saturday
9:20 pm - 10:45 pm

COVID precautions

COVID policy for the festival will be determined in early August. While we all hope that summer brings an end to COVID protocols, SFMS is committed to creating a festival that is as safe as possible for visitors, volunteers and artists. Advance ticket purchasers will be notified of policy updates, and the policy will be posted here.