Various Choose Your Partners!

Ah yes, the sweet rustic roots music of the parlours, porches and barn dances of New Hampshire. Simultaneously elegant and sassy, this collection of waltzes, jigs, reels and two-steps recalls a time when dancing was a social art and folk music from the old country was the cultural life-blood. The live, unplugged spirit is irresistible and will put an instant spring into your step. Much more than a nostalgic footnote, this is essential living history that promises a stomping good time: “Choose your partners for a Portland Fancy” — are those clog heels beating time to “Maggie in the Woods”? Circle up! (Smithsonian Folkways)