Breaking Up Christmas a between-holiday party with old time music
NEW BEDFORD — Old-time fiddle music would be the last thing one expects to hear at the Groundworks! business incubator at the old vocational school on Purchase Street. But thanks to Jeff Angeley, a fiddler and music instructor, Saturday was the day for a “three-hour festival” of old time music called Breaking Up Christmas. That’s the name of an old Appalachian tradition that celebrates the interval between Christmas and New Year's with a week or more of revelry.
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Having a Ball: Young New Yorkers Revive Old Dance Craze
In one of the latest revivals of all things old-timey, more millennial New Yorkers are choosing to spend their Friday and Saturday nights sober and dancing in circles with strangers. Their discovery: the centuries-old tradition of contra dancing.