Klezmer Contraband

There's a long-standing tradition among klezmer musicians of infiltrating all sorts of other dance styles and subverting the music with the high-energy Eastern European sound. There's also a tradition in contra dancing of taking music from many sources and adapting it to the dance, to the dismay of many of the "traditionalists". There is a lot of contra dancing around Boston, and we play occasionally for assorted dances in the area.

Most of the music we play is online in the ABC music notation. Other musicians are welcome to look at our tune medleys and use any of the tunes that they like. If you see a medley that you like, you might want to save a copy, because it may be changed here the next time you look.

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