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Free concert and dance this Saturday night in Wolfeboro


June 10, 2010
WOLFEBORO — Proving that silver linings still exist, the Wolfeboro 250th Committee has decided to turn its cancelled Colonial Barn Dance into a free event for the Wolfeboro community.

This Saturday night, June 12, celebrated fiddlers Jacqueline and Dudley Laufman will give a free concert of trradional New England fiddle tunes at the Wolfeboro Community Bandstand from 7 to 9 p.m. In the event of rain the event will be held at Club 59 at the Kingswood Golf Course off of South Main Street.

The Colonial Barn Dance was originally scheduled for Moody Mountain Barn on Pork Hill Road as part of the year-long celebration of the naming of Wolfeboro for General James Wolfe, whose victory at the Battle of Quebec in 1759 marked the turning point of the French and Indian War. The event was to have been catered by Morrisey's Front Porch/Club 59 and participants were invited to wear colonial-period clothes if desired. Unfortunately not enough tickets were sold to cover the cost of the event.

Rather than call the whole thing off, the committee decided to ask the Laufmans to come anyway and give the community a free concert and the opportunity to dance in the park and Dockside.

Dudley Laufman has been playing his fiddle and calling dances for over 60 years, and has won awards and prizes for his skill and artistry. He will be joined on Saturday night by his wife Jacqueline. The pair often appear together under the name "Two Fiddles," though they also perform on accordion, melodion and concertina. Bob Reed will join them on banjo and guitar.

Anyone who had purchased a ticket to the Colonial Barn Dance and has not be contacted may call the Chamber of Commerce at 569-2200 for a full refund.

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