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Cal Campbell writes: "Pappy and Fred Bergin were partners in Lloyd Shaw Recordings. Fred was a marvelous piano player. He came to several of the Lloyd Shaw Fellowships and would play music on the old piano in the little hall we danced in. We all…

The Silver Spur was an award established by Bob and Becky Osgood, and awarded to individuals whom Osgood felt should be honored; Lloyd Shaw was the first recipient of the award.

Note: click on the image above to get a larger picture. For a much larger image, click on the FILE link to the right of the photo.The Cheyenne Mountain Dancers appeared at the National Folk Festival in Washington, DC, in 1939, their first trip to the…

This is a smaller version of the photograph. If you want a significantly larger file that can show faces clearly, click here. Identifications of the dancers are with the larger photo.

The callers are joined by the musicians from the Dare To Be Square Weekend. Front row: Jim Morrison, guitar and fiddle; Sam Bartlett, banjo; Claudio Buchwald, piano and fiddle; Steve Hickman, fiddle

A group shot of the participants in the Dare To Be Square weekend, Brasstown, NC. There were 69 dancers registered, of whom fully 49 are dance callers.

In this poem, c. 1822, we see that it's the squires from the countryside of England who prefer the stately Miss Quadrille, while others are initially enamored of the charms of that newcomer from France, Mademoiselle Quadrille.

Ed Gilmore, caller, taking the song by George and Ira Gershwin and turning it into a singing square.