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Grapevine Twist - Beth Molaro

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Grapevine Twist - Beth Molaro


Recorded at Augusta Dance Week in 1997, with caller Beth Molaro and the Volo Bogtrotters. This item includes two audio files. (Be patient... the second clip is longer and may take longer to load.)

1) Beth's walkthrough of the figures. She acknowledges West Virginia caller Mack Samples and says she's going to try to call it in his style. Beth comments: "He is awesome. I learned so much from him!" Samples calls the squares at the Vandalia Gathering in Charleston and the West Virginia State Folk Festival in Glenville. In 2003 he received the Vandalia Award, the state’s highest award for the preservation of traditional life in West Virginia.

2) The actual dance

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