Saturday Night

Saturday Night is the centerpiece of the Squeeze-In Weekend. We look forward to a fabulous meal, the evening concert, contra dance, pub sing and jamming into the wee hours of the morning.

Saturday Dinner.
We ask the Chimney Corners chef to make this meal extra special. More about food at NESI

The Processional
After dinner, we have a processional march from the dining hall to the Smith Arts Center for our evening concert, with massed squeezers playing a tune together. The Processional tune/march this year is a traditional and well-known Scandinavian walking tune, the Äppelbo Gånglåt.  (Gånglåts were traditionally played for people walking a distance to a barn dance in Scandinavia. )

Äppelbo Gånglåt
In PDF format        In ABC format      MP3 sound file,
to learn by ear (sound file from here)

The Saturday Concert
The concert takes place in the Smith Arts Center, which is near the dining hall. We make a video recording of it that later gets posted for posterity on our website. There will be a sign-up sheet near the workshop bulletin board. We invite folks of all skill levels to sign up. You don’t need to be an expert or professional, just be willing to share what you do with the friendliest and most supportive audience you’re likely ever to find. Because of the large number of people who usually participate, performers are limited to one song or one SHORT set of tunes. And you don’t need to play a free-reed instrument to perform -- we’ve had fiddles, clogging, a hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes, and unaccompanied singers, among others. There are often ensembles that have connected by means of a workshop, so you might want to join one of those earlier in the day.

Haiku/Limerick Contest
You are invited to submitl limericks and/or haiku for our annual poetry contest. Winning submissions will be read during the concert and prizes of questionable value will be awarded. For more about how to enter visit the NESI Poetry Page.

Contra Dance
The contra dance takes place in the Smith Arts Center immediately following the concert. You are invited to both play and dance! For more about how to participate visit the Contra Dance page.

Pub Sing
The pub sing takes place in the registration room just off the Dining Hall, conveniently located near the snack tables and a cosy fireplace. Bring your songs for a round-robin late night song fest!

More Jamming!
Jamming typically goes on into the wee hours of the morning. We do ask people to enjoy late-night jams only in public spaces, rather than in the lodges where some people are trying to sleep.