Swingin’ Tern presents: George Thomson & Smash the Windows Flyer

Swingin’ Tern presents: George Thomson & Smash the Windows

Swingin’ Tern: To live band and caller.

Our 40th year dancing! 

Caller: George Thomson is a traditional New England dance leader, calling fun and interesting contra dances. He enjoys calling singing squares in the style of the late Ralph Sweet. George also calls Scottish and Irish style cèilidh (kay-lee) dances for weddings and Burns night suppers. He teaches Scottish country dance. George also is a Morris dancer and plays the bagpipes.

Band: Smash The Windows began as a Civil War period dance project in 2006 and branched out to play contras and festivals in 2007.  Their music features Sligo-style Irish and New England jigs and reels but also includes Bluegrass and Old Timey tunes as well as a nice selection of waltzes and couples dances.  Their motto:  Dancing beats sitting every time!  Smash the Windows features Bruce Young on guitar, Peggy Kaiser on piano, and Ryck Kaiser on fiddle.

  • Beginners are welcome. A beginners’ workshop will start at 7:00 to orient you and get you started.
  • We once again welcome contributions of home-baked [or not] goodies to share at the break.
  • Please bring your own water bottle with your name on it. The kitchen sink can fill water bottles.
  • All dances at Swingin’ Tern are called to the gender-neutral terms Larks & Robins.

The Folk Project is New Jersey’s leading acoustic music and dance organization and has been showcasing acoustic and traditional music in North Jersey for over 45 years.

Funding has been made possible partly by Morris Arts funds through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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May 04 2024


7:30 pm - 10:30 pm




St. Paul's Episcopal Church 200 Main St Chatham NJ


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