The Yarralumla Woolshed Hoppers is an informal collection of musicians who occasionally perform for bush dances and Colonial Balls in Canberra. The name derives from the historic Yarralumla Woolshed in the ACT where the group has performed for the Monaro Folk Society's New Year's Eve Bush Dance. The term hop simply means a dance, so hoppers for the musicians and the dancers. Don Richmond, known for the clarity of instructions he gives, is our usual caller.
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The Monaro Folk Society's New Year's Eve dance will feature a special performance by the Woolshed Hoppers, a group of very talented musicians led by Dave Johnson, whose performances always proudly present our traditional Australian Bush music.
Don Richmond, the caller on the night, is considered as one of the best in Australia. His extensive skills and experience are highly regarded in dance circles around the country
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Thanks Don for your great calling on NYE at the Woolshed, you made the night very special. Lance Court
Here is the list of dances we did on the night.
Canadian Three Step, OXO Reel, Numerella Jig, Thady You Gander, Pride of Erin Waltz, Blackwattle Reel, Haymaker's Jig, Circle Waltz, The Tempest, The Pentrille, Prince of Wales Schottische, Marching Through Georgia, Barn Dance, Maxina, Circle Galop, Gypsy Tap, Virginia Reel, Palma Waltz, Soldier's Joy, New Year Waltz, Circassian Circle 1 & 2, Love 'Em & Leave 'Em and finished with Posties Jig. Don Richmond