Boston-based trio Nor’easter will play the next Belfast Flying Shoes Friday, Oct. 2, at American Legion Post No. 43, 143 Church St. Chrissy Fowler will call, and Eric Weest Johnson will handle sound.

The evening will begin 6:30 p.m. with a community dance led by Fowler with music by the All-Comers Band; all musicians are welcome to sit in. Fun and simple dances will be taught, giving beginners the opportunity to learn new skills and offering experienced dancers a chance to brush up on their steps. The contra dance will run from 8 to about 11 p.m.

Nor’easter joins the talents of fiddler Cedar Stanistreet; mandolinist and guitarist Max Newman; and pianist and accordionist Julie Vallimont. Thoroughly steeped in New England music, the three share musical interests that range from classical and jazz to rock and techno. Their light, subtle, energetic sound has made them a favorite at dances across the country.

Admission for the community dance is $2 for adults and $1 for children. For the contra dance, the price is $10 for those older than 20; $7 age 13 to 20, as well as adult All-Comers; and $4 for children. Those who bring along a window fan get $1 off. For more information, call 338-0979; email; or visit and the series Facebook page.

This month, Flying Shoes will hold its annual Lost & Found Sale, a year's worth of left-behind items available at bargain prices. Those who “just remembered” leaving something at the dance and would like to reclaim it before the auction should send a note to or call 338-0979 by Thursday, Oct 1.

Belfast Flying Shoes is an affiliate of the Country Dance & Song Society and an official destination in the CDSS Passport to Joy program; dancers should bring their CDSS passports to the dance for a Flying Shoes stamp.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or