Government Contra Act takes a fresh new look at contra dance music. From the Scottish Highlands to the NY Jazz Club to the LA Mosh Pit, GCA will take you there!
We are a Washington D.C. based contra dance band, specializing in traditional dance music with a modern sound, since January 2004. Our instrumentation is unique: accordion, synthesizers, hammered dulcimer, digeridoo, trombone, and all sorts of weird percussion.
These tracks are rough samples of what we do. They were recorded in a living room with a single stereo microphone, so the sound quality is not the greatest. Maybe we'll have real recordings soon...
If you like what you hear, please consider booking us to play for your contra dance or event! Please contact us by sending an email to "andrew at amarcus.org".
Listen to our Glen Echo dance, April 22, 2005
Catharsis / Spootiskerry / Lady Ann Montgomery
The Butlers of Glen Avenue / Capitalist Jig (A. Marcus) / Reel d'Issodun
Tam Lin / Didgeridoo / Red-haired Boy
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All arrangements (C) 2004-2005 Government Contra Act
Please direct all inquiries to "andrew at amarcus.org"