Government Contra Act

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".

Government Contra Act

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"