Door County Contra Dance Weekend / Door County Folk Festival
The Cosmic Otters
Chicago, IL)
(Contra/Square Dance Band)


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The Cosmic Otters make people dance.

They start with a solid rhythmic foundation of guitar and piano, add inventive twin fiddle harmonies, and finish with juicy, pulsing accordion playing and tasteful percussion. The tunes are from the British Isles and its relatives – Ireland, England and Scotland with side trips to Cape Breton and Quebec – but definitely their own, with an unshakable drive and playful improvisations that make dancers smile.

They play for contra dances, Irish set dances, English country dances, and square dances, in dance halls, in houses, at parties, at house parties. The Cosmic Otters are located in the Midwestern United States and venture farther away from home for special events.

Jonathan Whitall (Keyboards, Violin)
Meg Dedolph (Guitar)

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Un-Cosmic Otters (Rufus, Sam, Son-of-Sam)