Paid To Eat Ice Cream - Bob McQuillen (& What's Not To Like?)
DVD COMBINES 2 VIDEOS
Two celebrated documentaries by David Millstone about traditional and contemporary contra dancing:
*Paid to Eat Ice Cream
The legendary Bob McQuillen and New England Contra Dancing (2001, 70 minutes)The Paid to Eat Ice Cream film is a seventy minute documentary which chronicles over seventy years of Bob \McQuillen's contributions to contra music and community. His outgoing nature, his role as a mentor to musicians, and the musical contributions he has made are explored in a manner which is humorous, poignant and at times even profound.
*What's Not To Like? A Community Contra Dance (2002,20 minutes)
A toe-tapping portrait celebrating monthly dances with Northern Spy in Norwich, Vermont, featuring live dance footage and interviews with dancers and musicians Dancers turn out in large numbers each month to enjoy the lively acoustic music of Northern Spy, a contra dance band based in the Upper Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire. For more than 20 years, this local series has welcomed both experienced dancers and beginners of all ages, keeping alive a centuries-old tradition of New England contra and square dancing. A video documantary by David Millstone celebrating the life and times of the dean of contra dance musicians