- Associated Press - Saturday, October 10, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - An exhibit about New Hampshire’s tradition of social dancing is coming to the State Library.

The exhibit, “Traditional Dance and Music in New Hampshire: 1750-today” traces the long history of contra and social dance music throughout the region, especially in the southwestern part of the state.

Irish, Scottish, English and French Canadian traditions all contribute to New Hampshire’s dance traditions.

Dances are similar to square dancing, but are generally performed in lines to live music played by fiddles and piano. Banjos, mandolins and guitars may also be heard.

The exhibit will be on display from Oct. 14-Nov. 25.

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