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Upcoming in 2019

February 1 (Friday, 7:00-10:30 p.m.): The Moving Violations (Ron Grosselin, Van Kaynor, and Eric Eid-Reiner) play for the 1st Friday Mostly Waltz Dance.  There will be a beginners' workshop 7:00-7:30 p.m., an intermediate workshop 7:30-8:00 p.m., and couples dances (mostly waltzes) 8:00-10:30 p.m.  The Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman Street, Greenfield, MA.  Entry to the dance is $10 for as much of the evening as you wish to enjoy.

March 3 (Sunday, 3:00-6:00 p.m.): Eric plays for the Mostly Waltz Hartford Dance with fiddler Ron Grosslein.  There will be a free beginner's lesson led by TBA from 2:00-3:00 p.m., followed by dancing from 3:00-6:00 p.m.  The music will be mostly waltzes, as well as swing tunes, tangos, polkas, hambos, and more! American Legion Post, 275 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT. Admission is $15, or $7 for students with ID.  For more information, please leave a message at 1-888-423-0423, Ext. 5, or call 203-915-8259, or email < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >.

March 9 (Saturday, 7:30-10:30 p.m.): Eric plays the Wethersfield/Hartford, CT Contra Dance with David Cantieni (flute, whistle, saxophone) and Ron Grosslein (fiddle).  TBA will be calling.  Optional beginner's workshop at 7:15 p.m.  American Legion Post, 275 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT.  Admission $12, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students.

March 16 (Saturday, 7:30-11:00 p.m.): The Moving Violations (Ron Grosslein, Van Kaynor, and Eric Eid-Reiner) play for the 3rd Saturday Greenfield Contra Dance, with Lisa Greenleaf calling.  There will be a newcomers' workshop from 7:30-8:00 p.m. and a contra dance from 8:00-11:00 p.m. The Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman Street, Greenfield, MA. Entry to the dance is $10-12, or $8 for students.

March 29-31 (Friday night-Sunday afternoon): The Moving Violations play for contra dancing the Downeast Country Dance Festival in Topsham, ME Friday night and all of Saturday and for the "Survivors' Dance" in Bowdoinham, ME Sunday afternoon.  The band will also be leading some workshops during the day on Saturday.

May 18 (Saturday, 7:30-11:00 p.m.): The Moving Violations (Ron Grosslein, Van Kaynor, and Eric Eid-Reiner) play for the 3rd Saturday Greenfield Contra Dance, with Dugan Murphy of Maine calling.  There will be a newcomers' workshop from 7:30-8:00 p.m. and a contra dance from 8:00-11:00 p.m. The Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman Street, Greenfield, MA. Entry to the dance is $10-12, or $8 for students.

June 15 (Saturday, 7:30-11:00 p.m.): The Moving Violations (Ron Grosslein, Van Kaynor, and Eric Eid-Reiner) play for the 3rd Saturday Greenfield Contra Dance, with Alexandra Deis-Lauby calling.  There will be a newcomers' workshop from 7:30-8:00 p.m. and a contra dance from 8:00-11:00 p.m. The Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman Street, Greenfield, MA. Entry to the dance is $10-12, or $8 for students.

June 20 (Thursday, 7:30-10:30 p.m.): The Moving Violations play for the Contra Prom, an annual tradition of Thursday Contras series presented by NEFFA, at the Concord Scout House, 72 Walden Street, Concord, MA.  TBA will be calling.  Admission is $10, or $5 for people 22 and under.

July 20 (Saturday, 7:30-11:00 p.m.): The Moving Violations (Ron Grosslein, Van Kaynor, and Eric Eid-Reiner) play for the 3rd Saturday Greenfield Contra Dance, with TBA calling.  There will be a newcomers' workshop from 7:30-8:00 p.m. and a contra dance from 8:00-11:00 p.m. The Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman Street, Greenfield, MA. Entry to the dance is $10-12, or $8 for students.

August 17 (Saturday, 7:30-11:00 p.m.): The Moving Violations (Ron Grosslein, Van Kaynor, and Eric Eid-Reiner) play for the 3rd Saturday Greenfield Contra Dance, with TBA calling.  There will be a newcomers' workshop from 7:30-8:00 p.m. and a contra dance from 8:00-11:00 p.m. The Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman Street, Greenfield, MA. Entry to the dance is $10-12, or $8 for students.

September 21 (Saturday, 7:30-11:00 p.m.): The Moving Violations (Ron Grosslein, Van Kaynor, and Eric Eid-Reiner) play for the 3rd Saturday Greenfield Contra Dance, with TBA calling.  There will be a newcomers' workshop from 7:30-8:00 p.m. and a contra dance from 8:00-11:00 p.m. The Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman Street, Greenfield, MA. Entry to the dance is $10-12, or $8 for students.

October 12 (Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.): Eric plays with David Reiner (his Dad - on fiddle, mandolin), Andy Reiner (his brother - on fiddle, mandolin, vocals), and Paul Harty (guitar, mandolin, vocals, harmonica), at the Buell's Orchard Fall Festival.  Come on out and pick apples, eat apple cider and apple cider donuts, go on a hayride, eat lunch, see the candy apple factory, shop at the store... and of course, listen to music!  Always a fun day!  Buell's Orchard, 108 Crystal Pond Road, Eastford, CT.  Free admission!  Rain or shine!  Contact 860-974-1150 with any questions.

October 14 (Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.): Eric plays with David Reiner (his Dad - on fiddle, mandolin), Andy Reiner (his brother - on fiddle, mandolin, vocals), and Paul Harty (guitar, mandolin, vocals, harmonica), at the Buell's Orchard Fall Festival.  Come on out and pick apples, eat apple cider and apple cider donuts, go on a hayride, eat lunch, see the candy apple factory, shop at the store... and of course, listen to music!  Always a fun day!  Buell's Orchard, 108 Crystal Pond Road, Eastford, CT.  Free admission!  Rain or shine!  Contact 860-974-1150 with any questions.

October 19 (Saturday, approximately 10:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.): Along with David Reiner (fiddle, mandolin), and Paul Harty (guitar, mandolin, harmonica, and vocals), Eric will be playing the music stage at the Farm Day Festival at the Daniel Webster Sanctuary of the Mass Audubon Society in Marshfield, MA.  A great outdoor day of family fun, with kids games, arts and crafts vendors, food, and more!  Entry costs TBA.  Please note that the event will be postponed to October 26 in case of rain.

October 25 (Friday, time TBA): The Moving Violations (Ron Grosselin, Van Kaynor, and Eric Eid-Reiner) play for the 4th Friday Challenging Contra Dance in Greenfield with TBA calling.  The Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman Street, Greenfield, MA.  Admission TBA.

November 7-10 (Thursday-Sunday): Eric plays for various workshops/sessions at the 15th Annual Fiddle Hell as well as helping with logistics for the event.  Over the course of the weekend, Eric will accompany several New England and other jams, play for the contra dance, accompany a few folks in the concert, and more.  The weekend features dozens of fiddlers from around the country, teaching and leading jams in many, many styles!  It's a blast for sure!  Last year, there were 700+ fiddler (as well as viola, mandolin, cello, guitar, banjo, and singing) participants!!  On Saturday night, there will be a concert (7:00-9:15 p.m.) and contra dance (9:30-11:00 p.m.) open to the public.  This will be our fifth year at The Westford Regency, 219 Littleton Road, Westford, MA.  Sessions, workshops, the concert and dance, late night jams, and (optional and separate cost) lodging are all be under one roof!  Check out the Reiner Family Band web site for more info, cost for the weekend, and the full schedule for Fiddle Hell.

November 16 (Saturday, 7:30-11:00 p.m.): The Moving Violations (Ron Grosslein, Van Kaynor, and Eric Eid-Reiner) play for the 3rd Saturday Greenfield Contra Dance, with TBA calling.  There will be a newcomers' workshop from 7:30-8:00 p.m. and a contra dance from 8:00-11:00 p.m. The Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman Street, Greenfield, MA. Entry to the dance is $10-12, or $8 for students.

December 7 (Saturday, 8:00-11:00 p.m.): The Moving Violations (Ron Grosslein, Van Kaynor, and Eric Eid-Reiner) play for the Montpelier Contra Dance, with TBA calling.  Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids or low-income, $15 for dance supporters -- choose the right price for your budget!  The dance is at the at the Capital City Grange in Berlin,(located on Northfield Street/Route 12 just south of the I-89 overpass), 6612 Route 12, Berlin, VT.

December 21 (Saturday, 7:30-11:00 p.m.): The Moving Violations (Ron Grosslein, Van Kaynor, and Eric Eid-Reiner) play for the 3rd Saturday Greenfield Contra Dance, with TBA calling.  There will be a newcomers' workshop from 7:30-8:00 p.m. and a contra dance from 8:00-11:00 p.m. The Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman Street, Greenfield, MA. Entry to the dance is $10-12, or $8 for students.

Upcoming in 2020

January 25 (Saturday, noon-midnight): The Moving Violations (Ron Grosselin, Van Kaynor, and Eric Eid-Reiner) are one of 4 bands for the 12-hour Snow Ball dance in Peterborough.  The other bands are TBA.  The callers are TBA.  Peterborough Town House, 1 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH.  Admission $25, or under 25 years old, pay your age.

March (Saturday night TBD): Eric and Autumn Rose Lester (fiddle) play for a house concert in the Musical Chairs House Concert Series in Lexington, MA.  Details TBA.