Dance Caller – Musician – Poet

Located in central New Hampshire

Photo by Steve Booth

At age 93, Dudley is still fully engaged in a 70+ year career as a dance caller for local country dances throughout New England.

Dudley has the rare ability to both call a dance while also playing an instrument.  

He plays melodeon, harmonica & sometimes, when his fingers allow, his fiddle at old town halls, farmer’s markets, folk festivals, weddings, barn dances, kitchen junkets and for the Canterbury morris dance team.

Old-Time Country Dances

Weddings & Festivals

Speaking Engagements

Teaching & Workshops

2001 Governor’s Arts Award in Folk Heritage

Awarded by Jeanne Shaheen

2009 National Heritage Fellow

National Endowment for the Arts ​Washington, DC ​for preserving traditional New England music & dance

Our country’s highest honor in the folk arts

2007 Country Dance and Song Society of America Lifetime Contribution Award