Dance Caller – Musician – Poet
Located in central New Hampshire
Photo by Steve Booth
At age 92, 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
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