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IN STEP WITH IRISH
The Observer/LAURA MACKIE-HANCOCK
Dancers learn new Irish set steps at the contra dance held at The Olde Meeting House in La Grande Saturday night. Northeast Oregon Folklore Society members and the public danced to numbers led by well-known dance caller Larry B. Smith with music provided by the band Houseblend. The contra dance style is a blend of English and French folk dance styles with a strong influence of Scottish and Irish traditions.