Updated Wednesday, May 22, 2024


Registration is closed. — Trifle 2024 will be Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27 at a new site: The Claggett Center, 3035 Buckeystown Pike, Adamstown, MD (a few miles south of Frederick).

Picture of the Claggett barn, from one end

Our callers are Tom Roby, Melissa Running, and Joanna Reiner-Wilkinson, (the three Rs!), all superb dance leaders. This year our keyboard players are Jonathan Jensen and Dave Wiesler, who both have an amusing tendency to play boogie-woogie ECD when you least expect it. Violin virtuosas are Miranda Weinberg and Becky Ross, charming and imaginative players. Multi-instrumentalist Paul Oorts will add mandolin, banjo and concertina to the mix. Flutist Susan Brandt and cellist Sophie Chang will provide brilliant high notes and lower register sonorities, while 10-string mandolinist Tom Wright is unmatched at weaving a cascade of counterpoint around a tune. And Jamie Platt on sound. It will be a memorable weekend.

All meals (and tea/coffee and snacks) are included and served cafeteria style. We will be sleeping in Claggett’s “cottages” (not the Inn). Most rooms have two twins beds with shared bathrooms.  There might be a flight of stairs to get to your room. Check back for more updates as we learn more.

We will dance in the newly renovated and ADA-compliant Barn, and we hope to have smaller workshops (Write a dance? Balfolk? ) in meeting rooms near the Barn.

We hate to sit in traffic on a Friday night holiday weekend, so Trifle starts at 2 pm on Saturday (there’s a half-hour “ECD basics” at 1:30). Plan to have lunch on your own and arrive between noon and 1:30 (during daylight!) We dance Saturday afternoon and evening, all day Sunday, and Monday morning and afternoon. You’ll be home in time to miss most of the traffic, fix dinner, and start the laundry.

Prices are the same as in 2023, just $250.  There will be a few fellowships available if you can arrive Friday and stay for a few hours on Monday. 

The schedule from 2022 is still posted and this year will be very similar. Six meals: dinner Saturday and Sunday, breakfast and lunch Sunday and Monday.