Date(s) - September 30, 2022 - October 2, 2022
7:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Seth Tepfer & The Syncopaths

Sept 30—Oct 2nd, 2022

The Syncopaths

Seth Tepfer enjoys “creating order from chaos,” as he uses humor, a steady voice and colorful persona to guide crowds through twirling patterns as a master caller of contra dances.

From dance floors to concert halls, the Syncopaths bring a fresh, contemporary spin to tunes and songs rooted in the Scottish, Irish, and American folk traditions. Evolving through their contradance origins, they are creating a “chamber folk” sound, characterized by the compelling rhythmic interplay of fiddle and mandolin, rich vocals, and unexpected colors and rhythms of the piano and bodhrån. The exuberant joy they derive from the music and each other is palpable and contagious.

The Syncopaths are:

  •  Ryan McKasson on fiddle;
  • Ashley Hoyer on mandolin;
  • Jeffrey Spero on keyboard; and
  • Christa Burch on bodhrån and vocal.

Contra dance caller Seth Tepfer
Contra dance caller Seth Tepfer


  • Friday Sept 30, 2022, 7-10 pm
  • Saturday Oct 1, 7-10 pm
  • Sunday, Oct 2, 12-3 pm

When booking:

  1. You must first be fully vaccinated & registered.
  2. Once you have registered and logged in, a booking form will appear at bottom of that open event page under Bookings.
  3. Complete the form. It allows you to book one ticket for yourself only.
  4. Once you complete the form and submit, you will see “Booking Successful” under Booking.
  5. Donations are NOT accepted at the door. Make your donation online only up to a week before/after a dance weekend.


  • Single dances are $15 per dance for adults. Weekend passes are $30.
  • $7.50 for youth age 18-25. Weekend passes are $15. Children 17 & under accompanied by adults are free.
  • This is a private residence so proof of vaccination is required for all in attendance, including spectators.

Seth Tepfer and The Syncopaths