Bev Young

Bev has been inspiring dancers of all ages and abilities to joyfully move through square, circle and contra dances for over 30 years. She began calling in Raleigh, NC as one of the founders of Pinecone, the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music. She continues regular calling today throughout western Montana at community monthly dances. She has been a featured caller at the Montana Folk Festival and Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle. Bev loves to accompany dance music with her “happy feet,” clogging to the driving rhythms of old-time, Quebecois and Irish music.

Bev has also participated in and taught shape-note singing, using the Sacred Harp hymnal, for the last 3 decades. Sacred Harp is a uniquely American tradition that brings communities together to sing three and four-part a cappella hymns and anthems. It is a proudly inclusive and democratic part of our shared cultural heritage.


Posted on

April 12, 2017