Music on the Green to Welcome Dudley Laufman and Canterbury Country Dance Orchestra

Dudley Laufman and Canterbury Country Dance Orchestra will perform at Canterbury Shaker Village’s Music on the Green summer series on Sunday, August 27 at 4:00 p.m. Founder of Canterbury Country Dance Orchestra, which recorded their very first full-length LP of dance music in 1972, Laufman received a National Heritage Fellowship award in 2009, the country’s highest honor in the folk arts.

“We are delighted to welcome Dudley here,” said Leslie Nolan, executive director of the Village. “His influence and popularity over the years have helped create a wave of interest in old-time dancing throughout the United States.”

Dudley Laufman

Held outside in a natural, intimate setting, the Music on the Green series features various types of music for all ages and runs every Sunday, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.,  from July 2 – September 17. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $20. Music on the Green is sponsored by CCA Global Partners, New Hampshire Dance Collaborative (NHDC), and Kathleen Belko, Trustee.

Village tours are available with a reservation before Music on the Green performances, while visitors are encouraged to explore the extensive trail system on the Village’s nearly 700-acre property. 

About Canterbury Shaker Village

Featuring 694 acres of forests, fields, gardens, nature trails, and mill ponds under permanent conservation easement, the Village is designated as a National Historic Landmark with 25 restored original Shaker buildings and 4 reconstructed Shaker buildings. In addition to tours, exhibits, and programs, Canterbury Shaker Village provides wonderful, relaxing, and beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces for weddings

Canterbury Shaker Village is a member of the NH Heritage Museum Trail, which connects the public with culturally rich heritage institutions in New Hampshire. For more information about The Trail, visit