A Celebration of David KaynorDavid Kaynor of Montague, MA is the 2021 CDSS Lifetime Contribution Award recipient, in recognition of his enormous contributions as a dance community organizer, musician, caller, and mentor to generations. We held a Celebration online on David's birthday, Saturday, April 17, 2021. 

Click here to read the chat log from the Celebration.

Please check back soon for a video of the festivities! 

Program Schedule

Part I—Introductions (~15 minutes)

  1. Montague Processional (3 mins) Video
  2. Introductory words from co-hosts Lissa Schneckenburger and Andy Davis Live
  3. Welcome from CDSS Board President Gaye Fifer Live
  4. Words from David, Read by Becky Hollingsworth Live

Part II—Lifetime Contributions (45-60 minutes)

  1. Sustainers Video
  2. Jay Ungar and Molly Mason Live
  3. Fiddle Hell Video
  4. Stuart Kenney Video
  5. Peter Siegel Live
  6. Footage from Guiding Star Grange
  7. George Wilson Live
  8. Northwest Interviews (by Doug Plummer) Video
  9. Sue Songer Live
  10. Bob Dalsemer with Katie and Corie Pressley (a.k.a. The Pressley Girls) Video
  11. Fred Karsch and Katie Pressley Live
  12. Vermont Fiddle Orchestra Video
  13. Fiddle Orchestra of Western Massachusetts—Becky Shannon (FOWM) Live
  14. Van Kaynor and Cammy Kaynor
  15. Chris Wise (Montague Common Hall) Live

Part III—Finale (10-15 minutes)

  1. Award Presentation—Gaye Fifer Live
  2. Closing and thanks—Lissa Schneckenburger and Andy Davis Live
  3. High Clouds Video

Extra Conversation / Breakout Rooms

  • Participants who wish to stay and chat will have the chance to go into breakout rooms.

David Kaynor at Northwest FolklifeDavid Kaynor at Northwest Folklife. Photo by Doug Plummer.

Community Submissions

You can view the digital scrapbook here, or submit your own mementos to be included!

Please email KaynorLCA@cdss.org if you have any questions.

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