Peascods Gathering

Peascods Gathering has been performing traditional dance music from England, Scandinavia, and Eastern Europe in the Washington, D.C. area for over thirty years.

We play at dances on one or more Saturday nights each month as well as several special events each year.

Our English Country Dance is held one Saturday at month from 8-10:45 pm at
Glen Haven Elementary School, 10900 Inwood Ave, Silver Spring, MD
Parking and entrance in rear. Beginners and singles welcome.
Admission $5.

The 2012 Scandinavian Candlelight Holiday Dance and Luciafest will be held
Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 7 pm (teaching; dancing starts at 7:30) at
Cherry Hill Park Conference Center, 9800 Cherry Hill Road, College Park, MD
Experienced dancers and beginners welcome, with or without a partner.
Dance the waltz, polka, hambo, schottische, and more!
Admission $10.

For a schedule of events, or if you would like to discuss hiring Peascods Gathering to play at an event, please contact
Carl Minkus at 301-493-6281 or

Members of Peascods Gathering have composed many new pieces of music in traditional styles, and some of those tunes are incorporated into performances.
Founding member Dick Atlee has compiled sheet music for some of his compositions online.

Our Flickr site contains photographs of the band performing as well as flyers announcing some of the times we will be playing.