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Sarah Gowan
817 Concord Ave
Drexel Hill, PA 19026

Creative Skills Resume

Fiddlekicks Appalachian Cloggers
I have been performing with FiddleKicks, an Appalachian clogging group based in Philadelphia, since 2003. This uniquely American dance form evolved in the southern Appalachian Mountains, emerging from a melting pot of influences — Celtic, African and Cherokee — to create a new genre of folk music and percussive dance closely tied to the driving rhythms of the fiddle and the banjo.

Mixed Pickles Vintage Dancers
Mixed Pickles, Philadelphia's vintage dance company led by artistic director Bob Skiba, researches, performs and teaches American dances from the colonial period through the 1940s. We perform regularly at historical events and venues, in schools, libraries, private parties, retirement centers.

Traditional Social Dance
Just for the fun of it: Appalachian clogging, Contra Dance, English Country Dance, Scandinavian Couple Dance, Irish Set Dances and good old Squares

I teach Swedish Hambo, Zwiefacher, American Contra Dance, Schottische and Waltz


I play English concertina and guitar with several dance bands and community orchestras. The musical styles are a mix of traditional Southern Old-Time, New England dance music, Irish, Cape Breton, Shetland and an international assortment.

The Bands:
Coracree- Contras, concerts and teaching
Rumpus - Eclectic Contra Mix
Big Phat American K-Lee Band - Contemporary English Ceilidh Style
Streak O' Phat- The smaller contra configuration of Big Phat
Philadelphia Concertina Band - all English concertinas all the time
SPUDs, Rum and Onions and Fish and Chips - community orchestras




Theatrical Scenic Artist - Designed and painted scenery for theatre, opera, industrial shows, museum exhibits, fashion shows, television and film

Basketry - baskets from natural materials

Soapmaking - The best olive oil soap you'll ever use.

Website and Graphic Design

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