Connie RobinetteLocal Hero: Connie Robinette

Connie has been a stalwart of the contra dance and folk music scene in the SC midlands for several decades. She has served as an officer and as meeting host for ContraCola (Columbia Traditional Music and Dance) for a very long time. She continues to serve ContraCola as a board member and community outreach/publicity facilitator to this day.

Connie is also the band leader for the local Contra dance band BONNE TERRE and she is South Carolina's only Anglo concertina player/expert. She enjoys playing Celtic, Old Time and other forms of dance music with her friends, and serves many local charitable organizations as a volunteer.

    - Submitted by Victor Gascon