Joe Casey died June 22, 2012. He was a square dance caller for 62 years, starting as a traditional dancer and then moving into modern square dance. He was a caller for six clubs and a guest caller throughout New England and New York. He was a founder and charter member of the Tri-State Callers Association, a member of CALLERLAB, a founding member and chairman of the New England Square & Round Dance Cooperation Committee for twelve years. He served on the executive board of the New England Council of Callers Association, New England Council of Round Dance Teachers Association, and LEGACY (Dancer – Caller — Round Dance Leader Association). Joe called at all 51 New England Square & Round Dance conventions. He received the Yankee Clipper award in 1981, the Tri-County Maine Square Dance Festival award, and he was inducted into the Square Dance Foundation Hall of Fame in 1994.
This tip was recorded October 27, 2010, at East Hill Farm, Troy, NH.