Sweet Sunny North of Port Townsend plays a contra dance at the Alaska Folk Festival at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center on Thursday, April 11, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Sweet Sunny North of Port Townsend plays a contra dance at the Alaska Folk Festival at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center on Thursday, April 11, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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