Palouse Folklore Society


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September 10: Wednesday: House Concert featuring In Like a Lion. in the attic at 314 East 2nd St in Moscow, at 7 PM. Admission by free-will Donation.

 

In Like A Lion: It starts as a whisper and builds slowly into a Roar.

 

In Like a Lion is a true trio of the Northwest. Those who have experienced this particular tapestry of guitar, cello, and viola may have described it as a gentle maelstrom that swirls, twirls, and takes you away.

 

Clint McCune was born and raised in the northwest and, after a past life as a traveling troubadour, sailor, and singer on Mount Everest, came back home. His guitar, booming voice, and charismatic command have served him well with the community on the Puget Sound's Eastside as he promotes artistry and expression in all of its forms. You may even overhear him saying, “Pick your road and we’ll all meet at the light.” Betsy Tinney is a classically trained cellist that will surprise you with her wit and story-telling abilities. As an award-winning filk artist, her composition and improvisation skills are hard to match. Betsy will carry you away to worlds of fairies, whales, and alligators with the stroke of her bow. Just don’t ask her about the elephant in the room. Angelika Wuerzner originated as a viola player, however, has often been referred to as a “nearly psychic fiddle player.” Described as musically promiscuous, she will also rise to the challenge of improvisation and start weaving the threads of unspoken melodies into songs you thought you already knew.

 

Together this trio creates a unique chemistry of sound and energy that will lift you up and transport you to an undiscovered realm of thought, feeling, and perception that has the ability to change the way you've experienced music in the past.

 

September 13th and 27th -Saturdays: SLOW JAMS (Second and fourth Saturdays) from 1-3 PM 314 East Second St. attic (up the long driveway and up the back stairs.) For any interested folk musicians. All experience levels welcome, including raw beginners. We may go over a piece more than once. Bring music or chords if you have them and share a little of what you are working on. There will not be an audience. We just go round in a circle picking a favorite tune, and others try to join in. Perfection not even considered! Come join us.

 

 

 

September 20th: Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots and calling by Nora Scott, at the 1912 Center (Corner of 3rd St and Van Buren in Moscow). 7:30 PM

 
What a wonderful combination of band and caller! We're thrilled to have Arvid Lundin return with his lively fiddle playing and great band. Backed up by David and Char Beach on guitar, bodhran and mandolin, with their friend Cherie providing the solid bass playing we're in for a real treat. Add to the mix the delightful calling of Nora Scott, and we're in for one awesome dance. We'll see you there!

 

Beginner? No problem- Arrive at 7:30 and there are free lessons.

 

No Partner? No worry. There are lots of dancers - many would like to dance with you. All dances are taught. Singles, families & beginners are always welcome.

 

Free dance lessons at 7:30 8-10:30 Dance Admission: $6 for members, $8 for non-members and $5 for first time beginners

 

Extended Calendar:

 

Sept 10: House Concert with In Like a Lion, in the Attic at 314 East 2nd St, Moscow. 7 PM. Admission by free will donation.

 

Sept 20: Contra Dance with music by Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots and calling by Nora Scott, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Oct 11: Contra Dance with music by the Out of the Wood and calling by Sandi Klingler, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM. This is a second Saturday.

 

Oct 25: Halloween Contra Dance with music by Potatohead and calling by somebody cool TBA, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM. This is a fourth Saturday.

 

Nov 15: Contra Dance with music by Out of the Wood and calling by Joseph Erhard-Hudson, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Dec 13: Contra Dance with music by Under the Wire and calling by Sandi Klingler, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM. This is a second Saturday.

 

Dec 31: New Years Eve Contra Dance with music by a groovy band who has yet to decide upon a name and calling by somebody cool TBA, at the 1912 Center, Potluck Dinner at 7 PM, dance lesson at 8:30, and dancing 9 - midnight!

 

Feb 11: House Concert with Sassafras Stomp, Adam Nordell and Johanna Davis, in the Attic at 314 East 2nd St, Moscow, 7 PM. Admission by free

will donation.