Palouse Folklore Society


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January 10th and 24th -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.

 

 

January 17th: Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by Under the Wire and calling by Emily Faulkner, at the 1912 Center (Corner of 3rd St

and Van Buren in Moscow). 7:30 PM

 

We have an exciting group of people coming together for this dance. Emily Faulkner helps to organize the popular contra dances in Sandpoint and is also a pretty good caller too. She always has a delightful and interesting set of dances for us. And we have an awesome group of musicians getting together to provide the musical backdrop, Under the Wire. John McInturff is a long time staple of contra dance bands in this area. You've heard his masterful fiddle playing with the Hired Hands band and more recently with Coyote Hill; amazing multi-instrumentalist, Greg Hodapp, will be playing banjo, concertina and perhaps some whistle this time around; David Christian from Captian Ludd's Rant and Barefoot Saturday will provide the rythym guitar and bouzouki; and holding everything together on bass will be Doug Park, veteran of Captain Ludd's Rant, Henry C and the Willards, Tom Drake and Undiscovered Country and numerous other bands over the years. Doug is one of this area's most experienced bass players. We'll see you there for a wonderful evening of contra dancing!

 

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:

 

Jan 17: Contra Dance with music by Under the Wire and calling by Emily Faulkner, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Feb 12: House Concert featuring Adam Nordell and Johanna Davis in the attic at 314 East 2nd St in Moscow, 7 PM. Admission by Donation.

 

Feb 21: Contra Dance with music by Potatohead and calling by Sandi Klingler, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Mar 21: Contra Dance with music by the River City Ramblers and calling by Nora Scott, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Apr 18: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band TBA and calling by somebody cool TBA, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

May 1: Contra Dance with music by Floating Crowbar and calling by Ray Polhemus, at a location TBA, 7:30 PM.

 

May 16: Contra Dance with music by Out of the Wood and calling by Mitchell Frey, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30

PM.

 

June 20: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band TBA and calling by somebody cool TBA, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30 PM.