Palouse Folklore Society


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May 14th and 28th -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.

 

 

May 21st:Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by Out of the Wood, and calling by somebody cool, at the old Blaine Schoolhouse. Potluck dinner 6:30, dancing at 7:30 PM.

 

We're excitedly looking forward to our first dance at the Blaine Schoolhouse, that lovely old one room school building out in the countryside. And we have one of our favorite bands to start off our summer season, Out of the Wood with Vickie Marron on keyboards, Pat Marron on mandolin and fiddle and banjo and Kathy Bowman on fiddle. Great contra dance tunes from wonderful people. I'm not sure who the caller will be as yet, but you know that the dancing will be great fun regardless. We'll start off with a little potluck meal together around 6:30. And a little clean up before that if you can join us a little early.

 

You can find a map to the schoolhouse at our website, palousefolk.org, or in one of our newsletters in the bin on the Moscow Coop bulletin board.

 

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:

 

May 21: Contra Dance with music by Out of the Wood and calling by somebody cool TBA at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30 PM.

 

June 11: Contra Dance with music by the Floating Crowbar and calling by Ray Polhemus at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30 PM. Note this is a second Saturday!

 

June 25: Contra Dance with music by Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots and calling by Morna Leonard at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30 PM. Note this is a fourth Saturday!

 

July 9: Contra Dance with music by Under the Wire and calling by somebody cool TBA, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30 PM. Note this is a second Saturday!

 

July 23: Contra Dance with music by a Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots and calling by somebody cool TBA, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30 PM. Note this is a fourth Saturday!

 

August 13: Contra Dance with music by Potatohead and calling by Gary Miller, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30 PM. Note this is a second Saturday!

 

August 27: Contra Dance with music by the Floating Crowbar and calling by somebody cool TBA, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30 PM. Note this is a fourth Saturday!

 

Sept 17: Contra Dance with music by Out of the Wood and calling by Nora Scott at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Sept 20: House Concert with Dorian Michael in the Attic at 314 East 2nd St, 7 PM.

 

Oct 15: Contra Dance with music by Potatohead and calling by Sandi Klingler at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Oct 29: Halloween Contra Dance dance with music by the River City Ramblers and calling by somebody cool TBA at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM..

 

Nov 19: Contra Dance with music by Under the Wire and calling by somebody cool TBA at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Dec 17: Contra Dance with music by Marsha Schoeffler band and calling by somebody cool TBA at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.