Palouse Folklore Society


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March 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.

 

 

March 21st: Saturday: Aspiring Caller's classes:

Here's your chance to learn how to call contra dances, and help out the folklore society at the same time!

Nora Scott, one of our area's most experienced callers will conduct a workshop on calling basics on Saturday, March 21st before our dance on that date. We'll meet from 4 to 5:30PM, probably in our attic studio at 314 East 2nd St near the public library, to practice calling. Anyone who desires can call a dance or assist at calling a dance in that evening's dance. No experience necessary. It's tons of fun!! 

In June we're planning a dance with a tag team of local callers. We'll have a couple more workshops between now and then so you'll have a chance to call your favorite dance. 

Please Email or call us to let us know how many people to expect, as there will be written materials to help you out. If you reply to this message it will reach us, or call Tim or Roberta at 208-882-0273. Feel free to contact us with any questions. 

 

March 21st: Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by the River City Ramblers and calling by Nora Scott, at the 1912 Center (Corner of 3rd St and Van Buren in Moscow). 7:30 PM

 

The River City Ramblers have a been a mainstay at contra dances on the Palouse for many a year. That's because they're simply wonderful. This Spokane old-time string band features fiddler Judy Lungren, Bill Siems on mandolin, Dawn Holladay on guitar and Michael Gifford holding down the low end on bass. Lively dance music for contras is guaranteed. Nora Scott is likewise, one the most experienced dance callers in the area. Look above for information on the callers workshop that she be conducting on that same day. The last dance was great fun, and this one should be as well. 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:

 

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 Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots and calling by Joseph Erhard-Hudson, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

May 1: Contra Dance with music by Floating Crowbar and calling by Ray Polhemus, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse, 420 East 2nd Street in Moscow. Just one block north of the 1912 building. 7:30 PM. Note that this is not the usual location.

 

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.

 

July 11: Contra Dance with music by Northern Shores and calling by Karen Wilson-Bell, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30 and dancing at

7:30 PM. Note this is a second Saturday!

 

July 25: Contra Dance with music by Under the Wire and calling by Susan Dankovich, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30 and

dancing at 7:30 PM. Note this is a fourth Saturday!

 

August 15: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band TBA and calling by Gary Miller, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30 and dancing at

7:30 PM.