Palouse Folklore Society


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April 11th and 25th -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.

 

 

April 18th: Saturday: Aspiring Caller's classes: Round 2

 

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

 

Joseph Erhard-Hudson, one of our area's liveliest and most experienced callers will conduct a workshop on calling basics on Saturday, April 18th 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.

 

 

April 18th: Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots and calling by Joseph Erhard-Hudson, 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 Joseph Erhard-Hudson, 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

 

 

Apr 25: House Concert featuring Thomas Peterson in the attic at 314 East 2nd St in Moscow, 8 PM. Admission by Donation.

 

Thomas's music varies in genre, although it mostly falls into the contemporary folk music arena. He has been a singer songwriter since the early 1970's and continues to this day. Thomas is principally a guitar player, though he can also be found occasionally playing the mandolin or the piano. A long time listener to music of most types, he allows the mind to take on ideas, and those ideas seem to come more out of the universe than from the self. The idea for a piece of music flows in, becoming something that was previously not in existence. So it goes with Thomas's music. Join us for this evening of wonderful acoustic music in the lovely Attic!

 

 

 

Extended Calendar:

 

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.

 

Apr 25: House Concert featuring Thomas Peterson in the attic at 314 East 2nd St in Moscow, 8 PM. Admission by Donation.

 

May 1: Contra Dance with music by Floating Crowbar and calling by Ray Polhemus, at the Unitarian Church in Moscow, 7:30 PM.

 

May 2 & 3: 42nd Annual Moscow Renaissance Fair, East City Park from 10 to dusk.

 

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 Shore 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.