Palouse Folklore Society


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July 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.

 

July 11th:Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by Northern Shores with calling by Karen Wilson-Bell, at the old Blaine Schoolhouse. Potluck dinner 6:30, dance instructions at 7:30 and dancing at 8 PM. Note that this is a second Saturday!

 

Its officially summer, and we're looking forward to this upcoming dance with Northern Shores and Karen Wilson-Bell. We heard three fourths of this band last month, and they were awesome. Just picture to yourselves how extra awesome they'll be with the full band. Northern Shores features Dave and Char Beach providing the rhythm sharing the guitar, along with playing mandolin and bodhran, respectively, Melody Draves on flute and Foy with his wonderful, driving fiddle playing. Karen will bring her catalog of interesting dances, and we'll ahve a great time out under the stars at our favorite old one room schoolhouse in the countryside. As always, we'll start off with a little potluck meal together around 6:30.

 

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

 

 

 

July 25th:Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by Under the Wire and calling by Susan Dankovich, at the old Blaine Schoolhouse. Potluck dinner 6:30, dance instructions at 7:30 and dancing at 8 PM. Note that this is a fourth Saturday!

 

We have an exciting group of people coming together for this dance. Susan Dankovich is one of the areas most experienced callers and dance teachers. She frequently calls contra dances in spokane, as well as organizing and leading regular monthly family dances and the Silver Spurs children’s dance group. 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 is 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 rhythm 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!

 

 

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

 

 

Not a PFS event but kinda cool:

 

Sunday, July 12 – Concerts at the Cordelia Church: Delta G Bottleneck Blues. Delta G Bottleneck Blues (Marty Ytreberg) will perform Delta and Piedmont blues on slide guitar with vocals The salad and dessert potluck picnic will start at 1:00 pm, and the concert at 2:00 pm.  Bring something to share.  We will provide beverages, cups, plates and utensils. Come for lunch, or just come for the music. 

 

 

 

Extended Calendar:


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 Potatohead and calling by Gary Miller, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30 PM.

 

Sept 19: Contra Dance with music by Northern Shores and calling by somebody cool TBA at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Oct 17: Contra Dance with music by the River city Ramblers and calling by somebody cool TBA at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Oct 31: Halloween Contra Dance dance with music by Out of the Wood and calling by Nora Scott at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Nov 21: Contra Dance with music by Potatohead and calling by somebody cool TBA at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Dec 12: Contra Dance with music by Out of the Wood and calling by somebody cool TBA at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM. Note this is a second Saturday !.