Palouse Folklore Society


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September 8:Thursday: Old timey fiddle workshop taught by Brit Keeton of the Woolly Breeches, in the Attic at 314 East 2nd Street in Moscow. 4PM. Admission by free will donation.

 

Brit Keeton will also be offering a fiddle workshop during the afternoon prior to the concert. Tunes will be taught by ear, and the workshop will focus on bowing, ornamentation, and the stories that travel with the tunes. Also open to mandolinist and other like-minded musicians. We’ll gather at 4PM in the Attic.

 

 

 

September 8:Thursday: House Concert featuring the Woolly Breeches in the Attic at 314 East 2nd Street in Moscow. 7PM. Admission by free will donation.

 

The Bellingham duo, the Woolly Breeches, play and sing a wide array of traditional sounds that will take you on an emotional journey, from the dark heartbreak of Appalachian ballads, to rip-roaring fiddle tunes, to country classics that'll have you swooning over your sweetie and cursing lost love. Brit and McKain weave a blend of Old-Time sensibility, chilling vocal harmonies, and an endearing sense of humor that is all their own. This concert will be great fun. Also check out the fiddle workshop that Brit Keeton is offering!

 

September 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.

 

 

September 17th:Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by Out of the Wood and calling by Nora Scott, at the 1912 Center (Corner of 3rd St and Van Buren in Moscow). 7:30 PM.

 

We’re back at the 1912 Center for the fall and winter dances. The floors are freshly refinished. And we have one of our favorite bands to start off the season, Out of the Wood with Vickie Marron on keyboards, Pat Marron on mandolin and fiddle and banjo, Kathy Bowman on fiddle, and perhaps Seth on bass. Great contra dance tunes from wonderful people. And Nora Scott from Spokane will be calling. This is a wonderful combination of band and caller. There’ll be some lively 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

 

 

 

September 20:Thursday: House Concert featuring Dorian Michael in the Attic at 314 East 2nd Street in Moscow. 7PM. Admission by free will donation.

 

It’s been quite a few years since Dorian has played in this area, traveling from his home is southern California. Dorian started playing guitar as a seven-year old, and has been a working guitarist for four decades.  In that time has played plenty of blues and folk, jazz and rock and roll. At some point along the way he started playing a few solo fingerstyle instrumentals. He calls his solo music contemporary traditional”; original music that reflects his interest in a number of styles of music. Says Dorian, “Some music makes you feel, some makes you think and some music is just for the fun of it. I try to get to all those places in the space of a performance.”  Fingerstyle guitar and a whole lot of blues! You won’t want to miss this show!!

 

 

 

Extended Calendar:

 

Sept 8: Old timey fiddle workshop taught by Brit Keeton of the Woolly Breeches in the Attic at 314 East 2nd St, 4 PM. Admission by donation.

 

Sept 8: House Concert with the Woolly Breeches in the Attic at 314 East 2nd St, 7 PM. Admission by donation.

 

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. Admission by donation.

 

Oct 15: Contra Dance with music by Potatohead and calling by Joseph Erhard-Hudson at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Oct 29: Halloween Contra Dance with music by the River City Ramblers and calling by Nancy Staub at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

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

 

Dec 17: Contra Dance with music by Marsha Schoeffler