Palouse Folklore Society


Click for video of our February 2011 30th Anniversary dance

Another good contra dance video - click here

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May 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.

 

 

May 16th: Friday: House Concert with Kray Van Kirk, in the Attic at 314 East 2nd St, Moscow, 8PM. Admission by free will donation.

 

On Friday, May 16th, we’re very happy to be hosting singer songwriter and guitarist, Kray Van Kirk for an evening of acoustic music in the Attic. Inspired by seeing Chris Proctor play, he began playing coffee house shows in college, and busking on the streets of Munich, Germany during a year abroad. In 1989 he dropped out of graduate school in Berkeley to tour and play music full time, living out of a van for a number of years. He comes to us from his home in Alaska, and divides his time between Alaska and the road as best he can, between his day job as a fisheries biologist, being a single parent, and keeping the music going. You can download his music for free on his website krayvankirk.com, all of them are waiting there to waddle across the world to everyone. As ever, admission is by donation. The music will start in around 8 pm, so plan to come on out for this evening of delightful live acoustic music!

 

 

May 17th:Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by Out of the Wood, and calling by Mitchell Frey, at the 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, Kathy Bowman on fiddle and Larry Simmons on bass. Great contra dance tunes from wonderful people. And Mitchell Frey will bring his interesting catalog of dances to share with us. Should be a fun dance. 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 16: House Concert with Kray Van Kirk, in the Attic at 314 East 2nd St, Moscow, 8 PM. Admission by free will donation.

 

May 17: Contra Dance with music by Out of the wood and calling by Mitchell Frey, at the old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30, dancing at 7:30 PM.

 

June 1: Concert with the Mighty Squirrel in the 1912 Center, 7 PM. Tickets at the door.

 

June 21 : Contra Dance with music by Crooked Kilt and calling by somebody cool TBA, at the old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30, dancing at 7:30 PM.

 

June 22: House Concert with Poeina Suddarth and the Lucid Dreamers, in the Attic at 314 East 2nd St, Moscow, 7 PM. Admission by free will donation.

 

July 12 : Contra Dance with music by a groovy band TBA and calling by Joseph Erhard-Hudson, at the old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30, dancing at 7:30 PM. This is a second saturday.

 

Aug 16: Pie Extravaganza and Contra Dance with music by Potatohead and calling by Gary Miller, at the old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30, dancing at 7:30 PM.

 

Sept 20: Contra Dance with music by the Bridgewater Boys and calling by Nora Scott, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Oct 11: Contra Dance with music by the Out of the Wood and calling by Sandi Klingler, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM. This is a second saturday.

 

Oct 25: Halloween Contra Dance with music by Potatohead and calling by somebody cool TBA, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM. This is a fourth saturday.

 

Nov 15: Contra Dance with music by Out of the Wood and calling by Joseph Erhard-Hudson, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Dec 13: Contra Dance with music by Katzenjammers and calling by Sandi Klingler, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM. This is a second saturday.

 

Dec 31: New Years Eve Contra Dance with music by a groovy band TBA and calling by  somebody cool TBA, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Feb 11: House Concert with Sassafras Stomp, Adam Nordell and Johanna Davis, in the Attic at 314 East 2nd St, Moscow, 7 PM. Admission by free will donation.