Palouse Folklore Society


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December 11th: Thursday : House Concert featuring Bigger Boat in the attic at 314 East 2nd St in Moscow, 7 PM. Admission by Donation.

 

The a cappella quartet, Bigger Boat, will delight us with traditional English, Scottish and Nova Scotian shanties and sea songs. This group features the talents of Dylan Champagne, Rob Ely, Benjamin James, and Rochelle Smith. We’re in for a treat. So warm up your vocal chords, I’m sure that there will be some audience participation! We'll get started around 7, and as always, admission is by free will donation.

 

December 13th and 27th -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.

 

 

December 13th: Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by Under the Wire and calling by Sandi Klingler, at the 1912 Center (Corner of 3rd St

and Van Buren in Moscow). 7:30 PM

 

We have an exciting group of people coming together for this dance. Sandi Klingler is one of our favorite dancers and a pretty good caller too. 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 and concertina 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!

 

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

 

 

December 31st: Wednesday: New Years Eve Potluck Dinner and Contra Dance Extravaganza with music by the Barefoot Solstice Trio and calling by

Joseph Erhard-Hudson, at the 1912 Center, Dinner 7 PM, Dancing 9 - Midnight! And its FREE !

 

Plan to join us on New Years Eve for an evening of fun, socializing and contra dancing. And thanks to a most kindly benefactor, the evening is admission FREE. So bring all your friends and neighbors. We'll start by sharing a potluck dinner together in the 1912 Center around 7 pm. The food and the community in previous years has been wonderful, and this year promises to follow in kind. Feel free to bring your favorite holiday recipes to share. Then around 8 pm we'll clear the tables away, a quick sweep of the floor and prepare to dance in the new year. There will be the usual brief period of dance instruction for newer dancers around 8:30. Then we'll dance from 9 to midnight! The dancing and the lively, eclectic mix of tunes from Moscow's own, Barefoot Solstice Trio will surely keep us all awake to see in the new year. This Barefoot trio features the multi-dimensional talents of Roberta Radavich on concertina and banjo, Maria Marx with her lovely melodic fiddle playing and David Christian on guitar and bouzouki. The band will provide the foot tapping mixture of dance music to accompany Joseph Erhard-Hudson’s delightful and intriguing collection of dances. As ever, we could use some help with setting up tables and chairs and perhaps some decorations etc beforehand, lets say starting around 6:15. We’d welcome your presence and your assistance. We hope you'll all join us for this evening of pleasure and community. What better way to bring in the new year!

 

 

Extended Calendar:

 

Dec 11: House Concert featuring Bigger Boat in the attic at 314 East 2nd St in Moscow, 7 PM. Admission by Donation.

 

Dec 13: Contra Dance with music by Under the Wire and calling by Sandi Klingler, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Dec 31: New Years Eve Potluck Dinner and Contra Dance with music by the Barefoot Solstice Trio and calling by Joseph Erhard-Hudson, at the 1912 Center, Dinner 7 PM, Dancing 9 - Midnight! And its FREE !

 

Jan 17: Contra Dance with music by Under the Wire and calling by somebody cool TBA, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Feb 11: House Concert featuring Adam Nordell and Johanna Davis in the attic at 314 East 2nd St in Moscow, 7 PM. Admission by Donation.

 

Feb 21: Contra Dance with music by Potatohead and calling by Sandi Klingler, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

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 a groovy band TBA and calling by somebody cool TBA, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

May 1: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band TBA and calling by Ray Polhemus ?, at a location TBA, 7:30 PM.

 

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.