Palouse Folklore Society


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July 9th and 23rd -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 9th:Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by Under the Wire, and calling by Joseph Erhard-Hudson, at the at the old Blaine Schoolhouse. Potluck dinner 6:30, dancing at 7:30 PM.

 

This is a wonderful band and caller combination. Joseph is one of our most favorite callers. He’s a lot of fun. And so is the band. Under the Wire is made up of John McInturff on fiddle -- 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 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. 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

 

 

 

July 23rd:Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots, and calling by Nancy Staub, at the at the old Blaine

Schoolhouse. Potluck dinner 6:30, dancing at 7:30 PM.

 

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 we're in for a real treat. Add to the mix the lively dances by Spokane caller, Nancy Staub, and we're in for one awesome dance. We'll see you there!

 

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

 

 

 

Non-PFS events but kinda cool:

 

Free concerts at the Cordelia Church. This month is: Sunday, July 10 – Kitchen Jam. Kitchen Jam (Chris Peterson and friends) will perform bluegrass and folk music at our Annual Picnic. The concert will be outside.

 

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.

 

Palouse Music Festival, Saturday, July 30, 2016, 11am to 8pm. Palouse City Park, 490 W Main St, Palouse, WA.

Nine hours of live music, in a beautiful shady park, only $10 for adults! Ages 6-16 $5 and Kids under 5 FREE! Info: 509-878-1701/509-595-1650

 

 

 

Extended Calendar:

 

July 9: Contra Dance with music by Under the Wire and calling by Joseph Erhard-Hudson, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30 PM. Note this is a second Saturday!

 

July 23: Contra Dance with music by a Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots and calling by Nancy Staub, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30 PM. Note this is a fourth Saturday!

 

August 13: 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. Note this is a second Saturday!

 

August 20: House Concert featuring Glenn Kastrinos in the Attic at 314 East 2nd St, 8 PM.

 

August 27: Contra Dance and Pie Extravaganza with music by the Floating Crowbar and calling by Ray Polhemus, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30 PM. Note this is a fourth Saturday!

 

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

 

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.

 

Oct 15: Contra Dance with music by Potatohead and calling by Sandi Klingler at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Oct 29: Halloween Contra Dance dance with music by the River City Ramblers and calling by somebody cool TBA at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

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

 

Dec 17: Contra Dance with music by Marsha Schoeffler band and calling by somebody cool TBA at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.