Palouse Folklore Society


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January 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.

 

 

January 20th: Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by Potatohead and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center (Corner of 3rd St and Van

Buren in Moscow). 7:30 PM.

 

We’ll be dancing to the ever popular Potatohead. Its been too long since our favorite local irish music band has played for one of our dances. This will be the perfect way to warm up our mid-winter, and forget the beginning of the semester. With John Watkinson and Lisa O’Leary on whistles and hammered dulcimer, respectively, Paul Smith’s wonderful fiddle playing, and Dave Roon on flute and bouzouki, we’re in for a good time. I don’t have any idea at this moment who will be calling, but its sure to be a lively dance regardless. We’ll see you there!

 

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 new dancers get in for $5

 

 

Extended Calendar:

 

Jan 20: Contra Dance with music by Potatohead and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

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

 

Mar 17: Contra Dance with music by Red Herring and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Apr 21: Contra Dance with music by a Paul Smith and Alex Roberts and calling by Nora Scott, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

May 4: Renaissance Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

May 4: Renaissance Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

May 19: Contra Dance with music by Under the WIre and calling by somebody cool, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck 6:00 PM, dancing 7:30 PM.

 

June 16: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by Nora Scott, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck 6:00 PM, dancing 7:30 PM.

 

July 21: Contra Dance with music by Paul Smith and Alex Roberts and calling by somebody cool, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck 6:00 PM, dancing 7:30 PM.

 

August 18: Contra Dance and Pie Extravaganza with music by Floating Crowbar and calling by Ray Polhemus, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck 6:00 PM, dancing 7:30 PM.

 

September 15: Contra Dance with music by the River City Ramblers and calling by Nora Scott, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

October 13: Contra Dance with music by a Under the Wire and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM. Note this is a second Saturday!

 

October 27: Halloween Contra Dance with music by the Acrasians and calling by Pat Blatter, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM. Note this is a fourth Saturday!

 

November 17: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

December 15: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.