Palouse Folklore Society


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August 2nd:Sunday: House Concert featuring the Kurva Choir in the attic at 314 East 2nd St in Moscow, 7 PM. Admission by Donation.

 

Kurva Choir is an intimate, improvisational chamber orchestra and features the artistry of CJ Boyd on bass, and two cellos. This experimental chamber orchestra approaches music with an ethos of minimalist, intimate, sonic simplicity. Listening for spaces between notes, they establish an egalitarian improvisational love of the whole sound rather than mere individuals. At the crossroads between sensual honesty and a meditative restraint, these intuitive strings find themselves in the dreams you've yet to have. Though each recording and each tour tend to vary in the particular constellation of players, the group's dedication to exploring closeness through sounds and a strong ethic of spontaneous collective creativity are constant. The group grew out of the open-ended improvisational project Kirtan Choir (formerly The C.J. Boyd Sextet). These many names are shifting identities serving one collective ideal. To feel a connection with fellow performers, listeners, travelers deeper and more radical than improvisation. The twisting, turning twinning of bows and bass are a balm to any fractured psyche. Be sure to join us for this interesting and inspiring evening of music.

 

 


August 8th and 22nd -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.

 

 

 

August 15th:Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE AND PIE EXTRAVAGANZA with music by Potatohead with calling by Gary Miller, at the old Blaine Schoolhouse. Potluck dinner 6:30, dance instructions at 7:30 and dancing at 8 PM.

 

There are times when things converge in time and space and wonderful things happen. We have a contra dance with the ever-popular Potatohead playing. Freshly returned from they're summer travels, our local irish music band will be refreshed and as lively as ever. Gary Miller will bring along his interesting collection of dances for his annual visit to the Palouse. The august dance will also be our last dance of the summer season at the Blaine Schoolhouse. One last chance to enjoy the lovely atmosphere and camaraderie of dancing out in the country. This dance will also be the occasion of the fourth annual PFS Pie Extravaganza! Its that time of summer when fruits are ripening; berries, cherries and apples and peaches, oh my. So, since you’re coming to the dance anyways, bake up a pie and come on

out to the schoolhouse and share your favorite, and sample everyone else’s favorite pie recipes. Even if you’re not a pie baker, pie eaters are a

necessity. Swap recipes and share secrets about creating that perfect pie. You’ll enjoy the treats and the great 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

 

 

 

Not a PFS event but kinda cool:

 

Sunday, August 9th – Concerts at the Cordelia Church with Jon and Rand. Rand Walker and Jon Anderson will perform classic and great music of the past 40 years. The concert will start at 2:00 pm.

 

 

 

Extended Calendar:

 

Aug 2: House Concert featuring the Kurva Choir in the attic at 314 East 2nd St in Moscow, 7 PM. Admission by Donation.

 

August 15: 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.

 

Sept 19: Contra Dance with music by Northern Shores and calling by somebody cool TBA at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Oct 17: Contra Dance with music by the River city Ramblers and calling by somebody cool TBA at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Oct 31: Halloween Contra Dance dance with music by Out of the Wood and calling by Nora Scott at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Nov 21: Contra Dance with music by Potatohead and calling by somebody cool TBA at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Dec 12: Contra Dance with music by Out of the Wood and calling by somebody cool TBA at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM. Note this is a second Saturday!