Palouse Folklore Society


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November 11th and 25th -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.

 

 

 

November 18th: Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by Under the Wire and calling by Nora Scott, at the 1912 Center (Corner of 3rd St and Van Buren in Moscow). 7:30 PM.

 

Nora Scott is one of the area’s most experienced callers, and she’s wonderful with folks who are new to contra dancing, so this will be a great dance to bring friends along with you. And we have an excellent band to drive the dancing. 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 Captain 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!

 

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

 

 

 

Non PFS events that are very cool!

 

Nov 11 - 12: 22nd Annual Spokane Folklore Society Fall Folk Festival Spokane Community College, N 1810 Greene St. FREE

Two days of music and dance performances, workshops and evening contra dances. The Spokane Folklore Society's 22nd annual Fall Folk Festival will take place this year on November 11th and 12th, beginning at 11 am on both days. The Event & Parking are FREE!.

Spokane Community College, The Lair,  N 1810 Greene St. Be sure to look for performances by Dan Maher, Paul Ely Smith, John and Robin Elwood, Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots, Sesitshaya Marimba, Howling Gaels, Floating Crowbar with the Haran Irish Dancers. More information, directions and a schedule of performances can be found at spokanefolkfestival.org.

 

 

Extended Calendar:

 

Nov 18: Contra Dance with music by Under the Wire and calling by Nora Scott at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Dec 16: Contra Dance with music by Under the Wire and calling by a medley of local callers at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

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 a groovy band 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.