Palouse Folklore Society


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February 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.

 

 

 

February 16th: Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by Under the Wire and calling by Joseph Erhard-Hudson, at the 1912 Center (Corner of 3rd St and Van Buren in Moscow). 7:30 PM.

 

Wow, same great caller and same great band as at the last dance! We had wonderful fun at the january dance, dancers, caller and band included. 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. Joseph will be calling this dance, so you know that it will be great fun! Great music and lively dances to keep your feet moving!

 

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. Children are always FREE

 

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:

 

Feb 16: Contra Dance with music by Under the Wire and calling by Joseph Erhard-Hudson, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Mar 16: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

April 7: House Concert with songwriter and singer, Karin Blaine, in the Attic at 314 East 2nd Street in Moscow, 7:30 PM.

 

April 20: Contra Dance with music by Under the Wire and calling by Nora Scott, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

May 3: Renaissance Contra Dance with music by Wild Sage and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

May 18: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck 6:30, dancing 7:30 PM.

 

June 15: Contra Dance with music by Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots and calling by Nora Scott, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck 6:30, dancing 7:30 PM.

 

July 20: Contra Dance with music by Paul Smith and Alex Roberts and calling by Erik Weberg, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck 6:30, dancing 7:30 PM.

 

August 17: Contra Dance and Pie Extravaganza with music by Under the Wire and calling by Gary Miller, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck 6:30, dancing 7:30 PM.

 

September 21: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

October 8: Concert with songwriter and singer, Bill Staines, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

October 19: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

October 26: Halloween Contra Dance with music by The Acrasians and calling by Pat Blatter, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

November 16: Contra Dance with music by Red Herring and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

December 21: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.