Palouse Folklore Society


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July 14th and 28th -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 21st: Saturday: FAMILY DANCE at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse (Corner of Eid and Blaine Roads). Dance at 5:00 PM potluck at 6:30 PM.

 

Try simple folk dances involving your circle of relatives, at a Family Dance and potluck hosted by the Palouse Folklore Society at the Blaine Schoolhouse, Saturday July 21st at 5:00 pm, followed by a potluck picnic at 6:30 pm. Its free, family fun: "More fun than Disneyland, Daddy!" according to one 6 year old dancer last summer!

 

For directions, look for a map to the Blaine Schoolhouse at the Palouse Folklore Society website, palousefolk.org; in a PFS newsletter found on the Moscow Food Coop bulletin board, or call 882-0273 for more information.

 

Easy circle, line, contra and folk dances will be taught by Tim Daulton. There will be live music by some cool folks. All ages are welcome from babies to grandparents! We encourage kids learning with adults, in a variety of folk and line dances. No experience or partner is necessary.

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The only rules are to have a good time and bring your smile.

 

Folks attending the family dance are welcome to stick around for the contra dance that evening, starting at 7:30pm, after the potluck, with calling Nancy Staub and music by Paul Smith and Alex Roberts.

 

 


July 21st: Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by Paul Smith and Alex Roberts and calling by Nancy Staub, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse (Corner of Eid and Blaine Roads). Potluck dinner 6:30, dancing at 7:30 PM.

Some times the best music is made when it’s kept simple, like dancing to just fiddle and guitar. Paul Smith is familiar to all of you from his work over many years with the local Irish music band, Potatohead and his groovy gourd banjo album, which he released about a year ago. With Alex Roberts providing back up on guitar we're in for a lively evening of music and dancing! And, of course, we're thrilled to have Nancy Staub returning to call for us. Summer on the Palouse!

 

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. 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


 

Not a PFS event but kinda cool:

 

Palouse Music Festival: Hayton Green Park in Palouse, Saturday July 28th from 11 to 8.

 

Latah Historical Society Ice Cream Social:, McConnell Mansion, corner of 2nd and Adams in Moscow, Sunday July 29th from 1 to 4pm, with music by Henry C and the Willards.

 

Scenic 6 Fiddle Show: Potlatch High School, Saturday August 4th, 6pm.

 

 

 

Extended Calendar:


July 21: Family Dance with music by some cool folks and calling by Tim Daulton, at the Blaine Schoolhouse, dance at 5:00, potluck 6:30 PM.


July 21: Contra Dance with music by Paul Smith & Alex Roberts and calling by Nancy Staub, at the Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck 6:30, dance at 7:30 PM.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Oct 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!

 

Nov 17: Contra Dance with music by Crooked Kilt and calling by Nancy Staub, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

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