Palouse Folklore Society


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August 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.

 

 

August 13th:Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by Potatohead with special guest Dan Maher, and calling by Gary Miller, at the at the old Blaine Schoolhouse. Potluck dinner 6:30, dancing at 7:30 PM.

 

We’ll be dancing to the ever-popular Potatohead. Freshly returned from they're summer travels, our local Irish music band will be refreshed and as lively as ever. 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. Joined by guest rhythm guitarist, Dan Maher, they’re one awesome dance band. Gary Miller will bring along his interesting collection of dances for his annual visit to 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.

 

Free dance lessons at 7:30, 8-10:30 Dance Admission: $6 for members, $8 for non-members and $5 for first time beginners

 

 

 

August 20:Saturday: House Concert featuring Glenn Kastrinos and Kjelsty Hanson in the Attic at 314 East 2nd Street in Moscow. 8PM. Admission by free will donation.

 

We’re very excited to welcome back to the Palouse, Glenn Kastrinos and Kjelsty Hanson. Glenn has been playing traditional music since the seventies and used to compete in Irish traditional music competitions (fleadh cheols) in New York City and Ireland. He won the fleadh cheol in New York on three occasions and competed favorably in Ireland three times despite his Greek name and heritage. He also studied guitar under Mike Christiansen at Utah State and has accompanied some of the outstanding traditional players in Philadelphia and Ireland. He draws from his experiences in Ireland, New Zealand and Sweden as well as the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina where they’ve most recently been living. We are in for a treat, with an evening of Celtic and world music and song!

 

 

 

August 27th:Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE and PIE EXTRAVAGANZA with music by the Floating Crowbar, and calling by Ray Polhemus, at the at the old Blaine Schoolhouse. Potluck dinner 6:30, dancing at 7:30 PM.

 

Believe me, there are few better combinations of band and caller than Ray Polhemus and the Floating Crowbar! Not only do we get to dance at the Blaine schoolhouse, but we get music by the amazing Irish music group from Spokane, the Floating Crowbar. Ray is by far one of the most experienced callers in the area, and one of the most fun to dance too. Its easy and delightful to get into the dancing groove with the fiddle playing of Morgan Anderson, Don Thomsen's tenor banjo and mandolin, the uilleann pipes, flute and whistle of James Hunter and the rhythm guitar of Rick Rubin. It doesn’t get much better than this. Until you figure in the annual 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. It’s the perfect way to end our summer of dancing at the blaine schoolhouse. Beginning in September we’ll be back in the 1912

Center.

 

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

 

 

 

 

Non-PFS events but kinda cool:

 

Greg and Caridwen Spatz will be playing at the Dahman Barn on Saturday August 6th at 7pm. Cost: $15.00. Tickets are for sale only at the door beginning at 6:15.  Hear Greg and Caridwen at www.reverbnation.com/mightysquirrel.   http://www.artisanbarn.org/

 

 

 

Extended Calendar:

 

August 13: Contra Dance with music by Potatohead with special guest, Dan Maher and calling by Gary Miller, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30 PM. Note this is a second Saturday !

 

August 20: House Concert featuring Glenn Kastrinos and Kjelsty Hanson in the Attic at 314 East 2nd St, 8 PM. Admission by donation.

 

August 27: Contra Dance and Pie Extravaganza with music by the Floating Crowbar and calling by Ray Polhemus, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30 PM. Note this is a fourth Saturday !

 

Sept 8: House Concert with the Woolly Breeches in the Attic at 314 East 2nd St, 7 PM. Admission by donation.

 

Sept 17: Contra Dance with music by Out of the Wood and calling by Nora Scott at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Sept 20: House Concert with Dorian Michael in the Attic at 314 East 2nd St, 7 PM. Admission by donation.

 

Oct 15: Contra Dance with music by Potatohead and calling by Sandi Klingler at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Oct 29: Halloween Contra Dance with music by the River City Ramblers and calling by somebody cool TBA at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Nov 19: Contra Dance with music by Under the Wire and calling by somebody cool TBA at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Dec 17: Contra Dance with music by Marsha Schoeffler band and calling by somebody cool TBA at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.