Palouse Folklore Society


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January 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.

 

 

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

 

We have an excellent band to drive the dancing for the evening, 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 have a host of local callers for this dance, which means that our callers will get to dance as well. At the very least, we'll hear from Tim and Roberta, Michael Noel and Jonathon Hurd. And we'll see who else shows and wants to call a dance or two. It'll be a great evening of lively dancing and fun!

 

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:

 

January 18: Contra Dance with music by Under the Wire and calling by a host of local callers, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

February 15: Contra Dance with music by Potatohead and calling by Susan Dankovich, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

March 21: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by Seth Richards, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

April 18: Contra Dance with music by Paul Smith and Alex Roberts and calling by Nora Scott, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

May 1: Renaissance Contra Dance with music by Redwood City and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

May 16: Contra Dance with music by Crooked Kilt and calling by somebody cool, at the Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck at 6:30, dancing at 7:30 PM.

 

June 20: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling Nora Scott, at the Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck at 6:30, dancing at 7:30 PM.

 

July 11: House Concert with Kray Van Kirk in the Attic at 314 East 2nd Street, Moscow. 8 PM. Admission by donation.

 

July 18: Contra Dance with music by Paul Smith and Alex Roberts and calling by somebody cool, at the Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck 6:30, dancing at 7:30 PM.

 

August 15: Contra Dance with music by Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots and calling by Gary Miller, at the Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck 6:30, dancing at 7:30 PM.

 

September 19: Contra Dance with music by Redwood City and calling by Susan Dankovich, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

October 17: Contra Dance with music by the Acrasians and calling by Nora Scott, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

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

 

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

 

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