Palouse Folklore Society


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March 7th: Saturday: House Concert with the a capella group Bigger Boat in the Attic at 314 East 2nd Street, Moscow. 7:30 PM. Admission by donation.  We're thrilled to have Bigger Boat scheduled to sing for us on Saturday, march 7th at 7:30 PM. We’re in for a lovely evening of a capella music. Bigger Boat is a four-person group that performs shanties and songs of the sea, featuring the talents of Dylan Champagne, Rob Ely, Ben James, and Rochelle Smith. They've been singing together since 2013 and have performed at the Seattle Folklife Festival and the Spokane Folk Festival, as well as at local venues and events from the Rendezvous in the Park to the One World Café and the Moscow Farmers Market. Their very first concert was held at the Attic! They simply love singing together, and you'll have a lovely time listening!

 

March 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.

 

March 21st: Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by Under the Wire and calling by Seth Richards, at the 1912 Center (Corner of 3rd St and Van Buren in Moscow). 7:30 PM.

 

I think that this is the first dance that Seth Richards has called for us down here. You're all familiar with his playing keyboards and bass in the groups InTentCity and Red Herring. Needless to say, we're thrilled to have him come down and call for us. And we have one of our favorite bands to provide the music for the evening, Under the Wire. This awesome band 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; 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. The band will likely be missing Greg Hodapp again at this dance. And how they do miss him. Jobs are a bummer, as we can all concur. Anyhow, its almost spring, and we'll be 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. 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:

 

March 7: House Concert with the a capella group Bigger Boat in the Attic at 314 East 2nd Street, Moscow. 7:30 PM. Admission by donation.

 

March 21: Contra Dance with music by Under the Wire 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 and Pie Extravaganza 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.