Palouse Folklore Society


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June 8th and 22nd -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.


June 15th: Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots and calling by Nora Scott, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse (Corner of Eid and Blaine Roads). Potluck dinner 6:30, dancing at 7:30 PM.

We're thrilled to have Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots return to play for us at the schoolhouse. With Arivd’s lively fiddle playing and backed up by David and Char Beach on guitar, bodhran and mandolin, with Shari holding down the low end on the bass, we're in for a real treat. We always have a rollicking good time with the band. Add to the mix the lovely dances that Spokane caller Nora Scott always brings with her, and we're in for one awesome dance. We'll see you there!

 

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

 

Some cool non-pfs events: Saturday, June 22nd, will be the Spokane Folklore Society's pre-Lady of the Lake dance featuring the truly awesome band, Force of Nature, which includes Ashley Broder and Jeff Spero from the Syncopaths (amazing mandolin and keyboards) with fiddler Audrey Knuth (whom we've danced to in Spokane playing with Larry Unger). These wonderful musicians paired up with caller Seth Tepfer will be a rare, delightful treat, for those of us who can't make it to lady of the lake dance camp for one reason or another. 7-10 pm. Western Dance Center 1901 Sullivan Rd, Spokane Valley.

 

 

 

Extended Calendar:


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 11: House Concert with fingerstyle guitarist, Dorian Michael, in the Attic at 314 East 2nd Street in Moscow, 8:00 PM. Admission by donation.

 

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 Nora Scott, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

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


October 12: Contra Dance with music by Paul Smith and Alex Roberts and calling by Nancy Staub, 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 Nancy Staub, 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.