Palouse Folklore Society


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June 9th and 23rd -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 16th: Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by InTentCity 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.

 

InTentCity is one of the liveliest dance bands to come along in a while, and this will be their second trip to Moscow from their home in Sandpoint. InTentCity features Betsy Richards on fiddle, Graham Richards on guitar, Seth Richards on keyboards and bass and David Richards on percussion. This band is more than just a contra dance band. They bring all the fun family dynamics that come with years together of living, working, playing, dancing, traveling, eating, sleeping, joking, talking, walking, singing – you get the idea. And after all this time they still cannot think of a better way to spend their time together than playing and dancing in the contra dance community. During the summer they set up big canvas wall tents and live outside. Now you know why the name. A young, energetic band, and Nora Scott calling, sounds like fun to me! 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

 

 

Not a PFS event but kinda cool:

 

June 23rd: Lady of the Lake Dance Community Dance,  7 to 10 p.m, Admission $12, General, $10 Members/Students, Western Dance Center,  1901 N. Sullivan (Spokane Valley)  featuring California Band, Uncle Farmer and Vermont caller, Will Mentor

 

 

Extended Calendar:

 

June 16: Contra Dance with music by InTentCity and calling by Nora Scott, at the Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck 6:30, dance at 7:30 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: 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.