Palouse Folklore Society


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July 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.

 

 

 

July 8th: Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by In-Tent-City and calling by Morna Leonard, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse (Corner of Eid and Blaine Roads). Potluck dinner 6:30, instructions around 7:00, dancing at 7:30 PM.

 

InTentCity is a relatively new band, and this will be their first trip to Moscow from their home in Sandpoint. InTentCity features Betsy Richards on fiddle, Graham Richards on guitar and fiddle, Seth Richards on 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 our time together than playing and dancing in the contra dance community. During the summer we set up our big canvas wall tents and live outside. Now you know why the name. Morna will bring her fun and funky dances from Montana, and hopefully, drag along a few Montana dancers to join us. It all sounds like great fun to me!

 

We'll start off with a little potluck meal together around 6:30.

 

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 7:00 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 new dancers get in for FREE

 

 

July 22nd: Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots and calling by Joe Michaels, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse (Corner of Eid and Blaine Roads). Potluck dinner 6:30, instructions around 7:00, 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 we're in for a real treat. We always have a rollicking good time with the band. Add to the mix the interesting dances that Joe Michaels carries with him all the way from Seattle, and we're in for one awesome dance. This will be Joe’s first time calling for us here in Moscow, so you’ll definitely want to come and get in on the fun. 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 7:00 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 new dancers get in for FREE

 

 

 

Non PFS events that are very cool!

 

There’s a new monthly song circle that's formed in town, the monthly Moscow Song Circle. It will be at One World Cafe on the third Thursday of each month, from 7-9pm.  Everyone is invited to sing folk songs and shanties with us!

 

July 29: Saturday: Palouse Music Festival in the Palouse City Park beginning at 11 am.

 

 

 

Extended Calendar:

 

July 8: Contra Dance with music by In-Tent-City and calling by Morna Leonard at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck 6:30, dancing 7:30 PM.

 

July 22: Contra Dance with music by Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots and calling by Joe Michaels at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck 6:30, dancing 7:30 PM.

 

Aug 12: Contra Dance with music by Crooked Kilt and calling by Gary Miller the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck 6:30, dancing 7:30 PM.

 

Aug 26: Contra Dance with music by Floating Crowbar and calling by Ray Polhemus at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck 6:30, dancing 7:30 PM.