Palouse Folklore Society


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December 10th and 24th -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.

 

 

December 17th: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.

 

Same awesome band as last month, Under the Wire, plus a round robin of local callers. They'll all be sharing some of their favorite dances. 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 his 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 Captian 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 see you there for a wonderful evening of contra dancing! And I heard Tim mention at the last dance that we're reviving the break time dessert potluck! So bring along one of your favorite desserts to share, and sample everyone else’s favorites!

 

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.

 

Free dance lessons at 7:30, 8-10:30 Dance Admission: $6 for members, $8 for non-members and $5 for first time beginners

 

 

 

Non PFS events that you might find interesting:

 

The next contra dance at the Twin City Square and Round Dance Center will be Friday, December 2nd. You can go to lc-contra.com for info and directions.

 

Contradance Family Fun in the LC Valley!

 

Couples, singles and families all welcome.

Never contra’d? No problem!

Beginner lessons from 7:00-7:30

followed by dance from 7:30-9:00

 

Jeremy Eilers will be calling to lively fiddle tunes played by Under the Wire at the Twin City Square and Round Dance Center 2130 5th Avenue in the Clarkston Heights

 

 

Extended Calendar:

 

Dec 17: Contra Dance with music by Under the Wire and calling by a host of awesome local callers at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Jan 21: Contra Dance with music by the Browns Mountain Boys and calling by somebody cool TBA at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Feb 18: Contra Dance with music by Under the Wire and calling by somebody cool TBA at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Mar 18: Contra Dance with music by the River City Ramblers and calling by Nora Scott at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Apr 15: Contra Dance with music by The Acrasians and calling by Pat Blatter at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

May 5: Renaissance Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool TBA at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

May 20: Contra Dance with music by Out of the Wood and calling by somebody cool TBA at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, 7:30 PM.

 

June 10: Contra Dance with music by Out of the Wood and calling by Nora Scott at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, 7:30 PM.