Palouse Folklore Society
This month has a full offering With two dances and Two concerts.
The first dance is this very **FRIDAY!!**, (yup, not saturday) as many
folks will be in from out of town for the Renaissance fair this
weekend. Thanks to Latah County Arts and Culture Committee, this will
be a free dance!
Here are the particulars, and the extended calendar as well.
May 3rd:FRIDAY!!- A special Free Pre-Renaissance Fair dance.
COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by the River City Ramblers, and
calling by Susan Dankovich, at the Unitarian Church, 420 East 2nd St
in Moscow, 7:30 PM. Note the change of location. PFS will have a dance
to celebrate the return of spring, Beltane, May Day, whatever you feel
like celebrating. Music will be provided by the wonderful spokane
band, the River City Ramblers. And Susan Dankovich will be back to
share some of the cool dances that she knows. Note that this dance
will once again be held in the Unitarian Church, just around the
corner from our usual dance location at the 1912 Center. Also note
that this dance has free admission for everyone. The Latah County Arts
and Culture Committee provided full funding for this event. We're very
grateful to the Latah County Arts and Culture commission and their
generous grant which enables us to offer this dance to folks
throughout our community for free. So bring all your friends and
neighbors and family members along to join us for all the fun!
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 8-11 Dance Admission: FREE for everyone
May 18th:Saturday: COMMUNITY CONTRA DANCE with music by Floating
Crowbar, and calling by Joseph Erhard-Hudson, at the Old Blaine
Schoolhouse (corner of Eid Road and Blaine, map available on the
website, palousefolk.org) We'll kick off our summer dances at the
schoolhouse in grand style on May 18th with the stellar celtic group,
Floating Crowbar, and calling by one of our favorite callers, Joseph
Erhard-Hudson. Don't forget that we'll gather at 6:30 before the dance
to share a potluck meal together. And think about dessert too! We'll
spend the evening dancing out under the stars! 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. Potluck
dinner at 6:30 Free dance lessons at 7:30 8-11 Dance Admission: $6 for
members, $8 for non-members & $5 for first time beginners
Concerts in the Attic:
May 9th - Thursday TR Ritchie in Concert, Thursday May 9th, in the
attic at 314 East 2nd St in Moscow. 7:30 PM. Admission by free-will
donation. Armed with an acoustic guitar, a keen eye for observation
and an ear for language, TR Ritchie plies his trade. Spontaneous,
engaging and spirited, he serves up his music with technical grace
while unwinding the narrative of his life. No bells or whistles here -
what you see is what you get: first-rate songs, written with a poet's
love of language and a storyteller's turn of phrase and performed with
unapologetic enthusiasm. Simply, his music resonates deeply. trritchie.com
May 16th - Thursday Tea & Eye in Concert, Thursday May 16th, in the
attic at 314 East 2nd St in Moscow, 7 PM. Admission by free-will
donation. Tea & Eye is a musical collaboration with Trevor Miller and
Tom Peterson. They're musicians that came together for the strict
purpose of presenting their original music. The music covers a rather
broad span in musical genre, though well grounded or otherwise set in
contemporary folk traditions. Tea & Eys's music features Mandolin,
Octave Mandolin, Acoustic 6 and 12 stringed guitars, surrounding
strong lyrical content, to paint vivid pictures or other simple
sketches into your imagination. It is all about the art, creativity
and fun of being directly involved with music, on a first hand basis.
May 11th and ??
-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. Since the May 25th slow jam date
falls over the memorial day weekend, or more relevantly, over the
seattle folklife festival weekend, there may be no slow jam that date.
We'll talk about it as the time approaches.
May 3: Special Spring Contra Dance with music by the River City
Ramblers and calling by Susan Dankovich, at the Unitarian Church, 420
East 2nd St in Moscow, 7:30 PM. Note the change of location.
May 4 - 5: Moscow's 40th Annual Renaissance Fair from 10am to dusk in
Moscow's East City Park .
May 9: House Concert featuring TR Ritchie in the attic at 314 East 2nd
St in Moscow, 7:30 PM. Admission by Donation.
May 16: House Concert featuring Tea & Eye in the attic at 314 East 2nd
St in Moscow, 7 PM. Admission by Donation. May 18: Contra Dance with
music by Floating Crowbar and calling by Joseph Erhard-Hudson, at the
Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30, dance at 7:30 PM.
June 2: Concert featuring the Mighty Squirrel at the 1912 Center, 7 PM.
June 15: Contra Dance with music by Captain Ludd's Rant and calling by
Emily Faulkner, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30, dance
at 7:30 PM.
June 19: House Concert featuring Poeina Suddarth in the attic at 314
East 2nd St in Moscow, 7 PM. Admission by Donation.
July 13: Contra Dance with music by Out of the Wood and calling by Ray
Polhemus, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30, dance at
7:30 PM. Note this is a second saturday.
August 17: Contra Dance with music by Potatohead and calling by Gary
Miller, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30, dance at 7:30 PM.