Palouse Folklore Society
Click for video of our February 2011 30th Anniversary dance
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June 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.
NOTE: On June 10th, the slow jam group will be playing for the Family Dance at the Blaine Schoolhouse at 5 pm. Feel free to join us there to play some tunes to accompany the dancing. So, unfortunately, we won't be meeting in the attic that day. For directions, look for the map at the Palouse Folklore Society website, palousefolk.org or call 882-0273 for more information.
June 10th: Saturday: FAMILY DANCE with music by some groovy musicians and calling by Tim Daulton, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse (Corner of Eid and Blaine Roads). Dancing at 5, followed by a potluck dinner at 6:30.
Whilst we're dancing at the schoolhouse this summer, we thought that we would again plan to do some dances designed for parents and their children before the our regular contra dances. During the months of June, July and August, we'll gather in the schoolhouse around 5 o'clock to try simple folk dances involving your circle of relatives. Easy circle, line, contra and folk dances will be taught by Tim Daulton and others. There will be live music by some cool folks. All ages are welcome from babies to grandparents! We encourage kids learning with adults. No experience is necessary. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The only rules are to have a good time and bring your smile. Its FREE, family fun: "More fun than Disneyland, Daddy!" according to one 6 year old dancer recently!
Following the family dance we'll have a potluck picnic at 6:30 pm.
Folks attending the family dance are welcome to stick around for the contra dance that evening after the potluck, starting at 7:30pm.
For directions, look for the map at the Palouse Folklore Society website, palousefolk.org or call 882-0273 for more information.
June 10th: Saturday: OLD-TIME CONTRA DANCE
with music by Under the Wire 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. NOTE that this is a second Saturday!
Last month's dance at the schoolhouse, our first of the summer season, was incredible. There was an amazing turn out of people to compliment the amazing band and caller. And we'll do it again this month, to the music of Under the Wire and the calling of Nora Scott. This awesome band is made up of John McInturff on fiddle, a long time staple of contra dance bands in this area. You've heard is masterful fiddle playing with the Hired Hands band and more recently with Coyote Hill; amazing multi-instrumentalist, Gretta Hodapp, will be playing banjo, concertina and perhaps some whistle this time around; David Christian from Captain Ludd's Rant and Barefoot Saturday will provide the rhythm guitar. And, of course, Nora is a wonderful caller, and one the most experienced in the area. Awesome contra dancing with lots of lovely people! We'll see you there!
In keeping with the times, masks and vaccines are recommended but not required. If you are sick, or have been recently, or have potentially vulnerable folks at home, we would urge you to avoid coming to the dance. As we trust you know, it is quite possible Covid can be at any close public event such as this one.
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
June 10: Contra Dance with music by Under the Wire and calling by Nora Scott, Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck 6:30, dance at 7:30 PM. NOTE this is a second saturday!
July 15: Contra Dance with music by Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots and calling by our groovy local callers, Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck 6:30, dance at 7:30 PM.
Aug 19: Pie Extravaganza Contra Dance with music by Loose Palouse and calling by Joseph Erhard-Hudson, Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck 6:30, dance at 7:30 PM.
Sept 16: Contra Dance with music Crooked Kilt and calling by Nora Scott, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.
Oct 14: Contra Dance with music by another new local band and calling by Nancy Staub, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM. NOTE this is a second saturday
Oct 28: Halloween 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 18: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.
Dec 16: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.
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