Palouse Folklore Society


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February 11th and 25th -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.



February 11th: Saturday: Caller's Workshop - If you've ever had the urge to call a contra dance, this is your opportunity to learn the technique. We'll be getting together with some experienced callers to work on some new dances and practice some old ones, and would be delighted to get you started. No experience necessary. We have cue cards for some simple dances. We'll hope for enough participants to make a very short contra line. Anybody that would like to come and help dance is also welcome. Saturday January 14th, 3:30 to 5 PM in the Attic studio, at 314 East 2nd St. (Up the long driveway to the back, and up the outside stairs to the attic.) This is the 2nd house up from the Public Library on 2nd St. The city parking lot on the corner of 2nd and Jefferson is open on weekends. See you there! 

 

  

February 18th: Saturday: OLD-TIME CONTRA DANCE with music by Under the Wire and calling by our groovy Local Callers, at the 1912 Center (Corner of 3rd St and Van Buren in Moscow). 7:30 PM.  


The January dance was so much fun, we're really looking forward to a repeat this month. We're lucky to have several of our newer local callers providing us with lively dances to go with the music of Under the Wire. 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. Its a new year, but the same 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.

 

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, Dance 8-10:30. Admission: $6 for members, $8 for non-members and new dancers get in for $5

 

 

Extended Calendar:

 

Feb 18: Contra Dance with music by a Under the Wire and calling by our groovy Local Callers, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Mar 18: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Apr 15: Contra Dance with music by Banna Damhsa and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

May 20: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck 6:30, dance at 7:30 PM.

 

June 17: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck 6:30, dance at 7:30 PM.

 

July 15: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck 6:30, dance at 7:30 PM.

 

Aug 19: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck 6:30, dance at 7:30 PM.

 

Sept 16: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Oct 14: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM. NOTE this is a second saturday

 

Oct 28: Halloween Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, 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.