Palouse Folklore Society


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We were saddened recently to hear of the passing of Nick Ogle. Just a neat person and a dear asset to our community. He was always supportive of the Folklore Society, in his many years as the caretaker of the Blaine Schoolhouse, our most favorite place to pass a summer evening, dancing and enjoying great music with great people. And always amenable, not only to our using that lovely space, but to all the changes and work that we've done out there over the years. We'll miss him and his always-sweet smile in passing at the coop.

 

 

September 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.

September 17th: Saturday: OLD-TIME CONTRA DANCE with music by Under the Wire and calling by Joseph Erhard-Hudson, at the 1912 Center (Corner of 3rd St and Van Buren in Moscow). 7:30 PM.  

September sees the dances moving back into town to the 1912 Center. Joseph is set to call this dance. He's one of our most favorite callers. We'll also have some of our newer callers doing a few dances as well. And we have one of our favorite bands to liven up the evening, 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; 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're in for a treat! There's no better way to spend the evening as summer wanes.

 

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:

 

Sept 17: Contra Dance with music by Under the Wire and calling by Joseph Erhard-Hudson, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Oct 15: Contra Dance with music by Crooked Kilt and calling by Nora Scott, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Oct 29: Halloween Contra Dance with music by the Acrasians and calling by Pat Blatter, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Nov 19: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Dec 17: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Jan 21: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

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

 

May 5: Renaissance Contra Dance with music by a groovy band 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.