Palouse Folklore Society


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June 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.


June 18th: Saturday: OLD-TIME CONTRA DANCE with music by a lively band and calling by our groovy local callers, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse (Corner of Eid and Blaine Roads). Potluck dinner 6:30, dancing at 7:30 PM.   One of these days we may have to come up with a name for this group of musicians, but whether they have a name or no, they can turn out some lively dance tunes. At the very least, this band will feature the expert hammered dulcimer playing of Lawrence Huntley and the guitar and bouzouki of David Christian. There is also a strong possibility that they'll be joined by Marcus Smith on banjo and Rita McAdoo on fiddle, with Daniel Green holding down the low end on bass. And we're very fortunate to have all of our local callers willing and eager to call interesting dances for us. I feel fairly confident in promising that it won't snow this time! What fun! 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

Extended Calendar:

 

June 18: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck 6:30, dance at 7:30 PM.

 

July 16: Contra Dance with music by Potatohead and calling by Nora Scott, Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck 6:30, dance at 7:30 PM.

 

August 20: Contra Dance and Pie Extravaganza with music by Paul Smith and Alex Roberts and calling by somebody cool, Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck 6:30, dance at 7:30 PM.

 

Sept 17: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, 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 a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, 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.