Palouse Folklore Society


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May 14th and 28th -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.

 

May 21st: Saturday: OLD-TIME CONTRA DANCE with music by Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots 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.  

 

This will be our first dance of the summer season out at the old Blaine Schoolhouse, this lovely old treasure just south of Paradise Ridge. As with all our summer dances, we'll start off the evening with a potluck meal together. So pack along your favorite offering with your dancing shoes and join us. We're thrilled to have Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots return to play for us here in Moscow. With Arvid’s lively fiddle playing, along with David and Char Beach on guitar, mandolin and bodhran, and Shari Lyman holding down the low end on the bass, we're in for a real treat. We always have a rollicking good time with this band. Add to the mix some interesting dances called by some cool callers, and we're in for one awesome dance. As ever, it would be wonderful if a few folks could show up a little early to help with getting the schoolhouse swept out and ready for dancing. We'll see you there!

 

Arvid and crew will also being playing at the farmers market earlier in the day, so be sure to stop and give a listen and say hello.

 

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:

 

May 21: Contra Dance with music by Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots and calling by somebody cool, Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck 6:30, dance at 7:30 PM.

 

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.