Palouse Folklore Society


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December 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.


December 17th: Saturday: OLD-TIME CONTRA DANCE with music by Loose Palouse and calling by our groovy Local Callers, at the 1912 Center (Corner of 3rd St and Van Buren in Moscow). 7:30 PM.

Since this band last played for us at the Schoolhouse in June, they've settled on the name, Loose Palouse, but by any name they can turn out some groovy dance tunes. This band features the expert hammered dulcimer playing of Lawrence Huntley, Rita McAdoo's lively fiddle, the guitar and bouzouki playing of David Christian and 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 some interesting dances for us. 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.

 

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

 

 

Kind of cool non-PFS events: Second Thursday Old Time Music Jam: And we hear tell that there is a new old time music jam session starting up. They'll meet at the One World Cafe on the second thursday of the month from 4 to 6 pm beginning on november 10th.

 

 

 

Extended Calendar:

 

Dec 17: Contra Dance with music by Loose Palouse and calling by our groovy local callers, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Jan 21: Contra Dance with music by Under the Wire and calling by Joseph Erhard-Hudson, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

Feb 18: Contra Dance with music by Potatohead 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 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.