Palouse Folklore Society

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September 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.

September 18th: Saturday: OLD-TIME CONTRA DANCE with music by InTentCity and calling by Nora Scott, at the 1912 Center (Corner of 3rd St and Van Buren in Moscow). 7:30 PM.

This will be our first dance back in town at the 1912 Center in a year and a half. It'll be wonderful to be back there in the Great Room once again. We do like this old building. We have an excellent band to drive the dancing for the evening and drive away any back to school stress, InTentCity from Sandpoint. InTentCity features the wonderful fiddle playing of Betsy Richards, Graham Richards delightful on guitar accompaniment and David Richards on percussion. This band is more than just a contra dance band. They bring all the fun family dynamics that come with years together of living, working, playing, dancing, traveling, eating, sleeping, joking, talking, walking, singing – you get the idea. And after all this time they still cannot think of a better way to spend their time together than playing and dancing in the contra dance community. Nora Scott will head on down from Spokane to do the calling. Nora is excellent with newer dancers, and we've had quite a few showing up at the schoolhouse dances this summer. Hopefully, there will be even more now that we'll be back in town and there are new folks in town for school and whatnot. We can hardly wait! We'll see you there for a wonderful evening of contra dancing!


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


Extended Calendar:

September 18: Contra Dance with music by InTentCity and calling by Nora Scott, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.


October 16: Contra Dance with music by Paul Smith and Alex Roberts and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.


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


November 13 -14: 26th Annual Spokane Folklore Society Fall Folk Festival, Spokane Community College, N 1810 Greene St. FREE. Maybe... stay tuned and check for updates at


November 20: Contra Dance with music by Under the Wire and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.


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