Palouse Folklore Society


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Another good contra dance video - click here

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November 13th and 27th -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.


November 20th: Saturday: OLD-TIME CONTRA DANCE with music by Under the Wire and calling by a host of local callers, at the 1912 Center (Corner of 3rd St and Van Buren in Moscow). 7:30 PM.

We're excitedly looking forward to this chance to showcase some of our wonderful local callers, all in the same evening! 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 and concertina; 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. There's no better way to spend a late autumn evening!

 

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:


November 13 -14: 26th Annual Spokane Folklore Society Fall Folk Festival, ONLINE spokanefolkfestival.org

 

November 20: Contra Dance with music by Under the Wire and a host of local callers, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

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

 

Jan 15: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

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

 

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

 

Apr 16: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

May 6: Renaissance Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

May 21: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band 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 a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck 6:30, dance at 7:30 PM.