Palouse Folklore Society


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July 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.

 

 

July 10th: Saturday: House Concert with songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist, Kray Van Kirk, in the Attic at 314 East 2nd Street in Moscow, 8:00 PM. Admission by donation.

 

We're very happy to once again welcome back Kray Van Kirk for an evening of songs and guitar music in the Attic. A fine finger-style guitarist with a delightful baritone voice. Kray has a Ph.D. from the University of Alaska. After five years of living in his van and playing music across the US and Canada, he thought that a career in the sciences might be a bit more secure than playing music for a living, especially as a single parent. Eventually, however, he realized that he liked writing songs more than statistical models, and he put aside his computer, picked up his guitar, and set out again. Currently living in California, he's headed out on the road again this summer, after having to cancel all of his shows for last year. We're fortunate that he's headed our way. You won't want to miss this show. See you there!

 

 

 

July 17th: Saturday: OLD-TIME CONTRA DANCE with music by Potatohead and calling by Joseph Erhard-Hudson, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse (Corner of Eid and Blaine Roads). Potluck dinner 6:30, dancing at 7:30 PM.

 

We’ll be dancing to the ever popular Potatohead. Its been too long since we've danced to our favorite local irish music band. With John Watkinson and Lisa O’Leary on whistles and hammered dulcimer, respectively, Paul Smith’s wonderful fiddle playing, and Dave Roon on flute, bouzouki and guitar, we’re in for a good time. Great music with Joseph Erhard-Hudson calling, one couldn't ask for more. We're in for a mid summer treat! We’ll see you there!

 

In keeping with the times, masks and vaccines are recommended but not required. And we'll have a new hands free washing station outside the outhouse. 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:

 

July 10: House Concert with songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist, Kray Van Kirk, in the Attic at 314 East 2nd Street in Moscow, 8:00 PM. Admission by donation.

 

July 17: Contra Dance with music by Potatohead and calling by Joseph Erhard-Hudson, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck 6:30, dancing 7:30 PM.

 

August 21: Contra Dance and Pie Extravaganza with music by Crooked Kilt and calling by Joe Michaels, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck 6:30, dancing 7:30 PM.

 

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

 

October 16: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band 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 20: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band 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.