Palouse Folklore Society


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August 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.

 

August 20th: Saturday: OLD-TIME CONTRA DANCE and PIE EXTRAVAGANZA with music by Paul Smith and Alex Roberts and calling by Joe Michaels, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse (Corner of Eid and Blaine Roads). Potluck dinner 6:30, dancing at 7:30 PM.

Join us as we wrap up our summer season at the Blaine Schoolhouse. We can expect some great music from Paul Smith and Alex Roberts. Sometimes the best music is made when it's kept simple, like dancing to just fiddle and guitar. Paul Smith is familiar to all of you from his work over many years with the local Irish music band, Potatohead and his groovy gourd banjo album which he released a couple of years ago. With Alex Roberts providing back up on guitar we're in for a lively evening of music and dancing! Add in Joe Michaels' fun collection of dances, and this promises to be a wonderful evening of dancing!

 

And what could be a better way to wind up our summer dances at the lovely old Blaine schoolhouse than by eating pie while you dance the night away. It’s the annual Pie Extravaganza! Its that time of summer when fruits are ripening; berries, cherries and apples and peaches, oh my. So, since you’re coming to the dance anyways, bake up a pie and come on out to the schoolhouse and share your favorite, and sample everyone else’s favorite pie recipes. Even if you’re not a pie baker, pie eaters are a necessity. Swap recipes and share secrets about creating that perfect pie. You’ll enjoy the treats and the great dancing. Remember that beginning in September we’ll be back in the 1912 Center, so this will be our last opportunity to dance at the schoolhouse for the year.

 

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:

 

August 20: Contra Dance and Pie Extravaganza with music by Paul Smith and Alex Roberts and calling by Joe Michaels, 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 the Acrasians and calling by Pat Blatter, 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.

 

Jan 21: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

 

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

 

May 5: Renaissance Contra Dance with music by a groovy band 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.