Palouse Folklore Society


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February 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.


February 17th: Saturday: CONTRA DANCE with music by Frogtown and calling by Joseph Erhard-Hudson and Abigail Rausch, at the 1912 Center (Corner of 3rd St and Van Buren in Moscow). 7:30 PM.

Joseph and Abigail will return to call more dances for us this month. They were sure fun to dance to last month! The local band, Frogtown, is a new one for us at our dances. They play a variety of music from around the world, so we're in for a treat. The band features Janet Anders on flute and penny whistle, Nancy Holmes on fiddle, Cleve Yocum with his concertinas and Tim Hatten and his piano accordion. The rhythm section is made up of Tim Cavileer on guitar, Bob Chenoweth on bodhran, bones and assorted percussion and Dave Vollmer plucking his upright bass. The name Frogtown is a nod to an old moscow neighborhood at the bottom of Morton street near Hogg Creek. This part of town was known for its sawmill and the cacophony of frogs that emanated from the creek on a warm summer's evening. It'll be a lively dance. We'll see you there!


In keeping with the times, masks and vaccines are optional. At this time few are wearing masks on our dance floor, and we love to see you if you are healthy, mask or no mask. 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:

Feb 17: Contra Dance with music by Frogtown and calling by Joseph and Abigail, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

Mar 16: Contra Dance with music by Bunchgrass and calling by Nora Scott, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

Apr 20: Contra Dance with music by the River Cuty Ramblers and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

May 18: Contra Dance with music by Loose Palouse and calling by somebody cool, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30 PM.

June 15: Contra Dance with music by Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots and calling by Nora Scott, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30 PM.

July 20: Contra Dance with music by Banna Damhsa and calling by Joseph Erhard-Hudson, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30 PM.

August 17: Pie Extravaganza and Contra Dance with music by Loose Palouse and calling by somebody cool, at the Old Blaine Schoolhouse, potluck at 6:30 and dancing at 7:30 PM.

September 21: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by Nora Scott, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

October 12: Contra Dance with music by a groovy band and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

October 26: Halloween Contra Dance with music by the Acrasians and calling by Pat Blatter, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

November 16: Contra Dance with music by Banna Damhsa and calling by somebody cool, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 PM.

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