Free All Day Festival planned for September 17th!

Seattle Folklore Society will commemorate 50 years of promoting music, dance, and traditional arts in Seattle this Fall! From the very first concert (Nov. 15, 1966 –  when founding members John Ullman, Irene Namkung and Phil and Vivian Williams presented  blues players Mississippi Fred McDowell and Mance Lipscomb at the University Friends Center) to the many dances, concerts,  songcircles, and camps that continue to happen year round, we have a lot to celebrate!
On Saturday, September 17th, there will be a whole day of music, dancing, singing, and workshops, for all ages at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, followed by a special evening Showcase Concert.
From 11AM  – 5PM, the emphasis is on participation. Bring your instrument and join a jam, or try a free workshop. There will be 6 hours of participatory dance (New England Contra dance, old-time squares, Skandinavian couple dance, English & Scottish Country, and more). There will be hosted jams in many genres, from an inclusive traditional Irish session to Brazilian choro. (There will even be a special beginner-friendly session, following music teacher Betsy Alexander’s “Fiddling-from-scratch” workshop, with both adult and child-sized violins available to borrow.) Participatory song sessions include Show Tunes, Sea Shanties, and all kinds of harmony singing.
Daytime listening spaces incude acoustic music organized by Far West Folk Alliance, and a story telling session currated by “Auntmama” (KBCS DJ and Seattle Storytellers Guild president Mary Ann Moorman).
From 7-10PM, there will be a 4-act Showcase Concert. The wonderful duo, Squirrel Butter has been confirmed – watch our website for additions! In additon, there will be a couple of rooms open for jamming and more singing.
In addition to support from Seattle Folkore Society, this festival is made possible by contributions from the Phinney Neighborhood Association, Skandia Folk Dance Society, many, many volunteers .
Watch our website for more updates and schedule confirmations!
To get more involved, please e-mail volunteer@seafolklore.org.

Fall 2016 Concert Series Announced

The SFS Concert Committee has a great list of concerts lined up for Fall 2016. Check out the full line-up here and mark your calendars. Tickets go on sale at Brown Paper Tickets for each show approximately 60 days before the concert date.

Sept 24: Eliza Gilkyson
Oct 1: Bruce Molsky
Oct 2: Tannahill Weavers
Oct 8: Nordic Fiddlers Bloc
Oct 16: Jamie Laval
Oct 22: Kenny White
Nov 5: (TBA)
Nov 13: Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons
Nov 19: Lucy Kaplansky
Nov 26:  Heidi Muller & Bob Webb

More information on each show will be added to the individual listings before tickets go on sale.

 

Friday March 25th, The Whateverly Brothers at the Couth Buzzard

(This date was incorrectly listed in the March SFS Flyer.) The Whateverly Brothers are known for their broad-spectrum folk and wide-ranging repertoire. From doowap to Celtic to singer-songwriter to sea shanties, they give each song a special treatment. Band members: Dan Roberts, Chris Glanister, Rob Kneisler. Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe. 7:30 – 9:30, free (donations encouraged). Info: fremonster1@yahoo.com, https://facebook.com/The-Whateverly-Brothers, or buonobuzzard.com

A Winter Solstice Concert update

There is a change to a published member event due to a scheduling conflict.
[Note: this is not the SFS concert — that is later that night at Phinney Ridge as usual]

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Celtic and Balkan tunes & seasonal songs and poems, strings plucked & bowed, clarinet & drums will fire up one of the longest nights of the year.
with Stanley Greenthal & SeaMuse

Saturday, December 19th – at 4 PM
Café Solstice
4116 University Way NE – Seattle
206-675-0850
$15 cover, $6 youths 6 to 17
Call: 206-325-9011 for reservations, or email: stanleygreenthal@gmail.com
Tickets also available from brown paper tickets

Old-Time Music Session moved from Wedgwood Ale House — December 8 & 15, 2016

For the next two Tuesdays the jam will not be at the Wedgwood Alehouse.

December 8- Barbara Taylor hosts the next Tuesday jam, at a location in Madison Valley. From 8 to 11 pm- call Tony at 206 723-3897 for details.

December 15- Frank Blade hosts, at Gift of Grace Lutheran Church, in Wallingford. Frm 8 to 11 pm, at  2102 N 40th St- between Meridian and Bagley on N 40th St., in lower Wallingford.

April SFS Flyer — printer’s mistake

The April SFS flyer winging its way to you may have someone unusual, or unknown to you listed on your address label. I would like to think that this is the universes way of creating new connections  in the community. You might think that we have messed up our membership database. The reality is that our printers have did something wrong with the list of addresses we sent them, and they have misprinted the additional household members on the wrong flyers.

Our apologies for this, and I hope it has not caused too much distress.

We will be talking with the printer to see how we can avoid this in the future.

–Richard Letts, SFS Membership

JeConte and the Mali Allstars

JeConte and the Mali AllStars, including former member of Habib Koite and Bamada, Djeli Madou Kone talking drummer, and n’goni player will be on a West Coast Tour November 1-23rd, 2014.The record that they recorded during the coup d’etait , ‘The Mali Blues,’ made the top ten list for World Music Central last year and Putamayo listed the record as #4.

They will have several performances in Washington Nov.17-23rd, 2014.

Nov 17: Jazz Alley Seattle, WA

Nov 20: Rhythm & Rye Olympia, WA

Nov 21: ‘ West Africa Live’ a benefit for Gambia HELP and the children at the Town Hall. Later that evening, they will perform at the Royal Room, for the final set, another benefit for Guinea, following the group, ‘ Message from Guinea.’

Nov 22: Maxim’s in Columbia city on the 22nd. The Rafael Tranquilio Band will open for them and it will be a showcase of American and Mali Blues.

Nov 23: an acoustic set for the North West Film and Forum. We are featured in the film,” The Last Song Before the War filmed in Bamako, Mali.”

Nov 23 Rumba Notes Lounge, a new African lounge that opened two weeks ago, also located in Columbia City.

You can find more information on their tour here:

http://themaliblues.com/tour.html

http://www.axs.com/jeconte-and-the-mali-allstars-visit-seattleys-jazz-alley-on-2014-u-s-t-17781

October SFS Flyer

Unfortunately about 16 SFS members didn’t receive the SFS flyer in October as Comcast decided to break receiving eMail for all of their customers. Hopefully they will fix this for next month…

The error that the other server returned was:

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