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Folk Music Concert Schedule


Saturday, April 26

Kat Eggleston

Kate MacLeod

Julie Mainstone

Saturday Nights on Phinney Ridge

Kat Eggleston, Kate MacLeod and Julie Mainstone

Phinney Neighborhood Center (Brick Building), 7:30PM

General Admission: $16
$2 off for SFS & PNA members and seniors, kids half price

Expect to experience heaven on earth at this concert when Kat Eggleston, Kate MacLeod and Julie Mainstone join voices for an evening of music. This will be especially wonderful for fans of American-Celtic folk music.

Kat Eggleston is one of the most accomplished guitarists and singer-songwriters in the folk, Celtic and traditional music genres. Elating, moving, and amusing audiences with her beautiful blend of sweet melodies, gentle honesty and searing humor, Kat’s music reflects a wide range of life’s experiences with unusual clarity and authority.

Kate MacLeod is best known for her original songs and her unique fiddling style. She has been hailed as one of the "Ten Acts to Watch" by the editors of the MusicHound Folk Essential Album Guide. Her songwriting style and live performances display an unbreakable link between traditional music and cutting-edge contemporary songwriting. She has a new album of songs inspired by books.

Julie Mainstone is joining the event in celebration of her second recording, On the Blessed Road, produced by Kat Eggleston and featuring Chicago’s Jimmy Keane on accordion and a host of Pacific Northwest players. This new recording features songs from an out of print songbook that belonged to a Nova Scotian family. A grant from the Helen Creighton Folklore Society enabled Julie to travel to Nova Scotia and Maine last spring to meet descendants and research the music.

Kat - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4CZ6VFYVc8

Kate – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgVb7edNbGc

Kat and Kate - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyrVsOP89g0

Julie - http://www.juliemainstone.com/#!news-and-events/c1pz

Reserve online, or by calling 206/528-8523.

Sunday, May 4

David Francey

Sunday Night on Phinney Ridge

David Francey

Phinney Neighborhood Center (Brick Building), 7:00 PM

General Admission: $18
$3 off for SFS & PNA members and seniors, kids half price

Fourteen years ago at the age of 45, David Francey began an astonishing journey from manual laborer to award-winning folk troubadour – renowned for writing with heart-wrenching honesty about the struggles of the poor and working class. On Sunday, May 4, he will feature music from his award-winning 2013 recording "So Say We All" in a special Seattle Folklore Society concert.

His new album reflects his own journey through a period of struggle. "The lesson learned," he says, "was to celebrate every day spent on this side of the soil and to keep marching no matter what comes our way." His spirit of perseverance bursts from each song on the album, from the opening track "Rain" about the failure and rebirth of love to the bittersweet hymn "So Say We All." The album is a perfect acoustic showcase of what makes Francey’s songwriting so special and in November 2013, the songs from "So Say We All" won Francey the Canadian Folk Music Award for English songwriter of the year.

This Sunday night concert starts at 7:00 PM. Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets, http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/605837, or at 1-800-838-3006.

Please purchase tickets in advance. Tickets at the door will cost $20 and $17 for SFS members.

Saturday, May 10

Dana Lyons

Saturday Nights on Phinney Ridge

Dana Lyons

Phinney Neighborhood Center (Brick Building), 7:30PM

General Admission: $16
$2 off for SFS & PNA members and seniors, kids half price

This Bellingham based singer-songwriter has been entertaining and enlightening audiences around the world for nearly 30 years. Music and storytelling connect people and events in powerful ways, and Dana's performances do so brilliantly. Whether his audience is a dozen children at a house party, hundreds of activists and dignataries at the Elwha Dam removal ceremony, or thousands of music lovers attending Folklife, every performance is a celebration of life on earth, fueled by his infectious music, sharp wit, keen observation and warm heart.

Dana's beautiful new CD, The Great Salish Sea, is a collection of stories about ordinary beings, loving this earth and each other during extraordinary times. The title track is a stirring account of the dramatic, and dangerous, changes experienced by by one orca whale as she has returned to the Salish Sea throughout her 101 years.

As a passionate lifelong advocate for the environment and social justice, Dana Lyons has been defending pristine salmon habitat of Bristol Bay in Alaska, resisting the fracking of farmland in Australia, blocking the Keystone XL pipeline, and fighting to stop the devastating impact of coal exports through our own Great Salish Sea.

While he often performs at festivals, rallies and educational events, this is a rare chance to hear him in a full evening concert in Seattle. Prepare to laugh, sing and renew your appreciation for the earth we all call home.

Advanced reservations highly recommended!

Reserve online, or by calling 206/528-8523.

To reserve seats for concerts, go to our concert reservations page, or call our 24-hour concert line at (206) 528-8523. To receive email notification of upcoming concerts, join our concertlist. If you're a musician who would like to perform for us, check out our performer page. For Northwest Folklife events, see nwfolklife.org.


Concert Venues

We recommend that you call ahead to the SFS Concert Line at (206) 528-8523 for reservations or advance tickets. Do not call the venue directly for reservations; when the SFS produces a concert, we handle that. If you need wheelchair access, please let us know.

Phinney Neighborhood Center (Map)
6532 Phinney Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98103. (If using GPS, this address works better: 449 N 67th St, Seattle, WA 98103.)
Concerts are held in the Community Hall (brick building). Free parking in the lower parking lot at the Center. Enter the lot on N 67th, between Phinney and Dayton Ave. Phinney Center has disability parking outside the door on the Dayton Street side of the building and flat access into the hall from Dayton. Parking on Dayton Ave is available for disabled and musician load/unload only.

Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church
7500 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98013

Museum of History & Industry
2700 24th East, Seattle, WA 98112
Directions: The Museum is located south of Husky Stadium, just off SR-520 near the Montlake Bridge. Concerts are held in McEachern Auditorium.



Our larger shows use tickets from Brown Paper Tickets. Most of our shows don't use tickets. Instead we ask you to reserve a spot online or by phone at (206)528-8523.


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