Corona Virus / COVID-19 Program Updates:

Seattle Song Circle is flourishing during COVID-19.  We started video conferencing in February and moved from a dozen people singing together in person to 3 times that from all over.  By the end of July, participants came in from Alaska to Maryland, from Australia to UK and Denmark.  And the weekly sing extended past 11 PDT.  The Seattle Song Circle is meeting 7PM Sundays via Zoom Conferencing, at this link: https://zoom.us/j/358495231 .
SFS new page of virtual sings with events most every day of the week.   

The Emerald City Contra Dance is cancelled until King County reaches Phase four of Washington State’s phased approach to reopening.,  and will update status of future dances on Seattledance.org The organizers note “We look forward to resuming the dances, but that won’t happen soon. Based on the most recent announcement by Gov. Inslee and his phased approach to reopening, the dance is a phase 4 activity. While we don’t know when phase 4 will happen, it’s highly unlikely to be soon.. We will keep you posted when we get more information.” (In the meantime, the Thursday night contra dance has been organizing Stay-at-Home virtual dances – see the webpage for more info)

The Spring 2021 SFS Virtual Concert Season is in progress!
SFS audiences – we have missed you!  We started presenting streamed concerts at the end of November and now have concerts scheduled through Mayy 22.

Ticket buyers of last year’s cancelled Spring concerts: If you purchased tickets in person at other SFS concerts, a credit will be held for you toward a future season until you notify us of a different preference. (You can also request a refund or ask to have the money donated to the artist whose concert was cancelled)
If you purchased tickets through Brown Paper Tickets, please contact them directly to follow up. We are aware that the refunds are now being processed, as of March 2021. Email refunds@brownpapertickets.com. 

If there are any questions, email us at concerts@seafolklore.org or leave a message at (206) 923-8923.

Please consider making a donation for artists who have lost income, through the SFS donate link:
You may find the  donate button on our website home page.  If you would like to donate to help compensate musicians who lost income from cancelled SFS or other events, click the”Donate” button and select “Concert” or “Emerald City Contra Dance”. You may leave then leave a note to direct it to a specific performer or band. Alternatively on-line proceeds will be divided up between dance bands whose date was cancelled or concert performers who did not receive adequate compensation.

Thanks to Seattle audiences for your support and appreciation of live music.

Upcoming Seattle Folklore Society Events

Duo Almir Côrtes & Gabriel Improta in Virtual Concert
Apr 17, 2021 (Sat), 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Buy tickets online: https://knct.club/3vj7wtC
A native of Bahia, Brazil, versatile multi-instrumentalist Almir Côrtes is equally at home on the mandolin, acoustic and electric guitars, the folkloric viola caipira, and the rarely-seen guitarra baiana. He plays and composes in genres that are considered “traditional” or “regional” (choro, frevo, baião, etc), but with a contemporary approach. He will be joined in duet by guitarist Gabriel Improta.
Gerry O'Connor, with Richard Mandell
May 08, 2021 (Sat), 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Buy tickets online: Tickets on sale soon!
Traditional Irish fiddler Gerry O’ Connor, accompanied by guitarist Richard Mandel. With a focus on his local music of Oriel, Gerry is known world-wide as a soloist and as a founder band member of Lá Lugh, Skylark and Oirialla. He has recorded 14 albums with his first solo album Journeyman hailed as a landmark album of Irish fiddle music, and has performed with all of the leading performers of the Irish music world including members of the Chieftains, Boys of the Lough, Planxty, De Dannan and Bothy Band. Gerry has published a book of Cathal McConnell's songs and is launching a tunebook this week featuring dance music of Oriel recorded at the turn of the 20th century. ticket from Konnectclub will allow viewing during the Saturday night stream, or anytime up until 7PM the following evening.
Matthew Byrne
May 15, 2021 (Sat), 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Buy tickets online: Tickets on sale April 15!
Traditional singer, storyteller, and guitarist from Newfoundland, known for his beautiful voice and work with the Dardanelles. Your ticket from Konnectclub will allow viewing during the Saturday night stream, or anytime up until 7PM the following evening.
May 22, 2021 (Sat), 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Buy tickets online: Tickets go on sale April 22!
Powered by four of the brightest voices in a new generation of traditional musicians, Fàrsan unites song, dance and instrumental music from the Gaelic traditions of Scotland and North America. Màiri Britton, Katie McNally, Neil Pearlman and Elias Alexander combine song, stepdance, fiddle, piano, and Scottish border pipes.Fàrsan’s SFS concert will be a mix of live and pre-recorded tunes. Be sure to join us for a fabulous concert with these wonderful musicians and dancers! Your ticket with Konnectclub will allow viewing during the Web premiere (Starting at 7pm, Saturday May 22) and a link to the live Q & A following the concert  - plus allow re-watching any time up until 7pm the following evening. 

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