Corona Virus / COVID-19 Program Updates:

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 2020, and now have concerts scheduled through May 22. . 

Please help the Concert Committee plan for Fall and beyond! Our concert-goers survey is now available. Please take a few minutes to let us know how you feel about returning to live venues, if you would like streaming options to continue, and more. We want to hear from you! https://baz.link/concertsurvey

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)

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

Matthew Byrne
May 15, 2021 (Sat) - May 16, 2021 (Sun), 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Buy tickets online: https://knct.club/2RElbw9
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. Your ticket with Konnectclub allows viewing during the livestream (starting at 7PM, Saturday May 15), or watching or re-watching any time up until 7PM the following (Sunday) evening. (Tickets will be available for sale until 5pm Sunday)
May 22, 2021 (Sat), 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Buy tickets online: https://knct.club/3tSHpss
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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