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A big Thank You to everyone who contributed to another successful concert season – the volunteers, including concert producers and planning committee, sound crew, our host venue The Phinney Neighborhood Center, our many wonderful performing artists, and the audiences who turn up to make it all worthwhile! The concert committee takes a break during the summer.

Our concert season will start up again on September 21st, with the acclaimed Irish button accordion player John Whelan.  Other highlights of the season include Pete’s Posse from Vermont, Jim Kweskin & Meredith Axelrod, the vocal ensemble Windborne, the trio of Scandinavian fiddles of Fru Skagerrak, songwriter Johnsmith, Scottish singer Alan Reid, old-time fiddle harmony duo Spencer and Rains, dynamic fiddle & song from Hanneke Cassel, a winter-themed concert from the Balkan choruses Dunava and Dave and the Dalmations, and more!  Updates on our website soon (or look for a fall season preview flier)

Upcoming Seattle Folklore Society Concerts and Events

John Whelan - Irish accordion
Sep 21, 2019, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

Buy tickets online or 1-800-838-3006
Seven-time all-Ireland champion John Whelan is one of the world’s best living Irish button accordion players. John was raised in the vibrant London Irish music scene of the 1970s, and learned his craft from such legends as Lucy Farr, Roger Sherlock, Paddy Taylor, Mick O Connor and his teacher Brendan Mulkaire. He moved to the USA in 1980 and has been inspiring Celtic musicians and fans ever since.
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Pete's Posse
Sep 28, 2019, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

Buy tickets online or 1-800-838-3006
Vermont's own trad-roots power trio, composed of acclaimed Vermont musician Pete Sutherland, his talented protégé Oliver Scanlon, and the uber-dynamic Tristan Henderson.  With a steady flow of powerful uplifting energy that spans their age gap, they tap into many traditions from the north to south, and east to west, to distill a distinct sound that is completely their own. Quebec newspaper Le Devoir proclaimed, “This Vermont band embodies all the beauty of American roots music.”
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JIm Kweskin & Meredith Axelrod
Sep 29, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

Buy tickets online or 1-800-838-3006
The roots of jug music in America
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