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Corona Virus / COVID-19 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, and may be fall or later. 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)

 

Our First On-Line Concert, Saturday, Nov. 21st, 7PM!

SFS audiences – we have missed you!  We will be presenting a sampler of 3 wonderful performers on November 21st, with tickets being sold through Konnect Club.  Each will present 30 to 40 minutes of music. Tickets are $20/household, with options of less for those in need, or more for those who can afford it to support our artists. A ticket will allow a 24 hour period of viewing (til 7PM Pacific Time, on Sunday, Nov.22nd) if you are not able to join for the livestream.
Eduardo Mendonça: A Touch of Brazilian Folklore – traditional, popular, and his own compositions interpreted on voice, guitar, and percussion.
Aberdeenshire folksinger Iona Fyfe has become one of Scotland’s finest young ballad singers, rooted deeply in the singing traditions of the North East of Scotland.  
Eric & Suzy Thompson – Southern roots music:  blues, Cajun, rags, fiddle tunes and more for your listening and dancing pleasure!

Ticket link is now live on our concerts page!

We are currently evaluating how to more forward for our 2021 season. 
In the meantime, here are a few more ways that SFS members and
other concertgoers can help:
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! We are far short of the 1,000 subscribers that will more easily allow us to use this platform for live streams. This will only take a minute and will cost nothing. You can enjoy some exerpts of past concerts there now!
Additional donations through the SFS webpage will be used either to support artists directly or to fund expenses of producing streamed concerts.
Volunteers or techs with experience streaming live or setting up virtual concerts, please contact us at concerts@seafolklore.org or volunteer@seafolklore.org.

Ticket buyers of cancelled 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 company is having difficulties, and may not have processed refunds for April and May cancellations. 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 had their concerts cancelled, 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.

Streamed Events: We will try to help spread the word about on-line and virtual concerts – check the latest posts below.  Please send us word of events that should be publicized! See posts below for more.
The Northwest Folklife Festival presents From Home to Home  – Seattle Children’s Festival Oct 24-25 (streaming live 11-1 each day, ondemand all weekend)
Many of the offerings from the virtual 2020 NW Folklife Festival are also available as an archive. https://www.nwfolklifestreaming.org/ )

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