Streamed Concerts and “Festivals”

Please send notices about on-line concerts and other virtual events to concerts@seafolklore.org, and we will try to keep this space updated. TIps and donations are very much encouraged for the performers offering their music!

Stay at Home Festival #2 – April 3, 4, & 5 Live stream features Laurie Lewis, John McCutcheon, Anders Hall, Alex Hargreaves, and many more. Access through their webpage https://www.stayathomefestival.com/ or view on Instagram. See the schedule here.

Anders Hall, who is part The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, whose Seattle April 4th concert was cancelled, will play Sunday morning –  listed at 8AM PST, it may be at 7AM with daylight savings)

Live Facebook concerts: Musicians of many genres are sharing performances on The Quarantine Sessions

 

#Stay at Home Festival this weekend on Instagram

Hanneke Cassel shares this news:
“I am excited to tell you that there is an amazing WORLD WIDE online Festival starting in a few minutes and Mike Block and I will be performing at 7pm EST (USA)  on Saturday (tomorrow!)  My friends  Galen Fraser and María San Miguel (along with María’s HERMANO, Diego San Miguel) dreamed up this whole scene and are making it happen in a BIG WAY in a SHORT TIME!

The STAY AT HOME FESTIVAL (#stayathomefestival) is happening on Instagram this whole weekend.  Some of my BESTIESSSSSS are performing… including but not limited to

Casey Driessen with Antti Järvelä  & Maija Pokela
Rushad Eggleston
Laura Cortese
Alasdair Fraser
Lissa Schneckenburger
Jenna Moynihan
Katie McNally &Neil Pearlman
Kevin Henderson
Colin Cotter

and SOOOO MANY MORE.  Schedule is attached.  Hope to see you for our set at 7pm EST on Saturday!  We may have a SPECIAL guest … on the off chance she hasn’t gone to bed yet…

SUPPORT the musicians and FULL SCHEDULE here:  https://stayathomefestival.com/

Streamed Events Calendar

Many thanks to Seattle singer Laura Bassett for putting together a public calendar to share news of streamed concerts or other events during challenging time!

View suggestions for live streamed concerts, virtual dances, and more, here: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=7vddohra68tqht89ja0a4b3kgs%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FLos_Angeles&fbclid=IwAR2UZGvtnjkmWWAs8Z-trc59HGaYou5rZFYe6wQtLuOX_0Tb2PQXOKbr6bQ

Share your suggestions to add to the calendar here:

A special Discount for SFS Members for upcoming concert at the Neptune: Natalie McMaster (March 16)(CONCERT POSTPONED)

(PLEASE NOTE – THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. The Neptune Theater and Seattle Theater Group have cancelled all events until through March 31, They will attmept to rebook these artists) The Seattle Theater Group has just offered a special discount for SFS members for an upcoming concert: wonderful Cape Breton fiddler Natalie McMaster on Monday, March 16.

See more info here: https://www.stgpresents.org/calendar/5539/natalie-macmaster

ONE OF CAPE BRETON, NOVA SCOTIA’S MOST IMPORTANT EXPORTS AND A SUPERSTAR IN THE CELTIC MUSIC WORLD (THOUGH SHE’S FAR TOO HUMBLE TO ADMIT IT), FIDDLER AND STEP-DANCER NATALIE MACMASTER HAS BUILT A STERLING, MULTI-DECADE CAREER ON ELECTRIFYING PLAYING AND MUST-SEE LIVE PERFORMANCES.   

Please use the passcode: fiddler to unlock a 15% SFS discount for tickets to Natalie MacMaster. This is a limited offer and is good as long as supplies last.

Monday, March 16, 2020
Doors at 7:00 pm
Show at 8:00 pm

Reserved Seating
All Ages / Bar with I.D.

$35.00 advance
$40.00 day of show
(not including fees) Purchase By Phone: 1-800-982-2787 or on-line

You may save on fees by buying in person at the Paramount box office located at 9th & Pine in downtown Seattle, open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm

A Wealth of music this Weekend!

A few events missed getting their listings in to the SFS Flyer, and an amazing amount of folk related events are happening just this mid-February weekend!(Organizers – please send your calendar listings to Flyer@seafolklore.org no later than the 15th of the month prior to your event for inclusion!)
Festivals:
West Coast Tionol – A celebration of Irish uilleann pipes! Feb 14-16, with special guest pipers, Joey Abarta and Cillian Vallely.
Opening party (address forwarded to registrants Friday Feb 14th.
Doric Lodge (619 N. 36th St. in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood)
Saturday & Sunday, Feb 15-16 – workshops, dconcerts, a dance, adn more!
Full Schedule: https://www.irishpipersclub.com/events/tionol2020

The Oly Old-time Festival (Olympia, WA) is now underway until Sunday
with workshops, concerts, and dances. Featured guests include Brad Leftwich and the Humdingers, the Evie Ladin & Keith Terry Duo, Ella Korth, Piney Gals, Sassafrass Sisters, and more.

In addiiton the Winter Feis festival of Scottish language, music, art, culture and dance is taking place at St Benedict’s School (4811 Wallingford Ave N, Seattle)

If you are in the mood for a wonderful evening of Scottish song, tickets are still available for the Jim and Susie Malcolm concert in the Phinney Center Saturday Feb. 15th. (advance tickets on-line until 12:30 Saturday, then a few more should be available at the door, payable by cash or check).

Don’t forget the Emerald City Contra Dance, the Bryan Bowers concert presented but the Pacific NW Folklore Society, in the Couth Buzzard and the Northwest Seaport Chantey Sing, all on Firday nght!

December & Early January Dances!

Just a sampling of the dances this month (see more dancing of all sorts listed in the SFS Flyer, or on the wonderful dance resource seattledance.org)
December 6 – A reminder that the Emerald City Contra Dance will not be in the usual location this week . The dance will be at OmCulture, 2210 N Pacific St, this night only as the Phinney Center readies for their Winter Festival. Music this week will be provided by Uncle Farmer, with Susan Petrick and LIndsey Dono sharing the calling (role terms will be Larks and Robins)

December 15 – The South Park Square Dance is now sponsored by SFS. This is a wonderful monthly community dance, with all ages and skill levels welcome, no experience needed! This event is very family friendly.
5-6PM Potluck & Jam
6-8PM Dance!
This month: Live dance music by Forrest Carroll and friends, calling by Amy Lynn Carroll
South Park Hall is a renovated 1926 building, located at 1253 S, Cloverdale St, Seattle, WA.

December 6, 20, January 3:  Skandia hosts Scandinavian dances the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at the Cedar Valley Grange, 20526-52nd Ave. West, in Lynnwood. December 20th is sure to be extra festive. The January 3rd dance will be free, with an all-comers band.

January 4 – Old-time Music and Dance Party The Old-time
Music and Dance Party is back to dance away the winter blues! On
Saturday, January 4th, gather at the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Community Hall. There will be a potluck and jamming from 12:30 to 2pm, then the Open Old Time Band will put all their hard work into practice from 2 to 4:30, while Sarah Comer teaches easy dances that make sure everybody has fun and nobody gets left behind. Bring your friends (and your instrument if you’ve got one!), whip up a potluck snack, and join in the fun. We hope to see you there! PNA Community Hall, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle (in the lower brick building). $5 suggested donation. Questions? Email Sarah Comer at fiddleteacher@hotmail.com.

Make Music Day June 21st – in Federal Way, too!

(Received too late to be included in the June Flyer, posted by Janine Barber):

MAKE  MUSIC FEDERAL WAY DEBUTS ON JUNE 21

Over 15 Free Outdoor Music Making Events to be Held across Federal Way as Part of Annual Global Celebration

 Federal Way Lions Club, Federal Way, June 21, 2019 – The first annual Make Music Federal Way, a wild and wonderful mix of over 15 free outdoor musical events, will make its debut on Friday, June 21. Make Music Federal Way is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music. This year, over 80 U.S. cities and the entire states of Vermont and Connecticut will host thousands of Make Music performances across the country as part of the world’s largest annual music event.

Make Music Day began in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique, and has spread to over 1,000 cities across 120 countries. Completely different from a typical musical festival, Make Music concerts are performed by anyone who wants to take part and enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend. From classical to folk, hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock, live music of all kinds resounds on streets, sidewalks, porches, plazas, parks, gardens, store fronts and other public spaces on the longest day of the year.

Highlights of Make Music Federal Way will include:

Town Square Park, 31600 Pete Von Reichbauer Way South

o   Sing-along at 9:30 am

o   Flag Raising at 10:30 am with trumpet and drums

o   Free Lessons in Blues Harmonica, Bucket Drumming, and Guitar strum-along (BYOG – bring your own guitar!)

o   All day drawings for gift baskets

o   A Touch of Class Big Band

o   Arthur Murray School of Dance

o   Japanese Calligraphy for Music Day

o   Instrument Petting Zoo

  • Libraries at 320th Street and 1st Avenue South
  • Funeral Alternatives:  Tibetan Singing Bowls
  • Songs for Children:  LA Fitness (Enchanted Pkwy) and We Rock the Spectrum

Any musician, amateur or professional, young or old, is invited to take part. Likewise, businesses, buildings, schools, churches, and other institutions can visit the website to offer their spaces as concert locations.

A full schedule of events will be posted on the Facebook page for Make Music Federal Way

About Make Music Day – Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in over 1,000 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. This year, over 80 U.S. cities and the entire states of Vermont and Connecticut are organizing Make Music celebrations, encompassing thousands of music making opportunities nationwide. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance. For more information, please visit www.makemusicday.org.

This event is sponsored by the City of Federal Way, the Federal Way Lions Club, 4Culture, Sound Publishing, and King County Libraries in Federal Way.

 

Claudia Schmidt in Seattle Concert, Sunday, June 9

Claudia Schmidt is back again for the fifth year in a row at Couth Buzzard Books for a Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Concert on Sunday, June 9. She loves the intimate, totally-acoustic setting of the Couth where she and the audience can interact at the same level. If you listened to the Prairie Home Companion show in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s you certainly knew Claudia Schmidt, one of Garrison Keillor’s regular performers. She is ubiquitous, a folk, jazz and blues singer, poet, and multi-instrumentalist. Her work is “a quirky and wonderful hodge-podge (her word!) of music, poetry, story, laughter. drama, and celebrating the moment… what you get is a unique look at the world from someone who says what she sees with clarity, humor, and wonder.” Garrison Keillor said “when
Claudia sings a song, it stays sung.” With her infectious energy and joy Claudia will perform on Sunday, June 9, 7:30 pm, at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle. No reservations, come early for a good seat. A $15 donation is requested at the door.

(This article missed being included in our June Flyer. Submitted by Stewart Hendrickson)

Corrections & Additions to May calendar items

We will add items here that missed being listed in our May Flyer as we are notified:
Many, many performances and participatory, singing, dancing, and music making of all sorts at the annual Northwest Folklife Festival, May 24- 27. See the whole on-line schedule here: nwfolklife.org/2019-festival-schedule/

Peter McKee’s two hour, one-man show, ”Pete: The Songs and Times of Pete Seeger” has been rescheduled from the original date of Monday, May 27 to Saturday, May 25, from noon to 2:00 PM, at the same location – the Armory Lobby, third floor. during the Northwest Folklife Festival

May 31 – Paul Anastasio and Fire of Tierra Caliente  (Paul Anastasio, Juan Manuel Barco and Elena DeLisle) present a free workshop and concert at the Hillman CIty Collaboratory, 5623 Ranier Ave S – 5PM workshop,  7:00PM  concert.

Free Concerts & Workshops by Paul Anastasio & Fire of Tierra Caliente – May 31 & June 7

Paul Anastasio and Fire of Tierra Caliente  (Paul Anastasio, Juan Manuel Barco and Elena DeLisle) are back!  The trio will be hosting two FREE back to back workshops and concerts this Spring. This series of concerts/workshops is generously paid for through a grant from 4Culture.
The concerts will feature Paul Anastasio’s original music in the style of Tierra Caliente, Mexico.
The workshops will feature  accessible pieces from the traditional repertoire of the Hotlands. All instruments welcome.
Advance orders of Paul Anastasio and Fire of Tierra Caliente’s new CD, Ecos de Tierra Caliente, a collection of Paul’s original tunes in the Calentano style, will also be available at the concerts!
Join the group
May 31st at the Hillman City Collaboratory  – 5623 Ranier Ave S – at 5:00 for a workshop, and then again at 7:00 for a concert. Stay tuned to find out if there will  be  a potluck dinner before the concert.
June 7th  at 4:30 for a workshop followed by a concert at 7:30 in a private home setting.  Please e-mail: sono@springwood-usa.comfor reservations and location.