Please send notices about on-line concerts and other virtual events to firstname.lastname@example.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
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
Katie McNally &Neil Pearlman
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/
(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
All Ages / Bar with I.D.
$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 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!)
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
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!
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)
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: email@example.com
for reservations and location.
SFS has started a YouTube channel! Thanks to videographer Mark Jaroslaw for filming some of our recent concerts, and to Richard GIllmann for setting up the channel. You can see short clips from concerts by Frankie Gavin, Joe Jencks, Jim Malcolm, and Low Lily, with more content coming soon. Take a look: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLZUJ8Fw8hVKnljoyhC9wyw
Please help us keep up with all the folk-related events in the Seattle area, by sending your listings for inclusion in our mothly newsletter. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 15th of the previous month. Here are a few events that missed the dealine:
Thursdy Feb. 28 – Aunt Mama’s Story Table celebrates Black History Month! Seattle Storytellers Guild and Auntmama invite you to hear Jourdan Imani Keith, Amber Flame, Kathya Alexander 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the Madison Park Starbucks, 4000 E. Madison Join us for Tales, Tunes, Poetry, Essay, You Say
Saturday – March 2 – Moon Dog Stringband, with Vivian Leva – 7:30 at the Ballard Homestead: Vivian Leva grew up steeped in the Appalachian and country music of her Lexington, VA home. On “Time Is Everything”, her label debut, Leva earns a spot in the lineage of great neo-traditional songwriters like Gillian Welch and Sarah Jarosz. The Moon Dog Stringband is a new old time/bluegrass trio featuring Seattle-born Leo Shannon (also of The Onlies) and Grand Ole Opry regulars Sterling Abernathy and Jake Stargel. Tickets/info: here
Sunday, March 3 – Shake the Hall, Smash the Wall Contra Dance – Fundraiser Contra Dance to benefit immigrant rights. 3 – 7PM: All proceeds from the event and CD sales go to the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. Washington Hall (153 14th Ave, Seattle WA) Music by Countercurrent & friends, Callers: Lindsey Dono, Michael Karcher, & Susan Michaels Minimum donation $10 (no upper limit!)
Light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be available, feel free to contribute those if you wish
Come to the Phinney/Greenwood neighborhood for all day activities! Here are a few highlights of Make Music PhinneyWood (see an updated schedule at www.phinneycenter.org/calendar/makemusicday/ after June 19th)
Please help share pictures and experiences on social media #MakeMusicSeattle.
- Different Drummer, a multi-genre chamber ensemble comprised of violin, cello, double bass and percussion, invites listeners to an open rehearsal in the Heart of Phinney Park 10am – 1pm
- The Greenwood Library features storytimes in the morning, instrument making and Junk Jam Band with Seattle ReCreative 3-5pm, an Instrument Petting Zoo with Music Center of the Northwest 4-5:30pm, and a Rounds Singing workshop for adults (all ages welcome) led by Sandy Buchner aka Zelda Starfire 6-7:15. Workshop participants have a chance to show off with a short performance at 7:20 in the Library Courtyard! https://www.spl.org/…/greenwood-br…/greenwood-branch-events…
- A-1 Piano will have a piano on the street for passersby to do impromptu concerts.
- Seattle Song Circle hosts an open sing (5-7pm) and the Ukestra performs and leads a “strum -a-long” (concert 7-7:45, hosted jam for singers and all instruments 7:45 – 8:30pm) on the lawn of the Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave N.
- An open jam of northern dance tunes (French Canadian, Irish, New England & beyond) will be hosted by Brad, Valerie, & friends, and a participatory dance by Sarah Comer’s Open Old Time Dance Band and the Seattle Collaborative Contra Band will take place in the Greenwood Hardware parking lot. (Jam session 5-7:15/ Easy Dances for All! 7:30 – 9pm )
- Salmon Bay Community Lending hosts 2 participatory jams: Jazz from 6-7:30 & Tango 7:30 – 9. Bring your instrument; lead sheets provided! There is also an open kids musicmaking area.
- Betsy Alexander teaches a free “Fiddling from Scratch” workshop 6pm at Illuminations Learning Studio (7720 Greenwood Ave N ) for all ages of the fiddle curious. Loaner instruments are available for both children and adults for the workshop.
Watch for these performances (subject to change):
All-ages performances in the Screening Room of Naked City Brewery
(8564 Greenwood Ave N) Happy hour prices 3-5pm
The Temporaries 3:15-4:00
Little Sara and the Night Owls 4:15 – 5:00PM
Heart of Phinney Park (67th & Greenwood, east or west corners):
Steve Church -folk, blues, & jazzy originals 3:30 – 4:00pm
Do Peterson Band – classic soul & folk 5pm
Strawberry Rocket – original rock trio 6pm
Phinney Ridge Orchestra 8:00
Phinney Ridge Youth Orchestra 8:30
The Phinery (6500 Phinney Ave N)
Phinney School of Music 5-5:30 pm
Starbucks (outside) 5-6pm
Ken Elia – Solo classical guitar and arrangements of pop/rock/jazz
Phinney Books: Mathew Benham – Jazz Guitaist 6-8 pm
3 Wishes Clothing: TBA
Couth Buzzard (in front of the store):
Jim Page – Seattle’s great songwriter and activist shares stories and songs starting at 3pm and throughout the evening.
Stage Door Cafe:
Stewart Hendrickson – solo fiddle, mostly Scandinavian 4pm
Johnson & Johnson Antiques (6820 Greenwood Ave N):
Cedron and N’Shama Sterling – Music that Touches the Heart – 7-9pm
Beats & Bohos (7200 Greenwood Ave N):
Kelly Blanchard & Blue Star Creeper 7 – 8pm
Abby London 6pm
The Lost Boy presents the Kewl Kidz 8pm
Verity Courtyard (8533 Greenwood Ave N):
Abraham Neuwelt – percussion & handpan 3:30 – 5:30
SaeMonae – solo rap 7pm
Phoebe Kinks – indie alternative band 7:30 pm
Moon Candy – all-women country rock band 8pm
Jav DaHart – solo songwriter a mix of hip hop, pop, rock and poetry 8:30pm