Windborne workshop added – March 17, 1-3 PM

The New England vocal harmony quartet Windborne will also present a singers’ workshop on the afternoon of their SFS concert, in the Phinney neighborhood.
March 17, at 1pm at the Home Street Bank Community
Center, 7307 GreenwoodAve N, Seattle, WA 98103 – a few blocks from the concert (suggested donation, sliding scale $25 – $10). More details can be found on, or leave a message at 206-923-8923.
There is limited seating: workshop attendees admitted on a first-come basis.

Tickets now on sale for 2018 Concerts!


Tickets are now on sale for many 2018 concerts, and additional advance tickets will become available 60 days before each upcoming show. We have an exciting season coming up, starting with a 2-concert weekend on January 20 & 21st. Autoharp master, songwriter, and story teller Bryon Bowers is joined by Anna Schaad-Montgomery, fiddle and viola and Geoff Goodhue, guitar and mandolin for our opening date.  On Sunday, Jan 21st, we present Sver, in a concert co-sponsored by the Skandia Folkdance Society. This dynamic Norwegian/Swedish group weave dreamy tunes with pounding and swinging renditions of traditional dance music along with their own original compositions, with fiddle, hardangerfiddle, viola, diatonic accordion, guitar, and drums. January 27th features four fine local songwriters (Annie Ford, Reggie Garrett,  J. R. Rhodes and Nelson Wright) performing in the round.

February 3rd is the only Washington State appearance of the Irish traditional group Open the Door for Three (Liz Knowles – fiddle, Kieran O’Hare – uilleann pipes, Pat Broaders – vocals, bouzouki & guitar).
February 10th brings back articulate award winning songwriter Dan Weber.
February 17th will celebrate the CD release of the Downtown Mountain Boys.

Find out more info about these and other upcoming shows on our concert listings

Family Dance – November 5th, January 14, February 11, & March 11

Coming on Sunday, Nov 5 –
One-time change in schedule to the  FIRST SUNDAY
2:30 – 4:30 in Rm 7 of the “Blue Building”
Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave N,  Seattle

music by  Bonnie Zahnow, WB Reid, Terry Wergeland and their students – the Musical Socks
calling from Abi Hobart of Bellingham and Amy Carroll – SFD organizer

Future dances on:

Jan 14
Feb 11
Mar 11
And in May at the Northwest Folklife Festival

Come join the fun!

Simple dances for kids under 10 and their families
For more information, see

SFS Annual Picnic scheduled for Sunday, August 14th

SFS Annual Picnic Invitation Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Please come to the Seattle Folklore Society’s annual potluck picnic. Bring your instruments, voices, and a big pot of your favorite family recipe. The picnic is a great time to meet our board members and each other, talk about SFS, and join in some singing.

The Picnic is Sunday, August 14th from 5 to 8 PM. Jack Aldrich has once again graciously opened his home to us. Jack’s address is in Seattle’s Maple Leaf neighborhood. (Call 206-782-0505 for address)

All of us on the SFS board are looking forward to seeing you at the Picnic!

Fall 2016 Concert Series Announced

The SFS Concert Committee has a great list of concerts lined up for Fall 2016. Check out the full line-up here and mark your calendars. Tickets go on sale at Brown Paper Tickets for each show approximately 60 days before the concert date.

Sept 24: Eliza Gilkyson
Oct 1: Bruce Molsky
Oct 2: Tannahill Weavers
Oct 8: Nordic Fiddlers Bloc
Oct 16: Jamie Laval
Oct 22: Kenny White
Nov 5: (TBA)
Nov 13: Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons
Nov 19: Lucy Kaplansky
Nov 26:  Heidi Muller & Bob Webb

More information on each show will be added to the individual listings before tickets go on sale.