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

Emerald City Contra moves to Om Culture for (Dec. 1st) one night only

Just another reminder – the Friday night contra dance moves to Om Culture – 2210 N Pacific St , only for Dec. 1st! (This is a once-a-year move, while the Phinney Center gets set up for Winter Fest) The band is Contra Sutra – Dave Bartley (guitar, mandolin), Ryan McKasson (fiddle) and Marni Rachmiel (flute, saxophone) with special guest percussionist Julie Bennett from Olympia. Susan Petrick calls the dances. Admission to tonight’s dance is $12/$10 members/ $7 students. http://seattledance.org/contra/emeraldcity

Additional Events (These listings arrived too late for inclusion in the December Flyer)

“Underground” Latin American Christmas Programs
Christmas music from 18th century Latin America, including music from Cuba, Mexico, Bolivia, and Argentina. Soprano Danielle Sampson and a stellar band led by Stephen Stubbs will perform works by Esteban Salas, Manuel de Zumaya, Manuel Gaytan de Arteaga, Domenico Zipoli and more. Between the pieces,Henry Lebedinsky will share some insights into the stories behind the music.
This movable feast of Christmas treasures comes to three Underground venues, as well as offering some highlights of the program at the new Sanctuary in the City FREE lunchtime concert series at the crossroads of Downtown and Belltown.
For more info on all the listed concerts, see the Early Music Underground website.

Saturday, December 2, 7:30-9:30 pm
Cabaret Concert on Whidbey Island
St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church
5217 Honeymoon Bay Rd.
Freeland, WA 98249
Admission: $25 general; $20 seniors (65+), under 12 FREE      
Sunday, December 3, 3:00-5:00 pm 
Matinee Concert with complimentary wine
Resonance at SOMA Towers
288 106th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Admission: $25Tuesday, December 5, 7:00-9:00 pm
Cabaret Concert with Signature Multimedia Show
Naked City Brewery and Taphouse
8564 Greenwood Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98105
Admission: $20, $15 under age 30, includes complimentary house beer, cider, or glass of wine (up to $7) 21+ only
ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
Wednesday, December 6, 12:10-12:50 pm 
Sanctuary in the City – FREE Lunchtime Concert
Christ Our Hope at the Josephinum
1902 2nd Ave. (at Stewart St.)
Seattle, WA 98101
FREE, with donations gladly accepted


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 http://seattledance.org/family

Free Seattle Summer outdoor concerts and dances

Downtown Seattle’s Out to Lunch (OTL) 2017 summer concert series is bigger than ever, with music every day of the week, and not just at lunch! This free, outdoor series brings live, lunchtime music to 12 downtown locations from July 5 to Sept. 1. All concerts take place from 12-1:30 p.m., except on Mondays, when you can find late afternoon entertainment to downtown venues from 4:30-6 p.m.
See more info here:  https://downtownseattle.org/events/out-to-lunch/

Free Summer outdoor dances

Dancing til Dusk continues free evenings of music, dance lessons, and dancing until August 29 in various downtown locations! See the rest of the summer schedule here:  http://www.danceforjoy.biz/dancingtildusk/august.html
Tuesdays are in Westlake Park; Thursdays are in Freeway Park. The series culminates Aug 29 with the Valse Café Orchestra – Waltz and more for a Ball Blanc. 

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.

 

Friday March 25th, The Whateverly Brothers at the Couth Buzzard

(This date was incorrectly listed in the March SFS Flyer.) The Whateverly Brothers are known for their broad-spectrum folk and wide-ranging repertoire. From doowap to Celtic to singer-songwriter to sea shanties, they give each song a special treatment. Band members: Dan Roberts, Chris Glanister, Rob Kneisler. Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe. 7:30 – 9:30, free (donations encouraged). Info: fremonster1@yahoo.com, https://facebook.com/The-Whateverly-Brothers, or buonobuzzard.com

A Winter Solstice Concert update

There is a change to a published member event due to a scheduling conflict.
[Note: this is not the SFS concert — that is later that night at Phinney Ridge as usual]

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Celtic and Balkan tunes & seasonal songs and poems, strings plucked & bowed, clarinet & drums will fire up one of the longest nights of the year.
with Stanley Greenthal & SeaMuse

Saturday, December 19th – at 4 PM
Café Solstice
4116 University Way NE – Seattle
206-675-0850
$15 cover, $6 youths 6 to 17
Call: 206-325-9011 for reservations, or email: stanleygreenthal@gmail.com
Tickets also available from brown paper tickets