Different Venue for Nov 30 Dance, New Date for Dusty Strings OT Jam

November 30 – (Updated) Change of Location for the Emerald City Contra Dance!                                                                                                                                  

(While the Phinney Center sets up for the Winter Festival, the dance moves to The Greenwood Masonic Lodge, 7910 Greenwood Ave N – not Om Culture as was previously advertised) The band is RiffRaff from Olympia: Lindon Toney, Jesse Partridge, & River Scheuerel on fiddles, guitar, mandolin, and harmonica. Caller TBA See http://seattledance.org/contra/emeraldcity for info.

December’s Dusty Strings Old-Time Jam has moved to Dec 15, 3:30-5:30pm. This way it won’t conflict with the Dusty Strings Open House on Dec 8, when the room musicians usually play in will be full of cider and cookies and other activity. The Old-Time Jam led by Molly Tanenbaum will return to jamming on the 2nd Saturday in the new year.

We will update this listing when with other “late breaking news”.

Events that missed the November Flyer Listings

This is a reminder that our monthly newsletter, the SFS Flyer, is dependent on you (the organizers, fans, and volunteers) to submit events for our Folk Calendar.  Please send short listings of folk and traditional music, dance or arts to flyer@seafolklore.org by the 15th of the previous month for inclusion (Regular contributors should set up to enter your events through our web page from the Member Events link)
Here are a few events that missed being listed for November (more may be added as received):
November 17 & 18 –  Julefest – A Nordic Christmas Celebration (Nordic Museum, 2655 NW Market St)  Nordic food, music, crafts by local artisans. $7 general admission (additional $5 allows admission to the special VIking exhibit); kids 13 & under are free. See http://nordicmuseum.org/julefest for more info

November 18 – Vintersong Nordic Holiday Concert  3:30 PM, Ballard First Lutheran Church 2006 NW 65th St (Free, doantions requested) The Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association and the Northwest Edvard Grieg Society invite you to a Nordic holiday concert to top off the Ballard Yulefest weekend and ring in the joyous season of Advent. Norwegian guest artists soprano Reidun Horvei and pianist Inger-Kristine Riber will be joined by the Seattle-Bergen String Quartet with Allion Salvador, Rachel Nesvig, Aleida Gehrels, and Zoë Kohen Ley in original arrangements of traditional yuletide favorites. Joining in on the fun is the Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag under the direction of Martha Levenson.
This extraordinary concert is a free community event, and everyone is welcome to come and celebrate. Bring your friends and family, and help spread the word about this special day of musical joy and peace.
All donations will benefit the Seattle-Bergen String Quartet’s 2018 Norway tour with Reidun Horvei and Inger-Kristine Riber. Info here

November 23 – Our Big Neighborhood at Winterfest (Seattle Center Armory) 10am – 4pm Performances by Northwest Tap Connection, Tloke Nahuake Aztec Dancers, and Anzanga Marimba Ensemble; hands-on craft activities. Presented by Northwest Folklife – see www.nwfolklife.org/obn/winterfest/ for info.

November 24 –  Old Time Music and Dance Party (Phinney Center Community Hall; potluck & jam 12:30 – 2, dance 2-4:30 PM)
Come on out to hear live music from the Open Old Time Dance Band and Seattle Collaborative Contra Band! Learn a few easy folk dances (no experience needed, all dances taught on the spot!) play some tunes and enjoy some potluck chow! All ages welcome
12:30-2 Potluck and jam
2-4:30 Dancing!
Suggested $5 donation at the door.

November 25 – Boats for Bands
 (Tractor Tavern, 1-4PM) Come celebrate Seattle’s seafaring roots at the Bands for Boats benefit concert. Enjoy great music, food, and drinks at one of Seattle’s best known music venues while supporting Northwest Seaport’s non-profit museum ships. Join us at the Tractor Tavern for a delightful afternoon of great music, good food & drink, cookie decoration, silent auction, fabulous raffle prizes, and amazing ambiance.  $30 includes it all. (Must be 21+.) More info www.nwseaport.org/

November 30 – (Updated) Change of Location for the Emerald City Contra Dance! (While the Phinney Center sets up for the Winter Festival, the dance moves to The Greenwood Masonic Lodge, 7910 Greenwood Ave N) The band is RiffRaff from Olympia: Lindon Toney, Jesse Partridge, & River Scheuerel on fiddles, guitar, mandolin, and harmonica. Caller TBA


December 1 & 2 Winter Festival and Crafts Fair at the Phinney Center (10AM-5PM both days) 120+ local artisans & makers, live entertainment on two stages, homebaked goods and lunch options, coffee, and  (new this year) a beer & wine garden. $4 ($2 PNA members, kids 12 & under free, items also accepted for Familyworks Greenwood Foodbank) More info:  www.phinneycenter.org/calendar/winter-festival-18/ Entertainment schedule here

(and heads up for another date change next month) December’s Dusty Strings Old-Time Jam has moved to Dec 15, 3:30-5:30pm. This way it won’t conflict with the Dusty Strings Open House on Dec 8, when the room we usually play in will be full of cider and cookies and other activity. The Old-Time Jam led by Molly Tanenbaum will return to jamming on the 2nd Saturday in the new year.

Benefit Concert featuring Just Us Singers, October 20

(We regret that the following calendar item missed being listed in the October Flyer)  Saturday, October 20.  Benefit Concert featuring Just Us Singers – Beth Brunton, Mike Wold, Kris Zawisza, Linda Anderson.  Songs for a Just World – Come Sing Along!  4 pm, Jackson Place CoHousing Dining Room, 800 Hiawatha Place S., 98144.  Free event; all donations go to Yes for clean energy I-1631 and S. Seattle Climate Action Network.  Contact:  Mike Wold, mikewoldseattle@gmail.com, 206-769-4204.

Correction in the September SFS Flyer: Dusty Strings Music School celebrates ten years!

CORRECTION: Contrary to the article printed in the September SFS Flyer, Doug McLeod will NOT be teaching at Dusty Strings this year. An article from 2017 was mistakenly included in the recent issue. The Flyer editor regrets the error.

Here is the correct article, which will be in the October Flyer:

Dusty Strings Music School celebrates ten years!

As Education Director for Dusty Strings, it’s an ongoing joy to work with our artists and teachers as we continue developing a program for students of all ages, levels, and backgrounds to learn and grow. This month marks Dusty Strings Music School’s tenth anniversary and, thanks to our teachers, students, staff, and visiting artists, we’re thriving more than ever!

 

At Dusty Strings, our mission is simple: to help bring music into people’s lives. Ten years ago, we were already a thriving retail business. The idea of creating a whole school within our store where students could have access not only to private lessons, but also to group classes, free jams, and exciting concerts and events, was an irresistible challenge we wanted fully to embrace.

 

Each year we’ve added more teachers with the goal of introducing our students to more types of musical styles. Just as in our retail store, we’ve sought to provide only the best knowledge and expertise of musical instruments and how to play them, in an environment that’s friendly, welcoming, and non-judgmental. Our core belief is that anyone can play a musical instrument and sing!

 

Today, there are forty teachers on our roster, all of whom are professional, working musicians that represent a broad spectrum of musical styles. More than 300 students come regularly for private lessons and group classes, many of whom have become familiar faces to our staff. Throughout the year, our concerts and special events continue to draw top-notch performers and eager audiences alike.

 

Music is for everyone. We strive to be a community where folks can play music together, make new friends, and endlessly explore the fabric of American musical forms and traditions. To all our students, parents, teachers, audiences and performers, we say thank you. Our School would not be what it is without you, and we look forward to the next ten years!

 

Jonathan Shue

Education Director

Dusty Strings Music Store & School

school@dustystrings.com

House Concert: Tristan Le Govic, Breton harper, singer, and storyteller

Tuesday, August 28

Tristan Le Govic, Breton harper, singer, and storyteller, in a house concert at beautiful Arborea House in Woodinville WA, 8 pm. Tristan was raised in the Celtic culture of Brittany in northwest France, and is internationally known as an artist in that tradition. $15, cash or check only. Please e-mail joycerice40@gmail.com for further info, to reserve your seat, and receive address and directions.

Free Outdoor Summer Concert & Dance Series – Send us your recommendations!

There are free outdoor concerts and dances all over the greater Seattle area in the summer! Send us your recommendations (especially folk, world, and roots music) and we’ll add them to our list. Email to volunteer@seafolklore.org.
The City of Kenmore Thursday night series
6:30 – 8:30 at St. Edwards Park, starting July 12
Notable in the lineup is Vivan Leva and Friends on  playing for a Square Dance with Charmain Slaven calling,  on  July 19th.  We hope a few songs will also be in the mix! Here is a sample: Vivian Leva & Riley Calgagno, “Wishes and Dreams”

Though still in college, Leva’s musical roots run deep. She grew up going to fiddle festivals with her parents, both acclaimed roots musicians themselves who perform as the duo Jones and Leva. Her father, James, is a respected multi-instrumentalist who learned knee-to-knee from old-time legends like Tommy Jarrell and Doug Wallin, while her mother, Carol Elizabeth, picked up bygone songs from a now lost generation of singers and recorded with the pioneering bluegrass duo Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard. Leva soaked up this influence at a young age, and, at age 9, began penning songs and performing with her father at venues like the prestigious Carter Family Fold.

Hawaiian slack key guitar is featured at the August 2nd concert with Patrick Landeza  Patrick Landeza with H?lau Hula Pulamahiaikalikolehua, in the same series.  See the whole ine-up here:  KenmoreConcertSeries

Dancing til Dusk 2018 starts July 10th:  14 summer evenings of free music, dance lessons and dancing in downtown Seattle parks.

1st hour is a beginning dance lesson, no experience or partner required!

Washboard Cutups play July 10th for Dancing til Dusk.
KGB plays waltes and more for Dancing til Dusk, July 12th.

The City of Edmonds Concerts – 3 series!

2018 Summer Concerts in City Park,
3rd Ave S and Pine St  Sundays, 3 – 4pm
*Concerts cancelled at 2:30 pm in case of rain

 

July 29: Bayou Envie (Zydeco)

Aug 5: Global Heat (Neo-Soul/R&B/Funk)

Aug 12: Jazz Underground (contemporary Big Band Jazz)

Aug 19: The Gothard Sisters (Celtic music and dance)

Aug 26: Scott Lindenmuth Group (contemporary instrumental music)

 


2018 Hazel Miller Plaza Tuesday Concerts,
5th Ave S & Maple St Tuesdays, Noon – 1 pm
Concerts take place rain or shine.

July 17:  Cascade Percussion Ensemble (Baroque to Contemporary)

July 24: Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre’s production of “Stellaluna,” based on the beloved book by Janell Cannon

July 31: Choroloco (Brazilian Jazz)

Aug 7: Cosmo’s Dream (Americana)

Aug 14: The Harmonica Pocket (Kiddie Rock)

Aug 21: The Misadventures of Cap’n ARRR (Pirate Comedy)


2018 Hazel Miller Plaza Thursday Concerts, 5th Ave S & Maple St

Thursdays, 5 – 6:30 pm   Concerts take place rain or shine.

July 19: Rouge (Music of Paris and more)

July 26: Classic Klezmer Trio (Klezmer and Classical)

Aug 2: IvyLane (acoustic duo)

Aug 9: Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons (Americana Roots)

Aug 16: Maya Soleil (African music and dance)

Aug 23: Tiller’s Folly (Americana/Folk/Celtic)

Thank you to Hazel Miller Summer Concert Sponsor Hazel Miller Foundation

  


All concerts are accessible for persons with disabilities
Call 425-771-0228 or 425-771-0230 for information
Concerts program subject to change

WHIDBEY ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Whidbey Island Music Festival is delighted to announce it’s thirteenth summer season of chamber music concerts. This season will present a wide-ranging series of six performances of four different programs, all on period instruments. The Whidbey Island Music Festival is a beloved annual event that presents great performances of baroque and classical chamber music in relaxed and intimate venues on beautiful Whidbey Island, with repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Beethoven and beyond. We bring music of the past four centuries to life with vivid and moving concert performances on period instruments.

All six concerts take place at
St. Augustine’s in-the-woods
5217 Honeymoon Bay Road
Freeland, WA 98249

July 27-August 5th 2018

Complete artist and program information is available at www.whidbeyislandmusicfestival.org.

Advanced purchase tickets are $20/$10 students and military.
Tickets are available at the door one hour before each performance
General admission $25/seniors$20/students and military $10.
Festival Pass is $80/4 concerts
Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com and by calling 1-800-838-3006.

Make Music Day is this Thursday, June 21st!

 

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

Makeda Coffee:
Abby London 6pm
Ethos 7pm
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

Recruiting Participants and Volunteers to Be Part of “Make Music Day,” June 21

Make Music Day is a celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 800 cities in 120 countries. It is a true celebration of music, bringing together all ages, amateur and professional musicians, and music lovers, with all events free and open to the public.
As we shared in the past two issues of the Flyer, SFS is part of a group planning coordinated events along the Phinney Greenwood neighborhood for  “Make Music PhinneyWood!” From 3 to 9pm on Thursday, June 21st, we aim to fill the streets, courtyards, and parks along the business district of Phinney & Greenwood Avenues with as much music as possible. Volunteers are needed to help stage manage some locations, guide people or help with participatory events, help with a “make your own instrument” craft station, document with photographs, or simply add your energy to the event. We are looking at proposals for mini-workshops,  song leaders, street musicians, and more. This will be the first “Make Music Phinneywood.” You can see more information, as well as links to apply to perform, lead a workshop, or host events at www.phinneycenter.org/calendar/makemusicday/
E-mail  volunteer@seafolklore.org to share your suggestions, ask questions, or otherwise get involved.

If you are not in the Phinney neighborhood, we also invite our
members to start events all across town. Host a jam, flash mob,
singalong, or song circle in your neighborhood! We would love
to see SFS mentioned as part of your folk-music-related
offerings. To see other events from last year and to get ideas
and info about registering an event for this year, see
makemusicday.org/seattle. After you have registered with Make Music Seattle or another city in the Puget Sound region, please
let us know, so we can list a compilation of events.

Nordic Fiddlers Bloc in Concert on April 28, workshop on April 29

The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc returns on April 28 and 29 for a Saturday night Seattle concert and Sunday Workshops. From driving dance tunes to dreamy airs, this wildly popular band of master Nordic musicians,  from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands have gained a reputation for their gripping and unique blend of fiddle music since 2009.

The Saturday concert is now sold out. There is a very small chance of  a couple of tickets being released at the door

Music workshops by Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden) and Kevin Henderson (Shetland Islands) will be presented by Skandia (co-sponsored by SFS and the NW Scottish Fiddlers) on Sunday April 29.  If interested, see below for more info.

Fiddle Workshops with The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc
sponsored by Skandia Folkdance Society, Seattle Folklore Society, and Northwest Scottish Fiddlers
Sunday, April 29, 2018 beginning at 10:00 a.m.
at a private home in north Ballard (Seattle), WA  For address and additional information: music@skandia-folkdance.org

10am – 11:15am    Olav Luksengård Mjelva
10am – 11:15am   Kevin Henderson
11:30am – 12:45pm    Anders Hall

Cost:  Skandia , SFS , & NWSF Members: two sessions $30, one session $20, Kids $10/session.
Non-members: two sessions $35, one session $25   Note: Cash or checks only