The Annual SFS Picnic is August 13th at Magnuson Park

SFS Annual Picnic Invitation
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Please come to the Seattle Folklore Society’s annual potluck
picnic. Bring your instruments, your 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 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. This year,
we are holding it at Warren G. Magnuson Park, Shelter 2. The
park address is 7400 Sand Point Way NE. Shelter 2 is below
Kite Hill, near the E4 Parking lot at the end of Shoreline Drive.
Look for our SFS Park Permit signs. Please bring potluck food,
and in keeping with park regulations, non-alcoholic beverages.
You can download a map of Magnuson Park from the City at:
http://www.seattle.gov//Documents/Departments/
ParksAndRecreation/Reserve/Picnic/Magnuson.pdf.
All of us on the SFS board are looking forward to seeing you at
the picnic!

The SFS Fall Season is up, some tickets are on sale

Our concert season will start on September 16, with Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands – award winning west coast bluegrass from an internationally renowned  singer, songwriter, fiddler, and bandleader with a high power band. The season continues with fine traditional Irish music by button accordion player John Whelan & fiddler Dale Russ, and blues from Steve James (Sept. 30), Alice Stuart (Sunday October 8).  Americana, old-time, bluegrass, contemporary songwriting, and more – view the whole season on our concert link! Tickets for each concert go on sale 60 days prior.

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

JeConte and the Mali Allstars

JeConte and the Mali AllStars, including former member of Habib Koite and Bamada, Djeli Madou Kone talking drummer, and n’goni player will be on a West Coast Tour November 1-23rd, 2014.The record that they recorded during the coup d’etait , ‘The Mali Blues,’ made the top ten list for World Music Central last year and Putamayo listed the record as #4.

They will have several performances in Washington Nov.17-23rd, 2014.

Nov 17: Jazz Alley Seattle, WA

Nov 20: Rhythm & Rye Olympia, WA

Nov 21: ‘ West Africa Live’ a benefit for Gambia HELP and the children at the Town Hall. Later that evening, they will perform at the Royal Room, for the final set, another benefit for Guinea, following the group, ‘ Message from Guinea.’

Nov 22: Maxim’s in Columbia city on the 22nd. The Rafael Tranquilio Band will open for them and it will be a showcase of American and Mali Blues.

Nov 23: an acoustic set for the North West Film and Forum. We are featured in the film,” The Last Song Before the War filmed in Bamako, Mali.”

Nov 23 Rumba Notes Lounge, a new African lounge that opened two weeks ago, also located in Columbia City.

You can find more information on their tour here:

http://themaliblues.com/tour.html

http://www.axs.com/jeconte-and-the-mali-allstars-visit-seattleys-jazz-alley-on-2014-u-s-t-17781