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

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 facebook.com/events/748194712038354, 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

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!