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.

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

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.

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.

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