Concerts

Upcoming Seattle Folklore Society Concerts

DownTown Mountain Boys
Feb 17, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

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The DownTown Mountain Boys celebrate the release of their third CD, Hey John, at this Seattle Folklore Society concert
 
Gangspil - Kristian Bugge, Sonnich Lydom & Vidar Skrede
Feb 25, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

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Two of Denmarks leading folk musicians take you along on a tour around the music traditions of their home country, backed up by the great Norwegian guitarist Vidar Skrede!
 
McKasson and McDonald
Mar 03, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

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Masters of Scottish & Celtic tradition exploring its boundaries
 
Windborne
Mar 17, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

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Specializing in close harmony singing, this New England quartet has sought out living masters of traditional US singing styles and other styles around the world, to develop a deep connection to their songs and to the people they come from. The result is engaging performances, filled with vibrant energy, beautiful, close harmonies, and maybe some banjo and percussion to round it all out. Windborne is a treat to listen to and watch!
 
John Gorka w/opener Amilia K Spicer (SOLD OUT)
Mar 24, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

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(This concert is sold out) John says he creates folk music. If that means funny, sharp, and memorable lyrics, as well as tunes that stick in your head, he's right. And he's very, very good at it. His stunning baritone is a definite bonus.
 
Kray Van Kirk
Mar 31, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

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Thoughtful, sometimes funny, and evocative songs, presented with the voice of a troubadour and terrific musical presence
 
Alice Wallace
Apr 07, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

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With a style strongly influenced by classic country songstresses like Patsy Cline and Emmylou Harris, Wallace's impeccable vocals and melodic, literate song-crafting skills bring a fresh touch to authentic Americana music. Alice will be joined on stage by her top-notch band of musicians: Tom Bremer on guitar, Austin Callender on bass, and Josh Huppert on drums.
 
True North
Apr 14, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

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Americana quartet True North is emerging as a Pacific Northwest powerhouse of intelligent, memorable songs, and lush instrumental and vocal performances, with the crazy-good picking and harmonies of a band deeply rooted in traditional folk and bluegrass genres. 
 
The Press Gang - trad Irish music from Portland Maine
Apr 15, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

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A bold new sound has emerged in New England's traditional music scene: The Press Gang fuses the talents of squeezebox player Christian Junior Stevens, fiddler Alden Robinson, flute-player and vocalist Hanz Araki, and guitarist Owen Marshall into a high-octane musical partnership. The quartet blends their skill and fluency in traditional Irish music with their curiosity and aptitude for other styles. The joy that these musicians pour into playing music together is unmistakable and infectious. The result is a unique sound; at once energetic and sensitive, innovative and reverent.
 
Berkley Hart
Apr 21, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

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“Jeff Berkley and Calman Hart can bring you to tears and make you laugh … in the same song!! And they’ll add some food for thought for good measure. I have seen them several times and I never leave their concerts without a huge grin on my face.” – Steve Brogden, concert presenter.
 
The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc
Apr 28, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

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Driving dance music to haunting airs by a dynamic fiddle trio from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands: Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden) and Kevin Henderson (Shetland Islands)
 
3 Play Ricochet!
May 06, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

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3 Play Ricochet plays Americana traditional and modern acoustic music (bluegrass, ragtime, old-time, blues, country, jazz,...) with humor, taste, and passion!
 
Ellis Paul Plays Seattle
May 12, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

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Ellis Paul is one of those gifted singer/songwriters. Though some may refer to him as a folksinger, he is more, for lack of a better word, a singular storyteller, a musician whose words reach out from inside and yet also express the feelings, thoughts and sensibilities that most people can relate to in one way or another, regardless of age or upbringing.
 
Direct from Ireland - Gerry O'Connor, with Richard Mandel
May 19, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

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Irish fiddler Gerry O'Connor is best known for his playing with the bands Lá Lúgh and Skylark. He has toured and recorded with members of numerous legendary groups including Planxty, Bothy Band, De Dannan, Boys of the Lough and the Chieftains. He is accompanied on this tour by fine Bay Area guitarist Richard Mandel.
 

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