Concerts

Unless otherwise noted, advance tickets may be purchased 60 days before each concert: on-line or by phone from Brown Paper Tickets, or in person at prior SFS concerts (payable by cash or check).

Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore
Sep 22, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

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Singer Mollie O’Brien and guitarist Rich Moore have for over 30 years steadfastly made it their mission to unlock the secrets of the diverse array of styles that comprise the canon of American Roots Music. Geniuses at interpretation and never sacrificing the essence of the songs they tackle, they are at home with their musical selves. They are unafraid of risk taking, authoritative in their performance and at the very top of their game. And to top it all off, they’re fun.
 
Fiddlers of the Northwest Showcase Concert
Sep 29, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

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SFS presents a special showcase featuring four notable fiddlers living in the Northwest. Hosted by Vivian Williams, the show will be a sampling of short sets from some of the Northwest’s finest: Ramon Selby (Western swing), Lisa Ornstein (Quebecois), Karen England with Touloulou (Cajun), and Armin Barnette (Southern Old-time)
 
David Mallet
Oct 06, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

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Singer-songwriter, David Mallett, one of America’s true original troubadours
 
Evie Ladin and Keith Terry
Oct 13, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

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banjo box bass body music neo-trad kinetic folk
 
The Fretless
Oct 20, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

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Fresh, and progressive - This young band is taking string music to fascinating places as it transforms Celtic fiddle tunes, folk melodies and chamber music into intricate and beautiful arrangements.
 
Kathy Kallick Band
Oct 21, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

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The Kathy Kallick Band is based along the west coast — Kathy and Tom are from the San Francisco Bay Area, Annie’s from Portland, Cary from Seattle, and Greg from Anchorage — but their powerful mixture of original and classic material, mirroring their distinctive combination of traditional and contemporary sensibilities, has great appeal everywhere. There [...]
 
Randal Bays and John Coyne
Oct 27, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

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Randal Bays and John Coyne bring power and passion to the traditional music of Ireland. Join us for a night of fiddle tunes - the reels and jigs that are the hallmark of the Irish tradition - plus a great selection of songs, a few stories, all delivered with the heartfelt wish to share the to share the wild beauty of Irish music with their audience.
 
Greg Ruby presents music of Oscar Alemán
Nov 03, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

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Seattle-based guitarist, composer, bandleader and educator Greg Ruby specializes in jazz music from the first half of the 20th century. On November 3rd, he will bring a full band to the SFS stage to share the compositions and arrangements of the great 1930’s swing guitarist, Oscar Alemán. An unsung hero of the Parisian jazz guitar scene of the swing era, Alemán rivaled the infamous Django Reinhardt.
 
Childsplay - Fiddlers, Fiddles, and Fiddlemaker, with guest Karan Casey (at the Nordstrom Recital Hall - Benroya)
Nov 11, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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A special co-sponsored concert at the Nordstrom Recital Hall (Benroya)! An extraordinary group of musicians ranging from members of the Boston Symphony to some of the leading virtuosos of the Irish, Scottish and Appalachian fiddle traditions, playing violins made by Bob Childs - this tour will also feature the beautiful voice of Irish singer Karan Casey, Irish step-dancer Kevin Doyle, a recipient of the National Heritage award, and dancer Molly Gawler from Pilobolus. See the expanded listing for a SFS member discount code (all ticket sales are through the Benroya Hall box office or website) Tickets are now on sale.
 
Norah Rendell and the Lost 40
Nov 17, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

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Featuring Live Ireland’s “Best Irish Vocalist of 2011, 2012 and 2016”, Canadian singer, Norah Rendell heads up a powerful song-based trio with top-notch multi-instrumentalists, Brian Miller and Randy Gosa. Inspired by Celtic traditions from Newfoundland to Minnesota, Norah Rendell and the Lost Forty unearth heirloom songs with Irish-American and Canadian roots and perform them with passion and nuance.
 
West My Friend
Nov 24, 2018, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

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Described as everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk, West My Friend has an acoustic blend of instruments and three-part harmonies that challenges the conventions of popular music. The band features pure and thrillingly elastic vocals with catchy arrangements of guitar, mandolin, and accordion that draw from jazz, classical, folk, and pop influences. Inspired by artists such as Owen Pallett, the Barenaked Ladies, Joanna Newsom, the Beach Boys, The Decemberists, and the Punch Brothers, and forged from a sonically adventurous acoustic music scene on Canada’s west coast, West My Friend is proving to be a key part of a new generation of grassroots folk music.
 

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