Workshops, dances, concerts and more to keep you busy during the Winter break!

Our concerts are on break, until January 21st – but Seattle offers a wealth of music and dance! Here are a few activities that missed the deadline to be listed in our December or January Flyers – We will add more “Late breaking news” periodically

Don’t forget that the Emerald City Contra dances offer a great way to work off holiday dinners, with great music and callers, and a friendly community!
December 23rd features Purple Heys (Sean Bolton on fiddle, Melissa Coffey on whistle, flute, sax, and fiddle, and Doug Plummer on piano). You’ll dance to a mixture of cheerful French Canadian tunes, fast moving Irish music, and rollicking old-time standards full of precise fiddle licks, sparkling whistle melodies, inventive chord accompaniment, and the smile-inducing saxophone. Laura Mé Smith calls. Emerald City Contra Schedule

Monday, December 26 – French Canadian tune workshop and jam (workshop 4-6 PM, potluck and jam follows) If you enjoyed the Quebecois session at our 50 Years of Folk Festival, you can find fiddler Lisa Ornstein back in Seattle, teaching a workshop and leading a jam at a private home in NE Seattle. More info on Québec and Acadie tune workshop here

December 29 8-11 PM – The Onlies (Leo, Riley, and Sami ) are home for the holidays and excited to announce a reunion benefit concert next Thursday, December 29th at the The Hillman City Collaboratory! 5623 Ranier Ave S 8pm concert and a square dance to follow with local caller and friend Tony Mates. All funds will go to support clean water–at Standing Rock and in Flint. Look for more details to come on the Collaboratory Webpage