Program Updates:
The 2024 Fall season begins September 21!
See the confirmed listings on our Concert Page as we begin to update the schedule.
(Keep checking back for possible additons)
Seattle Folklore Society is very excited for the return of live music to the PNA Community Hall! Join us Saturdays and an occasional Sunday for a wide-ranging array of world-class acoustic music.  We may also offer occasional online or hybrid concerts as our resources allow. Check our website for the latest updates.  SFS no longer requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for concert attendees. We have moved to a “masks encouraged” policy, dependant on the preferences of the performers (check the individual concert listings to be sure).We will continue to monitor guidelines from Washington State, King County,  and the Phinney Center.
Watch our webite for updates to the calendar and attendance policies. Tickets go on sale online 60 days before each concert; and may sometimes be purchased sooner in person at prior concerts by cash or check.  Konnectclub is our partner for ticket sales as well as as our online platform. In the case of reduced hall capacity or changes in situation, refunds will be available (Places will be reserved in the order purchased if oversold due to changes in hall capacity.) 

Seattle Song Circle is flourishing during COVID-19.  We started video conferencing in February 2020, and moved from a dozen people singing together in person to 3 times that from all over.  By the end of July, participants came in from Alaska to Maryland, from Australia to UK and Denmark.  And the weekly sing extended past 11 PDT.  The Seattle Song Circle is meeting 7PM Sundays via Zoom Conferencing, at this link: https://zoom.us/j/358495231 . Second Sundays are also in person at the Greenwood
Senior Center 525 N 85th. Go to the rear of the building to enter.
That sing also starts at 7pm to allow the online circle to start up.
The live room is a separate Zoom room until 9pm, when it all
merges. Typical attendance is about nine people. Doors and
windows are open.
SFS new page of virtual sings with events most every day of the week.   

The Emerald City Contra Dance resumed dances for the first time since early 2020, on Friday September 9th, 2022. The dance no longer requires, but encourages a well fitting mask to be worn. Sign a registration form (for contact tracing) and waiver upon entry. See  Seattledance.org for more info about COVID precautions and schedule.
(Though not an SFS sponsored activity, we want to let you know that Thursday night contra dance is also presenting in-person dances, with masks optional – one line with masks required. This dance continues to recommend full vacination with the current booster; but is no longer checking for proof of vaccination. (Masks are provided for those who don’t have one). See the Lake City Dance  webpage for more info)

NEW FOR 2023, coming back in 2024!  The Old Growth Oldtime Seattle Gathering! proudly sponsored by SFS.  See oldtimeseattle.org/oldgrowth for more info! 

Upcoming Seattle Folklore Society Events

Scotland's Iona Fyfe Returns
Sep 21, 2024 (Sat), 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Buy tickets online: https://knct.club/4fawQZQ
Venue: Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

Iona Fyfe returns to Phinney for SFS concert

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Outlanders Variety Show!
Sep 28, 2024 (Sat), 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Buy tickets online: Tickets available July 28th
Venue: Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

The SFS Concert Committee is very excited to partner with the newly created non-profit arts group, Outlanders, for a variety show in the style of old-time radio as part of our Fall Concert Series! It was great to find out more about what the group has already been fostering in the music community, and we wanted to take an opportunity to bring wider attention to their goals and events. In the words of their mission [...]

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House of Hamill
Oct 05, 2024 (Sat), 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Buy tickets online:
Venue: Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

Whether they’re ripping through a set of original jigs and reels, adding lush three-part harmonies into traditional folk ballads, or cracking up an audience with stories from the road, House of Hamill puts on a show that captivates audiences from the very first note.

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Srivani Jade Ensemble
Oct 19, 2024 (Sat), 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Buy tickets online: Tickets on Sale Aug 19th
Venue: Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

Srivani Jade is a captivating performer and story-teller of the folk and classical traditions of North India. In this performance, premiering at Seattle Folklore Society, she will perform songs from the deserts of Rajasthan to the rolling hills of the North East, and carry the listeners on a melodic journey across North India.

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