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Program Updates:
The 2024 season begins January 20!
See the confirmed listings on our Concert Page!
(Check 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. Strict COVID protections are in place, requiring masks, and proof of vaccination. 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 required. This dance continues to recommend full vacination with the current booster; but is no longer checking for proof of vaccination. WELL-FITTING FACE MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED (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

Gerry O' Connor with Don Penzien
Mar 02, 2024 (Sat), 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Buy tickets online: https://knct.club/3TOe9CP
Venue: Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

Exceptional Irish fiddling from a Master - Gerry O' Connor, with guitarist Don Penzien
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Eilís Kennedy and Bill Coulter
Mar 09, 2024 (Sat), 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Buy tickets online: https://knct.club/3NUVPo1
Venue: Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

Exceptionally Beautiful Gaelic song, with Grammy winning guitar
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John Reischman and the Jaybirds
Mar 16, 2024 (Sat), 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Buy tickets online: https://knct.club/3vzkdoJ
Venue: Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

John Reischman and the Jaybirds fashion a stylish take on bluegrass that seamlessly blends original songs and instrumentals with Appalachian old-time music for a truly unique band sound.
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Hanneke Cassel Band
Mar 23, 2024 (Sat), 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Buy tickets online: https://knct.club/3HvvObd
Venue: Phinney Center Concert Hall, Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

Modern Acoustic Scottish-American Fiddle Music!  Hanneke Cassel with Tristan Clarridge on cello and Christopher Lewis on guitar. Effervescent and engaging, Boston-based fiddler Hanneke Cassel’s fiddle music fuses influences from the Isle of Skye and Cape Breton with Americana grooves and musical innovations.
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