SFS Annual Picnic scheduled for Sunday, August 14th

SFS Annual Picnic Invitation Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Please come to the Seattle Folklore Society’s annual potluck picnic. Bring your instruments, voices, and a big pot of your favorite family recipe. The picnic is a great time to meet our board members and each other, talk about SFS, and join in some singing.

The Picnic is Sunday, August 14th from 5 to 8 PM. Jack Aldrich has once again graciously opened his home to us. Jack’s address is in Seattle’s Maple Leaf neighborhood. (Call 206-782-0505 for address)

All of us on the SFS board are looking forward to seeing you at the Picnic!

Music at the Phinney Farmers Market


Friday, July 29th, SFS is proud to sponsor a special concert featuring The Onlies from 5-7 PM at the Phinney Farmers Market. The Onlies play original and traditional fiddle-driven music, with Celtic, old-time American, and Canadian roots. Talented musicians, singers, and composers Leo Shannon, Riley Calcagno, and Sami Braman have just graduated from Garfield High School (Seattle), and have played together since they were two years old. Be sure to see them this summer before they head off for college and other life adventures!
(extra tips for the band encouraged, and CDs may be available for sale)
Come to the Phinney Farmers’ market every Friday from 3:30 to7:30pm in the parking lot of the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N. Kick off your weekend with fresh local produce, dinner from a variety of food trucks, and music from 5 to 7pm. Check out the performers’ schedule at http://phinneycenter.org/market/
The Phinney Farmers Market continues through September 30th. Support our local farmers and our local musical talent!

A Winter Solstice Concert update

There is a change to a published member event due to a scheduling conflict.
[Note: this is not the SFS concert — that is later that night at Phinney Ridge as usual]


Celtic and Balkan tunes & seasonal songs and poems, strings plucked & bowed, clarinet & drums will fire up one of the longest nights of the year.
with Stanley Greenthal & SeaMuse

Saturday, December 19th – at 4 PM
Café Solstice
4116 University Way NE – Seattle
$15 cover, $6 youths 6 to 17
Call: 206-325-9011 for reservations, or email: stanleygreenthal@gmail.com
Tickets also available from brown paper tickets

RainyCamp 2018 Registration is open

rainy-camp-logo-horz3 Ravensdale, WA January 26-28, 2018

RainyCamp Online Registration is open. This camp runs Friday through Sunday and features huge sing-alongs, workshops, a concert and an auction.

Food is catered by the chef at Lake Retreat, and includes a salad bar with Lunch and Dinner.  Workshop spaces are well appointed. We are planning a Digital Studio in a cozy space that seats around a dozen.

Accommodations are rooms containing 2-8 bunk beds and many rooms also have at least one double or queen bed. Most rooms have private bathrooms and showers.  Rooms are heated and number of them have views over the scenic lake.

The weekend begins with a huge song circle and continues with sing-alongs, jams and workshops varying from foreign to funny to maritime.  Costs begin for early member adults at $135 and up.  There are discounts for youth.  For more information, visit the RainyCamp.org web site or email us  or call 7×24 the message line 425-998-6134 and we’ll call you back.

Old-Time Music Session moved from Wedgwood Ale House — December 8 & 15, 2016

For the next two Tuesdays the jam will not be at the Wedgwood Alehouse.

December 8- Barbara Taylor hosts the next Tuesday jam, at a location in Madison Valley. From 8 to 11 pm- call Tony at 206 723-3897 for details.

December 15- Frank Blade hosts, at Gift of Grace Lutheran Church, in Wallingford. Frm 8 to 11 pm, at  2102 N 40th St- between Meridian and Bagley on N 40th St., in lower Wallingford.

April SFS Flyer — printer’s mistake

The April SFS flyer winging its way to you may have someone unusual, or unknown to you listed on your address label. I would like to think that this is the universes way of creating new connections  in the community. You might think that we have messed up our membership database. The reality is that our printers have did something wrong with the list of addresses we sent them, and they have misprinted the additional household members on the wrong flyers.

Our apologies for this, and I hope it has not caused too much distress.

We will be talking with the printer to see how we can avoid this in the future.

–Richard Letts, SFS Membership