Spokane Folklore Society Index

Calendar of Events
Current Newsletter
Fall Folk Festival
  Lady of the Lake
Membership information
SFS welcome page
About SFS
Code of Conduct
Discipline Policy
History, old Newsletters
and Photo Archives

Performers' Referral List:
Contra Dance Callers
Contra  Dance Bands
Children's Entertainment
Dance Instruction
Dance Performers
Festivals & Camps
Local Folk Venues
Local related organizations etc.
Music Teachers
Spoken Word
 Web resources

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Welcome to the
Spokane Folklore Society

SFS Membership Renewals

       Spokane Folklore Society Memberships expire August 31.  We appreciate your continued support.  

We are very optimistic that   we will be able to resume with concerts and dances in the Fall.

       Please send in your memberships to  make sure that you continue to  receive updates  about our upcoming  Fall events from the Newsletter and the SFS E-List. 


The fall schedule for dancing at the Woman’s Club offers many of our
favorite callers and musicians.  October starts with a dance on
the 6
th featuring Sandpoint’s Emily Faulkner and Reel Friends.  Emily is a seasoned caller who blends old and new dances with an easy to learn calling style.  Reel Friends is a new band of old friends, Ken, Brendan, and Tashi with full of surprises for you.  You find information about the rest of the October dances by visiting the Calendar of Events on the left-hand column

Fall Folk Festival 2021 will be Virtual. 

After consultation with Spokane Community College, the Fall  

Folk Festival and SCC are in agreement that the Live Festival will be  

cancelled for this year due to Covid concerns in our area.. 

We will still have a Virtual Festival with performances availa 

ble on our website starting November 13 . . 

Spokane Public Radio, KPBX 91.1 FM will present a live  

broadcast from their studio which will air Saturday, November 13 from  

11 am to 1 pm. 

Check out www.spokanefolkfestival.org for details on the Virtu 

al Festival and the KPBX Broadcast 

Thank you for your understanding and continued support 

Help Support Your Folklore Society with Your Amazon Purchases

by Judy Lungren, SFS Treasurer

Here’s a great way for members to support your favorite nonprofit, the Spokane Folklore Society!  When you make a future purchase with Amazon, Amazon in turn will donate a percent of your purchase to SFS.  Simply log in to smile.amazon.com, then search for and select “Spokane Folklore Society” from the list of charities.  After that, whenever you shop on Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchases to SFS.  It doesn’t sound like a lot, but if enough of our members use this service, then it will really add up.  Thanks for supporting your Folklore Society. 

Newsletters Archived on SFS Website
Older editions of the Spokane Folklore Society Newsletter can be found on the SFS website starting from September 2020 (link at left). There are some great articles to read.
Starting in September we added several feature columns to the newsletters. Please enjoy our Callers Corner featuring articles by all our regular callers.
Forty Years Ago showcases some of the people and events that were highlights of the early years and got the SFS started on its path to success. Penn Pals is a column where Penn Fix interviews people that have been instrumental in starting and keeping folk traditions alive in the Spokane region.

Current Newsletter

And now some of our older newsletters are available as well

We can help you get in touch with other people in the Spokane, Washington, area who are interested in music, dance, and folk arts. Find out what's happening on the calendar  
Our major project of the year is the  Fall Folk Festival.
One of our main activities with SFS is Contra Dancing. Contra dancing is a type of traditional dance from New England. Dancers face each other in "contra" lines and move up and down the formation as couples in figures directed by a caller. The Virginia Reel is a dance in this style. You don't have to be experienced - the caller teaches all the moves. Special clothes are not necessary. No partner is needed - Singles and couples are invited. Check the calendar for the contra dance schedule.   Click here more details and some pictures and links to video of a typical local Contra dance.

If you are interested in having the Folklore Society help sponsor your event, please download this .pdf form here.  (Acrobat reader required)

If this is your first visit to our site, please read more about the Spokane Folklore Society: its organization and mission. We hope that you will join us, and subscribe to our monthly newsletter.