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Welcome to the
Spokane Folklore Society

Kevin Brown, Caridwen and Greg Spatz FFF 2019

Spokane Folklore Society’s Zoom Holiday Party

Saturday December 12. 7:30—9:00PM


Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!


Please join us as we celebrate forty years of music and dance here in Spokane. 

While we won’t be dancing together this year, you are invited to our Zoom Holiday Party Saturday December 12, starting at 7:30PM.  You are encouraged to wear your Holiday finery, share an ornament, and eat your favorite dessert as we bring you an entertaining evening featuring familiar friends and guests of Christmas pasts


Penn Fix who has called all but one of our 40 Christmas Contras will host the evening.  Do you know who called the one Christmas dance that Penn couldn’t?  Find out at our

Holiday Party!


Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots will share their lovely jigs and reels interspersed with familiar holiday tunes.  A special treat will be Darla Jean German and a couple of her bandmates playing Missouri style fiddle tunes.  Darla was our fiddler in Irish Jubilee which played for the very first Christmas contra.  See a related article about her and the rest of Irish Jubilee in this month’s newsletter.


We want you to participate too!  So dress up in red and green or blue and white.  Be ready to wave at your friends in our zoom “grand march” where you can show your ornament and the dessert you would have shared with us at the dance.  And be ready to dance!  Penn will teach his favorite couple dance Canadian Barn Dance.  You can dance it even without a partner!  We will of course finish the evening with a waltz.


Please invite your friends to join us.  If you have received past zoom invites from us, then you will automatically receive one for the Holiday Party.  You are welcome to in turn send the invite to your friends but please send the invite via email and don’t post it on social media.  If you haven’t received a past zoom event invite or you want us to send a zoom invite directly to your friends please let us know by contacting  dancer@moxxee.com.

The Virtual Fall Folk Festival

Continues Until December  31

By Sylvia Gobel

             Our Virtual  Fall Folk Festival will be available for you to enjoy from your living room until December 31.

             We have 35 performances along with a Virtual Marketplace for your shopping pleasure.   Visit us often over the next six weeks at our website  www.spokanefolkfestival.org 

We have a wonderful variety of performances including singer-songwriters, storytellers  and dance  groups (Bulgarian, Japanese, Indian, and Square Dance). The  always  popular marimba bands and Taiko drummers are back  along with some bluegrass and Celtic bands and more.. 

We also have  great variety of merchandise in our Festival Market Place for you to purchase.  Check  them out for your holiday shopping. We also encourage you to check out  the performers websites and if they have CD's and merchandise for sale please support them as well.

Thanks to everyone for supporting our 2020 Festival.   It is our 25th anniversary but we are postponing that celebration until l next year when we will  have a 25/26th anniversary party.

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)

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