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

Spokane Folklore Society Seeking Board

We are planning for our 2021/2022 season and hopefully it will include in person events and live music.

We hope to add a few members to our board. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals that can help us grow the community and bring in newcomers. We can also benefit from someone with excellent computer skills including database management and word processing.

If you are interested in joining the board please contact us at myspokanefolklore@gmail.com or call Penn Fix at 509 838-2160.
Please notify us by April 15 if you are interested in joining the team. Terms last two years and start on July 1.
Current board members are Brendan Biele, Joy Morgan, Judy Lungren, Sylvia Gobel, RD Beck, Jim Angle and Penn Fix. Sadly, Carol Pinkerton-Ewens will be leaving us to move to Arizona.  We will miss her contributions.

SFS May Zoom Party
Saturday May 15 7PM
SFS next Zoom event, Saturday  May 15, will feature the Misty Mountain Pony Club
and Cathy Dark. The Pony Club features Sally Jablonsky and Milo Krims
playing and singing both traditional fiddle tunes and country songs of older times.
In addition, Sally's new compositions are "crooked, lonesome, and true" - they don't get more
country than that! With tight harmonies and dedication to craftsmanship, these two will bring country home to you.
Cathy Dark will also teach a few of her favorite country western line dances.
For more information about the Pony Club's newest recording, click here. https://sallyjablonsky.wixsite.com/

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.

more articles are available at our  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.