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
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 TreasurerHere’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
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.
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
Fall Folk Festival.
One of our main
activities with SFS is Contra
Dancing. Contra dancing is a type of traditional
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
Reel is a dance in this style. You don't have to be experienced - the
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
here. (Acrobat reader required)
If this is your first
visit to our site, please read
more about the Spokane Folklore Society: its organization and
We hope that you will join
and subscribe to our monthly newsletter.