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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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