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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:
Bands
Contra Dance Callers
Contra  Dance Bands
Children's Entertainment
Dance Instruction
Dance Performers
Festivals & Camps
Local Folk Venues
Local related organizations etc.
Music Teachers
 Musicians/instrumentalists
Singers
Spoken Word
Jams
 Web resources

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Geoff Seitz in St. Louis.
He makes violins and sells other violins and instruments. 

Interested? email Geoff  at Seitzviolins@sbcglobal.net.


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with a business membership--$100/year

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Welcome to the
Spokane Folklore Society

Banne Dahmsa
The 41st Annual SFS Christmas Dance
Saturday December 11, 2021  7PM-10PM
East Spokane Grange  1621 N Park Rd
Admission: $8 for SFS members; $11 for non-members; under 18 are free

You are all invited to our annual Christmas Dance Saturday December 11 at the East Spokane Grange.  Nora Scott will teach and call dances easy for newcomers and family members.  The Irish band Banne Damhsa will mix holiday tunes with reels and jigs.  The evening includes a four decade tradition of an opening grand march and ornament exchange.  Festive attire is encouraged. Please note that proof of vaccinations and masks are required.


Check out www.spokanefolkfestival.org for details on the 

Virtual Festival , available to view and listen indefinitely.


SFS Membership Renewals

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

We are very happy we are able to resume with 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. 

 


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.