Welcome to theSpokane Folklore Society Seeking Board
Spokane Folklore Society
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 email@example.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
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.