Spokane Folklore Society
Answer Phone: (509) 598-9111.
P.O. Box 141
Spokane, WA 99210-0141
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From the president:
Spokane Folklore Society wishes for you all a happy holiday
season and lots of music and dancing.
Our Holiday Dance on December 9 at the Grange
in Spokane Valley was well attended and lots of fun.
We will continue through January Wednesdays with our regular
contra dances at the Woman's Club at 7:30 pm with free dancing instruction at 7:15pm.
Your Board of Directors is negotiating with a local Blue Grass organization to combine some of
our activities and opportunities.
A special House Concert with Larry Unger and his partner is being planned for Febru-
You may register online for our June LOL dance camp
in Idaho starting on January 1.
Stay tuned for future dances and folk events.
Keep on dancin'.
George Taylor, President, SFS

Night Contras

Have you danced at a recent Wednesday night contra dance? If so,
you know that they’ve been going great so far this year. We’ve
had large enthusiastic crowds whooping it up, filling the hall and
having tons of fun. Please come and join us if you haven’t yet,
and discover the energy and joy of contra!
See you at the dance!
Editor Marina
P.S. If you’d like to write about any SFS event for this news-
letter, please send me submissions at
d.marina.graham@gmail.com, and I’ll use as much as I can. I love
to include our news!

Fall Folk Festival Thanks and Planning for 2017
Many thanks to everyone who supported the Fall Folk Festival.
The festival could not happen without the volunteers, the Friends of the Fes-
tival, the audience and of course the performers who all donate their time.
Most of all a big thanks to the Festival Steering Committee:
Sylvia Gobel, Ken Glastre,  Linnell Hinchey, Nora Scott, Carolyn Wright, Dan and
Donna Burt , Margaret Herron,  Clint Hill,  Patti Worley, Llyn Doremus and
Donna Graham The committee needs help with the planning and organization of the festival next year.
You can take on a specific project or join the committee.
We will start meeting in March to organize and assign tasks. Please join us and share your
ideas and expertise to make sure the festival continues and improves.
If you are interested in joining the team, please talk to any committee member or  contact us at 
or  828-3683.

Testimonials 2017
What Attendees said on their surveys:
“Thank you for having this event -
It restores my faith in and love for other humans.
I love the spirit of acceptance, community and excellent performance art.”
“Positive welcoming event
Thanks so much for this gem of a music event.”
“Great music and wonderful affordable crafts.”
“The price is right.  Like informal jams in  halls, great variety of performers, com-
munity feel.”
“Good variety, Each venue is different/unique.”
“Thank you for such a wonderful festival and the opportunity to volunteer.
I only had positive feedback from the people that I came in contact with while I was selling but-

Bluegrass and More: February Specials
Plans are underway for collaborating with a local bluegrass group in various ways: we love
their music, and, frankly, hope to see them at contra dances!
They have a showcase event coming up in February at the Western Dance Center in Spo-
kane Valley. We may organize a contra demo as part of this event. Watch out for more de-
tails in February!
Also, Larry Unger and Audrey Knuth, musicians extraordinaire, will visit Spokane again in
February for a house concert and Wednesday night contra. Anyone who caught them last
time knows they won’t want to miss it