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December 2014

Letter from the President

Greetings everyone! We had such an amazing Fall Folk Festival last month put on totally by
volunteers and our dedicated Fall Folk Festival committee. Thank you everyone who made it
possible through donations of money or time. The planning that goes into the festival happens all
year around so if you would like to be involved, now is a great time to start. Just visit the website
to see how you can help out. Spokanefolkfestival.org
There’s a lot of new opportunities in the Spokane Folklore Society. In addition to holiday contras
on Dec. 13th and New Year’s Eve, we will be starting a slow jam and a concert series. Be sure to
keep an eye on the calendar of events at our website spokanefolklore.org for upcoming events.
The cold months are such a great opportunity to enjoy folk arts and good company.

Tashie Dial

Spokane Folklore Society
With Crooked Kilt and Emily Faulkner
New Year's Eve
Contra Dance
Wednesday Night
December 31, 2014
7 – 10 pm
Woman's Club
1428 W. 9th Avenue
Spokane, WA
Pot luck snacks
at the
Your favorite treats will be there if you bring   them!
$10 for members and students. $12 for non-members
For more information

Second Saturday
Christmas Contra
Coming up on December 13th 2014

Please join us for the Saturday Dance at the East Spokane Grange Saturday,
December 13th. Come and dance to the tunes of Dog Paw. Penn Fix will be calling.
Bring an ornament and help decorate the tree for the annual ornament ex-
There will be a potluck. Your favorite snack will be there, if you bring
it! Admission is $8. for Folklore Society members and students.
East Spokane Grange 1621 N. Park Road
Turn right (east) on Broadway at end of exit
Turn left (north) on Park Rd. cross over I 90.
First building on the left after crossing Mission
Coming from Coeur d’Alene or Spokane Valley
Turn right (north) on Argonne at end of exit Last building on right before Mission

Fall Folk Festival Thanks and Planning for 2015

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, Milhea Hall, Linnell
Hinchey, Nora Scott, Carolyn Wright, Dan and Don.  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 February 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
fallfolkfestival@moxxee.com or 828-3683 The 2015 festival will take place on November 14
and 15th at Spokane Community College.

Slow Jam
The SFS is going to start holding a slow jam twice a month. The first is going to be held on
Friday, December 12th from 7-9 pm and then will tentatively happen the second and forth
Fridays of each month. The location will be finalized soon and reported on the calendar of events
on the website spokanefolklore.org or you can contact Tashie Dial at
tashiedial@hotmail.com.Playing tunes at contra pace at the third Wednesday jam night can be
very intimidating if you are a new musician or haven’t played with others very much. You are
welcome at this jam no matter your level. We will be playing specifically contra tunes at a slower
pace to give an opportunity to get used to playing in a group. Please email Tashie so that you can
receive a list of tunes we will be playing together. Once again, the email is

Join us!  Heidi Muller and Bob Webb are excited to perform in concert, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at
7:00 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, 4340 W. Wright Drive, The concert
will include original and traditional seasonal tunes for winter, Christmas and the Solstice,
including Appalachian music and instrumentals on guitar, dulcimer, electric cello, mandolin and
bowed psaltery. Many of the songs will be from their “Light the Winter’s Dark” CD plus a
selection of other favorites like “Good Road”.Heidi Muller is an award winning songwriter,
guitarist and mountain dulcimer player with eight critically acclaimed recordings, including three
with partner Bob Webb. She has performed solo for over 25 years, touring nationally to concert
halls, coffeehouses, and festivals, including the Kerrville Folk Festival, Northwest Folklife,
Augusta Heritage and Kentucky Music Week. Tickets $12 in advance, available by contacting
Gordon Larson at 5094482631 ($15 at the door; $5 children 12 and under).6383.2014

Fall Contra Dance Series
Dance Instruction 7:00 PM Dance 7:309:30 PM
12/3 Karen Wilson-Bell Out of the Wood Hey for Four
12/10 Larry Simmons River City Ramblers Tips for Helping Beginners
12/17 Emily Faulkner (H) Jam Band12/24 No Dance12/31 Emily Faulkner Crooked Kilt
The Teaching Syllabus was requested by some contra dancers as a way to improve the quality of
dancing on Wednesday nights. The “teaching moment” will be no longer than five minutes, and
the theme for the night will be reflected in the dances chosen by the caller. The "teaching
moment" is a guide, not a requirement, for callers.

Banjo Concert and Workshops with Alan Munde and Bill Evans on January 30 2015 at the
Hidden Scene in TriCities.  Banjo legends Alan Munde and Bill Evans join us for this very
special, one-of-a -kind concert bringing together two of the most important and influential
bluegrass banjo players of the last several decades, performing bluegrass, original compositions,
fiddle tunes, beautiful slow songs, and much more. And they're also funny! More information:
Mid Columbia Traditional Arts & Music Association www.MCTAMA.org and Sacajewa
Bluegrass on Facebook,