Answer Phone: (509) 598-9111.
P.O. Box 141
Spokane, WA 99210-0141
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Lady of the Lake Music and Dance Camp June 18-24
On the scenic shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene in northern Idaho, lies the ideal location for the Lady of the Lake Music and Dance Camp. Come join us at Camp N-Sid-Sen, an idyllic 257 acres of tall pine and fir forest. There is nearly a mile of lake shore, hiking trails, boats and beach. The camp has a beautiful new dance hall, multiple workshop sites, clean, tidy cabins, delicious food and more.
The daily schedule includes:
2 Contra dances
2 English Country dances (ECD)
Story Telling workshop
2 Callers’ workshops – contra w/Seth, ECD w/ Kalia
2 Dance band / Instrument workshops
Old time & Swing Fiddle and Guitar
2 squares/contras/and other formations
A Band Scramble / Camper Band slot
..and that’s just during the day.
Every evening 8 – 11:15 p.m. CONTRA DANCING !!!!! (with a few squares)
One evening: a set of ECD opposite squares
One evening: late night swing dancing
Meets on Sunday, May 14, at KayCee Brennick’s home. Contact her at (509) 994-0639 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information. We have dropped the potluck and now play from 6-8 pm, focusing on the tunes for the next jam band dance. Come and join us for tons of fun!
News from the North
Sandpoint Contra Dances coming up: May 12, June 9, and July 14. All three with Out of the Wood, Emily Faulkner calling, in Sandpoint's beautiful Community Hall. All dances taught and called, new dancers and singles welcome. 7-10 pm, $5 donation/$20 families. For more information please email email@example.com or call 208-610-4253. —thanks to Emily Faulkner
Jewel Lake Barn Dance
Mark your calendars now for a Special Old-Time Square and Contra Dance, Sunday afternoon, July 16, at the Jewel Lake Barn, Sagle, Idaho, 1-4 pm. Out of the Wood will be playing, Old-time squares called by Jeff Marsan, contras called by Emily Faulkner. For more information call Penny Goodman at 208-946-0741 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Jewel Lake Barn is at 3056 Jewel Lake Rd, Sagle, ID, 83860 (about half way between Priest River and Sagle, off Dufort Road), roughly an hour and a half from Spokane, 30 minutes from Sandpoint).
Spokane, WA-based multi instrumentalists Don Thomsen and James Hunter have joined forces with guitarist Rick Rubin and fiddler Morgan Andersen in the configuration known as Floating Crowbar, fast becoming known as the best traditional Irish band in the area. With the use of uilleann pipes, flute, whistle, banjo and mandolin as well as fiddle and guitar, Floating Crowbar play a high energy mix of Irish instrumental music and songs drawn from traditional and contemporary sources.
For the four members of Floating Crowbar this music is a passion and they regularly take trips to Ireland to deepen their understanding and to get closer to the culture and spirit of this art. Respect for the tradition and the ability to grow within it are what it’s all about for these four musicians, and they hope that is what’s conveyed each time they play.
Check out their website at www.floatingcrowbar.com.
Editor’s note: Anyone who listens to Floating Crowbar play and sing can’t miss the warmth of their camaraderie oozing out of every tune and song. For those who would like to listen to more of their music, visit Hill’s restaurant in Spokane every other Thursday evening (they’re usually there, as long as they aren’t in Ireland). Their schedule is posted on their website.
Pages of Harmony Chorus & Quartets
Spring Show May 13 at Spokane Falls Community College at 3 p.m.
Admission $15, $5 Students
Dear Friends: You are invited to our Spring Show featuring the best a cappella singing in the Inland Northwest.
Jeff Marsell, Chapter President, Pages of Harmony
call/text (509) 218-9033 or visit: www.pagesofharmony.org
Nuts and Bolts—An Audio Workshop
MUSICIANS of ALL LEVELS - SINGER SONGWRITERS and BANDS ~ Would you like to spend a day with the individuals who will be running your sound at the Fall Folk Festival? Sound engineers Ken Glastre and Pat Cantlon are presenting a one-day audio workshop Saturday, May 20th from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm.
Whether you or someone else is running your sound this hands-on workshop will provide you with a number of tools which will raise your confidence and your performance level. PA systems including EQ, effects processing, microphones (types, technique, placement) and other audio toys will all be covered. Typical sound reinforcement pitfalls will also be discussed.
The cost of the workshop is $45 per person and is limited to 20 spots.
Purchase tickets on-line at http://www.indieairradio.com/event/nuts-bolts-audio-workshop/
For more information or to arrange payment by either check or cash, email Pat Cantlon at email@example.com or call him at 509-474-0601.
Sponsored by Hoffman Music Company and Indie Air Radio, Spokane.