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Spokane Folklore Society
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P.O. Box 141
Spokane, WA 99210-0141
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from the President:
to the 2014-2015
dance season! I hope everyone had a wonderful summer. A lot of goings-on
will be the same as before, but we have some exciting new additions.
will be teaching International
folk dances second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Unitarian
church. I encourage everyone to give it
a try! Be sure to keep an eye on the calendar of events found on our
website. Remember that this is an entirely volunteer-run organization.
If you don’t have time to run a committee or setup dances, you can
still contribute! We would love to hear any encouragement, criticism,
or wild hair-brained ideas you might have regarding ANY part of the
Spokane Folklore Society. We will have a survey at the contras with
room for comments, or you can approach any board members. See you all
at the dance.
Lady of the Lake Fall Camp Scholarship
ladies and gents. Lady of the Lake Fall camp is coming up October
You can see the fun line-up of callers
and bands on their
website ladyofthelake.org. The SFS is pleased this year, as in years
past, to offer two $100 scholarships to the camp. You must apply in
writing (email is fine) telling the board how you got into contra and
why you would like to go to camp.
Age will be considered as these
scholarships were started for encouragement of tomorrow’s
enthusiasts, but any may apply.
The Fall Folk Festival needs each
and every one of you.
Please consider donating a couple of hours
of your time before, during, and/or after the Festival.
means less work for all of us.It's easy-just go to the Volunteer
register to help in any area from Button Sales to Coffee Brewer to
Kid's Crafts to Greet-
ers and more.
Need more information call
New Volunteer Incentive Program:2-5 hours gets you
a Volunteer button, 10% off Festival T-shirt;and access
Hospitality Room6-11 hours gets a Volunteer button, Free Festival
50% off a Festival T-shirt, and access to the
12+ hours gets a Volunteer button, Free Festival
50% off a Festival T-shirt, and of course access to
the Hospitality Room.
Playing October 8th
What a huge honor for us!
Pete Sutherland, a huge name in New England contra mu-
playing for the contra dance Wednesday, October 8th. He and his band
tearing it up in New England forever. If you want to
know more about him, check out his
listen to some clips on youtube
amazing). He’s been mentoring contra musicians for a long time and
really puts on a great show. Be sure to make it
to this one. It’s
sure to be a blast!
Meeting Sept 24th at 7pm. Please join us Wed,
at 7pm at the Woman’s Club before the contra for the
annual membership meeting. This is your opportunity to meet this
year’s board members, talk about this year’s plans, and vote on
the annual budget. Per tradition, there will be brownies, the kind
that are legal in Idaho, too.
Date Band Caller Sound
Board Host Teaching
Out of the Wood Ray Nathan Dancing as Community
City Ramblers Emily Nathan Leonard Back to Basics
Nathan Sharon None
09/17/14 Jam Band Mitchell Nathan Bob/Dan
09/24/14 Nora Nathan Timing
10/01/14 Dog Paw Susan Nathan
Sharon Positioning for the Next Call
10/08 /14 Pete's Posse Penn
Nathan Dancing to the Beat
10/11/14 Nathan None
Band Larry Nathan None
10/22/14 Crabby Paddies Karen Nathan
Balance and Swing
10/29 /14 Crooked Kilt Mitchell Nathan Dance
11/05/14 Out of Nowhere Nora Nathan Giving
11/08/14 SCC - Fall Folk Festival Many N/A
11/12/14 Crooked Kilt Ray Nathan Anticipation
Jam Band Susan Nathan None
12/03/14 Out of the
Wood Karen Nathan Hey for Four
12/10/14 River City Ramblers Larry
Nathan Tips for Helping Beginners
12/13/14 Penn Nathan Potluck
12/17/14 Jam Band Emily Nathan None
12/24/14 No Dance –
Merry Christmas N/A Nathan Happy Christmas
12/31/14 New Year's Eve
Dance-TBA TBA Nathan Have fun!
Dance Instruction 7:00 or 7:15
Lady of the Lake Fall Dance and Music
Oct. 3-5, 2014
with us at Camp N-Sid-Sen on Coeur d'Alene Lake, ID, an idyllic
acres of tall pine and fir forest. The weekend will feature
contra and square dancing, music
and dance and instrument play
shops, and sharing meals with old and new friends. Our bands
callers for the weekend include:
a groovy folk
dance band from the Pacific Northwest includes Dave Bartley; guitar
tunesmith, Brandon Vance; fiddle, Marni Rachmiel; winds, and
percussion. Kind of an all-star team, the band features
members of other well-known bands;
KGB,The Syncopaths and Lift
among many others. Rave reviews have followed their
and English Country dances up and down the West Coast.
are a mix of familiar favorites with a funky twist and new tunes,
band members and friends, with some pop moments, African
rhythms, swing, and a wicked
sense of humor all swirling around in
there. Exquisite tune-to-dance matching is a Contra Su-
hallmark and a part of the dance ecstasy experience.
is a dance leader, caller, and organizer for contras,
squares, morris, and
family and community dances. A native of
Vermont, she travels throughout New England and
beyond to follow
and share her love of dance. Whether at a scheduled dance, a school
wedding, a festival or a private party, Mary’s friendly
enthusiasm is sure to please.
After clearing the table but before
pie and coffee,
appears nightly at their home in
Spokane playing old time, Canadian, New England, classic
and much much more. Band members are Sally Jablonsky; fiddle; Eugene
bass and guitar; and Liz Dreisbach; clarinetist and tin
Born and bred in Brasstown, NC, Larry B. Smith
raised on the campus of the John C. Campbell Folk School. For almost
40 years, he has
shared the folk school community spirit through
the leading/ teaching of traditional dance.
For sound, we are
delighted to have Ken Glastre in the lead with Mitchell Frey. This
worked the LOL sound for many camps and is expert in
making acoustic instrument sound so
Lady of the Lake Fall Weekend costs $180 per person.
The weekend begins with din-
ner on Friday and ends Sunday at
noon. Housing is provided in cedar cabins with bunk beds
for 8 to
12 people that overlook the lake. Camping is available.
meals are based around chicken and fish with vegetarian, gluten-free,
and dairy free
Registrations will be accepted from
full-time participants only. We operate on a first-come, first
basis. Online registration is available at www.ladyofthelake.org.
full amount or a deposit of $80 is payable upon
registration with the balance of $100 due by
or call Cindy