Spokane Folklore Society
Answer Phone: (509) 598-9111.
P.O. Box 141
Spokane, WA 99210-0141
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Contra Demo and More
By Leonard Parks

The Spokane Folklore Society participated in the February Showcase of the Inland Northwest Blue-
grass Music Association at the Western Dance Center last month. The monthly event is held on the
third Saturday, October thru May.
The February event featured a potluck, three jam circles, and SFS contra dancers. It was well attended by INBMA members.
The showcase featured three local bands that included our own River City Ramblers. After the RCR
played their set, they got to play two dance tunes with Susan Dankovich calling and fourteen dancers
strutting their stuff for the bluegrass crowd.
The whole idea was conceived by INBMA president Brett Dodd and approved by the board. The SFS board agreed to do this
blended event to help each group gain a little familiarity with each other. The overall
event was great fun and a huge success revealing how much our two organizations have in
common, and we can benefit by doing a shared event.
In the future both groups hope to do more co-events and have our musicians join them and
their members join us on the dance floor.  You can see photos of the event on the Spokane Folklore
Society’s Facebook page or at Brad Sondahl’s website