Spokane Folklore Society
P.O. Box 141
Spokane, WA 99210-0141
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Kit "KayCee"Brennick, State Farm Insurance
4407 N Division St, Suite 610
Spokane, WA 99207
Bus: 509-483-5540 Fax: 509-592-2098

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Music Galore in April and May

1. Bluegrass Showcase
The monthly Bluegrass Showcase sponsored by the Inland Northwest Bluegrass Association is at the Western Dance Center at 1901 N. Sullivan, Spokane Valley, on Saturday, 4 at 6 and features the Teppich Travelers from Northport Washington and Kevin Pace and the Early Edition bluegrass band...

2. Slow Jam

Join KayCee Brennick and other enthusiastic musicians to learn the contra dance tunes at a slower pace—pot luck supper and laughs included! Email kbrennick@icloud.com for details.

3. Indian Concert (see article below)

4. House Concert :

House Concert: Tim Connell and String Virtuosi

Saturday, April 20 at 7:00 pm at Dan Gore’s home, 2120 S. Post, Spokane

The international quartet will mix and match and perform a stunning variety of music from classical to flamenco, Brazilian choro, American bluegrass, blues, rock and Eastern European music.  The camaraderie and artistry and just plain fun between that these four longtime friends/family share with audiences makes for a joyful experience.

We hope that you can join us for a wonderful evening of music and friendship.

Tickets: $20 at the door—for more info contact Dan, listed above in calendar.

Links: Michiel & Marijke Wiesennekker Videos Tim Connell Videos Maxim Lysov Videos


English Country Dance—Keep Calm and Hands Four!

By Emily Faulkner

The English Country Dance was well attended with dancers from the Jane Austen Society, some in Regency costume, plus a large number of young dancers who danced all night. The hall was wall-to-wall smiles, the band had fun, and Mitchell was in his element. Brendan worked the sound and made us all happy. Thanks to the SFS crew for all their support! Stay tuned for another English Country Dance later this spring.


Sandpoint Contra Dance—April 12 at Sandpoint Community Hall, with Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots, Emily Faulkner calling. 7-10 pm, $5 donation, no partner or experience needed, all dances taught and called. New dancers invited to arrive in time for the first dance. Potluck snacks at the break. Your water bottle and your clean shoes always much appreciated. For more information please email sandpointcontra@gmail.com.


Sandpoint Family Dance—April 14, 3-5 p.m. at Sandpoint Community Hall, with the Sandpoint String Band, Emily Faulkner calling. No experience necessary, all dances taught and called for the whole family to enjoy. Sponsored by Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, this dance is FREE! For more information please email sandpointcontra@gmail.com.


Spring Alive! Traditional Music and Dance Celebration

Registration Open Now!
Saturday, May 11th, 2019 in La Grande, Oregon

Contact us: Web: http://springalive.neofs.us/ Email: info@springalive.neofs.us
Phone: 541-962-9355 - Mark



Family Week: June 23rd to June 29th, 2019
in Harrison, ID. still has a bit of room, so register soon to not miss out!! We are already about 3/4 full, but there is still room for YOU, so don't delay. Come and Celebrate and DANCE!!: ECD, Contras and Swing. And, of course, Play Music, Sing, Eat wonderful food, Play and Laugh. We aim to have fun!! The setting is absolutely delightful, a wonderful place to spend a week on Coeur D'Alene lake with boating, swimming, biking and hiking.
Check out the stunning staff: Force For Nature (Audrey Knuth, Jeff Spero and Ashley Broder); The Dam Beavers (Ben Schreiber, Scotty Leach); Campaign For Reel Time (Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak and Mark Douglass) with contra callers Seth Tepfer and Carol Ormand and ECD caller Kalia Kliban.
Daytime Program: 3 contra dances, 2 ECD dances, 3 caller workshops (1 ECD), 1 square dance, 3 band/instrument workshops (1 ECD), Swing guitar & fiddle and singing.
Evening program: Contra dance every night with 2 evenings of concurrent ECD.
Read more about the scenic camp on Coeur d'Alene Lake, the staff, and the program at www.ladyofthelake.org. Registration is online and this year there is an option of paying online.
Questions?? email: danceweek@ladyofthelake.org or call 406-581-8178.