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P.O. Box 141
Spokane, WA 99210-0141 

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Current News

June 2014
Letter from the President
Did your ballots arrive in the mail? Have you marked them and turned them in? Please deposit the marked ballots in the bright blue box at the Wednesday night dances or mail them to: Spokane Folklore Society, PO Box 141, Spokane, WA 99210. The four
candidates listed, Daniel Gore, David Keckalo, Sharon McGrew, and Leonard Parks, will join Herb Bonallo, Tashie Dial, Bob Hennager and Eric Johnson to operate the Spokane Folklore Society for the next year. They will continue to need your assistance and support. This new board officially takes the reins in August, in preparation for resuming dancing in September. Thank you all for your support and en-couragement while I served as your president. I’ll see you on the dance floor.
Karen Wilson-Bell

Lady of the Lake Family Camp
Greetings Lady of the Lake Campers,
We still have a few spaces left at Lady of the Lake Family Camp which will be held on August 17-23, 2014 on the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene in Idaho. Please join us for workshops in dance, art, singing and music and hours on the beach, swimming, sailing,
reading and chatting with friends.
This year’s staff includes Sue Hulsether of Wisconsin leading family dances; Chi Shen of Seattle teaching Bollywood/Bhangra style dances; Susan Michaels of Los Angeles calling contras and sharing stories; The Nettles, a Celtic acoustic band from Corallis, with
Laura Brophy, Kevin Johnsrude and Michael Proctor; our favorite song and Family Gathering leaders Greg and Jere Canote of Seattle; Molly Adolfae and Pat Hagney teaching art; Mel Luedders leading the young ones; and Pat and Vickie Marron
providing sound.
Lady of the Lake is held at N-Sid-Sen Camp and Conference Center. Nearly a mile of lake shore and 257 acres of pine and fir forest make hiking, swimming, and boating easy to do. Tidy cedar cabins overlook the lake. Family style meals have a variety of
menus, including meatless, gluten-free, and dairy-free alternatives.
For more information & application, go to www.ladyofthelake.org, or email familyweek@ladyofthelake.org or phone Maggie Hill at (509)363-0091.
For those who haven't signed up yet or looked at the website, we have added a new feature to the registration process
We now accept payments in Canadian dollars. The prices and process are described on the website.
We look forward to seeing you this summer. Sign up soon to ensure your place at this wonderful camp.

Upcoming Concert at Rick Singer Photography
Friends, this next show is not to be missed! Choro Das 3, from Brazil, will entertain you with complex rhythms and masterful technique. Wednesday June 11th, doors open at 6:45 pm, show starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets are only $20.00, and are going fast. Please contact me to reserve your seat. Thanks for supporting live music in our fair city! Rick
RESERVATIONS AND TICKETS: Seating for the concert will be limited. Phone or email with reservations well ahead of time. Tickets to the concert are paid at the door, cash preferred. Payment for private lessons and work-shops are to be paid directly to Choro Das 3.
rick@ricksingerphotography.com 415 1/2 West Main Ave. Spokane WA 99201
Choro das 3 is a Brazilian instrumental group of three sisters and their father that first started to play as a band in 2003. Corina, 25, plays flute and piccolo. Lia, 23, plays 7-string guitar. Elisa, 20, plays mandolin, banjo, clarinet and piano. Their father,
Eduardo, plays pandeiro (the Brazilian tambourine).
The music they play is called Choro, a form of urban jazz native to Brazil that shares a similar feel with New Orleans jazz or ragtime or bluegrass. As little as ten years ago, Choro was mostly played by older musicians. It was in danger of dying out. Choro das 3 took a mission to keep Choro alive. They studied at the feet of the old masters, some of whom had played with the founders of Choro, such as Pixinguinha and Jacob do Bandolim. Today Choro is played by musicians young and old, and is no longer in
danger of going extinct.
In the last ten years, Choro das 3 has played Choro to many audiences, including some who had not heard Choro before. In 2005, Choro das 3 played for President Lula of Brazil, who praised the band’s music. The last concert of Choro das 3’s USA tour took
place at the sold out Metropolitan Room in New York City, where they were accompanied by Howard Alden (an internationally acclaimed jazz guitarist) and Jeanne Gies (a talented jazz singer).
Corina Meyer Ferreira - Flute, Piccolo
Elisa Meyer Ferreira - Banjo, Piano, Mandolin, Clarinet
Lia Meyer Ferreira - 7-String Guitar
Eduardo Ferrreira - Pandeiro, Brazilian Percussion
*LINKS **http://www.chorodas3.com.br/*

Palouse Folklore Society Extended Calendar:
June 21 : Contra Dance with music by Crooked Kilt and calling by somebody cool TBA,
at the old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30, dancing at 7:30 pm.
June 22: House Concert with Poeina Suddarth and the Lucid Dreamers, in the Attic at
314 East 2nd St, Moscow, 7 pm. Admission by free will donation.
July 12 : Contra Dance with music by a groovy band TBA and calling by Joseph
Erhard-Hudson, at the old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30, dancing at 7:30 pm.
This is a second Saturday.
Aug 16: Pie Extravaganza and Contra Dance with music by Potatohead and calling by
Gary Miller, at the old Blaine Schoolhouse, Potluck at 6:30, dancing at 7:30 pm.
Sept 20: Contra Dance with music by the Bridgewater Boys and calling by Nora Scott, at
the 1912 Center, 7:30 pm.
Oct 11: Contra Dance with music by the Out of the Wood and calling by Sandi Klingler, at
the 1912 Center, 7:30 pm. This is a second Saturday.
Oct 25: Halloween Contra Dance with music by Potatohead and calling by somebody
cool TBA, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 pm. This is a fourth Saturday.
Nov 15: Contra Dance with music by Out of the Wood and calling by Joseph
Erhard-Hudson, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 pm.
Dec 13: Contra Dance with music by Katzenjammers and calling by Sandi Klingler, at the
1912 Center, 7:30 pm. This is a second Saturday.
Dec 31: New Year’s Eve Contra Dance with music by a groovy band TBA and calling by
somebody cool TBA, at the 1912 Center, 7:30 pm.
Feb 11: House Concert with Sassafras Stomp, Adam Nordell and Johanna Davis, in the
Attic at 314 East 2nd St, Moscow, 7 pm. Admission by free will donation.
And you can also keep up-to-date on PFS happenings via facebook... check it out...
http://www.facebook.com/groups/378676195487095/ or on our website at

Become a Friend of the Fall Folk Festival
The Spokane Folklore Society fundraising campaign for our 19th annual festival is
We invite you to become a “Friend of the Festival” by donating funds to help with the
Festival expenses.
Any amount of money you can donate small or large will be appreciated. Just fill out the
form included in your newsletter and send it along with your donation. The form is also
available on our website www.spokanefolkfestival.org. Please consider us for any matching fund
programsyour employer may support. We especially need your help this year. We will also be
calling SFS Members in July to remind you of the wonderful mission of the Fall Folk Festival and our
donor campaign. We won’t call you if you’ve already contributed.

Friends of the Festival Donors will be listed in the Spokane Folklore Society newsletter and in the Festival
program. All business donors will also be listed on signs throughout the festival site,
thanked by the stage announcers and featured on our website with contact information and a short description of your
products and services.
Donations must be received by October 15 to be listed in the program.
Without generous contributors and volunteers, this free community event would not be
possible. The festival needs to raise about $20,000 to pay for rent, sound equipment, craft supplies, publicity,
printing, security and required building staff.
If you know of other community members or businesses that we could contact for
donations please let us know. We will send them a brochure, which outlines opportunities to become a Donor or
Please call 828-3683.
All performers and festival organizers donate their time. Please send your tax-free
deductible donations to the Fall Folk Festival, PO Box 9768, Spokane, WA 99209.
Fall Folk Festival 2014 will take place November 8th and 9th - Saturday from 11 a.m. to
10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.to 5 p.m. at Spokane Community College (The Lair), N. 1810
N. Greene Street in Spokane, Washington.

2014 Spring Dance Schedule

Dance Instruction 7:00PM Dance 7:30-9:30 PM
06/04/14 Susan Dankovich River City Ramblers Stars
06/11/14 Emily Faulkner Out of the Wood Intermediate Dances
06/18/14 Larry Simmons (H) Jam Band
06/25/14 All Callers Out of the Wood

International Folk Dancing
with Karen Wilson-Bell

Where: Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W Fort George Wright Drive (near
Spokane Community College)
When: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays,  7 to 9 PM
-- Meet people with an international outlook
-- Get healthy exercise for the mind and body
-- Learn dances from around the world
-- Have fun!
-- No partner necessary
-- Plenty of parking
Bring Comfortable dance shoes
Bring a friend, if you wish
$3.00 suggested donation.

Has Your Membership Expired?
At the end of August all memberships in the Spokane Folklore Society expired. 
You will continue to receive the newsletter until November, including information
about upcoming events and copies of the membership form. When you renew, you will not
only get discounts at dances, but you will be helping to support the mission of the Spokane
Folklore Society.