Folklife is excited to be a partner in presenting these events with STG! Join us to celebrate the music and dance of Ireland this March at the Neptune Theatre. Performances, master classes, a ceili, and more. Seattle Theatre Group (STG) is presenting one of Ireland’s most renowned Irish music super-groups, Dervish at the Neptune Theatre (Mar 16), with opening performance [...]

On January 31st, Team Up for Nonprofits presents “Bands on the Big Screen” a benefit screening for Northwest Folklife dedicated to showcasing the talents of five local filmmakers working with local music.

Folklife is all about traditions: creating new ones and appreciating the older ones. That’s why I’m so pleased to be a part of the Roots & Branches CD series. It continues a long tradition of sharing music with the public, but has evolved over the years to include emerging artists in a wide variety of musical genres (and brought to [...]

Special thanks to guest blogger Clay Eals, who will be hosting a special tribute to Steve Goodman at the Historic Admiral Theatre on October 14, kicking off our “Nights for Folklife” series of benefit events. Unfailing warmth, gentle humor and personal resilience in the face of social and political ills undergird the legacy of Steve Goodman By Clay Eals For a singer/songwriter, legacy [...]

Congratulations to the Somali Youth & Family Club for producing an amazing first showcase this past Saturday at the Creston Point Apartments in Renton! This summer, Northwest Folklife partnered with Somali communities in King County for a special project funded by the Washington State Arts Commission. With the help of the Community Arts Engagement Mentorship Project (CAEMP)  Northwest Folklife worked with the Somali Youth [...]