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Summer at Dusty Strings Music School

Look what’s coming up at our pals’ Dusty Strings this season!

Contact 206-634-1662 for more information or go to www.dustystrings.com

 

Dusty Strings Neighborhood SING!

Every Wednesday from 12 noon – 1pm

Red Room

Led by Kate Power & Steve Einhorn

No instrument or experience needed. Come as you are.

This is a safe setting for song lovers, shy and bold,  who wish to sing in a voice-centered group setting. We sing in the oral tradition, as well as using songs on the page. If you have a group-friendly (easy) song you would like to share, please bring 20 copies.

Kate & Steve are the house band and accompany on guitars, banjos and ukuleles.

Suggested Donation: $5 (All Proceeds go to Solid Ground, “Building Community to End Poverty”

Dusty Strings Music School, 3406 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Contact (206) 634-1662 or www.dustystrings.com

 

Dusty Strings Family Open Mic

Unplugged, All Ages

Thursdays 6:30-8:30

July 11 through August 8 (if it’s popular, we’ll resume in September, so please show your support by showing up at the Open Mic!)

Red Room

Emcees, Kate Power & Steve Einhorn

Sign-ups at 6:00, One Song Per Turn

All Genres and Styles Welcome

Suggested Donation: $5 (All Proceeds go to Solid Ground, “Building Community to End Poverty”)

Dusty Strings Music School, 3406 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Contact (206) 634-1662 or www.dustystrings.com

 

Dusty Strings Free 4 All

A free monthly series…

3rd Sundays ~ 1:00-2:00PM

June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15

Learn to Play Uke! with Steve Einhorn (ukes to lend)

Hammered Dulcimer Introduction with Rick Fogel

Folk Harp Introduction with Molly Bauckham

Bodhran: Intro to the Irish Drum with Kate Power

A fun hour of musician introduction that could change your life.

No experience or instruments needed.

Free!

Dusty Strings Music School, 3406 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Contact (206) 634-1662 or www.dustystrings.com

 

Dusty Strings Music for Kids

Summer Kid Classes & Camps

Jam with the Composers – Ages 5-8

Contemporary Recorder 1 for Kids – Ages 8 – 13

Music for Everyone – Ages 2 – 5

Music Together – Ages 6 months to 4

Uke Sprouts for Kids – Ages 7-10

Build A Band – Ages 5 -12

Guitar Girl Songwriting Camp – Ages 11 – 15

Private Lessons available for Kids – Ages 4 & up

Dusty Strings Music School, 3406 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Contact (206) 634-1662 or www.dustystrings.com

 

Dusty Strings Jams

Neighborhood Sing! Every Wednesday 12-1

Old Time Jam – 2nd Sundays 1:30-3:30

Ukulele Jam – 3rd Sundays 2:30 – 4:00

Bluegrass Jam – 4th Saturdays 3:30-5:30

$5 Suggested Donation goes to Jam Leader

Dusty Strings Music School, 3406 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Contact (206) 634-1662 or www.dustystrings.com

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Bluegrass & Jams at the Nectar Lounge

Check out all these bluegrass / folk / acoustic shows coming up at Nectar Lounge (412 N 36th St Seattle, WA).

INCLUDING their FIRST EVER OPEN ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION!!

 

6/12 PATIO PICKIN’ TIME – a summertime acoustic jam. Bring acoustic instruments. Happy Hour 7-9. Jam out on the patio. Or just share in the groove. NO COVER
https://www.facebook.com/events/434514529977401/

 

6/13 Arthur Lee Land (acoustic looper – really cool) w/ Oly Mountain Boys, Day Laborers and Petty Intellectuals

https://www.facebook.com/events/432332513510304/
6/14 Blake Noble w/ Cody Beebe & Tim Snider plus World’s Finest, Heels To The Hardwood (Tim Snider on fiddle, and World’s Finest is a NewGrass band)
https://www.facebook.com/events/173414216150020/?ref=3
6/21-6/23 NECTAR PROUDLY PRESENTS MUSIC LINEUP FOR FREMONT FAIR (yup – there’s some bluegrass here, and plenty more, too!)
http://www.fremontfair.org/music.html
6/27 Sugarcane w/ Blackberry Bushes
https://www.facebook.com/events/446040308821608/
7/6 NW String Summit Launch Party feat Polecat w/ The Giraffe Dodgers & Allie Kral
https://www.facebook.com/events/142621619259968/

8/11 MCDOUGALL w/ The Bottlecap Boys
https://www.facebook.com/events/381970128575739/

 

8/21 GOOD GRAVY w/ WATER TOWER

https://www.facebook.com/events/466171953467740

8/22 Bluegrass on the Green Launch Party feat WINDY HILL w/ North Country Bluegrass Band, Geoffrey Castle

https://www.facebook.com/events/562857483758488/

 

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Northwest Folklife Night at Safeco Field

Join us on Tuesday, August 6 at 7:10pm

Mariners vs. Blue Jays

Join the Seattle Mariners for the first Northwest Folklife Night at Safeco Field! Special discounted group seating has been reserved and is available for you to purchase online. This will be a great night with friends both new and old–and hopefully a new tradition for Folklife!
To order 20 or more tickets, or if you require wheelchair seating, please contact Elizabeth McCloskey at 206.346.4519 or emccloskey@mariners.com

Pricing:
• $14 View Reserved
• $30 Main Level

FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS:
1. Click here or visit www.mariners.com/Folklife
2. Select “Buy Tickets” then enter Folklife as your Special Offer Code.
3. Purchase and print your tickets instantly.

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Cultural Dance Series at the Crossroads Mall

Mark your calendars for the 3rd Saturday of every month (through October), when we’ll be partnering with the Crossroads Mall in Bellevue to put on dances for all ages and abilities! Read more here and RSVP at our Facebook event page.

Once a month Folklife comes to the Crossroads Mall in Bellevue to host an open evening of music, dance, and merriment! Experience different types of folk music, learn a few dances steps, then spend the evening dancing with your family and friends! All ages and abilities are welcome. 

Every third Saturday from May to October, 7-9pm

Upcoming events:

-October 19: Dances of India
More info coming soon!

RSVP on Facebook!

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Join Us for the 2013 Northwest Folklife Festival

You are invited to the greatest show of talent in the Northwest! Be part of the 42nd Northwest Folklife Festival this May 24-27 in Seattle Center. Enjoy and participate in your traditions! And experience other cultures by listening to their music, trying out their dances, and hearing their stories. And it’s all FREE.

The 42nd Festival features a special focus on stories and personal histories from the workplace, in a multimedia program called Washington Works. Come hear the folklore of the labor movement, and stories of how jobs have changed over the years, through movies, storytelling, and historical presentations.

Here’s a few other highlights to look forward to:
-A Latin Dance Party with live dance bands!
-A new showcase focusing on traditional dance and music of Asia
-The return of the hugely popular Bollywood Showcase!
-Crowd-favorites Balkan Misfits Party and Monday night Reggae show
-The Tractor Tavern’s Urban Square Dance for beginners and expert dancers
-Indie Roots music across all our stages

We can’t guarantee the weather, but we can guarantee a great time with fantastic entertainment, food, family activities, shopping, beer gardens, and more.

This year we are pleased to feature artwork by Drew Christie and web design by Shaun Swick.

Look for the full schedule on our website, www.nwfolklife.org/festival.
RSVP on Facebook here>

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A Glimpse of China Past & Present on May 18

A Glimpse of China – Chinese Culture and Arts Festival

features Art, Culture, Music and Dance 

 

Seattle Center Festál presents A Glimpse of China – Chinese Culture and Arts Festival, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, May 18, in Seattle Center Armory. Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of China through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods,  games, and a lively marketplace.

Learn Chinese folk dances, create delicate artworks, and share in cultural traditions covering 5,000 years of Chinese history.  This year’s festival presents:

  • Sunshine Modeling & Arts Studio;
  • Nortwest Wushu and Seattle Wushu Center;
  • Seattle Chinese Chorus and Seattle Kids Chorus;
  • Seattle Chinese Orchestra;
  • CHIME band;
  • Entertainment by the following academies and schools:  Zhenlum Cello Studio;
  • Hengda Dance Academy, Chinese Dance Academy, Chinese Wushu and Tai Chi Academy, Wudang International Martial Arts Academy, Northwest Chinese School, Melody Institute Chinese Children’s Dance.

Seattle Center Festál, a series of 22 celebrations presented by community organizations with support from Seattle Center, considers themes of importance to ethnic cultures in our region, revealing their common forms of tradition and expression, while highlighting their unique contributions to the Pacific Northwest and the world.

A Glimpse of China – Chinese Culture and Arts Festival is produced in partnership with Washington Chinese Art Culture Committee. For more information on the festival, click on www.seattlecenter.com or call 206 684-7200 to learn more about Seattle Center Festál and other outstanding public programming offered at Seattle Center.

 

About Seattle Center Festál

 

Seattle Center Festál 2013 presents a series of 22 world festivals on weekends throughout the year highlighting the distinct cultures and common threads of ethnic communities in our region through traditional and contemporary art, music, foods, youth activities, workshops and more. This collection of cultural events is produced with the generous support of Coca-Cola, The Boeing Company, T-Mobile, Wells Fargo, Real Networks, and KUOW 94.9 Public Radio. Additional support is provided by 4Culture, Washington State Arts Commission and the City of Seattle.

 

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Massive Monkees & More at the Asian-Pacific Islander Celebration

Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration Features Youth Drill Teams,

Taiko Drumming and Massive Monkees

Seattle Center Festál presents Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration, 11:45 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, May 5, in Seattle Center Armory.  Explore and experience the cultural roots of the Asian and Pacific Islanders  through live music, visual arts and hands-on activities.

The festival launches Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Seattle with spectacular youth drill teams, Taiko drumming, traditional music and dance, and artists from around the state.

In 2013, Asian-Pacific Islander Festival features a variety of entertainment groups including:   Massive Monkees, Filipino Youth Activities and Seattle Chinese Community Girls Drill Teams, Kaze Daiko, Cascade Kendo Kai, Kinnaly Music and Dance Troupe, Fraggle Rock Crew and the University of Washington Lambda Phi Epsilon Step Dancers.  The festival also presents art contest entries and displays by the Nisei Veterans Committee celebrating Filipino accomplishments.

Seattle Center Festál, a series of 22 celebrations presented by community organizations with support from Seattle Center, considers themes of importance to ethnic cultures in our region, revealing their common forms of tradition and expression, while highlighting their unique contributions to the Pacific Northwest and the world.

Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration is produced in partnership with Asian-Pacific Directors Coalition. For more information on Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration, visit their website:  apiheritage.com.  or click on www.seattlecenter.com or call 206 684-7200 to learn more about Seattle Center Festál and other outstanding public programming offered at Seattle Center.

 

About Seattle Center Festál

Seattle Center Festál 2013 presents a series of 22 world festivals on weekends throughout the year highlighting the distinct cultures and common threads of ethnic communities in our region through traditional and contemporary art, music, foods, youth activities, workshops and more. This collection of cultural events is produced with the generous support of Coca-Cola, The Boeing Company, T-Mobile, Wells Fargo, Real Networks, and KUOW 94.9 Public Radio. Additional support is provided by 4Culture, Washington State Arts Commission and the City of Seattle.

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Seattle’s Cherry Blossom Festival–Off to Set a New World Record

One of Seattle’s most beloved traditions, the Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival never fails to delight. And with highlights this year that include mathematical oddities, a record-breaking battle between an abacus and a super computer, and an underwater singer, this year sounds like it will be something special! See the full release below for more details.

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival

Focuses on Numbers, Underwater Photgraphy, Japanese Foods and More

 

Seattle Center Festál presents Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., April 26 – 28, in Seattle Center Armory, Fisher Pavilion and Seattle Center Pavilion. Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Japan through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods,  games, and a lively marketplace.

The 38th annual Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival focuses on the theme of Numbers. Did you know that the name Google was adopted from the word Googol, which signifies the number digit one followed by 100 zeros? Do you know how many zeros a Nivenonagintillion contains? The Festival delves into these and other numeric fascinations. It also will attempt to create a new Guinness World Record involving a challenge between a Japanese Abacus device called Soroban and the Super Computer.

Additional Festival highlights:

  • TOHOKU Through the  Eyes of Japanese photography exhibit, sponsored by Japan Foundation;
  • U.S. premiere – Aquaphoto Concert by underwater photographer-singer, Hiroshi Takano of Osaka, Japan, sponsored by Japan Foundation;
  • Dance and music by the Nago Minori troupe of Okinawa, Japan;
  • Over 60 traditional arts and crafts;
  • Over 30 traditional performing arts / martial arts including Taiko Drummers;
  • Many child oriented hands-on activities including The Kid’s Passport;
  • Japanese foods including:  curry-rice (Japanese style curry), Takoyaki (octopus dumplings), Gyudon (beef bowl), Japanese hot dog, Bento-Box, Manju sweets and gourmet cookies;
  • Updates on the 2011 Erthquake/Tsunami recovery.

 

The Festival was founded in appreciation of 1,000 cherry trees gifted to Seattle by Prime Minister Takeo Miki on behalf of the Japanese government in commemoration of the nation’s bicentennial. It is the first ethnic festival to be held at Seattle Center annually and the oldest in the Seattle Center Festál series.

Seattle Center Festál, a series of 22 celebrations presented by community organizations with support from Seattle Center, considers themes of importance to ethnic cultures in our region, revealing their common forms of tradition and expression, while highlighting their unique contributions to the Pacific Northwest and the world.

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival is produced in partnership with Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival Committee. For more information on the Festival, the Festal series and other public events at Seattle Center, visit www.seattlecenter.com or call 206 684-7200.

 

About Seattle Center Festál

Seattle Center Festál 2013 presents a series of 22 world festivals on weekends throughout the year highlighting the distinct cultures and common threads of ethnic communities in our region through traditional and contemporary art, music, foods, youth activities, workshops and more. This collection of cultural events is produced with the generous support of Coca-Cola, The Boeing Company, T-Mobile, Wells Fargo, Real Networks, and KUOW 94.9 Public Radio. Additional support is provided by 4Culture, Washington State Arts Commission and the City of Seattle.

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C’est Bon! Seattle French Fest is March 24

Are you wondering what happened to the Bastille Day Festival? Well, it’s gotten bigger and better, and is now the Seattle French Fest, celebrating all things Francophone. Read on!

Oui à la Francophonie!
Seattle Center Festál: Seattle French Fest

Seattle Center Festál presents Seattle French Fest:  A Celebration of French-Speaking Cultures, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, March 24, in Seattle Center Armory. Explore and experience the French way of life as it is lived throughout the world through performing and visual arts, hands-on activities, cars, and a lively marketplace.

This first annual Festál event features A Celebration of French Speaking Cultures to promote and raise awareness of Francophone cultures and traditions. Live music, theater and dance well as international food and wine add to the celebration of French culture and regional presence. This inaugural celebration of la Francophonie in Seattle, will feature many of the over 70 member states included in Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie.

Performance highlights include:

Tahitian dance by Te Fare O Tamatoa, Louisiana Cajun music from Folichon, French-Canadian tunes and percussive dance by Podorythmie, gypsy jazz from Pearl Django, and traditional French language songs from around the world by the Alliance Française Choir and the Théâtre Français Choir.

Festival-goers are also invited to informational seminars on French fashion in Seattle with Seattle’s Fashion Incubator, the Canadian Métis in the Pacific Northwest with Robert Foxcurran, the Francophone world with University of Washington French and Italian Studies Chair Richard Watts, French politics with Deputy Consul General of France Corrine Pereira, and readings of French language poetry from around the world with Misa Bourdoiseau of Éducation Française Greater Seattle. Also on the schedule are performances by many of the area’s French language schools, traditional French dictation exercises for both beginner and intermediate levels organized by University of Washington French Studies students, and chef demos from around the French-speaking world.

Creative activites for children of all ages organized by the Alliance Française de Seattle and booths hosted by Biot-Tacoma Sister City Association, Canoe Island French Camp, Éducation Française Greater Seattle, the French American School of Puget Sound, the French Bilingual Association, the French Immersion School of Washington, Maison de France, Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle-Nantes Sister City Association, Théatre Français de Seattle, Vive la France and more will compliment these interactive performances and seminars.

Au menu in the international bistro festures:  Louisiana fried oyster po’boy sandwich, sandwich Parisian (ham baguette sandwich), bisque de tomate (creamy tomato soup), salade de crudités (trio of fresh salads) and Belgian moules frites (steamed mussels with fries).

Seattle Center Festál, a series of 22 celebrations presented by community organizations in partnership with Seattle Center, considers themes of importance to ethnic cultures in our region, revealing their common forms of tradition and expression, while highlighting their unique contributions to the Pacific Northwest and the world.

Seattle French Fest is produced in partnership with France Education Northwest under the auspices of the Consular Agency of France. For more information on Seattle French Fest, visit www.fenpnw.org. Click on www.seattlecenter.com or call 206 684-7200 to learn more about Seattle Center Festál and other outstanding public events offered at Seattle Center.

About Seattle Center Festál

Seattle Center Festál 2013 presents a series of 22 world festivals on weekends throughout the year highlighting the distinct cultures and common threads of ethnic communities in our region through traditional and contemporary art, music, foods, youth activities, workshops and more. This collection of cultural events is produced with the generous support of Coca-Cola, The Boeing Company, T-Mobile, Wells Fargo, Real Networks, and KUOW 94.9 Public Radio. Additional support is provided by 4Culture, Washington State Arts Commission and the City of Seattle.

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Trace Your Irish Roots at Festal’s Irish Week Festival

Seattle Center Festál presents Irish Week Festival, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., March 16 and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m, March 17, in Seattle Center Armory. Explore and experience the cultural roots and contemporary influences of Ireland through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and a lively marketplace.

Irish tunes, step dancing and the Irish jig keep the energy flowing at this community wide Irish Festival. Event-goers may trace their roots in genealogy workshops, learn the Irish language and take in colorful cultural exhibits and contemporary Irish short films. Meet Irish celebraties, view Irish movies, cultural exhibits and demonstrations and have a “great craic” (gaelic for “a great time”). Download the program here.

Unique in 2013, Irish Festival presents:

PRESENTATION AND DISPLAY ON C. S. LEWIS – This year marks the 50th anniversary of the death on Nov. 22, 1963 of Irishman C. S. Lewis. Few authors of fantasy literature are as beloved as Lewis, who was born in Belfast on Nov. 29, 1898. He is regarded as one of Ireland’s foremost writers and Christian thinkers. His children’s novel, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, was made into a movie in 2005.

ARTIST DEMO – Seattle artist Sheila Newman will demonstrate watercolor painting and how she draws Irish scenes and landscapes.

HISTORY LECTURE – Historian David McCourt lectures on two major Irish anniversaries, the 1913 lock-out and strike that was the most severe and significant industrial dispute in Irish history and the 1963 visit of John F. Kennedy to his ancestral homeland just five months before his assassination.

Seattle Center Festál, a series of 22 celebrations presented by community organizations in partnership with Seattle Center, considers themes of importance to ethnic cultures in our region, revealing their common forms of tradition and expression, while highlighting their unique contributions to the Pacific Northwest and the world.

Irish Festival is produced in partnership with Irish Heritage Club of Seattle. For more information on Irish Festival, visit www.irishclub.org. Click on www.seattlecenter.com or call 206 684-7200 to learn more about Seattle Center Festál and other outstanding public programming offered at Seattle Center.

About Seattle Center Festál

Seattle Center Festál 2013 presents a series of 22 world festivals on weekends throughout the year highlighting the distinct cultures and common threads of ethnic communities in our region through traditional and contemporary art, music, foods, youth activities, workshops and more. This collection of cultural events is produced with the generous support of Coca-Cola, The Boeing Company, T-Mobile, Wells Fargo, Real Networks, and KUOW 94.9 Public Radio. Additional support is provided by 4Culture, Washington State Arts Commission and the City of Seattle.

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Irish Super-Group Dervish & Free Community Events in March

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 by Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac, masters of the Cape Breton tradition. This show will be one of the biggest Celtic music events of the year in Seattle. In the week prior to the show, STG is offering education and community events in Irish music/dance at the Neptune, in partnership with a host of local Irish organizations.

STG PRESENTS – DERVISH

w/ special guests, Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac

Sat, March 16, 2013

The Neptune Theatre (1303 NE 45th St)

Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, 21+, $30 (excl fees)

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COMMUNITY EVENTS IN IRISH MUSIC & DANCE

All events at The Neptune Theatre (1303 NE 45th St, University District)
All education and community events FREE and open to the public

 

Monday, March 11

6:00-8:00pm: Carrigaline Céili w/ Seattle Irish Dance Company

For people of all ages and families. Beginner & advanced dancers welcome 

RSVP Required: Please RSVP to Claire Connell – clairec@stgpresents.org

Join us for an Irish Céili (community dance) at the Neptune Theatre led by Irish music group, Carrigaline and the Seattle Irish Dancers. Fun and lively Irish dancing for all the family – bring good shoes (leather soles best). A safe place for families to experience authentic Irish culture and pass it along to their children. Free instruction in the basics of Irish céili dance. Great music and an opportunity to meet other Irish people in your community.

 

Tuesday, March 12

5:30-6:30pm: Uilleann Pipes Talk & Performance by The Irish Piper’s Club

For people of all ages 

RSVP Required: Please RSVP to Claire Connell – clairec@stgpresents.org

The Irish Piper’s Club will lead a talk on one of Ireland’s oldest and most unique instruments, the uilleann pipes. Includes a short performance by the Irish Piper’s Club, Q&A and an opportunity to try out the uilleann pipes.

 

6:30-7:30pm: Fiddle Master Class with Dale Russ

Inter-Adv, age 15+

RSVP Required: Please RSVP to Claire Connell – clairec@stgpresents.org

Renowned fiddler, Dale Russ will offer an Irish fiddle master class for intermediate-advanced students, ages 15 and up.

 

Saturday, March 16

Irish Song Master Class with Cathy Jordan of Dervish

Exact time TBD (Please keep 12-3pm open, duration 60 mins)

Inter-Adv, age 15+

RSVP Required: Please RSVP to Claire Connell – clairec@stgpresents.org 

We are thrilled that lead singer of Dervish and internationally renowned Irish vocalist, Cathy Jordan, will offer a master class to intermediate-advanced vocalists, ages 15+.

 

 


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Upcoming Opportunities to Dance & Support Folklife

March seemed like a long ways off when we first announced these, but now it’s right around the corner! We hope we’ll see you in at one or all of these great Nights for Folklife events.

 

Contra Dance Marathon

Thursday, March 7 at the Lake City Contra/Old-Time Country Dance:

8th Annual CONTRA MARATHON – Benefit for Northwest Folklife! Non-stop whirl of music & dancing…NO WALK THRU’S…17 callers & 6 bands!!! Jump in & out at the ends of the contra lines to change partners, rest, rehydrate, & socialize…or play along with the bands! Newcomers are encouraged to attend the free intro workshop at 7:30 pm; “Dance Buddies” will be available to lend helping hands throughout the evening.

Part of the Cascade Promenade weekend http://www.cascadepromenade.org/

Lake City Contra/Old-Time Country Dance at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. NE, Seattle;
Free introductory workshop at 7:30 pm, dance 8-11 pm;
$9 (students & seniors $7, kids & first-time contradancers free); For more information go to http://seattledance.org/contra.lakecity or call (206)525-0932. Please respect the health needs of many dancers and come fragrance-free.

NDFI Benefit for Northwest Folklife

Saturday, March 9th

Three bands playing International, Scandinavian, contra, and English Country dance music!

7:00 – 11:00pm

Potluck snacks served throughout the evening.

Suggested donation: $10.00

Every dollar raised goes directly to Folklife! Sno-King has donated the night and the Cedar Valley Grange has donated the rent.  All the bands, sound person, and callers have donated their time to help celebrate the Northwest Folklife.

COME ONE, COME ALL!

Cedar Valley Grange Hall
20526 52nd Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98036

Portland Roadhouse

March 10

The Portland Roadhouse is a 10-hour (11:00 am until 9:00 pm) contra dance designed as a showcase for bands and callers from along the I-5 corridor. Modeled after Warren’s Roadhouse at the Northwest Folklife Festival, eight bands and callers are invited to present 65-minute sets purely for the fun of it. All performers donate their time, and are unpaid except for some travel stipends to those from outside the Portland area. This event is held in a lovely dance hall, the Milwaukie Community Club, which has a wonderful wood floor and plenty of space downstairs for socializing, eating, and jamming. The Portland Roadhouse is the last event of the 5-day Cascade Promenade contra dance extravaganza. As such, the Iron Dancer awards for all dancers who have attended Cascade Promenade dances on 4 of the 5 days are presented at the Roadhouse.

The Portland Roadhouse is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, with a board of directors and organizing committe who live between Roseburg, Oregon and Bellingham, Washington. In addition to supporting itself, the Portland Roadhouse makes contributions to NW Folklife in support of its programs.

Since its inception in 2010, The Portland Roadhouse has happened on the second Sunday in March (this year on March 10th). Further details and advance tickets are available at: http://www.portlandroadhouse.org.

Erin Go Boogie!

Sunday, March 17

6:30-9:30pm

With DJ Jodi

Dance, celebrate, and express your love for Folklife!

Wear green, be green, BRING green!

Sonny Newman’s Dance Hall
201 North 85th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 784-3010
sonnynewmansdancehall.com