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Friday, May 9, 2014, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
PIPER STOCK HILL
Seattle's only band devoted to the music of Newfoundland! Old, new and original folk tunes and ballads about fishing, black rum, boats, sealing, cod, and stories of people whose lives are entwined with the sea. Based on Celtic reels and West Country English ballads, the music tells tales of life on the Rock, of ships and sailors, loggers and rum drinkers, of love lost and found. The most familiar songs you've never heard, soon to be among your favorites! $10 suggested donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960


Sunday, May 18, 2014, 2-3 pm
PNWFS - EVERETT PUBLIC LIBRARY CONCERT
HANK & CLAIRE
Pacific Northwest duo Hank Payne and Claire Favro offer close harmonies and vibrant intensity in their acoustic renditions of a wide range of songs. Each has a long and varied musical background, with involvement in professional gigs and community music-making. They have been making music together now for over seven years. Their combined repertoire includes original songs, traditional folk, and tunes from contemporary singer/songwriters. Come and enjoy their spontaneous harmonies and entangled guitar accompaniments. Free concert, Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave, Everett, WA, 425-257-8000.


Friday, June 13, 2014, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
MOLLY BAUCKHAM
Molly has been playing the harp since 1998, and singing for most of her life. Her debut CD, Maid on the Shore, features traditional and original Celtic tunes and songs. A classically-trained singer, Molly's voice has been described as "beautiful and haunting" and her harp playing "very delicate, gentle, and warm". Listen to her music. $10 suggested donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960


Friday, July 11, 2014, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
SALMONFEATHERS
Salmonfeathers is a Seattle trio, which delights in singing and playing traditional and original folk and old-time songs and tunes, with sweet and close three-part vocal harmony and fine instrumentals. The group consists of Jean Geiger, a gifted multi-instrumentalist and song-finder with fine alto leads and harmonies; Cathy Britell, an international autoharp champ with stunning instrumentals and sweet engaging vocals; and William Limbach, a singer-songwriter and fine guitarist with a beautiful tenor voice and magical harmony. Watch a sampler video. $10 suggested donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960


Friday, Aug. 15 - Sunday, Aug. 17
Princeton, B.C., Canada
PRINCETON TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

Fiddle tunes Sea shanties Celtic Traditional Ballads Accordion music Concerts Workshops. The Festival takes place as usual on two stages in the centre of Princeton, and begins, as last year, with a public street dance and an Irish ceili band. Saturday and Sunday are given over, between the hours of 10 am to 6 pm, to a potpourri of concerts, workshops, panels and jams. Music won’t just be found on the stages – mini-jams and guerilla dances are liable to happen anywhere in town culminating in a Saturday evening town-wide party. The Festival is free, though it asks its audiences to help with donations. Performers can now apply to join the 2014 festival, deadline is April 30. Click here to get the application form.


Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
KATE MACLEOD
Kate MacLeod's highly acclaimed songs often precede her as other artists sing her songs on stages across the country. Now is your chance to hear this songstress who creates notably singable songs. She is a sought after vocalist, fiddler and guitar player, working regularly with other artists. Her fiddle playing is derived from the study of many traditional folk styles in addition to classical training from where she has developed a unique expression with the instrument. Watch a video; listen to sound samples. $10 suggested donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960


Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
CURTIS & LORETTA
Curtis & Loretta's music comes straight from the heart. The husband and wife duo's extraordinary harmonies and proficiency on a parade of stringed instruments create an alluring frame for their poignant original songs, and carefully chosen traditional pieces from the British Isles, America, and beyond. The current menagerie includes Celtic harp, mandocello, mandolin, guitars, clawhammer banjo, and National steel ukulele, plus a bit of kazoo, harmonica, and shakers. Curtis' down-home sense of humor and Loretta's theater background engage the audience in an experience that runs the gamut of rolling with laughter to holding back tears, with plenty of side-trips in between. Listen to sound samples; watch a video. $10 suggested donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960


Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
ADAM MILLER
One of the premier autoharpists in the world, Adam Miller is a renowned American folksinger and natural-born storyteller. An accomplished folklorist, historian, musicologist, and song-collector, he has amassed a remarkable repertoire of over 5,000 songs. Miller accompanies his rich, resonant baritone voice with lively finger-picking acoustic guitar and stunningly beautiful autoharp melodies. A masterful entertainer who never fails to get his audience singing along, he has distinguished himself as one of the great interpreters of American folktales and folksongs, and as a performer who appeals to audiences of all ages. $10 suggested donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960


Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
SMALL POTATOES
Small Potatoes is Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso. This Chicago-based duo has been touring on the folk circuit since 1993 and in that time they’ve become sought-after regulars at many clubs, coffeehouses across the U.S. They call themselves eclecto-maniacs and describe their music as “Celtic to Cowboy.” They say in has taken them “years of careful indecision” to come up with a mix of music that ranges from country, blues, and swing to Irish, with songwriting that touches on all of those styles and more. They both sing, they both play guitars and an array of other instruments. They even yodel. Superb musicianship and showmanship, award-winning songwriting, and a strong sense of tradition has made them, as Dirty Linen Magazine once said, "one of the most polished, inventive, and entertaining shows on the circuit." $10 suggested donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960


Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
JULIE MAINSTONE
Julie Mainstone is a singer of traditional music who generously and easily welcomes her listeners into story.  Ballads, folksongs, gospel, and original compositions are given to the listener with gentle intensity and no pretense.  Combine this with her passion for research and great devotion to the preservation of tradition, and the result is arresting. $10 suggested donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960

 

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