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Jeff Warner
Saturday, Oct. 25, 7:30 pm
JEFF WARNER
Seattle Folklore Society

Jeff Warner’s traditional songs, rich in local history and a sense of place, present the latest news from the distant past. Jeff grew up listening to the songs and stories of the folks his parents, Anne and Frank Warner, met during their folksong collecting from 1938 to 1966. He accompanied his parents on their later field trips, and has produced a CD set of their recordings "From Mountains to the Sea." This concert will include a live multi-media presentation about his parent’s song-catching through rural America, followed by Jeff performing songs, banjo tunes, 18th-century New England hymns, and sailor songs. Phinney Neighborhood Center. 7:30PM, $16, $2 off for SFS & PNA members and seniors, kids half price. Info: 528-8523.


Friday-Sunday, Oct. 31 - Nov. 2
Janie’s Jumpstart Fiddle Styles Weekend Camp
Bothel, WA

This camp is for intermediate fiddlers with three or four years’ experience on the instrument who want to add musicality, nuance and fluency in a specific fiddle style. Janie’s Jumpstart offers small class settings with much attention to the needs of each student: over 10 hours of instruction and 5 hours of jamming! Besides moving your playing to the next level, the goal of Janie’s Jumpstart Camp is to have a lot of fun. Special attention will be paid to sharing techniques to help you play better: rhythm, intonation, and bowing expressiveness to make your traditional tunes come to life. Old Time (Janie Rothfield, Philadelphia); Bluegrass (Blaine Sprouse, San Francisco); Cape Breton/Scots/Irish (Susan Burke, Seattle). More Information.


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. Adam will also do two autoharp workshops at Dusty Strings on Sat. Nov. 15 at 10:3 am and 1:30 pm. $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


Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, 2-3 pm
PNWFS/Everett Public Library Free Concert
PINT & DALE

Prepare for an intoxicating blend of traditional and modern music reflecting the immense vitality of those who live and work on the sea. With extraordinary vocals and guitar, octave mandolin, Irish pennywhistles, percussion and the exotic sounds of the vielle-à-roue or hurdy gurdy, William Pint & Felicia Dale bring an energetic and contemporary spirit to their material. Free concert, Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave, Everett, WA, 425-257-8000.


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


Saturday, Dec. 13, 7:30 pm
ARTO AND ANTTI JÄRVELÄ
Seattle Folklore Society

Members of the Järvelä clan – arguably the first family of Finnish folk fiddling – cousins Arto (fiddle and cross-tuned fiddle) and Antti (acoustic guitar, archtop guitar, and fiddle) both have extensive résumés, but are probably best known as members of the renowned folk fiddle “orchestra” JPP. Growing up in a musical family means growing in a respect for traditions and history. Although international travelling and jamming have influenced their music, one can still hear the connection to their roots. Phinney Neighborhood Center. 7:30PM, $20, $2 off for SFS & PNA members and seniors, kids half price. Info: 528-8523.


Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, 7:30-10 pm

Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
FOLK MUSICIANS' SHOWCASE
Three acts in one evening: Tina, harp and fiddle, a songwriter and composer, performs a unique mix of Original, Celtic, Jewish, and Early/Neoclassical music across North America and Europe. Alice Howe sings original and traditional stories of love and loss, joy and sorrow - the truth of folk music. The Drunken Maidens - Lori Bellamy, Liz Savage, Helen Gilbert and Elaine Bradtke - through their love of ancient British dance and folk music, walk on the tipsy side of life with tight harmonies, good Scotch and dark tea. This is a benefit concert for the Couth Buzzard Bookstore. $10 suggested donation. 7:30-10 pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960

Friday, Jan. 30 - Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
RAINY CAMP - Folk Singing Weekend
Lake Retreat, Ravensdale, WA

The Seattle Song Circle presents a song-filled weekend celebrating the joy of singing together. Includes Friday Night Song Circle, Saturday and Sunday Workshops, Saturday Night Concert, Late Night Jams and Singing Sessions. All singers are welcome, from beginner to professional. New lakeside location has great accommodations. Information and applications: rainycamp.org, phone: 425-998-6134.


Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
CRÒNAN
Crònan plays Scottish & Irish Music and Gaelic Song - Haunting laments to rabble-rousing reels and jumpi' jigs. The band is: Christine Traxler (fiddle, bodhran), Christian Hoffman (bouzouki, concertina, vocals), Dale Cummings (vocals, guitar, Irish flute), Judith Cummings (Gaelic Song, Harp, fiddle, whistles, step-dance). Listen to their music and watch videos. $10 suggested donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960


Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, $35
Dusty Strings Workshop
Song Collecting - A History of Folk Songs
Stewart Hendrickson
Where do songs come from? What are the stories behind the songs? What resources are available for finding new/old songs? How does one go about collecting songs? In this workshop, you will try to answer these questions and more. You will also discuss the process of song collecting – the resources available and how to research songs – and sing together some of Stewart's collected songs. Stewart Hendrickson is a song collector. Many of the songs in his collection are “folk songs” or “traditional songs,” but others are old popular songs, parlor songs, hymn songs, and even newer songs that are not widely known or commercialized. Dusty Strings Music Shop, 3406 Fremont Ave. N Seattle, 206-634-1662. Sign up

 

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