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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. Listen to some audio clips. Julie will be accompanied by Kat Eggleson on guitar and vocals. $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

 


Friday, Mar. 13, 2015, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
J. W. MCCLURE
Strains of folk, country, vintage jazz and humor resonate in master singer/songwriter/guitarist JW McClure's songs. His performances arc deftly between poetry and punchline, delivered with country-blues fingerpicking arrangements and an ageless voice. "...one of the absolute premier songwriters and singers in the story country mold ever out of the Northwest." Chris Lunn—Ancient Victorys. Listen to his music. $10 suggested donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960

 


Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2-3 pm
PNWFS/Everett Public Library Free Concert
HANK & CLAIRE

Hank Payne and Claire Favro sing stories – yours, mine, ours – in harmony. They’ll touch you in your funny bone or heart. They draw from traditional and contemporary material, and add a few originals. Enjoy sweet harmonies, a bit of sentiment, some fun, and a big dose of heart. You'll love Hank and Claire. Listen to their songs. Free concert, Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave, Everett, WA, 425-257-8000.

 


Sunday, April 19, 2015, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
CLAUDIA SCHMIDT
Claudia Schmidt has been perfecting her craft of performing for almost four decades. It is a quirky and wonderful hodge-podge (her word!) of music, poetry, story, laughter. drama, and celebrating the moment. She has always included her original work along with very personal versions of the work of others, what you get is a unique look at the world from someone who says what she sees with clarity, humor, and wonder. Garrison Keiilor said "when Claudia sings a song, it stays sung." Listen to her music.
$15 donation, reservations: phone 206-367-0475 (leave a message) or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (reservations held until 7:15 pm). 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960

 

 
Friday, May 8, 2015, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
JOHN ELWOOD & SALLY BURKHART
John Elwood is a luthier who has spent the past 40 years building mountain dulcimers with hand tools. He and his wife, Sally Burkhart live in an old farmhouse in a ghost town along the banks of the Palouse River, in rural eastern Washington. Together, they sing traditional songs from the British Isles and Appalachia. They will be joined by their son Robin Elwood, a musician in Bellingham, who grew up singing the old songs with his family. Listen to music samples. Watch a video. $10 suggested donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960

 


Sunday, May 17, 2015, 2-3 pm
PNWFS/Everett Public Library Free Concert
CAROLYN CRUSO

Carolyn Cruso, an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and composer has toured widely in both the United States and Europe. She is equally at home on hammered dulcimer, flute, guitar and vocals and performs a diverse array of original tunes and songs as well as traditional material. Her unusual and lyrical approach to the dulcimer especially delights audiences! Listen to her music. Free concert, Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave, Everett, WA, 425-257-8000.

 

 

 

 

 

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