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Jams & Other Repeating Events


Friday, April 10, 2015, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
SEUMAS GAGNE
An acoustic evening of Gaelic songs and tunes. Seumas plays Scottish, Irish, and Cape Breton music on the harp, and sings Scottish Gaelic songs. He has been playing the Celtic harp for more than thirty years, and also teachs both the Scottish Gaelic language and song repertoire. Combining harp and voice with personal stories of his Gaelic adventures, this will be an evening of great music, humour and wit, which you will long remember. Listen to his music. $10 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: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone 206-367-0475 (leave a message) (reservations held until 7:15 pm). 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960

 


Friday, April 24, 2015, 7:30-9:30 pm
Couth Buzzard Books/PNWFS Concert
ACOUSTIC HARMONICA MASTER SHOWCASE
Two of the finest acoustic harmonica players in concert together - Grant Dermody, country Blues harmonica wizard, and Mark Graham, old-time-fiddle-tunes harmonica, joined by Orville Johnson, maestro of guitar, for a fabulous evening of original and traditional music. $15 donation. Reservations: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone 206-436-2960 (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 donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960

 


Saturday, May 9, 2015, 12-2 pm
Pacific NW Folklore Society
Group Singing Workshop
SING TOGETHER

This workshop
, lead by Stewart Hendrickson, will explore how we can sing together. What songs are best suited for group singing? How can we find these songs? How is group singing best organized? We will explore ways to learn songs, lead them, and sing together in groups such as song circles and community sings. We will learn how to sing in harmony, with tight rhythm, and develop good vocal practices. We will sing songs from Hendrickson’s songbook Sing Together (66 songs for group singing). This free workshop will be followed by monthly (second Saturdays, noon - 1pm) community sings at the Couth Buzzard beginning in June. Free. Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960

 


Thursday, May 14, 2015, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
DAN FRECHETTE & LAUREL THOMSEN
Meeting via YouTube and fueled by a rare musical chemistry, Dan Frechette, guitar/ vocals, and Laurel Thomsen, violin/vocals, both powerful and magnetic talents in their own rights, prove that musical magic is not only possible, but alive and well. With exuberance, heartwarming harmonies, diverse songwriting, and soundtrack ready violin and guitar lines, delighted audience members speak of "falling in love" with music all over again at a Dan and Laurel show. Watch videos. Listen to music. $10 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.

 

 
Thursday, May 28 - Sunday, May 31
Menucha Retreat and Conference Center, Oregon
COLUMBIA GORGE MOUNTAIN DULCIMER FESTIVAL

We cater to the mountain dulcimer, but other instruments are welcome for the jams. Instructors: BING FUTCH, AUBREY ATWATER, JANITA BAKER. Can’t come the whole time? Come for Dulcimer Day on Saturday, May 30. Just 30 minutes from Portland.

 

 
Friday, June 12, 2015, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
BUSKERS' NIGHT
REGGIE MILES, JEANNE TOWNE, HOWLIN' HOBBIT
Three Pike Place buskers. Reggie Miles, songwriter, singer, storyteller, slide guitarist and sawplayer, sings original and traditional blues and bows beautiful melodies with a hand saw. Jeane Towne plays autoharp and guitar, and sings some sweet traditional songs. Howlin' Hobbit plays old-skool jazz, hokum, novelty tunes and original songs on ukulele with verve, skill, laughs and fun. Come and hear three of Seattle's best buskers in concert. $10 donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960

 


Friday, July 10, 2015, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
PIPER STOCK HILL
The Pacific Northwest's only band dedicated to old, new and original folk music of Newfoundland. Celtic and English-based songs about fishing and fish, boats and fishermen, black rum and tragedy, and celebrating life despite hardships. Ron Dickson, acoustic guitar, vocals; Jan Strolle, fiddle, button accordion, vocals; Miki Nelson, fiddle, whistle, mandolin, vocals; James Birkinshaw, acoustic bass, bodhran, vocals. $10 donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960

 


Friday - Sunday, Aug. 14-16, 2015
Princeton Traditional Music Festival
Princeton, B.C., Canada

Admission is FREE. Events are held on several stages in the centre of Princeton and begin on Friday evening with a public street dance and an Irish ceili band. Between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday there's a potpourri of concerts, workshops, and jams. 2015 application now here! The deadline for applications is April 30. 

 

 

 

 

 

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