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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.

 


Wednesday, Sept. 2, 9:15 pm
Jewelbox Theater at The Renezvous, Seattle
KEN WALDMAN

Ken Waldman, Alaska's Fiddling Poet, is bringing eleven musicians for a roots music variety show. Join Ken and these Northwest artists: Red Dog (Doug Yule, Cary Lung, Tom Collicott); W.B. Reid & Bonnie Zahnow (formidable multi-instrumentalists); Kate Power & Steve Einhorn (aka The Ukalaliens); Tania Opland & Mike Freeman (world music duo); harmonica wizard Grant Dermody; Professor Banjo, Paul Silveria. Ken Waldman will introduce the opening sets with a brief poem and end the night with a full-blown music party. The show will appeal to anyone who enjoys traditional music, powerful singing, smart poetry, acclaimed storytelling, or Alaska. $15, Jewlbox Theater, 2322 2nd Ave, Seattle, (206) 441-5823.


 
Friday, Sept. 5 - Sunday, Sept. 7
Fort Flagler, Washington
AMERICAN BANJO CAMP

Spend a weekend with nothing to do but learn about the 5-string banjo from world-famous teachers, play in jams, eat delicious food, and possibly even sleep! The American Banjo Camp takes place at a scenic fort on the Puget Sound. For adults of all ages. Study old-time or bluegrass banjo with world-class instructors, also bluegrass or old-time guitar, old-time fiddle, stand-up bass, or mandolin. Hands-on classes and demonstrations as well as a faculty concert and dozens of jamming opportunities. Directors: Ken Perlman & Peter Langston. Full schedule

 


Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert

KATE MACLEOD
Kate MacLeod will sing songs from her latest CD, At Ken Sanders Rare Books, a collection of songs inspired by books she has read. Her 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

 


Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, 2-3 pm
PNWFS/Everett Public Library Free Concert
KATE MACLEOD & KAT EGGLESTON

Kate MacLeod and Kat Eggleston's performances supplement their individual work as roots-music songwriters and performers, but as a duo their charm and musicality transform into a sum greater than its parts. Their extraordinary collaboration is an exquisite musical experience. Both artists have a strong background in traditional American and Celtic music. Kate is featured on vocals, fiddle, and acoustic guitar. Kat is featured on vocals, hammered dulcimer and acoustic guitar. Free concert, Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave, Everett, WA, 425-257-8000.

 


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 

 


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 

 


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

 

 

 

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