EVENTS


Friday, March 31, 2017, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
COLLEEN RANEY
Colleen Raney is among the best Celtic singers of her generation, inspired by the Irish and Scottish songs and tunes that she grew up with as a member of the multi-talented Raney family and alongside the world renowned harp and dulcimer duo Magical Strings. Through her gorgeous voice, at turns whisper soft or intensely powerful, her deft arrangements, and her sidemen – some of the best acoustic musicians in the Northwest – Colleen breathes new life into the old songs, bringing out new facets to the music that haven’t been heard before. Watch videos. 10 donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960


Friday, April 14, 2017, 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. $10 donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960


CLAUDIA SCHMIDT
Sunday, April 30, 2017, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
If you listened to the Prairie Home Companion show in the late ’70s and early ’80s you certainly knew Claudia Schmidt, one of Garrison Keillor’s regular performers. She was ubiquitous, a folk, jazz and blues singer, poet, and multi-instrumentalist – she plays guitar, mountain dulcimer, and quirky instruments such as the pianola. 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: email or phone 206-367-0475 (leave a message) (reservations held until 7:15 pm). Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960


Friday, May 12, 2017, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
LINDSAY STREET
Lindsay Street, from Bellingham, WA, plays roots music from Ireland, England, Quebec, Scandinavia, and France, as well as original compositions. Inspired by the past as well as emerging musical traditions, Lindsay Street delivers rich and varied arrangements that connect the old and the new. Lindsay Street’s repertoire features creative use of accordion, guitar, violin, mandolin, bodhran, bouzouki, banjo, whistles, and other assorted instruments. Listen to their music. $10 donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960


Friday, June 9, 2017, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
JOHNNY & BRITTANY
Old time tunes and traditional songs with Seattle duo Brittany Newell on fiddle and Johnny Fitzpatrick on banjo. $10 donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960


Friday, July 14, 2017, 7:30-9:30 pm

Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
MURPHY, MIDDAUGH & RIDEOUT
Orville Murphy, Jerry Middaugh and Joanne Rideout play old-time and traditional songs about the “good old days” of the civil war, prohibition, the Depression and World War II. Orville is originally from Kentucky where he learned to tell stories from Uncle Jim. He learned to play Gospel, hymns and blues on the harmonica from his grandmother and his aunt. Jerry Middaugh is originally from Ohio and has deep roots in Appalachian music. He sings and plays guitar, banjo and mandolin. Joanne Rideout has been singing and playing guitar since she was a child, harmonizing at family gatherings and potlucks. $10 donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960

 
Friday-Sunday, Aug. 18-20, 2017
Princeton, B.C. Canada
PRINCETON TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Free music festival. 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. Applications due April 30. More information here.


Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, 7:30-9:30 pm

Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
STANLEY GREENTHAL & SEA MUSE
Stanley Greenthal and his group Sea Muse includes Stanley on guitar, bouzouki, laouto and lavta (Greek and Turkish lutes); his wife, percussionist Kip; Christos Govetas on clarinent, oud and bouzouki; and Kim Goldov on violin. A night of Celtic and Balkan tunes and original songs and poems with strings plucked and bowed, clarinet and drums. Watch a video. $10 donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960


Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
RICK FOGEL
Rick Fogel is a distinguished hammer dulcimer performer, luthier and teacher. At festivals and venues across the country, Rick displays virtuosity in his performance of classical, traditional, Celtic, and original compositions. He captivates an audience with his mastery of the hammer dulcimer and his passionate enjoyment of music. The Whamdiddle Full Harmonic features Rick playing three hammer dulcimers, with a span of over seven octaves. His musical tastes are diverse, covering a wide range of styles and traditions, changing easily from old-timey to classical. Whether powerful or tender, Rick’s music moves the spirit. Watch a video. $10 donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960


Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse 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. $10 donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960


Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
JASPAR LEPAK
Jaspar Lepak is a folk/Americana songwriter whose remarkable gift for melody is only surpassed by her poetry. A child of the Sonoran Desert, her songs are deeply influenced by the many places she has called home: Tucson, Minneapolis, Durban, and currently Seattle. Sweeping across landscapes with an emotional depth that is extraordinary, her lyrics expose a brave vulnerability while her clear, pure voice touches the heart. Listen to her music. $10 donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960


Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, 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.” Listen to songs, watch videos. $10 donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960

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