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October, 2022

Sunday
2
The Hostel Cafe
1:30 PM
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On Sunday afternoons, the Hostel Café in Portland, Oregon provides a friendly setting for this TrailJams Irish traditional tune session. TrailJams is a music community focused on making acoustic music together outside for the enjoyment of the musicians and of people passing by. The cozy café makes a great place to keep the music going in the winter. In better weather, the tune playing moves out to the café’s courtyard. Guests of the Hostel Café and the adjoining Northwest Portland Hostel are likely to settle at one of the nearby tables to enjoy the music.

COVID Policy:
Mask required · Staff wear masks · Staff get temperature checks · Staff required to disinfect surfaces between visits.
Sunday
2
West Union Baptist Church
3:00 PM
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From the Christian Harmony book.
Sunday
2
via Zoom
5:00 PM
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Song Circle every Sunday - see Facebook page of Fat Albert‘s Coffee House for Zoom Link and meeting ID.
Sunday
2
NE Portland House Concert
7:00 PM
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Larry and Audrey are a Boston based traditional duo who play contra dances and concerts.

Guitar and banjo player Larry Unger and fiddler Audrey Knuth are a Boston based traditional duo who play exhilarating tunes with driving rhythms. Their concerts feature American and Celtic tunes with elements of other traditions including swing and blues. They also draw from Larry’s catalog of original fiddle tunes, which have been featured in several of Ken Burns’ documentaries. Declared a “guitar genius” by Sing Out Magazine, Larry Unger joins fiddler Audrey Knuth for an unforgettable evening full of stirring musical experiences.

Potluck 6:30 pm, show 7:30 pm, Suggested donation is $20-$25 in general ~ pay what you can. All income levels welcome. To RSVP for a concert or to ask questions, you can use the form on the website or send an email to abbiew(at)froggie.com.

We invite you to make a voluntary donation of 1$ or more for the live streaming portion of the show. 100% of the streaming tips go to the artists!

COVID Policy:
As of today starting with the fall 2022 season we no longer require proof of vaccination. Masks are optional when not actively eating and drinking. You are welcome to wear a mask if you need to take extra precautions depending on your personal situation. HOWEVER, things may change. I will keep you updated if they do. We will continue to have doors & windows open for air circulation. If you are feeling under the weather on the day of the show, it’s easy to cancel via a quick email, and we’ll also be live streaming the show as well.

NOTE : We always defer to the artists if they request enhanced precautions. We will notify you on a show by show basis if that is the case.

Thank you for understanding!
Sunday
2
Online
7:00 PM
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Held every Sunday. For more info, go to: http://www.seafolklore.org/wp/about-sfs/seattle-song-circle/.
Monday
3
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
5:30 AM
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Folk Espresso, early morning folk music to get your week started.

Hosted by:
1st Monday, Diane Hunt
2nd Monday, Jonathan Lay
3rd Monday, John Risley
4th Monday, Diane Hunt
5th Monday, Gordy Euler

Previous shows on the KBOO program page at https://kboo.fm/program/folk-espresso.
Monday
3
London UK via Zoom
12:00 PM
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Led by Joe Offer, new Zoom link posted every week, just before doors open:https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=168014&messages=37.
Monday
3
Artichoke Community Music
5:00 PM
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Artichoke Community Music class led by Adrian Martin, $75 for six classes. We will be playing a song by the end of the first class. We will learn the basics of guitar: melodies, chords and rhythms.

Details for participating in the class will be provided by the teacher before the class begins.

Please contact Adrian directly with any questions. He‘d love to hear from you. Email: adrian@adrianmartinmusic.com. Phone: 971-221-8328
Monday
3
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Hosted by Nat Case and Second Monday Shanty Sing

[This session has now gone hybrid -- they have a laptop connected to Zoom, but it‘s mostly in-person.]

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87241326461?pwd=SFU5TzZMZU1XcTVYU1IrTUVhd3VjUT09
Zoom password is the same as for the Merlin‘s Rest sings. If you don‘t have it, or if it changes, see the Facebook event or ask someone such as Nat Case or Patrick Farrell.

This is a merger of the alternating Merlin‘s Rest virtual pub sings and Dubliner virtual shantey sings.
Monday
3
Artichoke Community Music
6:00 PM
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Artichoke Community Music class led by Adrian Martin, $100 for six classes. Do you know basic open chords? Please join us! We learn songs and explore strumming, bass lines, finger-style and other fun guitar sounds. Together we‘ll answer questions about rhythms, riffs and even lead guitar. Pop, rock, blues, country and traditional songs.

Details for participating in the class will be provided by the teacher before the class begins.

Please contact Adrian directly with any questions. He‘d love to hear from you. Email: adrian@adrianmartinmusic.com Call: 971-221-8328.
Tuesday
4
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
5:30 AM
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A spicy mix of folk and acoustic music, much of which is connected to the American south, including (but not limited to) acoustic blues, Texas folk, Cajun, string band & Texas swing.

Hosted by Diane Karl, past shows available on the KBOO program page at https://kboo.fm/program/early-morning-gumbo.
Tuesday
4
Artichoke Community Music
6:00 PM
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Led by René Berblinger, learn how to hold, tune and pick the mandolin with basic chords and tablature, $120 for six classes.

Beginning Mandolin will cover:
A. How to tune the mandolin
B. How to hold pick and utilize various right hand picking patterns.
C. How to read tablature and chord diagrams.
D. Open position chords and strums for accompaniment of songs and back up.
E. Open position pentatonic scale patterns useful in playing traditional fiddle tunes, blues, blue grass and improvisation.
F. Learn tunes with chord back-up.
Tuesday
4
SE Portland near East Mt. Tabor/Montavilla
6:00 PM
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Note new time: 11 am-12:20 pm.

Learn world music by ear. Anne Weiss leads a class and choir rolled into one, all levels, no audition, all ages, $135 for seven weeks or $25 drop-in. Register at the Artichoke Music website using the link below.

If you have any issues joining a class session or finding a link, contact Anne by phone or text at 914-924-2574.

COVID Policy:
**Unless the weather is unusually agreeable, classes will meet indoors. Please wear a KN-94 or N-95 mask. Air filter provided! Also, please leave as much pet hair and dander behind as possible to help with allergies.**
Tuesday
4
Artichoke Community Music
7:00 PM
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Led by Rene Berblinger, Continuing Mandolin will take you to the next level journey, $120 for six classes.

The course will be designed and tailored based upon registrants to make sure you learn what you need in the next step of your journey to master the mandolin. You are welcome to take both the beginning and continuing class or just take one or the other...

Topics may cover and focus on any one of the following topics:

A. Learning to read music notation on the mandolin.
B. Closed position chords and back-up including some basic understanding of chord structures and patterns.
C. More advanced right and left hand techniques.
D. Scale patterns in open and movable positions.
E. Build tune repertoire in various styles including Celtic, traditional American folk and Bach or anything you bring!
Wednesday
5
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
5:30 AM
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Traditional and Contemporary folk music.

Hosted by:
1st Wednesday, Jack Bohl
2nd Wednesday, Wayne Johnson and Will Selzer
3rd Wednesday, Alex & Erica
4th Wednesday, Stephanie Canales (Canto Nuevo)
5th Wednesday, John Risley

Previous shows available on the KBOO program page: https://kboo.fm/program/pastures-plenty.

Jack Bohl hosts first Wednesdays, Wayne and Will host 2nd Wednesdays, Alex & Erica on third Wednesdays, Stephanie Canales (Canto Nuevo) 4th Wednesdays. John Risley 5th Wednesdays
Wednesday
5
SE Portland near East Mt. Tabor/Montavilla
10:30 AM
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Note new time and day of the week: Thursdays at 11 am-noon (no class on Thanksgiving Day, 11/24).

All welcome! Led by Anne Weiss, this class will help you sing better in a non-judgmental, fun environment, $120 for seven weeks or $20 drop-in. Register at the Artichoke Music website using the link below.

If you have any issues joining a class session or finding a link, contact Anne by phone or text at 914-924-2574.

COVID Policy:
**Unless the weather is unusually agreeable, classes will meet indoors. Please wear a KN-94 or N-95 mask. Air filter provided! Also, please leave as much pet hair and dander behind as possible to help with allergies.**
Wednesday
5
Westborough MA via Zoom
4:00 PM
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Trad &Irish song session.

Email maureenmcnally6(at)gmail.com for Zoom link.
Wednesday
5
Mekong Bistro (closed)
7:00 PM
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*******NOTE:*******
On July 13, 20 and 27, Mekong Bistro will be closed. Wednesday Night Zydeco will be held at the home of Terry Zukoski (bring a chair).
Terry Zukoski
4111 NE 56th Ave
Portland 97218

Beginning Mar 30 (Wed) and continuing every Wednesday --
DJ‘d tunes plus a 30-minute dance lesson to start the evening.

Free the first night!

Rotating Wednesday night instructors & playlists
1st Wednesdays: Roland & Janine Jemerson
2nd Wednesdays: David Seitz and Patti Lind
3rd Wednesdays: Terri Jo Bonbright and Roland Jemerson
4th Wednesdays: Deb Gasster and Rich Steronko
5th Wednesdays: we‘ll have a blues dance lesson with Marjorie and Dexter Taylor

COVID Policy:
Proof of vaccination required; masks are optional.

Some observations on the current state of COVID from Roland and Janine Tebeau-Jemerson, both retired nurses:
“We’re encouraging masking although not requiring it knowing that the new variants are highly transmissible, it’s being compared to measles. Vaccines are playing very little in the spread or prevention but decrease the severity of the illness. From what we’re reading, BA.4 &BA.5 are the big concern now. Looks like it‘s predicted to peak in mid to late July”.
Thursday
6
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
5:30 AM
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Traditional American Music, folk and traditional musics from a variety of sources including early country recordings from the 20s and 30s.

Hosted by:
1st Thursday, Kurt Liebezeit
2nd Thurs, Gordy Euler
3rd Thurs: Kurt Liebezeit
4th Thurs: Jonathan Lay

Previous shows available on the KBOO program page at https://kboo.fm/program/rise-when-rooster-crows
Thursday
6
The Hostel Cafe
7:00 PM
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We love sharing traditional music with the world! Check out local and traveling musicians playing old time American music. Improv jamming and renditions of customary favorites enliven the Hostel Cafe from 7-10pm every Thursday. All are welcome! Banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin and many other great instruments will accompany our American classics menu and local brews served in the Hostel Cafe.

COVID Policy:
Mask required · Staff wear masks · Staff get temperature checks ·
Staff required to disinfect surfaces between visits.
Friday
7
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
5:30 AM
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Featuring the best in traditional and contemporary folk and roots music, on Friday mornings. Features a variety of contemporary and traditional folk and roots music, with a focus on new releases and vintage favorites.

Hosts:
Most Fridays: Dan Shramek
4th Fridays: Steven Morrison

Prior shows available on the KBOO program page at https://kboo.fm/program/cascadia-coffeehouse
Friday
7
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
12:00 PM
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Folk, political, and women‘s music, both traditional and contemporary. A folk music collective, Don and Laurie love to feature live local and nationally known musicians! Music and conversations with an uplifting tilt. Live guests have included Peggy Seeger, Tracy Grammar, Linda
Waterfall, Shanghaied on the Willamette, Geoff Muldaur, Utah Phillips, Rosalie Sorrels, and Anne Feeney.

Hosted by Don Jacobson and/or Laurie Sonnenfeld.

Apr 22 (Fri): 12-2 pm - Earth Day Special

Past shows are available on the program page at https://kboo.fm/program/movin.
Friday
7
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
1:30 PM
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Hosted by Jeff Rosenberg, The Songcircle blends songs from various eras and genres to reveal new connections, exposing forgotten artists and discovering new ones, exploring connective themes and topics, or responding to the events of the day.

Studio guests have included Loudon Wainwright III, Eric Andersen, The Von Trapps, and many others.

Apr 15 (Fri): 1:30-3:00 pm - Fresh Tunes on The Songcircle
Join guest host Dan Shramek on The Songcircle this Friday at 1:30 pm as we hear the latest from Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Jamestown Revival, Anais Mitchell, Ian Noe, John R. Miller, and Emily Scott Robinson, as well as favorites from Levon Helm, Waxahatchie, Richard Thompson, Son Volt and many others.

Past shows available on the program page at https://kboo.fm/program/songcircle.
Friday
7
St, Johns House Concert
6:30 PM
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CHRIS MILLS HOUSE CONCERT
Paul and Helene’s house in St Johns

Friday October 7 - Arrive by 6. Music will start at 6:30.
Seating limited to 24. Please REGISTER using the link below to get address and more details.

We are hosting an unusual (for us) and interesting house concert with Chris Miles, one of the important voices in Scottish traditional music, in our home on October 7. We hope you can come.
Free, and there will be a basket for donations.

Chris Miles performs all over Scotland and Ireland, at festivals, clubs and pubs. She is an organizer of the respected Fife Traditional Singing Festival in Falkland, Fife. Our friend Casey Casebeer, who is helping Chris organize her time in the US, has this to say about Chris: "Chris has a low, vibrant voice and a huge collection of songs at her command. You’ll hear Scottish and Irish traditional songs, ballads, maybe a bawdy Robert Burns, or a contemporary anti-war song…you never know what her extraordinary repertoire will produce. She will be accompanied by the crisp and nuanced guitar of Gearaidh (Gary) Matthews of Drogheda, Ireland".

Covid - oh that again. We are tired of it too. Life has to go on but it's still a nasty disease even for those who are fully vaccinated. We'll wear masks indoors and we hope you will too, and of course, please don’t come if you have any symptoms. We’ll move the snacks outdoors if the weather permits.
Friday
7
Inner SE Portland House Concert
7:30 PM
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Join us for an inventive and fun evening featuring multi-instrumentalist Rob Flax who describes his music in a concise way: “I play things with strings, I hit stuff, and I sing.” Behind this simple tag line lies a rich depth of genre-bending, from classical and jazz violin to bluegrass fiddle, to blues and rock influences, and beyond. In his “One Man Band” shows, Rob uses a looper pedal and other effects to transform his violin into an entire symphony of sounds.

All door donations go to the artists! All live-streaming proceeds go to the artists as well. Potluck 6:30 pm, show 7:30 pm.

Suggested donation is $20-$25 in general ~ pay what you can. All income levels welcome. To RSVP for a concert or to ask questions, you can use the form on the website or send an email to abbiew(at)froggie.com.

We invite you to make a voluntary donation of 1$ or more for the live streaming portion of the show. 100% of the streaming tips go to the artists!

COVID Policy: Vaccination encouraged but not required. Masks recommended but not required when not eating or drinking for this show.
Saturday
8
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
6:00 AM
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Music in the country style, including western & western swing, cowboy & country blues, country folk, bluegrass, rockabilly, hillbilly, Americana, and honky tonk. hosted by Robert Parish, Wayne and Kathy Johnson, Wayne Selzer, Mary Rondthaler, and Gary Baysinger.

1st Saturday - Robert Parish along with son Graham play sets featuring particular artists as well as sets with a variety of artist.

2nd Saturday, Wayne and Kathy - Variety of country, western, western swing, country folk, country blues, bluegrass, rockabilly and Americana.

3rd Saturday - Will Selzer - Blends all types & styles of country music from 50+ years, rooted in mid-20th century, men and women artists equally. The goal is to entertain our listeners and to have fun.

4th Saturday - Mary - Bringing a musician’s ear to the collective with a focus on older country and Western swing from the ‘30s to the ‘70s, always with a good dose of women artists.

5th Saturday - Gary - Countrypolitan Blues - A mix of eastern philosophy and western swing; the yin, the yang, and the do-si-do.

Past shows available on the program page at https://kboo.fm/program/swing-n-country.
Saturday
8
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
9:00 AM
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Every Saturday, 9 am to noon, the best of traditional and contemporary bluegrass and old time music, and information about local shows and festivals!

First Saturday: Rachel and Justin

Second Saturday: Dave Elliott

3rd Saturday: Gareth Jenkins

4th Saturday: Chip Russell

5th Saturday: Phil Hodgen

prior shows available on the KBOO program page at https://kboo.fm/program/music-true-vine.
Saturday
8
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Artichoke Community Music online seminar led by Tim Connell, free. Zoom link provided to participant upon registration.

MULTIPLE DATES - This seminar will be presented on the following dates:

Sep 24 (Sat): 9-11 am
Oct 8 (Sat): 9-11 am
Oct 22 (Sat): 9-11 am
Nov 5 (Sat): 9-11 am
Nov 19 (Sat): 9-11 am
Dec 3 (Sat): 9-11 am
Dec 17 (Sat): 9-11 am

Tim Connell will present (live via Zoom) his original mandolin skill-building seminar Your Roadmap to Mandolin Mastery.

The presentation includes a dedicated 30-minute Q&A session at the end.

Here’s a taste of what he will cover in the webinar:
• The 3 Most Common Obstacles to Your Success
• How to Practice the Smart Way
• Developing Rhythmic Literacy
Saturday
8
Reedwood Friends Church
7:30 PM
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Doors open at 7 pm and the concert starts at 7:30 pm.

Deidre McCalla doesn’t merely take the stage - she owns it. Her songs embody hope and celebration, struggle, loss, and longing. Sometimes all in one song! Tickets are $22 online/$25 door; for PFS members $19 online/$22 door; for children 12-18, $10 online $12 door; under 12 free, season tickets $153.

PFS Concerts Health & Safety Policies:
PFS Concerts will be following the public health guidelines as directed by the State of Oregon to ensure a safe listening environment. As these may change over the next year, patrons are requested to visit the Concerts page on the PFS website www.portlandfolkmusic.org to see the latest guidelines we will be following.

There may be additional requirements for select performances. This policy is subject to change and ticket holders will be contacted with updates.
Sunday
9
Hostel Cafe
12:00 PM
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On the second Sunday of every month youth brighten up the Hostel Cafe courtyard with Irish music. Please come down and listen in as they learn Irish tunes and jam together. Enjoy some Portland-made brews and locally sourced foods while you do it!

COVID Policy:
Mask required · Staff wear masks · Staff get temperature checks · Staff required to disinfect surfaces between visits.
Sunday
9
The Hostel Cafe
1:30 PM
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On Sunday afternoons, the Hostel Café in Portland, Oregon provides a friendly setting for this TrailJams Irish traditional tune session. TrailJams is a music community focused on making acoustic music together outside for the enjoyment of the musicians and of people passing by. The cozy café makes a great place to keep the music going in the winter. In better weather, the tune playing moves out to the café’s courtyard. Guests of the Hostel Café and the adjoining Northwest Portland Hostel are likely to settle at one of the nearby tables to enjoy the music.

COVID Policy:
Mask required · Staff wear masks · Staff get temperature checks · Staff required to disinfect surfaces between visits.
Sunday
9
McMenamins Kennedy School Community Room
4:00 PM
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From the Denson book
Sunday
9
via Zoom
5:00 PM
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Song Circle every Sunday - see Facebook page of Fat Albert‘s Coffee House for Zoom Link and meeting ID.
Sunday
9
Online
7:00 PM
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Held every Sunday. For more info, go to: http://www.seafolklore.org/wp/about-sfs/seattle-song-circle/.
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