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November, 2023

Sunday
26
T.C. O'Leary's Pub
1:00 PM
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Uilleann piper Preston Howard Wilde leads an Irish piping session - it’s a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
Sunday
26
Laurelthirst Pub
1:00 PM
Sunday
26
Cafe Artichoke
1:30 PM
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We are excited to host Portland Bluegrass Sunday Jam every 2nd and 4th Sundays (and 5th when it happens) at Artichoke, $5 cover at the door.

This is a live, in-person, and open Bluegrass jam from 1:30-4:30 pm. Acoustic only please, and all levels of experience welcome.

PLEASE NOTE: This week the jam will take place in the CAFÉ.
Sunday
26
McMenamins Kennedy School Community Room
4:00 PM
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Second and Fourth Sundays: From the Denson book

COVID Policy:
Vaccination is required, but masks are optional except in the public areas of the building(s)
Sunday
26
Oakshire Beer Hall
5:00 PM
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How Long Jug Band at Oakshire Brewing - every Fourth Sunday. Inspired by the great jug bands of the 1920’s and 30’s, the How Long Jug Band blends kazoos, washboards and jugs seamlessly with conventional guitars, mandolins and banjos, free.

While they sometimes slip a modern song into the mix, the How Longs mostly draw from early blues, ragtime and jazz, digging into obscure songs to find lyrics and arrangements that are too good to be forgotten.

Oakshire is open till 10 pm and serves pizza, salads and snacks. Outside food is still welcome. There‘s also a food cart on site and a couple more nearby. Kid and dog friendly.
Sunday
26
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
26
Laurelthirst Public House
6:00 PM
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Off-beat, edgy, weird, wonderful, free happy hour show, 21+.
Sunday
26
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/.
Sunday
26
Laurelthirst Public House
9:00 PM
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Super supportive weekly open mic hosted by Johnny Franco, sign-up at 8 pm, music from 9 – 11:30 pm.

Check out the Facebook group, song prompts weekly for those wanting to create something unique to share: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1485179981776371.
Monday
27
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, (rotating host)
4th Monday, Diane Hunt
5th Monday, Gordy Euler

Previous shows on the KBOO program page at https://kboo.fm/program/folk-espresso.
Monday
27
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
27
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Sessions are led by Marina Dodgson (fiddle) and Maurice Condie (guitar). These are open access sessions, so there’s no need to book in advance, you’re welcome to just turn up and join in!

We believe great things happen when we play tunes together! People connect with each other and make friends, and we keep our music traditions alive by sharing tunes and passing them on. What’s more, playing tunes can make you feel happy, and if you do it often enough, you’ll notice that you are getting better at playing your instrument too!

It turns out that you don’t even have to be in the same place…great things still happen when we play music together, online from the comfort of your own home.

Phoenix Folk Ltd exists to promote participation and performance in folk and acoustic music, song and dance across the North East of England. We aim to be a friendly face of folk music, to help keep alive the great traditions of folk music and to encourage talent and personal musical development.

Everyone is muted, which means that you hear your own instrument, completing a trio with our fiddle and guitar. You can play the tune, or try some harmony!
Monday
27
Westborough MA via Zoom
4:00 PM
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Trad & Irish song session.

Email maureenmcnally6(at)gmail.com for Zoom link.
Monday
27
Brothers Cascadia Brewing
6:00 PM
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JT Wise Duo featuring JT on electric guitar and Maggie on bass, no cover, all ages No cover.
Monday
27
Laurelthirst Public House
6:00 PM
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Old friends playing the roots and country music they love!, free, 21+.
Monday
27
Artichoke Community Music School
6:30 PM
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Artichoke Community Music class led by Adrian Martin

Are you brand new to playing guitar or do you already know basic open chords? Either way, please join us! We learn songs and explore strumming, bass lines, and other fun guitar sounds. Together we‘ll answer questions about rhythms, riffs and even lead guitar. Pop, rock, blues, country and traditional songs.

Please contact me directly with any questions. I‘d love to hear from you. Email: adrian@adrianmartinmusic.com Call: 971-221-8328.
Monday
27
Pacific Crest Community School
6:30 PM
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Mondays at 6:30pm in-person starting October 9 (8 weeks for $200) – No class meetings on 11/6/ 2023 or 12/4/2023

If you know most first position chords such as A, Am, A7, B7, C, D, Dm, D7, E, Em, E7, F, and G and you are fairly comfortable playing several songs, this class is for you! We will work on rhythmic competence, strumming techniques, singing while playing, basic finger picking, simple melodies, and basic music theory. All that sounds a bit fancy, but my goal is to help you develop your musicality and confidence playing songs you enjoy. We will do a combination of review/new songs and skills each week. I supplement our lessons using a google classroom with videos, source recordings, and chord charts.

COVID Policy:
We ask that you are vaccinated and current on your boosters to attend class. We do not require masking, but it is encouraged and welcomed if you feel compromised in any way. Should someone in class have a positive test within three days of class meeting we will notify everyone. We will follow CDC guidelines and will require masking or pivot to Zoom classes should we be required to do so.
Monday
27
Artichoke Community Music School
7:30 PM
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Artichoke Community Music class led by Adrian Martin, learn how to jam (all instruments welcome), $120 for six classes.

This is an exciting class for all instruments. It is inclusive of all levels of performers from basic to advanced.

Please contact Adrian directly with any questions. He‘d love to hear from you. Email: adrian(*at*)adrianmartinmusic.com or call 971-221-8328.
Monday
27
Pacific Crest Community School
7:45 PM
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Mondays at 7:45pm in-person starting October 9 (8 weeks for $200) – No class meetings on 11/6/ 2023 or 12/4/2023.

This is a class for folks who have worked on basic guitar skills, want to stay inspired and also be challenged with new concepts and skills. In this class we will work with all of the basic chord shapes and we will stretch into bar chords, bass runs, simple melodies, fills, finger picking, and sometimes complex rhythms to make your songs more dynamic. If you enjoy making music with other people in a relaxed setting and want to get a weekly work out and stretch a bit, this is the class for you.We will do a combination of review/new songs and skills each week. I supplement our lessons using a google classroom with videos, source recordings, and chord charts.

COVID Policy:
We ask that you are vaccinated and current on your boosters to attend class. We do not require masking, but it is encouraged and welcomed if you feel compromised in any way. Should someone in class have a positive test within three days of class meeting we will notify everyone. We will follow CDC guidelines and will require masking or pivot to Zoom classes should we be required to do so.
Monday
27
T.C. O'Leary's Pub
8:00 PM
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Kate and The Lads play traditional music, transporting you to the West of Ireland, free.
Monday
27
Moon and Sixpence Pub
8:00 PM
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Hosted by an alternating schedule of Brongaene Griffin, Cary Novotny and Seamus Egan, free. To see more about Irish performances and sessions in the Northwest go to cceoregon.org/sessions. There are so many more!
Tuesday
28
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
28
The Community for Positive Aging (Hollywood Senior Center)
10:00 AM
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The Hollywood Ukulele Group meets with a few seats for drop-ins. Loaner ukuleles available for the day with advance notice, free.

COVID Policy:
We recognize that people in our community have strong opinions concerning the mask mandate. While we will no longer require participants to wear masks, we request and strongly encourage participants, as well as staff, volunteers and visitors to continue to wear masks to protect the most vulnerable among us and ensure that our programming and services are accessible to all.

Thank you for helping to keep our community safe by continuing to wear a mask.
Tuesday
28
The Green House 73rd/Mill
11:00 AM
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The Everyone Welcome Community Choir is a non-audition singing class and choir rolled into one, where the number one reason for returning is FUN. Led by Anne Weiss, $165 for seven weeks or $30 drop-in. Register at the Artichoke Music website using the link below.

Instead of "choral" music, we use songs from around the world: African, folk, gospel, Balkan, rounds, reggae, and more! We focus on pitch, breath, harmony, rhythm, and... did I mention fun? Any skill level, any age. Bring your family, bring your friends.

Dec 19 (Tue): Everyone Welcome Community Choir Party ($35 drop-in).

Register for 2 of Anne‘s classes and get 20% off (FULL term registrations only)! Take advantage of this deal by emailing sarah(*at*)artichokemusic.org for a coupon code and instructions.

If you are having trouble registering for this class, please email sarah(*at*)artichokemusic.org for assistance.
Tuesday
28
via Zoom
11:30 AM
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This is an open access session, so there’s no need to book in advance, you’re welcome to just turn up.

At our weekly singaround, you can perform a song to the rest of the group, just as you would in a regular folk club, or you can just join and listen to some live music. Tunes and poems are welcome too. When it’s your turn to perform, everyone else is muted on Zoom so that everyone can hear you.

Phoenix Folk Ltd exists to promote participation and performance in folk and acoustic music, song and dance across the North East of England. We aim to be a friendly face of folk music, to help keep alive the great traditions of folk music and to encourage talent and personal musical development.

If you’d like us to record your performance so that you have a copy to keep, then we’re very happy to do so. We’re always willing to offer advice to help you to get the best sound quality when performing online, so do get in touch if you have any questions.
Tuesday
28
Laurelthirst Pub
6:00 PM
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Bluegrass band, flying fingers and soaring harmonies, free, 21+.
Tuesday
28
Pacific Crest Community School
7:00 PM
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Led by Maggie Lind (clawhammer banjo), Patrick Lind (guitar), and Sophie Enloe (fiddle), sliding scale $200 – $130 per student for 8 weeks. Please email maggiebanjo (*at*) gmail.com if you have financial need.

If you’ve been playing old-time music on fiddle, clawhammer banjo, or guitar for a while and are ready to build your repertoire while meeting and playing with other people, then this class is for you! We meet for 8 weeks and learn 6 traditional tunes and songs. We start each lesson in a large group and the instructors play the tune we will work on that evening. Then, we slow it down and all sing the melody together to learn it by ear. We separate into different classrooms for group lessons on each instrument. Finally, we come back together and play the tune all together.

On the fourth meeting, we work specifically on reviewing the first three tunes and harmony singing. For the final class meeting, we will meet early for a big community dinner (COVID permitting) and will play all the tunes we have learned during the session. In addition to the class meetings, enrolled students will receive access to source recordings and demonstration videos for each of the tunes we teach.

COVID Policy:
We ask that you are vaccinated and current on your boosters to attend class. We do not require masking, but it is encouraged and welcomed if you feel compromised in any way. Should someone in class have a positive test within three days of class meeting we will notify everyone. We will follow CDC guidelines and will require masking or pivot to Zoom classes should we be required to do so.
Tuesday
28
Catfish Lou's
7:00 PM
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Come at 7pm for the zydeco lesson and stay for the dancing, Tuesday nights at Catfish Lou‘s.

Take advantage of the weekly lesson for beginners and then stay for the dance ‘til 9:30. Instructors rotate weekly and each brings their own curated playlist of classic and contemporary zydeco and Cajun music. Zydeco, two-step, waltz, blues, swing.

Cascade Zydeco members $5/non-members $10 (Dec 26 & Jan 2: members free non-mmbers $5.

Dance lesson 7-7:30 pm
DJ music & dancing 7:30-9:30 pm

A big shout out to our dance instructors who bring the music and teach a zydeco lesson each week. (or sometimes Cajun two step or a zydeco line dance...) Here‘s the line up:
1st Tuesdays - Roland Jemerson & Janine Tebeau-Jemerson
2nd Tuesdays - David Seitz & Patti Lind
3rd Tuesdays - Terri Jo Bonbright & Roland Jemerson
4th Tuesdays - Deb Gasster & Rich Steronko
5th Tuesdays - TBA
Wood dance floor and full bar & food for purchase.

Catfish Lou‘s opens at 5, so you can come early, eat dinner and stay for the dancing!

No outside food or drinks are permitted, but bottled water will be available for $1.

COVID Policy:
Cascade Zydeco continues to abide by the recommendations of the Oregon Health Authority. Covid vaccinations and masks recommended, but not required.
Tuesday
28
T.C. O'Leary's Pub
8:00 PM
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This weekly session features all female musicians from the Irish music community, led by the marvelous Nancy Conescu! Come hear the music and join in a night of great craic!
Wednesday
29
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, Will Selzer
3rd Wednesday, John Risley
4th Wednesday, Steven Smith
5th Wednesday, Mike Fisher

Previous shows available on the KBOO program page: https://kboo.fm/program/pastures-plenty.
Wednesday
29
The Green House 73rd/Mill
9:30 AM
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Artichoke Community Music class led by Anne Weiss, $140 for seven classes or $25 drop-in.

All that‘s required for this class is that you know how to play C, D, E, G, A, and B7. If you don‘t know those, quick - go learn‘ em! Come tuned and ready to go. We‘ll work on a number of different styles, rhythms, and songs. We‘ll meet in my lovely backyard and see if we can get the squirrels to get their groove on.

Questions: anneweissmusic(*at*)gmail.com or 914-924-2574.

Register for 2 of Anne‘s classes and get 20% off (FULL term registrations only)! Take advantage of this deal by emailing sarah(*at*)artichokemusic.org for a coupon code and instructions.
Wednesday
29
The Green House 73rd/Mill
11:00 AM
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Artichoke Community Music class led by Anne Weiss, $140 for seven classes, $25 drop-in. You know the basics and feel ready for a little bit of a challenge. We’ll go over piedmont, Chicago and delta blues styles and licks and tricks and new material to help you move up a step!
Wednesday
29
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Tony Becker of San Jose, California and Mark Wallis of Gloucester, England host this Transatlantic session for all interested parties on Wednesdays at 8:00 PM UK time. For American visitors, please note we are now all on standard ‘winter‘ time, so that is 12:00 PM Pacific in the USA.

Open to all who play traditional Irish music and It has the obvious limitations of Zoom in that only one musician can play at a time. But we go round the ‘room’ and take it in turns - no pressure though and the baton can be passed if you just want to listen. We just play for a couple of hours.

On a good day we have a variety of instruments from pipes to Melodeon, banjo to fiddle and it can be a good way to pick up tunes. It is very friendly and we welcome everyone. The only criterion is we try to stick to Irish traditional.
Wednesday
29
Artichoke Community Music School
6:00 PM
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Artichoke Community Music class led by Ken Gaines $60 for two classes/$30 single day.

Please note that these sessions will NOT occur on consecutive weeks. This class will meet on 11/29 & 12/13.

Beginnings & Endings:

How do we make sure to engage listeners from the very beginning? How do we make sure they remember them afterward? And, how do we leave them with the feeling that they definitely want to hear that song again? There are dozens of ways to do this and this seminar explores some of the most successful.

Each session is 2-1/2 to 3 hrs long. Attendees bring their instruments, paper, and something to write with.
Wednesday
29
Artichoke Community Music School
6:30 PM
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Artichoke Community Music class led by Megan Cronin, $100 for five classes/$25 drop-in.

This class is for adults who are interested in learning the fun and joyful experience of playing ukulele in a supportive group setting. The ukulele is accessible to nearly everyone and is a great jumping off point for anyone who has never dabbled in the realm of playing a musical instrument. This class is also open to those who are already at a beginner level and want to expand their knowledge. Soprano, concert and tenor ukes are welcome.

Contact the instructor for more information: megancroninmusic(*at*)gmail.com
Wednesday
29
Cafe Artichoke
7:00 PM
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Artichoke Music has an Open Mic Night last Wednesday of every month, 7 to 9pm, $5 cover, all ages.

Bring your songs, poetry, comedy, and stories. Help build a creative community while honing your artistic craft. The open mic is hosted by local musician-comedian Rhythm DeLucco. Beer, wine, and light snacks are available for purchase in the cafe.
Wednesday
29
Members' Homes
7:30 PM
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Learner-friendly jam session focused on old-time, folk, and acoustic blues, held in members‘ homes, all instruments and ability levels welcome. For more info, contact Steve Bleiler at bleilers{at}pdx.edu.

Special sessions:
Dec 13 (Wed): Holiday music jam
Feb 21 (Wed): Sad song happy hour

COVID Policy:
Full vaccination required.
Wednesday
29
T.C. O'Leary's Pub
8:00 PM
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Nancy and Mike Live in the Pub!

Come hear two great friends playing great tunes! Multi-instrumentalist Nancy Conescu and accordionist extraordinaire Mike Beglan share with us their love of traditional Irish music every Wednesday night.
Thursday
30
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
30
via Zoom
12:00 PM
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Sessions are led by Marina Dodgson (fiddle) and Maurice Condie (guitar). These are open access sessions, so there’s no need to book in advance, you’re welcome to just turn up and join in!

We believe great things happen when we play tunes together! People connect with each other and make friends, and we keep our music traditions alive by sharing tunes and passing them on. What’s more, playing tunes can make you feel happy, and if you do it often enough, you’ll notice that you are getting better at playing your instrument too!

It turns out that you don’t even have to be in the same place…great things still happen when we play music together, online from the comfort of your own home.

Phoenix Folk Ltd exists to promote participation and performance in folk and acoustic music, song and dance across the North East of England. We aim to be a friendly face of folk music, to help keep alive the great traditions of folk music and to encourage talent and personal musical development.
Thursday
30
Laurelthirst Public House
6:00 PM
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Rustic Americana with some classic-rock electricity and a smattering of West Coast hippiedom for good measure, free, 21+.
Thursday
30
Winona Grange #271
7:00 PM
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Just $10/week for the Winds of Donegal classes. Every Thursday we teach you the basics of the three‘s, seven‘s and jig steps so that you can enjoy the live music ceilis around Portland and Ireland. Classes are geared toward 13 and older. Bring a water bottle and wear comfortable shoes not heels.
Thursday
30
Cafe Artichoke Live
7:00 PM
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Easy To Love: An Indie + Jazz Showcase, $15, doors open at 6:30 pm. Megan Cronin Portland based multi-instrumentalist Megan Cronin plays music at its most vulnerable, showing the tender underbelly of the human experience. Gina DeNoble Gina DeNoble is a vocalist and songwriter currently living in the Portland, Oregon area. She plays guitar and delivers deep, textured, resonant, sultry vocals. Regina Raine Regina is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with skills on the ukulele and piano that support her lush contralto vocals. On trumpet she has a warm sound and melodic improvisational style within the jazz and contemporary genres.
Thursday
30
Artichoke Community Music School
7:30 PM
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Artichoke Community Music class led by Arlo Leach, $120 for six weeks.

Everybody loves seeing a jug band, but there’s often more to this fun music than meets the eye. In this class we’ll dig into original jug band recordings from the 1920s-30s, learn about the artists who created them and practice building arrangements that reflect their unique style.

Players of all skill levels will have a role in our arrangements. If you already play a standard instrument like guitar, mandolin or harmonica, or a homemade instrument like jug, washboard or washtub bass, please bring it. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn a homemade instrument if you like. Depending on how the class goes, we might conclude with a performance of some kind.

PLEASE NOTE: We will skip Thanksgiving (November 23rd) and extend the class to December 14th.

December, 2023

Friday
1
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
1
via Zoom
12:00 PM
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Led by Maggie Lind, $200 for 8 weeks (sliding scale of $160-100 available in cases of financial hardship).

If you know most first position chords such as A, Am, A7, B7, C, D, Dm, D7, E, Em, E7, F, and G and you are fairly comfortable strumming while playing chords at the same time, this class is for you!

We will to continue to build up our basic guitar playing skills through familiar songs. We will work on rhythmic competence, strumming techniques, singing while playing, basic finger picking, simple melodies, and basic music theory. All that sounds a bit fancy, but my goal is to help you develop your musicality and confidence playing songs you enjoy. We will do lots of review and will learn new songs and skills each week. I supplement our lessons using a google classroom with videos, source recordings, and chord charts.
Friday
1
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
1
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.

Past shows available on the program page at https://kboo.fm/program/songcircle.
Friday
1
Laurelthirst Pub
6:00 PM
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Kris Stuart and Matt Cadenelli (Wanderlodge, Root Jack, Brothers & Sister) bring in a stellar allstar crew to play country-fried and southern roots-rock for us, often including master keyboardist Steve Kerin, free, 21+.
Friday
1
Artichoke Community Music
7:00 PM
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We are thrilled to invite you all to First Fridays with Lloyd Jones at Cafe Artichoke Live, $15, show at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30).

Guitarist Lloyd Jones is the best kept roots, blues and Americana secret on the contemporary scene.

Mar 1 (Fri): Hank Shreve
Friday
1
House Concert in NE Portland
7:30 PM
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Winter Songs is a show inspired by the season with music to honor the shortest days and longest nights. Weaving together songs, instrumentals, traditional and original music and a few covers, Kathryn Claire invites the audience to join together in celebration of the season. The show features Sid Ditson (violin & viola) and Don Henson (piano, percussion). 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!
Friday
1
Patricia Reser Center for the Arts
7:30 PM
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Kalani is a singer of power, sensitivity, and charisma, one of the most exceptional talents in a new generation of Hawai‘ian musicians, $35-$55. His Christmas show is a celebration of the warmth and special “aloha” of the holiday season, sharing much-loved songs from both western and Hawaiian roots. Kalani’s dynamic and charming stage presence, vocal brilliance, and range of songs from Hawai‘ian to R&B has brought him to the forefront of Hawai‘ian music for both traditionalists and a new generation.
Friday
1
Winona Grange #271
7:30 PM
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Live music, dances are taught and cued as we enjoy the evening, 8-11 pm (doors open at 7:30, wee lesson at 7:45), First Friday Ceili, $10 advance/$15 door, no experience or partner necessary, 13 years or older.

Nov 3 (Fri): The Katie Jane Band
Dec 1 (Fri): Kate and the Lads (?Kate Vezin, Erik Killops, Richie Rosencrans and Baron Collins-Hill)

Annual Food Drive for the Tualatin Schoolhouse Food Pantry. Please bring-non-perishables.

Jan 5 (Fri): John Whelan
Feb 2 (Fri): BEE side ceili band
Mar 1 (Fri): Bronnie and the Boys
Friday
1
Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall
7:30 PM
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Modern English country dance for all, Dancing starts at 7:30. Show up early to check in. Newcomers are always welcome. We waive the admission fee the first time you attend. An introductory session is available at 7:15 upon request. Admission: Sliding scale, pay what you can: recommended range $7- $15.

No street shoes permitted beyond entryway. Only clean soled shoes permitted on the dance floor. No partner required.

We welcome people who respect our expressed dance-community values and code of conduct without regard for age, race, color, national origin, religion, gender expression, sexual orientation, or ability.

Feb 9: MASKS OPTIONAL (free admission for all) - caller Ric Goldman with Fine Companions: Betsy Branch, Erik Weberg, Bill Tomczak, and Lisa Scott
Feb 16: MASKS OPTIONAL - caller Cynthia Stenger with Bill Tomczak, Laura Kuhlman, Brooke Bubna, and Mark Douglass
Feb 23: MASKS OPTIONAL - caller Erik Weberg with Bill Tomczak, Betsy Branch, Laura Kuhlman, and Jenny Peterson
Mar 1: MASKS REQUIRED - caller Ric Goldman with Lisa Scott, Leslie Hirsch, and Erik Weberg
Mar 8: MASKS OPTIONAL - caller Brooke Friendly with Laura Kuhlman, Leslie Hirsch, and Lisa Scott
Mar 15: MASKS OPTIONAL - caller Cynthia Stenger with Erica Liebert, Carl Thor, Meg Tapley, and Landon Kuhn

Mask Policy:
PCDC has authorized committees to make decisions about masking policies for their own events. All contra dances are mask-optional at this time. English dances are alternating between those that require masks and those that do not. Check the upcoming dances information to verify status of a dance.

COVID Policy:
PCDC no longer requires proof of vaccination, but we continue to encourage everyone to be vaccinated.
Friday
1
The Old Church Concert Hall
7:30 PM
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Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with internationally acclaimed Celtic folk group The Gothard Sisters. The three sisters present a high-energy, festive evening weaving together Christmas carols, Celtic tunes and songs, Irish dancing and more. Great for the whole family - a perfect Christmas tradition, $35 adults/$28 students & seniors, all ages, bar with ID (doors open at 6:30 pm).

Friday
1
The Grotto
9:00 PM
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Christmas Festival Of Lights with Arietta Ward and the Portland Interfaith Gospel Choir Friday, December 1, 2023 9:00pm-9:45pm , St, Portland, OR 97220, USA
Saturday
2
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
2
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Virtual Bardic Circle hosted by Ontario Canada‘s Filk Bytes and Portland Oregon‘s Friends of Filk from 10am to 7pm EDT (7am to 4pm PDT).

Zoom link will be e-mailed to Emerald Filk Forest list. To subscribe, send to:
Filk-subscribe@emeraldforestfilk.org
Saturday
2
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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
2
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
2
Waverly UCC
1:00 PM
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Class is back in session this Saturday, from 1-3, with Brenda Scearcy as your teacher. She will be teaching you the reel “Fermoy Lasses” and will teach a common ornament technique, the “Roll.”

Again, it’s at Waverly Church at 3300 SE Woodward Street.

Suggested Donation is $10, cash or Venmo. You can also buy a punchcard that gets you five sessions for $40.

The Slow Session will use last week’s playlist.

Are you wishing for an Irish tune session in the Portland, Oregon area that is slower than the regular TrailJams session and that includes some tune teaching and learning? Tune Explorer Sessions are weekly slow & learning sessions for musicians who are just starting to build repertoire and skill, or are building proficiency on an instrument.
Saturday
2
Vernonia Grange
1:00 PM
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Acoustic music jam sessions every 1st Saturday of the month, $5 donation.

The sessions focus on bluegrass standards, old time tunes, folk, with perhaps some others genres snuck in, like blues, Irish, or early 20th century tunes (not focusing on country music, or pop, etc.).

Message Katie Mc on Facebook for more info or email mcmillen.kate(*at*)gmail.com
Saturday
2
Sunnyside Grange #842 (corner of 132nd & Sunnyside)
1:00 PM
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Oregon Old Time Fiddler‘s Assoc. (OOTFA) District 7 Monthly old time jam on the 1st Saturday of the month. All ages and levels of experience and all acoustic instruments welcome. No mask or vac mandates. Public welcome. 1:00-4:00 pm. Info at 503-855-3535.
Saturday
2
on internet radio
4:00 PM
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Tom’s folk music program is going on 35 years and one of the longest running music radio shows around.

You can listen on www.folkmusicnotebook.com on Saturday at 4 pm PST and repeated again on Sunday at 1 am.

Feb 24 (Sat): guest Chris Kennedy
Mar 2 (Sat): best of Winterfolk
Saturday
2
Cafe Artichoke Live
7:00 PM
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The Front Porch Swingers are steeped in that good ole Kentucky bluegrass music and Appalachian fiddle tunes. We like to play that foot tapping, feel good music, $10, doors open at 6:30 pm.
Saturday
2
Historic Butteville Store
7:00 PM
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Dinner and live music at the historic Butteville Store. Lauren and Steve Cleveland have been playing Americana Roots music together for more than 10 years, exploring old blues, jazz, country, traditional & contemporary folk and original material.

The first hour is dinner and the second hour is live music 7:00 to 9:00 PM, $38 for dinner.

If you‘re not able to do dinner at the store, but still are interested in hearing some music, the crowd thins in the second hour, and you‘re welcome to drop in for live music with a glass of wine or an IPA! Reservations are required by calling the store at 503-678-1605 or 971-400-6677. You can learn all about the fascinating history of the Butteville Store while you‘re there.
Saturday
2
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Celebrate the start of the holiday season with a cheerful performance from the Portland Nordic Chorus, a mixed community chorus celebrating friendship and common interest in Nordic culture and music by rehearsing and performing music. They sing primarily in Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, and English. They welcome all with and without Nordic heritage who have a desire to be a part of a choral group that explores Nordic languages and choral music $20 general admission/$15 Nordic Northwest members/$5 youth 12 & under/$5 arts for all. ?Doors will open at 6 PM with a no host bar with beer and wine for purchase. Light refreshments to be served. Refunds: All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable.
Saturday
2
The Old Church Concert Hall
7:30 PM
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Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with internationally acclaimed Celtic folk group The Gothard Sisters. The three sisters present a high-energy, festive evening weaving together Christmas carols, Celtic tunes and songs, Irish dancing and more. Great for the whole family - a perfect Christmas tradition, $35 adults/$28 students & seniors, all ages, bar with ID (doors open at 6:30 pm).

Saturday
2
Old Liberty Theater
7:30 PM
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Annual Guitar Summit featuring grammy-winning guitarists Terry Robb, Mark Hanson and Doug Smith, $30, doors open at 6:45 pm. Grammy-winning guitarists come together to create stunning harmonics and mind-bending fingerstyle. Providing a winter inspired soundscape combining a medley of award-winning styles, this incredibly talented trio will provide a night to remember.
Saturday
2
Southminster Presbyterian Church
7:30 PM
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Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter perform with two Celtic harps, the rare Swedish Nyckelharpa, Ukrainian Bandura, Cittern and more. The audience will hear Traditional instrumental music from Sweden and Ireland, some favorite winter music as well as heartwarming original compositions. They will present an enchanting blend of music and tales from their adventures as modern day troubadours. They hail from Oregon and tour extensively, both having successful recording and performing careers built from years of street performing and a background as rock musicians. They have performed with some of the biggest names in folk and acoustic music and have sold well over a million albums combined. Audiences are spellbound and enchanted with their unique show of breathtaking music both Traditional and original, with wondrous stories and humor entwined. Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets are $24 online/$27 door; for PFS members $21 online/$24 door; for children 12-18, $12 online/$14 door; under 12 free. COVID Safety Policies: PFS Concerts follow the guidelines set by the State of Oregon. Currently, there are no mask requirements. There may be additional requirements for select performances. This policy is subject to change and ticket holders will be contacted with updates.
Saturday
2
Laurelthirst Pub
9:00 PM
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Longtime PNW folk songwriter celebrates the release of a brand new album, his first in many years, $10, 21+. He will be joined tonight with a rare set by Portland’s beloved folk rocker Little Sue (accompanied by world-class artist, Paul Brainard).
Sunday
3
via Zoom
11:00 AM
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Who‘s ready for a recipe for Microwave Wassail for one (or two)? How about video of a skeleton horse, a vegetarian Boar‘s Head, and a giant silver bowl of flaming wine crowned with a sugar octopus? All this and you get to sing too! Visit wassail.lynnoel.com for the Mallard Wassail Songbook, the Wassail Boke of Gode Cookery, and more. This will be an open session of seasonal songs and carols, with Wassail bits sprinkled in as the company desires.
Sunday
3
T.C. O'Leary's Pub
1:00 PM
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Uilleann piper Preston Howard Wilde leads an Irish piping session - it’s a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
Sunday
3
Community Music Center
2:00 PM
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The Filk Community and the Portland FolkMusic Society will be holding a combined bardic song circle at the Community Music Center on the first Sunday of each month through May 5, 2024 thanks to a grant from the Portland Parks & Recreation Center for the school year. We will be passing the hat towards the basic event liability insurance required by the City of Portland.

Setup at 1:30
Singing starts 2 pm
Singing ends 5pm
Must be out of room by 5:30 pm

Bardic Circle: Everyone gets a chance to pick, pass or play. Zoom link will be e-mailed to Emerald Filk Forest list. To subscribe, send to: Filk-subscribe@emeraldforestfilk.org

Sunday
3
Waverly UCC
4:00 PM
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First Sunday: Christian Harmony
Third Sunday: Blue Book

COVID Policy:
Vaccination is required, but masks are optional except in the public areas of the building(s).
Sunday
3
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
3
Laurelthirst Public House
6:00 PM
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Off-beat, edgy, weird, wonderful, free happy hour show, 21+.
Sunday
3
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Contra Remix: Gender-free Queer-friendly DJ‘d contra dancing

6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Sun May 7, 2023
Contra Remix is back, with caller and DJ Noah Grunzweig.

This is a queer loving space that supports the expression, exploration, and rejection of gender & sex identities. The terms used to identify partnered positioning in our dance are Larks and Robins.

Community welcome and newcomers‘ lesson at 6:30; dance 7-10

Admission: $6-$20 sliding scale

New Location! Norse Hall, upstairs - 111 NE 11th Ave, Portland

COVID Policy:
We are entering another wave so masks are still required at this event. If you feel sick, even if you don‘t have COVID, stay home. During the flu season, we may do temperature checks at the door. Wear a well-fitted (no gaps) N95, KN95, or surgical mask with a cloth mask cover to create a sealed fit.



Sunday
3
Corkscrew Wine Bar
7:00 PM
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LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE
Sun/Mon 7:00 - 9:00pm, Wed/Thu/Sat 8:00 - 10:00pm

Two holiday shows on Dec 17 (Sun): Laura Cunard 4-6 pm and Courtney Freed 7-9 pm

No cover charge, tips for musicians welcome!

Feb 1 (Thu): Catarina New - jaxx, Brazilian
Feb 4 (Sun): Annette Lowman and Ben Graves - jazzvoice and guitar
Feb 5 (Mon): Voxanova - Latin groove
Feb 7 (Wed): Mike Winkle and Craig Snazelle - bass and face
Feb 8 (Thu): Adlai Alexander with Dan Balmer - jazz guitar
Feb 11 (Sun): Yankel Falk‘s Carpathian-Pacific Express - klezmer, etc.
Feb 12 (Mon): Cowboy Jazz - jazz with triads
Feb 14 (Wed): Kiki Chablis‘s Valentine Lounge - songs of love and heartbreak
Feb 15 (Thu): Pete Petersen - classic jazz sax trio
Feb 18 (Sun): Porchello - eclectic cellos
Feb 19 (Mon): Jet Black Pearl - accordion, voice, beatbox
Feb 21 (Wed): Gordon Lee Trio - piano jazz
Feb 22 (Thu): Jazz Moms with Kerry Politzer and Courtney Freed
Feb 24 (Sat): Adlai Alexander with Dan Faehnle (Pink Martini)
Feb 25 (Sun): Chamberlain/Gonzalez - harmony and guitars
Feb 26 (Mon): Eddie Parente and John Stowell - jazz violin and guitar
Feb 28 (Wed): Smut City Jellyroll Society - 20s/30s blues, jazz
Feb 29 (Thu): Adlai Alexander with Eddie Parente, Patrick Harry
Sunday
3
Cafe Artichoke Live
7:00 PM
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An evening with Richard Colombo will leave you with the feeling of hope and wanting more. He has often been called “one of the finest and most authentic heartfelt singer-songwriters working today, $15, doors open at 6:30 pm. Inge Hoogerhuis is a singer-songwriter who cut her teeth on Top 40 and Cabaret in the 80‘s and 90‘s, then found her way to acoustic folk.
Sunday
3
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/.
Sunday
3
The Moon and Sixpence Pub
7:30 PM
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Gabrielle Macrae and Barry Southern play raging old time fiddle tunes, bluegrass, country and original songs, acoustically, casually, and unamplified in the corner - with the Horsenecks full band, sometimes with guests, on the last Thursday of every month, free, 21+.
Sunday
3
Laurelthirst Public House
9:00 PM
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Super supportive weekly open mic hosted by Johnny Franco, sign-up at 8 pm, music from 9 – 11:30 pm.

Check out the Facebook group, song prompts weekly for those wanting to create something unique to share: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1485179981776371.
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