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April, 2024

Sunday
14
A Renaissance School Dance Hall
3:00 PM
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The 2nd Sunday English Dance for Experienced Dancers is an opportunity to dance to the music of Fine Companions (and friends), suggested donation $10, dance shoes required, no street shoes permitted beyond the entrance.

The dances will be a balance of familiar dances and unfamiliar dances.

The callers will encourage dancers to incorporate style points such as quality of movement, timing, transitions and dancing with the music.

We ask that dancers be comfortable dancing standard English Dance figures including:
- Heys in various orientations
- Regular and Double figure eights
- Triple minor progressions
- Dancing with couples outside of your group of 4
- Straight and draw poussettes.

May 12 (Sun): MASKS OPTIONAL
Jun 9 (Sun): MASKS OPTIONAL
Jul 12 (Sun): MASKS OPTIONAL

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. While currently available COVID-19 vaccines no longer do much to prevent transmission, they continue to be effective for protecting oneself from more serious illness.
Sunday
14
Leaven Community Center
3:00 PM
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2nd Sunday Red Book singing (1991 Denson edition)

Time and Venue change

When: Sun, March 10, 3–5 pm
Where: Leaven Community Center, 5431 NE 20th Ave, Portland, OR 97211
Sunday
14
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
14
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

No cover charge, tips for musicians welcome!

May 1 (Wed): Cheryl Alex and Jack Radsliff - jazz flute and guitar
May 2 (Thu): Adlai Alexander with Mike Horsfall and Laurent Nickel
May 5 (Sun): Swing Shifters - rags, blues
May 6 (Mon): Kerry Politzer and Ben Graves - jazz piano and guitar
May 8 (Wed): Newport Nightingales - 20s, 30s harmony
May 9 (Thu): Paul Mazzio and Clay Giberson - jazz trumpet and piano
May 12 (Sun): JT Trawick - Ozark country Texan swing
May 13 (Mon): Eddie Paente and John Stowell - jazz violin and guitar
May 15 (Wed): Jonathan Smith Trio - funky jazz
May 16 (Thu): Ben Graves Trio - jazz guitar
May 18 (Sat): Adlai Alexander with Gordon Lee and Patrick Harry
May 19 (Sun): Chamberlain/Gonzalez - harmony and guitars
May 20 (Mon): Kevin Karrick and Susan Sandel - jazz guitar and voice
May 22 (Wed): Terry Robb - blues master
May 23 (Thu): Pete Petersen - jazz sax trio
May 26 (Sun): PDX Saxophone Quartet
May 27 (Mon): Mixed Feelings - soulful voice/guitar duo
May 29 (Wed): Rivka Ross Trio - original jazz
May 30 (Thu): Adlai Alexander with Eddie Parente and Patrick Harry
Monday
15
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, Kevin Grgurich
4th Monday, Diane Hunt
5th Monday, Gordy Euler

Previous shows on the KBOO program page at https://kboo.fm/program/folk-espresso.
Monday
15
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
15
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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
15
Westborough MA via Zoom
4:00 PM
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Trad & Irish song session.

Email maureenmcnally6(at)gmail.com for Zoom link.
Monday
15
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

No cover charge, tips for musicians welcome!

May 1 (Wed): Cheryl Alex and Jack Radsliff - jazz flute and guitar
May 2 (Thu): Adlai Alexander with Mike Horsfall and Laurent Nickel
May 5 (Sun): Swing Shifters - rags, blues
May 6 (Mon): Kerry Politzer and Ben Graves - jazz piano and guitar
May 8 (Wed): Newport Nightingales - 20s, 30s harmony
May 9 (Thu): Paul Mazzio and Clay Giberson - jazz trumpet and piano
May 12 (Sun): JT Trawick - Ozark country Texan swing
May 13 (Mon): Eddie Paente and John Stowell - jazz violin and guitar
May 15 (Wed): Jonathan Smith Trio - funky jazz
May 16 (Thu): Ben Graves Trio - jazz guitar
May 18 (Sat): Adlai Alexander with Gordon Lee and Patrick Harry
May 19 (Sun): Chamberlain/Gonzalez - harmony and guitars
May 20 (Mon): Kevin Karrick and Susan Sandel - jazz guitar and voice
May 22 (Wed): Terry Robb - blues master
May 23 (Thu): Pete Petersen - jazz sax trio
May 26 (Sun): PDX Saxophone Quartet
May 27 (Mon): Mixed Feelings - soulful voice/guitar duo
May 29 (Wed): Rivka Ross Trio - original jazz
May 30 (Thu): Adlai Alexander with Eddie Parente and Patrick Harry
Monday
15
Waverly UCC
8:00 PM
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For our first May dance, we are excited to have Ari Levitt as guest instructor. Ari‘s pre-dance lesson will focus on dance fusion, a concept often associated with blues and highlighting blended styling and conversational dance.
Please join us for this special evening.

8:00-8:45 Fusion Lesson with Ari
8:45-10:30 Open Dancing

DJ‘s for the evening: Ari Levitt and Dorothy Sharrar

$15-$10 Sliding Scale for the evening

Visit Lenora‘s Ballroom on the web ~
LenorasBallroom.com

Our mailing address is:
Lenora‘s Ballroom
3300 SE Woodward
Portland, OR 9720



Tuesday
16
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
16
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 provided.

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.

Outdoors in the Garden in good weather— bring a jacket! Indoors in inclement weather— bring a mask.

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

PLEASE NOTE: Due to customized pricing, the registration process is a little different for this class.

For ALL registration types (FULL & DROP-IN) please use the following instructions:

- click the REGISTER button
- login to your account, or select CONTINUE WITHOUT AN ACCOUNT and fill out the necessary info to register
- make sure your name (or the name of the registrant - if not you) is populated in the NAME field under REGISTRANTS
- click CHECK OUT NOW
- select the desired registration type from the ITEM drop-down list
- click the CHECKOUT button and follow the prompts to complete your registration

FOR ALL DROP-IN REGISTRATIONS:

- Please indicate which date you wish to drop-in, in the comment box provided
- If you would like to register for multiple drop-in dates at once, please email sarah*(at)*artichokemusic.org for assistance
Tuesday
16
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
16
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
16
Marxhouse Concerts
7:30 PM
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Nathan Rivera & Jessie Andra Smith come from Temecula in southern California. They combine their individual musical skills to create a unique blend of jazzy folk and blues on resonator guitars and accordion, along with interesting interplay between male and female vocals, suggested donation $20-25. If you would like to attend, please contact MarxHouse Concerts to be on the sign-up list. Email: marxhouseconcerts*(at)*comcast.net. Music begins: 7:30 pm (doors open at 7). Their performances not only include unique all original music, but stories of their travels and interaction with the audience that make for an unforgettable experience. Love of sharing music has taken Nathan & Jessie all over the world, frequenting places like Mexico, Canada, France, New Orleans, and the Pacific Northwest. The upbeat tunes they write reflect the cultural, emotional, and inspirational images of their life experience and are rooted in the spirit of jazz, improvisation, storytelling, language, and humor. If you pay at the door you can sit in any of the open unmarked seats. Please pay in cash or Zelle at the door (QR code available). To prepay, either send cash or check payable to: Guy Marx. Please note the [Artist Name] - House Concert in the Memo section of your check, and mail it to: Guy Marx 3153 SE Taylor St Portland. Oregon 97214 We will not cash the checks till the week of the concert. If you are buying tickets for others, please list their first/last names when paying or by email. Snacks & Drinks: light snacks are gratis, wine or beer for a $3 donation. Covid Policy: We would like folks vaccinated and boosted per CDC guidelines for this event. We encourage mask usage but are no longer requiring it. Please feel free to wear them for your own comfort level as this is an indoor event.
Wednesday
17
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, (rotating hosts)

Previous shows available on the KBOO program page: https://kboo.fm/program/pastures-plenty.
Wednesday
17
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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
17
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Master button accordion player John Whelan hosts a free, live “Taking Time” slow session on Zoom. The session starts at 2:30 pm Pacific time, lasts for about one hour, with a 30 minute break, and starting the Taking Time Slow Session at 4 pm Pacific.

Starting Mar 27 (Wed) 2024, we will be back where we started in 2020.

Players and listeners of all levels are very welcome to enjoy playing or hearing favorite tunes at a moderate tempo, along with the all-important warmth of connection that shared music brings into our lives, even — or rather, especially — now.

This is also a great opportunity for learning new tunes, as everybody but the session leader (John) will be muted while they play. Unlike an in-person session you can noodle along to your heart’s content, and nobody will ever know unless you tell them.

John sends out the Zoom link and tune list to his newsletter subscribers every week, usually on Tuesday evening (Pacific time). Please make sure to sign up for his email newsletter, on his website, using the link below. That is all you need to do — no separate sign-up process required!
Wednesday
17
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
17
Corkscrew Wine Bar
8:00 PM
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LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE
Sun/Mon 7:00 - 9:00pm, Wed/Thu/Sat 8:00 - 10:00pm

No cover charge, tips for musicians welcome!

May 1 (Wed): Cheryl Alex and Jack Radsliff - jazz flute and guitar
May 2 (Thu): Adlai Alexander with Mike Horsfall and Laurent Nickel
May 5 (Sun): Swing Shifters - rags, blues
May 6 (Mon): Kerry Politzer and Ben Graves - jazz piano and guitar
May 8 (Wed): Newport Nightingales - 20s, 30s harmony
May 9 (Thu): Paul Mazzio and Clay Giberson - jazz trumpet and piano
May 12 (Sun): JT Trawick - Ozark country Texan swing
May 13 (Mon): Eddie Paente and John Stowell - jazz violin and guitar
May 15 (Wed): Jonathan Smith Trio - funky jazz
May 16 (Thu): Ben Graves Trio - jazz guitar
May 18 (Sat): Adlai Alexander with Gordon Lee and Patrick Harry
May 19 (Sun): Chamberlain/Gonzalez - harmony and guitars
May 20 (Mon): Kevin Karrick and Susan Sandel - jazz guitar and voice
May 22 (Wed): Terry Robb - blues master
May 23 (Thu): Pete Petersen - jazz sax trio
May 26 (Sun): PDX Saxophone Quartet
May 27 (Mon): Mixed Feelings - soulful voice/guitar duo
May 29 (Wed): Rivka Ross Trio - original jazz
May 30 (Thu): Adlai Alexander with Eddie Parente and Patrick Harry
Thursday
18
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
18
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!

Outdoors in the Garden in good weather— bring a jacket! Indoors in inclement weather— bring a mask.

Questions: anneweissmusic*(at)*gmail.com or 914-924-2574.
Thursday
18
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
18
There Be Monsters
7:00 PM
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Singing from the Shenandoah Harmony (beige book).

In the back room, past the shuffleboard table.
Thursday
18
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
18
Corkscrew Wine Bar
8:00 PM
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LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE
Sun/Mon 7:00 - 9:00pm, Wed/Thu/Sat 8:00 - 10:00pm

No cover charge, tips for musicians welcome!

May 1 (Wed): Cheryl Alex and Jack Radsliff - jazz flute and guitar
May 2 (Thu): Adlai Alexander with Mike Horsfall and Laurent Nickel
May 5 (Sun): Swing Shifters - rags, blues
May 6 (Mon): Kerry Politzer and Ben Graves - jazz piano and guitar
May 8 (Wed): Newport Nightingales - 20s, 30s harmony
May 9 (Thu): Paul Mazzio and Clay Giberson - jazz trumpet and piano
May 12 (Sun): JT Trawick - Ozark country Texan swing
May 13 (Mon): Eddie Paente and John Stowell - jazz violin and guitar
May 15 (Wed): Jonathan Smith Trio - funky jazz
May 16 (Thu): Ben Graves Trio - jazz guitar
May 18 (Sat): Adlai Alexander with Gordon Lee and Patrick Harry
May 19 (Sun): Chamberlain/Gonzalez - harmony and guitars
May 20 (Mon): Kevin Karrick and Susan Sandel - jazz guitar and voice
May 22 (Wed): Terry Robb - blues master
May 23 (Thu): Pete Petersen - jazz sax trio
May 26 (Sun): PDX Saxophone Quartet
May 27 (Mon): Mixed Feelings - soulful voice/guitar duo
May 29 (Wed): Rivka Ross Trio - original jazz
May 30 (Thu): Adlai Alexander with Eddie Parente and Patrick Harry
Friday
19
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
Saturday
20
Southminster Presbyterian Church
Room 7
10:00 AM
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This mixed-level jam is best suited for ‘ukulele players who are already comfortable playing in the Key of C and are looking to expand their musical repertoire.

Songbooks provided. If you?d like to download/print the Songbook ahead of time, join Avery‘s newsletter at: www.averyhill.studio/contact. Use the same link to contact Avery with any other questions or concerns.

We gratefully accept donations of any amount, but recommend $10 as a benchmark. Please plan to bring cash or check for the donation box, or you can pay ahead of time.
Saturday
20
Live Streaming
11:00 AM
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The SF Maritime Association is proud to partner with the SF Maritime National Historical Park to bring you a virtual chantey sing series. General public and non-singer event page with live streaming: https://givebutter.com/ChanteySing.
Saturday
20
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.

Suggested donation is $10, cash or Venmo.

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
20
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
5:00 PM
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Urban and country blues with R&B, soul, jazz, zydeco and classic rock, every Saturday from 5-7 pm.

Hosted by: Dr. Jane, Rick Mitchell, Steve Cheseborough, Dave Johnson, Chuk Barber.
Saturday
20
Your Home via Zoom
5:30 PM
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We open up a "room" on Zoom at 6 pm Pacific Time every Saturday evening. We start singing at 6:30 pm and we keep it going until the last person leaves. Feel free to come in anytime, and stay as long as you like. We run it kind of like a physical song circle. Everyone who wants to can sing once, and then we’ll do another round, and just keep going around as long as you like. Of course, it is totally fine to just listen and some people do. For more information, go to the heading ‘Song Circles‘ on this drop down menu.
Saturday
20
Reedwood Friends Church
7:30 PM
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International touring artist Cary Morin is a Crow tribal member with Assiniboine Sioux and Black heritage. His songwriting has been described as roots-infused Native Americana with hints of bluegrass, folk, blues and rock. Skillful acoustic guitar work combined with a warm worldly experienced voice captivates all audiences. Described as “one of the best acoustic pickers on the scene today,” Cary Morin brings together the great musical traditions of America like no other. With deft fingerstyle guitar and vocals that alternately convey melodic elation and gritty world-weariness, Morin crafts an inimitable style often characterized as roots-infused Native Americana with hints of bluegrass, folk, blues, and rock. 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, season tickets $171. 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
20
Corkscrew Wine Bar
8:00 PM
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LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE
Sun/Mon 7:00 - 9:00pm, Wed/Thu/Sat 8:00 - 10:00pm

No cover charge, tips for musicians welcome!

May 1 (Wed): Cheryl Alex and Jack Radsliff - jazz flute and guitar
May 2 (Thu): Adlai Alexander with Mike Horsfall and Laurent Nickel
May 5 (Sun): Swing Shifters - rags, blues
May 6 (Mon): Kerry Politzer and Ben Graves - jazz piano and guitar
May 8 (Wed): Newport Nightingales - 20s, 30s harmony
May 9 (Thu): Paul Mazzio and Clay Giberson - jazz trumpet and piano
May 12 (Sun): JT Trawick - Ozark country Texan swing
May 13 (Mon): Eddie Paente and John Stowell - jazz violin and guitar
May 15 (Wed): Jonathan Smith Trio - funky jazz
May 16 (Thu): Ben Graves Trio - jazz guitar
May 18 (Sat): Adlai Alexander with Gordon Lee and Patrick Harry
May 19 (Sun): Chamberlain/Gonzalez - harmony and guitars
May 20 (Mon): Kevin Karrick and Susan Sandel - jazz guitar and voice
May 22 (Wed): Terry Robb - blues master
May 23 (Thu): Pete Petersen - jazz sax trio
May 26 (Sun): PDX Saxophone Quartet
May 27 (Mon): Mixed Feelings - soulful voice/guitar duo
May 29 (Wed): Rivka Ross Trio - original jazz
May 30 (Thu): Adlai Alexander with Eddie Parente and Patrick Harry
Sunday
21
Southminster Presbyterian Church Peterson Gallery
2:00 PM
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New! Portland Folkmusic Society West Side Song Circle! Help us ring the rafters and raise the roof! You bring it, we’ll sing it at 2-4:30 pm, on the third Sunday of each month.

Southminster Presbyterian Church, Beaverton, 12250 SW Denney Rd,
corner of Hall. (In the Petersen Gallery. Use the east parking lot and
enter at the east door. Please, no alcohol.)

Bring your friends. Everyone welcome!

Questions? Email stevemullinax57*(at)*gmail.com. RSVP would be appreciated.
Sunday
21
Southminster Presbyterian Church
4:00 PM
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Songwriting workshop led by Ken Gaines sponsored by the Portland FolkMusic Society (PFS). This workshop is part of a group of four in-depth songwriting sessions for a discounted fee of $165 plus a processing fee of 4.97 (a total of 169.97). The fee for each individual workshop is $45.00 plus a $1.92 processing fee to cover bank charges (a total of $46.92).

Each session is 2.5 to 3 hrs long. Attendees must bring their instruments, paper, and something to write with.

March 10 - Session 1: "A Place to Start" Most of us involved in writing have "great ideas" about the songs we‘d like to write but just can‘t seem to get started. This workshop is especially helpful for those just beginning to write their own songs.

March 24 - Session 2: "Opening Lines" One the most important aspects of writing songs is establishing the listener‘s interest at the very beginning of the song, both musically and lyrically. This workshop will explore a bit of both. Then participants will work on one of more solutions of their own and present them during the latter part of the class.

April 7 - Session 3: "How to Get Out of Your Beautiful Rut" After a while we all tend to write the same type of song and while they may be successful, they become our "beautiful rut." This seminar/workshop takes the participants back to the basic music elements of songwriting and teaches a structured approach, bringing variety into newer songs - an approach that will last a lifetime of writing.

April 21 - Session 4: "The Power of Contrast" What would light be without shades of darkness or the dark without the light? This workshop makes participants aware of and learn how to build power and contrast into both individual songs and an entire body of work, and provides ways to present those songs in performance.
Sunday
21
Waverly UCC
4:00 PM
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First Sunday: Christian Harmony
Third Sunday: Blue Book
Sunday
21
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
21
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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:
Masks required.



Sunday
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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

No cover charge, tips for musicians welcome!

May 1 (Wed): Cheryl Alex and Jack Radsliff - jazz flute and guitar
May 2 (Thu): Adlai Alexander with Mike Horsfall and Laurent Nickel
May 5 (Sun): Swing Shifters - rags, blues
May 6 (Mon): Kerry Politzer and Ben Graves - jazz piano and guitar
May 8 (Wed): Newport Nightingales - 20s, 30s harmony
May 9 (Thu): Paul Mazzio and Clay Giberson - jazz trumpet and piano
May 12 (Sun): JT Trawick - Ozark country Texan swing
May 13 (Mon): Eddie Paente and John Stowell - jazz violin and guitar
May 15 (Wed): Jonathan Smith Trio - funky jazz
May 16 (Thu): Ben Graves Trio - jazz guitar
May 18 (Sat): Adlai Alexander with Gordon Lee and Patrick Harry
May 19 (Sun): Chamberlain/Gonzalez - harmony and guitars
May 20 (Mon): Kevin Karrick and Susan Sandel - jazz guitar and voice
May 22 (Wed): Terry Robb - blues master
May 23 (Thu): Pete Petersen - jazz sax trio
May 26 (Sun): PDX Saxophone Quartet
May 27 (Mon): Mixed Feelings - soulful voice/guitar duo
May 29 (Wed): Rivka Ross Trio - original jazz
May 30 (Thu): Adlai Alexander with Eddie Parente and Patrick Harry
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