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May, 2023

Sunday
21
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Song circle for solo chanteys, sea songs, maritime poetry, and entertainments at least faintly damp and salty. Watch live on Facebook using the link below.

Mar 19 (Sun): Saint Patrick‘s Day sing

For the Zoom participant link, join the mailing list or email info(at)lynnoel.com on the day of the event.

MAILING LIST & TIP JAR
http://www.mermaidstavern.com
Sunday
21
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:
Please be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 if you are joining this session — that is a request, not a requirement.
Sunday
21
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We look forward to gathering together to eat, drink and sing together in celebration of the season, $10 suggested donation at the door. We are capping attendance at 65 Revelers, so be sure to reserve your tickets using the link below.
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
Cafe Artichoke Live
7:00 PM
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The Portland Guitar Society (PGS) holds an open mic on the third Sunday of each month from 7-9 pm (doors will open at 6:30) free. Bring your friends! All are welcome.

Enjoy our open mic and monthly meeting (all styles and levels welcome, bring an amp if you need one), followed by our featured performer.

Featured performer:
Jul 21 (Sun): Steve Cheseborough, acoustic country blues guitarist

COVID Policy:
Masks are encouraged but not required. 

 
Sunday
21
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
22
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
22
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
22
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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
22
London via Zoom
12:00 PM
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Herga at The Castle is a folk and acoustic music evening, with roots going back to 1963.

However, we have restarted online singarounds using Zoom, now on the second Monday of each month.

Note that this meeting runs independently of the live folk club, which runs in parallel at The Castle, Harrow-On-The-Hill.

To be added to the distribution list for log-in details send an e-mail to oldtimetim(*at*)gmail.com, or sign up using the form on our ‘contact’ page.

Zoom meeting active from 19:30 PM GMT to say hello!
Monday
22
Westborough MA via Zoom
3:00 PM
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Trad & Irish song session.

Email maureenmcnally6(at)gmail.com for Zoom link.
Monday
22
SE Portland
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(*at*)adrianmartinmusic.com, phone: 971-221-8328.
Monday
22
SE Portland
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(*at*)adrianmartinmusic.com or call 971-221-8328.

For drop-ins please contact sarah@artichokemusic.org for the Zoom link.
Monday
22
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.
Tuesday
23
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
23
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
23
The Green House 73rd/Mill
1:00 PM
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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
23
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.
Wednesday
24
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
24
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Led by Anne Weiss, $130 for six weeks/$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!

Oooh-- playing blues guitar in the summer outdoors! What could be better!

Come tuned up and ready to go. We‘ll work on a number of different styles, patterns, rhythms and songs. We‘ll meet in my lovely backyard and see if we can get the squirrels to get their groove on.

Address sent after registration or text 914-924-2574.

Wednesday
24
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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.

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!
Thursday
25
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
25
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
25
Cook Park Butterfly Garden
3:00 PM
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With the return of good weather, the outdoor tune session resumes Thursday afternoons in the Butterfly Garden in Cook Park, Tigard, Oregon.

Let’s get together to play some tunes outside!

This is a weekly event in the good-weather months. The Butterfly Garden in Cook Park, Tigard, has wide open space where we can gather in shade, sunshine, or shelter.

Bring a chair and an instrument. The park is a great place to take a walk or have a picnic before or after the session. If you come with companions, there is plenty of room for them to roam among the trees and trails and by the river if they want a break from the tune playing.

Where we are gathering: as you enter the park via SW 92nd Ave, turn left at the open gate and head toward Shelter 4 (the park’s website has a map). We’ll gather on the lawn near Shelter 4, at the entrance to the Butterfly Garden. We’ll pick a shady spot if it’s a warm day, or grab a sunny spot if it’s a cool day. If it’s rainy we’ll get under the roof of Shelter 4.
Friday
26
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
26
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This year’s Cultural Focus, Lagom: Not too much, not too little, but just right!

The annual Northwest Folklife Festival is a community-powered celebration of the arts, culture, and heritage that make up the brilliant cultural tapestry of the greater Pacific Northwest. Prior to 2020, over 6,000 artists and culture-bearers brought cultural expressions to audiences across 25 stages alongside 200 food and craft vendors and 500 volunteers annually. Since 1972, the Northwest Folklife Festival has gathered upwards of 250,000 participants at Seattle Center during Memorial Day weekend. The festival has been proudly powered by donations for over 50 years.
Friday
26
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.

May 31: caller Ric Goldman with Norman Farrell, Erica Liebert, Landon Kuhn, and Carl Thor
Jun 7: caller Cynthia Stenger with Erica Liebert, Laura Kuhlman, and Lisa Scott
Jun 14: caller David Macemon with Bill Tomczak, Laura Kuhlman, George Penk, and Jenny Peterson
Jun 21: caller Jacqui Grennan with Erik Weberg, Leslie Hirsch, and Lisa Scott
Jun 28: caller Nan Evans with Full Circle (Fred Nussbaum, George Penk, and Heather Pinney)
Jul 5: caller Cynthia Stenger with Erik Weberg, Leslie Hirsch, and Lisa Scott
Jul 12: caller David Macemon with Erik Weberg, Bill Tomczak, and Lisa Scott
Jul 19: caller Ric Goldman with Erica Liebert, Landon Kuhn, Megan Tapley, and JP Douglas
Jul 26: caller Erik Weberg with Bill Tomczak, Laura Kuhlman, Brooke Bubna, and Mark Douglass
Aug 30: ****CANCELED (see you at Northwest Passage)****

Mask Policy:
PCDC has authorized committees to make decisions about masking policies for their own events. All dances are mask-optional at this time. 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.
Saturday
27
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
27
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
27
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This year’s Cultural Focus, Lagom: Not too much, not too little, but just right!

The annual Northwest Folklife Festival is a community-powered celebration of the arts, culture, and heritage that make up the brilliant cultural tapestry of the greater Pacific Northwest. Prior to 2020, over 6,000 artists and culture-bearers brought cultural expressions to audiences across 25 stages alongside 200 food and craft vendors and 500 volunteers annually. Since 1972, the Northwest Folklife Festival has gathered upwards of 250,000 participants at Seattle Center during Memorial Day weekend. The festival has been proudly powered by donations for over 50 years.
Saturday
27
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.
Saturday
27
Your Home via Zoom
6:00 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
27
Oakshire Beer Hall
6:00 PM
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Come enjoy some 1920 – 30’s Style Blues with Steve Cheseborough!
Saturday
27
Kinton Grange
6:30 PM
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You are cordially invited to an English Country Dance party! Come enjoy a delightful evening of exciting, exuberant, and beautiful dances, both new and old. No partner or previous experience required!

Ages 13 through adult. $15 per dancer in advance/$20 at the door if any are left. Limited to 100 dancers.

Registration link: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/settomusicenglishcountrydancing/882857

Nov 18 (Sat): caller Laura Hatch to recorded music
Dec 9 (Sat): caller Laura Hatch to recorded music
Sunday
28
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This year’s Cultural Focus, Lagom: Not too much, not too little, but just right!

The annual Northwest Folklife Festival is a community-powered celebration of the arts, culture, and heritage that make up the brilliant cultural tapestry of the greater Pacific Northwest. Prior to 2020, over 6,000 artists and culture-bearers brought cultural expressions to audiences across 25 stages alongside 200 food and craft vendors and 500 volunteers annually. Since 1972, the Northwest Folklife Festival has gathered upwards of 250,000 participants at Seattle Center during Memorial Day weekend. The festival has been proudly powered by donations for over 50 years.
Sunday
28
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:
Please be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 if you are joining this session — that is a request, not a requirement.
Sunday
28
Artichoke Community Music
2:00 PM
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Artichoke Community Music song circle led by the Soldier Songs and Voices Team.

We welcome all veterans and current military to bring your acoustic instruments and share a song or two, covers and/or originals. Song books will be available.

Soldier Songs and Voices provides free songwriting workshops and guitar and voice instruction to veterans of all eras. We believe that everyone has a story to tell and that telling it in song is a path to a happier and healthier life. Loaner guitars are available. If you are interested in joining the workshops, email us.
Sunday
28
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
28
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
28
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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