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September, 2022

Sunday
18
The Hostel Cafe
1:30 PM
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On Sunday afternoons, the Hostel Café in Portland, Oregon provides a friendly setting for this TrailJams Irish traditional tune session. TrailJams is a music community focused on making acoustic music together outside for the enjoyment of the musicians and of people passing by. The cozy café makes a great place to keep the music going in the winter. In better weather, the tune playing moves out to the café’s courtyard. Guests of the Hostel Café and the adjoining Northwest Portland Hostel are likely to settle at one of the nearby tables to enjoy the music.

COVID Policy:
Mask required · Staff wear masks · Staff get temperature checks · Staff required to disinfect surfaces between visits.
Sunday
18
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
18
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
19
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
5:30 AM
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Folk Espresso, early morning folk music to get your week started.

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

Previous shows on the KBOO program page at https://kboo.fm/program/folk-espresso.
Monday
19
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
19
Artichoke Community Music online via Zoom
5:00 PM
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Artichoke Community Music online class led by Adrian Martin, we will be playing a song by the end of the first class. We will learn the basics of guitar: melodies, chords and rhythms, $75 for six classes.

Adrian is offering this class online. Details for participating in the class will be provided by the teacher before the class begins...

Please contact Adrian directly with any questions. He‘d love to hear from you. Email: adrian@adrianmartinmusic.com. Phone: 971-221-8328
Monday
19
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Hosted by Nat Case and Second Monday Shanty Sing

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

This is a merger of the alternating Merlin‘s Rest virtual pub sings and Dubliner virtual shantey sings.
Monday
19
Artichoke Community Music online via Zoom
6:00 PM
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Artichoke Community Music online 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.

Adrian is offering this class on-line. Details for participating in the class will be provided by the teacher before the class begins...

Please contact Adrian directly with any questions. He‘d love to hear from you. Email: adrian@adrianmartinmusic.com Call: 971-221-8328.
Monday
19
Hostel Cafe
6:30 PM
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Free live music in the Hostel Courtyard is back! This awesome event draws tons of people each week and features a touring or local artist, as well as two open mic sessions. Come down and check out our singer-song writer sets and enjoy some Portland-made brews and locally sourced foods while you do it.

Featured Artists:
Jul 11 (Mon): Lauren Sheehan
Jul 18 (Mon): Dale Russ & Cary Novotny
Jul 25 (Mon): Kiho (1st set) and Sienna Meadow (2nd set)

COVID Policy:
Mask required · Staff wear masks · Staff get temperature checks · Staff required to disinfect surfaces between visits.
Tuesday
20
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
20
Artichoke Community Music
6:00 PM
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Led by René Berblinger, learn how to hold, tune and pick the mandolin with basic chords and tablature, $120 for six classes.

Beginning Mandolin will cover:
A. How to tune the mandolin
B. How to hold pick and utilize various right hand picking patterns.
C. How to read tablature and chord diagrams.
D. Open position chords and strums for accompaniment of songs and back up.
E. Open position pentatonic scale patterns useful in playing traditional fiddle tunes, blues, blue grass and improvisation.
F. Learn tunes with chord back-up.
Tuesday
20
SE Portland near East Mt. Tabor/Montavilla
6:00 PM
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World music by ear in the garden. Anne Weiss leads a class and choir rolled into one, all levels, no audition, all ages, $120 for six weeks or $25 drop-in. Register at the Artichoke Music website: https://www.artichokemusic.org/classes.aspx?sem=42161#sem.

If you have any issues joining a class session or finding a link, contact Anne by phone or text at 914-924-2574.
Tuesday
20
Artichoke Community Music
7:00 PM
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Led by Rene Berblinger, Continuing Mandolin will take you to the next level journey, $120 for six classes.

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

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

A. Learning to read music notation on the mandolin.
B. Closed position chords and back-up including some basic understanding of chord structures and patterns.
C. More advanced right and left hand techniques.
D. Scale patterns in open and movable positions.
E. Build tune repertoire in various styles including Celtic, traditional American folk and Bach or anything you bring!
Tuesday
20
Hart House (about six blocks south of SW 185th and Farmington)
7:00 PM
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Note that the concert is on Tuesday evening, and scheduled to be an OUTSIDE Concert. She will be touring with Alex Sturbaum and Brian Lindsay.

7 pm concert (doors open at 6:30), suggested donation $20 — all proceeds go to artists. Reservations are required. Contact us if you have questions. RSVP to kim(at)kimclaughlin.com. This is going to be a very fun night.

Aberdeenshire folksinger, Iona Fyfe, has become one of Scotland’s finest singers, rooted deeply in the singing traditions of the North East of Scotland.

In 2021, she became the first singer to win the coveted title of Musician of the Year at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards. Iona is a fierce advocate for the official recognition of the Scots Language, leading a successful campaign to pressure Spotify into recognizing Scots and add it to its list of languages.
Wednesday
21
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
5:30 AM
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Traditional and Contemporary folk music.

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

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

Jack Bohl hosts first Wednesdays, Wayne and Will host 2nd Wednesdays, Alex & Erica on third Wednesdays, Stephanie Canales (Canto Nuevo) 4th Wednesdays. John Risley 5th Wednesdays
Wednesday
21
SE Portland near East Mt. Tabor/Montavilla
10:30 AM
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Wednesday mornings in the garden, led by Anne Weiss, learn to sing better in a non-judgmental, fun environment, $110 for six weeks or $20 drop-in. Register at Artichoke Music website: https://www.artichokemusic.org/classes.aspx?sem=42161#sem

If you have any issues joining a class session or finding a link, contact Anne by phone or text at 914-924-2574.
Wednesday
21
Westborough MA via Zoom
4:00 PM
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Irish song session.

Email maureenmcnally6(at)gmail.com for Zoom link.
Wednesday
21
Mekong Bistro (closed)
7:00 PM
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*******NOTE:*******
On July 13, 20 and 27, Mekong Bistro will be closed. Wednesday Night Zydeco will be held at the home of Terry Zukoski (bring a chair).
Terry Zukoski
4111 NE 56th Ave
Portland 97218

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

Free the first night!

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

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

Some observations on the current state of COVID from Roland and Janine Tebeau-Jemerson, both retired nurses:
“We’re encouraging masking although not requiring it knowing that the new variants are highly transmissible, it’s being compared to measles. Vaccines are playing very little in the spread or prevention but decrease the severity of the illness. From what we’re reading, BA.4 &BA.5 are the big concern now. Looks like it‘s predicted to peak in mid to late July”.
Thursday
22
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
22
Cafe Artichoke Live
7:00 PM
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A dynamic yet meditative sitar player, J.J. Gregg performs improvised and pre-composed music. With over a decade of hands-on training in India, J.J. immerses western experimental and jazz music into the traditional world of the sitar.

Beer, wine, non-alchoholic beverages, and light snacks are available for purchase in the café.

At Artichoke, J.J. teams up with Seattle-based tabla player Ravi Albright, whose seasoned touch on the tabla combines with his metronomic control of rhythm to make his adept accompaniment sought after by many of the leading lights in Indian Classical music today. The duo puts on a soulful and rocking show, delighting the audience with their improvisations and playful back and forth on sitar and tabla.

Opening the show will be David Van Auken, a Portland-based American instrumental guitarist, who’s contemporary compositions extract from early acoustic country-blues traditions. J.J. & David will present a sneak peek into their new "collaboration for 24 strings."
Thursday
22
The Hostel Cafe
7:00 PM
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We love sharing traditional music with the world! Check out local and traveling musicians playing old time American music. Improv jamming and renditions of customary favorites enliven the Hostel Cafe from 7-10pm every Thursday. All are welcome! Banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin and many other great instruments will accompany our American classics menu and local brews served in the Hostel Cafe.

COVID Policy:
Mask required · Staff wear masks · Staff get temperature checks ·
Staff required to disinfect surfaces between visits.
Thursday
22
Winona Grange #271
7:00 PM
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Every Thursday Drop-in class, beginners are always welcomed, 12+, $10.

COVID Policy:
Personal responsibility guidelines – we assume that all attending have had a chance to be vaccinated and boosted; extra masks and hand sanitizers are available and exhaust system will be on before and during all performances.
Friday
23
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
23
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
23
KBOO Radio - 90.7 FM
1:30 PM
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Hosted by Jeff Rosenberg, The Songcircle blends songs from various eras and genres to reveal new connections, exposing forgotten artists and discovering new ones, exploring connective themes and topics, or responding to the events of the day.

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

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

Past shows available on the program page at https://kboo.fm/program/songcircle.
Friday
23
Chehalem Cultural Center Grand Ballroom
7:00 PM
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Purchase a subscription to all 4 concerts to get priority seating and a complimentary glass of wine at each performance.

Sep 9 (Fri): WORLD PREMIERE - Jecca Jazz Ensemble featuring Jessica Israels, Brandon Michael, Erik Hundtoft, and Shohei Kobayashi, accompanied by Chuck Israels (bass), Dan Gaynor (piano), and Todd Strait (drums).

Sep 23 (Fri): Marilyn DeOliveira & Trevor Fitzpatrick — cello duo sponsored in celebration of Jim Halliday.

Oct 14 (Fri): Aaron Meyer — Concert rock violinist with a range of music includes everything from a dynamic rendition of Vivaldi‘s "The Four Seasons" to his exquisite versions of Pink Floyd‘s (Comfortably Numb), Led Zeppelin‘s "Kashmir". and the Beatles classic "Let it Be."

Nov 11 (Fri): Peter Zisa — Classical guitar described by critics and fans as “poetic, moving, exciting, engaging, authentic, powerfully expressive, and musical.”

Subscription prices: Table for two $240/Table for one $120
Individual tickets: $30 general/$15 students
Saturday
24
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
24
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
24
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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
24
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
24
Salem
7:00 PM
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Concert Schedule:
Jul 29 (Fri): Jaeger & Reid (vocal duo with strings) NOTE: Due to the heat, Joyride has rescheduled for Sep 16.
Aug 13 (Sat): Kara Quello and Friends do Broadway
Sept 6 (Tue): SPECIAL CONCERT featuring Alchemy (from Vermont) with Rachel Bell (accordion, fiddle, keyboard)
Sep 10 (Sat): Dan Wetzel & Kristen Grainger (Americana vocals with guitar)/ Joel Chadd (vocals/guitar)
Sep 16 (Fri): Joyride (Celtic mostly)
Sep 24 (Sat): David Greenberg (fiddler/violinist extraordinaire)
Oct 1 (Sat): Larry Unger & Audrey Knuth (guitar, fiddle, vocals too)

These concerts are free of charge, but tips are greatly appreciated and there will be CDs for sale as well. For exact location and times, call Sharon Moore at 503-881-5794 or email her at sharonmooree@comcast.net.

Please park in the pasture, not on the street. You are, of course, welcome to come early and have a picnic dinner on the premises.
Saturday
24
Fulton Park Community Center
7:00 PM
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7:30 pm beginners‘ session, 7:30 pm dance, $6-20 sliding scale. Info: portlandcountrydance.org.

Jun 25: caller Amy Wimmer (Seattle), music by Blazing Fingers
Jul 23: caller Laura Mé Smith, music by Coriolis
Aug 27: caller William Watson, music by The Pringle Creek String Band
Sep 24: caller Gordy Euler, music by the Electrodes (Seattle)
Sunday
25
The Hostel Cafe
1:30 PM
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On Sunday afternoons, the Hostel Café in Portland, Oregon provides a friendly setting for this TrailJams Irish traditional tune session. TrailJams is a music community focused on making acoustic music together outside for the enjoyment of the musicians and of people passing by. The cozy café makes a great place to keep the music going in the winter. In better weather, the tune playing moves out to the café’s courtyard. Guests of the Hostel Café and the adjoining Northwest Portland Hostel are likely to settle at one of the nearby tables to enjoy the music.

COVID Policy:
Mask required · Staff wear masks · Staff get temperature checks · Staff required to disinfect surfaces between visits.
Sunday
25
McMenamins Kennedy School Community Room
4:00 PM
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From the Denson book
Sunday
25
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
25
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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