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September, 2023

Sunday
24
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
24
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
24
A Renaissance School
3:00 PM
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In the Portland area, there will be three Sunday pre-ball workshop sessions (suggested donation: $10-$15):

Sep 24 (Sun): caller Erik Weberg, music by Bill Tomczak and Lisa Scott
Oct 15 (Sun): caller Erik Weberg, music by Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak, Lisa Scott
Oct 29 (Sun): caller Erik Weberg, music by Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak, Lisa Scott

NOTE: We want to protect the floor, so please be sure to bring dancing shoes or warm socks.

The ball workshops are designed for learning the dances on the ball program and are not intended to be an introduction to English country dance. Each of these workshops will focus on different ball dances and styling tips. Familiarity with English figures and geography will be assumed at the workshops.

If you are new to English country dance, please attend the PCDC Friday Night English Dance as often as possible prior to participating in the workshops.
Sunday
24
Lucky Lab
4:30 PM
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Join us September 24th to raise a glass and our voices in song, and celebrate the start of the new season - it‘s our annual fall sing. Singing starts at 4:30 pm (doors open at 4:15) $10 suggested donation at the door. For more information, visit www.portlandrevels.org/events.
Sunday
24
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
24
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
25
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
25
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
Monday
25
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
25
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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
25
Westborough MA via Zoom
3:00 PM
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Trad & Irish song session.

Email maureenmcnally6(at)gmail.com for Zoom link.
Monday
25
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.
Tuesday
26
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
26
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
26
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
27
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
27
The Green House 73rd/Mill
10:00 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
27
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.
Wednesday
27
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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
27
Menucha Retreat and Conference Center
3:00 PM
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Do you love acoustic blues guitar? So do we. So much so we dedicate 5 days to bringing four of the best acoustic players and teachers here to Menucha for an extended weekend filled with all the blues goodness.

And, this year, we‘re having 5 absolutely fantastic musicians as faculty:
Mary Flower, artistic director
Guy Davis
Leah Gilmore
Mamie Minch
Kristina Olsen

Arriving Wednesday afternoon you‘ll be welcomed to our slice of Pacific Northwest heaven. Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be filled with classes, getting to know fellow players and take your playing to the next level in classes and jams.

On Friday night you‘ll be treated to a public concert featuring the instructors. Saturday night you can show your skills during the student concert just for Blues participants. Sunday brings parting ways to return home filled with good friends, food and music. Don‘t miss it!

Come and immerse yourself in five days of instruction with FIVE of the best acoustic blues musicians.
Wednesday
27
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Artichoke Community Music class led by Ken Gaines, $60 for two sessions/$30 drop-in.

Please note that these sessions will NOT occur on consecutive weeks. This class will meet on 9/13 & 9/27.

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.

Each session is 2.5 to 3 hrs long. Attendees must bring their instruments, paper, and something to write with.
Wednesday
27
Artichoke Community Music
6:00 PM
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Artichoke Community Music online class led by Matt Meighan, $140 for four classes. Songwriters of all levels of experience welcome.

This class is dedicated to each writer developing their own voice and sharing their unique perspective. We‘ll write, share and listen to songs and explore songwriting as human communication and connection.

Each participant shares a song each week, with the goal of trying to write a song each week. Cover, fragments, poems, and older songs are welcome, too. We‘ll listen generously and appreciatively to create an inspiring, non-judgmental space in which to deepen songwriting practice.


Wednesday
27
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.
Thursday
28
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
28
Menucha Retreat and Conference Center
8:00 AM
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Do you love acoustic blues guitar? So do we. So much so we dedicate 5 days to bringing four of the best acoustic players and teachers here to Menucha for an extended weekend filled with all the blues goodness.

And, this year, we‘re having 5 absolutely fantastic musicians as faculty:
Mary Flower, artistic director
Guy Davis
Leah Gilmore
Mamie Minch
Kristina Olsen

Arriving Wednesday afternoon you‘ll be welcomed to our slice of Pacific Northwest heaven. Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be filled with classes, getting to know fellow players and take your playing to the next level in classes and jams.

On Friday night you‘ll be treated to a public concert featuring the instructors. Saturday night you can show your skills during the student concert just for Blues participants. Sunday brings parting ways to return home filled with good friends, food and music. Don‘t miss it!

Come and immerse yourself in five days of instruction with FIVE of the best acoustic blues musicians.
Thursday
28
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
28
via Zoom
1:00 PM
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We are thrilled to welcome back a dozen of your favorite musicians for QuaranTUNE 11!

Tina Bergmann • Jess Dickinson • Sam Edelston • Bing Futch
Stephen Humphries • Thomasina Levy • Heidi Muller
Wendy Songe • Rick Thum • Susan Trump
Cara Wildman • Nina Zanetti

Brand New!
Val Cortoni, from Paris, is teaching hammered dulcimer (in English). Magnifique!
Vocal coach Carolyn Smith joins the faculty teaching voice.

QuaranTUNE 11 is excited to once again present 5 full-length, live concerts featuring our instructors and emcees. These concerts will be a highlight of the weekend.

Registration opens Sunday, August 27th, 12 pm PDT.

QDF 10 Schedule

+ Times shown in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

Sep 28 (Thu):
1 pm - 3 pm - Virtual Vending (All are welcome!)
4:15 pm - Concert

Sep 29 (Fri) & Sep 30 (Sat):
5:30 am - Help Desk Opens
6 am - Workshops Begin!
2:30 pm - Help Desk Closes
4:15pm - Concert
12 am - jam after the concert

Oct 1 (Sun):
10 am - Afternoon Concert
2 pm - Evening Concert
Thursday
28
House Concert in NE Portland
7:30 PM
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Damn Tall Buildings: Max Capistran (Guitar/banjo/vocals), Sasha Dubyk (bass/vocals), and Avery Ballotta (fiddle/vocals). Damn Tall Buildings is a tight, harmonizing, swinging trio that specializes in bluegrass but blends in jazz, ragtime, country swing, and contemporary singer-songwriter styles. Anchoring their captivating, high energy sound is their instrumental chops and their strong songwriting; their lyrics strive to find beauty and glory in the mundane, workaday struggle of everyday life. Potluck 6:30 pm, show 7:30 pm, Suggested donation is $20-$25 in general - pay what you can. All income levels welcome. To RSVP for a concert or to ask questions, you can use the form on the website or send an email to abbiew(at)froggie.com. We invite you to make a voluntary donation of 1$ or more for the live streaming portion of the show. 100% of the streaming tips go to the artists! COVID Policy: We no longer require proof of vaccination. Masks are optional when not actively eating and drinking. You are welcome to wear a mask if you need to take extra precautions depending on your personal situation. We will continue to have doors & windows open for air circulation. If you are feeling under the weather on the day of the show, it’s easy to cancel via a quick email, and we’ll also be live streaming the show as well. NOTE : We always defer to the artists if they request enhanced precautions. We will notify you on a show by show basis if that is the case! Thank you for understanding!
Thursday
28
Artichoke Community Music
7:30 PM
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Jug Band Ensemble led by Arlo Leach, $120 for 6 sessions.

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.

Friday
29
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
29
via Zoom
6:00 AM
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We are thrilled to welcome back a dozen of your favorite musicians for QuaranTUNE 11!

Tina Bergmann • Jess Dickinson • Sam Edelston • Bing Futch
Stephen Humphries • Thomasina Levy • Heidi Muller
Wendy Songe • Rick Thum • Susan Trump
Cara Wildman • Nina Zanetti

Brand New!
Val Cortoni, from Paris, is teaching hammered dulcimer (in English). Magnifique!
Vocal coach Carolyn Smith joins the faculty teaching voice.

QuaranTUNE 11 is excited to once again present 5 full-length, live concerts featuring our instructors and emcees. These concerts will be a highlight of the weekend.

Registration opens Sunday, August 27th, 12 pm PDT.

QDF 10 Schedule

+ Times shown in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

Sep 28 (Thu):
1 pm - 3 pm - Virtual Vending (All are welcome!)
4:15 pm - Concert

Sep 29 (Fri) & Sep 30 (Sat):
5:30 am - Help Desk Opens
6 am - Workshops Begin!
2:30 pm - Help Desk Closes
4:15pm - Concert
12 am - jam after the concert

Oct 1 (Sun):
10 am - Afternoon Concert
2 pm - Evening Concert
Friday
29
Menucha Retreat and Conference Center
8:00 AM
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Do you love acoustic blues guitar? So do we. So much so we dedicate 5 days to bringing four of the best acoustic players and teachers here to Menucha for an extended weekend filled with all the blues goodness.

And, this year, we‘re having 5 absolutely fantastic musicians as faculty:
Mary Flower, artistic director
Guy Davis
Leah Gilmore
Mamie Minch
Kristina Olsen

Arriving Wednesday afternoon you‘ll be welcomed to our slice of Pacific Northwest heaven. Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be filled with classes, getting to know fellow players and take your playing to the next level in classes and jams.

On Friday night you‘ll be treated to a public concert featuring the instructors. Saturday night you can show your skills during the student concert just for Blues participants. Sunday brings parting ways to return home filled with good friends, food and music. Don‘t miss it!

Come and immerse yourself in five days of instruction with FIVE of the best acoustic blues musicians.
Friday
29
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.

Past shows are available on the program page at https://kboo.fm/program/movin.
Friday
29
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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!
Friday
29
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
29
7 stages all over town
6:00 PM
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The Sisters Folk Festival (SFF), founded in 1996. has 25 years of unforgettable festivals behind it. Here, a small town, friendly vibe meets world-class musicians and production in a picturesque setting. We are proud to bring high profile and lesser-known artists, songwriters, and bands together to perform in intimate settings, including expansive tents, a historic church, and courtyard venues at local restaurants.

?At SFF, we have a long-standing history of cultivating a listening venue atmosphere, combined with a deep understanding that folks need to have a good time. Attendees can expect a unique and transformative festival experience beyond fantastic live music.

Performers include John Craigie, Katie Pruitt, Darlingside, Donna The Buffalo, Gina Chavez, Seth Walker, Beth Wood and many others.

?The festival features 7 stages all over town, including Sisters Art Works, Village Green, the Open Door, Oliver Lemon‘s, The Belfry, Sisters Depot and Sisters Saloon.

3-Day All Events Passes and Single-Day Tickets are now on sale for the 2023 Sisters Folk Festival, Sept 29 - Oct 1! are now on sale for the 2023 Sisters Folk Festival, Sept 29 - Oct 1!

3-Day All Events Pass: $225 adult ($85 youth)
Single-Day Tickets -
Friday: $85 adult ($35 youth)
Saturday: $130 adult ($60 youth)
Sunday: $70 adult ($30 youth)
Friday
29
Hart House
7:00 PM
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Welcome Fall with a night of music at Hart House, suggested donation $20 reservations required. Friday, September 29, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30). Americana artist ALICE WALLACE draws on some powerful female influences, like Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt. Not only are these powerhouses heard throughout her music, but Wallace is invoking their fierce, independent spirits and paying it forward for female artists. Address sent with reservation confirmation. RSVP to kim(*at*)kimclaughlin.com.
Friday
29
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
30
via Zoom
6:00 AM
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We are thrilled to welcome back a dozen of your favorite musicians for QuaranTUNE 11!

Tina Bergmann • Jess Dickinson • Sam Edelston • Bing Futch
Stephen Humphries • Thomasina Levy • Heidi Muller
Wendy Songe • Rick Thum • Susan Trump
Cara Wildman • Nina Zanetti

Brand New!
Val Cortoni, from Paris, is teaching hammered dulcimer (in English). Magnifique!
Vocal coach Carolyn Smith joins the faculty teaching voice.

QuaranTUNE 11 is excited to once again present 5 full-length, live concerts featuring our instructors and emcees. These concerts will be a highlight of the weekend.

Registration opens Sunday, August 27th, 12 pm PDT.

QDF 10 Schedule

+ Times shown in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

Sep 28 (Thu):
1 pm - 3 pm - Virtual Vending (All are welcome!)
4:15 pm - Concert

Sep 29 (Fri) & Sep 30 (Sat):
5:30 am - Help Desk Opens
6 am - Workshops Begin!
2:30 pm - Help Desk Closes
4:15pm - Concert
12 am - jam after the concert

Oct 1 (Sun):
10 am - Afternoon Concert
2 pm - Evening Concert
Saturday
30
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
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Menucha Retreat and Conference Center
8:00 AM
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Do you love acoustic blues guitar? So do we. So much so we dedicate 5 days to bringing four of the best acoustic players and teachers here to Menucha for an extended weekend filled with all the blues goodness.

And, this year, we‘re having 5 absolutely fantastic musicians as faculty:
Mary Flower, artistic director
Guy Davis
Leah Gilmore
Mamie Minch
Kristina Olsen

Arriving Wednesday afternoon you‘ll be welcomed to our slice of Pacific Northwest heaven. Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be filled with classes, getting to know fellow players and take your playing to the next level in classes and jams.

On Friday night you‘ll be treated to a public concert featuring the instructors. Saturday night you can show your skills during the student concert just for Blues participants. Sunday brings parting ways to return home filled with good friends, food and music. Don‘t miss it!

Come and immerse yourself in five days of instruction with FIVE of the best acoustic blues musicians.
Saturday
30
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
30
7 stages all over town
12:00 PM
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The Sisters Folk Festival (SFF), founded in 1996. has 25 years of unforgettable festivals behind it. Here, a small town, friendly vibe meets world-class musicians and production in a picturesque setting. We are proud to bring high profile and lesser-known artists, songwriters, and bands together to perform in intimate settings, including expansive tents, a historic church, and courtyard venues at local restaurants.

At SFF, we have a long-standing history of cultivating a listening venue atmosphere, combined with a deep understanding that folks need to have a good time. Attendees can expect a unique and transformative festival experience beyond fantastic live music. Performers include John Craigie, Katie Pruitt, Darlingside, Donna The Buffalo, Gina Chavez, Seth Walker, Beth Wood and many others.

The festival features 7 stages all over town, including Sisters Art Works, Village Green, the Open Door, Oliver Lemon‘s, The Belfry, Sisters Depot and Sisters Saloon.

3-Day All Events Passes and Single-Day Tickets are now on sale for the 2023 Sisters Folk Festival, Sept 29 - Oct 1.

3-Day All Events Pass: $225 adult ($85 youth)
Single-Day Tickets -
Friday: $85 adult ($35 youth)
Saturday: $130 adult ($60 youth)
Sunday: $70 adult ($30 youth)
Saturday
30
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.
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30
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
30
Fulton Park Community Center
7:00 PM
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Our Saturday night Open Mike Open Band dance at Fulton Hall.
7 pm newcomer/refresher lesson 7:30-10:30 pm dance, $6-20 sliding scale.

We will have some experienced lead and rhythm musicians to organize the music. Please contact them in advance so that you can learn about their musical plans.
An experienced local caller will lead the callers‘ Open Mike. Let them know if you‘re interested in a callers‘ discussion that afternoon.

Jun 29 (Sat): Open Mike (TBD) and Open Band (with George & Betsy)

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.

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.
Saturday
30
Cafe Artichoke Live
7:30 PM
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Join us for an exhilarating evening of live flamenco music and dance at Tablao Flamenco la Alcachofa! Each month brings a unique lineup of musicians and dancers to the stage at Cafe Artichoke, Performance 7:30 pm (doors open at 7), $25.

March‘s performance features special guest dancers Monica Mota and Marlena Mizzoni from Quiero Flamenco (Spokane, WA), with Nela McGuire (dance), Yeshe Wingerd (vocals), Brenna McDonald (guitar), and Nick Hutcheson (percussion).

October, 2023

Sunday
1
Menucha Retreat and Conference Center
8:00 AM
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Do you love acoustic blues guitar? So do we. So much so we dedicate 5 days to bringing four of the best acoustic players and teachers here to Menucha for an extended weekend filled with all the blues goodness.

And, this year, we‘re having 5 absolutely fantastic musicians as faculty:
Mary Flower, artistic director
Guy Davis
Leah Gilmore
Mamie Minch
Kristina Olsen

Arriving Wednesday afternoon you‘ll be welcomed to our slice of Pacific Northwest heaven. Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be filled with classes, getting to know fellow players and take your playing to the next level in classes and jams.

On Friday night you‘ll be treated to a public concert featuring the instructors. Saturday night you can show your skills during the student concert just for Blues participants. Sunday brings parting ways to return home filled with good friends, food and music. Don‘t miss it!

Come and immerse yourself in five days of instruction with FIVE of the best acoustic blues musicians.
Sunday
1
via Zoom
10:00 AM
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We are thrilled to welcome back a dozen of your favorite musicians for QuaranTUNE 11!

Tina Bergmann • Jess Dickinson • Sam Edelston • Bing Futch
Stephen Humphries • Thomasina Levy • Heidi Muller
Wendy Songe • Rick Thum • Susan Trump
Cara Wildman • Nina Zanetti

Brand New!
Val Cortoni, from Paris, is teaching hammered dulcimer (in English). Magnifique!
Vocal coach Carolyn Smith joins the faculty teaching voice.

QuaranTUNE 11 is excited to once again present 5 full-length, live concerts featuring our instructors and emcees. These concerts will be a highlight of the weekend.

Registration opens Sunday, August 27th, 12 pm PDT.

QDF 10 Schedule

+ Times shown in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

Sep 28 (Thu):
1 pm - 3 pm - Virtual Vending (All are welcome!)
4:15 pm - Concert

Sep 29 (Fri) & Sep 30 (Sat):
5:30 am - Help Desk Opens
6 am - Workshops Begin!
2:30 pm - Help Desk Closes
4:15pm - Concert
12 am - jam after the concert

Oct 1 (Sun):
10 am - Afternoon Concert
2 pm - Evening Concert
Sunday
1
7 stages all over town
12:00 PM
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The Sisters Folk Festival (SFF), founded in 1996. has 25 years of unforgettable festivals behind it. Here, a small town, friendly vibe meets world-class musicians and production in a picturesque setting. We are proud to bring high profile and lesser-known artists, songwriters, and bands together to perform in intimate settings, including expansive tents, a historic church, and courtyard venues at local restaurants.

At SFF, we have a long-standing history of cultivating a listening venue atmosphere, combined with a deep understanding that folks need to have a good time. Attendees can expect a unique and transformative festival experience beyond fantastic live music. Performers include John Craigie, Katie Pruitt, Darlingside, Donna The Buffalo, Gina Chavez, Seth Walker, Beth Wood and many others.

The festival features 7 stages all over town, including Sisters Art Works, Village Green, the Open Door, Oliver Lemon‘s, The Belfry, Sisters Depot and Sisters Saloon.

3-Day All Events Passes and Single-Day Tickets are now on sale for the 2023 Sisters Folk Festival, Sept 29 - Oct 1.

3-Day All Events Pass: $225 adult ($85 youth)
Single-Day Tickets -
Friday: $85 adult ($35 youth)
Saturday: $130 adult ($60 youth)
Sunday: $70 adult ($30 youth)
Sunday
1
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
1
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
1
Cafe Artichoke Live
2:00 PM
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Cafe Artichoke Live concert, $15, show: 2 pm (doors open at 1:30).

Skillful musicians and vocalists, "A Fine Mess" perform Irish, Scottish and American folk music with occasional rock, blues and country favorites. Most of all, this group is fun.

Beer, wine, soft drinks, and light snacks are available for purchase in the café.
Sunday
1
The Community Music Center
2:00 PM
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Our Portland, Oregon Filk/Folk Song Circles will be held on the first Sunday of each month beginning October 1, 2023.

Open at 1:30 pm for setup
Start singing at 2:00 pm
End & pack up at 5:00 pm
MUST be out by 5:30 pm

There will be a $5 per person donation for the event liability insurance required by the Portland Parks & Recreation District.

This is NOT a food event. If you bring your own snacks or non-alcoholic drinks, you MUST consume it in the designated area away from the circle.


Sunday
1
Artichoke Community Music via Zoom
2:00 PM
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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. Previous musical experience and skill are not required. Just bring your curiosity and willingness to unleash your creativity. For the foreseeable future classes meet online. If you are interested in joining the workshops, email us.
Sunday
1
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
1
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
1
Cafe Artichoke Live
7:30 PM
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Uke can‘t touch this! Award-winning singer/songwriter Victoria Vox is a one-woman show, with looped ukulele, bass effects, and mouth trumpet, $15, show at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7).
Sunday
1
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Album Release Party! Early show - 8 pm start (doors open at 7), 21+, $17. Full band featuring Jenny Conlee, Jesse Emerson, Jon Neufeld, Rachel Blumberg, Chet Lyster and Kathryn Claire. Minus 5 maestro Scott McCaughey and Peter Buck of R.E.M. are joining us for some very special selections. The fabulous ASHLEIGH FLYNN & THE RIVETERS open the show. ‘Sending Up Flares‘, the fourth record from Casey Neill & The Norway Rats, is the sound of a band rallying together, turning the genre-bending range of its influences into the group‘s most cohesive, cathartic album yet. Created amidst chaos and uncertainty, these songs offer a lifeline of stories about resolve, resilience, and wonder.
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