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Portland FolkMusic Society


Allison de Groot + Tatiana Hargreaves

You gotta love these two young women.

They are totally respectful of the traditions around the songs they sing. A lot of modern bluegrass players jazz up the old music, and that's fine too, but these two could have sat down with the Carter Family and felt right at home.

They play lots of instrumentals, but this song, Beaufort County Jail, features Tatiana's pure country voice. She is playing banjo here, but if you look on the internet, you'll usually see her playing a five-string fiddle. It turns out that five-string fiddles aren't particularly rare - that extra string lets the fiddler get some low notes that wouldn't be possible otherwise. 

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Sauvie Island Jubilee

Described as a “free, family friendly event and we will have a house folk band with lots of opportunities for other folk musicians to sit in with the band and play around the festival.” September 28, 10AM-5PM. Find out more and RSVP: Sauvie Island Jubilee  

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Since 1976, PFS has been active preserving, presenting and promoting folk music and arts in the greater Portland Oregon area. PFS sponsors song circles, concerts, workshops and retreats, and helps its members and the whole community pass the word around about folk music events, from old time ballads to sea shanties, and 60’s protest folk to contemporary singer-songwriters.

Portland FolkMusic Society

P.O. Box 1448

Portland, OR 97207-1448

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