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January-February Local Lore is Out!

For those of you who receive a paper copy - well, you already know that the January-February Local Lore is out, and it is an issue full of good stuff. 

Profiles of the PFS concert series guest artists, of course. A look at some books exploring pop music over the last 40 years. An article about Astoria's annual Fisher Poets gathering. A piece about the Portland Folk Festival. A delightful description of some of his time in Ireland by David Ingerson. How to be at an open mic event. A song. And more! It's an outstanding issue.

And, you can read the current issue, and back issues, on this site under the Resources menu!
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Annual Members Meeting
Cecilia Eng at Annual Meeting 2020

Thanks to everyone who helped put on the PFS Annual Members Meeting today (January 18); that includes those who helped with invitations, logistics, food, and the 15 members who each sang one song for us. We promised good food, good music and plenty of both, and it seemed like the forty plus people who came thought the meeting delivered both of those. 

Next year: more of the 
same, in a bigger venue!

Singtime Frolics Registration

This year's Singtime Frolics will be March 27-29, 2020, and registration is now open

We're delighted to have Beth Woods as our special guest artist.

"Beth Wood is a musical triple-threat a thoughtful songwriter and talented multi-instrumentalist with a supple, soulful voice."  --Washington Post 

Click to find out all about this year's Singtime Frolics.

Elsewhere on the site

Check out the Events menu to find about Concerts, Song Circles and other PFS events. 

This week's concerts are on the right, but there is much more on the Events Calendar, the most complete interactive listing of folk events in the Portland area. 

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Upcoming Events

Since 1976, Portland FolkMusic Society 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, from 60’s protest folk to contemporary singer-songwriters.

PFS is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. 

Portland Folkmusic Society
P.O. Box 1448
Portland, OR 97207-1448

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