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Old Time Music [clear filter]
Friday, May 25
 

3:00pm PDT

Squirrel Butter
Americana with Charmaine Slaven & Charlie Beck

Performers
SB

Squirrel Butter

Squirrel Butter, husband and wife duo of Charlie Beck & Charmaine Slaven, started performing together after meeting at a music festival in 2005. Sharing a deep love of traditional music, they explore the genres of old-time, early bluegrass, blues, country, & cajun while adding their... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Wink at the Moon with Craig Wolfe Caller
Toe Tapping Dance Tunes!

Performers
WA

Wink at the Moon with Craig Wolfe, Caller

Wink at the Moon is comprised of three northwest music teachers, Terry Wergeland, Stuart Williams and Sarah Comer.


Friday May 25, 2018 6:00pm - 6:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Saturday, May 26
 

11:00am PDT

Sound Crossing with Mike Richardson Caller
Lively Contras Northwest Flavor

Performers
SC

Sound Crossing with Mike Richardson, Caller

Sound Crossing members have been playing music in a number of bands for Seattle contra dances for over 20 years. They "found" each other a little over a year ago, and have merged their backgrounds in Old-Time, Celtic, Scandinavian and original fiddle tunes for an exciting and beautiful... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:00pm PDT

Intro to Appalachian Flatfooting
With Charmaine Slaven

Performers
IT

Intro to Appalachian Flatfooting

Originally from Stevensville MT, Charmaine Slaven moved to the Seattle area in 2000 and she fell in love with old time music and dance at the 2005 Portland Old Time Gathering. There, she met The Tallboys and started performing with them, flatfooting and then playing guitar, and with... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Theatre 4 - Dance Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Double P Duo
Father, Daugther Guitar & Violin

Performers
DP

Double P Duo

The double P duo is a father daughter duo consisting of Kevin and Pearl Connor. The duo draws it's repertoire from old time, swing and the Suzuki violin books presenting a mix of classical and vintage music. Pearl is a 3rd grade student at Seattle Thurgood Marshall Elementary. She... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Dismal Nitch Revelers with Amy Carrol Caller
Local Old-time Dance Band

Performers
DN

Dismal Nitch Revelers with Amy Carrol, Caller

Dismal Nitch Revelers are a group of old-time music lovers from right here in Western WA. We have been playing together for two years. We have jammed together or known each other for more years but decided it would be fun to give being a band a try. So here we are- doing our very... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 6:00pm - 6:50pm PDT
Armory Loft 3- Dance Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Sunday, May 27
 

12:00pm PDT

Crow Valley String Band with Joe Micheals Caller
NW Grown Trad Music

Performers
CV

Crow Valley String Band with Joe Micheals, Caller

The Crow Valley String Band is a family of musicians (Tashi, Kaj, Rachel and Jim) from Orcas Island that perform a variety of original and traditional music that cut across several genres from Bluegrass to Quebecois. With a varying combination of fiddle, mandolin, guitar, upright... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

12:30pm PDT

Squirrel Butter
Americana with Charmaine Slaven & Charlie Beck

Performers
SB

Squirrel Butter

Squirrel Butter, husband and wife duo of Charlie Beck & Charmaine Slaven, started performing together after meeting at a music festival in 2005. Sharing a deep love of traditional music, they explore the genres of old-time, early bluegrass, blues, country, & cajun while adding their... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

The Mossbacks
Seattle's Old-Time Youngsters

Performers
TM

The Mossbacks

The Mossbacks are an old-time band who have been playing together for more than two years. Important influences on the band members are Phil and Vivian Williams and Stuart Williams. The Mossbacks were formed partly with help from Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons.


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:45pm PDT

The Bow Weevils
Teen Old Time Band

Performers
TB

The Bow Weevils

We're a teen band from Olympia, Washington and we love to play old time music. Our band members include Anna (12), Ruby (14), Hatcher (15), Rizley (16), and Ellie (15). We play original as well as traditional fiddle tunes, as well as songs and ballads. We play for concerts, square... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:45pm - 3:15pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:30pm PDT

$4 Shoe
Satisfies the most fastidious

Performers
4S

$4 Shoe

Tom and Morgan formed $4 Shoe so they could tell all their friends that they're in a band. Turns out to be a good way to sing songs, play tunes, and spend weekends at folk festivals with other people who say they're in bands.


Sunday May 27, 2018 3:30pm - 4:05pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:20pm PDT

Kate & Charmaine
Old-timey Duets & Tunes

Performers
KA

Kate & Charmaine

Kate Lichtenstein (Barn Owls) & Charmaine Slaven (Tallboys & Squirrel Butter) have joined forces to create this dynamic duo, focusing on traditional songs and tunes from early America.


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:20pm - 5:00pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:40pm PDT

Leonard Podolak
Trad

Performers
LP

Leonard Podolak

Leonard Podolak has been playing traditional music professionally for over 25 years. He founded the Duhks after being influenced by a generation of fabulous musicians he was exposed to at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Along with touring and recording with A variety of groups from North... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:40pm - 5:10pm PDT
Folklife Café 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Crow Valley String Band
NW Grown Trad Music

Performers
CV

Crow Valley String Band

The Crow Valley String Band is a family of musicians (Tashi, Kaj, Rachel and Jim) from Orcas Island that perform a variety of original and traditional music that cut across several genres from Bluegrass to Quebecois. With a varying combination of fiddle, mandolin, guitar, upright... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Unstrung Geezers
Old Guys, Older Music

Performers
UG

Unstrung Geezers

Ramon began playing NWFL in 1993 in Fiddlers Showcase, Al began playing NWFL in 2000 with Ramon in Farr and Away. We have endeavored to play here every year since. Together we have played many other festivals, gigs and contests in Washington, Montana, Wyoming and Nevada. We enjoy... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:45pm PDT

Sarah Comer
Old Time Fiddle Tunes.

Performers
SC

Sarah Comer

We've spent nearly the last 20 years learning and playing fiddle tunes with every old fiddler we could find, and it seems to be paying off: we closer to being an old fiddler with every passing year. Sarah teaches old time music and dance across Pierce and King County, and directs... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 6:45pm - 7:15pm PDT
Back Porch Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:05pm PDT

High Waisted Ramblers with Gabe Strand Caller
Chimacums' Own


Sunday May 27, 2018 8:05pm - 9:00pm PDT
Armory Loft 3- Dance Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:10pm PDT

Ferry Bound
Fiddle Tunes from Everywhere

Performers
FB

Ferry Bound

Johnny "JJ" Jewell and Andy have been scratchin' out fiddle tunes together for 20 years. They have played various dances and concerts over the years together and with other musicians. They are joined by Jeff Hay on Bass to give Ferry Bound a fuller richer sound. Although rooted in... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 8:10pm - 9:00pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Monday, May 28
 

11:00am PDT

Al and Cathy
Autoharp Guitar Vocal Duets

Performers
AA

Al and Cathy

Al is a guitar pro and sings the songs your grandpa sang to you. Cathy is 2005 international autoharp champion, and lives for harmony. They join together for sweet and lovely duets with maybe a little virtuosity here and there.


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:40am PDT

Elsa and Jeff Hay
Banjo Songs with Birds

Performers
EA

Elsa and Jeff Hay

Elsa and Jeff met playing old-time music together more than 10 years ago and and here now to play music for you!


Monday May 28, 2018 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:30pm PDT

ROSCOE'S GONE
Southern String Band

Performers
RG

ROSCOE'S GONE

Roscoe's Gone members have played southern string music for more than 30 years, and have lived and performed in the South in local bands and fiddlers conventions, and like to make up southern fiddle tunes from time to time.


Monday May 28, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109