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Traditional North American Folk Music [clear filter]
Friday, May 25
 

5:00pm PDT

Protest Songs
Lisa Stiller

Performers
PS

Protest Songs

Lisa has been a protester for almost 50 years across the country.


Friday May 25, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Sing Like Pete Seeger Liked
With Rick Harlan

Performers
SL

Sing Like Pete Seeger Liked

Rick Harlan loves this festival! Rick has been to just about every Folklife Festival since it started, often performing or volunteering in some way. Rick loves to sing and to get people singing; he says singing good songs together is needed now more than ever! He is also:Originator... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 6:00pm - 6:50pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

Seattle Song Circle
With Bruce Baker

Performers
SS

Seattle Song Circle

Seattle Song Circle and RainyCamp is an a product of the 2nd Folklife Festival when the early founders wanted the event to last all year long. So it started a tradition that is carried on every Sunday evening. The camp is a full weekend of workshops and sings held at the end of January... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Saturday, May 26
 

1:00pm PDT

Sing-Out Hootenanny Jam
With Rick Harlan

Performers
SH

Sing-Out Hootenanny Jam

Rick Harlan loves this festival! Rick has been to just about every Folklife Festival since it started, often performing or volunteering in some way. Rick loves to sing and to get people singing; he says that singing good songs together is needed now--more than ever! He is also the... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Boeing Green 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:30pm PDT

NORTH BY WEST
Northwest Coast Shanties

Performers
NB

NORTH BY WEST

The group's been together for 15 years, but have sung individually for more like 50 each. All originally from Vancouver; one now in Langley BC and three in Princeton BC, site of the Traditional Music Festival. Two of the group have been singing at Folklife since 1975.


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 4:50pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:30pm PDT

Pete Seeger Sing Along
With Peter McKee, Ellen Van Der Hoeven, Jean Geiger, Lou Truskoff and Tom Rawson

Performers
PS

Pete Seeger Sing Along

Those of use who have lead the annual Pete Seeger Sing Along at the Cornish Courtyard stage agree that it is the highlight of our various other performances at Folklife. Let's keep this tradition strong.


Saturday May 26, 2018 5:30pm - 6:20pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:00am PDT

Sky in the Road
Angel Grit, Earth Harmony

Performers
SI

Sky in the Road

Daniel Rhiger, Rahmana Wiest and Olivia Duffy write and perform songs in that magical place where heaven meets earth, the blend of ethereal and rhythmic, of eternal and temporal - where the Sky meets the Road.Sky in the Road performs all over the Western United States and has 6 CDs... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:30pm PDT

Bold Raftsmen - Log Driving Songs
With Mary Garvey

Performers
BR

Bold Raftsmen - Log Driving Songs

Mary Garvey has put out several cds with northwest or labor themes and will have cds available for purchase. The CDs, and this workshop are collaborative efforts with very active PNW singers, who lead shanty sings, have written songs, perform in choirs and choruses. There is a lot... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 12:30pm - 1:20pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

JON BARTLETT and RIKA RUEBSAAT
BC & Other Traditional

Performers
JB

JON BARTLETT and RIKA RUEBSAAT

Active singers & scholars of traditional Canadian song since 1968. 4 CDs of same. 2 CDs west coast shanties, I CD-ROM of 16 30 min. radio shows of Canadian traditional music. Life Members of Vancouver Folk Song Society; Founders & organizers of Princeton Traditional Music Festival... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:45pm PDT

Clallam County
Original Traditional Folk Americana

Performers
CC

Clallam County

Clallam County has been playing our original, traditional and delusional folk/Americana music with a political edge since 1980. We are proud to be known as "Seattle's Slowest Rising Folk Group".


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
Trad Stage 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:10pm PDT

Sing Your Heart Out!
With Rick Harlan

Performers
SY

Sing Your Heart Out!

Rick Harlan loves this festival! Rick has been to just about every Folklife Festival since it started, often performing or volunteering in some way. Rick loves to sing and to get people singing; he says singing good songs together is needed now more than ever! He is also:Originator... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 6:10pm - 7:00pm PDT
Armory Loft 4- Music Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:30pm PDT

Baby Gramps
TBD

Performers
BG

Baby Gramps

Baby Gramps mixes the myth-making mystique of a traveling troubadour of the past with an incredible array of musical influences ranging from the blues, folk, country, jazz, ragtime, and sea shanties. He toured abroad as part of the Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Monday, May 28
 

11:00am PDT

Tapsalteerie with Gwen Rousseau Caller
Playing contras since 1567.

Performers
TW

Tapsalteerie with Gwen Rousseau, Caller

We're musicians from Seattle who love to play at nearby contradances. We enjoy dancing out on the floor as well. For more information, go to Tapsalteerie.com.


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109