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Friday, May 25
 

11:00am PDT

Miss Charlotte's Tunes for Tots
Toe-tappin' Tunes for Tinies!

Performers
MC

Miss Charlotte's Tunes for Tots

Toe-tappin' Tunes for Tinies!


Friday May 25, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Saturday, May 26
 

11:00am PDT

Tumbleweed Learns a Tune-Colman’s March
With Mimi Geibel

Performers
TL

Tumbleweed Learns a Tune-Colman’s March

For anyone who wants to get this classic jamming tune under their belt. Geared for beginning strummers and beg./int. tune pickers. Key of D


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Armory Loft 4- Music Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:00pm PDT

Harmony Singing
John Palmes

Performers
HS

Harmony Singing

John Palmes sings and plays mostly guitar and fiddle. A folk musician from Juneau Alaska, John is featured on National Public Radio for his songwriting and playing the Appalachian mouthbow. He is a regular performer at the Alaska Folk Festival, Northwest Folklife Festival and the... Read More →


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

2:00pm PDT

Arranging for solo voice and guitar with from a songwriting perspective.
Forty-five Years on Stage

Performers
AF

Arranging for solo voice and guitar with from a songwriting perspective.

VETERAN SINGER-SONGWRITER, DAVID MALONEY, HAS PERFORMED ALL OVER THE COUNTRY SINCE THE 1970S. HIS RICH MIX OF ORIGINAL SONGS COVER A WIDE VARIETY OF THEMES AND STYLES. HIS WARM AND FRIENDLY STAGE PRESENCE HAS BEEN ENJOYED BY NORTH-WESTERNERS OF ALL AGES AND HE CONTINUES TO WRITE THOUGHTFUL... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:00pm - 3:20pm PDT
Armory Loft 4- Music Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:30pm PDT

Autoharp Playing Styles for Old-time, Celtic, Folk and Original Music
Play Versatile Beautiful Autoharp

Performers
AP

Autoharp Playing Styles for Old-time, Celtic, Folk & Original Music

Cathy has performed and taught autoharp for 25 years locally, nationally, and internationally. She won the International Autoharp Championship in Winfield, KS, in 2005, founded and has taught at the Seattle Autoharp Week for 12 years, has taught and performed at the Ozark Folk Center... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 3:30pm - 4:50pm PDT
Armory Loft 4- Music Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Music Theory, learning the magical, mystical language of music
With Birgit Ages & Philip Ages

Performers
MT

Music Theory, learning the magical, mystical language of music

in the Pacific northwest for 30 years. Performed at Northwest Folklife for the last 28 years. International Folkdance music. promoter and Coordinator of events for music in the Pacific Northwest


Saturday May 26, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Armory Loft 4- Music Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Diatonic Button Accordion
With Kory Tideman

Performers
DB

Diatonic Button Accordion

Kory Tideman has been playing diatonic accordion for 45 years. He has lead a workshop at the Leavenworth Accordion Celebration and is thrilled to host a workshop at the Northwest Folklife Festival. Come join this workshop for an overview of the diatonic accordion, history, styles... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Armory Loft 4- Music Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:00am PDT

Play the Didgeridoo!
With Doug Bridges and Ted Hunter

Performers
PT

Play the Didgeridoo!

Doug Bridges and Ted Hunter are musicians and teachers who have been performing and instructing on the Didgeridoo for over 22 years throughout the Pacific NW, Alaska, California and beyond. Doug is also a craft artist who has made made didgeridoos out of NW woods and synthetic materials... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:20pm PDT
Armory Loft 4- Music Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:30pm PDT

Greathart's Ukulele Sing-along!
With Mel Greathart

Performers
GU

Greathart's Ukulele Sing Along!

Melanie Greathart is classically-trained in performance and general obnoxiousness, and currently leads the Ted Brown Uke an’ Play circle every Wednesday from 6:30-7:45, and the Ukulele Sing-along at the Northwest Folklife Festival. The ukulele is for everyone, and Mel introduces... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 12:30pm - 1:50pm PDT
Armory Loft 4- Music Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Pamela Mortenson
Powerhouse Worldbeat Didgeridoo

Performers
PM

Pamela Mortenson

Hi, I’m Pam. I play didgeridoo. Together, the didges and I tell all kinds of stories from beats of the urban streets to tales of the modern day forest-wandering shaman to lyrical songs of the cosmic divine. I love hanging out in a variety of worlds and letting that inspire the music... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Beginning Western Swing Guitar
With Patrice Webb

Performers
BW

Beginning Western Swing Guitar

Patrice Webb is a singer songwriter who resides in Sandpoint Idaho. Patrice’s songs tell of the lives of those who’s stories make up the vibrant tapestry known as “Americana”. These are songs that are sung in a voice full of poignancy and humor and are described as “snapshots... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Armory Loft 4- Music Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar
With Kory Tideman

Performers
HS

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar

Kory Tideman has been playing Slack Key since 1979- his first real foray into finger-styles. He has played at various Hawaiian festivals in the Pacific Northwest and have played with Led Kaapama. Ozzie Kotani and others. Come join this workshop for an overview of the Hawaiian Slack... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Armory Loft 4- Music Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

How to Play the Native American Flute
With Peter Ali - Native Flutist

Performers
HT

How to Play the Native American Flute

With Peter Ali - Native Flutist


Sunday May 27, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Seattle Hand Drummers Present Kommon Unity
Energetic Hand Drumming

Performers
SH

Seattle Hand Drummers Present Kommon Unity

Kommon Unity is a Seattle Hand Drummers Performance group. Members, Nathan Collins, Ken Duhe, Spirit Windwalker Jeffrey Slavens and Aziz Marani are SHD Core members and have been playing together for many years. Kommon Unity is about community. Community is what we love best. In fact... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

Emerald City Songwriter Circles
Come Share Your Songs!

Performers
EC

Emerald City Songwriter Circles

Anyone can come play an original song!  With hosts: Wes Weddell, Nick Droz, Nancy K. Dillon, Nelson Wright, Bhaj Townsend, Leslie Braly, Olivia Claire, Brad Warren, and Steve Wacker. 


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Armory Loft 4- Music Workshops 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
 
Monday, May 28
 

11:00am PDT

1000 Cellos
With Karen Fardal, Morven Balmidiano and Karen Helseth

Performers
1C

1000 Cellos

Whether you are a cello student, a cello teacher, a member of a community orchestra, a member of the Seattle Symphony, Yo Yo Ma or a cellist without a formal affiliation, you are invited to join this exciting one-time event bringing together Seattle cellists to perform in a Northwest... Read More →


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

11:00am PDT

Music of the Northwest Presents Music Together
With Monica Allen and Janice Gockel

Performers
MO

Music of the Northwest Presents Music Together

Our mission is to provide the highest quality music and movement experiences to as many young children as possible and to involve their parents and other adult caregivers, including early childhood professionals.All of our teachers have successfully completed Music Together’s training... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:30pm PDT

Beginning Hammer Dulcimer
With Rick Fogel

Performers
BH

Beginning Hammer Dulcimer

In 1975, Rick first learned to build and play the dulcimer in Charlottesville, Virginia, after receiving a masters degree in nuclear physics. He has since founded the Whamdiddle Dulcimer Company, built hundreds of dulcimers, performed and taught workshops at the Augusta Heritage Center... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 12:30pm - 1:50pm PDT
Armory Loft 4- Music Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Emerald City Songwriter Circles
Come Share Your Songs!

Performers
EC

Emerald City Songwriter Circles

Anyone can come play an original song!  With hosts: Wes Weddell, Nick Droz, Nancy K. Dillon, Nelson Wright, Bhaj Townsend, Leslie Braly, Olivia Claire, Brad Warren, and Steve Wacker. 


Monday May 28, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Armory Loft 4- Music Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109