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Friday, May 25
 

11:00am PDT

Seattle Collaborative Contra Band with Claire Takemori Caller
Clap! Stomp! Whoop! Dance!

Performers
SC

Seattle Collaborative Contra Band with Claire Takemori, Caller

We are a community contra dance band directed by Sarah Comer. The band creates a gateway for musicians who would like to develop and learn the necessary skills to play for dancers in a collaborative and supportive environment. If you are interested in joining, please see any of us... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:00pm PDT

Dog Paw with Emily Faulkner Caller
Contradancing With The Stars

Performers
DP

Dog Paw with Emily Faulkner, Caller

Dog Paw appears nightly at their home in Spokane. Sally Jablonsky, bilingual fiddler since birth, is a wicked old time fiddler, and she plays jigs! Her dad, Eugene Jablonsky, Spokane’s go-to bassist, plays everything on bass and guitar—jazz, western swing, tango, classical, Broadway... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Clare, Amy and friends with Sherry Nevins Caller
Dances for All Ages

Performers
CA

Clare, Amy and friends with Sherry Nevins, Caller

Clare and Amy love sharing tunes with friends. They don't remember how long they've played together, but they know it's always fun. It's especially fun when the friends we play with are members of our own families. Ruthie our fiddler is Amy's daughter.


Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

1:00pm PDT

Pinehurst Express with Valerie Cohen Caller
Local Contra and More!

Performers
PE

Pinehurst Express with Valerie Cohen, Caller

Traditional contra from the Pinehurst Ridge of NE Seattle.


Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Halibut with Marlin Prowell Caller
Lively, New Young Contra-band

Performers
HW

Halibut with Marlin Prowell, Caller

Halibut is Abigail Hobart on fiddle and Sam Vogt on guitar and banjo. Both musicians hail from PNW cities, Bellingham and Portland respectively, and grew up playing traditional music in their local communities. Upon meeting at a music potluck in 2010, Sam gave Abigail mandolin lessons... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:15pm PDT

Bavarian Beer Garden Band
The Rockin' Polka Band

Performers
BB

Bavarian Beer Garden Band

They're not Grandpa's Polka Band -- they're THE Rockin' Polka Band! The Bavarian Beer Garden Band (BBGB) is a uniquely Northwest festival band with an attitude and a twist. They wear traditional Bavarian Alpen costumes and play music that ranges from traditional European Alpline to... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

3:00pm PDT

Small Pleasures with LauraMe' Smith Caller
Northwest and Yankee Music

Performers
SP

Small Pleasures with LauraMe' Smith, Caller

Since 1996 Vivian Williams (longstanding scholar of NW dance music traditions, and currently Sr-Sr Fiddle Champion of the US) and Phil Katz (contra dance musician since 1979 w/ musical roots in New Hampshire), have made our goal to bring together the traditional music of the Northwest... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:15pm PDT

Eckstein Middle School Sr. Jazz Band
Participatory Swing Dance

Performers
EM

Eckstein Middle School Sr. Jazz Band

Eckstein is from Seattle Washington. We have a strong arts program and very involved in our community.


Friday May 25, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

4:15pm PDT

Nathan Hale High School Jazz Band
Swing Dance Big Band

Performers
NH

Nathan Hale High School Jazz Band

Nathan Hale High School Jazz Band comes from North Seattle and is part of the Seattle School District. The Hale music program offers a wide variety of music ensemble and classes which include: drum line, concert orchestra, chamber orchestra, concert choir, piano lab, wind ensemble... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:15pm - 5:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

5:00pm PDT

Coriolis with Laurel Thomas Caller
A Force of Nature!

Performers
CW

Coriolis with Laurel Thomas, Caller

The members of Coriolis are veterans of the Portland Megaband and many other groups. Together, they have over 60 years combined experience playing for contradances.


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

5:15pm PDT

GARFIELD HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Contemporary Big Band Swing

Performers
GH

GARFIELD HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBNLE

The Garfield Jazz Ensemble has won every major competition on the west coast of the United States. In February 2017, it was named the “Outstanding Festival Band” at the prestigious Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival for an unprecedented eighth time. In 2011, it was named the ‘Outstanding... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 5:15pm - 6:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

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

7:00pm PDT

History through Blues Dance
With Ari Levitt

Performers
HT

History through Blues Dance

Ari is well-known for his fun, energetic, and delightful classes that can't help but inspire students with a love and passion for dance.  He has been teaching and performing nationally, and internationally for over 25 years; is the co-founder and director of "Waltz Week in Vienna... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 7:00pm - 7:15pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

7:00pm PDT

Red Crow with John Gallagher Caller
Groovin' Contra Dance music

Performers
RC

Red Crow with John Gallagher, Caller

Red Crow is named in honor of a Black Feet first nations chief. The band members have played together in various forms since the 1970's. We have play for fund raising events, Contra dances and Folklife. We were a band to play the Chehalis Dance Camp in British Columbia in 2011.


Friday May 25, 2018 7:00pm - 7:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:15pm PDT

Two Scoops Combo!
Foot-Stomping Boogie Piano Songster

Performers
TS

Two Scoops Combo!

Eric “Two Scoops” Moore, "Seattle's own version of New Orleans' Dr. John" (Seattle Times) has been pounding pianos since age 5. He spent years touring & recording with Chicago Blues veterans at clubs & festivals in 36 states, 12 countries, 3 continents. Eric has released 10 critically... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 7:15pm - 8:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

8:00pm PDT

History through Blues Dance
With Ari Levitt

Performers
HT

History through Blues Dance

Ari is well-known for his fun, energetic, and delightful classes that can't help but inspire students with a love and passion for dance.  He has been teaching and performing nationally, and internationally for over 25 years; is the co-founder and director of "Waltz Week in Vienna... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 8:00pm - 8:15pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

8:00pm PDT

Swamp Soul Cajun Band
Dance music from Louisiana

Performers
SS

Swamp Soul Cajun Band

John Morris and Karen Kaser have traveled often to SW Louisiana to learn and dance to Cajun andZydeco music. Getting other musicians interested in playing this unique American music style waseasy. Swamp Soul Cajun Band has been playing dances, weddings and festivals in the Seattlearea... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 8:00pm - 8:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:15pm PDT

Bunny Holiday and the Highball Boys
Vintage Swing and Blues

Performers

Friday May 25, 2018 8:15pm - 9:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

8:50pm PDT

Learn to Cajun Dance
With MaryLee Lykes

Performers
LT

Learn to Cajun Dance

MaryLee Lykes has attended Folklife for 34 years. Her dance passion began at the Roadhouse - Contra Dancing. This led her to other partner dances. In 1992 she began Lykes To Dance - she teaches a variety of partner dance forms ~ she is passionate about Zydeco and Cajun dancing. She... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 8:50pm - 9:00pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

9:00pm PDT

History through Blues Dance
With Ari Levitt

Performers
HT

History through Blues Dance

Ari is well-known for his fun, energetic, and delightful classes that can't help but inspire students with a love and passion for dance.  He has been teaching and performing nationally, and internationally for over 25 years; is the co-founder and director of "Waltz Week in Vienna... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 9:00pm - 9:15pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

9:00pm PDT

Bayou Envie
New Generation Louisiana Music!

Performers
BE

Bayou Envie

Raised on Vashon by a musical family with deep southern roots, Louisiana music has always been central to the Salonen brothers. In Bayou Envie (Cajun French for Bayou Craving or Bayou Envy, depending on how you’re feeling) the brothers team up with zydeco veteran Kevin Kilmartin... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 9:00pm - 9:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

9:15pm PDT

Chassez
Ballroom Dancing, Especially Waltzes

Performers
C

Chassez

Ballroom Dancing, Especially Waltzes


Friday May 25, 2018 9:15pm - 10:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison
 
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

Northern Contraband with Amy Wimmer Caller
PNW Contra Dance Music

Performers
NC

Northern Contraband with Amy Wimmer, Caller

Northern Contraband has been playing for contra dances for over 8 years and has performed at Northwest Folklife 4 times now. The band is made up of experienced contra dance musicians, some members playing for dances for more than 35 years! We play high energy New England style music... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Cooper, Gillette & King with Rosemary Lach Caller
Musicians for English Country

Performers
CG

Cooper, Gillette & King with Rosemary Lach, Caller

We've been playing for English Country together & in other bands for over 20 years.


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

1:00pm PDT

Seattle Theatre Group
STG DANCE This

Performers
ST

Seattle Theatre Group

STG's signature dance program, the 20th Annual DANCE This Performance, brings together youth and adult performers from diverse communities for collaboration and to share their culture through the art of dance. Works from local and national artists highlights this region's vibrant... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

1:10pm PDT

Hungarian Folk Dance Workshop
Learn Basic Hungarian Dances

Performers
HF

Hungarian Folk Dance Workshop

Thanks to the Hungarian government’s Kőrösi Csoma Sándor program, we are thrilled to have Attila Ciceri in Seattle for the Sept. 2016-June 2017 period. Born in Serbia as a Hungarian national, Attila’s family escaped from the Yugoslavian war to Hungary when he was a young child... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:10pm - 2:40pm PDT
Theatre 4 - Dance Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Rosemary Lach & the Dancehall Players with Rosemary Lach Caller
English Country Dance Participatory

Performers
RL

Rosemary Lach & the Dancehall Players with Rosemary Lach, Caller

Rosemary Lach and The Dancehall Players have been calling and playing together for ECD events for 17 years in Victoria. The band plays regularly for the weekly dance and have played at the Vancouver, Victoria and Mayne Island balls as well as at the annual dance workshop in Victoria... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

AdVance with Jesse Partridge Caller
Hot Celtic Contra

Performers
AW

AdVance with Jesse Partridge, Caller

Brandon Vance plays it all--Scottish, Irish, American, swing, and classical. He's in regular demand all over the Northwest. Alex Sturbaum, of Countercurrent, Gallimaufry, Waxwings, and others, plays guitar and accordion--driving or mellow, depending. And Anita Anderson, of Bag o... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Kat Flows
Fun & Fierce Circus Arts

Performers
KF

Kat Flows

Kat Flows is a psychology student, artist, flow and fire performer, and hoop dance teacher. She has been studying flow and circus arts actively for about two years. She was drawn to it after watching a hooper and loved how free it looked. Kat loves to mix elements of various forms... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

The Musical Socks with Amy Carroll Caller
Live Dance Tunes Here

Performers
TM

The Musical Socks with Amy Carroll, Caller

The musical socks are students of Bonnie Zahnow. Their goal is to have fun playing old timey tunes.


Saturday May 26, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Theatre 4 - Dance Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:20pm PDT

Glo // Zobel
Tango Vocal Classics

Performers
GZ

Glo // Zobel

Glo // Zobel formed as a space to unpack and explore traditional tango classics in a living conversation with dancers and listeners alike. We are also excited to introduce the addition of Arturo Montano to lyrically enrich and deepen the melodies.


Saturday May 26, 2018 3:20pm - 4:05pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

4:00pm PDT

The Nettles with Kelsey Hartman Caller
Funky Fresh Folkadelic Frolic!

Performers
TN

The Nettles with Kelsey Hartman, Caller

Folkadelic. The Nettles propel contra dances with powerful melodies, wild improvisation and driving rhythms. With fiddle, guitar, bass, drums, and a phat groove, The Nettles draw from Irish and international music to American oldtime and rock, putting it all through their folkadelic... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:20pm PDT

The Rouge&Noir Tango Orchestra
Argentine Tango 1920-1960's.

Performers
TR

The Rouge&Noir Tango Orchestra

Founded in 2002 to play for Angentine Tango dancing, Folklife, and the Tango Ball. Players from the Puget Sound Area.


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:20pm - 5:05pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

5:00pm PDT

Seattle Swing Dance Club
West Coast Swing

Performers

Saturday May 26, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Armory Loft 3- Dance Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:20pm PDT

Mermelada: The Seattle Tango Jam
With Mike Chen, AJ Hicks, Shad Sharma and Chan Lu

Performers
MT

Mermelada: The Seattle Tango Jam

Mermelada: The Seattle Tango Jam, started as a once a month drop-in jam session for musicians interested in playing Argentine tango. About 4 years ago, Mike Chen started the group because he wanted to play Argentine tango music, so he invited friends that he knew were musicians and... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 5:20pm - 6:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

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

6:00pm PDT

Night Blooming Jasmine
Gypsy Swing from Montana!

Performers
NB

Night Blooming Jasmine

Night Blooming Jasmine has been performing Gypsy jazz and swing music in Montana since 2014, when mandolinist John Rosett invited classically-trained violinist Geoffrey Taylor and mysterious guitarist Jasper to fill in at a restaurant gig. The chemistry was great, and we started playing... Read More →


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

6:50pm PDT

Savoy Swing Club Performance Troupe
Lindy-Swing-Jazz Dance

Performers
SS

Savoy Swing Club Performance Troupe

The Savoy Swing Club was founded in 1993 and is celebrating their 25th anniversary. They are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting American dance styles from the 1920's - 1950's, especially Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, and vintage Jazz Dance. They have made... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 6:50pm - 7:00pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag
Next Generation Nordic Folk

Performers
SL

Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag

Young fiddlers in the Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag perform all over the Northwest, and have toured in Scandinavia in 2013 and 2017. We focus on performing great Nordic dance music, musicianship, ensemble, and technical skill on the fiddle. We learn all of our music by ear, including... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 7:00pm - 7:45pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

7:00pm PDT

The SpeakEasy Band
Prohibition Era Music 1919-34

Performers
TS

The SpeakEasy Band

Formed in 2004, SpeakEasy plays from authentic "stock arrangements" mostly from the 1920' and early '30s. These were commercially available orchestrations of popular music from that era. This is a recreation of the sound as it would have been heard from many dance bands around the... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 7:00pm - 7:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

Highball String Band with Tony Mates Caller
Can't Help But Dance!

Performers
HS

Highball String Band with Tony Mates, Caller

Highball String Band plays old time music that's easy on the ears and infectious for the feet. You can find them every month, fourth Sundays or thereabouts, at the Latona Pub in the Greenlake neighborhood. Alex MacLeod on fiddle, David Pearlstein on banjo, and Tom Collicott on gu... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 7:00pm - 7:55pm PDT
Armory Loft 3- Dance Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:00pm PDT

Seattle Spelmanslag
Music for Scandinavian Folkdancing

Performers
SS

Seattle Spelmanslag

We are an open group who play music for Scandinavian Folkdancing. We rehearse Sunday nights at the Swedish Club. We play for dances, pancake breakfasts and retirement homes. Anyone is welcome to join who plays an acoustic instrument.


Saturday May 26, 2018 8:00pm - 8:45pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

8:00pm PDT

InTentCity with Jacqui Grennan Caller
Groovin' Family Dance Music

Performers
IW

InTentCity with Jacqui Grennan, Caller

September of 2016 saw the birth of InTentCity. All of the band members are siblings and the fiddler, pianist, and guitarist were classically trained at a young age. Since starting contra last year we have energized dancers all along the Pacific seaboard and in a weekend event Atlanta... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 8:00pm - 8:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:05pm PDT

Woodchuck's Revenge with Susan Michaels Caller
Peppy Hillbilly Squaredance Tunes

Performers
WR

Woodchuck's Revenge with Susan Michaels, Caller

Fiddlers and life partners Jerry and Suzanne love playing driving old-time music to make people dance. Harley and Shera are a couple steeped in music, from Harley's stint with Bill Monroe and other storied players, to Shera's insatiable love for learning tunes on whatever instrument... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 8:05pm - 9:00pm PDT
Armory Loft 3- Dance Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:29pm PDT

Telugu Bharati
Indian Classical Fusion

Performers
TB

Telugu Bharati

Telugu Bharati is a fully volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the state of Washington and help promote sharing of language, literary, classical music and dance and cultural traditions of Telugu speaking people from southern part of India with the pacific... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 8:29pm - 8:39pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

9:00pm PDT

Smilin' Scandinavians
Polkas and Fun Dances

Performers
SS

Smilin' Scandinavians

The Smilin' Scandinavians began at Seattle's Cornish College of the Arts in 1995. Since that time they have risen through the ranks of polka music to become one of the country's top polka bands. In 2017 they were featured performers at the Southwest Polka Party in Las Vegas and their... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00pm - 9:45pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

9:00pm PDT

Little Deer with Lindsey Dono Caller
Tunes without the Brakes

Performers
LD

Little Deer with Lindsey Dono, Caller

Little Deer is an amalgamation of fiddle hurricane Audrey Knuth (The Free Raisins, The Gaslight Tinkers, Wake Up Robin), accordion powerhouse Alex Sturbaum (Gallimaufry, Countercurrent, the Waxwings), and Vashon guitarist Lawson Cannon. They play with great verve, energy, and ent... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00pm - 9:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:00am PDT

Les Fabulous Girls du Ouest Coast with David Kaynor Caller
Lively Ladies, Lively Contras

Performers
LF

Les Fabulous Girls du Ouest Coast with David Kaynor, Caller

We are a group of musicians and dancers who enjoy sharing our love of contra dancing with others.


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

11:00am PDT

Cowgirl's Dream
Western Swing with Accordion

Performers
CD

Cowgirl's Dream

Cowgirl’s Dream is the dream of singer/bass guitarist Kristi Nebel. The band specializes in western swing interspersed with the Americana songs of her husband, Steve Nebel, with a little bit of diversity in that you can’t really have an accordion in a band without a polka now... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:50am PDT

Country 2 Step
With Robert Seana and Karlen Huff

Performers
C2

Country 2 Step

Bob & Karlen teach a variety of partner dances in the Snoqualmie Valley area easrt of Seattle.Past performances and demos include the 2018 Garfield HS Winter Waltz at Benaroya Hall & 2017 Duvall Days.


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:50am - 12:00pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

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

12:00pm PDT

Three Chords and the Truth
Honky Tonk Dance Band

Performers
TC

Three Chords and the Truth

Three Chords Honky Tonk Dance Band is not just a diverse group of skilled professional tradesmen, (we are pals too), and restless enough to play fine couple-style dance music from the American popular Country&Western music tradition until the last lonely cow-person heads for the barn... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:10pm PDT

The Polka Guyz
Polka, Why Don'tcha!

Performers
TP

The Polka Guyz

We're an agglomeration of friends from various musical backgrounds that enjoy polka and related music.


Sunday May 27, 2018 12:10pm - 12:50pm PDT
Theatre 4 - Dance Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Seattle Fandango Project
Music, Dance: Veracruz, México

Performers
SF

Seattle Fandango Project

Seattle Fandango Project is a collective loosely formed around the idea of building community through participatory music, poetry, and dance native to the Veracruz region of Mexico with roots in baroque instruments, African rhythms, and indigenous oral expression. Each person brings... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

1:00pm PDT

Williams, Cahn, Ficcara & Levine with Noah Grunzweig Caller
Tunes We Recall


Sunday May 27, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Improper with Woody Lane Caller
Sax, Violins, Oh My!

Performers
IW

Improper with Woody Lane, Caller

Eric, Melissa, and Sean have been dancing and playing for contras for a combined total of several decades. They feel very grateful for having been able to learn from some of the greats of the contra dance scene, and find great joy in being able to contribute back to the contra dance... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

North City Rockers
Multi-Generational Hip Hop Crew

Performers
NC

North City Rockers

The North City Rockers are a Multi-Generational Hip Hop Crew composed of high energy B-boys, B-girls, Street Dancers, Graffiti Artists, MC'S, DJ'S, and Documentarians. NCR recently performed for Bumbershoot Music Festival, Seattle Children's Museum, Seattle Children's Festival, Make... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

​Israeli Dance
With Live Music by Orkestyr Farfeleh

Performers
ID

​Israeli Dance

Harvey & Marianne play myriad Jewish folk musics including Israeli, Klezmer, Yiddish song & theatre, & Eastern European & also various American & International & English country dance musics with several local bands including Orkestyr Farfeleh & The Klez Katz.Bernice Maslan first... Read More →


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

3:00pm PDT

Stuart Williams and his Sprouts with Claire Takemori Caller
Kids Play, You Dance

Performers
SW

Stuart Williams and his Sprouts with Claire Takemori, Caller

Stuart Williams is one of the foremost fiddle instructors in the Pacific Northwest, as well as a great show and dance fiddler. He has probably taught the traditional fiddling of this region to more folks than any other fiddle teacher. In his teaching he focuses on the styles of fiddling... Read More →


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

4:00pm PDT

Allspice
Music for International Folk-dancing

Performers
A

Allspice

Allspice has been playing for International Folk dancing and festivals for about 40 years.


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

4:00pm PDT

Nicholas Petrish
Nicholas Petrish Teaches Lindjo

Performers
NP

Nicholas Petrish

Nicholas Petrish is a principle dancer in the Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble and has been performing at Folklife since 1975.Nick was born and raised into a Croatian fishing family in Anacortes, WA. Nick not only plays the lijerica, he also builds them. For the last 28 years, Nick... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

4:00pm PDT

Touloulou
Cajun Dance Music

Performers
T

Touloulou

Touloulou has been together since 2013. Members include John Hurd on accordion, Karen England on fiddle, Steve Perry on fiddle, and Elena DeLisle on guitar. They share a love of Louisiana French music and play in a style that would have been right at home in house dances of 100 years... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:50pm PDT

Learn to Cajun Dance
With MaryLee Lykes

Performers
LT

Learn to Cajun Dance

MaryLee Lykes has attended Folklife for 34 years. Her dance passion began at the Roadhouse - Contra Dancing. This led her to other partner dances. In 1992 she began Lykes To Dance - she teaches a variety of partner dance forms ~ she is passionate about Zydeco and Cajun dancing. She... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 4:50pm - 5:00pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Folk Voice Band
International Folk Dances Music

Performers
FV

Folk Voice Band

Duo, Trio or EnsembleScandinavian, Continental, Balkan or International We are as versatile with our music as we are with our instrumentation!Folk Voice Band can provide anything from a listening program, to a full dance band sound. Instruments include but are not limited to Accordion... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 5:00pm - 5:45pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

5:00pm PDT

Folichon Cajun Band
Mashdown Cajun Dance Music

Performers
FC

Folichon Cajun Band

The ever-evolving "Greater Folichon Co-Prosperity Sphere" sprang from the Seattle Cajun jam experience, beginning in the mid-1990s. The Folichon name was applied in about 1996 when Tim Parker, TEd Granger and Karen England play their first gig. It has grown and shrunk ever since with... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

La Famille Leger with Suzanne Girardot, Caller
Acadian-powered Kitchen-party Music

Performers
LF

La Famille Leger

Born of a time when family and friends would gather in the warmth of the kitchens of Québec and New Brunswick to play tunes together, La Famille Léger keeps that rich tradition vitally alive. The Légers play the dancing music of French Canada - the music handed down through generations... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 6:00pm - 6:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Peckin' Out Dough with Joanna Stodden Caller
We Love to Play.

Performers
PO

Peckin' Out Dough with Joanna Stodden, Caller

Peckin' Out Dough formed about 2010 when Tony and Catherine and Brigid asked David Cahn to play bass with us; he said, how about fiddle? We said sure, what the heck. So then we had Emily Orling playing bass with us, but she moved away, so we asked Carmen, and he said yes. We're all... Read More →


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

7:00pm PDT

Osem i Devet
Balkan Folk Dance Band

Performers
OI

Osem i Devet

Michael and David, Mary and Dragi, all have long histories of performing material from the Balkans. Dragi was a radio soloist in his native country of Macedonia. Mary studied in the Balkans and has shared her knowledge, over the years, directing choirs and creating community events... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:00pm - 7:45pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

7:00pm PDT

The Euphemists with Susan Petrick Caller
Big Brass from Portland

Performers
TE

The Euphemists with Susan Petrick, Caller

The Euphemists — not your ordinary contra dance band. Yes, fiddle and piano (Alan Snyder and Dave Goldman), flute and whistle (Paula Hamlin) and guitar (Jerry Nelson). Yes, Celtic, Québécois, and old-time tunes. But did you expect two saxophones and a trombone (Kaye Blesener... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:00pm - 7:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:00pm PDT

Atlas Stringband with Alex MacLeod Caller
Extra Strength Stringband Music

Performers
AS

Atlas Stringband with Alex MacLeod, Caller

Atlas Stringband has been playing together in the Northwest for dances and shows since about 2005. While there have been some roster changes over the years, the core principle of playing rocking old-time southern music has stayed consistent. Atlas is equally comfortable playing for... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:00pm - 7:55pm PDT
Armory Loft 3- Dance Workshops 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:00pm PDT

Waltz Lesson
With Jodi Fleischman and Dean Paton

Performers
WL

Waltz Lesson

With Jodi Fleischman and Dean Paton


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

8:00pm PDT

Kef
Balkan Dance Music

Performers
K

Kef

Kef plays dance music of Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania and Greece in the style of the great Macedonian brass bands of the '60s and '70s. Hailing from Eugene, Oregon, the group began in 2006 and has been playing for dancers and listening audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

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

9:00pm PDT

Waltz Lesson
With Jodi Fleischman and Dean Paton

Performers
WL

Waltz Lesson

With Jodi Fleischman and Dean Paton


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

9:00pm PDT

Trio Tsuica
Romania, the Balkans, and Beyond

Performers
TT

Trio Tsuica

Trio Tsuica plays café and dance music from Romania, Hungary, and nearby countries. The group began in 2010 with three musicians on violin, accordion, and cimbalom—the hammered dulcimer’s extra-large, east-central European cousin. In need of a firm foundation, we eventually added... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:00pm - 9:45pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

9:10pm PDT

Valse Café Orchestra
Waltzing Without Matilda

Performers
VC

Valse Café Orchestra

Seattle’s Valse Café Orchestra coalesced in 1999 with a singular goal: to win the hearts of good dancers with post-modern renditions of dance hall classics. As the ensemble evolved and its popularity grew, it delved into realms of musical theater and performance art, and today... Read More →


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

11:00am PDT

Zydeco Rex
Hot Louisiana Dance Music

Performers
ZR

Zydeco Rex

Zydeco Rex is born from the last 25 years of zydeco and music in Seattle. Its members come from the Lang family bands of the '80's to present, the Culture Pirates of the '90's, and the Zydeco Locals of the '00's (Oughts). They've been at this music a long time, its members having... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

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

12:00pm PDT

Troupeau
Cajun and Honky Tonk!

Performers
T

Troupeau

Cajun and Honky Tonk!


Monday May 28, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

12:00pm PDT

AfroBeats Participatory Dance
With Tricia Diamond of Seattle Twerkshop

Performers
AP

AfroBeats Participatory Dance

Born and raised in Los Angeles and New Orleans, Tricia was exposed to dance and music at an early age. She grew up in a family who worked with and were luminaries in the entertainment industry. Dancing in Mardi Gras from age 2 then later Zulu, Mapouka African dance styles and tap... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

12:00pm PDT

The Mad Robins with Michael Karcher Caller
Acappella Contra Dance Octet

Performers
TM

The Mad Robins with Michael Karcher, Caller

Flocking together around Bellingham's own Abigail Hobart, The Mad Robins are the region's premier acappella contra group. Formed from several of the region's talented musical minds, with backgrounds in folk music, contra accompaniment, chantey and maritime traditions, shape-note... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Rhythm Rollers with Charlie Fenton Caller
Whitesides, Andres & Reid

Performers
RR

Rhythm Rollers with Charlie Fenton, Caller

The Rhythm Rollers play old-time contra dance music.


Monday May 28, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Dora Oliveira and Dance Brazil
Fun, High-energy Brazilian Dance

Performers
DO

Dora Oliveira and Dance Brazil

A native of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Dora Oliveira performs and teaches Brazilian dance to both adults and kids. Her repertoire ranges from traditional Afro-Brazilian orixa dance through samba, jazz, funk, modern, and ballet. She teaches at Seattle’s FICA/Union Cultural Center... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

2:00pm PDT

Al's Novelty Syncopators
1920s Novelty Dance Music

Performers
AN

Al's Novelty Syncopators

Al's Novelty Syncoptors came together in the year 2000, the result of four local musicians passion for 1920s popular music. The Syncopators have performed at Folklife for many a year, love to play for dances, and have a goal to bring the sounds of the 1920s to those who have never... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Ana Montes and Flamenco Danzarte Children Dancers
Flamenco Dance and Percussion

Performers
AM

Ana Montes and Flamenco Danzarte Children Dancers

Ana starting dancing ballet at age 5. She lived, studied and performed flamenco in Spain, in Madrid and Sevilla. She studied flamenco with many famous dancers, and toured professionally, dancing flamenco, classical spanish dance, and the folkdance Jota Aragonesa, throughout Spain... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:00pm PDT

Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann CCE-Puget Sound Branch
Irish Country Dance

Performers
CC

Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann CCE-Puget Sound Branch

Jim Belcher, caller, is chairman of the Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, CCE, Puget sound branch, an organization that promotes traditional Irish music, dance, song and language. Jim had been teaching or calling traditional irish set dancing since the mid 1990's. He often frequents Ireland... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

3:15pm PDT

Hot Club Sandwich
Gypsy Jazz and Swing

Performers
HC

Hot Club Sandwich

Founded more than 15 years ago, Hot Club Sandwich began with a deep reverence for Gypsy jazz of the '30s and '40s, growing to incorporate classic jazz and folkloric influences from around the world


Monday May 28, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

4:15pm PDT

Portage Bay Big Band
Keep on Swingin'

Performers
PB

Portage Bay Big Band

Portage Bay Big Band’s Annual Events include the University Street Fair, the Wallingford Wurst Festival, Freeway Park Dancing Til Dusk, Salmon Days, Strawberry Festival and multiple concerts and dances at Bellevue’s Music at the Market Stage, and Third Place Commons in Lake Forest... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 4:15pm - 5:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

5:00pm PDT

"Los Flacos" with Sherry Nevins Caller
Spicy South-of-the-border Contradance!

Performers
QF

"Los Flacos" with Sherry Nevins, Caller

Juan Serbulo, born in Oaxaca, Mexico, brings musical flavor from Tehuantepec, rich with boleros, tropical dance music, and traditional rhythms. He also plays gypsy jazz. Tim Wetmiller has studied the music of Juan Reynoso and other great violinists of the Tierra Caliente in Mexico's... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:00pm PDT

Salsa N' Seattle Dance
Salsa Lesson & Performances

Performers
SN

Salsa N' Seattle Dance

Salsa Lesson & Performances


Monday May 28, 2018 6:00pm - 6:20pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

6:00pm PDT

Riff Raff with Isaac Banner Caller
Unrestricted, Unleashed, Uninhibited

Performers
RR

Riff Raff with Isaac Banner, Caller

Riff Raff is a motley assemblage of Olympia musicians. The band has been playing together in various configurations for over 20 years at the Olympia contra dances, and throughout the Pacific Northwest. The current lineup consists of band founder Lindon Toney, fiddler Jesse Partridge... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 6:00pm - 6:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:20pm PDT

El General Emcee & DJ
Salsa DJ & Emcee

Performers
EG

El General Emcee & DJ

Salsa DJ & Emcee


Monday May 28, 2018 6:20pm - 7:10pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

7:00pm PDT

Brothers Lindsay with Yoyo Zhou Caller
From Sligo to Seattle

Performers
BL

Brothers Lindsay with Yoyo Zhou, Caller

Brian and Colin grew up in Long Island, and are both accomplished fiddlers. They studied with the great Brian Conway in the New York Sligo style, and gained notoriety as dance musicians with the bands Gallimaufry, Countercurrent, and Magic Foot. They now both reside in Seattle, and... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 7:00pm - 7:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:10pm PDT

Salsa N' Seattle Dance
Salsa Lesson & Performances

Performers
SN

Salsa N' Seattle Dance

Salsa Lesson & Performances


Monday May 28, 2018 7:10pm - 7:30pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

7:30pm PDT

Alex Rivera Y La Sabrosona
Salsa Y Sabor!

Performers
AR

Alex Rivera Y La Sabrosona

SabroSon brings together a group of accomplished musicians  with a wealth of experience and passion. Alex Rivera on vocals was  raised during the New York Salsa era. A street style sonero with a respect for the traditional roots of the music. Alex has performed with many local Salsa... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 7:30pm - 8:15pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison

8:00pm PDT

Hot Cider with Susan Michaels Caller
Energetic Contra Groove!

Performers
HC

Hot Cider with Susan Michaels, Caller

Hot Cider dabbles in a bit of everything with a musical foundation in Northwest fiddle repertoire. You'll hear Scottish, Irish, Scandinavian, French Canadian, New England, even Brazilian influences. While known for driving rhythms & fiddle harmonies, the band's love for experimentation... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 8:00pm - 8:50pm PDT
Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:15pm PDT

El General Emcee & DJ
Salsa DJ & Emcee

Performers
EG

El General Emcee & DJ

Salsa DJ & Emcee


Monday May 28, 2018 8:15pm - 9:00pm PDT
Armory Court Stage 305 Harrison