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Participatory Dance [clear filter]
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

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

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