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Friday, May 25
 

12:00pm PDT

Rivers
With Fred Maslan

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Rivers

Fred Maslan has been a volunteer for Northwest Folklife for many years. Come enjoy some singalongs!


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

12:00pm PDT

Sing Sea Chantys
With Maritime Folknet

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SS

Sing Sea Chantys

With Maritime Folknet


Friday May 25, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

1:00pm PDT

Songs of Compassion and Understanding
With Percy Hilo

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SO

Songs of Compassion and Understanding

Percy Hilo is a sing-songwriter, bass, dobro and harmonica player. Come sing a sing-along with Percy!


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

2:00pm PDT

Kid's Song Singalong
With Gary Paine

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KS

Kid's Song Sing Along

Singalong with Gary Paine


Friday May 25, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Rounds
With Rita Smith

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Rounds

Rita Smith agrees with the African proverb, "If You Can Talk, You Can Sing." She grew up in a small Central Washington valley where singing was woven into most of daily life. Her family and friends sang at home, school, Grange, camp, and in the car. Singing was a key component of... Read More →


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

3:00pm PDT

Songs of the Highway
With Alice Winship

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SO

Songs of the Highway

Alice Winship writes songs about the history of the Northwest. She has presented workshops and panel concerts at the Northwest Folklife Festival and Tumbleweed Music Festival. She is the president of Maritime Folknet and AKCHO, the Association of King County Historical Organizati... Read More →


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

4:00pm PDT

Doo Wop
With Susan Clark and Dennis Heller

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Doo Wop

Doo Wop Sing Along With Susan Clark and Dennis Heller


Friday May 25, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Protest Songs
Lisa Stiller

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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

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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

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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
 

11:00am PDT

Shapenote Singing Mini-Convention
With Jack Lofton and Kathy Vlach

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SS

Shapenote Singing Mini-Convention

There has been a shape note singing group in some form or other in Seattle since the mid-1970's. The tradition of shape note singing is as old as the United States itself. We sing for ourselves and for each other with no director, no rehearsals and we don't try to sound pretty! When... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 12:20pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Datina Folk Ensemble
Romanian folk dances

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Datina Folk Ensemble

Datina, which means “tradition” in Romanian, has brought to the Seattle area the rich heritage of the Romanian traditional arts. Besides lively dances and heart-melting songs, our program includes short lyrical theatrical acts that bring to life ancient customs and traditions... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Datina Junior
Romanian folk dances

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DJ

Datina Junior

Datina, which means “tradition” in Romanian, has brought to the Seattle area the rich heritage of the Romanian traditional arts. Besides lively dances and heart-melting songs, our program includes short lyrical theatrical acts that bring to life ancient customs and traditions... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Datina Taraf
Romanian Folklore Music

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TD

Taraful Datina

Datina - Taraf is a group of Romanian musicians in love with Romanian authentic folklore music. The band was founded in 2016 to accompany Datina Folk Ensemble and since then it has grown to six musicians and a wide repertoire.


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Radost Folk Ensemble
Balkan Traditional Dance Folklore

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RF

Radost Folk Ensemble

Radost has been performing the dance and music of Eastern Europe for 42 years at festivals and in school residencies. We are proud to have many members of the adult group who are second generation or who started our with the children's group and stayed, forming lifelong friendships... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:00pm PDT

Barbershop - Tags and Songs
With Seattle SeaChordsmen

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BT

Barbershop - Tags and Songs

Founded in 1949, the Seattle SeaChordsmen is the oldest men's barbershop chorus in Greater Seattle. The 70-member chorus has had a resurgence in the last several years under the inspired leadership of Ted Chamberlain and Elizabeth Davies. In addition to performing and providing a... Read More →


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

3:00pm PDT

Balkan Music Sing-Along
With Dina Trageser

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Balkan Music Sing Along

Dina Trageser is a singer in Seattle, and is the founder and director of Dunava Balkan Women’s Choir. She has been studying and performing Balkan folk music since 1997, and has sung in various classical and folk choirs, including the Radost Women’s Choirs Kosava and Dodole, and... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 3:00pm - 4:20pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

6:30pm PDT

Tom Lehrer Sing Along
With the Lehrernerds

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TL

Tom Lehrer Sing Along

Dan Roberts, Philip Boulding, Kelly Kenison, and Wayne Palsson grew up to the outrageously funny and cynical tunes of Tom Lehrer. Somehow when they discovered that each knew many of the songs by heart, they decided that society would be much improved by giving everyone the chance... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

8:41pm PDT

Urvasi Dance Ensemble
Classical Odissi Dance India

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UD

Urvasi Dance Ensemble

Urvasi Dance Ensemble specializes in a rare form of Classical Indian Dance, legacy of the adiguru Pankaj Charan Das, son of a temple dancer in Odisha, India. Urvasi has performed to acclaim in India, home of the dance, several times, and will be doing 12 performances in December 2017... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 8:41pm - 8:56pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:00am PDT

Join a Neighborhood Sing-Along
With Ming Chen and Jonathan Betz-Zall

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JA

Join a Neighborhood Sing Along

This group has been building musical fellowship in their community with monthly sing-alongs since 1986. We started as a family-friendly alternative to the SFS weekly song circles, and have evolved into a place where singers of any age and any ability can gather in a supportive, easy-going... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:20pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

11:00am PDT

amOha Music Ensemble
Carnatic Classical Music

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AM

amOha Music Ensemble

amOha Music Ensemble is a group of Carnatic classical music enthusiasts currently training with Meera Krishna, artistic director of amOha Performing Arts. Although each performer in the group has spent a different number of years training in the art form, they are happy to raise their... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Chinese Fashion & Dance Performing Arts Group
Chinese Fashion & Dance

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CF

Chinese Fashion & Dance Performing Arts Group

Seattle Chinese Fashion and Dance Performing Arts Group is newly formed and the first Chinese group in Seattle that combines Chinese fashion show with dance. As the traditional Chinese dress, it was chosen by the Republic of China to be one of the national dresses in 1929. Many Western... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Hongduan Yang & His Students
Chinese Artist of Brush

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HY

Hongduan Yang & His Students

Professor Hongduan Yang graduated from Beijing University. He excels in categories of Chinese painting in both flowers-and-birds and landscape as well as calligraphy. His artwork has won many top prizes, and has been displayed in both individual exhibitions and open exhibitions around... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Jinliang Ji
Traditional Chinese Music

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JJ

Jinliang Ji

Jinliang Ji is a famous Chinese flute player who has been performing nearly a hundred times in the big Seattle area, since he entered the US about eight years ago. Many audience said that he is the number one Chinese flute player in the state.


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Melody Institute
Chinese Dance

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MI

Melody Institute

Melody Institute offers Chinese dance & language classes in the Seattle area to students of all ages. Melody Dance Group, made up of students in the dance classes, has been performing Chinese folk, traditional, modern, & ethnic dances around the Pacific Northwest for more than two... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

11:00am PDT

Prashanthi Chitre Institute of Performing Arts
Kuchipudi and Indian Folk

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Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

12:30pm PDT

Bold Raftsmen - Log Driving Songs
With Mary Garvey

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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

2:30pm PDT

Peter, Paul and Mary Sing Along
With Steve Akerrman and Mimi Giebel

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PP

Peter, Paul and Mary Sing Along

We've taught the singalong at the NW Autoharp Gathering and Tumbleweed Music Festival to great enthusiasm. As the courtyard is pretty big, we'll roust up some of our guitar friends to have more sound as we sing! For other info, see performer bio.


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

Anadolu Turkish Folk Dance Group
Turkish ‘Gezek’ Tradition: Music/Dance

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AT

Anadolu Turkish Folk Dance Group

Anadolu Turkish Folk Dance Group has performed in the NW since 1980. The Group presents authentic folk dances from different regions of Turkey. Although most of their dances are line dances, the Group also performs solo/duet dances.


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

Anadolu Youth Dancers
Folk Dances from Turkey

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AY

Anadolu Youth Dancers

Anadolu Youth Dancers have been performing in the Seattle area since 2009. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for children to experience Turkish cultural heritage through performing arts. Folk dancing is a wonderful way to build leadership, teamwork and dedication. Although most... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

Emiko Noor Nakamura
Azeri Dance

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EN

Emiko Noor Nakamura

Emiko Noor Nakamura has been dancing and teaching the Art fo Silk Road Dances since 1978. She specializes in the dances of Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Afghanistan. She is also a graduate of Ivan Novikoff Russian-American Ballet School the school which has produced the leading... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

Izumi Fairbanks
Black Sea & Balkan Music

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IF

Izumi Fairbanks

Izumi Fairbanks has been studying traditional folk music since the mid-2000s. She plays various percussion and string instruments while studying Bulgarian folk music with Alexander Eppler. She is a member of Georgian choir onefourfive and Bulgarian folk music trio Siatliiska Troika... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

Janelle Bel Isle
Turkish Musical Gathering "Gezek"

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JB

Janelle Bel Isle

Janelle Bel Isle studies a variety of dance forms and professionally performs Arab, Iranian, and Central Asian dances.


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

SiyaVend
Turkish Delights 4ALL

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SiyaVend

SiyaVend is a group of local musicians from Seattle. We play music from Anatolia, Balkans and the Middle East. All our songs are authentic pieces passed on from generation to generation. We strive for a connection with the audience where both the performers and the audience have an... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

Varol Saatcioglu
Turkish Musical Gathering: “Gezek”

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VS

Varol Saatcioglu

Varol Saatcioglu was born in Edirne, Turkey. At the tender age of five, Varol was accepted into the prestigious Municipal Conservatory of Istanbul, where he studied music theory and piano performance. After immigrating to the United States, he began studying the gaida (Bulgarian bagpipe... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

2:50pm PDT

Onefourfive Trio
Songs from the Caucasus

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OT

Onefourfive Trio

onefourfive is an 10-member, mixed ensemble singing (mostly) a cappella folk songs from the Republic of Georgia. In the Turkish Showcase program we will be singing in a trio format.


Sunday May 27, 2018 2:50pm - 3:08pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

3:30pm PDT

Women and the Sea
With Maritime Folknet

Performers
WA

Women and the Sea

This workshop is presented by Maritime Folknet. This non-profit organization preserves the heritage of music and the sea, and encourages new maritime songs and performers. The songleaders are experienced at leading sing-alongs, and collectively have a vast knowledge on the subject... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 3:30pm - 4:50pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

5:00pm PDT

Chantey Hootenanny
With Strikes A Bell

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CH

Chantey Hootenanny

Members of Strikes A Bell met at Northwest Seaport’s Monthly Chantey Sing where sea chanteys and other maritime music are sung aboard historic vessels and in other great venues. This group sings familiar and catchy sea songs guaranteed to get all members of the audience joining... Read More →


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

6:00pm PDT

Let's All Sing Favorite Yiddish Songs
With Harvey Niebulski

Performers
LA

Let's All Sing Favorite Yiddish Songs

Sing beloved favorite songs along with us in the Yiddish language. All songs will be taught. Words for all songs (in transliteration) will be provided. We will sample the treasure trove of Yiddish songs recorded by the Theodore Bikel.


Sunday May 27, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

7:02pm PDT

John O'Connor
Critically Acclaimed Songwriter

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JO

John O'Connor

In the 1980s John O’Connor was a stalwart of the Pacific Northwest folk and political scene. He and his group, Shays Rebellion sang at countless labor, peace and anti-apartheid rallies in Seattle and beyond. His debut album, Songs For Our Times, was named one of the best albums... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:02pm - 7:26pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

7:27pm PDT

Linda Allen
Songs of Hope, Resistance

Performers
LA

Linda Allen

Linda has been writing and singing songs since the 60’s, in coffee houses, churches, festivals and living rooms. She tours internationally, with concerts and multi-media productions. Her projects have included "Washington Notebook", while serving as Washington's Resident Songwriter... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:27pm - 7:51pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

7:52pm PDT

Rell Be Free
RELL BEING FREE

Performers
RB

Rell Be Free

RELL BE FREE is a product of the South End who combines creative artistry and radical activism in his music. With 2017's releases of "The Super Predator EP" and "Power Inverse" (duo of Esai+RBF="FreeKingz") Rell is bringing an unmatched work ethic and Nu energy onto the scene. This... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 7:52pm - 8:16pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

8:18pm PDT

Seattle Labor Chorus
Solidarity in Harmony

Performers
SL

Seattle Labor Chorus

Solidarity in Harmony


Sunday May 27, 2018 8:18pm - 8:58pm PDT
Cornish Playhouse 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109
 
Monday, May 28
 

2:00pm PDT

Seattle Peace Chorus
Presents Mozart Requiem Sing-A-Long

Performers
SP

Seattle Peace Chorus

Seattle Peace Chorus Presents Mozart Requiem Sing-A-Long


Monday May 28, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

4:00pm PDT

A Cappella 101
With The Contemporary A cappella Musicians' Institute

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AC

A Cappella 101

Established in July 2015, the purpose of the Contemporary A Cappella Musicians’ Institute (CAMI) is to educate, empower, and provide resources for a cappella musicians of all levels. By hosting concerts, workshops, clinics, and networking events, CAMI strives to foster growth in... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parentmap 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109
 


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