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Cornish Courtyard [clear filter]
Friday, May 25
 

12:00pm PDT

Rivers
With Fred Maslan

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R

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

1:00pm PDT

Songs of Compassion and Understanding
With Percy Hilo

Performers
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

Rounds
With Rita Smith

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R

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

Performers
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

Performers
DW

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

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
 

11:00am PDT

Shapenote Singing Mini-Convention
With Jack Lofton and Kathy Vlach

Performers
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

1:00pm PDT

The OK Chorale
Presents Real People Making Music

Performers
TO

The OK Chorale

The OK Chorale celebrates its 26th year of singing. Founded in 1992 by Elena Louise Richmond, we are a non-audition group who loves to sing. We sing in 4-part harmony with the more experienced singers sweeping the less confident into the music and the experience. We sing folk, Broadway... Read More →


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

2:00pm PDT

Barbershop - Tags and Songs
With Seattle SeaChordsmen

Performers
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

Performers
BM

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

4:30pm PDT

The Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Presents Show Tunes Sing-Alongs

Performers
TS

The Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society

Presents Show Tunes Sing Alongs


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:20pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard 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

6:30pm PDT

Tom Lehrer Sing Along
With the Lehrernerds

Performers
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
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:00am PDT

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

Performers
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

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

1:30pm PDT

The Market Street Singers
Presents Choral Music Classics Sing-along

Performers
TM

The Market Street Singers

You usually do not include our bio, but I would be happy to provide one if you need it. We have been doing this for almost ten years.


Sunday May 27, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm PDT
Cornish Courtyard 305 Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98109

2:30pm PDT

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

Performers
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

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

Performers
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
 
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

12:00pm PDT

Just Us Singers
Presents Rise Up for Justice

Performers
JU

Just Us Singers

We are life-long musicians and singers, having such with the Seattle Peace Chorus, Labor Chorus, etc. We've sung from the Tacoma ICE detention center to Figgy Pudding at Westlake Park. We met singing in the Rainier Valley Unitarian Universalist Choir. Our day jobs include bus driving... Read More →


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

1:00pm PDT

Seattle Bach Choir
Presents Sing Bach with Us!

Performers
SB

Seattle Bach Choir

The Seattle Bach Choir has been performing great classical music in Seattle for a few decades. It is an auditioned volunteer group. If you are interested in auditioning, please check in at our website, www.seattlebachchoir.org.


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

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
 


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