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Fisher Pavilion [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

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

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

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

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

8:50pm 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

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
 
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8:10pm 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

9:10pm 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
 


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