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Friday, May 25
 

11:00am PDT

SBOC/Seattle World school
Celebrating student culture!

Friday May 25, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • Biography Students come from all over the world to perform their native dance. They also where their native dress.

11:40am PDT

Aarf!
Harmonies by the Pound

Friday May 25, 2012 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

5:15pm PDT

Molly Bauckham
Sweet, soulful harp and voice

Friday May 25, 2012 5:15pm - 5:45pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
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  • Biography Molly has been playing the harp since 1998 and singing most of her life. She is of Irish and Scottish descent, and has always been drawn to the traditional music of her heritage. She works at Seattle's own Dusty Strings and is affectionately known as the "harp pixie".

7:00pm PDT

The Wanderers
Sweet Songs from Yesterday

Friday May 25, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
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  • Biography Celebrating 53 years together, the Wanderers sing and play sweet harmonies on 1960's folk and Woody Guthrie tunes.
 
Saturday, May 26
 

11:35am PDT

Dr. Maggie Bennett
Folklorist with Irish Harp

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:35am - 12:00pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • Biography Maggie Bennett has been a State Arts Commission "Folklorist in the Schools" for Washington and Idaho. She uses the Irish harp, autoharp, and mountain dulcimer to accompany her programs on "Lore, Legends, & Lyrics" of Winter and Spring Holidays, The Irish, Folklore of Many Lands, United States Folklore, and Follow Your Bliss. She is a respected author and holds a Ph.D. in Folklore from the University of Washington. An accomplished folksinger and storyteller, her programs are suitable for all ages, and she has performed widely for radio, television, schools, churches, clubs, festivals, senior centers, and through recordings. She is a retired teacher who has taught at all levels.

1:40pm PDT

Kevin Barrans
Beard & Banjo

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:40pm - 2:10pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, American Standard Time Show
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • Biography Kevin Barrans of the Maldives is NW banjo player and Sacred Harp singer. He draws from many old American folk and religious tunes.

1:40pm PDT

The Original Pot Belly Boys
Delux Folk Rag Blues & Bluegrass

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:40pm - 2:10pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

7:50pm PDT

Liberty Bay Trio
Sweet Folk Harmonies

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:50pm - 8:20pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography All attended Occidental College in L.A. Bill & Jeff have played together off and on for over 40 years. Cathy is International Autoharp Champ (2005) and has got us singing trios again. http://britellandlimback.com

7:55pm PDT

Karsangjamtso (Karjam) Saeji
Heartfelt Tibetan Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:55pm - 8:25pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography Karsangjamtso "Karjam" Saeji is a singer from Amdo Tibet, he was raised as a nomadic herder of yak and sheep about thirty mountainous miles from the town of Machu. While still in high school he was recruited by the ground-breaking and widely-known Gannan Tibetan Performing Arts Troupe. From 1991 to 2007 he was a full-time member of their company, performing as a dancer and increasingly a singer. In 2007 he moved to America where he has been pursuing a solo career. In 2007 he released his first solo CD, Pilgrimage and in 2011 he recorded the long-awaited follow-up, Tibet in my Heart.
 
Sunday, May 27
 

1:15pm PDT

Vivian & Phil Williams
Northwest Tradition Fiddling

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:15pm - 1:50pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography The Williams have been performing the traditional fiddle dance music of the Pacific Northwest for over 55 years. Vivian is a well known champion fiddler and one of the foremost historians of the pioneer dance music of the Far West, as well as its premier performer. Phil is a well respected backup player, creator of the largest field recording archive of traditional fiddlers in the Northwest, and a principal founder of Folklife. The Williams have issued recordings of over 85 traditional fiddlers, mostly from the Pacific Northwest, on their record label, Voyager Recordings, along with publication of the only music manuscripts so far discovered and published from which dance bands in the pioneer West actually played dances.

3:00pm PDT

Urtnasan
Morin khuur(Horse-head fiddle)

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:00pm - 3:25pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, Next 50: KRAB Radio Show, Presented by Jack Straw Productions
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • Biography My name is Urtaa Gantulga. I am a member of Mongolian morin khuur ( Horse-head fiddle ) ensemble. I play Morin khuur since 1995. I've been invited to play morin khuur around world. Now, I live in Seattle studying at school and teaching Morin khuur.

3:00pm PDT

RedDog
Hardtimes

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography Doug Yule - fiddle, vocals Cary Lung - mandolin, vocals Tom Collicott - guitar & banjo, vocals Little Ann Yule - bein' a houn'dog, barking, eating Doug grew up on the East Coast playing and singing from an early age. In 1968, standing on the wrong street corner, he was captured by The Velvet Underground, a cult rock band, and served a three to five year sentence. On his release he continued his ill advised flirtation with rock and roll for another four or five years, finally retiring to do manual labor. On his fiftieth birthday he received a fiddle and three lessons from a rival and became addicted to the traditional music of the American Southeast. This dependency continues unabated today and finds a creative outlet in RedDog. When he's not kneed-up with RedDog playing tunes, Doug builds violins, violas, and (if his granddaughter keeps practicing) cellos. His instruments can be seen at Lasley & Russ' Violin Shop. Cary grew up in a small farm town in the San Joaquin Valley of California where there were more cows and vineyards than street corners. As a young boy he sang and harmonized with his grandfather. In the mid-1960s he met Kenny Hall, the legendary mandolin player, who became his mentor. Cary recorded two albums with the Sweets Mill String Band and, with the Portable Folk Festival, performed in coffeehouses and festivals across the country. In the late 70s he changed directions and opened a magical toy store in Tucson. He moved to Seattle in 2003 and retuned to his musical roots. Tom has spent most of his adult life in Seattle, Washington where he has carved out a successful career as a photo-illustrator and website designer. Tom picked up the guitar of his youth about 12 years ago. He found himself spending more and more time spellbound by the Southern roots music he was learning through the Pacific Northwest’s thriving old-time music scene. In addition to playing guitar and banjo in RedDog, Tom also performs with Seattle’s raucous Atlas Stringband.

3:30pm PDT

Bob Antone
Timber genre northwest music

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:30pm - 3:55pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, Next 50: KRAB Radio Show, Presented by Jack Straw Productions
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
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  • Biography Bob Antone, from North Bend, WA plays timber town genre fiddle music, musical saw in his family tradition, shares stories and songs of the northwest, original music written in the shadow of Mt. Si, exploring the folklore of rural east King County and into the Cascades.

3:40pm PDT

La Famille Léger
French-Canadian Family Band

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:40pm - 4:05pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
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  • Biography The Légers play the dancing music of French Canada - the music handed down through generations in the New World, the music of back porches and kitchen parties. Patriarch Louis Léger leads the band on the one-row melodeon (a type of button accordion), son Devon plays fiddle, Devon's mom Barbara plays guitar and his wife, Dejah is on piano. This proudly "old school" family band will have your own family dancing and joining in on the fun”

5:30pm PDT

Blackthorn
High-energy westcoast celtic

Sunday May 27, 2012 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography Blackthorn's repertoire celebrates the traditional music of Ireland and Scotland as well as folk music of English and French Canada. From lively jigs and reels to heart-wrenching airs and ballads, savour the melodies and intricately woven harmonies that bring this music to life in a new way, mixed with humour and above all else, fun.