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Friday, May 25
 

3:50pm PDT

Left Foot Boogie
Waltz, swing, salsa and more!

Friday May 25, 2012 3:50pm - 4:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, High School Swing Dance

6:00pm PDT

Open Drum & Dance
With Carold Nelson

Friday May 25, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159

8:00pm PDT

Rambling Man: The Life, Times, and Music of Woody Guthrie
A Sing Along with the Wanderers

Friday May 25, 2012 8:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music-Dance Workshop Application
  • URL
  • Biography Celebrating 53 years together, the Wanderers sing and play sweet harmonies on 1960's folk and Woody Guthrie tunes.
  • website
 
Saturday, May 26
 

11:00am PDT

Americana Women: Roots Musicians - Women's Tales & Tunes
The MusicBox Project

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Narrative Stage at SIFF Cinema 47.62310, -122.35323
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional North American Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography In January 2010 Dyann Arthur, independent folklorist, musicologist and Berklee College of Music alumni (BA 1980 Magna cum laude) founded MusicBox Project (“MBP”) a non-profit corporation in the state of Washington, whose mission it is to document and preserve our musical history while advancing music education and avenues of creation and performance. Dyann and husband Rick Arthur conducted field recordings most of 2010 for a collection of oral histories and performances of women instrumentalists (not vocalists per se) in traditional genres of American Roots Music, especially those with familial and geographic ties to the tradition who are currently active in their musical endeavors. MBP is highlighting the stories of these women musicians, gendered discussions on education and performance, and the creative strategies these artists use in navigating challenges to making traditional music, while integrating their contributions into the twenty first century and onto the World Wide Web.

11:00am PDT

Puddletown Squares w/ Gary Monday, Caller
Square Dancing. Outside the Box!

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
McCaw Promenade 47.62392, -122.35102
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, Guerilla Mod Western Square Dance: Sponsored by Seattle Gay News
  • URL
  • Biography Based in the GLBT community, Puddletown Squares is Seattle's only remaining multi-dance level square dance group. Casual Attire. Contemporary Music Mix. Gender-Neutral Partnering. we are... Square Dancing. Outside the Box!

11:00am PDT

Ukrainian Folk Singing
With Nadia Tarnawsky

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Nadia Tarnawsky has been studying Eastern European singing techniques for nearly two decades with Ukrainian singers Mariana Sadowska, Lilia Pavlovska, Albanian singer Merita Halili, and Bulgarian singers Maria Bebelekova and Donka Koleva. She has taught workshops in Ukrainian village-style singing for the Center of Traditional Music and Dance (NYC).

11:00am PDT

Lively Up! with South African choral dance-songs.
With Val Rogers

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • URL
  • Biography Val Rogers is a musical seeker, a connector, bridge-builder, and passionate organizer working to expand and enrich the community singing experience. Val’s devotion to learning and sharing the choral music of southern Africa is driven by the powerful experience of joy it generates among participants. The music delivers the gift of community through singing. Val's choral directing experience includes church choirs, the Eugene Peace Choir, and the world-music focused Potluck Chorus. Val founded and for years produced the Community Choir Conspiracy showcase at the Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle. She regularly sponsors world music camps, concerts, and workshops near her hometown of Eugene, Oregon and travels the west coast offering South African choral workshops and clinics.

12:00pm PDT

Beginning Jamming with 3 Chords
With Mimi Geibel

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
EMP Learning Labs 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • URL
  • Biography Steve and Mimi have been teaching beginning jamming and Learn a Tune workshop for several years now. They enjoy helping folks participate in Folklife!

12:00pm PDT

Fiddle for Violinists
With Truman Price

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)

12:00pm PDT

Irish Sean-nos Dance
With Maldon Meehan

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Maldon Meehan is a performer, teacher and choreograhper of Irish sean-nós and set dance. Maldon holds a BA in Irish Studies/Theater Arts from The Evergreen State College and a MA in Ethnochoreology from the University of Limerick, Ireland. She has been teaching since 1994. She is a 2008 Regional Arts and Cultures grant recipient. As a sean-nós dancer Maldon has appeared on the nationally televised 2005 Oireachtas at the Cork Opera House in Cork City (TG4) as well as on Connemara Community Radio and Raidió na Gaeltachta (RTÉ). Maldon placed 3rd in the 2005 Comórtas Chóilín Sheáin Dharach, a sean-nós jig competition held annually in Connemara. In 2005 Maldon and Ronan Regan released an instructional DVD of sean-nós dance. Today the DVD has been sold in more than 17 countries.

12:00pm PDT

Old Time Southern Tunes Jam
With David Milford

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Boeing Green 47.62366, -122.35081
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)

12:00pm PDT

Choral Classics Sing-a-long
With The Market Street Singers

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • Biography We are a non-audition community choir based in Ballard, hence our name. We are in our sixth season and perform our repertoire as diverse as our Seattle community.

1:00pm PDT

Community Jam
With Jim Boneau

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159

1:00pm PDT

Harmony Singing
With John Palmes

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
EMP Learning Labs 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • URL
  • Biography John Palmes is a Juneau, Alaska folk musician who plays a mix of traditional folk music and songs he makes up from everyday experience. “I’d rather sing with people than for people. Lately, I’ve been concentrating on songs that we can sing together.” John is known for his innovative playing of the mouthbow, the world’s first stringed instrument (Google “mouthbow”). His album, Mouthbow:Small Voices was featured on National Public Radio. John’s songwriting and his song “The Ballad of Ramblin’ Jack Pachelbel” was featured on All Things Considered in the “What’s in a Song?” series. John performs regularly at the Northwest Folklife Festival, the Alaska Folk Festival in Juneau, and the Fisher Poet’s Gathering in Astoria, Oregon, and is the musical director of the Tlingit Gospel Singers, singing traditional hymns in the Tlingit language. In 2003 and 2005 he played at the Australia National Folk Festival, and in 2007 John played at the Cygnet, and Georgetown Folk Festivals in Tasmania. He has been on the board of the National Jew’s Harp Festival held in Bay City Oregon.

1:00pm PDT

Introduction to the Balkan Party Dance
With Seattle Balkan Dancers

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDE -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - DANCE
  • Biography We are a group of dancers, many who have danced for decades, who started dancing at the Russian Center on Capitol Hill two years ago. We dance every Friday evening from 8:30 - 11:00pm with teaching from 7:30 - 8:30.

1:00pm PDT

Swing Mandolin
With Brian Oberlin

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • Biography Brian Oberlin is the founder/director of the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra and the River of the West Mandolin Camp.

1:00pm PDT

Songs and Lore of the Sea
With Tom Lewis

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, Kids Sing Too!
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
  • URL
  • Biography 24 years as an engineer in the Royal Navy; latterly: 29 years as a full-time, professional, international touring folk entertainer.

1:55pm PDT

Left Foot Boogie
Waltz, swing, salsa and more!

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:55pm - 2:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, Waltz Dance

2:00pm PDT

All Ages Workshop
With Hank Voss

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159

2:00pm PDT

Cajun and Zydeco Dance Workshop
With MaryLee Lykes

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • URL
  • Biography MaryLee Lykes have taught dance classes, workshop & special events for 20 years in Seattle. Cajun & Zydeco are her favorite forms to teach and dance to. Come share the Joy!

2:00pm PDT

Native American Flute Workshop
Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMN -- Native American - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Performing on a variety of native flutes, Peter Ali, a talented and self taught native flute player, will share stories of the flutes he plays and of his rich ethnic heritage. Peter plays the flutes not from notes but from spirit within, so each performance is unique and special. Come listen to the sounds of eagle, running river, nature and spirit in the flute's song.

2:00pm PDT

Sing Camp Songs with Campfire!
Campfire USA featuring Paul "Mooselips" Dudley

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, Kids Sing Too!
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • URL
  • Biography Camp Fire USA has served youth and families for more than 100 years. Camps are camping have been an important part of our programs. At camp, we sing!

2:00pm PDT

Step Into Storytelling
With Ken Iverson and Barbara Fankhauser

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
EMP Learning Labs 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre ST -- Storytellers
  • Biography Ken is a founding member of Portland Storytellers Guild (25 yrs) and Barb was among the first to join the Guild. We have told stories and taught workshops on storytelling for over 20 years. Ken won 2nd lace trophy at the 2011 Liars' Contest.

3:00pm PDT

Music and Peace in a Conflicted World
With Barbara Dunn

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography Barbara Dunn, PhD, LICSW, MT-BC is is an accomplished musician and an experienced workshop facilitator. She has a doctorate in conflict transformation and music and is also a clinical social worker and music therapist. Two CDs to her credit are "The Sparrow Takes Flight" and "You Are A Song."

3:00pm PDT

West African Rhythms
With Michael 'Earthtribe' Goude

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159

3:00pm PDT

Join a Neighborhood Song Circle
With the Greenwood Family Singers

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, Kids Sing Too!
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • Biography GFS has been building musical fellowship in their community with monthly sing-a-longs since 1986, and have evolved into a place where singers of any age or ability can gather in a supportive, easy-going environment for the simple pleasure of singing along with others. We have been sharing the neighborhood group singing experience with NWFL audiences for over 17 years.

3:30pm PDT

NW Cajun Jammers
We gather, we play, we smile!

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:30pm - 4:20pm PDT
Boeing Green 47.62366, -122.35081
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, Cajun Jam
  • Genre CAJ -- Cajun-Zydeco
  • URL
  • Biography performers a a jam group that varies with every performance. Many are members in various bands that play regularly around Seattle

4:00pm PDT

Bottleneck Slide Guitar
With Stanislove

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography Started playing folk music in 1962, still at it. Best place for bio is my site [www.stanislove.com].

4:00pm PDT

Hausa Drumming
With Mohammed Shaibu

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159

4:00pm PDT

Learn to sing by singing!
With The Fabulous Beaconettes

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • Biography The Beaconettes are an award winning all female acapella group that sings old favorites from different genres with a new twist: updated clever and humorous lyrics about the topics that interest us.

5:00pm PDT

Fun with Drums, Shakers & Bells with Kerry 'Shakerman' Green

With Kerry 'Shakerman' Greene


Saturday May 26, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159

5:00pm PDT

Open Jam
Saturday May 26, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Boeing Green 47.62366, -122.35081

5:00pm PDT

Playing Bones
With Rick Fogel

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography Rick Fogel is a distinguished hammer dulcimer performer, luthier and teacher. At festivals and venues across the country, Rick displays virtuosity in his performance of classical, traditional, Celtic, and original compositions.

5:00pm PDT

Dan Maher's Folklife Sing-along
With Dan Maher

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional North American Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography Dan Maher originally fell in love with folk music as a teenager growing up in Spokane. A celebrated musician, he actually began his career in music during his college years at Washington State University, performing covers of the Eagles and Neil Young in venues around the area. His love for folk eventually led to his involvement with public radio as the host of what has come to be the weekly three-hour folk music radio show, Inland Folk, which is approaching its 31st year on the air. He is his own producer, editor and engineer for the show. Having collected over three decades worth of folk music, Dan now eagerly makes the transition to the digital age. He likes the change to digital mainly because it makes it easier to share music, but has to admit that all those years of hauling music back and forth from home for the show has played its part in convincing him. As a student who recently helped him move about five thousand of his old vinyls said, “Nothing musical has a right to be this heavy anymore.” Dan also works full-time for the office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development at WSU, coordinating student and organizational development programs, and is an advisor on multiple committees for ASWSU. In his free time he is an avid baseball fan, and loves listening to Vin Scully’s broadcasts of Dodgers games. Over the years Dan has generously volunteered his time during fund drives as well as offering free concerts in return for public support for both Spokane Public Radio and Northwest Public Radio.

5:00pm PDT

Emerald City Songwriter Circles
With Wes Weddell, Nancy K. Dillon, Tai Shan, Vince Martinez, Steve Wacker

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, Emerald City Songwriters Circle

6:00pm PDT

Open Drum & Dance
With Lance Scott

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159

6:30pm PDT

Rounds Celebrating Pete
With Sol Webber and the Solstice Singers

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242

7:00pm PDT

Tom Colwell & The Southbound Odyssey
Pete Seeger Sing Along

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography Picked up the guitar at age 12, been playing and singing ever since. This is our 4th year leading this workshop, and we've pushed the space with upwards of 250-300 participants. It's great fun!
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:00am PDT

Bhangra / Bollywood Dance lesson
With Mollie Singh

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre ERW -- World-Intl Folk - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Mollie has been dancing since she was 2 1/2 years old. She took group, and later private Indian dance classes in Los Angeles, CA. Further, throughout her dance career, she has traveled to India over 10 times to take private dance lessons and study all the different dance forms. She has been teaching since 1989.

11:00am PDT

Shape Note Singing Mini-Convention
With the Pacific Northwest Sacred Harp Singers

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 2:00pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, NWFL Shape Note Mini Convention
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • Biography There has been a shape note singing in Seattle for 30 years and counting. Other Shape Note Singing communities have been around for longer than that.

11:00am PDT

Singing Games for Kids
With Amy Carroll

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
  • Biography Amy has been collecting play party games and singing dance activities from anyone she can for about 10 years. She's also a music teacher and dance caller.

12:00pm PDT

English Morris Dance Workshop
With Peter Contrastano

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography MossyBack Morris has been performing Morris dances in the Seattle area for over 30 years. The traditions we perform are from the English Cotswold and Welsh Border regions. Morris dances are fun and energetic, involve performing as a team, and provide an opportunity to experience a folk tradition.

12:00pm PDT

Introduction to Irish Fiddle
With Aurora Burd

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography Aurora discovered her love of traditional Irish music upon moving to Seattle, from California. She enjoys listening to (and playing along with) recordings of Clare-based fiddlers such as Paddy Canny, P.J. Hayes, James Kelly, and Martin Hayes. Several years ago she was drawn to the slow airs, since these beautiful melodies are older than most reels and jigs. From 2008 - 2010 she competed at the All-Ireland Fleadh (the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann) in Tullamore, Ireland, where in 2009 she placed second in the Fiddle Slow Air competition. She is an experienced fiddle teacher with numerous students age 10 - adult in the Seattle area.

12:00pm PDT

Singing in the Key of Life!
With Barbara Dunn

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
EMP Learning Labs 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • URL
  • Biography Barbara Dunn has been singing and inspiring others to sing for most of her life. She is an ardent believer in the power of voice and community singing. She is member of the Daughters of Harriet and sings on their recording, “You are a Song” (2009), which features their original chants.

12:00pm PDT

Six Easy Patterns
With Kerry 'Shakerman' Greene

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159

1:00pm PDT

Diatonic Button Accordian - Demystified
With Kory Tideman

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
  • Biography I grew up with traditional music and as my family is Scandinavian, I listened to a lot of Alpine music.

1:00pm PDT

Egyptian Tabla Workshop
With George Sadak

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159

1:00pm PDT

Fabulous French Country Dances
With Chris Wright & Feu de Joie

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Biography Eileen Little is well known in the NW (and elsewhere) as a first-rate international dance teacher; Arthur is a classical musician who also plays lots of types of bagpipes. Phyllis is also a classical violinist who has come to love the French tunes. Joanna plays several traditional instruments and took up the vielle a roue some years ago.

1:00pm PDT

FRET Aid: Town Hall Meeting
With Teresa Taylor

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
EMP Learning Labs 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
  • Biography As this is a non-profit town meeting, a bio doesn't really apply. I can say, however, that our proposed constituent geography be within the Puget Sound area. Our group was formed following the death of Seattle Folk Musician Teresa Morgan last year. We desire that her loss our group inspires us to create a needed service offering hope and assitence to our community Folk Musicians.

2:00pm PDT

Didgeridoo for Beginners
With Pamela Mortensen

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159

2:00pm PDT

Fest Breizh: The Music of Brittany
With Stanley Greenthal

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMH -- Western Europe - MUSIC
  • Biography With his latest CD, First Song, singer songwriter Stanley Greenthal, stretched musical borders from Celtic Scotland and Brittany to Greece and the Balkans. He sings and plays a constellation of strings - the guitar, bouzouki, laouto and lavta (Greek and Turkish lutes). Stanley has spent many years playing Breton music and meeting musicians from Brittany and the US.

2:00pm PDT

The Magic of the Autoharp
With Cathy Britell

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
EMP Learning Labs 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography I have performed and taught autoharp throughout the US and Great Britain for many years. At present I play solo concerts, do studio work, play in a folk duo, a folk/rock trio, and a contra dance band. I won the International Autoharp competition in KS and have also wond a number of other contests around the country. One of my greatest joys is teaching players of all ages, who want to play all kinds of music.

2:00pm PDT

The Violin Music of Mexico's Tierra Caliente Region
With Paul Anastasio & Juan Barco

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMI -- Latin America - MUSIC
  • Biography Born at an early age, I began violin studies at 9. I play a lot of improvised music as well as Mexican folk violin styles. (Paul A)

2:00pm PDT

Seattle Sea Chordsman
Sunday May 27, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • URL
  • Biography SeaChordsmen chorus is in its 63rd year as a functioning and vibrant chapter dedicated to the great American art form of barbershop harmony.

3:00pm PDT

Drumming as Creative Expression
With Simone LaDrumma & Friends

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159

3:00pm PDT

Klezmer Jam

With Harvey Niebulski


Sunday May 27, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Boeing Green 47.62366, -122.35081

3:00pm PDT

The Art of Duetting
With David Maloney & Ginny Reilly

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
EMP Learning Labs 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)

3:00pm PDT

The Roots of Tango..
With Sonny Newman & Patty Leverett

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDI -- Latin America - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Sonny Newman & Patty Leverett have been studying, dancing & teaching Argentine Tango for 25 years individually & together with NW Folklife - it's a musical dance journey of great possibilities & interesting roots..!!

3:00pm PDT

Elegant Round Jam
With Sol Weber

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Biography Sol is a retired engineer, a bike leader and a hostel houseparent. He dances and sings and spent some time at Clearwater leading rounds with Pete Seeger.

4:00pm PDT

Open Fiddle Jam

All styles welcome!


Sunday May 27, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Boeing Green 47.62366, -122.35081

4:00pm PDT

YOUniversal Rhythms
John of John's Music

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159

4:00pm PDT

Scottish Gaelic Song for Voice and Instrument
Comhlan Ceilidh Badh nam Bradan: The Salmon Bay Ceilidh Band

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • Biography This band emerged out of my long time playing of Scottish Highland pipes and learning the small pipes.

4:30pm PDT

Sea Songs w/ The Last Sunday Shanty Singers
Sunday May 27, 2012 4:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Biography Wayne Palsson is the host of the Northwest Seaport's monthly chantey sings, and his friends include: Pierre Rose, Jean Geiger, Eric Nelson, Steve Whinihan, Alice Winship, Marek Skoczylas and Cat Fox

5:00pm PDT

Africa Comes to You
With Kofi Anang

Sunday May 27, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159

5:00pm PDT

Introduction to Klezmer Music - KLEZMER 101
With Harvey Niebulski

Sunday May 27, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMO -- Jewish-Israel - MUSIC
  • Biography Harvey has performed & taught Jewish Music on all levels at Folklife for many years; at camps & schools; at synagogues & festivals and plays accordion & sings in Yiddish with a klezmer band called: The Klez Katz; Harvey also plays accordion and violin with a community klezmer orchestra in Seattle.

5:00pm PDT

Open Jam
Sunday May 27, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Boeing Green 47.62366, -122.35081

5:00pm PDT

Emerald City Songwriter Circles
With Wes Weddell, Nancy K. Dillon, Tai Shan, Vince Martinez, Steve Wacker

Sunday May 27, 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, Emerald City Songwriter Circles

6:00pm PDT

Seattle Raging Grannies
Sing for Peace and Justice

Sunday May 27, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • URL
  • Biography The Seattle Raging Grannies were formed in 1995 patterning themselves after the Victoris, B.C. group which was founded 25 years ago. The Grannies sing out thei rsupport for peace and justice while defying stereotypes of gender, age and fashion.
 
Monday, May 28
 

10:50am PDT

Cajun/Zydeco Lesson/Performance
Monday May 28, 2012 10:50am - 11:00am PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, Louisiana Centerhouse
  • Genre CAJ -- Cajun-Zydeco
  • URL
  • Biography Sean Donovan loves dance and teaching dance, and revels in helping others find sheer joy in movement. Emphasizing positive good fun and playful creativity, Sean communicates the essence of dance and its power to delight and transform us.

11:00am PDT

Scottish Country Dancing
With the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

Monday May 28, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Seattle Branch, Royal Scottish Country Dance Society was formed in 1978 to preserve and promote Scottish country dance. It holds classes Sep to Jun, and conducts workshops, dance parties, and performances of Scottish country dance.

11:00am PDT

String-along

With Ravenna String Orchestra and Friends

Go to http://www.ravennastrings.com/safolklife.html to obtain PDF files of music.

 


Monday May 28, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • Biography I have conducted the Ravenna String Orchestra for 16 years; conducted the Ravenna Second String Orchestra for 11 years. I have performed professionally as a violinist and taught violin and viola for forty years.

11:50am PDT

Cajun/Zydeco Lesson/Performance
Monday May 28, 2012 11:50am - 12:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, Louisiana Centerhouse
  • Genre CAJ -- Cajun-Zydeco
  • URL
  • Biography Sean Donovan loves dance and teaching dance, and revels in helping others find sheer joy in movement. Emphasizing positive good fun and playful creativity, Sean communicates the essence of dance and its power to delight and transform us.

12:00pm PDT

Capoeira Angola Afro-Brazilian Martial Art
With Mestre Silvio Dos Reis

Monday May 28, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50am PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDD -- Africa - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Mestre Silvio Dos Reis He has dedicated 26 years of his life to Capoeira Angola. He started capoeira with Mestre Rogerio, Belo Horizonte, Brazil in 1986 and as Mestre Jurandir's student he was the leader of International Capoeira Angola Foundation for 10 years. In Belo Horizonte,Brazil, he has taught for social programs created by the city council such as Homeless People and for street kids, named Kids in the Park. There he also taught for a Youth Project created to teach African Brazilian music, drums, and dance known as Tambolele. Since 2004 he has been leading the International Capoeira Angola Foundation, ICAF Seattle, founded in 1997 by Mestre Jurandir, as well as the TESC Capoeira Angola Club at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, which was started by Evergreen students under Mestre Jurandir leadership since 1998. Mestre Silvio Dos Reis has taught at middle and high schools in Seattle and vicinities since 2004 while supporting the development of other ICAF Groups in the USA. He has presented and have been supporting the development of ICAF African Brazilian Community Festivals in Seattle and Olympia.He has been traveling and presenting at conferences in the USA since 2000 untill now.

12:00pm PDT

Family Jam
With Jim Boneau

Monday May 28, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159

12:00pm PDT

Singing Four Part American Acapella Harmony
With Pacific Sound Chorus

Monday May 28, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • Biography Ranked among the top ten female barbershop choruses in the world. They are at the forefront of harmony based adult choruses in the national realm.

12:50pm PDT

Cajun/Zydeco Lesson/Performance
Monday May 28, 2012 12:50pm - 1:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, Louisiana Centerhouse
  • Genre CAJ -- Cajun-Zydeco
  • URL
  • Biography Sean Donovan loves dance and teaching dance, and revels in helping others find sheer joy in movement. Emphasizing positive good fun and playful creativity, Sean communicates the essence of dance and its power to delight and transform us.

1:00pm PDT

African Dance
With Manimou Camara

Monday May 28, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDD -- Africa - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography You will work closely with the master performance artist Manimou Camara of the esteemed Ballet Saamato and Merveille d'Afrique. Manimou started his performing career as a drummer and has reached the level of master drummer. This allows him, in a very organic way, to help each dancer gain an understanding of the marriage of drumming, rhythm, and music to African dance.

1:00pm PDT

Community Jam
With Kerry 'Shakerman' Greene

Monday May 28, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159

1:00pm PDT

Oly Old Time Slow Jam
With Anne Marie Schaefer

Monday May 28, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Boeing Green 47.62366, -122.35081
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • Biography Other Performers: Charlie Kowallis Sarah Page Rick McKinnon Nabil Khadduri

1:00pm PDT

Slide Guitar in the Key of E
With Nick Vigarino

Monday May 28, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • Biography Have performed in 13 countries, have won 14 music awards in various countries, have 3 original CDs, one film soundtrack. I'm a full-time musician.

1:00pm PDT

Musical Humor in Gilbert & Sullivan
With The Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society

Monday May 28, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • Biography Formed in 1954, this group celebrates the music and song of G&S to the highest musical standards.

2:00pm PDT

Interact-Learn.com
Monday May 28, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159

2:00pm PDT

Teaching Poetry, Mentoring Resilience
Richard Gold & PONGO Mentors

Monday May 28, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Narrative Stage at SIFF Cinema 47.62310, -122.35323
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre SW -- Spoken Word-Poetry
  • URL
  • Biography Richard Gold founded the Pongo Teen Writing Project, a nonprofit that offers therapeutic poetry programs to adolescents who are homeless, in jail, or in other ways leading difficult lives. Many Pongo authors have suffered childhood trauma, including abuse and exposure to violent death. And many Pongo authors use poetry to communicate about these experiences for the first time. In its 16 years, Pongo has worked with over 5,500 teens, published 13 anthologies, and given away over 12,500 poetry books to distressed youth. The Pongo web site provides therapeutic writing opportunities for youth anywhere, as well as resources for counselors and teachers – www.pongoteenwriting.org . Before founding Pongo, Richard was managing editor of Microsoft Press. Richard’s own poetry, “The Odd Puppet Odyssey,” was published by Black Heron Press in 2003. In 2010, Richard was named a Microsoft Integral Fellow, honored for his work with Pongo, by the Microsoft Alumni Foundation.

2:00pm PDT

Zwiefacher Tricky Rhythm Dancing
With Patrick McMonagle

Monday May 28, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDH -- Western Europe - DANCE
  • Biography McMonagle - leader of international dance at Folklife since 1972. Barnes - decades of Alpine dance and musical experience.

2:00pm PDT

Bread and Roses Commemoration: 100 Years of Struggle for Justice and Dignity
Featuring Rebel Voices, E.T. & the Boy, Pastor Pat Wright,and Jacque Larrainzar

Monday May 28, 2012 2:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049

2:30pm PDT

A Feast of Singable Choral Favorites
With Kristen Ramer Liang and Nadine Sanders

Monday May 28, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • Biography Kristen sings with the Fisher Ensemble and teaches private voice lessons and music classes. Nadine is a private voice teacher and has sung in many choirs.

3:00pm PDT

Play the Didgeridoo!
With Doug Bridges and Ted Hunter

Monday May 28, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
  • Biography Doug and Ted have been playing the Australian didgeridoo for over 19 years. We have taught workshops and tutorials throughout the Northwest, Alaska and Arizona for over 1600 people. We blend voice and world folk music with the didgeridoo as life long learners and muse monngers of many traditions. This will be our 18th year teaching and performing at NW Folklife. We emphasize an enthusiastic and fun spirit of curiosity and exploration. Over 125 participants attended our workshop at the 2011 Northwest Folklife Festival. We have been the hosts of the annual didgeridoo panel (formerly hosted by Brian Pertl) as we blend didactics and performance in this workshop. Thanks

3:00pm PDT

Traditional Appalachian Clog Dance
With The Eclectic Cloggers

Monday May 28, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre EDQ -- Traditional American Dance
  • URL
  • Biography The Eclectic Cloggers dance group performs a lively style of Southern Appalachian step dancing to traditional Old Time fiddle tunes. The fun they have the rhythms of Appalachia is unique and upbeat. Since 1982, the Eclectic Cloggers have performed at community festivals from Shelton to Shoreline. They are regular entertainers at the Lake Wenatchee State park, the Yakima Folk Festival, the Olalla Bluegrass Festival, the Phinney Winter Festival, The Tumbleweed Music Festival and various community and private events throughout the Northwest. In 1994, the group toured international folkdance festivals in Belgium, Switzerland and Holland. For more information about them go to eclecticcloggers.org

3:00pm PDT

YOUniversal Rhythms
John of John's Music

Monday May 28, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159

3:30pm PDT

Seattle Bach Choir
Baroque Chamber Choir

Monday May 28, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242

4:00pm PDT

Left Foot Boogie
Waltz, swing, salsa and more!

Monday May 28, 2012 4:00pm - 4:10pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, Swing Dance

4:00pm PDT

Fun with Argentine Tango
With Ilana Rubin & Tony Fan

Monday May 28, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512

4:00pm PDT

Salmon Run Family Drum
With Jamtown John Hayden

Monday May 28, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159

4:00pm PDT

The GI Coffee House
With Jim Page

Monday May 28, 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Olympic Room 47.62292, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography Jim Page - California native, been in Seattle since 1971, calls it home. Legalized busking in 1974, made 21 albums.

5:00pm PDT

5 Rhythms Dance
With Susan Usher

Monday May 28, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Rainier Room 47.62301, -122.35512
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre ERW -- World-Intl Folk - DANCE
  • URL
  • Biography Susan Usher has been dancing the 5Rhyhtms for 18 years. She teaches 5 Rhythms to adults for Christine Havens and volunteers at Echo Glen Children's Center teaching at risk teens. She also has a BS in Social Welfare with an emphasis on community organizing.

5:00pm PDT

Open Jam
Monday May 28, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Boeing Green 47.62366, -122.35081

5:00pm PDT

Performance & Jam
With Bill Matthews

Monday May 28, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159

5:00pm PDT

Mozart's Requiem Singalong
With the Seattle Peace Chorus

Monday May 28, 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, (if applicable)
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • URL
  • Biography For both singers and listeners, the Seattle Peace Chorus provides a unique choral experience. Our commitment to peace and social justice creates a special bond among members and with our audience.

6:00pm PDT

Salsa Dancing mini lessons
Monday May 28, 2012 6:00pm - 6:10pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, Salsa Dance: Sponsored by Univision-Seattle
  • Biography Seattle Salsa professionals give salsa demonstrations of many types of Latin dancing. Michelle and Gustavo will be teaching mini Salsa lessons so everyone can join in.
  • website

6:00pm PDT

Open Drum & Dance
With Carold Nelson

Monday May 28, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159

7:00pm PDT

Salsa Dancing mini lessons
Monday May 28, 2012 7:00pm - 7:10pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, Salsa Dance: Sponsored by Univision-Seattle
  • Biography Seattle Salsa professionals give salsa demonstrations of many types of Latin dancing. Michelle and Gustavo will be teaching mini Salsa lessons so everyone can join in.
  • website

8:00pm PDT

Salsa Dancing mini lessons
Monday May 28, 2012 8:00pm - 8:10pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Music-Dance Workshop Application, Salsa Dance: Sponsored by Univision-Seattle
  • Biography Seattle Salsa professionals give salsa demonstrations of many types of Latin dancing. Michelle and Gustavo will be teaching mini Salsa lessons so everyone can join in.
  • website