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Warren\'s Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion [clear filter]
Friday, May 25
 

11:00am PDT

Les Voyagers w/ Dina Blade, Caller
Music From Waaaay Up North

Friday May 25, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Friday Opening Contra
  • Biography Les Voyager plays music from the Metis Native American Tribe in Canada. For more information about the band, you can go to: katzwein@earthlink.net

12:00pm PDT

The Hoots and Hollers w/ Eric Curl, Caller
Vociferous Contras

Friday May 25, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Friday Opening Contra
  • Biography Three Olympia musicians join forces to bring energetic contra dances to Folklife.

1:00pm PDT

Sacred Fire w/ Mark Matthews, Caller
Hot contra tunes

Friday May 25, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Friday Opening Contra
  • Biography Sacred Fire is a high energy contra band located in Helena, Montana. Having played dances across the state, they are known for their ability to raise the dance! Sacred Fire has worked with many rural communities in Montana to establish and foster small contra dances.

2:00pm PDT

Riffraff w/ John Gallagher, Caller
Fiery Riffs From Raffish Gents

Friday May 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Friday Opening Contra
  • Biography Riffraff has been playing dances for 12 years. The fiddlers, Linden and Evo are father and son. The three gray haired guys have played in numerous bands, contra and otherwise, for decades. Evo has been surrounded by this music since birth.

3:00pm PDT

Billbillies w/ Tony Mates, Caller
Billicious Contras

Friday May 25, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Friday Opening Contra
  • Biography All of our musicians have been playing music for decades; Several members have appeared on major record labels. As a group, the Billbillies have been together for approx. 5 years.

4:00pm PDT

The Rhythm Rollers w/ Charlie Fenton, Caller
New England Contra Dance

Friday May 25, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Friday Opening Contra
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  • Biography Anchored by the unique Bob McQuillen, the piano playing dean of traditional New England Contra Dance music, the Rhythm Rollers play the old-fashioned, hard driving, improvisational contra dance music.

5:00pm PDT

Stage Down
Friday May 25, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212

6:00pm PDT

King, Rachmiel & Friends w/ Laura Mé Smith, Caller
Lively Elegant English Country

Friday May 25, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, English Country Dance

7:00pm PDT

Pacific Pearls w/ Nan Evans, Caller
Zesty English Country Dances

Friday May 25, 2012 7:00pm - 7:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, English Country Dance
  • Genre ZDB -- Contra-Square Dance Band
  • Biography Members of the band are all sought-after dance musicians in the Northwest and elsewhere. Besides playing for English, we also play for contras and swing jazz among other genres.

8:00pm PDT

The Retrospectacles w/ Mariah Pepper, Caller
The Next Generation of Contra

Friday May 25, 2012 8:00pm - 8:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Friday Evening Contra
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  • Biography We all have grown up playing in this kind of music (Contra) and in December 2007, we formed our band, the Retrospectacles. We now have a CD and several camps under our belts and will continue to play, perform and have fun.

9:00pm PDT

McKasson Ginsburg Bartley w/ Woody Lane, Caller
Rhythm and bows power trio

Friday May 25, 2012 9:00pm - 9:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Friday Evening Contra
  • Biography Ryan McKasson and Claude Ginsburg are two of the most powerful and rhythmic contra dance fiddlers in the Pacific Northwest. Teaming up with veteran guitarist Dave Bartley, with whom Ryan plays in Contra Sutra and Claude plays in KGB, this band is fiery, imaginative and propulsive.
 
Saturday, May 26
 

11:00am PDT

Shilshole Bay Ceili Band
Old style Irish dance band

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Ceili Dance
  • Genre ZDB -- Contra-Square Dance Band
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  • Biography The Shilshole Bay Ceili band follows in the footsteps of the popular Irish dance bands of yore, providing driving and powerful musical accompaniment to the happy feet of the Ceili dancers.

12:00pm PDT

Randal Bays Alehouse Ceili Band
Irish, ceili, cultural, trad

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Ceili Dance
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography The ALEHOUSE CEILI BAND starring Randal Bays "Bays is the genuine article." - The Rough Guide to Irish Music Randal Bays is an American musician whose mastery of the intricate art of Irish fiddle playing has earned him an international reputation among fans of Irish music. He’s an exciting and dynamic performer whose music grows out of a deep respect for the ancient wellsprings of the Irish tradition, bringing the music alive in the here and now with every performance. Accompanying Randal will be Susan Waters on fiddle, Willie Bays on Flute, Barry Fox on banjo, Brendan Boyle on bodhrán, Tom Lawrence on concertina and Suzanne Taylor on piano. A mighty band for sure!

1:00pm PDT

The Grassy Knoll Boys w/ Charmaine Slaven, Caller
Conspiring on Old Time Tunes

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Hot Squares
  • Biography This individuals in this here group walked out of the hills of Southern California, hollers of New Jersey and remote areas of Queens NY drawn to the frail of a different banjo. We all groove to the southern old time sound and we ask ourselves "was there a second fiddler?"

2:00pm PDT

The Little Dogs w/ Amy Carroll, Caller
Old time music for dancing

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Hot Squares

3:00pm PDT

Calico w/ Nan Evans, Caller
Purr-fectly fine contras

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Saturday Afternoon Contra
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  • Biography Calico is a contra dance band of 15+ years duration. It hosts a monthly dance (alternating with another band) on the first Saturdays in Portland.

4:00pm PDT

Out of Nowwhere w/ Ray Polhemus, Caller
Presented by Spokane Folklore Society

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Saturday Afternoon Contra
  • Biography Out of Nowhere is made up of 6 experienced musicians and long time members fo the Spokane Folklore Society. Individually they have played for over 2000 contra dances.

6:00pm PDT

Hettel Street Blues
Jazzy Blues

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Blues Dance
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
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  • Biography Based out of Snohomish County in Washington State, Hettel Street Blues features powerhouse vocalist Kathy Hettel; singing in the tradition of the great women of song such as Etta James, Ruth Brown and Dinah Washington.From cool jazz to rockin' the house blues and R&B, Hettel Street Blues is a favorite for private parties and events. Hettel Street Blues has also performed at regional event such as the Northwest Folklife Festival, Renton River Days, Edmonds Arts Festival, and the Bite of Seattle. Hettel Street Blues is also a regular performer at local venues.

7:00pm PDT

Red Hot Blues Sisters
Soul Flavored Burning Blues

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:00pm - 7:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Blues Dance

8:00pm PDT

The Euphemists w/ Susan Petrick, Caller
Big Brass from the River City

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:00pm - 8:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Saturday Night Contra Dance
  • Biography Over the past few years, various pairings of these Portland musicians have said, "We should form a band!" Finally, inspired by the recent immigration of fiddler Alan Snyder from warmer climes, The Euphemists congealed in 2011. The band features a brass front line of Paula Hamlin, Kaye Blesener, and Jerry Nelson, while Jerry's several guitars share backup rhythmic duties with the keyboard of Dave Goldman. For Folklife, The Euphemists are delighted to share the stage with caller Susan Petrick -- the treasure of Reno, Nevada and the California Bay Area, and no stranger to the Pacific Northwest.

9:00pm PDT

The Nettles w/ Marlin Powell, Caller
Celtic Jam Dance Fever

Saturday May 26, 2012 9:00pm - 9:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Saturday Night Contra Dance
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  • Biography The Nettles formed in 1996 from a living room jam session. Sincec then they've played for dances, festival, weddings and clubs throughout the Northwest, and toured North, South and East of Northwest.
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:00am PDT

FiddleRama w/ Elinor Preston, Caller
All Fiddles - All the Time

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Sunday Morning Contra
  • Biography The big sound of massed fiddles, plus the keyboard mastery of Nat'l Heritage Award winner McQuillen

12:00pm PDT

The Usual Suspects w/ Roy Curet, Caller
Montana Contra Dance Band

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Sunday Morning Contra
  • Biography We started playing together a few years ago, just as a pick-up band for local dances. Our name was sort of a joke, but people liked how we played so it stuck, and here we are.

1:00pm PDT

Worn Out Shoes w/ Maldon Meehan calling and dancing
Old Time String Band & Clogger

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Hot Squares
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
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  • Biography We are a band that comes from the great traditional roots of Portland Or. We are influenced by Tommy Jarrell and Bill Monroe and American fiddle music. We travel around the NW playing dances and festivals.

2:00pm PDT

Minnie Pearl Jam w/ Warren Blier, Caller
Hot Tunes for Squares and Contras

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Sunday Afternoon Contra
  • Biography Minnie Pearl Jam has been together for more than 10 years, performing in and around Seattle for Square and Contra dances. We may have a CD available by festival time.

3:00pm PDT

Hands4 w/ Marianne Tatom Letts, Caller
Not Your Usual Contra Tunes

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Sunday Afternoon Contra
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  • Biography Hands4 has helped carry forward the rich tradition of contra dance by introducing their largely original tune repertoire to dance halls throughout the Pacific Northwest since 2004.

4:50pm PDT

Louisiana Dance Lesson
Sunday May 27, 2012 4:50pm - 5:00pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Louisiana Roadhouse
  • Genre CAJ -- Cajun-Zydeco
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  • 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!

5:00pm PDT

Whozyamama Cajun and Zydeco Band
Music of Southwest Louisiana

Sunday May 27, 2012 5:00pm - 5:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Louisiana Roadhouse
  • Genre CAJ -- Cajun-Zydeco
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  • Biography Tami, Claudette and Claudia of WHOZYAMAMA's twin fiddle and accordion are reminiscent of Les Femmes d'Enfer 1994 to 2006. They have added the backline with electric guitar, bass Todd Fisher of Delta Rays, Doug Warren of Bayou Boogie and the New Riders of the Quimper Grange, and Rick Rice of Cayenne to get the full dance band sound. WHOZYAMAMA has been together 5 years playing in the northwest.

5:50pm PDT

Louisiana Dance Lesson
Sunday May 27, 2012 5:50pm - 6:00pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Louisiana Roadhouse
  • Genre CAJ -- Cajun-Zydeco
  • 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!

6:00pm PDT

Folichon Cajun Band
Folichon means fun!

Sunday May 27, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Louisiana Roadhouse
  • Genre CAJ -- Cajun-Zydeco
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  • Biography Long time Cajun jammers, Tim Parker and TEd Granger, honored to be joined by Northwest Cajun music pioneer and fiddler extraordinaire, Karen England, and supported by as-yet unknown rhythm players.

6:50pm PDT

Louisiana Dance Lesson
Sunday May 27, 2012 6:50pm - 7:00pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Louisiana Roadhouse
  • Genre CAJ -- Cajun-Zydeco
  • 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!

7:00pm PDT

Cayenne Cajun Band
Extra Spicy Cajun Ear Treats

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:00pm - 7:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Louisiana Roadhouse
  • Genre CAJ -- Cajun-Zydeco
  • URL
  • Biography We've been playing dancehall music from French Louisiana for a decade and a half.

8:00pm PDT

Waltz Partners
Choreography-Free Dancing

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:00pm - 8:10pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Dance Performance, Waltz Dance
  • Genre EDQ -- Traditional American Dance
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  • Biography All of the dances in this troupe are "social" dancers. That is, none of what they'll do is choreographed; everything is spur of the moment, dictated by their partners and the music. This troupe has been performing social waltz for seven years.

8:10pm PDT

Sky Blue
Heavenly Dance Music

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:10pm - 9:00pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Waltz Dance
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
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  • Biography Nadine and Julian first played together at Fiddle Tunes. The rest is history!

9:00pm PDT

Waltz Partners
Choreography-Free Dancing

Sunday May 27, 2012 9:00pm - 9:10pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Dance Performance, Waltz Dance
  • Genre EDQ -- Traditional American Dance
  • URL
  • Biography All of the dances in this troupe are "social" dancers. That is, none of what they'll do is choreographed; everything is spur of the moment, dictated by their partners and the music. This troupe has been performing social waltz for seven years.

9:10pm PDT

Valse Cafe Orchestra
Bliss in three quarter time

Sunday May 27, 2012 9:10pm - 10:00pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Waltz Dance
  • Genre EMH -- Western Europe - MUSIC
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  • Biography Since 1999, the Valse Cafe Orchestra has been playing together with the sole purpose of playing music for dancers. Since then, their scope has expanded to include musical theatre and performance art. This year they produced their first CD.
 
Monday, May 28
 

11:00am PDT

Les Fabulous Girls du Ouest Coast w/ David Kaynor, Caller
Double -X Chromosome Contras

Monday May 28, 2012 11:00am - 11:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Monday Morning Contra
  • Biography We are all contra dancers and musicians from Seattle who enjoy getting together to share our love of this music.

12:00pm PDT

The Lanny Martin Review w/ Rich Goss, Caller
The Coolest Contra Cats

Monday May 28, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Monday Morning Contra
  • URL
  • Biography All members of The Lanny Martin are key players in several other bands. LMR has played together for three years.

1:00pm PDT

Tricky Brits w/ Mary Devlin, Caller
English Country dance for all!

Monday May 28, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, English Country Dance
  • Biography Tricky Brits play english country dance music with expression and wit. Never predictable, they help you find the dance in you...

2:00pm PDT

Short Circuit w/ Sherry Nevins, Caller
Young Talent/Fun Sets - ZAP!

Monday May 28, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Monday Afternoon Contra
  • Biography The band consists of 2 young brothers, a brother & sister & their friend. All have been actively playing for dances & concerts with their family bands for several years, now they're ready to step out on their own!

3:00pm PDT

Little Big Cat w/ Amy Wimmer, Caller
Fiddle, Piano & Banjo Play Contras

Monday May 28, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Monday Afternoon Contra
  • Biography Miche Baker-Harvey (fiddle), Dale Brubaker (piano) and Hugh Fraser (banjo) can't remember if they first started playing together at Fiddle Tunes, Centralia or Simcoe Mountain, bu they do agree that they mesh well and have extraordinary amounts of fun playing all kinds of contra dance tunes together.

4:00pm PDT

KGB w/ Adam Carlson, Caller
Subversive Contras

Monday May 28, 2012 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Monday Afternoon Contra
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  • Biography This KGB is not a spy organization, but a band from Seattle that plays for New England style contradance, English Country Dance (as MI-5), for concerts, and private functions. We write a lot of our own music, and the rest comes from all over the world: the British Isles, French Canada, the Northeastern USA, Western and Eastern Europe, South America, the rest of the USA, and places we haven't yet identified.

6:00pm PDT

Tapsalteerie w/ Gordy Euler, Caller
Rhythym Driven Dance Bliss

Monday May 28, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Monday Closing Contra
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  • Biography This Seattle based band meets weekly for dinner, tunes and idle gossip. They play for Contradances primarily in Western Washington and Oregon where they have been dumbfounding locals for more than a decade.

7:00pm PDT

Northern Contraband w/ Maureen Collier, Caller
Northern Contras - Old & New

Monday May 28, 2012 7:00pm - 7:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Monday Closing Contra
  • Biography Primarily contra-dance tunes from the "Northern" traditions - New England, French Canadian, Metis, Celtic, and the like. We also play a few old-time square dance tunes and some contemporary compositions. Combined, we have logged over 120 years of playing experience.

8:00pm PDT

Contretemps w/ Mike Richardson, Caller
A Musical Delight for Dancing

Monday May 28, 2012 8:00pm - 8:50pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Monday Closing Contra
  • Biography The band formed three years ago and has changed since then, but has always had Cathie Whitesides and Frank Blade as members. Cynthia joined a year ago when the original pianist experienced difficulty with her hearing. An alternate meaning of 'Contretemps" is a musical syncopation.
 

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