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Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?

Lane 06 Jul 02 - 09:34 PM
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Subject: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Lane
Date: 06 Jul 02 - 09:34 PM

Any folk festivals or similar gatherings, concerts in Oregon/Washington in the near future? How is the Yakima Folklife? I'm thinking of going... any others... I need a music fix


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Amergin
Date: 06 Jul 02 - 10:12 PM

next weekend there is a mudcat gathering in ellensburg, WA....contact JenEllen for details...


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Lane
Date: 07 Jul 02 - 11:33 AM

Thanks... I'll look into it. I'm thinking of going to Folk Life in Yakima - wonder if anyone has info on it - is it good, places to camp nearby?


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Snuffy
Date: 07 Jul 02 - 11:41 AM

I thought it was going to be about Manchester/Liverpool area, not the Pacific NW. Shucks.


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Amos
Date: 07 Jul 02 - 12:20 PM

Here are some links that might help.

Regards,

A


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: GUEST,Genie
Date: 07 Jul 02 - 02:28 PM

Jen's also hosting a gathering in August.


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Jon Bartlett
Date: 07 Jul 02 - 07:38 PM

Tall Ships Festival with non-stop shantying August 8-12 Steveston, BC (just across the border). More info available if wanted.


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Lane
Date: 07 Jul 02 - 08:40 PM

BC is a bit far for me.... but, maybe... anyone know about Yakima?


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: GUEST,Sonja
Date: 07 Jul 02 - 09:22 PM

I dont know if you count WOMAD as the kind of festival you're talking about (I think it's all performance, not participatory), but it'll be in the Seattle area (Redmond, I think) in August, IIRC.

~SWO~


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Lane
Date: 07 Jul 02 - 09:41 PM

OK... pardon my ignorance but..... WOMAD?


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Genie
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 02:26 PM

Lane, I'm not sure what it stands for but I think it's a world music festival. People like Miriam Makeba and other musicians from outside the US have been highlighters in the past. Let me see if I can find it via google if no one beats me to it.


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: GUEST,Sonja
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 02:46 PM

WOMAD is World Of Music Arts And Dance. Peter Gabriel organizes these festivals in various places around the world. One is a 3-day festival in August in Redmond, WA. Their website is supposed to be www.womad.org, but there's some problem with the link right now, so I can' get through to their website.

If interested in the Redmond festival, you could go to citysearch.Seattle.com and probably find info about it.

~SWO~


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: GUEST,Sonja
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 02:57 PM

BTW, Lane, you just missed the big Blues Festival in Waterfront Park in Portland, OR over the July 4th weekend. It's a four day event with all sorts of blues artists performing and fireworks on the 4th. Admission is real cheap--$5 plus 2 cans of food for the food bank is the suggested donation, I think--, and folks can get in free by doing some grunt work for the festival.

Both Seattle and Portland have concerts at their zoos on Wednesday, Thursday, and, I think, Friday nights during the summer. On Wed. and Thurs. in Portland, the admission is just the zoo admission ($7.50?), but some of the Friday night acts (e.g., the Chieftains) cost $20, I think, and tend to get sold out ahead of time. I've heard Tish Hinojosa, Maura O'Connell, and Miriam Makeba on Thursday nights (folk/bluegrass night) at the zoo in Portland. Sometimes if you don't get there before 7:00 (when the show starts), you may not get in, since the events are so popular. If you go earlier, you can see the zoo and then the concert for one zoo admission price.


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: GUEST,mudjack
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 03:15 PM

I've been going to Yakima Folklife for six, maybe seven years. It is a wonderful little festival with a diversified program of musics and arts. The festival is centered around the Yakima Museum on Teiton Dr. But there is an abundance of venues throughout the city. Two pubs near the downdown area, They have me doing a gig at Tim's basement at 11 PM Friday night and at 8 PM at the Garden Stage Sat. These are both new venues for me but I am looking forward to the festival and also will plan on sneeking away Sat,driving about 40 minutes north to Ellensburg to gather with Jen Ellens Catsters.
There is another great festival in Sept at Tri-Cities WA called Tumbleweeds Music Festival. Labor Day Week-end. That is another great time but competes with Bumpershoot in Seattle the same weekend. Almost forgot, I/m not sure where one might camp, you cannot camp or even park at the festival site. You might want to do a campground search for the Yakima area.
Mudjack


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: GUEST,Genie
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 03:28 PM

mudjack, isn't that "Bumbershoot" (as in "umbrella")? That's a big 3-day music festival at the Seattle Center, but it's paid admission each day, all sorts of music, and as far as I know has no participatory music (like NW Folklife Festival has).

Here's the website for the <a href="http://www.portlandfolklore.org/">Portland Folklore Society.</a>  They sponsor a song circle/potluck on the 2nd Sat. eve. of each month, an open mike once a month, and an coffeehouse once a month, as well as a smaller song circle every Monday.  If you go to their website you can get locations for each event.

Seattle Song Circle meets every Sunday night from 7:30 to about 11:00 PM. Don't have their website handy, but you can PM me if you'd like it. I think it's Seattle Folklife Society that sponsors it.

In Seattle, Wit's End Coffeehouse and Bookstore hosts jams on Friday nights 7:00 to 9:30 (Irish, bluegrass, old timey, and Scandihoovian, on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Fridays, respectively) and a songwiters' circle on Tuesdays. The Stillife Café (also in the Fremont area, near Dusty Strings) also has a folk open mike.

There's a bluegrass jam at the Grateful Bread Coffeehouse near the U. W. district from 1 to 4 PM on the 4th Sunday every month (except May, because of Folklife Festival).


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Lane
Date: 08 Jul 02 - 11:26 PM

Great info all... keep it coming. I'm going to try to get to Yakima next weekend, sounds great - thanks mudjack (is that how you're listed at the festival? I'll catch your gig). Sonja - thanks for the Portland info... that's closer for me than Seattle - I'm in Longview but can't find and music here, to speak of. Guess I have to range further. Sounds like Seattle has a lot going too, so I'll check some out, but it's tough to work for a living and make weekday events... ahh, but all in the pursuit of real music. Hoping to find house concerts, too....

Thanks for all the info.. .don't stop, I'm getting it all! Lane


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 12:39 AM

come to Long Beach on a day trip sometime and help me scout out some places for a weekend thing here...

mg


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Lane
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 12:48 AM

Long Beach is good... what kind of "thing" do you mean?


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 11:29 AM

a weekend gettogether...like Rainycamp and other weekend camps but smaller..

mg


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: GUEST,Mudjack
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 12:40 PM

Mudjack has a real name.
AKA Jack Roberts. Hope to see and meet you there.
Mudjack


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Genie
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 03:14 PM

mg,Jack, if you guys get it going, let me know. I'll help spread the word around Portland (and even Seattle, if you like). I'll bet we can get a quorum, and maybe a lot more!

There may even be some folkies in Chehalis and Centralia who'd be willing to drive past that ridiculous redneck chauvinist idiot's billboard on I-5 to get to Long Beach. (Or do you bypass I-5 to get to Long Beach from there?)

Genie


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Lane
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 09:00 PM

Genie, I know the billboard - Uncle Sam is apparently a hard core republican,huh? You can circumvent it, it's a longer drive but it may be worth it!

Anyway... A Long Beach gathering sounds nice... but I'd still like to find some closer to home (Longview) and sooner....

Lane


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 09 Jul 02 - 10:07 PM

there is a fiddlers or old time thing in Toledo sometime..check it out...

to get to Long Beach from Portland..go to Astoria and then cross bridge and drive up the peninsula.. from Seattle...if weather is good go to Aberdeen and follow 101 south..

mg


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Lane
Date: 10 Jul 02 - 08:20 AM

OK, Mudjack. I plan on being in Yakima... may try to look you up

Lane


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Genie
Date: 10 Jul 02 - 12:40 PM

Lane, can you make it to JenEllen's for either the July or August gathering? It'd be great to meet you, since you're practically a neighbor.


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Lane
Date: 10 Jul 02 - 10:15 PM

Genie, Not sure... I'm hoping to make FolkLife, but not for sure... I know JenEllen's is close by, so maybe.... hmmmm


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Lane
Date: 11 Jul 02 - 09:25 PM

Mudjack, When do you play at Folklife? Lane


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Genie
Date: 11 Jul 02 - 11:46 PM

Mudcatter Barbara mentioned this gathering in Part 3 of the NW Mudcatter gathering thread.

Sat ­ Sun, July 20-21.
Portland Folklore Society Annual Summer Camp-out ­
for anyone who likes to sing, play, relax under a tree on a summer afternoon, or swim in a creek ­ this is for you! 
Barbara & Marcus Millikan’s farm, Sheridan, Oregon. 
Limited to PFS members and their guests. *
Potluck dinner Saturday afternoon, campfire sing Saturday night, Sunday pancake brunch (PFS will provide). 
Contact Jinx Kuehn at
(503) 280-9765, jkuehn@teleport.com to sign up!

For more information, click here.

Genie
 

*If you're not from the Portland area, maybe a PFS member will 'adopt' you for the weekend so you can go as a guest.


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Genie
Date: 11 Jul 02 - 11:51 PM

Folks, I have no idea where those question marks came from! (They were dashes in the blurb I copied from the PFS site and posted into Netscape Composer.)


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Lane
Date: 12 Jul 02 - 12:39 AM

Genie, Thanks for posting that - sounds wonderful! Unfortunately I can't make that weekend.... singing around the campfire is my thing! Dang. This thread is helpful... I wonder - is there a way to keep track of "folky stuff" in our area? Maybe a web site or??? Or perhaps we should just keep the thread going. I love music and would like to find more opportunities to hear/play, but I don't really know where the spots are.... oh, and I'm kinda shy, and work for a living, so I don't get out enough!

Lane


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Jul 02 - 12:58 PM

Lane,
Sorry we did not connect at Yakima Folklife, my two venues turned out to be disasters. Tim's at 11 PM was a no show on the part of the audience and due primarily to the fact is near impossible to find. Not marked from the street and is 3 miles away from the Museum festival site. Saturday at the festival was an 8 o'clock evening next to the big stage that was blasting out heavy drums and electric guitars and some "good old boys" singing and playing some redneck rock. After talking to the sound man, we decided to throw in the towel and call it a week end. Which means I drove 7 hours (both ways) and not sing one song for their festival. Sounds like they need to dump a few venues or get someone who can draw an audience.Most of the stages were lightly attended.
I hope Yakima was good to you, it is still a nice little festival.You would have snjoyed the NW gathering at JenEllens. Very much like sitting around the campfire.
Mudjack


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Jul 02 - 02:16 AM

Mudjack,

I, too, am sorry that we didn't connect... you're right, the festival needs a little better organization, but then, I can hardly criticize such a big effort... they do pretty well, for the most part, but I did see a few glitches that were unfortunate. The heat didn't help! I had a ball, anyway... caught some nice sets on Saturday and a few on Sat night at Bob's. I had wanted to see Reilly and Maloney, who I greatly enjoyed (I'm and old folky and a fan of Tom Paxton, they do some of his stuff and I enjoy their harmonies a lot). I saw them again on Sunday AM - the scheduling was messed up, stage not ready, but it all came together and they were great. There were several other acts that I really enjoyed and I left the festival with some nice new inspiration for a few new songs that I can try to learn to play. Always looking for something new. Yes, I was surprised at the light attendance, but it was sure easy to get a front row seat! I'm looking for more, similar, get togethers in the Portland to Seattle area.. .I'm in Longview... so please let me know of any and, certainly, if you will be playing somewhere, I'd love to hear you! Lane


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: GUEST,Mudjack
Date: 16 Jul 02 - 12:53 PM

Thera is a nice little arts festival this week end in Trout Lake WA. It is located about 20 to 23 miles due north from White Salmon WA.and easy to find, they set out signs, besides being an art festival, they have music of all sorts throughout the day both Saturday and Sunday.They have me scheduled for Sunday at 11 AM. The festival is quiet and laid back but offer some real nice artwork and the music is much better than you might expect at such a small festival.
I'm not sure where you live but that might work for you. Of course that is a conflict schedule with Barbara's farm gathering. That is west of Salem OR and gets my vote as being a great time. It is Portland Folklore Society and Mudcat combined gathering.
If you make it to Troutlake Sunday, be sure to stop and say howdy.
Mudjack


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: GUEST,Genie
Date: 16 Jul 02 - 10:18 PM

Jack, I'm really sorry we lost you at JenEllen's both nights only to have you get short-changed, audience-wise. Those no-show audience folks missed a great show, IMO.

Lane, you might ask Mousethief if there's anything happening in the Tacoma area. (Maybe I should rephrase that. ...Then, again, ...)

If you're into bluegrass, there's the Wintergrass Festival in Olympia, but that's in the winter (Duh...).

Rangeroger said there's a jam session --bluegrass, I believe--in Carson, WA, one Monday evening a month. What's that--about a 90-minute drive from Longview? It's close to the Columbia Gorge.


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Lane
Date: 17 Jul 02 - 12:41 AM

Jack.... great lead for this weekend... unfortunately I have to be in Idaho.. well, I GET to be in Idaho, that is, to see my girl....so no go for Trout Lake. The following weekend is open....... ??

Genie.... good tip on Carson. I don't think that's too far - any more info? I like bluegrass, prefer folk, but hey.... I had a great time in Yakima... would like to find more of that kind of thing... maybe get up the nerve to play a little myself, but.........

Oh, and yes, I know of Wintergrass and will make it this year....

Keep the ideas coming, please!


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: GUEST,Mudjack
Date: 17 Jul 02 - 03:38 PM

Okay Lane,
It don't get any better than this, Stevenson WA is having a Bluegrass Festival July 26 thru the 28th. There is two approaches to doing this festval, you can pay to camp there, tents RV's or what have you or you can park outside, walk in and jam camp. Find a good jam and settle in. Or you can pay and see the bands in a fenced in arena. I live in the area and find jams and there are lots of them and usuall kick in a few bucks donation to their kitty. Some jams are Bluegrass Nazis and some are just plain folks that sing anything and everything.
I won't be performing there but will be there singing and playing at the camping area.
Genie,that Carson Jam is every Monday evening at the PUD building in Carson. 7 PM. It is located on the Wind River Hwy. 5 blocks past the stop sign(fire station)on the right. It is an open jam and all music is encouraged except electrified instruments.
We will have two couples at our place that week end but I'm sure you can toss a tent, sleeping bag or whatever and you can join us. They have RV's and will park them near our place. Just contact me through the e-mail listings on this site. meaning you have to be a Mudcat member to access it.
Mudjack


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Genie
Date: 17 Jul 02 - 04:11 PM

Thanks for the info, Jack.  I may try to bring a carpool from PDX to Carson one of these weeks.  I'll pass the word at Artichoke and at Yola's and at the Portland song circles, too.  How late does the Carson jam usually go?

Genie

"Bluegrass Nazis" -- gotta love it!


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Lane
Date: 17 Jul 02 - 09:51 PM

Jack, you ARE good..... Stevenson sounds great! I may have that weekend free and, if so, I'm there. That's short drive from Longview and sounds like good fun... I'll have to decide whether to camp inside or out.... one way or the other, I hope to run into you... how do I find this place? Any more info on it?

Genie - are you going to this one?

Lane


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Genie
Date: 17 Jul 02 - 11:50 PM

Lane, I could go to Stevenson on that Saturday or Sunday--if I can get enough work done at home between now and then. I'll "talk" to you about it by PM. We might even carpool if our routes are compatible.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Lane
Date: 18 Jul 02 - 12:23 AM

I'm in Longview, so will drive myself. I'm hoping to also be able to take my son along who's learning to play guitar, he'd enjoy that. Let me know if you're going and perhpas I can meet you and Jack there. Lane


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Genie
Date: 20 Jul 02 - 06:20 PM

Doesn't look like I can make the Stevenson gathering, Lane, but I hope you get to go. I still may try to make it to Carson one of these Mondays.


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 20 Jul 02 - 11:39 PM

There is what sounds like a very fine Finnish festival in Naselle Washington this coming weekend. I would love to go but no transportation...it is not that far from Longview or Portland..

mg


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Genie
Date: 21 Jul 02 - 02:42 PM

Are they gonna do a lot of Tangos at that Finnish festival? I understand it's just about become the national dance of Finland. It'd be intereting to hear tango music done with banjos, mandolins, and guitars.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Lane
Date: 23 Jul 02 - 08:55 PM

Ha! This is funny to me, having lived in Astoria for many years - the Finn capital of the west, I think... they spilled over to Naselle.... I have an assortment of Finn jokes, but I'll leave them be!

As to the Tango - somehow I doubt it... all the Finns I know are far too subborn to do anything other than the tradional dance, if that.....but I can tell you that you should never take a Finn fishing... they eat the bait!

Seriously, I have lots of Finnish friends, they're fine people.... but I do have trouble understanding that Lutefisk thing...:)

Lane


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Genie
Date: 23 Jul 02 - 10:36 PM

Ay t'ought Lutefisk vuz yoost a Norske t'ing.


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Lane
Date: 23 Jul 02 - 11:31 PM

No, the Finns take the lead on dried fish soaked in salt brine and lye or whatever the heck it is...... I think there's some battery acid involved..... ya sure...


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Francy
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 12:11 AM

We will be hosting our 3rd Annual Toledo Folk Festival on Sunday August 4th from 9am to 5pm on an outdoor stage. Toledo, Oregon is located on US 20 between Corvallis and Newport, just 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean. It is 3 hours southwest of Portland ( south on Interstate 5 to Oregon hiway 34 west to Philomath and then west on US 20 to Toledo.......Balladeer Merritt Herring from Portland will be there as well as our own Mudjack a.k.a. Jack Roberts.....Many more local acts from Corvallis, Eugene and Salem as wel as Toledo....Andes music with panpipes and vocals ....old time fiddle music......Traditional ballads by Earl and Kay Laver...and much more....It's a free festival on an outdoor stage....The annual Toledo Antique Fair will be included with many booth lining the main street of good old Toledo......Our stage will be close to the food booths...Hope you can all give us a try,....Frank of Toledo


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Genie
Date: 24 Jul 02 - 02:07 AM

Doubt that I can make it, Frank, though it's not so terribly far from Portland. Sounds great, though!


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Lane
Date: 25 Jul 02 - 12:45 AM

Frank, Thanks for your posting... unfortunately, I can't make that weekend either.... darn! Sounds like a great gathering.... maybe the next time....

lane


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Amergin
Date: 25 Jul 02 - 01:49 AM

well since it is a sunday....I might be able to make it...but I'll have to see how I am feeling...


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 28 Jul 02 - 01:06 AM

see Cranberry Coast thread..

let's go for it..subject to the inn and cabins etc. being available..no real planning would be involved...just ya'll come...a couple of potluck meals, rest catch as catch can..plenty of nice and also cheap restaurants..bumper cars, horses, mopeds on the beach....short walk to the ocean..

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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Genie
Date: 28 Jul 02 - 03:16 PM

Bumper cars? I'm THERE! ;-)


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Gloredhel
Date: 28 Jul 02 - 05:03 PM

I'm moving to Spokane (WA) next month. Anyone know about stuff happening in that area?


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Mudjack
Date: 28 Jul 02 - 07:22 PM

Saturday November 9th at the Glover Middle School in Spokane is the Spokane Folklore Society Festival. It is a free 1 day fest and lots of music but more importantly an opportunity to connect with other musicians and singers. Good hunting and if you cannot find any music circles, create some.
Mudjack


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: rangeroger
Date: 28 Jul 02 - 08:27 PM

On Sept 20-22 is the Central Washington Bluegrass Festival and Dutch Oven Rendezvous at Grant County Fairgrounds in Moses Lake,Wash.

Gloredhel, stay in touch with me.I live east of Couer d'Alene in the Silver Valley in North Idaho,only an hour drive to Spokane. I know there's an acoustic music group in the Cd'A area and there has to be more in the Spokane region.

rr


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Lane
Date: 28 Jul 02 - 08:46 PM

Ahh, Mudjack beat me to it.... but check out this link - it's Seattle Folklore Society but has lots of links to info on things elsewhere in the state.:

http://www.seafolklore.org/folknw.html

Keep in touch with me, as well as rr - I live in Longview, but spend a lot of time in Coeur d'Alene, visiting my honey - would like to know of any finds in that area, as well.

Lane


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Gloredhel
Date: 29 Jul 02 - 08:14 PM

A big thank you to Mudjack, RangerRoger, and Lane! And to think I was worried about a lack of folklife!


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Amergin
Date: 29 Jul 02 - 08:20 PM

Spokane? wow....going to school there then?


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Lane
Date: 31 Jul 02 - 09:26 AM

Gloredhel,

Find anything new in the Spokane area? Keep me informed if you do....

Lane


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Miken
Date: 31 Jul 02 - 09:09 PM

I live in Edmonds, but visit in the Spokane area several times a year. Last Feb. I saw Rosalie Sorrels at the Mother Goose Progressive coffee house in Spokane. They have performances featuring local folkies fairly often. Check "The Planet" alternative weekly newspaper for listings. My next trip over will be in the fall, I think. Maybe we can meet up. Please P-Mail me if anything looks good about Nov. Gloredhel, hope you enjoy Spokane! I did when I lived there. Rangeroger, what is that acoustic music group in Couer d'Alene? I get over there occasionally, too.

Mike


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: rangeroger
Date: 31 Jul 02 - 09:13 PM

It was known as the Acoustic Music Society, but it has been a while since I've seen any fliers. Will check around and let you know.

rr


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Gloredhel
Date: 01 Aug 02 - 02:41 PM

Lane, so far the only other thing I've found is a listing for a session on Tuesday nights at O'Doherty's Irish Grille. The site you mentioned was helpful. And yes, Amergin, I'm going to school there (Gonzaga University) as a music major.


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Amergin
Date: 01 Aug 02 - 02:45 PM

my uncle and his wife both went to Gonzaga....she's now a judge and he is now a public defender....

But anyways cool! Next time I go home...I may look ya up!


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Subject: RE: Folk Festivals or gatherings in the NW?
From: Lane
Date: 01 Aug 02 - 04:25 PM

Let me know if you go to the Irish Grille. If it's a good show on Tuesday nights I'll take my Irish girlfriend there next time I visit!


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