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Friday, May 24
 

11:00am

Blue Flags & Black Grass
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Blue Flags & Black Grass

Foot-Stompin' Variety Review Bio: Comprised of pre-war jazz, brothel swing and foot-stompin' blues, the boys in Blue Flags and Black Grass will astound and amaze! Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/blueflagsblackgrass Get Recordings: Yes, Directly from artists Performers: Flip - Banjo and Vocals Shawn - Guitar and Vocals David - Fiddle Shams - Washboard and Vocals Jesse - Resonator


Friday May 24, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

11:00am

Columbia River H.S. Fiddle Philharmonic
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Columbia River H.S. Fiddle Philharmonic

Fiddle Tunes & World Music Bio: The Fiddle Philharmonic is made up of members of the Columbia River High School Orchestra. They have performed extensively throughout Oregon and Washington for the past 5 years. Get Recordings: No Performers: Violin: Max Albrechtson Jason Anderson Layla Chao Hunter Cowles Ana DeWitt Melina Doan Marrissa Hall Nocile Kadow Isabel kalnin Ethan Kraft Anastazia McAllister Baley Sipes Jared Veriato Jocelyn Binkier... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Mural Amphitheatre: Sponsored by Xfinity

11:00am

Spruce Street School 5th Grade Ensemble
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Spruce Street School 5th Grade Ensemble

Exciting Marimba Sounds Bio: Students have up to 5 years of instruction on the Marimba. This is the final performance before graduation. The group performs traditional and contemporary music from Zimbabwe. Website: http://www.sprucestreetschool.org Performers: will forward names


Friday May 24, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Fountain Lawn Stage

11:00am

Thornton Creek Elementary School
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Thornton Creek Elementary School

Ukulele Class of 2012/13 Bio: 2nd through 4th grade students from Thornton Creek Elementary School ukulele classes. Get Recordings: No Performers: 2nd through 4 grade students playing ukulele


Friday May 24, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

11:00am

Modern Western Square Dancing for Children ages 6-12
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Modern Western Square Dancing for Children ages 6-12

With Leslie Young Bio: The Buckskin Kids is a preteen (6-12) square dance club located in Renton Washington. We were established in the year 1972. We have also been dancing and competing in the Pacific Northwest Teen Square Dance Festival (PNTSD) every year since then. The PNTSDF will be celebrating 62 years this year. Website: http://www.buckskinsandmavericks.com


Friday May 24, 2013 11:00am - 11:45am
Armory Stage

11:00am

Friday Opening Contra

Tinker's Dram w/Joe Michaels, Caller  11:00 AM 11:50 AM

Hat Band w/Karen Marshall, Caller  12:00 PM 12:50 PM

Mad Robin w/Stacy Rose, Caller  1:00 PM 1:50 PM

The Fixations w/ Amy Carroll, Caller  2:00 PM 2:50 PM

Orcas Ruckus w/Marlin Prowell, Caller  3:00 PM 3:50 PM


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Hat Band w/Karen Marshall, Caller

Dual Contra-Fiddles Bio: Hat Band is an all-purpose contra band that includes dual fiddles & guitar. All members own hats. They excite dancers with diverse Reels-American/Quebecois, Jigs-straight/jazzy, Marches and Rags. Website: http://www.hatbandportland.com Performers: Sue Gray - fiddle Syd Newell - fiddle Jon Neff - guitar
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Mad Robin w/Stacy Rose, Caller

Shrewd and Knavish Sprites Bio: Two Alaskans and a Pennsylvanian meet in Oregon for Americana, Celtic, French Canadian, and more. Performers: Victor Fiore - Fiddle Cecily Morris - Piano Art Morris - Upright bass
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Orcas Ruckus w/Marlin Prowell, Caller

A Howlin' Good Time Bio: This band formed from the nightly open mic dances at Orcas Summer Camp on Orcas Island. We had such a grand time that we created this band for other contra dance gigs. Performers: Judy Laub - fiddle Lori Prime - fiddle Melissa Coffey - fiddle, whistle, saxophone Eileen Sterns - accordion, banjo, mandolin, piano, harp
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The Fixations w/ Amy Carroll, Caller

Contra Progenitors Bio: Sandy Bradley, Cathie Whitesides and Laurie Andres started playing together in 1980. They play old-time New England fiddle tunes with gusto and verve for the pleasure of your dancing feet. Get Recordings: No Performers: Laurie Andres - accordion Cathie Whitesides - fiddle Sandy Bradley - guitar Amy Carroll - caller
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Tinker's Dram w/Joe Michaels, Caller

Traditional & New Contra Tunes Bio: Tinker's Dram has been playing together for 8 years, at dances, farmers' markets & festivals. Performers: Brid Nowlan fiddle, Kate O'Laughlin fiddle, Howard Good button accordion, Jalaine Madura guitar, Cheryl Adcock bass


Friday May 24, 2013 11:00am - 4:00pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

11:40am

Da Odda Guyz
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Da Odda Guyz

Aunty's Backyard, Hilo, 1948 Bio: Backyard Hawaiian Music Performers: Kermet Apio- guitar (slack key) Jack Aldrich- steel guitar Kory Tideman- guitar (slack key) Gregg Porter- bass, ukulele Peter Tabali or Tiko Kaeo- bass Al Tringali- guitar, ukulele Herb Kai- barritone ukulele Rod Higuchi- ukulele


Friday May 24, 2013 11:40am - 12:10pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

11:45am

Kapka Cooperative School
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Kapka Cooperative School

Spirited Songs Past & Present Bio: For 24 years Kapka kids have been singing about our world, animals, love and anything we're studying! Website: http://www.kapkaschool.org Get Recordings: Yes, but we don't sell them to the public. Performers: Jamie Shilling, guitar


Friday May 24, 2013 11:45am - 12:15pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

11:45am

Pandemic Steel Band (Columbia River High School)
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Pandemic Steel Band (Columbia River High School)

Steel Band Music and Mayhem Bio: The Pandemic Steel Band is from Columbia River High School, in Vancouver, WA. We have been entertaining folks throughout Washington for the last 5 years, playing our weird take on Tropic folk music. Get Recordings: No Performers: Steel Drums: Jordan Andrieu Coin Benton Amelia Davis Carolyn Fiorillo Darian Forbes Nicole Kadow Alex Koch George Prigge Myles Sailer Krista Turley Kevin Utterback Drums/Percussion... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2013 11:45am - 12:15pm
Mural Amphitheatre: Sponsored by Xfinity

11:45am

To Be Announced
Friday May 24, 2013 11:45am - 12:15pm
Fountain Lawn Stage

12:00pm

Capoeira Angola
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Capoeira Angola

Bio: Capoeira Angola is committed to the cultivation, preservation, and growth of this dance form. We offer adults and youth the opportunity to get involved in the Seattle area. Website: http://www.ficanorthwest.org


Friday May 24, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Armory Stage

12:20pm

Professor Gall
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Professor Gall

Steampunk Folk/Jazz Bio: A Tincture of Junkyard Folk and Steampunk Jazz- Professor Gall have been entertaining audiences around the Northwest for 6 years, releasing 3 full length critically acclaimed albums. Website: http://www.professorgall.com Performers: Drew Norman, Banjo Scott Johnston, Sax Monte Skillings, Trombone Sean Hudson, Bass


Friday May 24, 2013 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

12:30pm

David Guilbault Band
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David Guilbault Band

Living in the Truth Bio: Truth needs to be told, singer-songwriter David Guilbault performs original songs of life, love and loss. His tuneful Americana stories marry honest lyrics with compelling melodies. Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/davidguilbault Get Recordings: www.reverbnation.com/davidguilbault Performers: David Guilbault - Vocals / Electric Guitar Jason Goessl - Electric Guitar Marc Laurick - Electric Bass Colin J Nelson - Drums


Friday May 24, 2013 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Fountain Lawn Stage

12:30pm

Montlake Elementary School 2nd Grade Singers
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Montlake Elementary School 2nd Grade Singers

Stories and Songs of Community Bio: We love to share our singing! Performers: 25 kids


Friday May 24, 2013 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

12:30pm

Maplewood Student Showcase
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Maplewood 5th & 6th Grade Orchestra

Children's Folk Music Bio: Children's Folk Music
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Maplewood 7th & 8th Grade Orchestra

Great Middle School Orchestra, Edmonds Bio: Children's Folk Music


Friday May 24, 2013 12:30pm - 1:40pm
Mural Amphitheatre: Sponsored by Xfinity

1:00pm

The Shed Players
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The Shed Players

Folk Group - Blues, Oldtime Bio: The Shed Players can be seen performing at festivals, farmers markets and open mics throughout Snohomish County. They enjoy sharing old time blues, folk and roots muisic in their own jug band style. Get Recordings: no Performers: David Douglas - vocal, harmonica, acoustic guitar Ken Dennis - Mandolin, vocal Dyann Arthur - vocal, banjo, guitar Rick Arthur - standup bass


Friday May 24, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

1:00pm

Bollywood Dance Party
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Bollywood Dance Party

With Katrina Dance Bio: Performing since the age of 4, Katrina has a wealth of dance experience. With a foundation in ballet, tap and acrobatics and a Certification in ATS Belly Dance by Carolena Nerciccio of FCBD, she has pursued her love of Bollywood Dance. She has studied Bollywood, Bhangra, Rhajasthani Dance, Khalbelia Gypsy Dance and Ghoomar Dance since 2003. She has been teaching dance since 2001. She has taught in Canada and various... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2013 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Armory Stage

1:00pm

Folklife Open Jam
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Folklife Open Jam

Bring Your Instrument and Join the Jam! Bio:


Friday May 24, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Boeing Green

1:15pm

Angela School of Dance
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Angela School of Dance

Angela School of Dance Bio: Angela School of Dance Children's Dance


Friday May 24, 2013 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

1:15pm

Vito and the One Eyed Jacks
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Vito and the One Eyed Jacks

Classic Folk, Country, & Jazz Bio: Classic folk and country with a hint of jazz, featuring alto/tenor saxophone, dobro, standup bass, and vocal harmonies. Website: http://www.vitoandtheoneeyedjacks.com/ Get Recordings: Yes, vitoandtheoneeyedjacks.bandcamp.com, iTunes, cdbaby.com, etc. Performers: Vito - Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica John - Guitar (through an amplifier) Gabe - Saxophone Larry - Standup Bass Arsen - Drums / Keyboard Andy - Backup... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2013 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Fountain Lawn Stage

1:40pm

Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners
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Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners

Country Blues, Swing 'n' Ragtime Bio: Jacob Miller is a fingerstyle guitarist and songster living in Portland, OR. Miller and the Crooners play country blues, ragtime, and swing inspired from a time when 78's ruled the musical world. Website: http://jacobmiller.bandcamp.com/ Get Recordings: http://jacobmiller.bandcamp.com/ Performers: Jacob Miller - Guitar/Vocals Ben Bailey - Washboard/Snare DrumVocals/Kazoo Kyle Neumann - Harmonica/Tenor... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2013 1:40pm - 2:10pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

2:00pm

Leikarringen of Leif Erickson Lodge #2-001
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Leikarringen of Leif Erickson Lodge #2-001

Traditional Norwegian Dance Bio: Leikarringen of Leif Erickson Lodge No. 1 has been taking pride in the performance of traditional Norwegian dances for over 50 years. Their repertoire includes old time dances (gammeldanser), figure dances (turdanser), songdances (sangdanser), and village dances (bygedanser), all performed to live music by Bill Boyd and Nancy Morrison. Website: http://www.home.comcast.net/~ja_visst/leikarringen/ Get Recordings... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

2:00pm

Eckstein Middle School Wind Ensemble
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Eckstein Middle School Wind Ensemble

Classical to Current Music Bio: The Eckstein MIddle School Wind Ensemble has 6th, 7th and 8th graders in the ensemble. We love to play for our community. Performers: I will mail the list.


Friday May 24, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Mural Amphitheatre: Sponsored by Xfinity

2:00pm

Sightseer
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Sightseer

Soulful Canadian Prairie Rock Bio: Sightseer is a female-fronted alt-country roots band with drums, bass, electric and acoustic guitars, keys and occasionally violin. Website: http://www.sightseermusic.com Get Recordings: sightseer.bandcamp.com Performers: PA Mathison- vox, guitar Jason Lightfoot- guitar, vox Jason Welling- keys, guitar, fiddle, vox Dave O'Leary- Bass David Nielsen- Drums


Friday May 24, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Fountain Lawn Stage

2:00pm

Fabulous French Country Dances
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Fabulous French Country Dances

With Eileen and Feu de Joie Bio: We've studied with some of the best French musicians and we play the traditional instruments of central France.


Friday May 24, 2013 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Armory Stage

2:00pm

Work Stories: Fact & Fiction from the Seattle Public Library
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Work Stories: Fact & Fiction from the Seattle Public Library

Bo Kinney and David Wright Bio: Librarians Bo Kinney and David Wright present both fiction and nonfiction books and stories that deal with labor, work, and occupations.


Friday May 24, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
SIFF Cinema (Narrative Stage ): Sponsored by KUOW

2:20pm

Elise and Evan Snoey
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Elise and Evan Snoey

Fiddling Sibling Harmony! Bio: Siblings Elise and Evan Snoey share their musical connections via fiddle tunes and folks songs. Get Recordings: not yet Performers: Evan Snoey - fiddle, mandolin, guitar Elise Snoey - fiddle, piano


Friday May 24, 2013 2:20pm - 2:50pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

2:40pm

Janelle Bel Isle
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Janelle Bel Isle

Middle Eastern Dance Bio: Middle Eastern Dance Website: http://www.janellebelisle.blogspot.com Get Recordings: Yes.


Friday May 24, 2013 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

2:45pm

Blue Ringer
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Blue Ringer

Pacific Northwest Americana Bio: Powerful, original Americana inspired by the great traditions of country, folk and rock. Website: http://www.blueringer.com Get Recordings: CD Baby, Amazon, www.blueringer.com Performers: Craig Brown - guitars, vocals Deb Brown - bass, vocals David Broyles - guitars, vocals Benjamin Hawkes - drums Mark Bittler - keys, vocals


Friday May 24, 2013 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Fountain Lawn Stage

2:45pm

Klez Chaos
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Klez Chaos

Klezmer Community Orchestra Bio: Klez Chaos is the performing wing of an open monthly klezmer jam in Seattle. We are people from all walks of life, some professional musicians, mostly just people who enjoy playing klezmer music. Website: http://bmaslan.home.comcast.net/klez.htm Get Recordings: Not Available Performers: Barry Pollack guitar, Ben Smith bass clarinet, Bernice Maslan clarinet, David Lewis drum, Doug Knudsen soprano sax, Frank Brown... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2013 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Mural Amphitheatre: Sponsored by Xfinity

3:00pm

Douglas County Daughters
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Douglas County Daughters

Vintage Americana Family Band Bio: Douglas County Daughters create unexpected charm on stage as sisters Emily and Mollie weave close harmonies of vintage songs with heart-warming reminiscence of growing up in small town America. Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/douglascountydaughters Get Recordings: Merchandise available at live performances only Performers: Mollie Ziegler: keys, vocals Emily West Afanador: drums, vocals, autoharp


Friday May 24, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Vera Project/Gallery

3:00pm

Tai Shan
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Tai Shan

Seamstress of Melodies Bio: Tai Shan has performed for show such as Weekday with Steve Scher, Art Zone and at Bumbershoot and Benaroya Hall. She is a regular performer with the Bushwick Book Club and the Seattle Rock Orchestra. Website: http://www.taishanmusic.com Get Recordings: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/taishan Performers: Tai Shan - Vocals and Guitar


Friday May 24, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Alki Court Stage

3:00pm

The Fogtones
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The Fogtones

Bluegrass in the Myst Bio: Members of the Fogtones have recorded with the Liberty, Rounder, Voyager, and Flying Fish records. They have performed with Bill Monroe and at the Grand Ole Opry. Performers: Harley Bray: Banjo Shera Bray: Guitar Belle Chenault: Bass Stu Herrick: Mandolin Emily Keene: Fiddle


Friday May 24, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

3:00pm

VadyaVrinda
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VadyaVrinda

Instrumental Music Bio: VadyaVrinda is a group of Anjali Joshi and her students. They are a group of musicians who together present a beautiful experience of sophisticated light and semi-classical music. Website: http://anjalijoshi.org Performers: Devika Baliga- keyboard Surya Chandramouli- mandolin Paul Mathew- violin Madhu Parthasarathy- guitar Sanika Joshi- santoor Mitali Karmarkar- harmonium


Friday May 24, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Armory Stage

3:00pm

Whispering Roses
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Whispering Roses

Celtic Music by a Family Band Bio: Whispering Roses brings new life to Celtic, Christian and folk music for listening of all ages. The beautiful fusion of harp, piano, English flutes, violin and guitar create lush Celtic sounds. Website: http://www.whisperingroses.net Get Recordings: www.whisperingroses.net


Friday May 24, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Northwest Court Stage

3:30pm

Seattle Waldorf H.S. Jallamollawalla Rhythm Band
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Seattle Waldorf H.S. Jallamollawalla Rhythm Band

From Lagos to New Orleans Bio: Jallamollawalla is the World Music Ensemble from Seattle Waldorf High School, led by Gordy Ryan, longtime member of Babatunde Olatunji's Drums of Passion.We play with authenticity and fire. Get Recordings: not a commercial release- but I'll drop off our c.d. Performers: Gordy Ryan- Leader- Djembe drum, vocals Kristina Heidt- vocals Olivia Dunkley- djembe,vocals Fiona Bennit- Sangban drum, bell, vocals Teal Chinn... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2013 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Mural Amphitheatre: Sponsored by Xfinity

3:30pm

Sweet Home
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Sweet Home

Original Americana Folk Rock Bio: Sweet Home delivers an original mix of Folk Rock & good-time Americana with flavors of Bluegrass & Swing served up family style. Infectious tunes and vibrant harmonies keep it rockin' with heart. Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/sweethomeband Get Recordings: Will be available at Folklife. Performers: John Manns, guitar/vocals Glen Allen, guitar/mandolin Sarah Brooks, percussion/vocals Marcia Michel... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2013 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Fountain Lawn Stage

3:30pm

Immigration and Work in Washington State: Historical Perspectives, Current Realities
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Immigration and Work in Washington State: Historical Perspectives, Current Realities

George Lovell, Carolyn Pinedo-Turnovsky, Erasmo Gamboa, Moon-Ho Jung Bio: Professors Carolyn Pinedo-Turnovsky (American Ethnic Studies & Law, Societies, and Justice Program), Erasmo Gamboa (American Ethnic Studies), Moon-Ho Jung (History) discuss research and work on immigration and work realities in the state.


Friday May 24, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
SIFF Cinema (Narrative Stage ): Sponsored by KUOW

3:40pm

Breakers Yard
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Breakers Yard

Delta Blues and Rag-a-Licious Bio: Breakers Yard plays delta stomp, ragtime, and even some hillbilly and country blues. Musicians have played with bands like Molasses, the Blair Street Mugwumps, Free Bannanas, and Dirty Spoon. Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/breakersyard Get Recordings: Mail order only through Reverbnation - streaming songs there too Performers: Brandon Olszewski - resophonic guitar, harmonica Jordan Cogburn - percussion... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2013 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Vera Project/Gallery

3:40pm

Chris Roe
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Chris Roe

From the Heart of History... Bio: Chris Roe is a Seattle-based singer, instrumentalist and songwriter with a history that includes sea chanties, pub songs, traditional ballads, British and American dance tunes, and original material. Get Recordings: Yes - "A Round for the Company" - CD Baby Performers: Chris Roe - voice, concertina, button accordion Joe Guitar - voice, guitar


Friday May 24, 2013 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Alki Court Stage

3:40pm

The Gloria Darlings
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The Gloria Darlings

Sister Harmony Folkgrass Bio: The Gloria Darlings, Pandi and Milly, are a Seattle-based internationally touring female folk-grass duo. "A new young version of Hazel & Alice" - Tony Lawson, host Blue Plate Special, WDVX Knoxville. Website: http://www.gloriadarlings.com Get Recordings: Empty Sea Studio release should be available Feb/March 2013 Performers: Pandi (guitar) Milly (fiddle) "Chainsaw" Chuck (banjo) Gabriel (mandolin) Ben Fox (upright... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2013 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

3:45pm

Aurora Burd
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Aurora Burd

Irish Fiddle Tunes and Airs Bio: Aurora’s blends a sweet sound with inspiration from Clare-based fiddlers Paddy Canny, P.J. Hayes and James Kelly. Enjoy her spell-binding slow airs and intricate but lively traditional melodies. Get Recordings: no. Performers: Aurora Burd, fiddle


Friday May 24, 2013 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Northwest Court Stage

3:45pm

High School Swing Dance

Left Foot Boogie Swing Dance Lesson 3:45 PM to 4:00 PM

Eckstein Middle School Sr. Jazz Band 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Left Foot Boogie Dance Demo 4:45 PM to 5:00 PM

Garfield Jazz Ensemble 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM


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Eckstein Middle School Sr. Jazz Band

Swing Dance, Jazz Bio: Eckstein Middle School is an award winning jazz band that loves to play for the community. Get Recordings: I will send a CD Performers: Sr. Jazz Band Clarinet/Oboe/Piano Kierra Nguyen Alto Sax Molly Nelson Emma Mitchell-Sparke Santosh Sharma Olivia DeNonno Colin Cahill Jacob Clayton Kyle MacCausland Reed Squier Tevin Stanley Simon Wilmhoff Tenor Sax Glenn Wysen Alder Strange Jesse Beckett-Herbert Hannah Hutchison Noah Latch... Read More →
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Garfield Jazz Ensemble

Contemporary Big Band Swing Bio: Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble is an award winning 25 member jazz band that is comprised of students from the Seattle area with a variety of backgrounds. Website: http://www.garfieldjazz.org Get Recordings: http://www.garfield.org
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LEFT FOOT BOOGIE

Dance Lesson Bio: Jodi loves teaching partner dance - bringing the joy of moving to music with another is as good as it gets!


Friday May 24, 2013 3:45pm - 6:00pm
Armory Stage

4:00pm

Gudochek + Juliana & PAVA
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Gudochek + Juliana & PAVA

Russian Children’s Folklore Ensemble Bio: The choir started in 2010 as a group of children performing Russian folk songs and dances with their parents - singers of PAVA led by Juliana Svetlitchnaia, and then expanded to nearly 20 kids. Website: http://ethnorussia.com/gudochek.htm Performers: ~15-18 kids age 5-9 - vocals Juliana & PAVA - supporting vocals and instruments (see their lineup)


Friday May 24, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Center Theatre

4:00pm

Murphy and Middaugh
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Murphy and Middaugh

Old Time, Tradional Folk, Some Contemporary Bio: Jerry Middaugh- Originally from Ohio, with roots in folk and Appalachian music. Guitar, banjo, mandolin, vocals. Jerry had lived in the Northwest for more than twenty five years, and has been active in various types of folk music. Currently, he plays with the Silverback String Band, as well as with Orville Murphy. His repertoire includes songs about work, trains, cowboys, hobos, loss, women, and... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Folklife Cafe

4:00pm

Folklife Open Jam
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Folklife Open Jam

Bring Your Instrument and Join the Jam! Bio:


Friday May 24, 2013 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Boeing Green

4:15pm

Baile Glas Irish Dancers
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Baile Glas Irish Dancers

Youthful step dancing joy! Bio: Baile Glas is celebrating 25 years as a performing group in Seattle. We're featured annually in Irish Heritage Club events, Shoreline Arts, and at Cultural Crossroads. Website: http://www.baileglas.org


Friday May 24, 2013 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

4:15pm

Kaze Daiko
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Kaze Daiko

Japanese Drumming Youth Group Bio: Kaze Daiko, a youth performance group, uses taiko to teach Japanese American culture and heritage; help members develop pride and self-confidence; support diversity and tolerance; and foster unity. Website: http://www.kazedaiko.com Get Recordings: NA Performers: Stan Shikuma, Todd Miyata, Griffin Joko-Fujimoto Bryce Bergano, Brianna Ishihara, Tian Little, Kellie Matsudaira, Kimberly Matsudaira, Sho Shrock... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2013 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Mural Amphitheatre: Sponsored by Xfinity

4:15pm

Weatherside Whiskey Band
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Weatherside Whiskey Band

A Down Home Roadhouse Outfit Bio: Formed in 2011, this Seattle based alt-country/newgrass ensemble is renowned for their catchy melodies, three-part harmonies, and boot stompin' rhythms. Website: http://www.weatherside.us Get Recordings: "Pickin' the Pines" is available on iTunes, CD Baby, and Amazon Music Performers: Tanner McInerney - Guitar, mandolin, banjo, vox Jakob Singer - Guitar, harmonica, vox Amy Meyer - Vocals, kazoo Jacob Yackshaw... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2013 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Fountain Lawn Stage

4:20pm

Molly & Dan Tenenbaum
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Molly & Dan Tenenbaum

Old-Time Harmonies and Tunes Bio: Haunting sibling harmonies and deeply felt intrumentals characterize these two Seattleites. Website: http://mollytenenbaum.com/ Get Recordings: http://mollytenenbaum.com/ Performers: Dan Tenenbaum - guitar, fiddle, vocal Molly Tenenbaum - banjo, guitar, fiddle, vocal


Friday May 24, 2013 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Alki Court Stage

4:20pm

The Conjugal Visitors
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The Conjugal Visitors

Cascadia Folk Explosion! Bio: The band has been going strong since 2005 and was voted "Best Acoustic Band" in the Eugene Weekly's "Best of Eugene" reader's poll. Website: http://www.theconjugalvisitors.com Get Recordings: Yes, at our shows Performers: M.D. Elsworth - Guitar/Vocals, Brien 'Bobo' McMullen - Upright Bass, Fats Mcguire - Saxophone/Banjo/Vocals, Derby Joe - Washboard/Guitar/Vocals,


Friday May 24, 2013 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

4:20pm

The Reynolds Brothers
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The Reynolds Brothers

Folk Rock from SE Alaska! Bio: The Reynolds brothers grew up on the coast of WA State and started playing music at a young age. David started as a commercial fisherman in Alaska, and started recording albums and touring in 2009. Website: http://www.davidbreynolds.com Get Recordings: Yes. iTunes, or latest EP here: http://davidreynolds.bandcamp.com/ Performers: David Reynolds - Acoustic Guitar, Keyboard, Vocals Josh Reynolds - Acoustic Guitar... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2013 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Vera Project/Gallery

4:30pm

Karen Iglitzin, Ariana Nelson, and Roger Nelson
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Karen Iglitzin, Ariana Nelson, and Roger Nelson

Original Folk Dance Tunes by Roger Nelson Bio: Roger Nelson and Karen Iglitzon on piano and violin with cellist daughter Ariana.


Friday May 24, 2013 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Northwest Court Stage

4:40pm

Rosalynn De Roos / Choroloco
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Rosalynn De Roos / Choroloco

Vintage Brazilian Jazz 1920s Bio: Choroloco is Seattle based acoustic ensemble, that has traversed the wondrous world of Brazilian music since 2008. Choroloco's sound is inspired by the cafes of Rio de Janiero via the Northwest. Website: http://www.choroloco.com Get Recordings: none Performers: Rosalynn De Roos - Clarinet/Flute Stuart Zobel - 7 string guitar Christian Runge - mandolin Tony Taylor - percussion Brandi Ledford - percussion


Friday May 24, 2013 4:40pm - 5:10pm
Folklife Cafe

4:40pm

VOLYA
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VOLYA

Ancient Belarusian Folk Songs Bio: VOLYA is a Belarusian folk group based in Seattle. It was created in 2009 with the mission of introducing the people of the Pacific Northwest to the beauty and richness of Belarusian Folk Songs. Website: http://www.volya.volyadzemka.com/ Get Recordings: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/volyagroup Performers: Volya Dzemka - vocals Olga Sukhover - vocals Darinka Shapovalova - vocals Raisa Asriyants - violin Fedor Paretsky... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2013 4:40pm - 5:10pm
Center Theatre

5:00pm

Sunshine from Polynesia
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Sunshine from Polynesia

Hula Dance, Tahitian Drumming Bio: We are a local Polynesian Halau (dance school) with an active performance group. We perform locally for luau style parties, corporate events, weddings, etc., bringing the Aloha spirit to all! Website: http://www.sunshinefrompolynesia.com Get Recordings: No Performers: Drummers only: Wendi Montgomery, Lita Hoke, Richard Hoke, Jackie & Josh Pearson, Kim Cook, Ryan Abay-Abay, Danny Perterson


Friday May 24, 2013 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

5:00pm

The Terrible Lizards
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The Terrible Lizards

Tunes from the Late Cretaceous Bio: The Terrible Lizards have been performing Celtic tunes and songs for 65 million years. This is their first performance at Folklife. Performers: Jesse Partridge -- fiddle, vocals Francis Brennan -- banjo, guitar, vocals


Friday May 24, 2013 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Alki Court Stage

5:00pm

Seattle Song Circle Sing Along
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Seattle Song Circle Sing Along

With Bruce Baker Bio: Seattle Song Circele started the at the Second Folklife Festival and meets weekly Sunday evenings. Website: http://www.seafolklore.orf/songcirg.html


Friday May 24, 2013 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Intiman Choral Courtyard

5:00pm

Seafaring Women - Stories from the Deck to the Engine Room to the Wheelhouse
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Seafaring Women - Stories from the Deck to the Engine Room to the Wheelhouse

Women in the Maritimes Association Bio: Anne Mosness and other seafaring women working in marine and fishing trades, on small boats to large ships, talk about the joys and perils of their jobs. Website: http://www.womensmaritimeassoc.com/


Friday May 24, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
SIFF Cinema (Narrative Stage ): Sponsored by KUOW

5:00pm

Friday Evening Contra

The Random Outliers w/Amy Wimmer, Caller 5:00 PM 5:50 PM

The Contra Quartet w/Eric Curl, Caller  6:00 PM 6:50 PM

Out of the Wood w/Ray Polhemus, Caller 7:00 PM 7:50 PM


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Out of the Wood w/Ray Polhemus, Caller

"We Make Your Feet Happy!" Bio: "We make your feet happy" is the slogan for Out of the Wood from Sandpoint, Idaho. They have played for over 250 contradances and dance camps across the country and Canada. Website: http://www.outofthewood.net Get Recordings: Yes. Available thru our web site: outofthewood.net Performers: Kathy Bowman-fiddle, Vickie Marron-Piano, Pat Marron-fiddle/mando, Larry Simmons-bass.
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The Contra Quartet w/Eric Curl, Caller

Wit, Vim, Kick, and Cello Bio: The Contra Quartet has been drawing howls of appreciation from Olympia dancers since its formation last fall. They are excited to bring their unique sound to a Folklife audience. Get Recordings: nope Performers: Jesse Partridge - fiddle Steve Cifka - cello Julie Bennett - percussion Jay Finkelstein - guitar
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The Random Outliers w/Amy Wimmer, Caller

Music From the Edges of Contra Bio: All the "outliers" are well immersed in playing for contra dances and all have experience in dancing. We love playing the best music possible for contra dancing. We love Folklife!!! Get Recordings: No Performers: Charlie Martin - fiddle Miche Baker-Harvey - fiddle Carmen Ficcara - guitar Cat Fox - banjo, percussion, pennywhistle Reed Carlson - bass Eric Hardee - hammered dulcimer


Friday May 24, 2013 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

5:05pm

Town Forest
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Town Forest

High Lonesome Drone Folk Bio: Town Forest captures the high lonesome tone of Smithsonian Folkways recordings paired with textural overdrive and dusty reverb. Website: http://www.facebook.com/townforestmusic Performers: Cory Mattheis: drums Mark Johnson: vocals, guitars


Friday May 24, 2013 5:05pm - 5:35pm
Vera Project/Gallery

5:20pm

Newah Organization of America, Seattle (featuring Subhash Prajapati)
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Newah Organization of America, Seattle (featuring Subhash Prajapati)

Nepal, Newar, Kathmandu, Drums Bio: The group will feature Subhash Ram Prajapati, very well known traditional drummer from Nepal. He is a current PhD ethnomusicology student of University of Washington. Website: http://www.nepalseattle.com/newah Performers: Subhash Ram Prajapati - Dhimey Mohan Shrestha - Dhimey Anil Shrestha - Bhusyah Rajesh Awal - Bhusyah


Friday May 24, 2013 5:20pm - 5:50pm
Center Theatre

5:40pm

Skin Deep Dance
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Skin Deep Dance

ATS® Belly Dance Bio: Skin Deep Dance is an American Tribal Style Belly Dance Company that has 5 seasoned dancers in our professional dance company. We teach classes at our studio in Seattle. Website: http://skindeepdance.com


Friday May 24, 2013 5:40pm - 6:10pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

5:40pm

The Pinetop Pickers
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The Pinetop Pickers

Southeast Meets Northwest Bio: Band formed in 2010 to perform at Folklife 2010. Band performs a combination of Bluegrass, Old Time, and Cajun. We played Folklife 2011 and did busking at Folklife 2012. Performances around Olympia. Website: http://www.facebook.com/pinetoppickers?fref=ts Get Recordings: No Performers: John Wilkinson, fiddle and Mandolin. Linda Wilkinson, Ukulele. Tom Shorey, Banjo.


Friday May 24, 2013 5:40pm - 6:10pm
Alki Court Stage

5:45pm

LoveBomb Go-Go Marching Band of Portland Oregon
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LoveBomb Go-Go Marching Band of Portland Oregon

Intergalactic Marching Freaks Bio: With nearly intergalactic appeal, LBGG has wowed audiences from Bumbershoot to The World Naked Bike Ride and are forging a new category of music: Indie-Balkan-Funk-Punk, from outer space! Website: http://www.lovebombgogo.com Get Recordings: Yes, available direct from us via email! Performers: Mars Ponte: voc, bass, sousaphone Bhajan Kester: voc, drums Connor Acott: bass drum Johny Powell: alto sax Shawn Hampton... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2013 5:45pm - 6:15pm
Mural Amphitheatre: Sponsored by Xfinity

5:50pm

Andre Feriante and The Bohemian Entourage
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Andre Feriante and The Bohemian Entourage

Spanish/Flamenco Guitar Bio: Andre is a world-class classical/Spanish guitarist who was born in born in Naples, Italy and grew up in a village just outside Rome. Website: http://www.andreferiante.com Get Recordings: We have several CDs, avail on iTunes, Amazon, or www.andreferiante.com Performers: Andre Feriante, guitar Jason Everett, bass/cajon Stella Rossi, dancer


Friday May 24, 2013 5:50pm - 6:20pm
Folklife Cafe

5:50pm

Camp Wisdom
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Camp Wisdom

More Cats Than You Can Handle Bio: Camp Wisdom is a 7 person folk collective who specialize in fire building and canoe races. they also like having fun while being respectful! Website: http://www.campwisdom.bandcamp.com Get Recordings: Campwisdom.bandcamp.com Performers: Stephen Smith- Acoustic Guitar, 12 string River Nason- Guitar Paul Williams- Harmonica John Thomson- Mandolin Roy Johnson- Bass Liam Hindall- Drums


Friday May 24, 2013 5:50pm - 6:20pm
Vera Project/Gallery

5:50pm

Olo Kani
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Olo Kani

Vibrant Sound of the Ukulele Bio: Group consists of retirees and professionals. Our music includes contemporary and traditional Hawaiian music that we grew up with. The group is expanding our repertoire with original pieces. Performers: Vernon- ukulele John L- ukulele Leland- ukulele John S- ukulele Glenn- ukulele Fran- ukulele Donald-guitar Nathan- stand up bass


Friday May 24, 2013 5:50pm - 6:20pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

6:00pm

Carolan's Corner
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Carolan's Corner

O'Carolan Most of the Time Bio: Irish Classical Irish Folk Music by one of the greatest bards of Ireland, Turlough O'Carolan -- Plus Modern and Traditional Jigs, Reels and Airs. Get Recordings: No Performers: Mary Grider - Hammered Dulcimer; Lynn Graves - Fiddle; Bob Morgan - Guitar; and Phyllis Baker - Concertina and penny whistle


Friday May 24, 2013 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Northwest Court Stage

6:00pm

Onefourfive
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Onefourfive

Georgian Polyphonic Folk Songs Bio: onefourfive has been singing Georgian folk songs since its inception in 2010. Our songs include striking vocal harmonies from long ago. Get Recordings: Not Available Performers: Izumi Fairbanks - doli (drum), Jen Morris - panduri or chonguri (stringed lutes)


Friday May 24, 2013 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Center Theatre

6:00pm

Open Drum and Dance
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Open Drum and Dance

With Carold Nelson Bio:


Friday May 24, 2013 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Rhythm Tent

6:00pm

Seattle Pub Sing
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Seattle Pub Sing

With Helen Gilbert Bio: Seattle Pub Sing meets every Third Thursday of the month at T.S. McHughs.


Friday May 24, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Intiman Choral Courtyard

6:00pm

Fin Records Showcase: Sponsored by BECU

Lures 6:00 PM- 6:30 PM  

Low Hums 6:45 PM-7:15 PM  

Davidson Hart Kingsbery 7:30 PM-8:05 PM  

Red Jacket Mine 8:25 PM-9:00 PM  





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Davidson Hart Kingsbery

Alt-Country on Fin Records Bio: DHK's music covers a lot of territory - from hell raising to heartbreaking. DHK are a rootsy, Alt-Country & Americana band who have no problem chucking tradition & trying out a few new sounds. Website: http://www.davidsonhartkingsbery.com Performers: Hart Kingsbery - Vocals & Acoustic Guitar Dean Johnson - Electric Guitar & Vocals Ben Strehle - Keyboards Eric Himes - Bass Bryan Crawford - Drums
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Low Hums

Contemporary Folk Bio: After a tenure as the bassist for EARTH and touring the world with folks such as Marissa Nadler, Jonas Haskins took up with a ring of like minded musicians and formed Low Hums. Website: http://www.lowhums.com Get Recordings: We have a full length available on Vinyl and cassette from lowhums.com and fine shops in Seattle! Performers: jonas - electric guitar / vocals heather - electric bass / vocals bill - electric guitar... Read More →
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Lures

Trying to Surf Rock Bio: An inclusive rock and roll band from Seattle, Washington. Website: http://finrecords.com/artists/lures Performers: Sam- Guitar, vox Spencer- Bass, vox Dillon- Drums
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Red Jacket Mine

Pub Rock for Now People Bio: Red Jacket Mine marries vintage soul and '70s British pub rock in taut, sub-three-minute pop gems. For lovers of Squeeze, Joe Jackson, Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello. Website: http://redjacketmine.net Get Recordings: All local stores, all online retailers, finrecords.com Performers: Lincoln Barr (lead vocals / electric guitar) Matthew Cunningham (bass / backing vocals) Andrew Salzman (drums / backing vocals) Daniel... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2013 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fountain Lawn Stage

6:20pm

Anadolu Youth Dancers
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Anadolu Youth Dancers

Youth Turkish Folk Dancing Bio: Anadolu Youth Dancers have been performing at festivals in the Pacific Northwest since 2009. Our group consists of children ages 7-15 in the greater Seattle area. Website: http://youth.anadolufolkdancers.com


Friday May 24, 2013 6:20pm - 6:50pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

6:20pm

Keith Hill
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Keith Hill

Irish Flatpick Guitar Bio: Keith has spent many years listening to, enjoying and working up Irish tunes on acoustic guitar. Get Recordings: No. Performers: Keith Hill - guitar


Friday May 24, 2013 6:20pm - 6:50pm
Alki Court Stage

6:30pm

5bit
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5bit

A Cappella Kings Bio: Springing from the rubble of groups past and the rabble of friends present, 5bit puts on the kind of infectious a cappella performance that'll have you singing along, even after they're gone. Website: http://www.facebook.com/5bitmusic Performers: Erik Eliason - Tenor Freddie Lugtu - Tenor Sean Braxton - Tenor Bill Schneider - Baritone Brian Kinyon - Bass Brian Kirkness - Vocal Percussion


Friday May 24, 2013 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Folklife Cafe

6:30pm

Grupo Medridional
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Grupo Medridional

South American Jazz, Pop, and Dance Bio: Formed in 2010 by Alan Simcoe and partner Ian Turner. Website: https://villagemusicalc.com Get Recordings: Yes, CD Baby


Friday May 24, 2013 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

6:30pm

Sunshine & Irony
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Sunshine & Irony

Just Short of Silence Bio: An Olympia folk collective with a focus on songs written to god/gods. Website: http://www.sunshineirony.bandcamp.com Get Recordings: bandcamp Performers: Eric Donahue- guitar/harmonica/trombone Jon Thompson- mandolin/piano/drums Kiana Donahue- banjo/guitar Roy Johnson- bass River Miller- drums/guitar/mandolin Jay Chierotti- vocals Madison Johnson- vocals Paul Williams- harmonica Stephen Smith- accordian


Friday May 24, 2013 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Vera Project/Gallery

6:30pm

2013 Jack Straw Writers: Readings from the Latest Anthology
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2013 Jack Straw Writers: Readings from the Latest Anthology

Kathleen Flenniken hosts Peter Munro, Jay McAleer, Larry Crist, Kate Carroll De Gutes, Josephine Ensign, Corry Venema-Weiss Bio: The Jack Straw Writers Program introduces local writers to the medium of recorded audio; encourages the creation of new literary work; and provides new venues for the writer and their work. Website: http://www.jackstraw.org


Friday May 24, 2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm
SIFF Cinema (Narrative Stage ): Sponsored by KUOW

6:30pm

Groove Train

To Be Announced 6:30 PM-7:00 PM  

Unite-One  7:15 PM-7:45 PM  

Wet City Rockers  8:00 PM-8:30 PM  

Gravity Kings  8:45 PM-9:15 PM  

The Jefferson Rose Band  9:30 PM-10:00 PM  





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'The Jefferson Rose Band with Alex Kitchen

Global Dance Party Bio: The Jefferson Rose entertains with a big urban sound and a global vision of rhythm. Their energetic stage show combines a unique mix of world music, laid on the roots of funk and reggae. Website: http://www.jeffersonroseband.com Get Recordings: CD Baby & iTunes Performers: Jefferson Rose - Bass & Music Director Aaron Walker-Loud - Drums Ivan Galvez - Percussion Ray Larsen - Trumpet Cameron Brownfield - Guitar Alex... Read More →
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Gravity Kings

Funky Soul Dance Party!!! Bio: Gravity Kings are a funky cocktail of raw, high-energy grit, funk pockets, and buttery West Coast horns. Gravity Kings have been makin Booties Bounce in the 206 since 2010. It’s gon’ be a party y’all! Performers: Robbie Beasley - Trumpet Brittain Barber - Saxophone Brandon Hunter - Trombone Josh Peters - Guitar Tom Wilkinson - Drums Kris Pendleton - Bass/Vocals Jared Alfonso - Vocals
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Unite-One

Funky Reggae for Social Change Bio: Unite-One formed in 2009 at the Culture Yard Studios in Fremont as a vehicle to create applaudable original music with a revolutionaty social message. Website: http://www.unite-one.com Get Recordings: Yes - iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby Performers: Jack Newman - Guitar, Trumpet, Vocals Farhad Tyabji - bass Andre Bearfield - Keyboards, Vocals Drew Zarba - Guitar, Vocals Mike Zarba - Drums Isaac Rubio - Percussion... Read More →
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Wet City Rockers

Seattle's Own Wet City Rockers Bio: The Wet City Rockers are a heavy roots reggae band from Seattle dishing out true roots reggae music with secular vocal overlays on everyday life, politics, humor, love and relationships. Website: http://www.wetcityrockers.com Get Recordings: Google "Wet City Rockers CD" Performers: Micah, Guitar Ryan Drums Bill, Buitar Jarrett, Bass and amp/cab


Friday May 24, 2013 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Mural Amphitheatre: Sponsored by Xfinity

6:40pm

Sean Connors and Jug of Punch
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Sean Connors and Jug of Punch

Celtic - Southern Oregon Style Bio: Sean Connors is a 15 year old fiddler from Southern Oregon. He is joined by Daniel Carr and Richard Johnson. Together, they play high energy Celtic music that is sure to make you smile. Get Recordings: Yes. We will bring copies to sell in the folklife store. Performers: Sean Connors - Fiddle Daniel Carr - Guitar Richard Johnson - Mandolin, Badhran


Friday May 24, 2013 6:40pm - 7:10pm
Northwest Court Stage

7:00pm

DuBorziLanza
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DuBorziLanza

Southern Italian Folk Music Bio: Performing folk music from the mountains, valleys, and prisons of southern Italy. We bring the beauty of the old country and the torment of incarceration in one fell swoop. Get Recordings: No. Performers: Josh Lanza - acoustic guitar Steve Borzilleri - acoustic guitar Marchette DuBois - accordion


Friday May 24, 2013 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Alki Court Stage

7:00pm

Bollywood Show: Sponsored by NW Asian Weekly
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Blue Lotus Dance Company

Bollywood Belly Dance Gypsy Bio: Blue Lotus is Nalini's dance group that performs for over 5 years in Seattle area in Bollywood, Belly Dance and Russian Gypsy dance styles. Website: http://www.nalinidance.com Get Recordings: Not Available
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Bollywood Seattle Performers

Best in Traditional Bollywood Bio: Bollywood Seattle Performers are a traditional Bollywood Dance group. They are trained in classical and folk dances from India. They combine their training in all of their original choroegraphies. Website: http://www.bollywoodseattle.com
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Chhamma Chhamma Dance School

Chhamma Chhamma! Bio: Chhamma Chhamma is a Bollywood dance school directed by Nina Niranjan. Nina is classically trained in Bharatanatyam and completed a seven year course from the Kalalaya School for the Performing Arts. Website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/chhamma-chhamma-dance-school/207456799266768?fref=ts
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Nachle

Bollywood Dance Bio: Nachle is Nalini's Bollywood student group based in Bellevue, participating in many local events including private parties. Website: http://www.nalinidance.com Get Recordings: no
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Rhythms Of India

Dance Bio: Our group can be hired for providing bhangra and bollywood performances and teaching dance workshop. We are most often booked for cultural events, festivals, fundraisers, special school programs. Website: http://www.rhythmsofindia.net
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The Bollywood Project

Bollywood Dance | | Bio: | The Bollywood Project is a dance company, and a touring Bollywood live action movie. We also host Bollywood Travel Tours to India. Please visit us online thebollywoodproject.com for more info. | | Website: http://thebollywoodproject.com | |


Friday May 24, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

7:00pm

Friday Night Gospel Celebration
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Total Experience Gospel Choir

Foot-Stomping Hand-Clapping Black Gospel Music Bio: Established in 1973. Celebrated 38th Anniversary in October 2011. Traveled locally, nationally, internationally Website: http://totalexperiencegospelchoir.org


Friday May 24, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

7:00pm

Tractor Tavern Urban Square Dance

Kancy Natz & the Noseeums w/Suzanne Giradot, Caller 7:00 PM 7:45 PM

Thornton Holler String Ticklers w/Colin Sterling, Caller  8:00 PM 8:45 PM

The Tallboys w/Charmaine Slaven, Caller 9:00 PM 9:45 PM


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Kancy Natz & the Noseeums w/ Suzanne Girardot, Caller

On the Spot Squares Bio: Long time stalwarts of the Seattle old time music scene play for squares taught on the spot. Get Recordings: no Performers: Armin Barnett - fiddle David Cahn - guitar Jerry Gallaher - banjo Terry Weiner - mandolin Nancy Katz - Bass (+ Amp w/ XLR out)
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The Tallboys w/ Charmaine Slaven, Caller

Full-bodied stringband music Bio: The Tallboys have been performing locally since 2003 and have been instrumental in reviving a strong old-time scene in the Pacific NW. Website: http://www.thetallboys.com Performers: WB Reid - Fiddle Charlie Beck - Banjo Charmaine Slaven - guitar & feet John Hurd - bass
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Thornton Holler String Ticklers w/ Colin Sterling, Caller

Foot-lifting Old Time Dance Tunes Bio: The Thornton Holler Strings Ticklers play high energy, pep-stepping dance tunes from the yester year of American tradition when folks got together on front proches for music. Performers: Jerry Berger- fiddle Maya Whitmout- banjo Margo Murphy- guitar Carmen Ficarra- bass


Friday May 24, 2013 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Armory Stage

7:00pm

Northwest Creative Music Spotlight

Simon Henneman Quartet  7:00 PM-7:30 PM  

Moraine 7:40 PM-8:10 PM  

Ronin 4 8:15 PM-8:45 PM  

Eric Barber's MetriLodic  8:50 PM-9:20 PM  

John Seman's Lil Coop Sextet  9:30 PM-10:00 PM  





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Eric Barber's MetriLodic

Free Improvised Groove Bio: Featuring Eric Barber on sax and electronics, MetriLodic is an all-original, freely improvising trio that breaks most of the rules of groove-based ensembles. Website: http://www.ericbarbermusic.com Performers: Eric Barber - saxophones, iPad, synth; Paul Kemmish, electric bass; Byron Vannoy, drums
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John Seman's Lil Coop Sextet

New Music for Jazz Sextet Bio: John Seman’s Lil Coop Sextet combines written material with free improvisation, serialism with lead sheets, tone rows with bass grooves, blues and ballads with passacaglia and fugue, the past & future. Website: http://www.monktail.com Performers: Billy Monto, alto; Darian Asplund, tenor; Robby Beasley, trumpet; Stephen Fandrich, piano; John Seman, double bass; Mark Ostrowski, drums
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Moraine

Omnivorous Jazz-Rock Bio: Moraine is an internationally acclaimed Seattle-based instrumental quintet renowned for its unique amalgam of art rock, forward-thinking jazz, world music, and more. Website: http://www.moraineband.com Get Recordings: Yes, two, available from NYC-based MoonJune Records (www.moonjune.com) and through physical and online retailers worldwide. Performers: Dennis Rea: electric guitar James DeJoie: woodwinds Alicia DeJoie... Read More →
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RONIN 4

Creative New Music Bio: RONIN 4 is a multi-faceted group that incorporates numerous influences including jazz, free improv, experimental rock, avant classical and various world musics (african,asian). Website: http://www.kennymandelljazzworks.com Get Recordings: Not Available Performers: kenny mandell/sax.flute,percussion don berman/drums simon henneman/guitars dick valentine/sax/flute
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Simon Henneman Quartet

Garage Jazz Bio: The Simon Henneman Quartet plays original music inspired by classic jazz and blues. Performers: Simon Henneman - Guitar, Kenny Mandell - Sax, John Seman - Bass, Mark Ostrowsk-drums


Friday May 24, 2013 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Center Theatre

7:00pm

Rogue Folk

Strangeweather 7:30 PM-8:00 PM  

The Gembrokers  8:10 PM-8:40 PM  

Matador 8:50 PM-9:20 PM  

Blackbird Raum 9:30 PM-10:00 PM  





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Blackbird Raum

Anarcho-Cynicalism Bio: Blackbird Raum is a folk-punk band from Santa Cruz, CA that plays metal-influenced jug band dance music on all acoustic instruments. Website: http://www.blackbirdraum.wordpress.com Get Recordings: Yes- BlackPowderPress.com Performers: Caspian- Banjo Zack- Accordion Mars- Mandolin David- Washtub Bass Allen- Washboard
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Matador

Transcendental Chamber Folk Bio: Matador is a chamber folk trio from Santa Cruz, California featuring guitar, fiddle, drums and rich harmonies. they play dynamic folk music inspired by the wild places of the Earth. Get Recordings: blackpowderrecords.com Performers: Mathew - Guitar/Bouzouki/Vox Dorota - Fiddle/Vox Allen - Drum kit/Glockenspiel
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Strangeweather

Folky Gloom-Pop Bio: A chamber-folk, gloom-pop ensemble featuring members of the Portland anarcha-folk outfit, Slow Teeth. Website: https://www.facebook.com/strangeweatherpdx Get Recordings: CD for sale from the band. Performers: Brenna Sahatjian - Cello/Mtn. Dulcimer Sarah Lachner - Flute/Guitar/Glocknspiel Joshum - Guitar/Bass/Mandolin
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The Gembrokers

Dark Earth Folk Magic Bio: The Gembrokers are a three piece all female dark folk band from the redwoods of Santa Cruz, CA. Earth shattering harmonies and acoustic instruments will crack your heart right open. Website: http://www.thegembrokers.com Get Recordings: yes! our cd is available on bandcamp: http://gembrokers.bandcamp.com/ and on black powder records: http://blackpowderpress.com/index.php?route=produc Performers: Amelia- guitar, banjo... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2013 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Vera Project/Gallery

7:10pm

The Holy Crows
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The Holy Crows

Folk 'n' Roll to Rock Your Soul Bio: We perform original music and songs drawn from bluegrass, folk, blues and rock and roll. our music reflects our admiration for the monumental figures in American roots music: Hank Williams, Woody Guthrie, Howlin' Wolf and Bill Monroe. Website: http://www.holycrows.com Get Recordings: Yes - iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Folklife Store Performers: Ben Cope - fiddle, vocals Nelda Danz - vocal, percussion Thom... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2013 7:10pm - 7:40pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

7:20pm

The Onlies
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The Onlies

Amazing Teenage Trad Musicians Bio: A highly entertaining and talented group of teenage musicians from Seattle, and some of the area’s foremost young interpreters of Irish, Cape Breton, Old-Time, Scottish, and Quebecois music. Website: http://www.theonlies.com Get Recordings: Yes - 2 CDs. CDBaby.com, iTunes, Spotify, etc Performers: Samantha Braman - fiddle Riley Calcagno - fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin Leo Shannon - fiddle, guitar, mandolin


Friday May 24, 2013 7:20pm - 7:50pm
Northwest Court Stage

7:40pm

Na Hilahila Boys
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Na Hilahila Boys

Traditional Hawaiian Music Bio: Na Hilahila Boys have been playing Hawaiian music in Seattle for 12 years. Patrick is from Hawaii and learned many of the songs from his mother and uncle. We love the beautiful Hawaiian language. Get Recordings: We have a CD. Please contact Patrick if you would like one. Performers: Robert Hinrix - ukulele Winfield Hobbs - ukulele Patrick Perkins - lap steel guitar Eric Muhs - guitar Donn Cave - upright bass


Friday May 24, 2013 7:40pm - 8:10pm
Alki Court Stage

7:50pm

Enrique Wetzel and Laura Oviedo
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Enrique Wetzel and Laura Oviedo

Music of Latin America Bio: Since 2005, we have performed music from Argentina, Mexico, Cuba, Central and South America. This is 'Nostalgia' music for the hispanic community and a wonderful cultural introduction for Americans. Website: http://wetzel-oviedo-music.blogspot.com/ Get Recordings: Not Available Performers: Enrique Wetzel - Guitar Laura Oviedo - Guitar


Friday May 24, 2013 7:50pm - 8:20pm
Folklife Cafe

7:50pm

Worn Out Shoes
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Worn Out Shoes

Old Time String Band and Clog Bio: Back porch oldtime Appalachain and Blues music with rich fiddle and Banjo licks. A suitcase drum and tambourine with exuberant singing and harmonies. Website: http://www.myspace.com/wornoutshoespdx Get Recordings: We have a CD available at performances. Performers: Shannon Zilka Fiddle Robert Miller Banjo Scott Giltz Guitar Jonathon Zilka Upright Bass Maldon Meehan Clogger


Friday May 24, 2013 7:50pm - 8:20pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

8:00pm

Loch Dhu
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Loch Dhu

Hi Energy Celtic Music & Song Bio: Loch Dhu captivates listeners with their high-energy interpretation of traditional Celtic music and song. Loch Dhu - Driven. Passionate. Wild. Get Recordings: Not Yet Performers: Mark Iler - Guitars & Vocals Jessica McKeegan - Whistles & Vocals Jesse Partridge - Fiddle & Vocals Tom Murrett - Dulcimers, Buzuki, Whistles & Vocals Julie Bennett - Percussion


Friday May 24, 2013 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Northwest Court Stage

8:00pm

Friday Cajun Roadhouse

Louisiana Dance Lessons With MaryLee Lykes 8:00 PM 8:15 PM 

WHOZYAMAMA Cajun and Zydeco Cajun  8:15 PM 9:00 PM

Louisiana Dance Lessons With MaryLee Lykes 9:00 PM 9:15 PM

Swamp Soul 9:15 PM 10:00 PM


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Louisiana Dance Lessons

With MaryLee Lykes Bio: MaryLee Lykes / Lykes to Dance. Teaching Dance in Seattle for over 20 years and it all began at NW Folklife in 1984 in the Roadhouse. My passion is teaching Zydeco, Cajun, Swing & teaching folks who think they CAN'T LEARN TO DANCE! www.LykesToDance.com Website: http://www.lykestodance.com
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Swamp Soul

Cajun/ Zydeco Dance Music Bio: Swamp Soul has played for 8 years in the Seattle area. Our inspiration has always been dance music from Southwest Louisiana. Website: http://www.swampsoulband.com Get Recordings: www.swampsoulband.com Performers: John Morris- accordion, voc Karen Kaser- fiddle, voc,tambourine, grant steele- drums David Grixoni- elect bass Lynn Grigsby (or alternate)- rub-board, triangle Doug Warren (or alternate)- elect guitar
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WHOZYAMAMA Cajun and Zydeco

Cajun, Creole and Zydeco Bio: WHOZYAMAMAMA plays traditional Cajun and old-style zydeco with twin fiddles and french vocals. Come play "who's ya mama?" wid' us! Website: http://www.whozyamama.com Get Recordings: Yes, on-line Performers: Claudette Boudreaux- accordions, Tami Allen- fiddles, Claudia Anastasio- fiddles, Doug Warren- guitar, Todd Fischer- bass, Rick Rice- Drum


Friday May 24, 2013 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

8:20pm

Hank Bradley and Cathie Whitesides
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Hank Bradley and Cathie Whitesides

Tunes From South of the Danube Bio: Hank and Cathie perform Greek and Balkan music at dances, parties, and restaurants and have done so for twenty years. They delight in sharring the fruits of decades of applied ethnomusicology. Website: http://www.hankandcathie.com Get Recordings: yes, write cathiewhitsides@comcast.net Performers: Hank Bradley- bouzouki, fiddle Cathie Whitesides- fiddle, guitar


Friday May 24, 2013 8:20pm - 9:00pm
Alki Court Stage

8:30pm

Nu Klezmer Army
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Nu Klezmer Army

Traditional Party Music Bio: Bringing together musicians from a variety of different backgrounds, Nu Klezmer Army revives traditional Eastern European Jewish music and delivers it in a way that makes you want to dance! Website: http://www.facebook.com/nu.klezmerarmy?ref=ts&fref=ts Performers: Gus Clark - Accordion, Annie Ford - Fiddle, Dan Kaplan - Clarinet, Avi Kerson - Marching snare and Doumbek, Nate Dierderk - Bass, Ann Mathews - tapon


Friday May 24, 2013 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

8:30pm

Randy Bowles
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Randy Bowles

Americana Meets Beatlemania! Bio: Randy Bowles, long-time Seattle singer/guitarist, plays "Americana Meets Beatlemania"! Randy led the Seattle folk duo/trio Spirit Ridge in the 80's/90's and appeared at Folklife 6 times, on stages sponsored by KBCS and KUOW. Spirit Ridge was nominated for 5 Northwest Area Music Awards for folk music in the 90's. In total, they played 500 smoke-free, all-ages gigs! Prior to this, in the 1970's, Randy was... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2013 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Folklife Cafe

8:45pm

Carrigaline
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Carrigaline

Traditional Irish Music Bio: Carrigaline is a traditional Irish music group. We play reels, jigs, hornpipes, and sing songs that are deeply rooted in Irish cultural heritage. Music is suitable for traditional Irish dance and many songs are in the Irish language. Website: http://www.carrigalinecelticband.com Performers: Bob Howel- bones/ bodhrug Alice Tritton- fiddle Andrew Anderson- citern/guitar Kierra O'Mahony- odleann Pipes 5 dancers


Friday May 24, 2013 8:45pm - 9:15pm
Northwest Court Stage

8:45pm

TangoFusion & Diamante Sexytet
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TangoFusion & Diamante Sexytet

Tango Within Work, Play, Love Bio: TangoFusion & Diamante have presented combined performances for Folklife audiences for many years now - creatively combining Tango music w/various dance forms & dancing Tango to many types of music!! Website: http://www.mstango.com Performers: Phil Wilkinson, piano John Dimond, oboe Terry Mason, violin Trevor Lutsnheimer, violin Julie Reed, cello Erica XXX, string bass


Friday May 24, 2013 8:45pm - 9:20pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

9:30pm

Luciterra Fusion Belly Dance
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Luciterra Fusion Belly Dance

Dynamic and Theatrical Bio: Luciterra is a Vancouver based fusion belly dance troupe. They use consensus to co-choreograph as a collaborative team, and have been working together since 2009. Passionate about community building and social justice, Luciterra performs regularly in Vancouver's underground art scene, music events and major festivals across Canada's West Coast. Inspired by collaboration, they work closely with circus performers... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2013 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

9:30pm

The Fire Inside
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The Fire Inside

Full-Spectrum Celtic Music Bio: The Fire Inside is comprised of award-winning Celtic musicians who inspire listeners to break out in a jig or sway to a waltz. Website: http://www.thefireinsideceltic.com Get Recordings: Reverb Nation Performers: Daniel Horn - uilleann pipes, whistle Carol Whitaker - whistles Ashley Sullivan - fiddle Sue Lawrence - fiddle Kevin Walker - guitar Michael Hurtenbach - concertina, guitar Tami Curtis - bodhran David... Read More →


Friday May 24, 2013 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Northwest Court Stage
 
Saturday, May 25
 

11:00am

Gather
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Gather

Smooth, Folky Lovin' | | Bio: | Gather is a new project by north-westerners, Cooper Stoulil and Jaimie Ahlquist.  Their sound is lush and poetic and revolves around delicate picking patterns.  Joining Gather will be Lizzy Gundersen of Le Wrens.  | | Performers: | Cooper Stoulil -- guitar, banjo, vocals Jaimie Ahlquist -- vocals Mark Bisson -- piano Katie Bukata -- clarinet, synthesizer Jonny Gundersen -- percussion


Saturday May 25, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Vera Project/Gallery

11:00am

Jamtown John Hayden
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Jamtown John Hayden

Original Kids Music & Movement Bio: John facilitates youth & community rhythm events featuring hands-on participation and teaches toddler music to daycares and families. Website: http://www.jamtown.com Get Recordings: no - first CD in the works Performers: none


Saturday May 25, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

11:00am

Knappa Marimba Band
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Knappa Marimba Band

Lively Marumba Music From Middle Schoolers Bio: The Knappa Marumba Band has been together for 2 years and has performed a number of concerts on the North Oregon Coast during that time.


Saturday May 25, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Fountain Lawn Stage

11:00am

Middlemarch
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Middlemarch

Scottish English Bio: Kat Eggleston is a well known singer/songwriter, producer with 11 CDs. Wally Bell is a traditional singer/instrumentalist from Northumberland. John Dally is a piper with over 40 years experience. Performers: Kat Eggleston, guitar vocals Wally Bell, cittern vocals John Dally, Northumbrian smallpipes, Scottish smallpipes, geegaw, vocals


Saturday May 25, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Northwest Court Stage

11:00am

Molly Bauckham
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Molly Bauckham

Sweet, Soulful Harp and Voice Bio: Molly has been playing harp since 1998 and singing since childhood. She is an award winning musician and focused her studies in Theatre Arts while at school at the University of Oregon. Website: http://www.harpmolly.com Get Recordings: On line sellers. Title: Maid on the Shore Performers: Molly Bauckham: Harp


Saturday May 25, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Shaw Room (Acoustic Stage)

11:00am

Peter Ali
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Peter Ali

Native Flute Music with Story and My Diverse Background Bio: Self taught, playing Native flute 13 years. The son of immigrants, heritage is Spanish, Italian, Yaqui Indian and Berber. Grandfather was also a flute player. My music comes from my heart. Website: http://www.facebook.com/peter.alimusic.farmersinsurance Get Recordings: yes- I keep CDs with me Performers: Peter Ali- Native American flute


Saturday May 25, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Folklife Cafe

11:00am

Toothless Jake (Formerly Artis the Spoonman)
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Toothless Jake (Formerly Artis the Spoonman)

Original Songs, Poems, Stories Bio: The transformation of Artis the Spoonman into Toothless Jake has been a 40 year process of travel to 30 countries & all 50 states; performances on streets; on Broadway; stages to audiences of 3 to stadiums of 60,000; personal tragedies; personal growth; but finally realized the pain to be the seed of Artis the spoonman was much greater than the pain of blossoming into Toothless Jake. Website... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Alki Court Stage

11:00am

Seattle Raging Grannies
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Seattle Raging Grannies

HATS Humor Social Parodies Bio: In the tradition of wise women elders the mission of the Seattle Raging Grannies is to promote global peace, justice and social and economic equality by raising public awareness through song and humor. Website: http://www.seattleraginggrannies.com


Saturday May 25, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Intiman Choral Courtyard

11:00am

Beginning Hammer Dulcimer
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Beginning Hammer Dulcimer

With Rick Fogel Bio: Rick Fogel has been playing the hammer dulcimer since 1975. He has built hundreds of dulcimers and performed and taught at festivals across the country. Get Recordings: Dusty Strings, CD Baby and www.whamdiddle.com


Saturday May 25, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Olympic Room

11:00am

Romanian-=Croatian Fusion Dance Workshop
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Romanian-=Croatian Fusion Dance Workshop

With Anamaria Dulama Bio: Anamaria Dulama lives in Romania and she started dancing at the age of 5. Her and the Floricica Romanian Dance Ensemble danced all over Europe and USA two years ago. She is a dance master and choreographer, teaching folk dances also other dances. John Lovric lives in Anacortes and he's been dancing since the age of 6 with Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble. He is a dance master and also instructor for Croatian Folk... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Rainier Room

11:00am

History of Radicalism & Organizing in the Pacific Northwest
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History of Radicalism & Organizing in the Pacific Northwest

James N. Gregory, Professor of History, University of Washington Bio: James N. Gregory, Professor of History, gives a short history of labor in the region and describes why that history still affects us today.


Saturday May 25, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
SIFF Cinema (Narrative Stage ): Sponsored by KUOW

11:00am

Global Contra

Simba Marimba w/Sherry Nevins, Caller 11:00 AM 11:45 AM

Carr Family w/Rich Goss, Caller 12:00 PM 12:45 PM


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Carr Family w/ Rich Goss, Caller

Family Contra Dance Band Bio: The Family Carr consists of Kevin, Josie Mendelsohn and Daniel Carr. Played for years across the country, now appearing with the family. Big fun, with old friend, caller Jean Gorrindo. Website: http://www.kevincarr.org Performers: Kevin Carr - fiddle, pipes Daniel Carr - guitar, mandolin, percussion Josie Mendelsohn - keyboards, spoons
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Simba Marimba w/Sherry Nevins, Caller

Contra Dance with African Pulse Bio: Sheree Seretse has been directing ensembles of vibrant Zimbabwean music for nearly 4 decades; Shumba features talented young musicians. Sherry Nevins loves connecting contras with all kinds of music. Website: http://www.shumbamarimba.org/ Performers: (will forward names) - marimbas, banjo, bass, other percussion


Saturday May 25, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

11:00am

Morris Showcase

Bridgetown Morris Men  11:00 AM 11:50 AM

Tiddley Cove Morris 11:00 AM 11:50 AM

Holly Tree Morris Morris  11:00 AM 11:50 AM

Iron Mountain Sword  12:00 PM 12:50 PM

Quicksbottom Morris  12:00 PM 12:50 PM

Island Thyme Morris  12:00 PM 12:50 PM


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Bridgetown Morris Men

Traditional Cotswold Morris Bio: Decked out in ribbons and bells the Bridgetown Morris Men perform athletic dances with handkerchiefs and sticks to encourage good fortune and fertility for the coming season. Website: http://www.bridgetownmorrismen.com Performers: Barry Cole Fiddle Elizabeth Christina Accordion Ed Stevens Melodeon Ana Tighe Baritone
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Holly Tree Morris

Morris Dancing-Cotswold Style Bio: Holly Tree Morris was started as the Victoria Morris Men in 1974 in Victoria, BC. Originally a men's side, it was joined by the women's side in 1980, and live musicians were added to the dancing. HTM performs dances in the Cotswold style, from southern England. Performers: Nell Postans - Octave Mandolin Graham Metcalfe - Harmonica Alan Wilson - Concertina Paul Wilson - Melodeon Steve Leithwood - Concertina... Read More →
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Iron Mountain Sword

English Sword Dance Bio: Iron Mountain Sword has been performing traditional English sword dances for over 15 years. The dances originate from the mining regions of England. Iron Mountain performs Long Sword and Rapper. Website: http://home.comcast.net/~ironmountainsword/ Performers: Gordy Euler - Fiddle
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Island Thyme Morris

Morris Dancing-Northwest style Bio: Island Thyme Morris was started in 1986, in Victoria BC as a joint men’s/women’s side, but we have split and are now only a women’s side We do dances from several traditions, including Garland dances, longsword, hanky and stick dances from the Cotswolds, some dances from Lichfield in Staffordshire, some Northwest dances, and a smattering of dances from as far afield as Portsmouth on the south coast, and... Read More →
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Quicksbottom Morris

Morris Dancing-Border Style Bio: Quicksbottom Morris reinvented themselves from the men’s side of Island Thyme, originally a joint side in Victoria BC. Our style of dance is known as Welsh Border Morris, or Border for short, a revival tradition from Shropshire & a couple of other English counties in the Welsh border region. We dance a number of collected & created dances from the Border area and those we've created in the style. We mostly dance... Read More →
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Tiddley Cove Morris

Traditional/Contemporary Dance Bio: Historic (over 500 years old) English folk dance accompanied by musicians. Morris dancers perform choreographed figures based on rhythmic stepping, using sticks or hankerchiefs and wearing bells. Website: http://www.tiddleycovemorris.net Performers: Susan Gerofsky: melodeon & penny whistle. Nini Ury: melodeon. Veronica Maynard: bodhran and musical saw. Kate Semple: banjo. Vida Denoir:


Saturday May 25, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
Armory Stage

11:00am

Hamilton Student Showcase
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Hamilton International Middle School Choir

International Choir Bio: Hamilton International Choir led by Music teacher Mika Armaly sing unique songs with an international slant. Hamilton's music program is award winning. Performers: 50-middle school choir singers -one conductor - one piano - one drummer
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Hamilton International Middle School Jazz Band

Senior Jazz Bio: Hamilton International Middle School Senior Jazz is an award winning ensemble that performs jazz in its purest form. A dynamoc group of middle level musicians. Performers: Apodaca, Brandon - Piano Boxwell, Owen - Guitar Chan, Andrew - Drums Connor, Liam - Trumpet Dalton, Michael - Trombone Edgar, Will - Trombone Feldman, Benjamin -Bass Fenbert, Brock - Trumpet Gore, Amy - Alto Sax Griffin, Connor - Trumpet Harper, Jonah -Bass... Read More →
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Hamilton International Middle School Vocal Jazz

Swinging Vocal Jazz Bio: Hamilton international Vocal Jazz is in its 2nd year - lead by award winning teacher and jazz musician Lary Barilleau the group performs songs from the Great American Songbook and unique arrangements. Performers: Owen Boxwell -piano Ben Feldman -Bass Nathan Davis - Guitar Nikki Loseff -Drums Adrew Chan -Drums


Saturday May 25, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
Mural Amphitheatre: Sponsored by Xfinity

11:00am

Colors and Cultures of India

Leela Kathak Dancers 11:05 AM - 11:17 AM

Nrityalaya School of Dance 11:21 AM - 11:36 AM

Arpan 11:40 AM - 11:55 AM

Nitya Venkateswaran 11:59 AM - 12:14 PM

Nrityangan Kathak Studio  12:17 PM - 12:32 PM

Vibha Srinivasan  12:36 PM - 12:48 PM

Anga Kala Kathak Academy 12:55 PM - 1:10 PM

Arghya Kannadaguli  1:14 PM - 1:26 PM

Urvasi Dance Ensemble 1:30 PM - 1:42 PM

Bharatanatyam 1:46 PM - 1:58 PM


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Anga Kala Kathak Academy

Kathak -North Indian Classical Bio: Anga Kala Kathak Academy will show case Kathak the North Indian Classical Dance. Website: http://www.antaradatta.com
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Arghya Kannadaguli

Semi Classical Kathak Dance Bio: Arghya Kannadaguli is an ardent disciple of Kathak dance. This is her fourth year performing for Folklife audiences and she is honored to be presenting her skills in front of such a diverse group. Get Recordings: I'll bring the CD to the theatre, If you need it earlier than I can mail it to you.
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Arpan

Folk & Classical Dance of India Bio: ARPAN is a performing arts organization that is dedicated to the promotion of the Classical & Folk traditions of India. Website: http://www.arpanarts.org
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Bharatanatyam- Classical Dance from India

With Divya Nayar Bio: Divya Nayar studied the fundamentals of Bharatanatyam at the Kalakshetra College of Fine Arts and is a student of well-known Kalakshetra Alumnus, performer and teacher, Sri. Sheejith Krishna. A devoted disciple of the art form, her studious adherence to neat technique and a natural flair for Abhinaya has won her many praises and plaudits. She has had performance tours in India and the US, and is Dance Director at the... Read More →
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Leela Kathak Dancers

Kathak Dance of Jaipur, India Bio: The Leela Kathak Dancers have been students of the master teacher of the Jaipur Gharana of Kathak Dance, Urmila Nagar. Urmila-ji has come to America yearly, to teach a two month intensive and to present her students in their annual student concert. The dancers continue to perform pieces from those concerts throughout the year. Performers: Lalitha Raman- vocalist Ravi Ravichamdran- flute Annie Penta- tabla drums... Read More →
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Nitya Venkateswaran

South Indian Classical Dance Bio: Nitya Venkateswaran has been immersed in the classical Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam for the past 30 years. Under the training of her Guru, Vishal Ramani, Artistic Director of Shri Krupa Dance Co. Website: http://www.nityav.com
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Nrityalaya School of Dance

Indian Classical Bharatanatyam Bio: Nrityalaya School of Dance teaches Indian Classical Dance Bharatanatyam to students in the greater Seattle Area. School regularly does original productions like 'Dharma' that have run to full house. Website: http://www.nrityalayadance.org Get Recordings: http://vimeo.com/38077523
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Nrityangan Kathak Studio

The most popular South Asian classical Kathak studio. Bio: Nrityangan Kathak Studio is a South Asian classical dance school. Chandrayee Bhattacharyya is the artistic director. Chandrayee and her students have performed at Folklife for the last 6 years. Website: https://sites.google.com/site/nrityanganschool/home
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Urvasi Dance Ensemble

Classical Odissi Dance India Bio: Urvasi Dance Ensemble was formed in 1975 to preserve the dying Mahari or Devadasi tradition of Classical Odissi dance from India, as practiced and taught by Guru Pankaj Charan Das, the son of a Mahari. Website: http://http//www.urvasidance.com Get Recordings: DVD's are available by writing to ratnaroy@urvasidance.com
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Vibha Srinivasan

Semi-Classical, Folk Bollywood Bio: This is Vibha Srinivasan - stay-at-home mom of two and a student of Nalini. I learnt classical dance while in school back in India and performed at various events and school functions at the time.


Saturday May 25, 2013 11:00am - 2:00pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

11:30am

Journey Through Iran
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ANAR DANA

Dance N.Africa - Central Asia Bio: Website: http://www.helene-eriksen.de/anar.html Get Recordings: www.helene-eriksen.de (DVD)
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Karoun

Dances of the Persian world | | Bio: | Karoun is a performance group dedicated to the dance aesthetics and dance traditions of the Persian-speaking world. This includes the dance styles of Iran, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan. | | Website: http://www.delshodeh.org
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Milad Zendehnam & Eren Başbuğ's Ensemble

Traditional & Modern Persian Music Fused with Contemporary Jazz | | Bio: | | | Website: www.facebook.com/events/178690288952371/183247758496624/?ref=notif¬if_t=plan_mall_activity | | Performers: | Burcu Gulec Vocals, Max Holmberg Drums, Mat Munts Bass, Eren Başbuğ Keys & Piano, Milad Zendehnam Guitar& Persian Tanbour.
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Sayeh Rahbar

Poetry Reading Bio: Sayeh Rahbar has a Bachelor in Persian literature and Philosophy from Tehran University and is a language instructor. Performers: Sayeh Rahbar/Vocal, Milad Zendehnam/Tanbour


Saturday May 25, 2013 11:30am - 2:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

11:40am

1928
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1928

Speakeasy Swing with Strings Bio: 1928 evolved from a group caalled the Sparkling Tonics. The current group has been together for the past three years and with the addition of the accordian, it's the best version yet. Performers: Banjo: Heidi Stoermer Toby Hansom: Accordion Lyn Neal: Fiddle Marc Bordelom: Guitar, Banjo Dennis Dhaese: Bass


Saturday May 25, 2013 11:40am - 12:10pm
Center Theatre

11:40am

Maggie Bennett
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Maggie Bennett

Harp, Autoharp Bio: Maggie Bennett, PhD Folklore, U of WA has performed for radio, TV, schools, churches, festivals, recordings. A retired teacher and author of NW WINDY STORIES, she was "Folklorist in the Schools" for the WA and ID State Arts Commissions. She accompanies self on Irish harp, autoharp, & mt dulcimer. Performers: Maggie Bennett- Harp, Autoharp


Saturday May 25, 2013 11:40am - 12:10pm
Folklife Cafe

11:40am

North Sea
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North Sea

Shetland and Norwegian Fiddlin Bio: North Sea performs both traditional and original fiddle music from the Shetland Islands and beyond, including unaccompanied hardanger tunes, slow violin duets, and driving dance music. Website: http://www.northseafiddle.com Performers: Brandon Vance - Fiddle Bill Boyd - Hardanger fiddle, Piano Kim Goldov - Fiddle


Saturday May 25, 2013 11:40am - 12:10pm
Alki Court Stage

11:40am

Spanaway Bay
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Spanaway Bay

Bringing a Taste of Salt Bio: This lively duo are the favorite chantey singers aboard the 1913 schooner Adventuress. Additionally, they perform as members of Broadside and the Handsome Cabin Boys and The Great Sanger and Didele. Get Recordings: Yes- will be available at the festival Performers: Kent Mesford - Vocals, Guitar Carol Mesford - Vocals, Drum


Saturday May 25, 2013 11:40am - 12:10pm
Shaw Room (Acoustic Stage)

11:40am

The Castaways
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The Castaways

Seattle's Loudest Uke Band Bio: Website: http://thecastawaysband.net/ Get Recordings: At a local show, but we can send you one if we need to. Happy to, just ask! Performers: Jim Abernethy, Ukulele, Ed Viars, Ukulele, Pam Mandel, Ukulele, Mark Bader, Ukulele Bass, Pete Harris, Cajon


Saturday May 25, 2013 11:40am - 12:10pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

11:40am

Maple Folk

Kierah 11:40 AM 12:10 PM

Blackthorn 12:20 PM 12:50 PM

Samantha and Tom Braman 1:00 PM 1:30 PM

La Famille Leger 1:40 PM 2:10 PM

Podorythmie 2:20 PM 2:50 PM


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Blackthorn

High-Energy Celtic Folk Bio: Blackthorn’s repertoire celebrates the traditional music of Ireland, Scotland and Canada. First formed in 1988, the group has travelled a long road of traditional and not-so-traditional Celtic music. Website: http://www.blackthornband.com Get Recordings: http://www.blackthornband.com/pages/recordings.php Performers: Michelle Carlisle - lead vocals, flute, whistles Rosie Carver - fiddle, background vocals Tim... Read More →
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Kierah

Dynamic Celtic Fiddler-Kierah Bio: Kierah is a multi award winning Celtic fiddler from B.C. who has recently achieved her classical violin teaching level with the Royal Conservatory of Music, receiving the highest mark in Canada. However, Kierah's passion is learning, composing and performing Celtic fiddle music. Her fiery performance style and outstanding ability always fascinates her audiences. She has a newly released 3rd cd and a newly... Read More →
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La Famille Leger

Quebec & Acadian Trad Music Bio: Born of a time when family and friends would gather in the warmth of the kitchens of Québec and New Brunswick to play and dance time-honoured tunes together, La Famille Léger keeps that rich tradition. Website: http://www.lafamilleleger.com Get Recordings: Yep! www.cdbaby.com/cd/lafamilleleger Performers: Devon Leger - fiddle, feet Louis Leger - accordion, fiddle, vocals Dejah Leger - piano, guitar, vocals, feet... Read More →
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Podorythmie

French Canadian Tunes & Dance Bio: Playing music in the backyard cabin has morphed into a group of rhythmic women playing tunes and having fun! Get Recordings: Not available Performers: Pascale Lelong - accordian & vocals Julia Derby - guitar & feet Emily Doolittle - fiddle Alicia Guinn - fiddle & feet Sue Truman - fiddle & feet Cil Pierce - guitar & feet
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Samantha and Tom Braman

Cape Breton Father/Daughter Duo Bio: Sami, who turned 15 on May 23, has played fiddle since age six. She plays acoustic string music with The Onlies, and Cape Breton tunes with her dad. She's a freshman at Garfield High School. Get Recordings: Sami's group The Onlies recently released its second CD, "Setting Out To Sea," and it's available in the NW Folklife store, and it includes Cape Breto Performers: Samantha Braman, fiddle Tom Braman, piano... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 11:40am - 3:00pm
Northwest Court Stage

11:45am

Blake Noble
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Blake Noble

Aussie Roots Music Bio: Blake Noble is an Australian percussive guitarist whose focus is firmly set on re-creating the way the acoustic guitar is played. Blake moved to Seattle from Australia mid 2012. Website: http://www.blakenoblemusic.com Get Recordings: http://blakenoble.bandcamp.com/ Performers: Blake Noble - 12-string acoustic Guitar + Didgeridoo Isaac Castillo - Upright Bass Heather Thomas - Drums


Saturday May 25, 2013 11:45am - 12:15pm
Fountain Lawn Stage

11:45am

Five-Euro Tip
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Five-Euro Tip

Multigenerational Folk Band Bio: The band Five-Euro Tip includes school children as well as professional and retired adults. With caller Janet Trygstad, the band plays international folk dance music at farmers markets and family dances. Get Recordings: No Performers: Abbie Weisenbloom, Flute Chuck Norris, Recorder John Mullooly, Button Accordion Jon Neff, Guitar Marianne Kadas, Fiddle Max Weisenbloom, Fiddle Rob Hoffman, Autoharp, Celtic harp... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 11:45am - 12:15pm
Vera Project/Gallery

12:00pm

Pete: The Songs and Times of Pete Seeger
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Pete: The Songs and Times of Pete Seeger

Peter McKee in "Pete: The Songs and Times of Pete Seeger" Bio: Pete McKee is a Seattle banjo player and Co-founder of the Seattle folk band "Clallam County". Since 1968, Peter has been an admirer and student of Seeger's banjo playing and political action. Website: https://sites.google.com/site/petesongsandtimes/home Get Recordings: http://sites.google.com/site/petesongsandtimes Performers: Peter McKee- banjo, guitar


Saturday May 25, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
EMP Sky Church

12:00pm

Family Jam Parade
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Family Jam Parade

With Jim Boneau Bio:


Saturday May 25, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Rhythm Tent

12:00pm

Folklife Open Jam
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Folklife Open Jam

Bring Your Instrument and Join the Jam! Bio:


Saturday May 25, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Boeing Green

12:00pm

Irish Traditional Music Session (Jam)
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Irish Traditional Music Session (Jam)

With Ming Chen Bio: Ming Chen is the founder and host of the Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Irish session in Seattle. This twice-monthly session has been running for nearly three years, consistently drawing the largest turn-out of musicians of any of the existing Seattle-area Irish sessions. Ming plays Irish flute and tin whistle, and has sampled the session scene in San Francisco, New York City and across Ireland from Dublin to Galway. Get... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
EMP Learning Labs

12:00pm

Telling Your Entertaining Work stories- Tell & polish that story about the time...
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Telling Your Entertaining Work stories- Tell & polish that story about the time...

With Norm Brecke Bio: Norm Brecke is a professional storyteller and teacher. He teaches storytelling to 9-11 year olds as well as adults. He has performed stories all over the Northwest including the Powellswood Storytelling Festival & Folklife. He is a past President of the Seattle Storyteller's Guild. Get Recordings: One CD available, I sell it myself when it is appropriate to do so.


Saturday May 25, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Olympic Room

12:00pm

Woody Guthrie Sing Along For Kids!
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Woody Guthrie Sing Along For Kids!

Bio: I have been performing Guthrie songs for more that 50 years. I I presented a first person characterization of Guthrie isinging and playing the Columbia River songs for Humanities Washington several h Website: http://www.qubicmusic.com Get Recordings: www.qubicmusic.com


Saturday May 25, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Intiman Choral Courtyard

12:00pm

Zydeco Dance Lessons
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Zydeco Dance Lessons

With MaryLee Lykes Bio: MaryLee Lykes/Lykes to Dance. Teaching Dance in Seattle for over 20 years and it all began at NW Folklife in 1984 in the Roadhouse. My passion is teaching Zydeco, Cajun, Swing & teaching folks who think they CAN'T LEARN TO DANCE! www.LykesToDance.com Website: http://www.lykestodance.com


Saturday May 25, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Rainier Room

12:20pm

Kate Power & Steve Einhorn
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Kate Power & Steve Einhorn

Human Folk Bio: Kate & Steve have clocked in one hundred years in folk music, songwriting and storytelling and are pleased to share and harmonize with communities all over the Pacific Northwest and around the world. Website: http://www.qualityfolk.com Get Recordings: Many CDs available at http://www.qualityfolk.com/music.html or CD Baby Performers: Kate Power (guitar, banjo, 6-string uke) & Steve Einhorn (guitar, uke)


Saturday May 25, 2013 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

12:20pm

Percy Hilo & Friends
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Percy Hilo & Friends

Roots Songs & Sing-alongs Bio: We are 1 singer/ songwriter and 8-10 friends, highly skilled on a variety of instruments, who bring atmosphere to Percy's songs. Between 1-3 play at a time depending on what's available and what I'm presenting. We're all middle aged and experienced in the culture. Performers: Percy Hilo- voc, guitar Ken Lynn- guitar Rick Krause- bass, voc Jack Alrich- dobro


Saturday May 25, 2013 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Center Theatre

12:20pm

Songtree
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Songtree

Medieval to Modern Folk Bio: Songtree has been playing together for 25 years, including numerous times at Folklife. They have great arrangements, great voices and great harmonies, on music from 1300 to now. Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/songtree Get Recordings: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/cunning-art/id412366106 Performers: Earle Peach guitar, banjo, vocals Barbara Jackson melodica, vocals


Saturday May 25, 2013 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Shaw Room (Acoustic Stage)

12:20pm

Wes Weddell
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Wes Weddell

Singer, Songwriter, Citizen Bio: Seattle’s Wes Weddell returns as Folklife’s Community Coordinator for Singer/Songwriters: www.wesweddell.com Website: http://www.wesweddell.com Get Recordings: Yes - www.wesweddell.com Performers: Wes Weddell - guitar/vocals


Saturday May 25, 2013 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Folklife Cafe

12:25pm

The Jelly Rollers
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The Jelly Rollers

Primal Blues and Americana Bio: The group originally formed as an acoustic duo with Darren Loucas on guitar and Sean Divine on harp, singing and playing in the tradition of Terry & McGhee and Cephas & Wiggins. Performers: Darren Loucas - guitar/vocals Sean Divine - harmonica/vocals Rebecca Young - bass Aaron O'Neil - drums


Saturday May 25, 2013 12:25pm - 12:55pm
Fountain Lawn Stage

12:30pm

Broken Arm
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Broken Arm

Indie Alt-Country Straight-up Bio: Broken Arm serves alt-country straight-up: It’s all Ryan Adams, Jayhawks, The Elected goodness up in here. (Side note: How do you know you’re in Portland? Your pedal steel player has dreads.) Website: http://brokenarm.bandcamp.com/ Get Recordings: http://brokenarm.bandcamp.com/ Performers: Chris Vita - lead vocals, elec gtr Joel Christenson - bass, harm vocals Shawn Fleming - drums, harm vocals Bryan Daste... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Vera Project/Gallery

12:30pm

Service with a Smile: Unite Here! and UFCW workers' stories of hotels, restaurants, and retail
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Service with a Smile: Unite Here! and UFCW workers' stories of hotels, restaurants, and retail

Jasmine Marwaha, Tom Geiger, and Unite Here! Local 8 and UFCW members Bio: Workers from the hospitality and retail industries tell behind-the-scenes stories of what it takes to offer "service with a smile."


Saturday May 25, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
SIFF Cinema (Narrative Stage ): Sponsored by KUOW

12:55pm

Amir Beso
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Amir Beso

Balkan Flamenco From Seattle Bio: After he was seriously wounded during the war in his native Sarajevo and air lifted out of Bosnia, Amir Beso relocated to Seattle where he writes, records and performs his original instrumental acoustic guitar music, an amalgam of Balkan, gypsy, and flamenco influences performed with rocker's sensibility. He released two highly acclaimed albums, his third album will be released in 2013. Website... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 12:55pm - 1:25pm
Folklife Cafe

1:00pm

Bees in a Box
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Bees in a Box

Twin Hurdy Gurdies Bio: Marjy Fiddler and Chris Wright met in 1995 while learning to play the hurdy gurdy. Our friendship has developed, as has our playing. We thank our husbands for loving this instrument, too. Performers: Chris Wright hurdy gurdy Marjy Fiddler hurdy gurdy


Saturday May 25, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Shaw Room (Acoustic Stage)

1:00pm

Reilly and Maloney
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Reilly and Maloney

Old Friends Bio: Website: http://www.reillyandmaloney.com Performers: GINNY REILLY AND DAVID MALONEY


Saturday May 25, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

1:00pm

Steer Crazy
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Steer Crazy

Western Swing Bio: Steer Crazy's combination of musical arrangements, tight singing, exciting soloists, and an irresistibly swinging rhythm delights audiences at every performance. Website: http://www.facebook.com/steercrazyband Performers: Tim Dawdy Dobro & Steel Guitar Rick King Guitar Glenn Denison Mandolin


Saturday May 25, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Alki Court Stage

1:00pm

Wu Ziying
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Wu Ziying

Chinese Zither (Guqin) Player Bio: Wu Ziying is a master of the guqin 古琴 (Chinese seven-string zither) and pipa 琵琶 (Chinese four-string lute). He studied with the 20th century's foremost Chinese masters of these instruments. Of particular influence on him were the great guqin players: Wang Jiru 王吉儒, Wu Jinglue 吳景略, Zha Fuxi 查阜西, Sun Zongpeng 孫宗彭, Xu Lisun 徐立蓀, and Gu Meigeng 顧梅羹. Wu Ziying was a... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Center Theatre

1:00pm

Bluegrass Jam
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Bluegrass Jam

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Saturday May 25, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Boeing Green

1:00pm

Harmony Singing
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Harmony Singing

With John Palmes Bio: John Palmes lives in Juneau, Alaska where he began working on a simple way to teach vocal harmony and basic music theory. That was over 20 years ago at the Alaska Folk Festival and he has been teaching this workshop regularly there and at the Folklife Festival in Seattle in the years since. "My brother, sister and I had the same great chorus director and learned how to sing harmony together. We sang so much that we had to... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
EMP Learning Labs

1:00pm

Learn to Play the Ukulele!
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Learn to Play the Ukulele!

With Susan Howell Bio: Susan has given private music lessons in Seattle for over a dozen years and has been a member of the Seattle Ukulele Players Association since its formation. Susan teaches complete beginners as well as more advanced students. Her classes at Dusty Strings are very popular. Mastering the ‘ukulele involves learning strums, chords, where the notes are, and how to transpose and arrange songs and tunes. She loves getting people... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Olympic Room

1:00pm

Salmon Run Drum Story
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Salmon Run Drum Story

With "Jamtown" John Hayden Bio: John Hayden and his company JAMTOWN celebrate a common love for music shared by all cultures in two important ways. First, he facilitates youth & community rhythm events featuring hands-on participation. Second, since 1995 John has created fair trade relationships with low-income artisans and co-operatives around the world for the purpose of importing musical instruments which are sold throughout the USA and Canada... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Rhythm Tent

1:00pm

Sing-along with Paul "Mooselips" Dudley
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Sing-along with Paul "Mooselips" Dudley

With Paul "Mooselips" Dudley Bio: I have been a volunteer for 35 years with summer camps for cancer patient kids (Camp Goodtimes) and campfire kids (Camp Sealth) on Vashon and have led singalongs and silliness of all kinds. Website: http://www.pauldudleyphotography.com Get Recordings: Here's a fun link to me singing a song I wrote around a campfire with my kid friends at Camp Goodtimes..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkLhpSOKQng


Saturday May 25, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Intiman Choral Courtyard

1:00pm

Hambo not Mambo
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Hambo not Mambo

Hambo not Mambo Bio: Experience learning, teaching, performing, competing Big Silver medals awarded by panel of judges for Swedish dance knowledge Skandia Folkdance Society teachers. Taught in Vancouver BC, Portland, Salt Lake City and London, England.


Saturday May 25, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Rainier Room

1:00pm

English Country Dance

Julie King & Friends w/Erik Weberg, Caller 1:00 PM 1:50 PM

Rosewind Country Dance Band w/Nan Evans, Caller 2:00 PM 2:50 PM


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Iglitzin, King & Rachmiel

Lively English Country Dancing Bio: Julie King has been playing for English Country as well as contra dancing for over 20 years. Performers: julie king, piano 2 other musicians TBA (fiddle, flute)
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Rosewind Country Dance Band w/Nan Evans, Caller

English Country Dancing Bio: Nan Evans is a sought after English and contra caller in the NW. Rosewind Country Dance Band has been playing for the Port Townsend English Country Dances since 2008. Get Recordings: Not Available Performers: Libby Schnick - violin Libby Reid - mandolin Dick Lynn - guitar & flute Fred Nussbaum - cello Marsha Wiener - piano


Saturday May 25, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

1:00pm

World Dance Party

 

World Dance Party | May 25, from 1-3pm @ Armory

  1. Hip Hop (1:00 -1:15pm) with Robby Aaron Young
  2. Flamenco ( 1:20-1:35pm) with Eberley Wedlake.
  3. Hora (1:40-1:55pm) with D'vorah Kost.
  4. Belly Dancing (2:00- 2:15pm) with Angela Silling
  5. Sliders ( 2:20- 2:35pm) with Ann King 
  6. West African  (2:35- 2:50pm) with Magnus Mosery

Bios

  1. Hip Hop (1:00 -1:15pm)

 

Robby Aaron Young has been a professional choreographer/teacher for 15 years. He has worked for Disney as a character, model, choreographer for the movie turned video game "The Cheeta Girls One World." He was also a part of one of Seattle's biggest Hip Hop team KM (Kontagious Movement), where they were awarded Seattle's very first WOD (World of Dance) Champions.

 

  1. Flamenco ( 1:20-1:35pm)

 

Eberley Wedlake is a student of Ana Montes of Flamenco Danzarte, a performer and teacher of Spanish Flamenco dancing to students of all ages in Seattle. Tangos is a musical form (palo) belonging to the art of flamenco, which originated in the South of Spain. It is typically counted in fours and danced alone (rather than in partners, as is the common misconception of flamenco). Exhibiting Afro-Cuban influences, tangos are lively and emotive.

 

  1. Hora (1:40-1:55pm)

 

D'vorah Kost has been teaching traditional, basic and easy Jewish Folk Dances here and there and off and on for 40 years, including at the World Dance Parties. Today she has chosen a couple of simple circle dances: "Zemer Atik," and "Mayim," and one slightly more complex, but very lovely, "Ma Navu". The latter two have lyrics from Isaiah.

 

  1. Belly Dancing (2:00- 2:15pm)

 

Angela Silling is a life-long dancer, with many years of learning, performing and teaching bellydance under her hip belt. She co-produces a long-running monthy bellydance show at the Skylark Cafe & Club in West Seattle called Alauda (Ah LOUD ah) which takes place the third Tuesdays of the month. She is also a part of Rebel Belly Productions, a local company that creates theatre-quality full length dance shows. She is so happy to be joining the World Dance Party here at FolkLife. This is her fourth WDP (third as a teacher) and strongly believes that dancing together can change the world!

 

  1. Sliders ( 2:20- 2:35pm)

 

The Sliders is a senior dancing group that loves to come out and perform. Since its inception in 1994, they have danced everywhere from assisted living home to Seattle Storm Games. Ann King is now leading the group and has introduced new dance moves to music ranging from R&B to country. She has also taken the group to several major performances. The Sliders are big part of the World Dance Party community and are proud to participate in the Northwest Folklife Festival. The group is filled with seniors but anyone is more than welcome to join!

 

  1. West African  (2:35- 2:50pm)

 

Magnus Mosery, a multicultural diverse and intercultural communications specialist and West African Music & Dance instructor, hails originally from Sierra Leone. He is from the Mende Tribe, the largest ethnic group in Sierra Leone that occupies two thirds of the population. The dance and music he teaches originates from a Warrior's decent and it demonstrates Freedom, Strength, Courage, Purpose, and Taking Over the Land. It involves a physical ability and mental focus with full body motion dancing to the rhythm of the music in a non-stop sequence. The melody of the music is very romantic yet firm and strong in words which most times is a "War Cry" but in a poetic style.

 

 


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World Dance Party

Show Up, Get Down Bio: World Dance Party is a fun event in which several multicultural dances are taught in 20-minute mini-lessons. Everyone then dances. That's it. It's a celebration of diversity in Rainier Valley! Website: http://worlddancepartyseattle.org/


Saturday May 25, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Armory Stage

1:00pm

Bluegrass: Hot Pickin' & Harmonies: Sponsored by SunBreak

Pearly Blue  1:05 PM-1:35 PM  

The Weavils  1:50 PM-2:20 PM  

Pickled Okra 2:35 PM-3:05 PM  

Badger Pocket  3:20 PM-3:50 PM  

Bluegrass Finale Jam! 3:50 PM-4:00 PM


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Badger Pocket

Modern/Traditional Bluegrass Bio: This new bluegrass band comes with some of the hottest musicians and vocalists of the northwest bluegrass scene. Their modern yet traditional sound will get your feet tapping and your hands clapping! Get Recordings: Not Available Performers: Tammy Christensen - Lead Vocals Nick Dumas - Guitar, Vocals Rich Jones - Banjo, Vocals Ruben Taylor - Mandolin Loren Postma - Dobro Pete Goodall - Upright Bass
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Bluegrass Finale Jam!

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Pearly Blue

True Bluegrass Bio: Pearly Blue is made up of some of the best Washington bluegrass musicians. Band members have all performed in numerous top bluegrass groups too numerous to mention in this space. Website: http://barrybrower.org/music.html Performers: Barry Brower --- Guitar Jen Dunton-Brower --- Acoustic Bass Loren Wohlgemuth --- Mandolin Pete Martin - Fiddle Rich Jone - banjo
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Pickled Okra

Oldfangled Newfashioned Music Bio: Old-school porch-settin’ sung into a can-style bluegrass played by 2 ol' married couples. They're undeniably charming and entertaining but pretty darn talented to boot! Website: http://www.getokra.com Get Recordings: www.getokra.com Performers: Todd Gray - vox and mando Paisley Gray - vox and standup bass Gary Read - vox, mando and guitar Alyse Read - vox and banjo
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The Weavils

Americana (Bluegrass, Swing, Cajun, and Folk) Bio: The Weavils have been playing in local bluegrass festivals. events and establishments for over ten years. Their mix of bluegrass, swing tunes, celtic and cajun provide a diverse and pleasant performance that audiences have enjoyed for years. Website: http://www.theweavils.com Performers: Greg Lawless- banjo/ ukulele Mark Steudel- fiddle/ mandolin Mark Myers- dobro/lap steel Pete Thorn- guitar... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Mural Amphitheatre: Sponsored by Xfinity

1:00pm

Team Up For Nonprofits Presents: Sponsored by BECU

Bradford Loomis 1:05 PM-1:35 PM  

St. Paul de Vence  1:50 PM-2:20 PM 

Song Sparrow Research  2:35 PM-3:10 PM  

Shelby Earl  3:25 PM-3:55 PM


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Bradford Loomis

Gritty Roots Music Bio: Bradford was born in Marysville, Washington. Through years of choir, band and orchestra he discovered a powerful kinship to the songs and stories of a bygone era. Website: http://www.bradfordloomis.com Get Recordings: Online at bradfordloomis.bandcamp.com Performers: Bradford Loomis - acoustic guitar, Kristen Palmer - vocalist, Bri Holland - accordion
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Shelby Earl

Seattle Indie Songwriter Bio: Shelby Earl was named by NPR/LA Times critic Ann Powers as her "new favorite songwriter" and her solo debut album, Burn the Boats was named the "#1 2011 Album You Might Have Missed" by Amazon.com. Website: http://www.shelbyearl.com Performers: Shelby Earl - lead vocals, acoustic guitar Anna-Lisa Notter - backing vocals, percussion Eric Howk - backing vocals, electric guitar Ben Obee - backing vocals, bass Faustine... Read More →
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Song Sparrow Research

Evolutionary Folk Bio: Dynamic chamber pop quintet creates moody, dense pieces reminiscent of Grizzly Bear and Beirut. The band builds songs that are both curious and melancholy out of complex interlocking parts. Website: http://songsparrowresearch.com Get Recordings: http://songsparrowresearch.bandcamp.com Performers: David Balatero - cello, electric bass, vocals Hamilton Boyce - guitar, vocals Evan Woodle - drums, vocals Kendall Becker... Read More →
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St. Paul de Vence

Independent. Nostalgia. Folk. Bio: Born of the WWII stories from Benjamin's grandfather, the music of St. Paul de Vence spans time, space and genre. Website: http://www.stpaulband.com Get Recordings: Yes, www.stpaulband.com/music Performers: Benjamin Doerr - vocals/guitar/mandolin/percussion Justin Froese - vocals/guitar/banjo/percussion Alex Malloy - vocals/ukulele/autoharp Mike Sievers - vocals/keys/accordion - drum kit - bass


Saturday May 25, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Fountain Lawn Stage

1:00pm

Hey Hendrix: Life and Music of Jimi Hendrix: Sponsored by WA Blues Society
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Jimi Hendrix Tribute

Bio: Steven Roby is a respected Jimi Hendrix historian, archivist, and author. Roby has lectured on Hendrix at the University of Indianapolis, the University of Victoria, and the University of California. Website: http://www.steveroby.com


Saturday May 25, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
EMP Sky Church

1:15pm

Autumn Electric
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Autumn Electric

Psychedelic Folk Rock Bio: Autumn Electric began in the fall of 2008 when singer/guitarist Michael Trew and singer/keyboardist Naomi Smith embarked on the band's first tour. Shortly after came their debut "Very Soon the Light". Website: http://www.facebook.com/theautumnelectric Get Recordings: http://autumnelectric.bandcamp.com/ Performers: Michael Trew: vocal/flute (mic) and electric guitar/amp and acoustic guitar with DI Naomi Smith... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Vera Project/Gallery

1:30pm

Bushwick Book Club Seattle Presents: Original Music Inspired by the Wizard of Oz
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Debbie Miller

Folk/Quirk Bio: Seattle-based singer/songwriter Debbie Miller will tug at your heart, cause you giggle, and make you think twice about crossing her – sometimes all during the same song. Website: http://www.thedebbiemiller.com Performers: Debbie Miller - guitar
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Joy Mills Band

Urban Country-Folk Bio: With their 2012 release, Trick of the Eye, Joy Mills and company bring forward their urban country-roots style, with her flair for melody with verdant layers of pedal steel and a solid rhythm section. Website: http://www.joymills.com Get Recordings: Yes, online and Sonic Boom in Ballard, live shows Performers: Joy Mills - acoustic guitar Lucien LaMotte - electric guitar, pedal steel, amp Tom Parker - bass guitar, amp... Read More →
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Mark Blasco (Bushwick Book Club)

Geek Rock Bio: Mark Blasco is a geek rock musician who has been involved in all aspects of the music industry. His songs are stories inspired by books, films, and modern day life. Website: http://www.markblasco.com Get Recordings: Songs available at markblasco.com Performers: Mark Blasco - Acoustic Guitar and Vocals
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Nate b

Acoustic Soul Bio: The song writing Backbone for the group Bucket of Honey, Nate b is an established musician in the Seattle area. Classically trained, he has been making music in the Pop scene for the past 8 years. Website: http://www.bucketofhoney.com Get Recordings: www.bucketofhoney.com Performers: Nate b Vocals and Guitar (Maybe Looping pedal) Through same DI
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Sean Morse

with Bushwick Book Club Bio: Website: http://www.seanhuntingmorse.com Performers: SEan MOrse
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Tai Shan

Seamstress of Melodies Bio: Tai Shan has performed for show such as Weekday with Steve Scher, Art Zone and at Bumbershoot and Benaroya Hall. She is a regular performer with the Bushwick Book Club and the Seattle Rock Orchestra. Website: http://www.taishanmusic.com Get Recordings: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/taishan Performers: Tai Shan - Vocals and Guitar
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The Bushwick Book Club Seattle!

Presents original music inspired by The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Bio: The Bushwick Book Club Seattle is a collective of performers who offer monthly performances of original music inspired by different literary selections. Website: http://thebushwickbookclubseattle.com
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Wes Weddell

Singer, Songwriter, Citizen Bio: Seattle’s Wes Weddell returns as Folklife’s Community Coordinator for Singer/Songwriters: www.wesweddell.com Website: http://www.wesweddell.com Get Recordings: Yes - www.wesweddell.com Performers: Wes Weddell - guitar/vocals


Saturday May 25, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Folklife Cafe

1:40pm

Les Pamplemousses
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Les Pamplemousses

Be Transported to Paris Bio: Ines and Marchette Have been working together for over 5 years, bringing to life the music from Ines's youth in paris, where she attended sing alongs in accordion bars and learned this repertoire. Website: https://www.facebook.com/seattlepamplemousses Get Recordings: not yet. Performers: Ines Andrade Maricle - vocals Marchette DuBois - accodion, vocals


Saturday May 25, 2013 1:40pm - 2:10pm
Alki Court Stage

1:40pm

Paul Anastasio and Juan Barco
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Paul Anastasio and Juan Barco

Mexican Music, Hot Lands Style Bio: Juan Barco and Paul Anastasio have been playing Mexican music for many years. Juan also sings traditional and original music. Website: http://www.swingcatenterprises.com Performers: Juan Barco, guitar Paul Anastasio, violin


Saturday May 25, 2013 1:40pm - 2:10pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

1:40pm

Pran
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Pran

Hindustani Music on Trombone Bio: "Pran" is trombonist Greg Powers and didjeridu player Stuart Dempster performing the Dhrupad style of Hindustani Music. Powers is the only trombonist in the world performing in this tradition. Website: http://www.myspace.com/dhrupadtrombone Get Recordings: CD Baby Performers: Greg Powers-trombone Stuart Dempster-Didjeridu


Saturday May 25, 2013 1:40pm - 2:10pm
Center Theatre

1:40pm

Real Folk
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Real Folk

Harmony for a Peaceful World Bio: Real Folk has been playing together for 8 years around the Puget Sound area at coffeehouses, musical festivals and non-profit events to support organizations who work to make the world a better place. Website: http://www.realfolk.net Get Recordings: Itunes Performers: Dennis- mandolin & guitar Paul- guitar Kim-vocals Jeff G.- bass Jeff N. Harmonica Christine- fiddle Geoff- Percussion


Saturday May 25, 2013 1:40pm - 2:10pm
Shaw Room (Acoustic Stage)

2:00pm

Levi Fuller and the Library
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Levi Fuller and the Library

We Are Colossal! | | Bio: | Levi has been playing music under his own name for about a decade, since shortly after moving to Seattle from Boston. He has released three full-length albums and founded Ball of Wax Audio Quarterly. | | Website: http://www.denimclature.com | | Get Recordings: 3 full lengths available; links at www.denimclature.com | | Performers: | evi Fuller: vox, guitar; Jon Wooster: vox, bass; drummer: Christopher... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Vera Project/Gallery

2:00pm

All Ages Drumming
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All Ages Drumming

With Hank Voss Bio:


Saturday May 25, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Rhythm Tent

2:00pm

Greenwood Family Sing
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Greenwood Family Sing

With Ming Chen Bio: GFS has been building musical fellowship in their community with monthly sing-alongs since 1986.


Saturday May 25, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Intiman Choral Courtyard

2:00pm

Music Making in the Moment
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Music Making in the Moment

With Talia Toni Marcus Bio: Born into a Hollywood Family, Talia was a pro at age 4. Gigs with the LA Phil, sideman with Bill Graham Presents, The Band's Last Tour, Van Morrison, Kenny G, Europe Festivals, Film Scores, lived in Woodstock, busked around the world (official Busker in Seattle). B.A. Composer, Improvisation, Dance & Meditation. Get Recordings: YouTube and private recordings.


Saturday May 25, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
EMP Learning Labs

2:00pm

Ta Fare O Tamatoa
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Ta Fare O Tamatoa

With Manu Radford | | Bio: | | | Website: http://www.tefareotamatoa.com | | Performers: | Daniel- faatotr, vivo, guitar Tamatoa- toere Manu- toere, ukulele Isiah- toere, kamaka Mahia- pahn, pahn thpai


Saturday May 25, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Rainier Room

2:00pm

Sleeping in Seattle: A Bed-Making Contest!
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Sleeping in Seattle: A Bed-Making Contest!

Bio: Some of the most proficient hotel housekeeping staff in the city will demonstrate the fastest and cleanest ways of making a bed. Then audience members can try their hand!


Saturday May 25, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Olympic Room

2:00pm

Guerilla Morris Dance

Participants:

Sound and Fury Morris Dancers

Vancouver Morris Men 

The MossyBack Morris Men

North By Northwest Morris Dancers

Tiddley Cove Morris


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North By Northwest Morris Dancers

English Clog to a Brass Band Bio: Northwest Morris is a traditional English ritual dance form. It is danced in weeden clogs to the live music of a brass band. Website: http://nxnwmorris.weebly.com/ Performers: Gregor Ure - Accordian; Don Cave -Tuba/Bass Sax Ian Martindale -Drum
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Sound and Fury Morris Dancers

Kilts and Capers! Bio: Sound & Fury Morris proudly supplies the modern world with ancient dance traditions. Website: http://www.soundandfurymorris.com Performers: Howard Good- Accordion Clare Woolgrove - Concertina Helen Gilbert - Concertina Elaine Bradke - Fiddle Dave Sielaff - Tenor banjo Anthea Rutherford - Drum
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The MossyBack Morris Men

Ritual Dances Year After Year Bio: The MossyBack Morris Men are performing Morris based on collections from the South Midlands of England, specifically from the villages of Bledington Bucknell and Ducklington, all in Oxfordshire. Website: http://www.mossyback.com Get Recordings: Not Available Performers: Jim Rymsza - Fiddle Robert Greco - Melodeon Jon Pfaff - Guitar Carter Bannerman - Mandolin Greg Ure - Accordion James Marshall - Tin Whistle
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Tiddley Cove Morris

Traditional/Contemporary Dance Bio: Historic (over 500 years old) English folk dance accompanied by musicians. Morris dancers perform choreographed figures based on rhythmic stepping, using sticks or hankerchiefs and wearing bells. Website: http://www.tiddleycovemorris.net Performers: Susan Gerofsky: melodeon & penny whistle. Nini Ury: melodeon. Veronica Maynard: bodhran and musical saw. Kate Semple: banjo. Vida Denoir:
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Vancouver Morris Men

Traditional English Folk Dance Bio: The Vancouver Morris Men have been performing morris in the Pacific North West since 1982, and have been at FolkLife every year since then. Website: http://www.vancouvermorrismen.org Performers: Graham Baldwin - melodeon Innis Pencarrick - Fiddle


Saturday May 25, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Key East Steps

2:15pm

Fire & Ice Irish Dance Company
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Fire & Ice Irish Dance Company

130 Feet of Fury and Grace Bio: Fire & Ice Irish Dance Company was founded in 2001 to create performing opportunities for those wanting to bring the "Riverdance" experience to local audiences. We combine traditional steps with modern ensemble choreography set to the best of trad and world music.


Saturday May 25, 2013 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

2:20pm

Sabura and Emilie Lauren
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Sabura and Emilie Lauren

Middle Eastern Dance Bio: Of Syrian-Lebanese heritage, Sabura performs and teaches Middle Eastern dance throughout the NW, has won several dance awards, and is a Community Coordinator for Folklife. With an extensive and varied dance and gymnastics background, Emilie performs and teaches belly dance in the Portland area. She is also a member of Znama Dance Company, a fusion project that combines elements of bellydance, Flamenco and Tango. Website... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 2:20pm - 2:50pm
Center Theatre

2:20pm

Blue Hollow
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Blue Hollow

Raucous Rags, Roots, and Blues Bio: Blue Hollow plays a raucous blend of country blues and hillbilly music. This Olympia band features Craig Bartlett (guitar, vocals), Mark Iler (guitar, harp, vocals) Leslie Rousos (mandolin, banjo, vocals) and Greg Hill (bass, vocals). Performers: Craig Bartlett, guitars (slide, resonator, 12-string), vocals Mark Iler, guitar, harmonica, vocals Leslie Rousos, mandolin, 5-string banjo, vocals Greg Hill... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 2:20pm - 2:50pm
Alki Court Stage

2:20pm

Gary Lee Moore
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Gary Lee Moore

Gary Lee Moore Bio: Oregon, Washington, California, Northwest Regional, and national fiddle champion. Breakdowns, waltzes, and rags. Gary has been playing fiddle for 55 years. He also is in demand for guitar, tenor guitar, and tenor banjo backup at fiddle contests throughout the west. We are very lucky to have him here. Let's give him and his group a BIG hand. Get Recordings: yeah, it's called Uncle Pig, available at Voyager Recordings and... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 2:20pm - 2:50pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

2:45pm

Brite Lines
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Brite Lines

Emotive Seattle Indie-Folk Bio: BRITE LINES has gained a reputation for engaging, energetic, and emotive performances, incorporating niche instruments—musical saw, melodica, banjo—without being a niche band itself. Website: http://www.britelinesband.com Get Recordings: Yes! Local independent record stores, from us directly, online at britelines.bandcamp.com Performers: Zachary Gore - acoustic and electric guitars, ukelele, lead vocals, etc... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Vera Project/Gallery

3:00pm

Impossible Bird
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Impossible Bird

Duo That Will Shake Your Bones! Bio: Nick Drummond is former front man for The Senate. Tyler Carson is an internationally known violinist. They have combined their unique talents into one formidable pairing. Fiddle, guitar, voice. Website: http://impossiblebird.com/ Get Recordings: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/impossiblebird Performers: Nick Drummond - Acoustic Guitar, Sub Octave Guitar Tyler Carson - Violin, Stroh Violin


Saturday May 25, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

3:00pm

The Wiretappers
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The Wiretappers

Western Swing & Honky Tonk Fun Bio: The Wiretappers are an acoustic, groove driven string band, playing a mix of Western Swing, funky folk, classic country, honky-tonk, hillybilly jazz & a hint of bluegrass. Website: http://www.myspace.com/thewiretappers Get Recordings: Not yet!! Performers: Jake Weber, Guitar and vocals Mark Snyder, upright bass and vocals Dave Smith, Mandolin and vocals Barb Collins, fiddle and vocals


Saturday May 25, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Shaw Room (Acoustic Stage)

3:00pm

Learn to Sing by Singing
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Learn to Sing by Singing

With Melet Whinston Bio: The Beaconettes is an all female acapella group. We sing familiar tumes with updated lyrics, often political in nature, but always topical and clever. Get Recordings: Not Available


Saturday May 25, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Intiman Choral Courtyard

3:00pm

Stanley Greenthal
An introduction to music from Brittany, and techniques for song accompaniment

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Stanley Greenthal

Songwriter, Instrumentalist Bio: With his most recent CD, First Song, songwriter and instrumentalist Stanley Greenthal stretches musical borders from Celtic Scotland and Brittany to Greece and the Balkans. Get Recordings: Website, CD Baby, and various online sites.


Saturday May 25, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
EMP Learning Labs

3:00pm

X8 Interactive Drumming Community Jam
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X8 Interactive Drumming Community Jam

With Maketa Wilborn, Blake Cisneros & Alexandra Be Bio:


Saturday May 25, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Rhythm Tent

3:00pm

Leela Kathak
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Leela Kathak

With Annie Penta Bio: From the original teacher, the late Prabha Rustagi, to our present Guru Urmila Nadar the dancers have learned a pure North Indian Classical Jaipur Gharana Kathak Dance for more than 20 years!


Saturday May 25, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Rainier Room

3:00pm

Scottish Country Dance

The Bramble Band  3:00 PM 3:45 PM

Scottish Country Dancing for Everyone With Elinor Vandegrift 3:00 PM 3:45 PM


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Scottish Country Dancing for Everyone

With Elinor Vandegrift Bio: Elinor Vandegrift has been teaching all levels of Scottish Country Dancing in the Seattle area for many years. She has also been a guest teacher at workshops throughout North America and overseas. She dances with the Seattle Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, a worldwide organization headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland. She wants folks to enjoy dancing to the wonderful, rich dance music of Scotland... Read More →
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The Bramble Band

Scottish Music to Dance To! Bio: The Bramble Band has been featured at Folklife Festival many times. They have played both for workshops and performances by the Seattle Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. Website: http://www.rscds-seattle.org Get Recordings: Not Available Performers: Brian Crisafulli, Joel Kuni, Gregor Ure - fiddles Helen Kuni, Kent Tarpley - guitars Cynthia Kuni - harp Polly Tarpley - piano


Saturday May 25, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Armory Stage

3:00pm

A Turning-point in Village Life: the Hungarian Wedding
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Forrás Hungarian Folk Band

Transylvanian Village Music Bio: Forrás' performances are both entertaining and educational as the players present the traditional lifestyle and work of the peasant musicians of Transylvania. Website: http://www.forrasband.com Performers: Szabolcs Kabók - Violin Frigyes Kabók - Double Bass, Drum László Orbán - Violin Csilla Emese - Voice Lajos Miklós - Viola, Bagpipes, Flutes
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Kisbetyarok Hungarian Family Dance Group

Hungarian Village Dance Bio: Website: http://www.hungarianamerican.org Performers: Forras band
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Zakuska

Songs From the Balkans Bio: Zakuska is a new group made up of people that have played together for a long time. Their focus is vocal music from the Balkans. We always play songs that are dancable. Get Recordings: No Performers: Jana Rickel: Vocals, Tambura, Violin Emily Doubt: Vocals, Bass, Flute Sue Niemann: Vocals, Accordion, Drum Kathy Sandstrom: Vocals, Percussion Fred Graves: Kaval, Percussion


Saturday May 25, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

3:00pm

Saturday Afternoon Contra

Small Pleasures w/Cindy Holmes, Caller 3:00 PM 3:50 PM

Cascade Crossing w/Frannie Marr, Caller 4:00 PM 4:50 PM


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Cascade Crossing w/Frannie Marr, Caller

High Energy Contras! Bio: Using their wide range of instrumentation and styles, Cascade Crossing fills the dance hall with an exciting palette of musical colors and textures. Website: http://www.cascadecrossing.com/ Performers: 1 Carl Thor - Piano, Hammered Dulcimer 2 Rich Goss - Guitar, Percussion 3 Lori Prime - Fiddle, Mandolin 4 Sarah Goss - Reeds, Bass
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Small Pleasures w/Cindy Holmes, Caller

The Sound of the Northwest Bio: Small Pleasures goes back to the start of the contra dance tradition in Puget Sound. We play "close to the dance and the dancers," for our friends out on the dance floor. Our tune repertoire is Northwest and Yankee music, the Yankee and Celtic contra repertoire of the Northeast, along with tunes from the pioneer Northwest. Website: http://www.seattledance.org/fifthsat Performers: Cindy Holmes - caller Paul... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

3:00pm

The Storytellers' Breath

Kathleen Nacozy 3:05-3:30

Paul Che-oke-ten Wagner 3:35-4:00

Judith Alexander 4:05-4:30

Kathya Alexander  4:35-5:00


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Judith Alexander

World Folklore for Fun and Wisdom Bio: As an elementary school librarian, I enjoyed telling stories and sharing literature with children. After retirement, I began telling to adults as well and now tell in English in Germany, too. I have told at schools and at festivals in Germany, Scotland, and Latvia. Get Recordings: No.
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Kathleen Nacozy

World-Class Improviser and Storyteller Bio: Kathleen Nacozy is a devoted writer and improviser. She teaches improv for writers at Unexpected Productions. Website: http://www.knacozy.com
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Kathya Alexander

Southern Stories Bio: Kathya Alexander is a writer, actor, and teaching artist. She was awarded a 2007 Writer-in-Residence at Hedgebrook Women Writer’s Retreat, the Fringe First Award in Scotland, and City Artist Award. Website: http://www.seattlestoryteller.com Performers: None
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Paul Cheoketen Wagner

Coast Salish Storyteller/ Flute Bio: Paul "Cheoketen" Wagner is a mamber of the Saanich tribe of South Western Vancouver Island British Columbia. He is an internationally-performing ambassador of Coast Salish stories and songs. Website: http://www.sacredbreath.com Get Recordings: www.sacredbreath.cc Performers: Paul Wagner- voice, flute, drum


Saturday May 25, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Folklife Cafe

3:00pm

Arab Show

Fathia and Les Troubadours 3:00 PM- 3:25 PM

Shahrazad Dance Ensemble of Seattle 3:35 PM- 3:45 PM

Lebanese Dabkeh Group 3:50 PM- 3:55 PM

Maurice Rouman 4:05 PM- 4:25 PM

Shahrazad Dance Ensemble of Seattle 4:35 PM- 4:50 PM

Jafra Dabke Team 4:55 PM- 5:15 PM

House of Tarab 5:30 PM- 6:00 PM


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Fathia and Les Troubadours

French Gypsy Music with North African Tones Bio: Fathia Atallah and the Troubadours is a French Gypsy troupe with North-African roots. The music ensemble has been playing for a few years in Seattle and has been invited to many festivals. Website: http://www.fathiainseattle.com Get Recordings: CD Baby, Amazon.com, Itunes Performers: Fathia Atallah- voice, guitar Miguel Ramos- guitar Tally de Paris- derbouka (north african hand drums) Joel... Read More →
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Ghassan Alqaisy

Ghassan Alqaisy | | Bio: | | | Performers: | Ghassan Alqaisy on Andalusian guitar Waseem Sbait on darbuka
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House of Tarab

Arabic Music Ensemble Bio: Vintage arabic music from Egypt, Lebanon & Syria. Website: http://www.houseoftarab.com Get Recordings: http://www.houseoftarab.com/albums.asp Performers: Stephen Elaimy Oud David McGrath Ney Michael Nageub Keys Tracy Helming Violin Jane Hall Tambourine Erik Brown Doumbec Sean Daly Contra Bass
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Jafra Dabke Team

Palestinian Folk Dance Bio: To create an establishment that will promote and preserve the original Arabian culture and traditions through the practice and performance of the Arab folk dance known as "Dabke". Website: http://www.seattledabke.com Get Recordings: Not Available
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Lebanese Dabkeh Group

Traditional Dance From Lebanon Bio: Lebanese Dabkeh Group started 5 years ago with 7 girls who decided to get together to celebrate their culture and enjoy the traditional dance of their country, Lebanon.
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Shahrazad Dance Ensemble of Seattle

Folkloric Dances of North Africa & Middle East Bio: Shahrazad Dance Ensemble of Seattle, established in 1978, is one Seattle's leading folkloric dance troupes. The current dancers have trained with leading dance ethnologists in the US and Middle East. Website: http://www.shahrazadensemble.com


Saturday May 25, 2013 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

3:00pm

Maritime Show

The Baggywrinkles 3:00 PM 3:25 PM

The Great Sanger and Didele 3:30 PM 3:55 PM

Dan Maher 4:00 PM 4:25 PM

Broadside & the Handsome Cabin Boys 4:30 PM 4:55 PM

North by West 5:00 PM 5:25 PM

Shanghaied on the Willamette 5:30 PM 5:55 PM


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Broadside & the Handsome Cabin Boys

Maritime Musical Mayhem Bio: Broadside & the Handsome Cabin Boys bears roots in the maritime community going back to the 1980s. The present lineup is well known in the Puget Sound for their energetic take on maritime music. Get Recordings: Yes - will be available at the festival Performers: Carol Mesford - drum, vocals Trapper Graves-Lalor - vocals Kent Mesford - guitar, vocals Steve Lalor - guitar, vocals
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Dan Maher

Inland Folk Rides Again Bio: Dan has been performing for 45 years and has 5 albums to date. Performers: Dan Maher - voice, guitar
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North by West

Eng./Fr. Shanties from Canada Bio: North by West is a group of veteren Maritime singers from British Columbia. Their repertoire is entirely comprised of maritime music with sea chanties and forebitters sung in both english and french. Performers: Jon Bartlett: Vocal Rika Ruebsaat: Concertina Henk Piket: Guitar
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Shanghaied on the Willamette

Songs Plundered From Land & Sea Bio: Shanghaoed has been pre-forming traditional songs of the sea and sea shanties for almost 20 years, with a fleet of instruments including guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandols, bodhran, harmonica and whistle. Website: http://www.shanghaied.biz Get Recordings: http://www.shanghaied.biz Performers: Gordy Enler- banjo, mandola....? Jonathan Lay- guitar, bodhran?
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The Baggywrinkles

Mucho Macho Music Bio: The 60s folk group that didn't happen until now. Musical innovators and traditionalists at having fun. Get Recordings: They said our records were destroyed in the fire. Performers: Tom Rawson - Banjo Dan Roberts - Guitar & mandolin Matthew Moeller - Bass
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The Great Sanger and Didele

Seamen of the Inland Empire Bio: Sanger and Didele have been inflicting themselves on unsuspecting audiences since late in the last century. They are known for their irreverent approach to traditional music and life in general. Get Recordings: Yes - will be available at the festival Performers: Cleetus Sanger - Guitar, Vocals Homer Didele - Guitar, Vocals


Saturday May 25, 2013 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Northwest Court Stage

3:30pm

The Art Of Dueting
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The Art Of Dueting

With David Maloney Bio: Website: http://www.reillyandmaloney.com


Saturday May 25, 2013 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Olympic Room

3:30pm

'Shift Change' Documentary: Dignified Jobs in a Democratic Workplace
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"Shift Change" Documentary: Dignified Jobs in a Democratic Workplace

Melissa Young, Mark Dworkin, Tony Harrah Bio: Filmmakers Young, Dworkin, and Harrah discuss the documentary "Shift Change," recently featured on Bill Moyers, show film clips and talk about the rise in employee-owned workplaces.


Saturday May 25, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
SIFF Cinema (Narrative Stage ): Sponsored by KUOW

3:30pm

Sing Your Roots: Indie Songwriters: Sponsored by BECU

Jon Pontrello 3:30 PM-4:00 PM   

Apartment Lights 4:10 PM-4:40 PM   

J.Wong 4:50 PM-5:20 PM 

Mike Dumovich 5:30 PM-6:00 PM


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Apartment Lights

Solo Piano and Voice Originals Bio: Tacoma native, Grace Sullivan, rediscovered the joy of piano later in life. She co-founded and performed for years in the local band, Goldfinch. She now performs her solo work as Apartment Lights. Website: http://www.apartmentlights.bandcamp.com Get Recordings: The digital ep called "The White River" can be found on Bandcamp. Performers: Grace Sullivan- keyboard
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j.wong

Telling the Stories of Better and Worse Days Bio: Seattle songwriter j.wong revels in narrative, telling the stories of better and worse days, of reinvention, of failed relationships and the feeling that you can never be enough for the one you love. Website: http://www.jwongmusic.com Performers: TBD
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Jon Pontrello

Indie Roots Troubadour Bio: Jon Pontrello is a local singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who performs both on his own and as part of the Moondoggies. Website: http://www.jonpontrello.com Get Recordings: http://jonpontrello.bandcamp.com Performers: Jon Pontrello w/ Guitar
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Mike Dumovich

De-Tuned, Greyish Folk Bio: I Grew up on Vashon Island, lived many years in Seattle and have 3 recorded albums. Acres, The Shiv and Mesojunarian. Website: http://mikedumovich.bandcamp.com/album/acres Get Recordings: http://mikedumovich.bandcamp.com/album/acres Performers: Mike Dumovich (guitar, vocals), Bill Patton (electric guitar, pedal steel), Toliver Goering (bass, keys), Anne Marie Ruljancich (viola, vocals) Anna Lynne Williams (vocals... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Vera Project/Gallery

3:40pm

Carl Tosten
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Carl Tosten

Singer/Songwriter, Guitarist Bio: Singer/songwriter and acoustic fingerstyle guitarist Carl Tosten is known for his expressive and energetic guitar style and his introspective lyrics on society, love, living and the pursuit of the Ame. Website: http://www.carltosten.com Get Recordings: www.carltosten.com Performers: Carl Tosten-Guitar/Vocal


Saturday May 25, 2013 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

3:40pm

Rooftop Doggies
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Rooftop Doggies

Bluegrass, By Dogs, For Cats Bio: A band of bluegrass, old timey music, and dog lovers. Enjoy playing covers of the classics, new songs, and song that make you want to dance and sing! Featuring a professional fiddler! Website: http://sdrv.ms/slarw6 Get Recordings: No, not yet! Performers: Katie Parker - Guitar / Lead Vocals Jesse Vernon - Guitar / Banjo / Vocals Ashley Sullivan - Fiddle / Vocals Pete Schroeder - Bass Jessica Bierhaus - Drums... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Shaw Room (Acoustic Stage)

4:00pm

The Pinetop Pickers
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The Pinetop Pickers

Southeast Meets Northwest Bio: Band formed in 2010 to perform at Folklife 2010. Band performs a combination of Bluegrass, Old Time, and Cajun. We played Folklife 2011 and did busking at Folklife 2012. Performances around Olympia. Website: http://www.facebook.com/pinetoppickers?fref=ts Get Recordings: No Performers: John Wilkinson, fiddle and Mandolin. Linda Wilkinson, Ukulele. Tom Shorey, Banjo.


Saturday May 25, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Center Theatre

4:00pm

Hot Cider String Band
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Hot Cider String Band

Bluegrass, Folk, Fiddles! Bio: Hot Cider String Band is a mostly family band from Seattle playing Northwest fiddle tunes for dances and singing folk and bluegrass songs for your entertainment. Website: https://www.facebook.com/hotciderstringband Get Recordings: Not yet Performers: Elise Snoey - fiddle, vocals Evan Snoey -fiddle, mandolin, guitar RuthMabel Boytz - bass Kelly Morgan - guitar, vocals


Saturday May 25, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Alki Court Stage

4:00pm

Djembe Jam
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Djembe Jam

With Kerry 'Shakerman' Greene Bio:


Saturday May 25, 2013 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Rhythm Tent

4:00pm

Kathy Vlach
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Kathy Vlach

Shape Note Basics Bio: Come learn the attributes of shape note singing- lusty 4-part acappella singing. Beginners encouraged- loaner music provided. Kathy has been singing this moving music since 1991.


Saturday May 25, 2013 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Intiman Choral Courtyard

4:00pm

NW Cajun Jammers
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NW Cajun Jammers

Friends and Music is Life Bio: We love Cajun music & gather weekly to play songs as a community. Some of our members are brand new to playing group music and others have been playing professionally and with friends for years. Performers: accordian, fiddles, guitars, sometimes a bass, and a triangle


Saturday May 25, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Boeing Green

4:00pm

Tango Dance

Tidbits of Tango 4:00 PM 4:25 PM

The Rouge & Noir Tango Orchestra  4:25 PM 5:15 PM

Professional Tango Demonstartion With the Northwest Tango Dancers 5:05 PM 5:20 PM

Tango Dancing   5:20 PM 6:00 PM


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Seattle Tango Pro's

Latin Demonstration Dances Bio: Website: http://www.mstango.com
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The Rouge & Noir Tango Orchestra

Argentine Tango 1920 - 1960s Bio: Founded in 2002 to play for Argentine Tango dancing, Folklife and the Tango Ball. Perform each November for Ethnic Heritage Festival at Crossroads Bellevue. Performers: Phil Wilkinson - piano Chris Spencer - bass John Dimond - oboe Lynn Zatzkin - oboe Julie Reed - cello Doris Bartha - cello Terry Mason - violin Caron Marzban - violin Aviva Leonard - violin Dennis Helppie - violin Betsy Alexander - violin Nancy... Read More →
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Tidbits of Tango

Argentine Tango - Lovingly Playful!! Bio: Sonny & Patty founded Seattle's Argentine Tango dance community in 1986, after being inspired by the touring Broadway show "Tango Argentino" - each continues teaching & volunteers annually for NWFL! Website: http://www.mstango.com


Saturday May 25, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Armory Stage

4:00pm

Hot Squares

Atlas Stringband w/Charmaine Slaven, Caller  4:00 PM 4:50 PM

Grizzle Grazzle Tune Snugglers w/Ann Marie Shaeffer, Caller  5:00 PM 5:50 PM

Barn Owls w/Tony Mates, Caller   6:00 PM 6:50 PM


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Atlas Stringband w/ Charmaine Slaven, Caller

Great Old-time Dance Tunes Bio: The Atlas Stringband has been together since 2003. We love old-time music for its sound, its danceability, and its importance to American culture, past and present. Website: http://www.atlasstringband.com Get Recordings: atlasstringband.com Performers: Carmen Ficarra - upright bass Tom Collicott - guitar and vocals David Parker - mandolin Paul Tolo - fiddle Morgan John - banjo and vocals
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Barn Owls w/Tony Mates, Caller

Hearty, Sweet Old-time Music Bio: The Barn Owls are an all-gal old-time trio from Seattle. The Owls love playing high-energy fiddle tunes and singing sweet three part harmonies for dances and performances. Performers: Brittany Newell - fiddle Hanna Traynham - banjo Kate Lichtenstein - guitar
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Grizzle Grazzle Tune Snugglers w/Ann Marie Shaeffer, Caller

Old-time from Oly! Bio: Mascots for Oly Old Time, we range from 1 to 20 members. We love grizzle. Make it hot and it better be grizzley. Pie is good. So are banjos and fiddles and hollerin' people. Website: http://www.facebook.com/grizzlegrazzle Performers: Our band varies from 6-12... Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar.


Saturday May 25, 2013 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Rainier Room

4:15pm

Soyaya
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Soyaya

African Palmwine and Highlife Music Bio: Ghanaian-born Mohammed Shaibu leads my African band Soyaya,with virtuoso acoustic guitar,dynamic talking drums and endearing vocals. The name Soyaya means love and affection in my native language of Hausa in West Africa. The music of Soyaya is a combination of Palmwine/Highlife and the indigenous rhythm and blues. Website: http://www.mohammedshaiby.com Performers: Mohammed- guitar/ drums Yaw- ashanti drums... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Mural Amphitheatre: Sponsored by Xfinity

4:15pm

Spirit of Ojah
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Spirit of Ojah

World Music from Ghana Bio: The Spirit of Ojah is a Mukilteo based band creating rhythms of agbarjar, kpanlogo, reggae, funk, highlife, soukous and more. Website: http://www.myspace.com/spiritofojah Performers: Roger Ocquaye - drum kit Eric Conn - guitar Susan Nelson - guitar Shervonne Barnett - singer Caxambu - congas and keyboard To be named - guitar


Saturday May 25, 2013 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Fountain Lawn Stage

4:20pm

Fleet Street Klezmer Band
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Fleet Street Klezmer Band

Klezmer Gypsy Extravaganza Bio: Blending the classic Klezmer and Roma folk traditions with mesmerizing belly-dancing the result is an event that is as beautiful to watch as listen to. Website: http://www.fleetstreetklez.com Get Recordings: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/FleetStreetKlezmerBand Performers: Victoria Kostenko: violin, vocals Shlomo Kostenko: vocals, upright bass, guitar Matt Vorhies: accordion Hollace McMeirce: banjo, bouzouki Doc... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

4:20pm

Waterbound
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Waterbound

Blazing Mando/Autoharp Magic Bio: Waterbounds combination of mandolins and autoharps gives a new fresh sound to traditional tunes. With their unique "vertical medleys", they layer tunes with new depth and complexity. They play American, Metis, Canadian, Celtic, and Swedish tunes. Website: http://www.waterboundmusic.com Get Recordings: www.waterboundmusic.com Performers: Mimi Geibel: Autoharp Steve Ackerman: Mandolin/Violin


Saturday May 25, 2013 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Shaw Room (Acoustic Stage)

4:30pm

Play the Didgeridoo!
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Play the Didgeridoo!

With Doug Bridges and Ted Hunter Bio: Doug Bridges and Ted Hunter have been performing and teaching the Australian Didgeridoo for over 20 years. They have participated in many art/music festivals around the NW, Idaho, and Alaska. They have been featured on several local and public radio broadcasts as they share and demonstrate about the Didgeridoo. They also have been active as featured artist/teachers for for a wide span of age groups in many... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Olympic Room

4:40pm

Ancora
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Ancora

A Cappella Women's Choir Bio: Ancora, a Seattle-based women's choir, is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the improvement and on-going development of vocal talents. Website: http://www.ancorachoir.org Get Recordings: amazon.com


Saturday May 25, 2013 4:40pm - 5:10pm
Center Theatre

4:40pm

Brian Oberlin - Solo Mandolin
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Brian Oberlin - Solo Mandolin

American & Italian Mandolin Bio: Brian Oberlin is an international mandolin performer and teacher. Website: http://www.mandoberlin.com Get Recordings: yes, www.mandoberlin.com Performers: Brian Oberlin - Mandolin


Saturday May 25, 2013 4:40pm - 5:10pm
Alki Court Stage

5:00pm

Azanga Marimba Ensemble
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Azanga Marimba Ensemble

Exciting Marimba Sounds of Africa Bio: Anzanga has been performing for 26 years. Has toured throughout the US, Canada, China, and South Africa. The group has produced 5 recordings under the direction of Sheree Seretse. Website: http://www.myspace.com/anzanga Get Recordings: CDBaby Performers: Sheree Seretse- marimba Karen Weisser- marimba, hosho JoAnn Moton- marimba, hosho Billy Piepenbrink- marimba, hosho Jeff Brahe- marimba, hosho Melissa... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Mural Amphitheatre: Sponsored by Xfinity

5:00pm

Los Flacos
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Los Flacos

Traditional Latin American Music & Dance Bio: Website: http://www.flacosmusic.com Performers: Tim Wetmiller- violin Abel Rocho- harp, etc, voice Juan Serbulo- guitar, voice Diego Coy- flute, percussion, voice


Saturday May 25, 2013 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

5:00pm

Elegant Round Singing
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Elegant Round Singing

With Sol Weber Bio: Sol draws on his his history of singing rounds to share and guide the singers to great success. This workshop will have singers adeptly singing rounds in all variations.


Saturday May 25, 2013 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Intiman Choral Courtyard

5:00pm

Hand Drum Basics for Everyone - Congas, Ashikos and Djembes
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Hand Drum Basics for Everyone - Congas, Ashikos and Djembes

With Tor Dietrichson Bio: Tor Dietrichson is a percussionist, vocalist, composer, recording artist, bandleader and music educator with 40 years of experience. His recordings have charted high nationally and feature many world renowned musicians and his numerous ensembles feature the highest caliber artists in the NW. He has been acknowledged internationally as a very high caliber percussionist and has recorded tabla duets with India's greatest... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Rhythm Tent

5:00pm

Richard Correll in Context: New Deal Labor Art in Washington State
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Richard Correll in Context: New Deal Labor Art in Washington State

Leslie Correll, James N. Gregory, Conor Casey, Eleanor Mahoney Bio: Leslie Correll (Richard Correll's daughter), James Gregory (UW History Professor), Eleanor Mahoney (UW grduate student) and Conor Casey (Archivist, Washington State Labor Archives), discuss Richard Correll's work in the context of New Deal art of the 1930s. Website: http://www.lib.washington.edu/specialcollections/laws/


Saturday May 25, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
SIFF Cinema (Narrative Stage ): Sponsored by KUOW

5:00pm

Emerald City Songwriters Circle
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Emerald City Songwriter Circles hosted by Wes Weddell, Nancy K. Dillon, Tai Shan, Mark Iler, Carolyn Cruso, Steve Wacker

Anyone is welcome to join the circle and share an original song! Bio: Seattle’s Wes Weddell returns as Folklife’s Community Coordinator for Singer/Songwriters: www.wesweddell.com Website: http://www.wesweddell.com


Saturday May 25, 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Shaw Room (Acoustic Stage)

5:15pm

Witherow
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Witherow

Intimate-Alternative-Folk Bio: Full of soaring vocals, heart-wrenching melodies, and intricate guitar, Standing on Shoulders is the combination of two passionate sweethearts meeting together in song. Website: http://www.sosduo.com Performers: Abby Latson: Vocals, Violin Dillan Witherow: Vocals, Guitar, Banjo


Saturday May 25, 2013 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Alki Court Stage

5:25pm

Seattle Mandolin Orchestra
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Seattle Mandolin Orchestra

Mandolins of All Sizes Bio: The Seattle Mandolin Orchestra carries on the mandolin orchestra tradition, playing arranged folk, international, popular and classical music. Website: http://www.seattlemandolin.org Get Recordings: Yes, available through our website, www.seattlemandolin.org (also CD Baby) Performers: Joseph White, director Jory Noble, mandolin Fayla Schwartz, mandolin John Pedro, mandolin Abby Albreit, mandolin Mike Russell... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 5:25pm - 5:55pm
Center Theatre

5:30pm

DJ Nitty Gritty
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DJ Nitty Gritty

Spinning R&B, Soul and Funk Bio: Originally from Tacoma, Nitty Gritty currently part of the Talcum crew, a rare soul dance party held the last Saturday of every month at Capitol Hill's Chop Suey. Performers: Garrett - dj (two tunrtables)


Saturday May 25, 2013 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Mural Amphitheatre: Sponsored by Xfinity

5:30pm

Slide Guitar Basics
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Slide Guitar Basics

With Robert Richter Bio: Portlander Richter began teaching himself guitar at the age of 12 when he purchased a Sears "Silvertone" guitar from a neighbor for $5 and the promise to mow his lawn for a month. (He still has the guitar). Over the years Richter has become known as a versatile singer/songwriter and guitarist. His skilled and emotional slide guitar playing often works his audiences into “hoots and hollers.” Website... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 5:30pm - 6:20pm
Olympic Room

5:40pm

Batucada Yemanja
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Batucada Yemanja

Brazilian Samba Choro Forro Bio: Batucada Yemanja was founded in 1978, and is the oldest batucada in the U.S. Batucada Yemanja performs samba batucada, chorinho and pagode. Website: http://www.batucadayemanja.4t.com Performers: Wayne Clark - percussion/mandolin Ken Harris - percussion Tim McCormak - percussion Joe Horoak - percussion Gary Harding - percussion


Saturday May 25, 2013 5:40pm - 6:10pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

5:50pm

Bridges Home
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Bridges Home

Americana, Contemporary Folk Bio: Bridges Home sparkles with richly textured vocal harmonies, accompanied by multiple instruments, including guitars, ukulele, Irish whistle, clawhammer-style banjo and octave mandolin. Website: http://www.facebook.com/bridgeshome Get Recordings: Yes. Privately sold at performances. Performers: Tamara Gunter - Tenor ukulele; guitar; spoons; vocals David Gunter - Clawhammer-style banjo; octave mandolin; guitar... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 5:50pm - 6:20pm
Alki Court Stage

6:00pm

Beer Garden Chantey Sing
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Beer Garden Chantey Sing

With Wayne Palsson Bio: Wayne Palsson attended a chantey workshop at Folklife over 20 years ago. This inspired him to sing maritime songs, and he is now a chanteyman who hosts Northwest Seaport's monthly Chantey Sing in Seattle. He will be joined by other chantey singers who regularly gather on or near boats to sing maritime music.


Saturday May 25, 2013 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Northwest Court Stage

6:00pm

Open Drum & Dance
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Open Drum & Dance

With Lance Scott Bio:


Saturday May 25, 2013 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Rhythm Tent

6:00pm

Pete Seeger Sing-Along!
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Pete Seeger Sing-Along!

With Tom Colwell Bio: Tom first picked up a guitar in 1957. He cut his teeth on the music of Pete Seeger, and loves watching that music come back alive in this sing-along. So Come! Sing! Website: http://www.tomcolwell.com


Saturday May 25, 2013 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Intiman Choral Courtyard

6:00pm

Vintage Dance

The SpeakEasy Band 6:00 PM 6:50 PM

Left Foot Boogie Dance Demo  6:50 PM 7:00 PM

New Vintage Dance Ensemble E 7:00 PM 7:50 PM


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1928

Speakeasy Swing with Strings Bio: 1928 evolved from a group caalled the Sparkling Tonics. The current group has been together for the past three years and with the addition of the accordian, it's the best version yet. Performers: Banjo: Heidi Stoermer Toby Hansom: Accordion Lyn Neal: Fiddle Marc Bordelom: Guitar, Banjo Dennis Dhaese: Bass
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LEFT FOOT BOOGIE

American Dance Bio: LEFT FOOT BOOGIE Dancers are just regular folk who fell in love with social dance.
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The SpeakEasy Band

Prohibition Era Music 1919 - 34 Bio: Formed in 2004, SpeakEasy plays from authentic "stock arrangements." There were published orchestrations of popular music, mostly from the 1920's - early '30s. Get Recordings: Not Available Performers: Eric Brewster - saxophone Jenny Ziefel - saxophone John Dimond - saxophone Al Francisco - trumpet Frank Riggs - trumpet Brian Bach - trombone Nancy Poppe - violin Erika Kendall - bass Christian Krebhiel... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

6:00pm

Balkan Misfits Party

Erev Rav 6:00 PM-6:30 PM  

Bucharest Drinking Team 6:45 PM-7:15 PM   

Orkestar Zirkonium  7:30 PM-8:05 PM  

Chervona 8:25 PM-9:00 PM


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Bucharest Drinking Team

Eastern Euro Music Bio: Bucharest Drinking Team has been sharing their love for Eastern Euro music and culture since Valentine's Day 2010. Because they love you that much. Website: http://www.bucharestdrinkingteam.com Get Recordings: hopefully by then. Not now. Performers: Marchette DUBois - vocals, coach, horn Zina Pozen - accordion xti Proffitt - vocals, hand drum (dumbek) Jon Atmore - Mandolin Paul Beck - cimbalom (hammered dulcimer) Ken... Read More →
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Chervona

Power Polka for the Masses! Bio: Mixing together taste and passion of the best Gypsy, Russian, Ukrainian, klezmer and Balkan musical traditions, Chervona brings the fire of Eastern European carnivals to the land of America. Website: http://www.chervona.com Get Recordings: wwwchervona.com Performers: This unique multicultural ensemble has Russian, Armenian, Jewish, Italian, Brazilian, German, Argentinean and Kazakh roots. Three of the band members... Read More →
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Erev Rav

World Klezmer Fusion Bio: Erev Rav (Air-ev Rahhv) performs original world fusion music and klezmer arrangements infused with funk, reggae, bee bop, rock, Latin rhythm, and improv. Website: http://www.erevravmusic.com Get Recordings: Yes: 'Klezmorphic', online at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/erevrav Performers: Daniel Landin - 12 string acoustic guitar and vocals Jessica Blinn - Violin and vocals Jeff Rygwelski - Chromatic Harmonica and Accordian... Read More →
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Orkestar Zirkonium

Marching to a Different Meter Bio: Local band started by members of Circus Contraption. Website: http://www.orkestarzirkonium.com Get Recordings: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/zirkonium/ Performers: Eric Padgett, trumpet Jeff Walker, trombone Scott Rinnan, trombone Whitney Neufeld-Kaiser, tenor horn Jerry Neufeld-Kaiser, tuba Donn Cave, baritone saxophone Kevin Hinshaw, clarinet Ivan Moulton, alto saxophone Sari Brezhnau, percussion Matt Manges... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fountain Lawn Stage

6:10pm

Sampada Bhalerao
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Sampada Bhalerao

Sitar by Sampada Bhalerao Bio: I learned to play sitar in traditional Indian Classical Music style from my mother. Later I received training from renowned Indian Classical Musicians. I grew up in India, now settled in Redmond, WA. Website: http://sampadabhalerao.blogspot.com/ Performers: Sampada Bhalerao : Sitar Tabla Player : TBD


Saturday May 25, 2013 6:10pm - 6:40pm
Center Theatre

6:30pm

Betty and the Boy
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Betty and the Boy

Heirloom Artistians Bio: Betty and the boy have won numerious band comps, have played many festivals including Seattle Folklife Festival. Website: http://www.bettyandtheboy.com Get Recordings: iTunes, Cd Baby, Bandcamp, Amazon Performers: Betty Jaeger - vox/guitar Josh harvey - vox/guitar/banjo/mandolin Jon conlon - upright bass Michelle whitlock - violin Nanci mcdonald - cello


Saturday May 25, 2013 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Alki Court Stage

6:30pm

Fisher Poets on the Road: Words on Commercial Fishing
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Fisher Poets on the Road: Words on Commercial Fishing

Patrick Dixon, Mary Garvey, Clem Starck, Sierra Golden Bio: Fisher poets, musicians, and storytellers from Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. Website: http://www.inthetote.com Get Recordings: Available at festival


Saturday May 25, 2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm
SIFF Cinema (Narrative Stage ): Sponsored by KUOW

6:30pm

The Acoustic Lounge
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Carly Calbero

Folk/Rock musician from Seattle Bio: Carly Calbero is a folk/rock musician from Seattle. She has caught the attention of some big names including; Rolling Stone Magazine, Evening Magazine, and Seattle Met. Website: http://www.carlycalbero.com Get Recordings: http://carlycalbero.bandcamp.com/ Performers: Carly Calbero - Vocal, Guitar Nika Wascher - Cajon Drum
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Gabriel WolfChid

Olympia Singer/Songwriter Bio: Gabriel is a singer-songwriter that after much travel has now settled in Olympia, WA. He truly believes the role of music in life is to serve as a unifying bridge between all of our hearts and souls. Website: http://www.gabrielwolfchild.com Performers: Gabriel WolfChild--Guitar + vocals Elion Bear mandolin+ Ukulele +quatro
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Jess Lambert

Seattle Singer/Songwriter Bio: With heartfelt songs full of raw personal emotion and gripping melodies, Jess Lambert creates a unique indie folk sound. Website: http://www.jesslambert.com Get Recordings: jesslambert.com, bandcamp.com, noisetrade.com Performers: Jess Lambert - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar Chad Lambert - Electric Guitar, BG Vocals
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Justin Jude

Folk-Pop Phenomenon Bio: With four studio albums, six compilations, national TV placements, thousands of YouTube views, and a major Portland musical role, Justin Jude has established himself as a singer-songwriter to watch. Website: http://www.justinjude.com Get Recordings: http://www.cdbaby.com/artist/JustinJude Performers: Justin Jude - Vocals, guitar, keyboards
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Lea Jones

Almost Award-Winning Music Guy Bio: Lea Jones (Lea rhymes with ‘flea') is an experienced entertainer. A veteran singer-songwriter with roots in folk, rock, country & bluegrass, and with influences ranging from John Hiatt to Merle Travis to David Byrne to Michael Franti, Lea brings a dazzling breadth of musical & cultural references as well as a heavy dose of spontaneity to each & every performance. Lea has performed solo at major festivals... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Folklife Cafe

6:30pm

The Soul of Seattle: Sponsored by Seattle Pipeline

DJ Nitty Gritty Spinning R&B, Soul, & Funk 5:30 PM-6:15 PM  

Little Big Band  6:30 PM-7:00 PM  

Kissing Potion  7:15 PM-7:45 PM  

The Braxmatics  8:00 PM-8:30 PM  

Soul Senate  8:45 PM-9:15 PM 

Eldridge Gravy and the Court Supreme  9:30 PM-10:00 PM


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Eldridge Gravy and the Court Supreme

Seattle Funk Bio: Sir Eldridge Gravy has been bringing the dirty funk in front of the Court Supreme for eons. Formed in the Emerald City, this raucous concoction will make you involutarily shimmy and shake! Get Recordings: All major outlets Performers: Skye - Bass Chris - Drums Larry - Percussion Rick - Keyboards Saskor - Guitar Aria - Vocal Alex - Vocal Galen - Vocal Monica - Vocal Joe - Vocal Annie - Tenor Graham - Trumpet Neal - Trombone
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Kissing Potion

Sea's 1st Ladies of Soul & Funk | | Bio: | Echoing the battle cry of Sharon Jones, 'You've got to FEEL it!", Kissing Potion brings soul & funk to life. | | Website: http://www.kissing-potion.com | | Get Recordings: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/kissingpotion | | Performers: | Joy Davenport- lead vocals Kathy Moore- guitar Kyla Gibson- keys Michalynn Kidd- aux. perc. Amelia Albert- bari sax Bob Lovelace- bass Leo LeBlanc- drums Scott... Read More →
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Little Big Band

Native American Funk Bio: Little big band is a performance art soul dance band. It blends Native American culture, themes, dancing through performance art and Funk style dance music. Website: http://www.alittlbigband.com Get Recordings: We have one coming to completion Performers: Preston Singletary-bass, Keith Montgomery-guitar, Terry Maloney-drums, Thaddius Turner-Keys, Star Nayea-vocals, Gene Tagaban-vocals, James Luna-vocals, Denny... Read More →
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Soul Senate

Original Funk & Soul Party Bio: Bridging the decidedly funky sounds of the 60s & early 70s but a distinct modern sound, Soul Senate claims their own musical territory with hip shaking grooves, sizzling horns, and memorable melodies. Website: http://www.soulsenate.com Get Recordings: http://www.soulsenate.bandcamp.com Performers: Felicia Loud - lead vocals Mickey Postal - lead vocals Mike "Moose" Barber - trumpet Tracy Ferrara - tenor sax Ed Vance... Read More →
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The Braxmatics

Funky Seattle Dance Party Bio: The Braxmatics, Seattle funky dance party ambassadors, our sole mission - to create the funky condition. All about the good times, yours and mine. Don't leave it to chance, get on your feet and dance! Website: http://www.braxmatics.com Get Recordings: On website:www.braxmatics.com Performers: Adrian -Vocals, Elec. Guitar Melissa - Vocals Skye - Elec. Bass Schraepfer - Drum Kit Dylan - electric synthesizer keyboard... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Mural Amphitheatre: Sponsored by Xfinity

6:55pm

Underground Swing
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Underground Swing

Hip Gypsy Jazz and Standards Bio: We have been together about five years. We share a love of Gypsy Jazz, Swing, and Latin Tunes from the first half of the 20th Century. More recently, we've started experimenting with a little Be Bop. Website: http://www.undergroundswingjazz.com Get Recordings: In the works. We should have a CD out by then. Performers: Glen VanderPloeg - Guitar Rosalynn de Roos - Clarinet John Anderson - Guitar Pete Smith... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 6:55pm - 7:25pm
Center Theatre

7:00pm

Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble
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Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble

Dance & Music of Croatia Bio: Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble was created by a small group of Anacortes Croatians under the leadership of Maria Franulović Petrish, strictly for cultural preservation and presentation. Website: http://www.velaluka.org Performers: stand up bass, brac, brac, accordion, prim, guitar


Saturday May 25, 2013 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

7:00pm

Labor Showcase

Earle Peach 7:05-7:31; Rebecca Hom 7:31-7:41, 8:07-8:17, 8:43-8:51; Ukulele Kaeley 7:41-8:07;Alay ng Kultura 8:17-8:43; Rebel Voices 8:51-9:17; Best of South Seattle Community College May Day Talent Showcase 9:17-9:23; Seattle Labor Chorus 9:28-9:54

 


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Alay ng Kultura

People's Art & Culture Bio: The mission of Alay ng Kultura (offering of our culture) is to promote political and artistic empowerment to inspire and mobilize people for progressive social change. Website: http://alayngkultura.wordpress.com Performers: Waldamar Kintana Katrina Pestano Richard Arcelo - Guitar Precious Butiu - Guitar Chris Nuez Ronald Antonio
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Earle Peach

Originals, Tradiginals, Heart Bio: Earle lives in Vancouver. He plays in four bands, teaches four choirs, organizes local music events, writes and arranges music. Earle is at the top of the food chain! Website: http://www.myspace.com/earlepeach Get Recordings: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/earlepeach Performers: Earle Peach guitar, mandolin, vocals
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Local Talent

South Seattle Community College May Day Event Bio: Website: http://georgetown.southseattle.edu/lerc/
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Rebecca Hom

The Back Roads Teller Bio: As a speaker for the Washington Humanities Inquiring Minds series, Rebecca Hom presented the seldom heard stories of Chinese Pioneers. Extraordinary stories of ordinary lives. Website: http://www.backroadsteller.blogspot.com Get Recordings: DVD, from performer
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Rebel Voices

Cultural Music Duo Bio: Performers: Janet Stecher, vocal Susan Lewis, guitar and vocal
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Seattle Labor Chorus

Workin' Our Way Back to You | | Bio: | | | Website: http://seattlelaborchorus.org/ | | Performers: | guitar, mandolin, bass   Recordings available at:http://seattlelaborchorus.org/products.html
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Ukulele Kaeley

New Songs for Social Justice Bio: Ukulele Kaeley has been writing songs about the injustices she's noticed and fought against in the world since she was 7, loves singing with family, and is looking for a sustainable movement. Get Recordings: Maybe by May...! Performers: Kaeley, ukulele (DI), keyboard (DI) Bruce, guitar (mic) Robyn, vocals


Saturday May 25, 2013 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

7:00pm

Scandinavian Dance

Sammenspil 7:00 PM 7:35 PM

TinnFelen 7:50 PM 8:20 PM

Hale Bill and The Bopps  8:35 PM 9:05 PM

Mad Fiddlu  9:20 PM 10:00 PM


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Hale Bill and The Bopps

Celestial Scandinavian Bio: Hale Bill and the Bopps perform traditional and recently composed Scandinavian tunes from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland. The Bopps have joyfully played for dancers and listeners for 15 years. Get Recordings: yes CD Baby Performers: Bill Boyd keyboard, fiddle Gina Boyd fiddle Leslie Foley fiddle, keyfiddle Irene Myers fiddle Mary Nelson fiddle
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Mad Fiddlu

Swedish Nyckelharpa Romp Bio: Traditional music on the uniquely Swedish nyckelharpa. Bart and Anna have Swedish roots and have traveled and studied extensively in Sweden. Website: http://www.madfiddlu.com/ Get Recordings: Working on it now. Performers: Bart Brashers - nyckelharpa Anna Abraham - nyckelharpa John Peekstok - guitar. cittern
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Sammenspil

Nordic Tunes North of 49th Bio: Sammenspil is a group of musicians from Vancouver, BC, who play traditional folk music from the Nordic countries. We play for folk dances in Vancouver, Seattle, and Bellingham. Get Recordings: no Performers: Janet Gabites - violin nyckelharpa, Lynn Erickson - nyckelharpa, Lisa Kwan - flute, Gunnar Olovsson - violin, Judith Anderson - violin, Niels Anderson - guitar, Rikke Rytter - keyboard
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TinnFelen

Scandia Dance Music Bio: We started with 2 hardangerfeles, traditional Norwegian fiddles, about 8 years ago and have grown to a group of 12. Our arrangements are unique and written specifically for our group. Get Recordings: No. Performers: Hardangerfeles: Kris Johanson, Diane L., Phil Wilkinson, Marissa Essad, Nancy Poppe, Megan Marchandel, Trevor Lutzenheiser, Jeff Ben; John Diamond - oboe, Jim Cayou - guitar, Eric Brewster - flute, Joe... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Armory Stage

7:00pm

Ball of Wax Show: Sponsored by BECU

GEMS  7:00 PM-7:30 PM  

The Great Um  7:45 PM-8:15 PM  

Virgin of the Birds 8:30 PM-9:05 PM   

Sun Tunnels  9:20 PM-9:55 PM


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GEMS

Synth Love, Drum Soul Bio: Gems, a Seattle based rock band, lays down deep danceable grooves full of twists and turns underneath a canopy of haunting synthesized mayhem unlike anything you've ever heard. Website: http://www.gemsmusic.com Get Recordings: i-tunes, www.gemsmusic.com Performers: Gary Palmer & Daniel Rapport - Synthesizers Jacob Evans & Adrian VanBatenburg - Drumsets
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Sun Tunnels

Dark Melodic Folk Rock Bio: Sun Tunnels (formerly the graze) is Seattle songwriter Louis O'Callaghan and friends. Expect dark melodic songs floating in the space between folk and alternative, indie and rock. Website: http://somesuntunnels.com Get Recordings: somesuntunnels.com Performers: Louis O'Callaghan - vocals, guitar Sarah McGuinn - vocals, ukelele, guitar, keyboard Sugar McGuinn - bass Magic Drummer - drums
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The Great Um

Contemporary Folk Bio: Robb Benson on drums and vocals, Jake Uitti on bass and vocals, Caleb Thompson on guitar and vocals. Website: http://www.thegreatum.com Get Recordings: itunes Performers: Robb Benson, Drums Jake Uitti, Bass Caleb Thompson, guitar
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Virgin of the Birds

No Regrets, Coyote Bio: Named after a poor English translation of a Salvador Dali painting, Virgin of the Birds has written, recorded and performed in San Francisco, Austin, and, presently, Seattle. Website: http://www.virginofthebirds.com/ Get Recordings: Yes, Amazon.com Performers: Jon Rooney - guitar, vocals Colin J. Nelson - drums Marc Laurick - bass


Saturday May 25, 2013 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Vera Project/Gallery

7:00pm

Subdued Stringband Jamboree

Between set entertainment with Bellingham Circus Guild

Rattletrap Ruckus  7:00 PM 7:35 PM

Robert Sarazin Blake 7:45 PM 8:20 PM

Skitnik  8:30 PM 9:05 PM

Hot Damn Scandal 9:15 PM 10:00 PM


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Bellingham Circus Guild

Fantastic Folks Forever Bio: A circus troupe from Bellingham, Washington. Website: http://www.bellinghamcircusguild.com Performers: Strangely Jeremiah Chipps Richard Hartnell Ariel Squirlly Zippers
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Hot Damn Scandal

Tipsy American Gypsy Blues Bio: From transients on street corners to hoodlums on stage, Hot Damn Scandal is a post apocalyptic jug band for the New Depression. Website: http://www.hotdamnscandal.com Get Recordings: http://www.hotdamnscandal.com Performers: Stinky Pete Irving - lead vocals/ guitar Charlie Baby - vocals/ saw Harper "stone" Stone - vocals/ washboard Andy "mutha" Ingram - vocals/ upright bass Nakos Abijah - dobro Fiddler - fiddle
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Rattletrap Ruckus

Rollicking Instrumental 4-Tet! Bio: Rattletrap Ruckus is a rollicking four-piece instrumental band from Bellingham, WA. We play fiddle tunes, ragtime, tango, paso dobles, various breeds of waltz, klezmer, polkas, and much more. Website: http://rattletrapruckus.com Get Recordings: Watch http://rattletrapruckus.com Performers: Clea - cello (pickup use optional) Casey - tenor banjo Lucas - button accordion, and possibly 5-string banjo Jen... Read More →
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Robert Sarazin Blake

Bellingham Song and Ramble Bio: Robet Sarazin Blake was born on Saturday of Folklife Weekend. His parents had been squaredanceing the night before. Since then, he's been writing songs and singing them all over. Website: http://www.robertsarazinblake.com Get Recordings: http://www.robertsarazinblake.com Performers: Robert Blake vox/guitar joel Ricci trumpet/vox Aaron Harmonson bass
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Skitnik

Eclectic Balkan-Inspired Music Bio: We call ourselves a Balkan band, but we play music from around the world. We are: alto & bari sax, clarinet, trumpet, concertina, mandolin, accordion, and percussion. Born in a supernova...no really. Website: http://www.skitnikmusic.com Get Recordings: Not yet, we hope to have a CD recorded before May. Performers: Carrie Crockett: accordion, saw Alex Larson: clarinet, bass clarinet Jeff Lefferts: concertina... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Northwest Court Stage

7:10pm

A Sudden Tradition
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A Sudden Tradition

America Bluegrass Country Bio: A Sudden Tradition is a Portland area Americana band performing bluegrass, folk, old time, country songs - all with that traditional acoustic roots sound. Website: http://www.asuddentradition.com Performers: Dennis Zelmer: Guitar Gary Schuh: Fiddle Jess Hoylman: Voice Nancy Christie: Upright Bass Suzanne Chimenti: Banjo


Saturday May 25, 2013 7:10pm - 7:40pm
Alki Court Stage

7:10pm

The Whiskey Chasers
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The Whiskey Chasers

Keep It Rowdy Bio: Since their birth at Mulligan's Pub in Eugene, OR, The Whiskey Chasers have gathered the following cast of characters: Gracin Dorsey on Mando and Kevin Davison on Guitar sing and write our tunes. Website: http://www.thewhiskeychasers.weebly.com Get Recordings: Yes, but copies can only be obtained directly from the band. Performers: Gracin Dorsey-Mandolin/Vocals Kevin Davison-Guitar/Vocals Tony Cipolle-Banjo Cindy... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 7:10pm - 7:40pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

7:40pm

TusuyPeru
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TusuyPeru

Peruvian Dance and Culture Bio: TusuyPeru dance group was born in Ellensburg, Washington, July of 2010. It was originated to celebrate Peruvian culture in the Northwest. The name, Tusuy in Quechua means to dance. Website: http://www.tusuyperu.net


Saturday May 25, 2013 7:40pm - 8:10pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

7:40pm

Seirm
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Seirm

Scottish Gaelic Songs & Tunes Bio: Seirm is a ceilidh band of singers and musicians who create traditional and innovative Gaelic music together. Seirm performs at various community events to promote Scottish Gaelic music and song. Website: http://slighe.com Get Recordings: Not Available


Saturday May 25, 2013 7:40pm - 8:15pm
Center Theatre

7:50pm

Barleywine Revue
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Barleywine Revue

Red-Hot Tacoma Bluegrass Band Bio: Barleywine Revue, based in Tacoma, was started three years ago by several musicians who shared a passion for songwriting and performing high-energy bluegrass music. Website: http://www.barleywinerevue.bandcamp.com Get Recordings: 2 CDs we sell them at gigs. Can be heard at website. Performers: Forest Beutel- banjo Julie Campbell- fiddle Micaela Cooley- cello Kyle Kubler- mandolin, guitar Gen Obata- guitar... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 7:50pm - 8:20pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

7:50pm

The Sweet Lowdown
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The Sweet Lowdown

Bluegrass*Old Time*New Time Bio: The Sweet Lowdown is an acoustic roots trio from Victoria, B.C. Drawn together by a mutual passion for old-time groove, hard driving bluegrass, sweet harmonies and well-wrought songs. Website: http://www.thesweetlowdown.ca Get Recordings: CD Baby, iTunes Performers: Shanti Bremer: banjo Miriam Sonstenes: fiddle Amanda Blied: guitar


Saturday May 25, 2013 7:50pm - 8:20pm
Alki Court Stage

8:00pm

Saturday Night Contra Dance

Joyride w/Joyce Miller, Caller 8:00 PM 8:50 PM

Wild Hair w/Laura Mé Smith, Caller 9:00 PM 9:50 PM


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Joyride w/Joyce Miller, Caller

Red-Hot Contra Dance Road-Trip Bio: Joyride has been playing as a band for approximately 10 years. We play contra dances, weekends, festivals. We have a regular monthly dance in Portland on 1st Wednesdays. Website: http://www.kluberg.com/joyride.html Performers: Erik Weberg- flute, harmonica George Penk- fiddle Jeff Kerssen-Griep- guitar, percussion Sue Songer- piano, fiddle Joyce Miller- dance caller
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Wild Hair w/Laura Mé Smith, Caller

Cut Loose With Giddy Contras! Bio: Portland, OR based Wild Hair renders folks giddy with addictively danceable tunes. Fiddler Betsy Branch, versatile Todd Silverstein, percussive guitarist Jeff Kerssen-Greip, and syncopcious pianist Mark Douglas create a spontaneous, propulsive, tail-wagging groove that's harmonious, tight, feisty, and fun. Bigger than the sum of its parts, since 2005! Website... Read More →


Saturday May 25, 2013 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

8:15pm

Kariatis Dancers
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Kariatis Dancers

Eastern European Bio: Kariatis performs dances from the Balkans, mostly from Bulgaria, FYROM, Greece, Romania and Serbia; traditional dances that have been choreographed for stage. Get Recordings: Not Available


Saturday May 25, 2013 8:15pm - 8:45pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

8:30pm

Science!
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Science!

Truthful Acoustic Music Bio: Science! is comprised of guitarist and vocalist Justin Stang and multi-instrumentalist Jim Elenteny. Website: http://www.scienceseattle.com Get Recordings: http://scienceseattle.bandcamp.com Performers: Justin Stang - Guitar and Vocals Jim Elenteny - Guitar and Vocals


Saturday May 25, 2013 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Alki Court Stage

8:30pm

Spoonshine
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Spoonshine

Americana and Beyond Bio: Bridging the gap between old-time and bluegrass-inspired folk music, with a full tilt high energy rock band. Website: http://www.spoonshine.com Get Recordings: Yes, "Song Of The Sockeye", "Beloved Shadow", and "The Spoonshine Duo". www.spoonshine.com Performers: Jacob Navarro - Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals William Cook - Upright Bass, Kick Drum, Vocals


Saturday May 25, 2013 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

8:30pm

Jack-A-Napes Comedy Show

Evan Morrison 8:30 PM-8:40 PM  

Albert Kirchner  8:40 PM-8:50 PM  

Sean Murphy 8:50 PM-9:00 PM  

Yogi Paliwal 9:00 PM-9:30 PM  

Brett Hamil  9:30 PM-10:00 PM


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Albert Kirchner

There and Beard Again Bio: Albert has been hitting Seattle Comedy with a vengeance, He's performed at the People with Instruments and Reverb festivals, as well as Bumbershoot. He brings a high energy and a great loveability.
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Brett Hamil

Known Seattle Comic Bio: Brett Hamil is a standup comic living in Seattle. He writes for City Arts magazine and produces the award-eligible one-man sketch comedy podcast "Ham Radio With Brett Hamil." Website: http://www.hamradiowithbretthamil.com
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Evan Morrison

Stand Up Comedian Bio: Evan Morrison is a stand up comedian born and raised in Seattle Washington. He performs all over the Northwest and is a regular at Seattle's Comedy Underground and Punchline Fridays.
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Sean Murphy

Comedy Bio: Sean likes writing jokes and telling them to people. He has performed at Bumbershoot and Seattle Sketchfest, and is a regular at The Comedy Underground and Punchline Fridays at Jai Thai.
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Yogi Paliwal

Comedian Bio: Yogi Paliwal is a standup comedian based out of Seattle. He has performed at the San Francisco Sketch Fest, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival and at the NBC Standup for diversity Showcase in Seattle.


Saturday May 25, 2013 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Center Theatre

8:50pm

Ana Montes and Flamenco Danzarte
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Ana Montes and Flamenco Danzarte

Flamenco Dance and Percussion Bio: Ana studied classical ballet since she was 9, but found Flamenco to be her calling. She lived & studied in Sevilla & Madrid, and Spain. She performs and teaches all ages out of her studio in Belltown. Get Recordings: www.anamontes.com Performers: Ana Montes- clapping "Palmas" Pilar- cajon & clapping Diana- palmas all the rest.... - palmas


Saturday May 25, 2013 8:50pm - 9:20pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

9:30pm

Bailadores de Bronce
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Bailadores de Bronce

A North West Cultural Treasure Bio: The group was established at the University of Washington in 1972. All dancers, instructors and the Board of Directors volunteer their time. Website: http://www.bailadoresdebronce.org/


Saturday May 25, 2013 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)
 
Sunday, May 26
 

11:00am

Chiroto Marimba Ensemble
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Chiroto Marimba Ensemble

Zimbabwean Marimba Music Bio: Chiroto, (dream), was formed in May of 2007 as a community music project by Tendai Muparutsa. Chiroto performs traditional and contemporary Zimbabwean music on marimbas, trumpet and flute. Website: http://www.freewebs.com/chirotomarimba/ Get Recordings: Yes, http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/chirotomarimba Performers: Tendai Muparutsa, Jacqueline Fallon, Mary Donohoe, Sue Byrne, JoAnn Evans, marimbas, vocals, flugel horn... Read More →


Sunday May 26, 2013 11:00am - 11:25am
Fountain Lawn Stage

11:00am

Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band
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Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band

Excellent Band Music And Fun Bio: The Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band plays classic band music from the days when no event was complete without a band. Website: http://www.sedentarysousa.com Performers: Full concert band


Sunday May 26, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Mural Amphitheatre: Sponsored by Xfinity

11:00am

Paul Kara Ross
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Paul Kara Ross

Ancient Native American Flutes Bio: Paul Kara Ross is a Seattle area multi-instrumentalist specializing in Native American, Celtic and New Age music. Paul is a resident of the South Sound area and has three albums available online. Website: http://www.paulkaraross.com Get Recordings: Yes, ITune, cdbaby.com, amazon.com, Napster, www.paulkaraross.com, and several other places. My album is also for sale at the Northwest Tribal Art Gal Performers... Read More →


Sunday May 26, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Folklife Cafe

11:00am

Talia Toni Marcus & David Locke
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Talia Toni Marcus & David Locke

Dynamic Continental Duo Bio: Talia~ hot violin/cool viola, toured & recorded w/Van Morrison, Jack Benny, The Band, Pavoratti. David Locke, Accordion Virtuoso, consumate Church Organist, Joyful Music Stylist. Sing & dance along! Get Recordings: Will be available at festival. Performers: Talia Toni Marcus ~ violin, viola, strohviola, voice. David Locke ~ accordion, mussette, speaking.


Sunday May 26, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Shaw Room (Acoustic Stage)

11:00am

The Tarantellas
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The Tarantellas

Italian Mandolin and Guitar Duo Bio: The Tarantellas evoke the sunny skies and love for life of the Italian culture. Romantic love songs, haunting Sicilian melodies, and wild Tarantella's are all part of the authentic mix of songs. Website: http://www.thetarantellas.com Performers: Richard Sclafini: Mandolin, vocals Peter Cicero: Guitar, vocals


Sunday May 26, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Alki Court Stage

11:00am

Day Laborers and Petty Intellectuals
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Day Laborers and Petty Intellectuals

Folk-Apocalypse Bio: Folk-apocalypse |fōk - əˈpäkəˌlips| - a mesh of folk, blues, and sea-shanties with lyrical stories about life and love during sometimes ominous, fictional events. Website: http://www.daylaborersandpettyintellectuals.bandcamp.com Performers: Rob - guitar, vocals. Tim - bass, vocals, djembe. Jessie - flute, glockenspiel, vocals. Kirsten - violin, cello, vocals


Sunday May 26, 2013 11:00am - 11:35am
Vera Project/Gallery

11:00am

Sean-nós Dancing: Irish Dance for Everyone!
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Sean-nós Dancing: Irish Dance for Everyone!

With Alicia Guinn Bio: Alicia Guinn is one of a handful of sean-nós dance teachers in the United States. She studied set and sean-nós dancing while living in Coleraine, Northern Ireland (1997-98) and Galway, Ireland (2000-2002). Her sean-nós style incorporates steps learned directly from Connemara dancers including Pádraig Ó hOibicín, Seosamh Ó Neachtain, Róisín Ní Mhainín, and Máire Áine Ní Iarnáin. She has taught Irish dance... Read More →


Sunday May 26, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
Rainier Room

11:00am

Labor Video Contest Winners
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Labor Video Contest Winners

Lynne Dodson, WSLC, AFL-CIO Bio: Lynne Dodson presents the winning videos from the statewide Washington State Labor Council contest and gives awards to the filmmakers.


Sunday May 26, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
SIFF Cinema (Narrative Stage ): Sponsored by KUOW

11:00am

Mod Western Square Dance
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Puddletown Squares Modern Square Dancing w/Gary Monday, Caller

GLBTQ Modern Square Dancing Bio: Modern Western Style Square Dance Caller and dancers with recorded music


Sunday May 26, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Armory Stage

11:00am

Dances of the Baltic Sea

Lietutis Lithuanian Folk Dance Group 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

Tuhandest Tuulest 11:45 AM - 12:25 PM


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Lietutis Lithuanian Folk Dance Group

Traditional Lithuanian Dance Bio: Established in 1981 to celebrate Lithuanian culture, Lietutis has over 125 performances to its credit and is the unofficial goodwill ambassador for the Washington State Lithuanian-American Community. Get Recordings: Not Available Performers: Vidas Svagzdys, accordion Paul Orrico, bass guitar Aga Zagorska, percussion
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Tuhandest Tuulest

Estonian Folk Dancers Bio: The Seattle Estonian folkdance group is called Tuhandest Tuulest which means "from a thousand winds". There has been a Seattle folk dance group since 1956 including Estonians and Estonian-Americans. Website: http://www.grooop.com


Sunday May 26, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

11:00am

Sunday Morning Contra

Portland Megaband w/Erik Weberg, Caller  11:00 AM 11:45 AM

Skippin' a Groove w/Morna Leonard, Caller  12:00 PM 12:50 PM


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Portland Megaband w/Erik Weberg, Caller

Big Contra Dance Energy Bio: The Portland Megaband, in existence sine 1997, is an all-volunteer 75 member contra dance orchestra open to musicians of any ability or experience level. It plays once a year in Portland & every other year at the Foklife Festival. Website: http://www.portlandmegaband.com Performers: 60 musicians. I will send list of names and instruments next spring.
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Skippin' a Groove w/Morna Leonard, Caller

Full Speed Ahead Contras Bio: Skippin' a Groove has been playing for dances in Montana and Idaho for 5 years. Performers: Laura Lundquist - Whistles and Flutes Alan Boren - Guitar Roy Curet - Fiddle


Sunday May 26, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

11:00am

Guerilla Morris Dance

Participants:

Two Rivers Morris

Renegade Rose Morris

Bridgetown Morris Men

Island Thyme Morris

Quicksbottom Morris


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Bridgetown Morris Men

Traditional Cotswold Morris Bio: Decked out in ribbons and bells the Bridgetown Morris Men perform athletic dances with handkerchiefs and sticks to encourage good fortune and fertility for the coming season. Website: http://www.bridgetownmorrismen.com Performers: Barry Cole Fiddle Elizabeth Christina Accordion Ed Stevens Melodeon Ana Tighe Baritone
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Island Thyme Morris

Morris Dancing-Northwest style Bio: Island Thyme Morris was started in 1986, in Victoria BC as a joint men’s/women’s side, but we have split and are now only a women’s side We do dances from several traditions, including Garland dances, longsword, hanky and stick dances from the Cotswolds, some dances from Lichfield in Staffordshire, some Northwest dances, and a smattering of dances from as far afield as Portsmouth on the south coast, and... Read More →
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Quicksbottom Morris

Morris Dancing-Border Style Bio: Quicksbottom Morris reinvented themselves from the men’s side of Island Thyme, originally a joint side in Victoria BC. Our style of dance is known as Welsh Border Morris, or Border for short, a revival tradition from Shropshire & a couple of other English counties in the Welsh border region. We dance a number of collected & created dances from the Border area and those we've created in the style. We mostly dance... Read More →
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Renegade Rose Morris

Fun Dances to Great Tunes Bio: Renegade Rose Morris was formed in 2002 and is a mixed side in Portland, Oregon. We dance for seasonal events, such as May Day, for schools, public events, and festivals. Website: http://www.renegaderose.org Performers: Elizabeth Christina accordion and vocals Beverly Stafford whistle
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Two Rivers Morris

2Rivers Morris Bio: Two Rivers Morris, Eugene's own Morris Team. Website: http://www.tworiversmorris.com/ Performers: Victor Fiore - Fiddler


Sunday May 26, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
Key East Steps

11:00am

Youthful at Heart: Family Stories

Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor 11:05-11:28

Pam & Dan Sackett 11:30-11:53

Norm Brecke 11:55-12:18

The Baltuck/Garrard Family Storytellers  12:20-12:45


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Norm Brecke

Storyteller Bio: Norm revels in telling a good story. He is a Folklife veteran & 2 time runner-up in the liar’s contest. He has told at the ALA conference, Powellswood Storytelling Festival, & the Seattle Symphony. Get Recordings: Yes, available at performance
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Pamela and Daniel Sackett

"Booing Death" Readings & Music Bio: Pamela Sackett is a performing author of books, songs and scripts, including 5-book series TWO MINUTES TO SHINE (Samuel French, NY), rhythmic prose books SAVING THE WORLD SOLO and SPEAK OF THE GHOST. Website: http://www.pamelasackett.com Get Recordings: Pamela Sackett's books and CDs available online @ www.pamelasackett.com Performers: Pamela Sackett - harmonicas Daniel Sackett - melodica
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Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor

Storyteller Bio: Creative, culturally-inspired entertainer with a 7-year career performing Filipino folktales and Filipino-American personal stories encouraging others to celebrate their uniqueness within community. Website: http://wordbinder.blogspot.com/
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The Baltuck/Garrard Family Storytellers

She Said, He Said! Bio: Award-winning author Naomi Baltuck and librarian extraordinaire Thom Garrard raised a family of storytellers. The couple performs tandem tales at schools, libraries, and festivals. Website: http://www.naomibaltuck.com Get Recordings: Crazy Gibberish, and Crazy Gibberish too. www.naomibaltuck.com books store, and many libraries


Sunday May 26, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
Center Theatre

11:00am

Hawaiian Showcase

Ke Liko A'e O Lei Lehua 11:05 AM- 11:35 AM

Na Lei O Manu`akepa 11:40 AM- 12:10 PM

Halau Hula O Napualani 12:20 PM- 12:50 PM

Halau Hula Pulamahia I Ka Liko Lehua 1:00 PM- 1:30 PM


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Halau Hula O Napualani

Island Treasures Bio: Ohana style Hawaiian hula's with accompanying Ukelele music is featured in this performance. Focus is on sharing the traditional songs and dances of Hawaii. Website: http://www.alohaislandtreasures.net Performers: Gloria: Uke Bill: Uke Pat: Slide Guitar Gregg: Bass guitar Kanoe: Guitar 6 x Ukes
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Halau Hula Pulamahia I Ka Liko Lehua

Hawaiian Hula Song & Dance Bio: Hawaiian traditional dances and music.
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Ke Liko A'e O Lei Lehua

Hawaiian Bio: Get Recordings: Hawaii General Store. Performers: Claire Cortez - ukulele Cliff Cortez - bass, toere Dave Lumlung - guitar Harland K. - ukulele Raymond Cortez - pahu drum and toere
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Na Lei O Manu`akepa

Hawaiian Legends in Drama/Hula Bio: We are a traditional halau hula focused on perpetuating the culture through our presentations of Hawaiian legends from antiquity forward. Get Recordings: Not available Performers: `Iwalani Christian - pahu drum, ipu heke (gourd drum) Ka`ala Harada - pahu drum, ipu heke (gourd drum) tbd - pahu drum, ipu heke (gourd drum)


Sunday May 26, 2013 11:00am - 1:30pm
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

11:00am

Shape Note Singing Mini-Convention
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Shape Note Singing Mini-Convention

With Jack Lofton Bio: Shape note singing has been around since the founding of this country. There has been a shape note singing group in one form or another here in Seattle since the mid 1970's. It's not about performing.


Sunday May 26, 2013 11:00am - 1:50pm
Intiman Choral Courtyard

11:00am

The Old Sod Session

Tim Readman 11:00 AM 11:30 AM

The Erin McNamee Band 11:40 AM 12:10 AM

Brandon Vance and Mark Minkler 12:20 PM 12:50 PM

Seumas Gagne and Friends 1:00 PM 1:30 PM

Old Sod Session 1:40 PM 2:00 PM


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Brandon Vance and Mark Minkler

Celtic Fiddle Music Bio: Brandon and Mark have been collaborating since 2004, when they produced their album of Celtic and original music, “Beyond the Boders.” They are now releasing a second duo album titled “Dualities.” Website: http://www.brandonvance.com Get Recordings: Yes - It's called "Beyond the Borders" and it's available on CDBaby. Performers: Mark Minkler (Piano, Guitar) Brandon Vance (Fiddle)
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Old Sod Session

A Gathering of Musicians Bio: Join us for a session of Celtic by the performers in this show! Website: http://www.timreadman.com Get Recordings: Yes. At www.timreadman.com and on iTunes and CD Baby. Performers: Tim Readman - guitar and vocals
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Seumas Gagne and Friends

Scottish Gaelic Harp and Song Bio: Seumas Gagne has been playing the music of the Highland and Irish Gaels on the Celtic harp for more than thirty years. His love of the music led him deeper into the world of the Gael until learning the Gaelic language became the natural next step. He began studying with Richard Hill and helped found Slighe nan Gaidheal, Washington's Gaelic language and cultural society. In 1997 Seumas and five friends from... Read More →
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The Erin McNamee Band

Irish Folk, Traditional Celtic Bio: Erin McNamee Band has being playing together for 9 years in Seattle. They play an electic and fun mix of Irish Folk & Contemporary Irish music. Website: http://www.erinmcnamee.com Get Recordings: Yes, available on itunes, CDbaby, amazon.com, spotify Performers: Erin McNamee- guitar, lead vocals Julie Baldrdge- violin (with acoustic/ electric pick-up) Scott Adams- banjo, accordion (with acoustic/ electric... Read More →
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Tim Readman

English Original & Celtic Song Bio: Tim Readman is a Celtic musician, folksinger, songwriter, producer and music journalist. He is the former leader of Canadian Celtic/folk favourites Fear of Drinking. Website: http://www.timreadman.com Performers: Tim Readman - guitar and vocals


Sunday May 26, 2013 11:00am - 2:00pm
Northwest Court Stage

11:35am

Bethany Lynn
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Bethany Lynn

Local Singer/Songwriter Bio: Bethany lives passionately and her music reflects her zest for life. Her rich, mellow voice and acoustic guitar will soothe you. She has a down-to-earth style that has evolved over time into one that is relaxed and earthy. Her uncluttered music allows the simplicity of melody to be heard, and the power of lyrics to be felt. Bethany began playing guitar, singing, and writing songs when she was young. Now, with... Read More →


Sunday May 26, 2013 11:35am - 12:05pm
Folklife Cafe

11:40am

Jessica Lynne & the Cousins
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Jessica Lynne & the Cousins

Exuberant Country Music Bio: “Miranda Lambert-like spunk” - Janet Goodman, Music News Nashville. From her hometown in Denmark, to her new town, Seattle, Jessica Lynne’s exuberant brand of country music won’t be contained. Website: http://www.jessica-lynne.com Performers: Jessica Lynne - acoustic guitar & vocals Norman Baker - Bass guitar & vocals Lucien La Motte - Pedal Steel Guitar & Electric guitar Nicole Clare - Fiddle Kubby Casual... Read More →


Sunday May 26, 2013 11:40am - 12:10pm
Fountain Lawn Stage

11:40am

SoLowLew
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SoLowLew

Piedmont Style Country Blues Bio: Solowlew has been playing old time piedmont songs about hockey, on the streets of Everett, outside the comcast arena for the Silvertips hockey club, for nearly ten years! Website: http://www.myspace.com/solowlewmusic Performers: Tim - Guitar / Vocal


Sunday May 26, 2013 11:40am - 12:10pm
Shaw Room (Acoustic Stage)

11:40am

TOUCHÉ
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TOUCHÉ

Eclectic Music Sextet Bio: TOUCHÉ BIODjango! When an artist is known for posterity on first name-basis, you know that his/her legacy is timeless.It was he, the incomparable gypsy genius guitarist who created the first truly European Jazz and it was he,as a member of “The Hot Club de France” who inspired the creation of TOUCHÉ. There are musicians whomake music and there are those who ARE music. Django and Mozart are the miraculously blessed... Read More →


Sunday May 26, 2013 11:40am - 12:10pm
Alki Court Stage

11:40am

Northwest Fiddle Traditions

Sarah Comer 11:40 AM- 12:10 PM

Vivian and Phil Williams 12:20 PM- 12:50 PM


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Sarah Comer

NW Fiddling, Melting Pot Music Bio: Sarah is proud to be a link in the chain connecting masters of the tradition with the next generation, bringing traditional fiddle music everywhere from living history museums to Benaroya Hall. Website: http://www.sarahcomer.com Performers: Erie Jones - bass/uke Barry Pollack - guitar
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Vivian and Phil Williams

Northwest Style Fiddling Bio: Vivian and Phil are the foremost performers and documentaries of the traditional fiddling of the Pacific Northwest and have played dances and other performances for over 50 years. Vivian has won many fiddle contests, state, local,international, and the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. They have released recordings of over 100 traditional fiddlers and books of only two Northwest pioneer manuscripts from which bands... Read More →


Sunday May 26, 2013 11:40am - 12:50pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

11:50am

Northwest Junior Pipe Band
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Northwest Junior Pipe Band

Not Your Grampa's Pipe Band! Bio: The Northwest Junior Pipe Band is a traditional Scottish Bagpipe band comprised entirely of kids from elementary through high school. Kids can learn to play pipes and drums. Go to www.nwjpb.org. Website: http://www.nwjpb.org Performers: Pipes: Kevin,Tyler, Liam, Collin, Marcus, Kyle, Katrina, Callum, Cameron, Stuart, Peter, Connor, Adri. Side Drums: Lauren, Griffin, Bryce. Tenor Drums: Macie, Colin. Bass Drum... Read More →


Sunday May 26, 2013 11:50am - 12:20pm
Mural Amphitheatre: Sponsored by Xfinity

11:50am

Radio Raheem
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Radio Raheem

Soul, Hip Hop & New Wave Bio: Radio Raheem is Seattle based hip hop/new wave/soul/ band with a new record called Down for the Get Down. Our sound mixes old school hip hop,soul, pop into a high energy jam. Website: https://www.facebook.com/sportnliferecords?sk=app_2405167945 Get Recordings: CD Baby Performers: Bryan- Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals Trevor - Sax, Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar Paul - Bass, Keyboads, Vocals Zia - Drums Josie - Lead Vocals


Sunday May 26, 2013 11:50am - 12:20pm
Vera Project/Gallery

12:00pm

Encouraging Girls and Women of All Ages to Pick Up an Instrument and Play!
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Encouraging Girls and Women of All Ages to Pick Up an Instrument and Play!

"Americana Women" Sponsored by MusicBox Project Bio: Dyann Arthur in President of MusicBox Project a 501c3 non-profit whose mission is to document and preserve music history while advancing music education creation and performance. She plays piano, guitar, banjo, dulcimer, harmonica, dobro, sings and composes. The collection"Americana Women: Roots Musicians - Women's Tales & Tunes" is at the American Folklife Center within the Library of Congress... Read More →


Sunday May 26, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
EMP Learning Labs

12:00pm

Introduction to Irish Fiddle
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Introduction to Irish Fiddle

With Aurora Burd Bio: Aurora’s blends a sweet sound with inspiration from Clare-based fiddlers Paddy Canny, P.J. Hayes and James Kelly. Enjoy her spell-binding slow airs and intricate but lively traditional melodies. Get Recordings: Not Available


Sunday May 26, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Olympic Room

12:00pm

Shaker Workshop with the 'Shakerman'
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Shaker Workshop with the 'Shakerman'

With Kerry 'Shakerman' Greene Bio:


Sunday May 26, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Rhythm Tent

12:00pm

Explorations in Traditional Indonesian Dance
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Explorations in Traditional Indonesian Dance

With Astrid Vinje Bio: Astrid Vinje has been studying traditional Indonesian dance since 2002, and has studied under teachers in the US, Canada, and Indonesia. She has performed at three previous Folklife Festivals.


Sunday May 26, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Rainier Room

12:00pm

Family Dance
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Stuart Williams and Sprouts w/Caller Sherry Nevins

Family Dancing Bio: Stuart Wiliams and his music students will fiddle you a fun family dance called by the always energetic Sherry Nevins. Get Recordings: no Performers: Stuart Williams - fiddle guitar Evan Snoey - fiddle Elise Snoey- piano, fiddle Oliver Abrahamson - fiddle Eli Abrahamson - banjo Soren - fiddle Carter Shafer - guitar Asa - fiddle Possibly two more


Sunday May 26, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Armory Stage

12:00pm

All Ages Alternative

Phyllis Payne  12:00 PM-12:30 PM  

Mts. & Tunnels 12:45 PM-1:15 PM  

The Hoot Hoots 1:30 PM-2:00 PM  

Shebear  2:15 PM-2:45 PM


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Mts. & Tunnels

Cozy Blues Garage w/ Horns Bio: MTS. & Tunnels (pronounced Mountains and Tunnels) began summer of 2011 as a simple recording collaboration between a group of friends in the Seattle music scene. Website: http://www.mtsandtunnels.com Get Recordings: cdbaby, itunes, bandcamp http://www.mtsandtunnels.com Performers: Chris Poage: Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards Norman Baker: Bass, Bkg Vocals Daniel Braithwaite: Drums, Bkg Vocals Sarah Schmidt: Backing... Read More →
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Phyllis Payne

Post-Rock/Math-Rock/Jazz Bio: Phyllis Payne is a five-piece from Gig Harbor who plays piano-driven post-rock, accented by trumpet melodies, ambient guitar, and tapping bass lines to create an ever-evolving atmosphere of sound. Website: https://www.facebook.com/phyllispaynemusic Get Recordings: Yes; http://phyllispayne.bandcamp.com/ Performers: James Reeves - Guitar Leo Baran - Piano/Guitar Ryan Page - Trumpet Austin Weale - Bass Eric Underwood... Read More →
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Shebear

Synthy Dream Pop Bio: A Puyallup-based four-piece, SHEBEAR crafts sonic dream pop textures through echo-laden synth, ethereal guitar, and dynamic percussion. Get Recordings: http://shebear.bandcamp.com Performers: Jeffrey Andersen - Electric Guitar, Vocal mic, Dynamic Mic Evan Bedlion - Micro Korg Synthesizer, M-Audio Synth, Floor Tom, Snare Drum Cody Kissner - Full drumset Tobin Risser - Electric Bass, keyboard, vocal mic
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The Hoot Hoots

Power Pop Bio: We're a power pop group who's been around Seattle for 3 years, and we've also busked at Folklife for the last 2. Website: http://www.thehoothoots.com Get Recordings: thehoothoots.bandcamp.com Performers: Adam Prairie - guitar, vocals Chris Prairie - drums, vocals Geoff Brown- bass, vocals Christina Ellis - keys, vocals


Sunday May 26, 2013 12:00pm - 3:00pm
EMP Sky Church

12:15pm

Castletown
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Castletown

Energetic Celtic Folk Bio: Portland based "Castletown" derives their name from a small town in County Cork, Ireland and features Robert Richter on guitar and vocals and fiddler Elie Lewis. Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/castletown Get Recordings: http://www.reverbnation.com/castletown Performers: Robert Richter -Vocals, Guitar Elie Lewis - Fiddle, Vocals


Sunday May 26, 2013 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Folklife Cafe

12:20pm

Acoustic Couti
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Acoustic Couti

Contemporary Acoustic Music in the Northwest Bio: Acoustic couti features a monstorous set list with material ranging from the 1920s through the current pop and rock styles. They particularly excel in playing acoustic swing, ragtime, blue, jazz standards, and even a little country blues. The Couti perform in styles reminiscent of Norman Blake, Doc Washington, Hot Tuna, or The Nashville Bluegrass Band. Their lively, animated, and informative shows... Read More →


Sunday May 26, 2013 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Shaw Room (Acoustic Stage)

12:20pm

Cowgirl's Dream
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Cowgirl's Dream

Western Swing a la Bob Wills Bio: The newest bent on a time-worn tradition of country swing music is Cowgirl's Dream, a Tacoma-based band created with the debut of Kristi Nebel's album, Detour. Website: http://www.cowgirlsdream.info Performers: Mike Friel - drums Kristi Nebel - bass Steve Nebel - guitar Toby Hanson - accordion


Sunday May 26, 2013 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Fountain Lawn Stage

12:20pm

John Palmes
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John Palmes

Go Lemmings Alaskan Folk Music Bio: Alaskan folk musician John Palmes has been living in Juneau, Alaska for over 40 years singing and playing traditional folk songs as well as original tunes about life in Alaska. Website: http://www.johnpalmes.com Get Recordings: http://www.cdbaby.com/artist/JohnPalmes Performers: John Palmes vocal, mic for foot, guitar.. mic and DI please


Sunday May 26, 2013 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Alki Court Stage

12:30pm

Washington Filmworks: Careers in Film
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Washington Filmworks: Careers in Film

Amy Lillard, Greg Smith, John Patrick Lowrie, Ron Leamon, and moderated by Ron Etheredge Bio: Ron Etheredge (of The High Bar) moderates a panel that includes Amy Lillard, Director of Washington Filmworks, Greg Smith, Key Grip and President of IATSE Local 488, Ron Leamon, Costume Designer and member of IATSE Local 488, and John Patrick Lowrie, actor and President of SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local, all of whom make a living working on films. Website... Read More →


Sunday May 26, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
SIFF Cinema (Narrative Stage ): Sponsored by KUOW

12:35pm

Blue Lotus Dance Company
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Blue Lotus Dance Company

Bollywood Belly Dance Gypsy Bio: Blue Lotus is Nalini's dance group that performs for over 5 years in Seattle area in Bollywood, Belly Dance and Russian Gypsy dance styles. Website: http://www.nalinidance.com Get Recordings: Not Available


Sunday May 26, 2013 12:35pm - 1:05pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

12:35pm

All Star Opera
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All Star Opera

3-Piece Hip Hop Group Bio: A.S.O. creates a tightknit sound that is innovative, familiar and easily identifiable as their own. To put it simply the trio makes music for the underground masses. Website: http://soundcloud.com/all-star-opera Get Recordings: Release coming soon, some tracks are available online at our website. Performers: Gyasi, Sam, Toby all on vocals, a laptop for beats


Sunday May 26, 2013 12:35pm - 1:05pm
Vera Project/Gallery

12:45pm

Folk, Redefined: Sponsored by BECU

Adam Foley and The Overtones (previously The Deep Wake) 12:45 PM-1:15 PM  

The Local Strangers 1:30 PM-2:00 PM  

The Washover Fans 2:15 PM-2:45 PM  

Grand Hallway 3:00 PM-3:30 PM


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Grand Hallway

Seattle Chamber Pop Ensemble Bio: Led by singer/multiinstrumentalist Tomo Nakayama, Seattle chamber pop/indie folk band Grand Hallway have released 3 albums since 2007 to much acclaim world wide. Website: http://www.grandhallway.com Get Recordings: www.grandhallway.com Performers: Tomo Nakayama - vocals, guitar Chris Early - bass Aaron Otheim - piano, vocals Brian Wright - drums Jaclyn Shumate - violin
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Leo West (formerly Adam Foley and The Overtones)

Deep Harmonies Give You Chills | | Bio: | "...traditional folk and raw blues sensibilities’ coupled with pure and genuine melodies create authentic music..."- The Sound Board blog | | Get Recordings: adamfoleymusic.com | | Performers: | Lia Hardy- Violin Taylor Jensen- Cello Adam Foley- guitar vocals Jamie alquhist- vocals cooper- lap steel Eric Schueler- Drums Rivers moore- Bass
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The Local Strangers

Soulful Americana Bio: Whether in a vast theater or an intimate living room, The Local Strangers captivate audiences with their powerful voices, compelling lyrics, and engaging presence. Website: http://www.thelocalstrangers.com Get Recordings: Sonic Boom Records, Easy Street Records, iTunes, Bandcamp Performers: Aubrey Zoli - Vox Matt Hart - Vox, Acoustic Guitar Justin Howard - Drums, vox Mike DeBenedictis - Banjo, Electric Guitar Ethan Sobbotta... Read More →
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The Washover Fans

Indie Folk with Big Harmonies Bio: The Washover Fans are a Seattle based acoustic group showcasing lush vocal harmonies and diverse acoustic instrumentation through thoughtful and honest songwriting and musicianship. Website: http://www.thewashoverfans.com Get Recordings: iTunes, CD Baby, Bandcamp Performers: Seth Hayden - Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo Gillian Tart - Vocals David Smith - Vocals, Guitar, Drums Colin Isler - Vocals, Guitar, Cello... Read More →


Sunday May 26, 2013 12:45pm - 3:30pm
Mural Amphitheatre: Sponsored by Xfinity

12:55pm

Carolyn Cruso
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Carolyn Cruso

Get Hammered - Dulcimer + Songs Bio: Carolyn Cruso grew up in the culturally rich Hudson River Valley, home of Pete Seeger and the Clearwater. Playing music since the age of eleven starting with flute and branching out into guitar in her teens and hammered dulcimer in her twenties, Carolyn came to the northwest after graduating from University of New Hampshire with a degree in Environmental Conservation. She spent almost three years performing in... Read More →


Sunday May 26, 2013 12:55pm - 1:25pm
Folklife Cafe

1:00pm

Karsangjamtso "Karjam" Saeji
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Karsangjamtso "Karjam" Saeji

Heartfelt Tibetan Music Bio: After more than fifteen years performing song and dance with a Tibetan performing arts troupe in China, Karjam moved to the United States. He has since released two solo CDs. Website: http://www.karjamsaeji.com Get Recordings: On itunes, on cdbaby Performers: Just Karjam. If we add someone it will be a drummer and we'll notify far in advance.


Sunday May 26, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Center Theatre

1:00pm

Port August
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Port August

Young Songs for Old Souls Bio: Port August is made up of young talented musicians from across the northwest. our goal is to honor traditional folk and blues music, and combined it with fun melodies and relatable lyrics. Get Recordings: yes. Performers: david hutchins: guitar, mandolin cam armstrong, guitar dan baskin, bass caitlin, fiddle


Sunday May 26, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Shaw Room (Acoustic Stage)

1:00pm

Beginning Bones Playing
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Beginning Bones Playing

With Rick Fogel Bio: I started playing bones in 1975. I found they were easy to play, portable, inexpensive, and always in tune. Get Recordings: Dusty Strings, CD Baby, www.whamdiddle.com


Sunday May 26, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Rhythm Tent

1:00pm

Beginning Native American Flute
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Beginning Native American Flute

With Peter Ali Bio: Peter is a master of Native American Flute and an enthusiastic teacher of this important instrument.


Sunday May 26, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Olympic Room

1:00pm

Klez Jam
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Klez Jam

With Harvey Niebulski Bio:


Sunday May 26, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Boeing Green

1:00pm

Rags and Cakewalks [Music from a Century Ago]
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Rags and Cakewalks [Music from a Century Ago]

Ragtime Cakewalk Bio: I'm a fiddler, also play tenor banjo in Dixieland bands, lead fiddler in Chordwood String Band. I am the compiler of the "Tunes I Learned at the Tractor Tavern" tune book.


Sunday May 26, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
EMP Learning Labs

1:00pm

Folkvoice Band
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Folkvoice Band

Trad European Folkdance Band Bio: We perform traditional Folkdance music from Western and Eastern Europe on a variety of acoustic instruments. Website: http://www.folkvoiceband.com Get Recordings: Yes, website and the Northwest Folkdancer magazine Performers: Philip Ages - guitar, mandolin, recorder Birgit Ages - accordion Sarah Funk - violin, voice Vickie Brodine - violin Kris Johanson - violin, voice Jim Noyes - bass Steve Johnston - guitar
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International Dance Workshop

With Diane Vadnais Bio: Diane Vadnais-Degree BA-EL Ed, Univ. Michigan Bd member Northwest Folkdancer, and Sno-King International Dancers. Local instructor. Experience in International dance, contra, Scandinavian, Israeli. Interested in movement as it relates to health and education from childhood to Seniors' Folk Voice Band. An International Band available for local gigs. Website: http://www.scn.org/arts/nfdi Get Recordings: Yes


Sunday May 26, 2013 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Rainier Room

1:00pm

Contra Dance

Red Crow w/Mike Richardson, Caller  1:00 PM 1:45 PM

Full Moon w/Mary Devlin, Caller  2:00 PM 2:45 PM


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Full Moon w/Mary Devlin, Caller

Contra Dance Bio: Fullmoon is a group of friends who share the love of contra dance music and who have been playing for dancers for close to 20 years. Performers: Fran Slefer- piano, accordion Gordy Euler- fiddle, whistle Dave Hamlin- mandolin Janet Goulston- concertina
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Red Crow w/Mike Richardson, Caller

High Flying Contra Dance Bio: Website: http://www.joemicheals.com


Sunday May 26, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Armory Stage

1:00pm

Rockabilly Round-Up: Sponsored by KSER

The Roy Kay Trio 1:00 PM-1:30 PM  

The Black Crabs 1:45 PM-2:15 PM  

The Honky Tonk Sweethearts 2:30 PM-3:00 PM


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The Black Crabs

Rockabilly That's Alive! Bio: Seattle rockabilly trio The Black Crabs has performed at the Folklife Festival the last four years, bringing their danceable, infectious, upbeat tunes. They tour Europe and the US but love Seattle! Website: https://www.facebook.com/theblackcrabs Get Recordings: We have 3 CDs and will bring them with us. Or on itunes. Or contact Jonathan@theblackcrabs.com Performers: Johnny7 - lead vox and guitar Kirsten Ballweg... Read More →
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The Honky Tonk Sweethearts

Rockabilly and Vintage Country Bio: Marc has been playing music since the mid '60s. Gaby's first gig was at Folklife with Marc 10 years ago, next one a few days later in Germany, on a 6 gig tour of Germany and Holland. Website: http://www.bluesuedenews.com/sweethearts.html Get Recordings: http://www.bluesuedenews.com/BristolCDs.html Performers: Marc Bristol - guitar and vocal; Gaby Maag-Bristol - electric bass; Dan Taylor - electric guitar and... Read More →
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The Roy Kay Trio

Energetic Rockin' Music Bio: The trio has performed in several countries on many European tours with featured appearances at these international festivals: Rockabilly Rave (UK), High Rockabilly (ES), Hemsby (UK), Viva Las Vegas.. Website: http://www.roykaytrio.com Get Recordings: Yes. www.roykaytrio.com Performers: Roy Kay - vocals, guitar Robin Cady - vocals, upright bass Mike Geglia - vocals, electric guitar


Sunday May 26, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Fountain Lawn Stage

1:00pm

Country Swing

The GorTexans 1:00 PM 1:50 PM

The Jangles 2:00 PM 2:50 PM


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The GorTexans

Original Upbeat Western Swing Bio: Influenced by Bob Wills and Asleep At The Wheel, The GorTexans perfom a danceable mix of mostly original Western Swing, country and swing. Get Recordings: Not Available Performers: Alan Ehrlich guitar vocals Jessica Thomson guitar vocals Paula Walters bass vocals Rick Berinato drums
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The Jangles

Western Swing for Dancing Bio: This gang has been playing western swing for quite a while. All are experienced players, and there is also some fine trio vocal harmony. Get Recordings: Online Performers: Paul Anastasio, fiddle Mike Faast, guitaer, vocals Lance Hasland, bass, vocals Laurie Hasland, vocals, ukulele Roger Ferguson, guitar, mandolin, fiddle Toby Hansen, accordion, keyboard


Sunday May 26, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

1:00pm

Voices of Vashon Island

Allison Shirk 1:00 PM -1:30 PM  

Cami Lundeen 1:40 PM-2:10 PM

Gregg Curry 2:20 PM-2:50 PM  

Kiki Means  3:00 PM-3:30 PM


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Allison Shirk

Texas Sweetheart Bio: Allison has a distinctive voice with a slightly southern accent. She plays guitar and bass and her songs take life experience and weave stories to which people can connect. Website: http://www.vashonevents.com Get Recordings: Not available Performers: Allison Shirk, guitar and vocals
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Cami Lundeen

Alt Folk-Pop Singer/Songwriter Bio: Cami Lundeen's sultry vocal, evocative style, and introspective lyrics are shared through catchy, memorable melodies. Her stage presence is real with a raw, relatable quality. Website: http://www.camilundeen.com Get Recordings: www.camilundeen.com Performers: Cami Lundeen - acoustic guitar Erik Lundeen - cajon
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Gregg Curry

Americana Singer-Songwriter Bio: Gregg Curry's songs dig deep into the roots of American music, blending folk, country, rock, soul, blues, bluegrass and gospel to create his original sound. Website: http://www.greggcurry.com Get Recordings: ReverbNation Performers: Solo, one vocal mic, one direct input for guitar
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Kiki Means

Sweet, Laid-back Acoustic Folk Bio: Kiki has been singing her whole life, and has been performing for many years. Her repertoire includes covers of all types of music and original songs. Performers: Kiki Means, guitar


Sunday May 26, 2013 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Alki Court Stage

1:00pm

KBCS Showcase
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David Maloney

Reflections Bio: Website: http://www.reillyandmaloney.com Performers: DAVID MALONEY
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Jim Faddis

Kern County Country and Folk Bio: Longtime frontman of the popular Northwest bluegrass group Prairie Flyer, Jim Faddis has embarked on a solo career, mostly playing with another group he founded, One More Ride. Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/jim-faddis-music/202634076472599 Get Recordings: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jimfaddis Performers: Jim Faddis-guitar
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Nancy K Dillon & Friends

Okie Roots Americana Bio: Website: http://www.nancykdillon.net Get Recordings: Yes - cdbaby, itunes, all digital outlets & my website Performers: Nancy K Dillon - acoustic guitar / vocals Wes Weddell - mandolin Dave Harmonson - pedal steel / guitar Jesse Harmonson - bass


Sunday May 26, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

1:15pm

Peruvian Passion Dance Group
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Peruvian Passion Dance Group

Colorful, Lively Dance from Peru Bio: We are a group of Peruvian born women who celebrate and demonstrate the historical dances of Peru.


Sunday May 26, 2013 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

1:20pm

Komplex Kai
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Komplex Kai

NW Native American Hip Hop Bio: Komplex Kai is a native american rapper from tulalip washington. been performing in the area for ten plus years. Get Recordings: itunes store : Komplex Kai Performers: Komplex kai Hapalo


Sunday May 26, 2013 1:20pm - 1:55pm
Vera Project/Gallery

1:35pm

Four Dollar Dog
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Four Dollar Dog

Old Time / Early Blues / Three-Part Harmony Bio: We play traditional music from the American Southeast—music that connects old-time tunes with early bluegrass, the blues, spirituals, and with stories. We specialize in sweet, haunting vocal harmonies and free-wheeling instrumentals. We are Cary Lung on mandolin, Tom Collicott on guitar, and Morgan John on banjo. Performers: Morgan John - banjo Tom Collicot - guitar Cary Lung - mandolin


Sunday May 26, 2013 1:35pm - 2:05pm
Folklife Cafe

1:40pm

Seattle Cape Fox Dancers
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Seattle Cape Fox Dancers

Alaskan Tlingit Regaila Dancer Bio: We are Alaskan Tlingit dancers. We do our traditionally clan songs and dances. We were givin permission form our elders to preform our songs so our children would keep to our traditionally clans. Get Recordings: Not Available Performers: Candace Heersema-drummer, Daphyne Alby - drummer, Jake Cabuage-Drummer, Cwecilia Simiboln-Drummer, Elizabeth Giron- drummer,


Sunday May 26, 2013 1:40pm - 2:10pm
Center Theatre

1:40pm

The Billy Novas
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The Billy Novas

Energetic Blues and Americana Bio: The “Billy Novas” will take you on a musical journey of “down home” fun combining the influences of country, blues, folk and rock with a dash of lounge lizard jazz. Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/thebillynovas Get Recordings: Yes, www.reverbnation.com/thebillynovas Performers: Marianne Flemming - Vocals, Guitar Robert Richter - Vocals, Guitar


Sunday May 26, 2013 1:40pm - 2:10pm
Shaw Room (Acoustic Stage)

2:00pm

Afro-Peruvian Cajón Rhythms
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Afro-Peruvian Cajón Rhythms

With Monica Rojas Bio:


Sunday May 26, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Rhythm Tent

2:00pm

Fingerpicking Guitar
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Fingerpicking Guitar

With Peter Spencer Bio: Peter Spencer teaches guitar, voice, and songwriting at Dusty Strings in Fremont. He has released six albums. Website: http://www.peterspencer.com Get Recordings: peterspencer.com


Sunday May 26, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
EMP Learning Labs

2:00pm

Round Singing Jam
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Round Singing Jam

With Sol Weber Bio: Sol has been leading this jam for years. Come and be ready to sing.


Sunday May 26, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Intiman Choral Courtyard

2:00pm

Puget Sound Rosies: Riveting History
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Puget Sound Rosies: Riveting History

Washington Women in Trades Bio: Website: http://www.wawomenintrades.com/


Sunday May 26, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Olympic Room

2:10pm

Motley Feet
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Motley Feet

Hot Rhythms, Cool Feet Bio: International step dance showcase. Irish Sean-nos (old style), Traditional Irish (modern), Appalachian Flatfooting, Quebecois, Cape Breton, American Tap Dance. Performers: Sue Truman - fiddle Probably two more musicians but need to hammer out details. Acoustic instruments such as guitars and fiddles.


Sunday May 26, 2013 2:10pm - 2:40pm
Northwest Court Stage

2:10pm

What Have May....
The group was started early 2012 and is a mesh of Symphonic Hip Hop.

Sunday May 26, 2013 2:10pm - 2:45pm
Vera Project/Gallery

2:15pm

Allison Preisinger
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Allison Preisinger

Contemporary Folk Singer-Songwriter Bio: Pacific Northwest singer-songwriter, Allison Preisinger performs contemporary folk. Allison released her second album, "Be Heard" in May 2012 and has been touring the Northwest ever since. Website: http://www.allisonpreisinger.com Get Recordings: Yes, www.allisonpreisinger.bandcamp.com, iTunes, www.allisonpreisinger.com Performers: Allison Preisinger - Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, optional piano/keyboard


Sunday May 26, 2013 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Folklife Cafe

2:20pm

Dave and the Dalmatians
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Dave and the Dalmatians

Songs from Croatia and Beyond Bio: We sing mostly songs from Croatia in the style known as 'klapa'. This style is known for its lush 4-part harmony and lyrical themes of love, the sea, and wine, etc. We also enjoy other styles as well. Website: http://www.daveandthedalmatians.com Get Recordings: Yes. They can be purchased through our website. Performers: Layne Benofsky, Dave Clelland, Frederick Graves, David Howell, Greg Posick, Sean... Read More →


Sunday May 26, 2013 2:20pm - 2:50pm
Center Theatre

2:20pm

Original Potbelly Boys
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Original Potbelly Boys

Deluxe Fingerpicking Blues & Bluegrass Bio: We have been playing performing together as the Potbelly Boys since 1992 and we are dedicated to Americana, i.e. influences from family & earth folkmusic Flatt Scruggs, John Hunt, Liz Cotton, Kings for trio, PPM. Stanly Bros, Delmore Bros, David Van Ronk, Carter Family, Jimmie Rogers etc. Get Recordings: Not Available Performers: J.F. Lewis- guitar, banjo Marty Lepore- dobro Rod Bachman- bass


Sunday May 26, 2013 2:20pm - 2:50pm
Shaw Room (Acoustic Stage)

2:30pm

Balkan Party Dances
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Balkan Party Dances

With Susan and Amy Bio: Susan and Amy have been partying for a combined total of more than 40 years. They have danced the equivalent distance to the Balkans and back again.


Sunday May 26, 2013 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Rainier Room

2:40pm

Tango Argentino
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Tango Argentino

Authentic Argentine Tango with Ilana and Tony Bio: Directed by Tony Fan and Ilana Rubin, Tango Argentino is a group of dancers and teachers dedicated to promoting authentic Argentine Tango. Our show is fun and dynamic! Website: http://www.seattletango.com


Sunday May 26, 2013 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

2:50pm

Fathers, Fiddles, and Sons

Truman and Adam Price 2:50 PM- 3:20 PM

Riley and Johnny Calcagno 3:25 PM- 3:55 PM


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Riley and Johnny Calcagno

Dad & Son Shred Trad Bio: Riley is a 14 year old that has been playing music since he was 4. He performs regularly with The Onlies and Scrape. Johnny is a longtime trad musician who plays gypsy jazz with Zazou. Performers: Riley Calcagno - fiddle, guitar, mandolin Johnny Calcagno - fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo
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Truman and Adam Price

Appalachian/Oregon Trail Duo Bio: Truman has fiddled Appalachian music for fifty years, and presented "Music of the Oregon Trail" a hundred times. Adam has listened for 37 years, played banjo for fifteen and improved on it. Website: http://www.trumanprice.com Get Recordings: Songs of the Oregon Trail, Truman Price - on Amazon; also Rough and Ready, Truman and Wes Messinger, on Amazon Performers: Truman Price - fiddle + vocal Adam Price - banjo... Read More →


Sunday May 26, 2013 2:50pm - 3:55pm
Northwest Court Stage

2:55pm

Trio Sin Embargo
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Trio Sin Embargo

Cuban Classics/Latin Acoustic Bio: Cuban vocalist and guitarist, Alejandro Fleites leads a lively exploration of classic Cuban boleros, Latin American nueva trova and Brazilian bossa nova. Performers: Alejandro Fleites, guitar/vocals Russ Salton, guitar/vocals Tony Gomez, percussion Ethan Sobotta, bass


Sunday May 26, 2013 2:55pm - 3:25pm
Folklife Cafe

3:00pm

Mighty Tiny Band
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Mighty Tiny Band

Small but Fierce Global, Local Bio: The Mighty Tiny Band is a small but fierce musical organization playing music from around the globe. They are known to play much better when people in the audience are trying to dance. Website: http://www.natphen.weebly.com Get Recordings: www.natphen.weebly.com Performers: Ben Smith- clarinet, vocal Robert Treat- drum, vocal Jim Parfit- tuba, vocal


Sunday May 26, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Shaw Room (Acoustic Stage)

3:00pm

Choral Classics Sing-along
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Choral Classics Sing-along

With Chris Vincent Bio: The Market Street Singers, named for Ballard’s “Main Street,” debuted in the summer of 2004 for a Ballard ARTwalk. News of a new community choir for Ballard spread quickly, drawing 35 singers who pulled off a well-received performance with only six rehearsals. Our performance later that year at a fundraiser for the Interfaith Hospitality Network to aid homeless families began a tradition of community service... Read More →


Sunday May 26, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Intiman Choral Courtyard

3:00pm

Klezmer 101 and Jewish Music
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Klezmer 101 and Jewish Music

With Harvey Niebulski Bio: 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. Get Recordings: klezkatz.com


Sunday May 26, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
EMP Learning Labs

3:00pm

X8 Interactive Drumming Community Jam
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X8 Interactive Drumming Community Jam

With Maketa Wilborn, Blake Cisneros & Alexandra Be Bio:


Sunday May 26, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Rhythm Tent

3:00pm

International Folkdance Party!
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Allspice

Folk Dance Music From All Over Bio: Allspice has been playing for Seattle area folkdancers for 36 years. The band plays folkdance music from many different countries. Allspice has performed regularly at Northwest Folklife Festival participatory dances, as well as many other venues such as Skandia Midsommarfest and Expo 86 in Vancouver, Canada. The band features "lots of fiddles" plus accordion, guitar, and bass, and members also double on other... Read More →


Sunday May 26, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Armory Stage

3:00pm

Gaelic Crankie Show
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Gaelic Crankie Show!

Scottish Pipes, Song & Crankie Bio: Sue Truman - noted fiddler, stepdancer and crankie artist RICH HILL has taught Scottish Gaelic for 23 yrs. Skye Richendrfer played Scottish pipes for 40 years. Website: http://www.thecrankiefactory.com Get Recordings: Not Available Performers: Sue Truman - Crankie and guitar, Rich Hill - Scottish Gaelic singing and story telling, Skye Richendrfer - Scottish Small Pipes


Sunday May 26, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Center Theatre

3:00pm

Guerilla Mod Western Square Dance
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Puddletown Squares Modern Square Dancing w/Gary Monday, Caller

GLBTQ Modern Square Dancing Bio: Modern Western Style Square Dance Caller and dancers with recorded music


Sunday May 26, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Key East Steps

3:00pm

Bulgarian Show

Performance Order:

UBre DeBre

Bulgarian Folk Music Group "Alexander Eppler"

Bulgarian Voices of Seattle Women's Choir

The Radost Folk Ensemble

Hopa-Tropa

Orkestar RTW

Dunava

Vladimir Mollov


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Bulgarian Folk Music Group- "Alexander Eppler"

Traditional Bulgarian Folk Music Bio: This newly formed ensemble founded by master kaval player, Alexander Eppler, performs the music listened to and danced to in Bulgaria for over the past 800 years. Led by Alexander Eppler- gaida (Bulgarian bagpipe) and kaval (flute), it includes students Virginia Russell- tambura (lute), Izumi Fairbanks- turpan (drum) with Johann Gascoigne- contra bass and Teadora Dimitrova- tambura (lute). Performers... Read More →
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Bulgarian Voices of Seattle Women's Choir

Traditional Songs Bio: Bulgarian Voices of Seattle is a choir of 25 women from Bulgaria, age 25-75, who build a musical bridge between their rich cultural heritage and the local community through performances and events. Website: http://seattle-bg.org/b/singing Get Recordings: Not Available Performers: no band
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Dunava

Balkan Women's Choir Bio: Dunava is a Seattle-based women's vocal ensemble specializing in the a cappella folk music of the Balkans. Founded in 2005, Dunava is made up of singers from diverse music. Website: http://www.dunava.org Get Recordings: Yes! On our website (www.dunava.org), on CD Baby, and wherever we perform. Performers: Dina Trageser, voice Christi Proffitt, voice (and maybe hand drum) Hila Lenz, voice Jen Morris, voice Jill Cohen... Read More →
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Hopa-Tropa

Children's Folk Ensemble Bio: Hopa-Tropa is a progam of BCHCS, established in the last 2 years. The group is presenting bulgarian dances, music, songs and traditions. Website: http://www.seattle-bg.org Get Recordings: Not Available
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Orkestar RTW

Dance Music of the Balkans Bio: Orkestar RTW is a five-piece band based in Seattle, Washington that began in 1987 as the house band for the Radost Folk Ensemble. Named in the tradition of post-World War II Balkan radio and television house bands (such as Orkestar Radio-Televizije Beograd), Orkestar RTW (Radio-Televizije Washington) plays the music of those bands, primarily traditional dance and folk music from the countries of Bulgaria... Read More →
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The Radost Folk Ensemble

Balkans & Beyond: Dance & Song Bio: Radost has presented folk dance & music of Eastern Europe at festivals and concerts since 1976. Several members are immigrants from E. Europe, or 2nd-generation dancers who grew up in the tradition. Website: http://www.radost.org Get Recordings: www.radost.org Performers: Lizzy Pedersen - violin Ronald Long - accordion Steve Shadle - clarinet Sonya DeWitt - bass Tim Mc Cormack - drum Teodora Dimitrova... Read More →
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UBre DeBre

Bulgarian Bio: Vassil Denev is a graduate of the Shiroka Luka Music School in Bulgaria and the Academy of Music, Dance, and Fine Arts in Plovdiv. He has been a soloist in the world renowend Ensemble "Trakia". Performers: Vasil Denev Anton Kirilov
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Vladimir Mollov

Accordion Bio: Born and raised in Bulgaria in a family of self taught wedding musicians, Vladimir has been recognized at multiple international accordion competitions. Website: http://www.vmollov.com Performers: Vladimir Mollov - Accordion


Sunday May 26, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

3:00pm

Louisiana Roadhouse

Louisiana Dance Lessons With MaryLee Lykes 3:00 PM 3:15 PM

Troupeau Acadien Cajun  3:15 PM 4:00 PM

Louisiana Dance Lessons With MaryLee Lykes 4:00 PM 4:15 PM

Folichon Cajun Band   4:15 PM 5:00 PM


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Folichon Cajun Band

Folichon Means Fun Bio: Folichon is a direct descendant of the areas first cajun band, How's Bayou and proudly features an original member of that band, Karen England. What they (Folichon) knowabout Cajun music they learned from Karen, Dave Lang, and the many real Cajuns who have shared their music, culture, and Gumbo recipies with us. Performers: Tim Parker- accordion Ted Granger- guitar Rick Rice- drums Mike Bristow- bass Karen England... Read More →
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Louisiana Dance Lessons

With MaryLee Lykes Bio: MaryLee Lykes / Lykes to Dance. Teaching Dance in Seattle for over 20 years and it all began at NW Folklife in 1984 in the Roadhouse. My passion is teaching Zydeco, Cajun, Swing & teaching folks who think they CAN'T LEARN TO DANCE! www.LykesToDance.com Website: http://www.lykestodance.com
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Troupeau Acadien

Cajun Honky Tonk Dance Music Bio: We play the Cajun dance music of SW Louisiana with a little honky-tonkin country mixed in. Website: http://www.troupeauacadien.com Get Recordings: www.troupeauacadien.com + facebook Performers: Virginia Hand- accordion Claudia Anastasio- fiddle Chris Russ- fiddle, vocal Jerry Muhasky- guitar, vocal


Sunday May 26, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

3:00pm

206 Zulu Showcase
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DJ Zeta Barber

206 Zulu Bio: I DJ 2 weekly events in town & have been releasing all-city compilations since 2008. I released my 1st album as a producer last January to good reception & also perform as a live beat-maker. Website: http://www.zetabarber.com Get Recordings: www.ZetaBarber.com "SoundBody" Performers: 1 DJ w/ Turntables & Mixer.
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Fleeta Partee

"THIS IS HIP HOP" Bio: A son and namesake of Black Panther Party members Fleeta Partee the emcee spits stories, and rhymes with no glorification or sensationalism with a foundation upon hip hop history and culture. Website: http://www.fleetapartee.com Get Recordings: fleetapartee.com,itunes.com,spotify.com Performers: ANTHONY DAVIS-SONC DRUMS DJ UNKNOWN-TURNTABLES MISTER AXE-GUITAR


Sunday May 26, 2013 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Vera Project/Gallery

3:00pm

Ver(a)city Presents

Vera Project DJs 3:00 PM-3:15 PM 

Youryoungbody 3:25 PM-3:55 PM  

Vera Project DJs 4:05 PM-4:15 PM  

Chastity Belt 4:30 PM-5:00 PM  

Vera Project DJs 5:10 PM-5:20 PM  

The Fame Riot 5:30 PM-6:00 PM


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Chastity Belt

Vagina Rock Bio: Chastity Belt is a real band formed in Walla Walla, WA by Julia Shapiro (guitar, vocals), Lydia Lund (guitar), Annie Truscott (bass), and Gretchen Grimm (drums), now residing in Seattle, WA. Website: http://www.chastity-belt.bandcamp.com Get Recordings: chastity-belt.bandcamp.com Performers: Julia Shapiro - guitar, lead vocals Lydia Lund - lead guitar, vocals Annie Truscott - bass Gretchen Grimm - drums
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The Fame Riot

Sexy-Glam-Electro-Rock-Pop Bio: THE FAME RIOT is not a band; it's a religion. The pair of brothers is at the forefront of a shift in musical style and culture, drawing from rock, pop, electronica, disco and everything in-between. Performers: Shazam Watkins - Keys/Vocals/Sounds Liz Scarlett - Guitars/Vocals Drummer - Drums Multi-Instrumentalist - Guitars/Vocals, etc
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Vera Project DJs

Students of Vera's DJ Class Bio: There are 5 DJs who have learned their skills from Vera's Introductory DJ Class. Performers: Celine Waldmann, DJ Alex L Harrington, DJ Evan Reese, DJ Chris Gellein, DJ Estrella DeLeon, DJ
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Youryoungbody

Loud, Dark Electronic Music Bio: Loud dark electronic music. Website: https://soundcloud.com/youryoungbody Get Recordings: https://soundcloud.com/youryoungbody Performers: Killian - synths, electronics Duh - vocals


Sunday May 26, 2013 3:00pm - 6:00pm
EMP Sky Church

3:10pm

The Timberbound Project
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The Timberbound Project

Pacific Northwest Folk Songs Bio: We perform a batch of obscure logger ballads composed by a sawmill worker in Northwest Oregon in the early 1970s. These songs are full of wit and beautiful imagery, and we love them. Website: https://www.facebook.com/thetimberboundproject Get Recordings: Soundcloud Performers: Joe Seamons - banjo, vocals Kate Sandgren - vocals, autoharp Gavin Duffy - guitar, vocals


Sunday May 26, 2013 3:10pm - 3:40pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

3:20pm

Alchemy Tap Project
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Alchemy Tap Project

The Next Step In Tap Dance. Bio: ATP presents the next generation of young tap dancers, performing innovative choreography to a broad range of music. Directed by Seattle native and former Cirque du Soleil dancer Josh Scribner. Website: http://www.alchemytap.com


Sunday May 26, 2013 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

3:30pm

Trio Fleur de Lys
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Trio Fleur de Lys

Lyrical Harp, Flute and Cello Bio: Trio Fleur de Lys has been featured on NPR and enjoyed by many in their local town of Ellensburg at weddings, funerals, fundraisers, Hospice and Christmas concerts. The trio is a magical combination of instruments and personalities that find playing music together irresistibly fun and joyful, so please enjoy! Website: http://www.fdl.jerrols.com Get Recordings: 3 CDs available at Jerrol's Bookstore, or online... Read More →


Sunday May 26, 2013 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Folklife Cafe

3:30pm

Indonesian Mask, Dance, and Puppet Workshop: The Monkeys, Kings, Ogres, Queens, and Princes of the Ramayana
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Indonesian Mask, Dance, and Puppet Workshop: The Monkeys, Kings, Ogres, Queens, and Princes of the Ramayana

With Tikka Sears Bio: Tikka Sears has been studying, performing and teaching Indonesian arts for 15 years and weaves mask, dance, and puppetry traditions into her current theater work. Website: http://www.memorywartheater.com


Sunday May 26, 2013 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Rainier Room

3:30pm

Bringing Power to the People, The Lineman Way
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Bringing Power to the People, The Lineman Way

Rick Johnson, Jim Voss, Mike Webber, Rick Strait Bio: Linemen from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 77 tell stories of a work life traveling (booming) the country building/repairing the electrical system that most of the world takes for granted until the lights go out. A job that involves trusting the man/woman next to you for your life working (300volts to lightning) power lines, climbing poles, towers and in... Read More →


Sunday May 26, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
SIFF Cinema (Narrative Stage ): Sponsored by KUOW

3:40pm

Cowlick
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Cowlick

Reach Out! Bio: Cowlick is a queer folk pop project in Seattle, WA that began in 2010 when Jane was snubbed by a banjo store owner who said she couldn’t play music. She returned later that night and stenciled “Have A Cup of Humilitea” at his doorstep. Heart racing she returned home, learned a couple chords and wrote the song "A is for Anarchy". Common themes running through her songs are mortality, friendship, intimacy, struggle... Read More →


Sunday May 26, 2013 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Shaw Room (Acoustic Stage)

3:50pm

G Cleftones
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G Cleftones

Six Player Blues Bio: Members draw on country, rockabilly, folk pop as they play their original blues. Website: http://www.houndsatbay.com Performers: Peggy Sullivan: Guitar Ron Dalton: Guitar, drums Steff Kayser: Guitar, percussion Jim Moore: Bass Steve Peterson: Guitar


Sunday May 26, 2013 3:50pm - 4:20pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

4:00pm

Bonnie Dundee
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Bonnie Dundee

Scottish Dance- Ancient and Modern Bio: Bonnie Dundee has been performing in the Seattle area for 20 years. We perform Scottish dances, ancient and modern, soft and hardshoe, social and solo. Website: http://www.bonniedundeedancers.org Performers: Helen Van Maler- flute Chris Leininger- guitar Jan Begg- bag pipes Roy Cotton- bag pipes


Sunday May 26, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

4:00pm

The Whizpops!
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The Whizpops!

Montana's Silliest Band! Bio: 'The Whizpops!' are Montana's silliest band, delighting human beans of all ages with their bouncy beats! The family's sure to be dancing, but watch out, you may just learn something too! Website: http://www.thewhizpops.com Get Recordings: Yes! You can find our CD on our website at: www.thewhizpops.com Performers: Kevin Cashman: acoustic guitar, accordion, vocals and percussion Casey Schaefer: banjo, ukulele, electric... Read More →


Sunday May 26, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Fountain Lawn Stage

4:00pm

Move It & Groove It
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Move It & Groove It

With Alexandra Be Bio:


Sunday May 26, 2013 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Rhythm Tent

4:00pm

Old Time Jam
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Old Time Jam

With AnnMarie Shafer Bio:


Sunday May 26, 2013 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Boeing Green

4:00pm

Sea Chanteys for Landlubbers
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Sea Chanteys for Landlubbers

With Wayne Palsson Bio: Wayne Palsson attended a chantey workshop at Folklife over 20 years ago. This inspired him to sing maritime songs, and he is now a chanteyman who hosts Northwest Seaport's monthly Chantey Sing in Seattle. He will be joined by other chantey singers who regularly gather on or near boats to sing maritime music.


Sunday May 26, 2013 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Intiman Choral Courtyard

4:00pm

Couples Dance of the World: Hosted by Helene Eriksen and Dean Paton
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Couples Dances of the World

In Memory of Susan Balshor Bio: In loving memory of Susan Balshor. Celebrating the beauty of dance. Website: http://www.helene-eriksen.de


Sunday May 26, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Center Theatre

4:00pm

Polka Party

Polka Lesson with Pat and Marjorie  4:00 PM 4:15 PM

Smilin' Scandinavians 4:15 PM 5:00 PM

Polka Lesson with Pat and Marjorie 5:00 PM 5:15 PM

The Polka Guyz 5:15 PM 6:00 PM


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Polka

With Pat & Marjorie Bio: Patrick McMonagle; folkdance MC & teacher since 1st Folklife. Marjorie Nugent; folkdancing since 9 months before she was born.
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Smilin' Scandinavians

Polkas and Great Dance Music! Bio: We're Seattle's #1 polka band celebrating eighteen years of delighting polka lovers in the Northwest. Website: http://www.smilinscandinavians.com Get Recordings: Yes. We may have some at the festival. Performers: Toby Hanson, Accordion and Vocals Glenn Dudley, Banjo Eric Likkel, Clarinet and Saxophone Mike Woolf, Tuba Erick Cohn, Drums
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The Polka Guyz

Polka Why Dontcha Bio: Pick up Polka band from various folk traditions playing European/Midwest/Tejano Polkas & Waltzes. Performers: Kory Tideman- butan boy Juan Barco- bajo sexto Jack Aldrich- piano Steve Schwind- guitar Shawn Roller- drums, trumpet Erik Rainer- tuba, drums


Sunday May 26, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Armory Stage

4:00pm

Liars' Contest!
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Liars' Contest!

Sign Up at 2PM at the Olympic Room Bio: As an elementary school librarian, I enjoyed telling stories and sharing literature with children. After retirement, I began telling to adults as well and now tell in English in Germany, too. I have told at schools and at festivals in Germany, Scotland, and Latvia. Get Recordings: No.


Sunday May 26, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Olympic Room

4:05pm

Rogue Celtic Experiment
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Rogue Celtic Experiment

Fast Furious Celtic Bio: Sean Connors and Daniel Carr are frequently found entertaining the masses in Southern Oregon. They play a style of lively, fresh Celtic music that can explores the speed limits. Get Recordings: Yes. Available at performance. Performers: Sean Connors - Fiddle Daniel Carr - Guitar, Mandolin


Sunday May 26, 2013 4:05pm - 4:35pm
Northwest Court Stage

4:15pm

Southeast Seattle Orchestra
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Southeast Seattle Community Youth Orchestra

Music Played by Youth from Southeast Seattle Bio: The Southeast Seattle Community Youth Orchestra was formed 5 years ago to provide free access to the world of instrumental music to underserved youth in the Rainier Valley.


Sunday May 26, 2013 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Mural Amphitheatre: Sponsored by Xfinity

4:20pm

Accordions Anonymous
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Accordions Anonymous

12 Steps to Accordion Awareness Bio: Accordions Anonymous is the Northwest's first and foremost 12-step group for accordion awareness. They have been facing the music one note at a time since 1998. Website: http://www.accordionsanonymous.org Get Recordings: Yes. CD Baby. Performers: Sharon Rogers, Lorelei Allen, Maurya Kaarhus, David Landazuri, Kerry Leek, accordions and vocals. TK Landazuri, percussion and vocals. Ken Sokolov, percussion. Bud... Read More →


Sunday May 26, 2013 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Shaw Room (Acoustic Stage)

4:30pm

Baby Gramps
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Baby Gramps

Original Rags & Blues Bio: Salvador Dali of Folk Music Website: http://www.babygramps.com Get Recordings: Yes, babygramps.com


Sunday May 26, 2013 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

4:30pm

Dance with Mollie and Bollywood Seattle
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Dance with Mollie and Bollywood Seattle

With Mollie Singh Bio: Mollie has over 30 years of professional Indian dance experience. Mollie has the training and the certifications to teach you authentic Indian classical and Bollywood dance. She makes sure classes are not just about learning, they are about having fun! Website: http://www.dancewithmollie.com


Sunday May 26, 2013 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Rainier Room

4:30pm

Indie Strings: Sponsored by BECU

Bird Flying 4:30 PM-5:00 PM

Led To Sea 5:10 PM-5:40 PM


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Bird Flying South

Folky Original Duo Bio: Longtime musical and romantic partners Emily Stebbins and Chris Vita bring together claw-hammer banjo, flat-picked guitar and vocal harmony to create heartfelt original folk music. Website: http://www.facebook.com/birdflyingsouth Get Recordings: birdflyingsouth.bandcamp.com/ Performers: Emily Stebbins - vocals, banjo, guitar Chris Vita - vocals, guitar
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Led To Sea

Lush Viola-Driven Indie-Pop Bio: As Led to Sea, Alex and her trio spin a web of melodies and beats; some haunting and dissonant, others catchy and driven, fueled by unusual rock beats, tight lyrics, and layers of looped strings. Website: http://www.ledtosea.com Get Recordings: Yes, at the performances or online Performers: Alex Guy- viola, vox Maria Scherer-Wilson- cello Adam Kozic- drum


Sunday May 26, 2013 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Alki Court Stage

4:40pm

Anadolu Turkish Folk Dance Group
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Anadolu Turkish Folk Dance Group

Turkish/Turkic Folkdances Bio: Participating in the NW Folklife Festival since 1980, the Anadolu Group performs authentic Turkish and Turkic folk dances from various parts of Anatolia, the Black Sea coast and Thrace. Website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/anadolu-turkish-folk-dancers/164735606920419 and https://sites.google.com/site/anadolufolkdancers/


Sunday May 26, 2013 4:40pm - 5:10pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

4:40pm

Jim Page
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Jim Page

Folk Music With Teeth Bio: One of the “50 Most Influential Musicians,” Seattle Metropolitan Magazine. International touring, over 20 albums. “If you’re ever going to get the message, this is the messenger to get it from.” Website: http://www.jimpage.net Get Recordings: Yes, CD Baby Performers: Jim Page - acoustic guitar, vocals


Sunday May 26, 2013 4:40pm - 5:10pm
Northwest Court Stage

4:45pm

Alder Street
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Alder Street

Boot Stompin' Honky Tonkin' Bio: Alder Street has been rocking the dance floors of the Northwest for 7 years. With a gritty honky tonk sound and unbelievably soulful vocals, Alder Street is a one of a kind act not to be missed. Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/alderstreetallstars Get Recordings: Yes. You can find it by contacting us on Facebook or Reverbnation. Performers: Mr. David "Feral" Trussell - guitar/lead vocals Chris Kelley... Read More →


Sunday May 26, 2013 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Fountain Lawn Stage

5:00pm

Kin to Stars
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Kin to Stars

Urban Folk Pop Bio: After years of performing as solo indie musicians, Scott Andrew and Jerin Falkner have joined forces to co-write songs about rooftop dancing, buying the moon, and being alright with life. Website: http://www.kintostars.com Get Recordings: http://kintostars.bandcamp.com/ Performers: Scott Andrew - guitar Jerin Falkner - keyboard


Sunday May 26, 2013 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Folklife Cafe

5:00pm

Songs of Tom Lehrer Sing Along
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Songs of Tom Lehrer Sing Along

With Dan Roberts,Wayne Palsson, and Philip Boulding Bio: Dan Roberts is a member of the Whateverly Brothers and Seattle Labor Chorus. Wayne Palsson is the music coordinator for NW Seaport. Philip Boulding is co-proprietor of Magical Strings.


Sunday May 26, 2013 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Intiman Choral Courtyard

5:00pm

YOUniversal Rhythms
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YOUniversal Rhythms

With John of John's Music Bio:


Sunday May 26, 2013 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Rhythm Tent

5:00pm

Follow the Electricity: Union workers electrify Washington State
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Follow the Electricity: Union workers electrify Washington State

Ellie Belew Bio: Author of two labor histories, a novel, and a community sampler, Belew is a writer, historian, and editor who coordinates the Heritage Interviews Project. She reads from her book-in-progress about the history of IBEW 77. Website: http://www.elliebelew.com


Sunday May 26, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
SIFF Cinema (Narrative Stage ): Sponsored by KUOW

5:00pm

Emerald City Songwriter Circles hosted by Wes Weddell, Nancy K. Dillon, Tai Shan, Mark Iler, Carolyn Cruso, Steve Wacker
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Emerald City Songwriter Circles hosted by Wes Weddell, Nancy K. Dillon, Tai Shan, Mark Iler, Carolyn Cruso, Steve Wacker

Anyone is welcome to join the circle and share an original song! Bio: Seattle’s Wes Weddell returns as Folklife’s Community Coordinator for Singer/Songwriters: www.wesweddell.com Website: http://www.wesweddell.com


Sunday May 26, 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Shaw Room (Acoustic Stage)

5:20pm