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NWregional Folklife Festival

Fred Maslan 30 Apr 05 - 05:16 PM
GUEST,Don Firth 30 Apr 05 - 05:29 PM
Haruo 30 Apr 05 - 05:32 PM
Stewart 01 May 05 - 02:38 PM
artbrooks 01 May 05 - 02:41 PM
Haruo 01 May 05 - 05:55 PM
Mark Cohen 01 May 05 - 10:01 PM
GUEST,Reggie Miles 02 May 05 - 12:16 AM
Fred Maslan 06 May 05 - 10:29 AM
MAG 07 May 05 - 12:41 AM
mg 07 May 05 - 12:29 PM
MAG 07 May 05 - 02:50 PM
mg 07 May 05 - 03:22 PM
johnross 07 May 05 - 05:26 PM
Stewart 11 May 05 - 04:06 PM
Stewart 24 May 05 - 12:09 PM
Stilly River Sage 24 May 05 - 12:13 PM
GUEST,David Ingerson 24 May 05 - 08:29 PM
GUEST,KT 24 May 05 - 11:12 PM
mg 25 May 05 - 01:28 AM
John P 25 May 05 - 10:13 AM
Haruo 25 May 05 - 05:07 PM
Haruo 28 May 05 - 03:27 AM
Haruo 29 May 05 - 04:51 AM
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Subject: NWregional Folklife Festival
From: Fred Maslan
Date: 30 Apr 05 - 05:16 PM

Well tommorrow is May 1st which means folklife in Seattle cannot be far away. Who is going? Song circle is at the intiman Court Stage from 5-7pm saturday of the festival.


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Subject: RE: NWregional Folklife Festival
From: GUEST,Don Firth
Date: 30 Apr 05 - 05:29 PM

I'm not signed up to sing this time, but I'm going to try to make it (if the Lord be willin' and the creek don't rise!).

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: NWregional Folklife Festival
From: Haruo
Date: 30 Apr 05 - 05:32 PM

I think Bold Horizon will be playing twice. Don't recall the details, though.

Haruo


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Subject: RE: NWregional Folklife Festival
From: Stewart
Date: 01 May 05 - 02:38 PM

I'll have a spot on the North West Court Stage on Saturday May 28th from 11:00 - 11:30 am. I'll be playing some traditional fiddle tunes and singing some traditional songs. My friend Jerry will back me up on guitar.

And our Fado Irish Session will be playing outside on the McCaw Prominade on Saturday from 1:00 - 2:30 pm. So come and join us if you play Irish music, or just come to listen - it should be great fun.

Here's the schedule for the Festival.

Cheers, S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: NWregional Folklife Festival
From: artbrooks
Date: 01 May 05 - 02:41 PM

Hey, Fred...we'll be there.


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Subject: RE: NWregional Folklife Festival
From: Haruo
Date: 01 May 05 - 05:55 PM

Thanks, Stewart. The Bold Horizon stuff is early Saturday afternoon and late Monday evening.

Haruo


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Subject: RE: NWregional Folklife Festival
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 01 May 05 - 10:01 PM

Wish I could be there...my first Folklife was 1983, singing with Mary Benson and sometime Mudcatter David Ingerson. This Memorial Day weekend I'll be in Santa Clara, looking for a place to live...so next year going to Folklife is a possibility. If I do, I hope to rejoin the Sacred Cow Harmogenizers, if they're still making moosic.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: NWregional Folklife Festival
From: GUEST,Reggie Miles
Date: 02 May 05 - 12:16 AM

I'll be there. Saturday @ 2 PM, I'll be hosting my third musical saw workshop at the Seattle Children's Theater (Charlotte Martin Room 3). They've managed to book me into a new venue to perform on Sunday @ 1:40 PM called Cafe Impromptu i(n McCaw Hall's south lobby).

You can check my schedule of events by clicking here.

Saw ya later, Reg


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Subject: RE: NWregional Folklife Festival
From: Fred Maslan
Date: 06 May 05 - 10:29 AM

I am hosting a song circle sat. evening of folklife.


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Subject: RE: NWregional Folklife Festival
From: MAG
Date: 07 May 05 - 12:41 AM

I remember that song circle; I made it last year and it was fun.

Otherwise the fest is just too much hassle for me anymore. I might not have gone last year if my contra band hadn't been selected for a roadhouse slot.

The workshops have just been unbeatable, and when i could dance the roadhouse was a gas.

but getting around to the things i want to do is major stress.

I am also a bit underwhelmed at the Dylan tribute. I acknowledge his genius and his influence. but at a fest dedicated to anti-capitalism??


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Subject: RE: NWregional Folklife Festival
From: mg
Date: 07 May 05 - 12:29 PM

I had never heard it was dedicated to anti-capitalism. They have tried to keep it free, for sure...but the vendors do pretty well there...and most of the music I see is pretty much non-political...Swedish fiddling, (which I love to death) cloggers, more bluegrass than you can shake a stick at...I guess I would think of it as neutral rather than anti-anything. And fun besides. And I love those calzones by the whozi brothers. mg


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Subject: RE: NWregional Folklife Festival
From: MAG
Date: 07 May 05 - 02:50 PM

I know the original founders were quite adamant that it be and remain a free mostly volunteer event rather than a showcase for paid talent.

Neutral is a good word, Mary.

and yes the food is quite wonderful.

It is my age speaking, i think.

When i first moved out west (15 years ago), this fest was like i died and went to heaven.

but those immovable crowds, with rude people watching buskers who won't let you through even when you are lugging your instrument !!!


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Subject: RE: NWregional Folklife Festival
From: mg
Date: 07 May 05 - 03:22 PM

I have found the trick is to stick to the indoors things, particualrly the workshops and never try to meet up with anyone..if you see someone great, if not, oh well.. mg


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Subject: RE: NWregional Folklife Festival
From: johnross
Date: 07 May 05 - 05:26 PM

I suspect that the Dylan program is tied to the ongoing Dylan exhibit at the EMP museum.

In addition to the usual band scrambles (just two this year), I will be doing an Interview with Joe Hickerson on Friday evening. I will try to get him singing and talking about his songs, rather than conducting an extended conversation. He's also doing another solo set later in the weekend.

Is there something you have always wanted to ask Joe Hickerson? Post it here and I'll try to fit it in.


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Subject: RE: NWregional Folklife Festival
From: Stewart
Date: 11 May 05 - 04:06 PM

Sorry to say that my friend Paddy Graber will not make it this time. He was scheduled for a spot on the NW Court Stage on Friday afternoon and a story-telling workshop on Monday afternoon. He has performed at every Folklife but one since the festival began, so this will be only the second he's missed. He is scheduled for another operation soon - hopefully everything will be okay - but will not be fully recovered in time for Folklife. I'll have his CD for sale there, but will miss his stories and songs.

S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: NWregional Folklife Festival
From: Stewart
Date: 24 May 05 - 12:09 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: NWregional Folklife Festival
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 24 May 05 - 12:13 PM

One of these years. . . !

(Stewart, tell Paddy "hello and get well soon" from me when you next speak to him. I love that CD of his that the two of you worked on.)

Maggie (SRS)


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Subject: RE: NWregional Folklife Festival
From: GUEST,David Ingerson
Date: 24 May 05 - 08:29 PM

Hi Mark! I'm still around but fell off the cookie wagon and just never got back on. I haven't been to folklife in ... my, my, must be 10 or 12 or more years! When the kids were babies I got out of the habit and just never got back into it. Oh, I'm still singing every day and performing occasionally and have learned a bunch of great new songs (that is, old Irish songs), so one of these years. . . .

And it's great news to hear you're going to become continental again!

David


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Subject: RE: NWregional Folklife Festival
From: GUEST,KT
Date: 24 May 05 - 11:12 PM

I'll be going this year, for the first time. Any tips for what I shouldn't miss?


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Subject: RE: NWregional Folklife Festival
From: mg
Date: 25 May 05 - 01:28 AM

shouldn't miss Scandinavian fiddlers...Jiggery Pokery if they should have regrouped..who knows...Linda Allen and Chris Roe are putting on a workshop...don't know if Broadside is still officially together or not..Jon Pfaff in the past has put on great Northwest history workshops..I sort of think maybe not this yaer...Hank Cramer is always good...any contra dance Laurie Andres plays at...there is a music of Arcadia ..several things Monday afternoon I think... mg


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Subject: RE: NWregional Folklife Festival
From: John P
Date: 25 May 05 - 10:13 AM

This will be my 23rd year performing at Folklife. My, how time flies when you're having fun!

I'm playing on Sunday at 4:50 on the Back Porch stage with my band Crookshank, playing slightly rocked-out traditional European music. This year it's music from Sweden, Bulgaria, Turkey, England, and Peekstokistan. Maybe a Breton set if there's time.

I'll also be working off and on at the Dusty Strings booth in the Music Emporium.

I haven't yet had a chance to go through the schedule in detail to see what looks attractive to me. I'm pasting in "Dick's Picks", an email I get every year from a friend. His picks are always worth seeing.

John Peekstok

Dick's Picks:
Friday May 27:

1 - 1:50pm, Third Place Books Stage: Nick Petrish, Croatian music

6pm - 7pm or so, Center House Court: Feu de Joie and French dances with our
Olympia friends Arthur and Phyllis.

6:20 - 6:50pm, Liquid Lounge at EMP: William Pint and Felicia Dale - great
songs, great music, great people! (And possibly a hurdy-gurdy...)

7 - 10pm: Instrumentalists at Nesholm Hall (in McCaw Hall): Carolyn Cruso
(hammer dulcimer) at 7pm, Nick Petrish playing Croatian music on the
lijerica (similar to a rebec, which helps a lot, right?) at 7:35pm, followed
by others I don't know but which sound very interesting.

7 - 7:30pm (see how quickly the conflicts appear!), Snoqualmie Room: Susan
Lewis and Janet Stecher are Rebel Voices, and they are superb!

8:20 - 8:50pm, also Snoqualmie Room: Northwest Taiko (Japanese drumming)

Saturday May 28:

11am - 2pm at the Intiman Theater: Fiddle Showcase. Lots of fiddle music,
including Seattle's Cathy Whitesides and a highly recommended visitor
playing Swedish tunes, Paul Dahlin.

1:40 - 2:10pm, Rainier Room: Freshet -- Ruthie Dornfeld and John Miller
from Seattle, Tapani Varis and Petri Hakala from Finland. This group played
a spectacular concert last Saturday evening and we're going back for more!

3:30 - 5pm, Roadhouse: Monday Night Jam plays lots of contras.

damn near all afternoon, NW Court Stage: Sea Chantey and Maritime Songs,
including another slot for Pint and Dale. Looks like an interesting list of
performers in general.

damn near all evening, Center House Court: Scandinavian music and dances,
including

    8:15pm - Paul Dahlin and group (the visiting master from Minneapolis)
    9:15pm - Perttu Paappanen (Finnish button accordion, recommended!)
    9:45pm - Speldosan (longtime excellent Seattle band)

8pm, McCaw Hall: the Savoy Family Cajun Band in a special benefit concert
(tickets required, $15) for Folklife. Who doesn't like Cajun music? This
is a great band.

9 - 10pm, Mural Amphitheater: Children of the Revolution, good players on
the rock side of folk.

Sunday, May 29:

11:00 - 11:30am, Rainier Room: Greg and Jere Canote. Those twins! Happily
unstoppable!

11:40am - 12:10pm, still at the Rainier Room: Correo Aereo, a splendid duo
playing splendid music from Mexico, Venezuela, etc. Don't miss Correo
Aereo.....

....unless you prefer:

11:40am - 12:10pm, Fisher Green: Phil and Vivian Williams, Seattle's
masters of old-time music, or:

11:40am - 12:10pm, Fountain Lawn: Rod Cook and Toast. Rod Cook often has
played as Laura Love's guitar player; this group will be rocking.

12 noon - 12:50pm: Third Place Books Stage (next to the Roadhouse): Balkan
Music from Nick Petrish and Tino Sakota.

1:40pm, Nesholm Hall: Nick Petrish continues on the lijerica.

2 - 3pm, Olympic Room: Hurdy-gurdies and French dance music!

(This 40 minute window from 3pm on looks like my only chance to get some
food for the next six hours!)

3:40 - 4:25 - 5:15pm, Rainier Room: Yet more super fiddle players! Lissa
Schneckenburger visits from New England to open up a Celtic show, followed
by the McKassons until 5:15pm. Wow!

4:50 - 5:20pm, Back Porch Stage (down beyond the Mural Amphitheater):
Crookshank is a great band including our friends John Peekstok and Beth
Kolle.

5:20 - 6pm, Cafe Impromptu (at McCaw Hall): Humphrey and Hartman are
longtime Folklife favorites of mine - nice songs, nice harmonies.

5:40 - 6:10pm, Nesholm Hall: Stanley Greenthal plays Breton, Balkan, and
lots more!

5:40 - 6:10pm, Liquid Lounge: W.B. Reid and Bonnie Zahnow - yet more great
players.

5:50 - 6:20, Snoqualmie Room: Hale Bill and the Bopps - Scandinavian music
from some of Seattle's best players.

6 - 6:50pm, Roadhouse: the S-Curves -- 40's close harmony favorites, and
you can dance too!

all evening, Center House Court: one good Balkan band after another.

7 - 7:40pm, Mural Amphitheater: VamoLa! plays super samba. (They also do
a parade earlier, at 6:15pm.)

7 - 7:30pm, Fisher Green: Ensemble Sub Masa - one of my favorite groups in
the Northwest, playing Eastern European music with wonderful style.
Cembalom! Romanian fiddle!

7:50 - 8:50pm, McCaw Hall: Paul Dahlin and his group Akta Spelman:
renowned players of Swedish folk music.

9 - 9:50pm, Roadhouse: The Beat Queens; any band including Anita Anderson
is going to be a good band!

Monday, May 30:

11:40am - 12:10pm, Fountain Lawn Stage: The Righteous Mothers are a funny,
moving, super way to begin any day at Folklife.

1 - 1:40pm, Snoqualmie Room: Tsunami Taiko

1:40 - 2:15, Intiman Theater: More button accordion from Perttu Paappanen.

2:20 - 3pm, Nesholm Hall: Nick Petrish, Croatian music.

2:30 - 3:30pm, Roadhouse: Our friend Luther Black calls for a dance
featuring Gil Kiesecker, Blue Mountain Dance fiddler.

3 - 3:30pm, Center House Theatre: Molly Tenenbaum is a good Seattle
old-time-style player.

4:20 - 4:50pm, Rainier Room: Nick Petrish.

5 - 6pm, Children's Theater Workshop 3: Perttu Paappanen with a Finnish
accordion workshop

6:20pm, Nesholm Hall: Dave and the Dalmatians - Croatian songs

7:10 - 7:40pm, Fountain Lawn: 3-Leg Torso is a fine band from Portland.


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Subject: Party at the Wawona
From: Haruo
Date: 25 May 05 - 05:07 PM

If you like sea chanteys, and the Saturday afternoon marathon wasn't enough for you, see this email from Northwest Seaport's Alice Winship:
You are invited to a party! This is the annual "Saturday Night of
Folklife Chantey Sing Party".

This Saturday evening, May 28th, all musicians and Northwest Seaport
volunteers are invited to Northwest Seaport for a Chantey Sing and
Party, beginning at 9:00 pm and running until much later.

Since the Wawona is closed to the public at this time, the party will
assemble on the shore next to the Wawona if the weather is fine, or in
the Woodshop in case of cold or rain.

You may bring snacks if you choose, although you don’t have to. Bring
beverages of your choice, for yourself or to share. We ask that you
consume any beverages which contain alcohol inside the Woodshop. This
saves us from the requirement to enclose the party inside a double
picket fence. Soft drinks and water would also be appreciated.

You may of course bring your spouse, loved one, or friend(s).

The location is only about 8 blocks from the Seattle Center (where Folklife officially happens) - walk west along Mercer Street under Aurora Avenue (Highway 99) to Westlake Ave North, then jog one block to your left to the South End of Lake Union. The Wawona will be the 3 tallest masts in the vicinity.

Haruo


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Subject: RE: NWregional Folklife Festival
From: Haruo
Date: 28 May 05 - 03:27 AM

Here's a link to the official Performers List and Workshops List.

My cousin Bill will be performing with the Coots at the Back Porch Stage at 11:40 am Monday (he's a banjo picker) and my nieces Maddy and Abby will be do Scandinavian folkdances with the Leikarringen of Portland at the International Dance Stage, 7:20 pm Sunday.

I'll be there for at least part of all three days. Not doing anything, just being.

Next year, Dio volante, I'll be putting on a workshop on Esperanto folk music.

Haruo


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Subject: RE: NWregional Folklife Festival
From: Haruo
Date: 29 May 05 - 04:51 AM

Missed most of what we planned to see today, but we did get in the wonderful Labor Chorus concert in the Snoqualmie Room, a Northwest Labor History Retrospective with focus on the Wobblies of course.

Funny song about Wal-Mart I never heard before (modeled on Riders In the Sky).

Haruo


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Subject: RE: NWregional Folklife Festival
From: GUEST,David Ingerson
Date: 30 May 05 - 03:53 AM

Haruo, I'd love to get the words to that Wal-Mart song. Any leads on how I might find them?

David


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