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COVID-19 continues to cause disruptions in scheduling and daily life
Many in-person activities continue to be postponed or moved on-line
Some activities are resuming with precautions.
See also: CFS Cancellation Messages (and what is going live again)


Corvallis Celtic Festival - banner

Corvallis Celtic Festival – banner

 The first annual Corvallis Celtic Festival will be held

July 21-23 in Central Park and downtown Corvallis. 

See our Festivals Page


    In Memory of David Maloney April 5, 1943 – March 10, 2023


Zimfest logo

Zimbabwean Music Festival
August 3-6, 2023  in Corvallis
Performer/Teacher applications are due by Feb 28


There are many online events.  Check the CFS Newsletter.

The Portland Folk Music Society lists daily concerts and open sings.


Corvallis Folklore Society Groups

Contra Dancing

Contra Dancing in Corvallis

CFS contra dances have resumed!Contra calendar

CFS contra dance evenings in Corvallis resume their usual schedule this fall on most of the first and third Saturdays of each month!
Pre-registration is no longer required, but well-fitted masks, vaccinations, and waivers for CFS and Gatton Hall will be
continue to be required at this time.

Please read the revised Covid contra dance policy 

Check the calendar for dates. All dates are subject to change without much advance notice due to COVID and weather. We’ll do our best.

Though Saturday dances are returning to their regular schedule this
fall, we’re still thinking about the Corvallis Contra Weekend, typically hosted each year on Presidents Day Weekend, a full weekend of contradance, music and community.

Abby Rosie Kim

Concerts & House Concerts

The CFS Concert series features regional, national, and international talent in a variety of locations around Corvallis.
>> Concert Calendar

folk music concerts

Best Cellar Coffeehouse

The Best Cellar continues its mission of bringing great acoustic music to the community for a price anyone can afford. The Cellar has lots of fans and plenty of fine musicians that want to play there.

Hoolyeh Folkdancers

Hoolyeh International Folkdancers

NOTE: The Online Hoolyeh dance time has changed to 5:30 to 7 pm.

The Hoolyeh are resuming dancing every second Monday of the month, initially at 7 pm to 9 pm. The dances take place in the Social Hall of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Blvd, Corvallis.  Please email Denis White ( to get on the email list.

We also have weekly international folk dancing online led by Hoolyeh folks every Tuesday from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.  Please contact Denis White ( for details for joining zoom broadcasts.

We have reunion dances once a year on the fourth or fifth Saturday in April. The dances are usually about 5 hours in length, 7 to midnight. People can email Denis White ( for a link to registration in the spring (March and April).

Song Circle

Song Circles

Click Song Circle for a few shared songs.

Share a song, lead a song, or listen as we go round the circle. Song Circle is free and open to all who wish to participate  (currently Zoom)

Local Folk

Local Folk

Local Folk canceled until further notice.

Sing, play or just enjoy others at this acoustic open stage session, the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Corvallis Arts Center.  Signups open at 6:30 and the performance starts at 7:00pm.  Admission is free, donations are accepted to help pay for the venue.

(see CFS cancellations)