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Bill Staines

Bill Staines, left this life aged 74 on December 5, 2021, the result of very aggressive prostate cancer. Bill was proud to say that he had been a musician for 57 years, singing his songs and delighting audiences at colleges, clubs, and coffeehouses. He wrote and recorded too many songs to count and gained an international reputation as a gifted songwriter and performer. He played Corvallis many times to very appreciative crowds.

CFS Meeting dates


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 are cancelled for now, to avoid spreading COVID-19

CFS contra dance evenings in Corvallis are on the first and third Saturday of the month except in July and August.
Each year on Presidents Day Weekend, we host the Corvallis Contra Weekend, a full weekend of contradance, music and community.
>> Contra calendar

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

The Hoolyehs normally dance through the year on every second Monday of the month  at the UU Fellowship Social Hall, 2945 NW Circle Blvd, Corvallis,  6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.   Due to Covid-19, Hoolyeh will not dance in person again until it is safe, but there is weekly international folk dancing online led by Hoolyeh folks every Tuesday from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.  Please contact Denis White ( for playlists and details for joining zoom broadcasts.

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

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.

 Upcoming schedule

Local Folk cancelled until further notice.

(see CFS cancellations link above )