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The next LOCAL FOLK is July 9, featuring Fred Towne, singer/songwriter

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One of the two creators of the Corvallis Folklore Society, Nancy Spencer, died a few months ago. Nancy not only got CFS up and running, but she produced many, many concerts over the years, and performed in our area for many years, playing Flute, Recorder, Penny Whistle, and the musical saw (winning the first ever national musical saw playing championship)… After all her years in our community Nancy went down to Ashland, where she created another folklore society, and continued to perform. A memorial service for Nancy will be held in Ashland (with a song circle afterwards) on July 20th. I am wondering if anyone else is interested in going. I’d like to car pool, as it’s kind of a long drive down there. At least, long for me.  If this is something you’d like to do, contact me at      Thanks,   Mark Weiss


Corvallis Folklore Society Groups

Contra Dancing

Contra Dancing in Corvallis

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 now meet the first and third Sundays of every month September through June, at the First Congregational Church from 7 pm to 9 pm.

Song Circle

Song Circles

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.

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