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Nov
5
Sat
Contra Dance – Loose Flagstone w/ Shell Stowell @ Gatton Hall, First Congregational Church
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Contra dance is returning to a regular schedule in Corvallis this fall! The dance will start at 7:00 PM with a newcomer’s lesson and community meetup, helpful for all dancers. Following the lesson will be dancing from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM. No partner necessary. Dance calling and role terms will be Larks & Robins. The cost is $12 – $20 sliding scale.

Because of the Covid-19 situation:

  • Online pre-registration is no longer required, but registration/check-in will be required at the door.
  • We will still be requiring all attendees to provide proof of up-to-date vaccination (including at least one booster if eligible), and to wear a well-fitted face mask.
  • All attendees must sign a one-time CFS contra dance waiver at the door before their first 2022 contra dance, and a waiver for the use of Gatton Hall before each dance. Please read the waivers here before you arrive in order to speed up the registration process.

Thank you for helping to keep our dance community safely dancing! For more information on attendance requirements and other precautions, please see our recently updated COVID-19 policy here.

Loose FlagstoneLoose Flagstone

Loose Flagstone is a Corvallis Celtic band.

 

Shell StowallShell Stowell

Shell Stowell started contra dancing in 2015, and has been dancing up and down the West coast ever since. Driven by her passion for the dance, music, and community, Shell now plays the fiddle and helps to organize the Corvallis Contra Weekend. As a dancer, Shell is known for her enthusiasm on and off the dance floor. As a caller, she incorporates her love of teaching, organizing, and music to strive for clear, energetic instruction and variety in her programming. Shell also emphasizes safe, inclusive dance etiquette that promotes positive communication between dancers.

Newcomers lesson starts at 7:00pm (experienced dancers encouraged); dance starts at 7:30pm.

Each dance is taught.  No partner necessary (it’s traditional to dance each dance with a different partner).

Lucy Kaplansky album release show @ Whiteside Theatre
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Lucy KaplanskyLucy Kaplansky

Celebrated singer-songwriter Lucy Kaplansky is thrilled to announce the release of her ninth solo album, Last Days of Summer on Lucyricky Records. Ranging from folk to rock to bluegrass, the album features a stellar band: Duke Levine (Bonnie Raitt, Mary Chapin Carpenter), on acoustic and electric guitars, National guitar, mandolin and mandola; Mike Rivard (Shawn Colvin, Aimee Mann) on bass; and Lucy’s longtime producer and drummer Ben Wittman (Sting, Paula Cole) on drums and percussion. John Gorka and Richard Shindell add gorgeous harmonies.

The songs on Last Days of Summer, co-written with Lucy’s husband Rick Litvin, weave themes of family, community, and loss, as well as reflections on our times as reflected in the evolving story of New York City. Most of the songs were penned during the pandemic when their family left their home in New York City for many months. “Elmhurst Queens Mother’s Day,” is a meditation on the catastrophe that befell New York early on in the pandemic as they watched from afar. The title track “Last Days of Summer,” is a bittersweet reflection on the experience of watching a child prepare to leave home for college. “Song of the Exiled” is a tribute to the powerful stories of immigrant New York City taxi drivers who are seeking a better life for their families. And “Mary’s Window,” a politically charged folk-rock anthem, was completed in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, and expresses hope that the pernicious divisions in our country can be overpowered by community and by the goodness of average Americans.

There are also four covers: Jackson BrownesThese Days,” which Lucy sang for the first time at a campfire the previous summer when her friend Rep. Jamie Raskin asked her to sing it; “Ford Econoline” by the late Nanci Griffith, with whom Lucy sang many times over the years; a bluegrass song Lucy sang at her wedding, A.P. Carter’s “Gold Watch and Chain;” and “These Boots are Made for Walking,” a fan favorite from her live shows..

As with her last release, “Everyday Street,” Lucy has chosen to make her new album available only through her website and at shows, and not on any streaming services. She finds this approach more empowering for a musician, affording greater control over the commercial aspect of her work, notwithstanding twelve million Spotify streams of her recording of Roxy Musics More Than This.” While streaming services make music widely available, there is virtually no financial compensation for the artist, and Lucy believes all people should be paid for their work.

Attendance is limited to 300 so get tickets early!

See COVID requirements: https://www.whitesidetheatre.org

Nov
7
Mon
Corvallis Guitar Society Meeting @ Odd Fellows Hall
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Corvallis Guitar Society

The goal of the Corvallis Guitar Society is to act as a catalyst to bring local guitarists out of the woodwork and provide an opportunity to perform and enjoy guitar music in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. The accent here is on participation and we hope people will want to participate in the open stage section also – no piece of music is too short or simple (though there is a five minute limit if we have a full sign-up sheet) and you are guaranteed a warm round of applause for showing us what you can do! We do have a limited number of open stage slots so be sure to sign up early at the front desk on the way in.

Our Mission

To promote classical and related guitar styles by providing a supportive performance environment for people of all ages and ability.

We seek to achieve this through a monthly meeting that provides an opportunity to discuss, listen to, and play solo guitar music including classical, flamenco, finger-style, jazz, as well as classical guitar ensemble styles.

Nov
8
Tue
Hoolyeh Folk Dancing online @ Online
Nov 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

During the Covid-19 pandemic there is weekly international folk dancing online led by Hoolyeh folks.

Every Tuesday from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.

Please contact Denis White (capeblanco@peak.org) for playlists and details for joining zoom broadcasts.

Ye Vagabonds @ Whiteside Theatre
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Ye VagabondsYe Vagabonds

Ye Vagabonds is an Irish folk music duo consisting of Dublin-based brothers Diarmuid and Brían Mac Gloinn. Having been described as “being at the fore of a new wave of Irish folk”, they won three awards at the 2019 RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards: Best Track, Best Album, and Best Folk Group. Ye Vagabonds are signed to River Lea, which is described as an offshoot of Rough Trade Records. They are currently working on a fourth album.

Attendance is limited to 300 so get tickets early!

See COVID requirements: https://www.whitesidetheatre.org

Nov
9
Wed
Colm Broderick and Patrick Finley @ Conundrum House
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Colm and PatrickColm Broderick and Patrick Finley

Colm Broderick (County Carlow, Ireland) and Patrick Finley (Atlanta, Georgia) have created a wonderful partnership in Irish traditional music. Colm is a multiple All-Ireland champion piper and was selected by Na Píobairí Uilleann as the inheritor of Liam Ó Floinn’s pipes, on Liam’s death in 2018. Having recently been awarded the Gold medal at the Seán O’Riada Bonn Oir competition in Baile Mhuirne, Co. Cork, Colm was invited to a private reception in Áras an Uachtaráin hosted by the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins. While here Colm performed a private concert for the president.

Patrick, a multiple All-Ireland champion fiddler, plays with a unique style with influences from Sligo and Clare music. Patrick began playing the fiddle at the age of four, joining the Atlanta Irish Music School, and eventually studying with Sligo fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada. Patrick is also an experienced music teacher, having co-founded the Phoenix School of Irish Arts in Atlanta, teaching Irish music on a variety of instruments.

Together, they focus on creating a refreshingly traditional style of music on the pipes and fiddle.

Meet and socialize at 6 pm with the concert starting at 7 pm
460 SW Madison Ave, 2nd floor, Suite 9, Corvallis OR 97330

Philomath Bluegrass Workshop/Jam @ Marys River Grange
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Philomath Bluegrass Workshop/Jam

Philomath Bluegrass Jam

Nov
11
Fri
An Evening with Rickie Lee Jones! – American Strings @ LaSelles Stewart Center C&E Hall
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Rickie Lee JonesRickie Lee Jones

Oregon State University presents Rickie Lee Jones on the next installment of the College of Liberal Arts’ American Strings series.

Musician and storyteller, Rickie Lee Jones, has been inspiring pop culture for decades, beginning with her first two seminal albums Rickie Lee Jones and Pirates. The New Yorker has hailed her as “the premiere song-stylist and songwriter of her generation.”

A two-time Grammy Award winner, Jones’ celebrated memoir, “Last Chance Texaco,” was named Book of the Year by MOJO, Pitchfork and NPR. She will release her first all jazz album, produced by Russ titleman in April, 2023.

Join University Director of Popular Music/Rock Historian Bob Santelli, for an intimate conversation with this legendary pop/rock star, followed by a live performance. Seating is limited to 200.

TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY, OCT. 24 AT 8 A.M. AT oregonstatecla.universitytickets.com

 

Nov
13
Sun
Online Song Circle @ Online
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Online Song Circle

Share a song, lead a song, request a song, or listen as we go round the circle. Song Circle is free and open to all who wish to participate.  Bring your own instrument, borrow one, or just sing.

The song circle is conducted on Zoom (you can download the app to your laptop, tablet or smart phone at https://zoom.us/ ).   You can play or sing along with your microphone muted.  If you plan to sing, please set your audio settings to

  • Original Sound: on   (if this is available on your Zoom version)
  • Automatically adjust microphone volume: unchecked
  • Suppress background noise: low

You can access the audio settings when you are in a Zoom meeting by pressing the ^ next to the microphone icon and clicking audio settings.

You can get the Zoom link by emailing Kurt at song-circle-2@CorvallisFolklore.org .

Nov
15
Tue
ROY ZIMMERMAN @ Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Nov 15 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Roy ZimmermanROY ZIMMERMAN

Roy Zimmerman is a satirical songwriter in the Tom Lehrer/Phil Ochs tradition with a great gift for clever and funny lyrics that really rhyme and an incredibly entertaining banter between his song

“You’re brilliant. Just brilliant!” — Terry Jones, Monty Python

Tom Lehrer himself says, “I congratulate Roy Zimmerman on reintroducing literacy to comedy songs.  And the rhymes actually rhyme, they don’t just ‘rhyne.'”

Joni Mitchell says, “Roy’s lyrics move beyond poetry and achieve perfection.”

He spent the Comedy Boom years of the Eighties doing stand-up in San Francisco, sharing stages with George Carlin, Bill Maher, Kate Clinton, Dennis Miller and many others. He wrote all the material for his funny folk music quartet The Foremen, recording two albums for Warner/Reprise Records. He’s done several shows with The Pixies’ Frank Black, swapping songs in a solo acoustic setting.

“Roy Zimmerman simultaneously inspires me and makes me laugh my ass off,” says comedian/author Paul Krassner.

Zimmerman tours almost constantly, taking his funny songs about fracking, creationism, marijuana laws, government shutdown, same-sex marriage, guns, taxes and abstinence across the country, often playing in some of the least Progressive places in America for the most Progressive people there – the “Blue Dots” he calls them. So this is his “Blue Dot Tour”. “I get accused of preaching to the converted,” he says, “but I don’t think of it that way. I think of it as entertaining the troops.”

The world is full of funny songs, but Zimmerman’s hilarious, rhyme-intensive originals are also incisive calls to action, smart, savvy and undeniable. The “Blue Dot Tour” is ninety minutes of these songs – funny songs like “The Faucet’s on Fire!” and “I Want a Marriage Like They Had In the Bible,” heartfelt songs like “Hope, Struggle and Change” and “I Approve This Message.”

In thirteen albums over twenty years, Roy has brought the sting of satire to the struggle for Peace and Social Justice. His songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. He’s been profiled on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Zimmerman’s YouTube videos have amassed over seven million views, and he’s a featured blogger for the Huffington Post.

Sing Out! Magazine writes, “Zimmerman is a guy on the left skewering folks on the right with rapier-sharp lyrics … underneath the caustic satire is a man who is surprisingly optimistic.”

Masks and vaccination proof required

Hoolyeh Folk Dancing online @ Online
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

During the Covid-19 pandemic there is weekly international folk dancing online led by Hoolyeh folks.

Every Tuesday from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.

Please contact Denis White (capeblanco@peak.org) for playlists and details for joining zoom broadcasts.

Nov
18
Fri
Best Cellar @ Methodist Church Sanctuary
Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Best Cellar

Masks & proof of vaccination requested for everyone’s continued safety

Compass Rose7:30 Compass Rose

Laura Zaerr, George Beekman,
Lynn Scott, Sabina Monn,
Bill Veley

Unusual and creative instrumentation makes even familiar songs sound fresh and new.

River Rocks8:30 River Rocks

Laurie Childers, Joe Casprowiak,
Michael Everett, Tracy Daugherty,
Bill Veley

RiverRocks plays some of Laurie’s originals and a broad range of sweet covers.  We like lyrics that matter, that uplift, that tell a good story, that make us laugh or cry, that prompt us to get up and dance.  You might even sing along!

Best Cellar is held on the last Friday of each month of the school year.
Admission is a sliding scale, 2-10 dollars, your choice. Kids are free and welcome.
Cookies, gluten free cookies, coffee and tea are available for fifty cents each.
In the sanctuary of the Methodist Church, on 11th and Monroe, in Corvallis
For more information contact Mark Weiss at mjweiss@cmug.com

Nov
19
Sat
Contra Dance – Bandwidth w/ Noah Grunzweig @ Gatton Hall, First Congregational Church
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Contra dance is returning to a regular schedule in Corvallis this fall! The dance will start at 7:00 PM with a newcomer’s lesson and community meetup, helpful for all dancers. Following the lesson will be dancing from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM. No partner necessary. Dance calling and role terms will be Larks & Robins. The cost is $12 – $20 sliding scale.

Because of the Covid-19 situation:

  • Online pre-registration is no longer required, but registration/check-in will be required at the door.
  • We will still be requiring all attendees to provide proof of up-to-date vaccination (including at least one booster if eligible), and to wear a well-fitted face mask.
  • All attendees must sign a one-time CFS contra dance waiver at the door before their first 2022 contra dance, and a waiver for the use of Gatton Hall before each dance. Please read the waivers here before you arrive in order to speed up the registration process.

Thank you for helping to keep our dance community safely dancing! For more information on attendance requirements and other precautions, please see our recently updated COVID-19 policy here.

BandwidthBandwidth

  • Gordy Euler – fiddle, piano
  • Kieth Mo – fiddle
  • Carl Thor – piano, mandolin

 

 

Noah Grunzweig

Noah Grunzweig

Noah Grunzweig is a master of stories and dance! It’s been a while since he’s called in Corvallis but he’s called here many times. Noah brings enthusiasm and encouragement to new and experienced dancers alike. He promotes safe dancing and a culture of consent that welcomes children and adults to contra dancing. Noah is fluent in traditional and techno contra.

Newcomers lesson starts at 7:00pm (experienced dancers encouraged); dance starts at 7:30pm.

Each dance is taught.  No partner necessary (it’s traditional to dance each dance with a different partner).

Nov
22
Tue
Hoolyeh Folk Dancing online @ Online
Nov 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

During the Covid-19 pandemic there is weekly international folk dancing online led by Hoolyeh folks.

Every Tuesday from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.

Please contact Denis White (capeblanco@peak.org) for playlists and details for joining zoom broadcasts.

Nov
27
Sun
Online Song Circle @ Online
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Online Song Circle

Share a song, lead a song, request a song, or listen as we go round the circle. Song Circle is free and open to all who wish to participate.  Bring your own instrument, borrow one, or just sing.

The song circle is conducted on Zoom (you can download the app to your laptop, tablet or smart phone at https://zoom.us/ ).   You can play or sing along with your microphone muted.  If you plan to sing, please set your audio settings to

  • Original Sound: on   (if this is available on your Zoom version)
  • Automatically adjust microphone volume: unchecked
  • Suppress background noise: low

You can access the audio settings when you are in a Zoom meeting by pressing the ^ next to the microphone icon and clicking audio settings.

You can get the Zoom link by emailing Kurt at song-circle-2@CorvallisFolklore.org .