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May
12
Tue
CANCELED – Local Folk Open Stage @ Corvallis Arts Center
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Local Folk imageThis event has been CANCELED

LOCAL FOLK

This is a collaborative program of CFS and The Arts Center. Free and open to all, the stage is open to individual musicians and groups presenting a variety of music under the large “folk” umbrella. Sign up for a set of one to three songs (10 minutes or so) in a rotating format. Or, just come to be part of an audience appreciative of local performers. Local Folk! will continue monthly, on second Tuesdays. For more information, contact Kurt Smith at k_smith1342@comcast.net or 541-270-6369.

Sign up for a set of two or three songs for a total time of 10-15 minutes in a rotating format. Or, just come to be part of an audience appreciative of local performers.

Local Folk convenes monthly, on second Tuesdays, from 7-10 pm.

May
16
Sat
CANCELED – Contra: Treehouse with Karen Olsen @ Gatton Hall / First Congregational Church
May 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED

TreehouseTreehouse

Local band Treehouse brings a mix of Irish, Quebecois, and New England style, and put it together with Pacific Northwest flair. Ben and Rachael come from the Irish traditional session background, having played with many groups across Canada and throughout Washington, Oregon, and California. Kevin Craven is recently arrived from Hawaii. He is a Corvallis violin teacher and also plays with the OSU Symphony. Shari teaches fiddle and has played with several Corvallis area bands including Three Finger Jack.

 

Karen Olsen

Karen has an encyclopedic knowledge of contra dances and is a good teacher and caller. Very patient and clear. She likes to keep the dancers moving, starting out with simpler dances in the beginners lesson, and progressing to more complex dances. She is also a musician and plays her concertina for dances in Coos Bay. She strives to infuse both her calling and the dancers with her own joyful enthusiasm for contra dance and music.

Beginners lesson starts at 7:00pm (experienced dancers welcome) dance starts at 7:30pm

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

First and Third Saturdays of the month except July, August. Occasional special dances.

May
23
Sat
Northwest Folklife Festival ONLINE @ Online
May 23 – May 25 all-day

Northwest Folklife Announces

From Home to Home: Northwest Folklife Festival

Dear Northwest Folkife community,

We believe that uplifting our arts, culture, and heritage is paramount in nourishing our livelihood. Amidst these times of uncertainty, we have listened and heard the need for a space to connect during these digitally-driven circumstances. As such, in line with our mission to continue to serve our community, we have created a virtual platform where we can collectively showcase our folklife, right from our homes.

Northwest Folklife and Seattle Center are proud to announce

 From Home to Home: Northwest Folklife Festival

taking place May 23-25, 2020 online at nwfolklifestreaming.org.

Presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, From Home to Home: Northwest Folklife Festival will feature multiple program channels and a virtual marketplace that will bring together local culture bearers, artists, creatives, sponsors, and merchants all on one platform.

The full program includes:

  • Livestream Channels of music, participatory dance, and workshops
  • On-Demand Streaming Channel featuring an exploration of music, dance, storytelling, and more
  • Family Fun Channel featuring pre-recorded performance videos and engaging hands-on activities
  • Living Legacies Channel featuring storytelling and panel discussions that pass on tradition and culture
  • Festival Artist Directory highlighting the 600+ artists initially slated to perform at the Northwest Folklife Festival
  • Virtual Marketplace highlighting local merchants with online purchasing options

Click here for the full program

May
29
Fri
CANCELED – Best Cellar @ Methodist Church
May 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED

Dave Plaehn & Jeff Hino7:30 Dave Plaehn and Jeff Hino

Dave Plaehn and Jeff Hino are the Corvallis Blues Brothers.

Dave and Jeff have been performing their own distinct blend of acoustic blues, folk, and original material since 1990. Plaehn and Hino explore the uncluttered powerful interplay of blues harmonica, National steel guitar, and vocals in the tradition of the great country bluesmen like Robert Johnson, Elmore James, and Bukka White.

8:30 The Lucky In Love String Band

Lucky In Love

Pete Kozak, Jeff Hino, Ron Green, and Mark Weiss

Bluegrass with a twist. Well, maybe a few twists. Hot instrumental work and three part harmony.

 

 

 

The best Cellar is a once-a-month evening of acoustic music. Admission is “pay what you will,” and kids are free. Cookies and coffee are available. Located in the cellar of the Methodist Church on 11th and Monroe, in Corvallis. For more information, or to join the volunteer team, contact Mark Weiss at mjweiss@cmug.com

May
30
Sat
Annual CFS Membership Meeting @ Zoom.com
May 30 all-day

zoom screenCorvallis Folklore Society
2020 Annual Meeting

This year’s meeting will be held on zoom.com.  Members can access the meeting with a computer (with or without a video camera), a smart phone or any other telephone.  Details on how to join the meeting will be emailed to members.  If you are not currently a member you can join now at

http://www.memberplanet.com/Groups/GroupJoinLoginNew.aspx?gid=O4tFadQRJw0=

 

Jun
1
Mon
Corvallis Guitar Society Meeting @ Odd Fellows Hall
Jun 1 @ 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.

Jun
6
Sat
CANCELED – Contra: The Nettles with Kelsey Hartman @ Gatton Hall / First Congregational Church
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The NettlesThe Nettles

The Nettles are well-known on the West Coast for their original approach to contra dance music. Playing traditional music from all over the world, The Nettles create a strong rhythmic groove under soaring improvisations. Rhythmic drive and melodic fluidity allow The Nettles to propel contra dances into the stratosphere.

 

Kelsey with NettlesKelsey Hartman

Since I am a “contraholic,” I can often be found any given weekend dancing or calling a contra dance. My inspiration for calling comes from Nils Fredland, whose callers’ workshop at American Week (BACDS) in 2012 spurred me down the caller’s path.  
When calling, I consider myself a conduit between the dancers and the band, helping to channel the  joy of the musicians’ music through flowing, interesting dances.

 

 

 

Beginners lesson starts at 7:00pm (experienced dancers welcome) dance starts at 7:30pm

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

First and Third Saturdays of the month except July, August. Occasional special dances.

Jun
8
Mon
CANCELED – Hoolyeh International Folk Dance @ UU Fellowship Social Hall
Jun 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

This event has been CANCELED

The Hoolyeh International Folk Dancers meet once a month on the 2nd Monday at the UU Fellowship Social Hall, 2945 NW Circle Blvd, Corvallis, OR 97330. We will meet from 6:30 to 9:30 with beginning teaching from 6:30 to 7:15, program dancing from 7:15 to 8:00, intermediate teaching from 8:00 to 8:15 or 8:30, and request dancing from 8:30 to 9:30.

We will mix Balkan, Israeli and other folk dances each week, with occasional live music from Balkan, Israeli and other traditions. Watch the calendar for announcements about special dances, but just come to each dance and learn all sorts of dances.

Jun
9
Tue
Hoolyeh Folk Dancing online @ Online
Jun 9 @ 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.

Jun
16
Tue
Hoolyeh Folk Dancing online @ Online
Jun 16 @ 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.

Jun
20
Sat
CANCELED – Contra: Penk, Pinney & Lindsay with Erik Weberg @ Gatton Hall / First Congregational Church
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Penk Pinney LindsayPenk, Pinney & Lindsay

George Penk is a well-known fiddle player across the USA, especially in the Pacific Northwest. He lives in Portland where he currently plays with the bands Joyride and Jigsaw. George collaborates with many musicians in various musical adventures, including being part of the Portland Collection project through his playing on the Portland Selection CD’s. His spirited and rich fiddle style is a delight to listen to. George is widely appreciated as a consummate dance fiddler working with callers to make sure the music is in-tune with the spirit of the dances. The Penk, Pinney, Lindsay trio, which includes Heather Pinney on piano and fiddle (also a member of Jigsaw) and Deborah Lindsay (from Corvallis) on percussion, works most often with the caller Erik Weberg, who also lends his expertise on wind instruments to the tune medleys.

Erik WebergErik Weberg

I danced my first contra dance in Moscow Idaho in the Fall of 1986.  Several excursions to the dance hall were necessary for me to find the courage to actually dance, but once I, tried it caught hold quickly and I became a regular dancer. Christian Petrich encouraged me to try calling for the first time in 1990 and soon after that I started regularly attending the first Wednesday open mic in Spokane Washington. I called dances around Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho for a few years before moving west of the Cascades in 1993. I was soon asked to call dances in Portland and up the Willamette Valley. Since then I’ve been calling dances, festivals and weekends around the country from Seattle to Boston, from Fairbanks to Tuscon and most places between. I am able to enjoy this craft because of the good folks who encouraged and taught me to call dances years ago, the booking agents and local dance committees who have given me wonderful opportunities to practice in their communities, and the thousands of dancers and musicians who forgive me my mistakes and make it all worthwhile. If you’re reading this you’re probably one of them; so, thank you!

Beginners lesson starts at 7:00pm (experienced dancers welcome) dance starts at 7:30pm

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

First and Third Saturdays of the month except July, August. Occasional special dances.

Jun
23
Tue
Hoolyeh Folk Dancing online @ Online
Jun 23 @ 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.

Jimmie Vaughan Texas Blues @ Online
Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Jimmie Vaughan

Jimmie Vaughan

Jimmie Vaughan performing in Florida. By Gage Skidmore.

A founding member of the Fabulous Thunderbirds and the older brother of Texas blues legend Stevie Ray, Jimmie Vaughan brought renewed attention to Texas blues in the 1980s, ultimately leading to Austin, Texas becoming a major American blues center. A multi-GRAMMY Award winner, Vaughan’s “Baby, Please Come Home” was a 2020 GRAMMY nominee in the Best Traditional Blues Album category. He also won a Blues Music Award for Best Male Blues Artist this year.

Hosted by Bob Santelli, Oregon State University’s director of popular music and performing arts, the American Strings series offers a unique opportunity to learn about a variety of genres from across the American music tradition.

If you have any questions or require special accommodations, please contact Isabelle Nissen at 541-231-5820 or OSUFEvents@osufoundation.org.

Jun
30
Tue
Hoolyeh Folk Dancing online @ Online
Jun 30 @ 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.

Jul
6
Mon
Corvallis Guitar Society Meeting @ Odd Fellows Hall
Jul 6 @ 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.