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Aug
23
Fri
Noctumbule – Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor – House Concert @ CedarHouse (see website for address)
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NoctambuleNoctumbule
– Marla Fibish and
Bruce Victor –

Original and Traditional, harmonized poetry songs, lots of humor.

 This incredible duo are our best friends from where we lived in the bay area. That could make us partial, but indeed they make some of the most beautiful acoustic music you will ever hear. Marla is my idol. She is one of the foremost Irish mandolin players in the world. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. Bruce is the funniest guy we know, a great guitarist with a side hobby as a psychiatrist. They are a songwriting duo that layers incredible sounds and virtuosity with their clever and brilliant songs.   They use musical settings of a broad array of poetry that they sing in harmony, original instrumental pieces, and traditional Irish tunes and songs.  Aryeh recorded their first album in our home studio and whenever they play, we get to sit in. You will get to hear an unusual array of strings  — fine guitars in varied tunings, mandola, mandolin, bouzouki, cittern, tenor guitar — and their blended voices. More about their music: http://www.noctambulemusic.com/us

Go to https://lisalynne.com/cedarhouse-concerts/ for location details.

A house concert is an excellent place to hear and meet great musicians in a very intimate setting.

Aug
24
Sat
Arts Alive @ Corvallis Arts Center
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Arts Alive

Corvallis Arts Center

Arts Alive is one of the most unique, family-friendly, action-oriented community art events in the Greater Willamette Valley. An outside art event, we build an outdoor studio space, bring professional artists and invite the entire community of art enthusiasts, of all ages, to share the experience and process of art.  Dedicated to raising the visibility of working artists, the opportunity also provides for community art lovers to engage, where the observer becomes the artist, the poet, the musician. Participants actually make art with the artists, write and read poems with poets from our community, make music and dance with area musicians.  Through our Call to Artists, creatives of all stripes painters, poets, sculptures, writers, performers, and musicians from all over the area to share their creative process and art with the larger community. In the past, we’ve had ceramicists, jazz musicians, printmakers, glass artists, jewelers, poets, and more participate in Arts Alive!

For our 2nd Annual Arts Alive, August 24, 2019 from 1-8PM. TAC has planned an even bigger and better event. Join in the discovery of more music, more poetry, and more art. Admission is free, $10 donation suggested. Food and beverages are available.

 The Arts Alive! event is funded by Corvallis Benton County Economic Development Office, Downtown Corvallis Association, Inc., PEAK Internet, City of Corvallis Parks & Recreation, Stover Evey & Jackson, and Burcham’s Metals. Food and drink will be available for purchase. More information can be found on The Art Center’s Website: https://theartscenter.net/arts-alive/

The mission of the Arts Center is to foster creativity and engagement with the arts to inspire personal growth and community well-being. The Arts Center’s Artist Accelerator Program focuses on career building for artists and brings the Arts Alive! event to Corvallis as an engaging opportunity to promote the development of early to mid-career artists. The program director, Claire Elam hopes that Arts Alive! raises the visibility of local and regional artists and aids in strengthening the artistic community.

Sep
2
Mon
Corvallis Guitar Society Meeting @ Odd Fellows Hall
Sep 2 @ 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.

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

The Hoolyeh International Folk Dancers will be meeting starting September 9, 2019, 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.

Sep
10
Tue
Local Folk Open Stage @ Corvallis Arts Center
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

LOCAL FOLK

Local Folk imageLocal Folk image

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.

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

Sep
13
Fri
HighTime @ Whiteside Theatre
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

HighTimeHighTime

This fresh new trio from the heart of Conamara, Ireland combines Irish music and an intriguing blend of modern folk influences to produce a rich sound and exciting experience to delight listeners.

Featuring an unusual line-up of flute, whistles, harp, bodhrán, guitar and vocals (with some Irish dancing steps thrown in!), HighTime make a youthful and energetic statement.

Equal measures of music and tradition from old Ireland coupled with bold new arrangements make for a tasty platter of story, music, song and dance from these three young men; All hailing from the village of Ardmore on the rugged west coast.

Ciarán Bolger is an entertainer, singer and guitarist from Garraí Árd in the village of Ardmore in Conamara. Learning whistle and traditional sean-nós singing at a young age, Ciarán developed a love and respect for the music tradition of Conamara. Focusing on guitar in his teens, Ciarán explored a mixture of traditional and contemporary music. This exploration has formed the basis for his emotive vocals and also his vibrant and expressive guitar style; drawing inspiration from a multitude of genres.

Conall Flaherty is a multi-instrumentalist and singer hailing from South Conamara in the village of Ardmore. Growing up in an area famed for its musicians, singers and dancers, it wasn’t long before Conall turned to music and singing at the young age of four. He learned the ropes from neighbour, fellow flute player and maker, Marcus Hernon who also made the flutes which Conall plays today.

Séamus Flaherty’s skills in dancing, singing and playing instruments reflect his personality. At only nineteen years old, Séamus meets each discipline with a passion and quiet zeal backed up by a love of the traditional Irish music heritage. Since the age of sixteen, he has been making waves in the fields of music, dance and singing across the globe; performing in China, U.S.A, Canada, The United Kingdom, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland and France. He had the privilege of performing more recently alongside Cherish the Ladies at the world renowned Celtic Connections in 2017.

 

Sep
21
Sat
Contra: Euphemists with Michael Karcher @ Gatton Hall / First Congregational Church
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

EuphemistsEuphemists

Dave Goldman — piano
Alan Snyder — fiddle
Paula Hamlin — winds
Kaye Blesener — trombone
Jerry Nelson — guitar, wind, percussion

Enjoy contradancing but miss that Big Band sound? Then you’ll love the Euphemists, a band whose motto is “All fiddle tunes get better with horn riffs!” Over the past few years, various pairings of these Portland musicians have said, “We should form a band!” Finally, inspired by the recent immigration of fiddler Alan Snyder from warmer climes, The Euphemists congealed in 2011. The band features a brass front line of Paula Hamlin, Kaye Blesener, and Jerry Nelson, while Jerry’s several guitars share backup rhythmic duties with the keyboard of Dave Goldman.

Michael KarcherMichael Karcher

Michael has been having the time of his life calling around the U.S. and Canada since 2011.

He has honed a warm and concise style of teaching and calling, to the delight of dancers across North America.

 

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.

Sep
25
Wed
Peppino D’Agustino @ Lisa's house in Monroe Oregon
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Peppino D'AgustinoPeppino D’Agustino

A young Sicilian artist left Italy over 30 years ago, with the dream of “playing with the greatest guitarists”. Peppino has achieved his dream and he’s now firmly planted in the “who’s who” of the guitar world.

Peppino D’Agostino emerged on the acoustic guitar scene in the early 80’s as a leading member of the second wave of the great fingerstylists that helped redefine the instrument in the ’90s. His remarkable technique, penchant for open tunings, and percussive effects are the basis of his unique compositional style which has been inspiring musicians and audiences alike for decades. Add to that his natural warmth, playfulness, and broad musical tastes and you have the recipe for what he calls “minestrone music”. His virtuosity and his emotional charge have also had a significant influence on the younger generation of fingerstyle guitarists. D’Agostino continues to evolve and grow in ways that would have been hard to predict when he first showcased his melodic yet emotionally intense style on the recordings Acoustic Spirit, Close to the Heart, and Every Step of the Way which was named one of the top three acoustic guitar albums of all time by Acoustic Guitar magazine readers.

Doors open 6pm with a potluck reception.

A house concert is an excellent opportunity to hear great music in a very intimate setting.

Sep
27
Fri
Best Cellar @ Methodist Church
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Dave and Sharon Thormahlen7:30 Sharon and Dave Thormahlen

Sharon and Dave have been making beautiful music together in Corvallis for decades.  They perform traditional and new music written by Sharon, mostly on instruments made by Dave.

 

Wild Hog in the Woods8:30 Wild Hog In The Woods

Stringband music from a bygone era played the way it always should have been.

 

 

 

 

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 Methodis Church on 11th and Monroe, in Corvallis. For more information, or to join the volunteer team, contact Mark Weiss at mjweiss@cmug.com

Sep
29
Sun
Carrie Newcomer @ Whiteside Theatre
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Carrie NewcomerCarrie Newcomer

Carrie Newcomer is a performer, recording artist, and educator, described as a prairie mystic by the Boston Globe and one who asks all the right questions by Rolling Stone. Her song I Shouldve Known Better appeared on Nickel Creeks Grammy award-winning gold-certified album This Side, and she earned a regional Emmy for the PBS special An Evening with Carrie Newcomer. Carrie is the 2019 recipient of the Shalem Institute Contemplative Voices Award. Recent media appearances include PBSs Religion and Ethics and Krista Tippetts On Being. In the fall of 2009 and 2011 Newcomer was a cultural ambassador to India, invited by the American Embassy of India, resulting in her interfaith collaborative benefit album Everything is Everywhere with world master of the Indian Sarod, Amjad Ali Khan and his sons Ayan and Amaan. In 2012 and 2013 Carrie traveled to Kenya and the Middle East performing in schools, spiritual communities and AIDS hospitals. Carrie has 17 nationally released albums on Available Light and Rounder Records, including The Point of Arrival, The Beautiful Not Yet, A Permeable Life, and Everything is Everywhere. Newcomer has also released two companion books of poetry and essays, A Permeable Life: Poems and Essays and The Beautiful Not Yet: Poems, Essays, & Lyrics. Newcomers first theatrical production, Bettys Diner: The Musical, was performed at a sold out run at Purdue University in 2015 and is now available to interested theaters, universities, and spiritual communities.In 2016 Carrie presented the Goshen College commencement address and was awarded an honorary degree in Music for Social Change. She regularly works with Parker J. Palmer in live programs, including Healing the Heart of Democracy: A Gathering of Spirits for the Common Good and What We Need is Here: Hope, Hard Times, and Human Possibility. Newcomer and Palmer also are actively collaborating on The Growing Edge, a website, podcast, and retreat. Spirituality and Health Magazine named The Growing Edge collaboration as one of the top ten spiritual leaders and programs for the next 20 years. Three of Newcomers songs are included in Palmers newest book. Other special collaborations include presentations with neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor, author Rabbi Sandy Sasso, and environmental author Scott Russell Sanders.
Oct
5
Sat
Contra: The Nettles with Laurel Thomas @ Gatton Hall / First Congregational Church
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The NettlesNettles

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.

Laurel ThomasLaurel Thomas

Laurel Thomas has called contra dances all over Oregon and Washington since 2008. Dancers appreciate her clear teaching, her articulate calling and her carefully crafted programs designed to build skill for beginning dancers while keeping experienced dancers happy with an appropriate level of challenge.

NOTE NEW TIMES: 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.

Oct
6
Sun
Tracy Grammer @ Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tracy GrammerTracy Grammer

Tracy Grammer first appeared on the folk scene as the partner of singer-songwriter Dave Carter.  After his sudden death in 2002 she continued playing his music and started writing her own.  Today her album Low Tide is one of the most played albums on folk radio, and she tours on her own and as part of the Eliza Gilkyson Trio.

“Tracy Grammer is a brilliant artist and unique individual. Her voice is distinctive, as is her mastery over the instruments she plays.” – Joan Baez

Oct
7
Mon
Corvallis Guitar Society Meeting @ Odd Fellows Hall
Oct 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.

Oct
8
Tue
Local Folk Open Stage @ Corvallis Arts Center
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

LOCAL FOLK

Local Folk imageLocal Folk image

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.

Rita Brown & Bill SmythThis month featuring Rita Brown and Bill Smyth, singers/multi-instrumentalists.

 

 

 

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

Oct
10
Thu
FAR-West 2019 Music Conference @ Warner Center Marriott
Oct 10 – Oct 13 all-day

16th Annual FAR-West 2019 Music Conference

FAR West 2019FAR-West, one of five regions of Folk Alliance International, celebrates folk music through our annual conference. We invite you to join us this October — to listen, celebrate, recognize, and enjoy the richness of folk music in the West.  Our regional conference offers an affordable, intimate and interactive way for acoustic artists and presenters to focus on the folk community in the western region of the US and Canada. Join us for four days of music, learning and connecting. We welcome a wide variety of styles, levels and disciplines, encouraging musical and cultural diversity and excellence.