Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Music in the 'Hood

Looking for something to do in the 'hood Saturday nights? The Seattle Folklore Society hosts weekly folk concerts featuring musicians from around the country – right here at the Phinney Neighborhood Center.

This Saturday, Oct. 17, a Vermont-based group, Woods Tea Co., will perform at 7:30 p.m. The SFS website notes that the group performs "bluegrass, Celtic tunes, sea chanties and folk songs with ease and skill." They draw "on a wide variety of musical experience and expression, employing as many as a dozen different instruments from banjos, bouzoukis, and bodhrans, to guitars and tin whistles."

(According to Wikipedia, a bouzouki is a stringed instrument with a pear-shaped body and a very long neck and a bodhran is an Irish frame drum.)

Upcoming concerts will feature Tret Fure, Dunava, Mary Flower and The Canotes. Ticket prices range from $14 – 17 and can be reserved online.

An out of the neighborhood note: next month, SFS will host a concert with the beloved Northwest duo Reilly and Maloney at the Maple Leaf Lutheran Church in Meadowbrook.

Look for more information at the SFS website.

For those people looking for dancing with their music, SFS and the Emerald City Contra dancers host weekly contra dances in Friday nights at the Phinney Center. For more information, check the Emerald City Contra website.

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