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Friday, May 23
 

11:00am

Firewind
Firewind is a multigenerational confluence created to perform songs from a woman's point of view. Mother-daughter team Shannon Fulghum and Sandra Willoughby join Susan Elliott and Brigid Walsh to offer original tunes with a lively beat and dynamic harmoni

Friday May 23, 2014 11:00am - 11:25am
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

11:00am

Montlake Elementary School
These 3rd Graders are enthusiastic singers! They perform songs about life with joy and passion. This would be the 4th year of performing at NWF.

Friday May 23, 2014 11:00am - 11:30am
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

11:00am

Spruce Street School 5th Grade Students
This group has dedicated 5 years to learning and performing global marimba music.

Friday May 23, 2014 11:00am - 11:30am
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

11:00am

Nancy Quense & Chris Roe
Nancy Quense sings from the heart with grace and simplicity, gentleness and visionary clarity. Clear, warm vocals and a strong instrumental accompaniment (guitar, banjo, autoharp) support her deeply personal interpretations of new and old folk music. She

Friday May 23, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parent Map

11:00am

New 3 Cents w/ Joe Micheals, Caller
Ruthie Carroll was born in Seattle, and has been playing fiddle since she was very young. Her parents, Amy and Forrest, have played and danced contradance and square dance music for many years.

Friday May 23, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

11:00am

Bollywood Dance Party
Learn the latest Bollywood moves that you can take to the dance floor! We will have a surprise Bollywood DJ with one of Seattle's best! Bollywood Dance Party with DJ Kazan & Katrina Ji.

Friday May 23, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Armory Stage

11:35am

Time & Tide
Time and Tide is a Bainbridge Island foursome playing a wide variety of traditional and contemporary favorite songs from folk, maritime, Americana, gospel and British Isles sources.

Friday May 23, 2014 11:35am - 12:00pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

11:45am

Sayaw Filipino Dance Troupe
Sayaw, a Tagalog word for “dance”, is the student-based traditional Filipino performing arts troupe of the Filipino American Student Association at the University of Washington. Through folk dance, music, regalia, and stories, we celebrate the multi-faceted Filipino culture and pay homage to the history of our ancestors.

Friday May 23, 2014 11:45am - 12:15pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

11:45am

The Wild Snohomians
Welcome to the original Americana-roots rock experience of The Wild Snohomians. Heavily influenced by the legendary giants of Sun Records, like Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, as well as critically acclaimed soungwriters such as Townes Van Zandt, Steve Ear

Friday May 23, 2014 11:45am - 12:15pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

11:50am

Maplewood Orchestra
Orchestra class starts at Maplewood in Grade 5 where students are first given the opportunity to select either a band or string instrument. Here you see the students who have continued in the Orchestra Program through Grade 6, Grade 7 and Grade 8. Our hop

Friday May 23, 2014 11:50am - 12:20pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

12:00pm

Ms. Behavin w/ Cindy Holmes, Caller
Tunes and mischievousness brought to you fresh from the Mt. Baker blast zone: Pam Borse, Eileen STerns and Judy Laub.

Friday May 23, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

12:00pm

Bollywood Dance Party
Friday May 23, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Armory Stage

12:00pm

Turkish Folk Dance Workshop
Come join Anadolu Youth Dancers and learn dances from different regions of Turkey.  Learn the steps, perform with the music and try on costumes.

Friday May 23, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parent Map

12:10pm

Crooked Trailer
A NW-grown band, with a spirited banjo, haunting steel guitar backed up by solid bass. Add Susan’s stirring vocals and Steve's rich harmony, vocals and acoustic guitar to the mix, and Crooked Trailer creates a sound that is unique, yet hearkens to the day

Friday May 23, 2014 12:10pm - 12:40pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

12:30pm

Paula Boggs Band
'Paula Boggs’ unique voice, sharp and witty writing, and knack for producing…jazzy-bluesy rock music is enlightening. …[and] an authentic voice makes her sound genuine, modern, and reflective.' - Mike DeGagne, Music Critic, AllMusic. Boggs, a 'recovered'

Friday May 23, 2014 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

12:30pm

Relay Dance Collective
Relay Dance Collective is a professional dance troupe that also aims to give back to the community. The group's most recent performance at the Dance Fremont! studio theater, 'Music + Motion,' feature

Friday May 23, 2014 12:30pm - 1:05pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

12:40pm

Eckstein Middle School Wind Ensemble
Eckstein MIddle School Wind Ensemble plays contemporary to traditional concert band literature at a very high level.

Friday May 23, 2014 12:40pm - 1:15pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

12:50pm

The Sundowners Band
The Sundowners Band is a local to the Pacific Northwest Band formed about 15 years ago.  SharynLee was with another band with her husband Lew Packwood and decided to go out on their own.  Several versions of the band emerged and what you hear today is the culmination of their efforts.

Friday May 23, 2014 12:50pm - 1:20pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

1:00pm

Jazz Underground
The Jazz Underground is a Seattle-based group that plays contemporary big band jazz. Their repertoire includes music from the libraries of Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, and Duke Ellington, as well as music by jazz greats like Joh

Friday May 23, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Armory Stage

1:00pm

Maggie Bennett
Dr. Maggie Bennett holds a PhD in Folklore, and has performed widely including TV series - Madison WHA, Denver KRMA, Cleveland KYW, Seattle KCTS, KING. She performs ballads from many lands with Irish harp and autoharp as accompaniment for her songs.

Friday May 23, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parent Map

1:00pm

Uncle Farmer w/ Eric Curl, Caller
Having met at the Berkeley Contra Dance, Mike and Ben's modern dance duo, Uncle Farmer, has become a regular on the California contra dance circuit. With an Irish and New England sound at its core, Uncle Farmer is known for its original dance tunes, moder

Friday May 23, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

1:00pm

Songs Of The Spirit
We'll pick songs of the spirit we love and invite the audience to join in.

Friday May 23, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Cornish Courtyard

1:15pm

Mbrascatu
Mbrascatu is a blend of American roots music and the old world sounds of southern Europe. Andrea Algieri draws deep from his international experience to thrill audiences with his high-energy performance.

Friday May 23, 2014 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

1:20pm

Karavans Dance Troupe
Karavans Dance Troupe brings to life the colorful folk and tribal dances of the Middle East, North Africa and Persia. Over the years, they have performed at numerous cultural festivals, community events and for educational enrichment programs. Major appearances in 2013 include the Arab, Persian and Turkish Festivals at the Seattle Center, as well as Cultural Crossroads in Bellevue. A performance by Karavans could include a colorful scarf dance from Southern Iran, a ritualistic trance dance by the Blue People of Morocco, folkloric dances from the villages of Egypt, or an Afghani stop dance. The music, dance and costuming have been carefully researched to create an authentic presentation.

Friday May 23, 2014 1:20pm - 1:55pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

1:30pm

Vito and the One Eyed Jacks
Classic folk and country with a hint of jazz, featuring alto-tenor saxophone,banjolene, and vocal harmonies.

Friday May 23, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

1:35pm

Lake Oswego High School Orchestra 9
The Lake Oswego School District trains young string musicians starting in the fourth grade. They currently support over 450 children in a growing string program culminating in state-qualifying performances for the last 9 years. This group of freshman perf

Friday May 23, 2014 1:35pm - 2:10pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

2:00pm

Lone Madrone
Western-tinged-blues charmed with harmonic moments of magic. Their songwriting is thoughtful to a fault, every word and note is perfectly written, but their edges are loose and wild and their live shows feel like spontaneity took it's top off and flashed

Friday May 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

2:00pm

Palatine Ave
Palatine Ave. is a 6 piece Alt Country Band from the Northwest. Incorporating classic originals influenced from Bluegrass, Modern Rock, and Country

Friday May 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Armory Stage

2:00pm

Rhythms Of India Dance School
Bhangra has been part of my life since I was 8 years old. Not only do I enjoy dancing bhangra, but I am just as passionate about teaching it and taking it to another level by training enough bhangra dancers who can carry on this legacy by sharing it with

Friday May 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parent Map

2:00pm

The Electrodes w/ Shelly Jenkins, Caller
The Electrodes formed in 2011 for a monthly dance in Yakima and are now a common sight at dances throughout the Northwest. Playing a combination of Irish, Appalachian, and original tunes that radiate with energy, it's no wonder that dancers say: 'Sparks f

Friday May 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

2:00pm

Moving West - Rainy Camp Friday
A song circle featuring historical and contemporary songs about moving West.

Friday May 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Cornish Courtyard

2:00pm

Sita Sings the Blues
Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated inter

Friday May 23, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
SIFF Film Center

2:10pm

The Shed Players
The Shed Players get together in a shed in historic Snohomish WA. to play old time folk, blues and jugband music. The can be seem playing around the Snohomish area at festivals, farmers markets and fairs.

Friday May 23, 2014 2:10pm - 2:40pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

2:10pm

Shaolin Kungfu
34th Generation of Shaolin Monk from China. Experience the genuine and incredible Chinese Shaolin Kungfu yourself. Master Shi has traveled over thirty countries to demonstrate his unbelievable Kungfu skills.

Friday May 23, 2014 2:10pm - 2:45pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

2:30pm

Columbia River High School Fiddle Philharmonic
The CRHS Fiddle Philharmonic is made up of orchestra students from Columbia River High School wishing to learn more about this exciting style of music. They have performed all over the NW.

Friday May 23, 2014 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

2:45pm

The Smokin' Js
The Js are all seasoned performing musicians, with decades of statge and recoring experience. Each member has been playing for at least 20 years and put on a highly professional show.

Friday May 23, 2014 2:45pm - 3:20pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

2:50pm

Mossgrass
Mossgrass member are all regulars of the PNW bluegrass scene. They draw their influence from traditional and contemporary sources.

Friday May 23, 2014 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

3:00pm

Kaleidoscope Collective Performing Arts Company
Kaleidoscope Collective Performing Arts Company is an alternative dance company comprised of professional level performing artists from multiple disciplines and genres of the performing arts. The company's goals is tri-fold: to bring awareness and educati

Friday May 23, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

3:00pm

Weinerkat
Weinerkat is a Seattle, Washington based Adult Contemporary Garage Pop band featuring members of Aqueduct and The Hot Plates. Their sound has been described as 'mind blowing' and have been hailed as 'the greatest ever'.

Friday May 23, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Vera Project/Gallery

3:00pm

3:00pm

Benjamin Hunter & Joseph Seamons
Rhapsody is the integration of performance and teaching through public events & school workshops designed to facilitate cross-generational, cross-cultural interactions through the medium of music.

Friday May 23, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parent Map

3:00pm

Slow/Beginner Old-Time Jam in G
Bring an instrument suitable for playing old-time tunes in the key of G and join the jam! This will be a slower, low-pressure jam intended for relative beginners, but don't let that stop you if you're a more advanced player who's willing to keep things sl

Friday May 23, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Boeing Green

3:00pm

Songs of Maritime Disasters
We will sing songs about martime disasters. All ages (Consider subject matter). Instruments welcome. Song sheets provided. Song circle format. Participants will have opportunity to lead a related song of their choice, sing along, or just listen.

Friday May 23, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Cornish Courtyard

3:20pm

Musha Marimba
Musha Marimba is a student group from The Enrichment Cooperative at Bryant Campus, Spokane Public Schools. The group is comprised of 14 exceptional students, grades 7-10. They play joyful, exhilarating marimba music in the Shona style from Zimbabwe in sou

Friday May 23, 2014 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

3:30pm

Steep Ravine
Steep Ravine is a folk and roots acoustic quartet hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area. Blending equal parts poetic lyricism, deft string-playing, and elements of folk, bluegrass, and gypsy swing, Steep Ravine explores compelling new directions while p

Friday May 23, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

3:35pm

Two Scoops Combo!
Eric “Two Scoops” Moore has played piano since the age of 5. For 6 years, he toured internationally with Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson. While playing on a Blues Cruise, Eric met Amy from Seattle. They got married on Valentine’s Day 1996 and Eric moved he

Friday May 23, 2014 3:35pm - 4:10pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

3:45pm

Tuhandest Tuulest
Tuhandest Tuulest means 'from a thousand winds'. We gather with 7,000 Estonians from around the world to dance this summer at the Tallinn dance festival.

Friday May 23, 2014 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

3:45pm

Mts. & Tunnels
The original demo recordings for Mts. & Tunnels were created by Chris in a creaky old orchard house in Seattle. Dozens of songs were written and dozens were tossed out. However, by 2011, 10 tracks presented themselves and the timing was perfect for Norman Baker(Ian McFeron), Daniel Braithwaite (Eternal Fair) to record what would become their debut EP. Then one weekend in June the trio, with the help of Mel Dettmer’s (Jessie Sykes, Publish the Quest) magic cat Bones, created a musical spell that put them in a trance like state for 2 days of epic recording. After overdubbing horns, keyboards, vocal harmonies, and mixing help from TJ Berry, the alb

Friday May 23, 2014 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Vera Project/Gallery

4:00pm

Swingin' with Left Foot Boogie
Dean Paton and Jodi Fleischman have been dancing at Folklife for years. Experienced teachers, they make it fun for all levels of dancer.

Friday May 23, 2014 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Armory Stage

4:00pm

Whispering Roses
For the past nine years, Whispering Roses has delighted audiences at festivals and concerts throughout the northwest with their unique blend of Celtic, sacred and folk music. Mellow and sweet one moment, and breaking into lively dance tunes the next, Whis

Friday May 23, 2014 4:00pm - 4:25pm
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

4:00pm

Seattle Raging Grannies
In the tradition of wise women elders, the mission of the Seattle Raging Grannies is to promote global peace, justice and social and economic equality by raising public awareness through the medium of song and humor. Our gpalis to challenge our audiences

Friday May 23, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Center Theatre

4:00pm

She & Her Sister
Indie folk duo from Beaverton, OR

Friday May 23, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

4:00pm

Kaleidoscope Collective Performing Arts Company
Kaleidoscope Collective Performing Arts Company is an alternative dance company comprised of professional level performing artists from multiple disciplines and genres of the performing arts. The company's goals is tri-fold: to bring awareness and educati

Friday May 23, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parent Map

4:00pm

Tapsalteerie w/ Gordy Euler, Caller
Delivering quality jigs and reels since the late Holocene.

Friday May 23, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

4:00pm

4:00pm

Wheedle's Groove Movie
“The story arc traced by WHEEDLE’S GROOVE— Jennifer Maas’ documentary about the Seattle soul and funk scene of the ’70s — is the best expression of the city’s zeitgeist in recent memory.” – Jonathan Zwickel, Seattle Times

Friday May 23, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
SIFF Film Center

4:10pm

Laborer
Laborer is a close nit family band with deep ties in Rastafari music, livity and tradition. The music that they perform is all original. Laborer is a positive band with a steady ruitine musical. Hypnotic sound with an ancient-new time message for the toge

Friday May 23, 2014 4:10pm - 4:40pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

4:15pm

Eckstein Middle School Sr. Jazz Band
In the tradition of big band jazz in the NW Seattle Public Schools.

Friday May 23, 2014 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Armory Stage

4:25pm

Nick Vigarino
Vigarino radiates an unpredictable fervor with slashing slide guitar, powerful vocals and modern lyrics. Nick's style elevates the blues to a place where roots are respected, yet nudged towards the future. Nick took 2013's Best of the Blues award for life

Friday May 23, 2014 4:25pm - 5:00pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

4:30pm

Motley Feet International Step Dance Showcase
We are an eclectic group of Irish- and Irish-inspired traditional step dance performers, including Sean-nós (Old Style Irish), Québécois (French Canadian), Cape Breton, Appalachian, and American Tap Dance.

Friday May 23, 2014 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

4:30pm

Fabulous Downey Brothers
The Fabulous Downey Brothers are a weird, poppy, and fun family affair. Getting to open for The B-52's in Redmond was a dream come true for them because they share a similar taste for bazaar sounds!

Friday May 23, 2014 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Vera Project/Gallery

4:35pm

The Antone Family
The Antone Family hail from North Bend, WA. Mike and Bob are brothers who perform with Bob's two sons Hayden and Parker. The performance will feature a musical saw used by John Antone sr., who began playing in 1915 and hopped trains throughout the NW. One

Friday May 23, 2014 4:35pm - 5:00pm
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

4:40pm

Edna Johnstone
Edna Johnstone has been playing the musical saw ever since she grabbed a saw from her basement to try making music from it 45 years ago. Since then her saw playing has been enjoyed by a variety of different audiences including her kids, grandkids, church goers and classrooms.

Friday May 23, 2014 4:40pm - 5:00pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

4:40pm

Dustin Rose
Dustin and Andrea Rose perform their rich vocal harmonies at wineries, fairs and festivals throughout the Northwest for the past 7 years. Dan Priest has been playing in various bands on stage for over 40 years. Dustin is currently working on a new album t

Friday May 23, 2014 4:40pm - 5:10pm
Center Theatre

5:00pm

Swingin' with Left Foot Boogie
Dean Paton and Jodi Fleischman have been dancing at Folklife for years. Experienced teachers, they make it fun for all levels of dancer.

Friday May 23, 2014 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Armory Stage

5:00pm

The Seatles
This group was started by famous Washington musician Jack Hansen many many years ago (with prompting from music critic Paul de Barros) and has been a part of the NW Folklife Festival for many years, presenting the roots music of the last few generations.

Friday May 23, 2014 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

5:00pm

The Skablins
The Skablins are a WA. Ska band that will make the audience smile and dance. Our full horn section and catchy vocals will attract and get all ages moving and groovin'

Friday May 23, 2014 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

5:00pm

Hot Cider String Band w/ Jay Finkelstein, Caller
'Hot Cider String Band' features young talented siblings Evan & Elise Snoey on fiddles, mandolin, guitar & piano, and mama's-got-rhythm Kelly Morgan on guitar. Hot Cider serves up some of the best of Northwest, Canadian and Northern tunes with double shot

Friday May 23, 2014 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

5:00pm

Songs of the Northwest - RainyCamp Friday
Come sing along with songs about the Northwest! Some of these songs are old favorites that you will know, and others are new songs that you will learn quickly. Songsheets with lyrics will be provided. We've focused on fun, rousing songs with great sing-al

Friday May 23, 2014 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Cornish Courtyard

5:00pm

Rhythm In Motion
Rhymin In Motion will be hosting a drum and dance workshop. Learniong basic rhythms and simple fills with improvisational techniques. Also those interested can follow along with Claire and learn some basic body movements that coordinate with the drumming.

Friday May 23, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parent Map

5:10pm

Tra le Gael
Tra le Gael is a Montana favorite that plays Celtic music ranging from sweet vocal harmonies to energetic jigs and reels. The group features a lightning hammered dulcimer, sprightly Celtic harp, driving guitar, mandolin and bouzouki, and soaring flute and

Friday May 23, 2014 5:10pm - 5:35pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

5:10pm

McKenzie's Folly
McKenzie's Folly is lively Celtic music group performing songs from the British Isles, Ireland, France and wherever else tickles their fancy. The members are Kathi McKenzie, Miki Nelson and Jan Strolle.

Friday May 23, 2014 5:10pm - 5:40pm
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

5:10pm

Uh Oh Eskimo
We're an indie rock band that makes sure all our music and performances are fun family-friendly. Our lyrics are PG rated and anyone who likes good music will appreciate what we bring.

Friday May 23, 2014 5:10pm - 5:40pm
Vera Project/Gallery

5:15pm

BollyDance School
Ojasvi is the choreographer and founder of BollyDance School. She has learnt Indian classical and folk dances in India. She has been perofrmong and and teaching dance to kids and grownups since 2011. She has been honored in many events including The Ravis

Friday May 23, 2014 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

5:15pm

Garfield Jazz Ensemble
Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble is an award winning 25 member jazz band that is comprised of students from the Seattle area with a variety of backgrounds.

Friday May 23, 2014 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Armory Stage

5:20pm

ChoroLoco
Choroloco - Vintage Brazilian Jazz circa 1920's! Seattle based acoustic ensemble of clarinet, 7 string guitar and 2 percussionists. This group has traversed the wondrous world of Brazilian music since 2008. Choroloco's sound is inspired by the streets of

Friday May 23, 2014 5:20pm - 5:50pm
Center Theatre

5:40pm

Eric Miller
Eric Miller has performed his captivating story songs throughout the Northwest since 2004. Inspired by musicians like Randy Newman, Bob Dylan, and James Taylor, he tastefully combines genres in a refreshing way, taking American Folk and blending it with t

Friday May 23, 2014 5:40pm - 6:10pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

5:45pm

Fine Company
Jim Portillo and Bill Murlin sing classic American folk songs in fine harmony with solid instrumentation and they want you to sing along with them. Their new duo, “Good Company” blends their friendship and musical interests developed from jam sessions and

Friday May 23, 2014 5:45pm - 6:15pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

5:50pm

Aurora Burd and Colm MacCarthaigh
Aurora’s blends a sweet sound with inspiration from Clare-based fiddlers. Enjoy her spell-binding slow airs, intricate traditional melodies and duets with Colm MacCarthaigh, and lively sean-nos dance percussion added by Alicia Guinn.

Friday May 23, 2014 5:50pm - 6:20pm
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

5:55pm

Bone Cave Ballet
Bone Cave Ballet... a name as wonderfully compelling and deviously cryptic as the music this Seattle outfit has been meticulously crafting since 2008.

Friday May 23, 2014 5:55pm - 6:25pm
Vera Project/Gallery

6:00pm

Ethan Lawton
Ethan Lawton is a long time Seattle musician. Whether on Mandolin or the drums, Ethan has played with some great seattle bands, most recently with Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers and currently With Cahalen Morrison and Country Hammer. Ethan has also co

Friday May 23, 2014 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

6:00pm

Sampada Bhalerao
Sampada learned music from her mother in a traditional Indian Classical Music style. She has performed for Folklife Festival a few times before. She also teaches music to children and adults in traditional Indian Classical Music style.

Friday May 23, 2014 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Center Theatre

6:00pm

JDBM w/ Amy Wimmer, Caller
Lathering Seattle contra dancers with original and middle-easterny and other worldwide-y tunes for, like, years, and, god!, everybody loves the bongos and tablas, eh?

Friday May 23, 2014 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

6:00pm

RainyCamp Friday - Harmony Singing
Singing harmony is fun and beautiful, but it takes some practice. We will learn 'rounds,' starting with the simple 'Hey, Ho, Nobody Home' and progressing to the traditional 'Dona Nobis Pacem.' Each singer learns a melody, but the group as a whole sings go

Friday May 23, 2014 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Cornish Courtyard

6:00pm

The Johnny Cash Bash
Celebrate the Man In Black with rare clips from TV appearances from throughout Johnny's career, including early performances at the Grand Ole Opry, great moments from the Johnny Cash Show, scenes from the concert at San Quentin, and even a visit with Osca

Friday May 23, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
SIFF Film Center

6:00pm

Open Drum Jam
We will be playing drums and danceing the public will be able to join in .

Friday May 23, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Rhythm Tent

6:20pm

The Tallboys
The Tallboys is a collaboration of hard working musicians based in the Seattle area. Our dynamic performances range from busking on the street, playing live music for country & square dances, and entertaining at weddings and other occasions.

Friday May 23, 2014 6:20pm - 6:50pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

6:25pm

Salmonfeathers
Three very good and old friends doing what they love best, close vocal harmony and hot and sweet instrumentals.

Members of this group also teach at Dusty Strings Music School!  

Friday May 23, 2014 6:25pm - 6:55pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

6:30pm

Anzanga Marimba Ensmble
Anzanga performs global marimba music with a strong focus on music of Zimbabwe, Africa. The group has produced 5 recordings and has toured extensively throughout the US and Abroad.

Friday May 23, 2014 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

6:30pm

Rhapsody Showcase Participants
Performance by participants of Community Arts Create's Rhapsody Music Program.

Friday May 23, 2014 6:30pm - 7:05pm
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

6:40pm

Golden Gardens
Golden Gardens is a mystical duo up from the nocturnal underground, weaving dreamscapes and anthems for magical minds.

Friday May 23, 2014 6:40pm - 7:10pm
Vera Project/Gallery

6:45pm

Annie Ford Band
Annie Ford Band is a group of seasoned performers from diverse musical backgrounds. Annie Ford's songwriting draws strongly from roots music, murder ballads and country. The band weaves the stories together through the layering of pedal steel, fiddle and

Friday May 23, 2014 6:45pm - 7:15pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

6:45pm

Bollywood Show
Bollywood Show Performers:

Vibha Srinivasan

UW Bollywood Kahaani

Nachle

Bolly Dance Moves

UW DangeRaas Dawgs

Nupur

Bollywood Seattle

Desi Girls

 

 

Friday May 23, 2014 6:45pm - 8:15pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

7:00pm

Barry Pollack
Barry Pollack has over forty years of teaching a playing music. He is thrilled to be part of the Dusty Strings Showcase at the Folk Cafe. He teaches private lessons to students of all ages and skill levels at the Dusty Strings Music School. He also teaches the Contempory and Traditional Guitar Series (Beginner through Advanced). Barry is also the founder and conductor of the Dusty String All Guitar Orchestra and Guitar Circle.

Friday May 23, 2014 7:00pm - 7:20pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

7:00pm

Blue Flags & Black Grass
BFBG was born around the spring of '11 in Portland, Oregon. The typical gig is usually Flip and who ever else is available at the time. Depending on the players for the evening, BFBG's sound can be more of the jug-ragtime contingent or on the side of the

Friday May 23, 2014 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

7:00pm

Doug Haire / Bill Horist
Bill Horist plays guitar within and without convention in a wide range of genres. He's appeared on almost 80 recordings and throughout North-Central America, Europe and Japan. Seattle music producer-recording engineer Doug Haire has a long history with us

Friday May 23, 2014 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Center Theatre

7:00pm

Potato Joe w/ Craig Marcuk, Caller
We have classical, jazz, rock and blues roots, but old-time music is what we do when we get together.

Friday May 23, 2014 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Armory Stage

7:00pm

Rhythm Rollers w/ Charlie Fenton, Caller
The Rhythm Rollers have delighted dancers throughout the US for decades at dances, festivals, and private celebrations. We've worked with top US callers, and are known for our choice New England dance tunes and impeccable phrasing.

Friday May 23, 2014 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

7:00pm

RainyCamp at Folklife
The discussion is to replicate several Rainy Camp workshops on Friday May 23rd. The workshops vary from Sea Songs, to Gospel, Parodies, etc. The venue is Intiman Courtyard.

Friday May 23, 2014 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Cornish Courtyard

7:15pm

African Allstars
We are the best African group in town, and we been together for more than 10 years performing around the world.

Friday May 23, 2014 7:15pm - 7:45pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

7:15pm

The Wobbly Stringband
The Wobbly Stringband are simply Cascadian noise-makers. They met while taking refuge from the rain in a pub next to the Puget Sound. After months of bass-less adventures and staring contests, the Wobblies finally emerged with a concrete vision: to spread

Friday May 23, 2014 7:15pm - 7:45pm
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

7:20pm

Aaron Daniel
We've seen plenty of one-man bands in our day. Pulling from the vocal influences of Mike Patton, Bobby Mcferrin, and beat box culture, combined with guitar skills like those of Tom Morello and Hendrix, Aaron's song production is sure to get your feet movi

Friday May 23, 2014 7:20pm - 7:50pm
Vera Project/Gallery

7:30pm

Tai Shan
Seattle City Arts magazine describes Tai Shan music as "like hugging a total stranger, kind of awkward and totally wonderful." Tai has been described as sounding like old soul with the voice of Barbra Streisand. Her music been featured in international film series such as Tales from Patchwork Farms, radio shows like Our Roots are Showing, The Record on KUOW,  PDX Podcasts and NPR and she has performed at regional venues such as the Triple Door, The Moore Theater, Folklife Festival, Health and Harmony Festival and Benaroya Hall. Recently she been performing with the Bushwick Book Club with the Seattle Rock Orchestra as a featured singer.

Tai Shan also teaches at Dusty Strings Music School. 

Friday May 23, 2014 7:30pm - 7:50pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

7:30pm

Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer
Born and raised in rural northern New Mexico, now residing in Seattle, Cahalen Morrison has been playing country music since the age of 12. His writing and singing brings a fresh take on country music, rooted in tradition, but looking straight ahead. He h

Friday May 23, 2014 7:30pm - 8:05pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

7:35pm

Beth Fleenor
composer-clarinetist-vocalist Beth Fleenor moves freely through genres such as jazz, rock, classical, contemporary chamber, Slavic & American folk, metal, musique concrete, ambient, noise & pop. Her work has been heard internationally from 100,000 seat fe

Friday May 23, 2014 7:35pm - 8:05pm
Center Theatre

7:45pm

Stout Pounders
Stout Pounders is a Seattle based Celtic Folk band bringing new energy and comedic twists to time tested Scottish and Irish Folk music. Our music is great for party atmospheres. Dancing and jigging is highly encouraged and we certainly won’t stop you from

Friday May 23, 2014 7:45pm - 8:15pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

7:50pm

Benjamin Hunter & Joseph Seamons
Rhapsody is the integration of performance and teaching through public events & school workshops designed to facilitate cross-generational, cross-cultural interactions through the medium of music.

Friday May 23, 2014 7:50pm - 8:20pm
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

8:00pm

Zydeco or Cajun Dance Lesson
MaryLee Lykes and Deanna Whetsell will teach a quick lesson in Cajun or Zydeco, depening on weather the band will be playing Cajun or Zydeco music.

Friday May 23, 2014 8:00pm - 8:15pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

8:00pm

Tudy McLain
Tudy has performed professionally and taught in the Seattle area for over 30 years both as a classical harpist and as a traditional Celtic musician.  Her instruments are harp, Irish flute and Irish penny whistle.  She has been teaching at Dusty Strings for 20 years.  

Friday May 23, 2014 8:00pm - 8:25pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

8:00pm

Raven Taylor
Raven Taylor is a Seattle based art-ivist who has performed in numerous venues. She writes & performs her revelations & challenges on being Black & Queer; the journey of childhood raised by single women and the resolve of womanhood. Raven has competed in

Friday May 23, 2014 8:00pm - 8:25pm
Vera Project/Gallery

8:00pm

8:05pm

Woodchuck's Revenge w/ Jerry Gallaher, Caller
Jerry and Suzanne's twin fiddling is boosted by Harley's big banjo sound, and Terry's mandolin drives the rhythm. Nancy and Shera lift the dancers' feet with their propulsive bass and guitar.

Friday May 23, 2014 8:05pm - 8:55pm
Armory Stage

8:15pm

Evan Flory-Barnes / Geoff Harper / PK / John Seman Bass Quartet
Evan Flory-Barnes, Geoff Harper, PK, and John Seman are four of Seattle's top jazz and free music bassists.

Friday May 23, 2014 8:15pm - 8:45pm
Center Theatre

8:15pm

Zydeco Rex
From the 1940's to present,Zydeco Rex formed last year from members of other bands in this tight-knit musical community. They've been hard at work to bring you a mix of classic and modern zydeco music from they bayous of SW Louisiana

Friday May 23, 2014 8:15pm - 9:00pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

8:20pm

Country Lips
Country music gets a bad rap, and it’s mostly the fault of goody two-shoes like Keith Urban and Garth Brooks. I mean, back in the day, country was full of bad boys (and if you’ve never read George Jones’s memoir, I Lived to Tell It All, you really should—

Friday May 23, 2014 8:20pm - 8:55pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

8:30pm

The Two Step
Edith and Eddie forge an adventurous road together in this nontraditional love story. The Two-Step swiftly moves through the couple's lifts and dips, with one actor portraying multiple characters. Riddled with humor, original music, and folk dancing, this

Friday May 23, 2014 8:30pm - 8:55pm
Vera Project/Gallery

8:30pm

Ol' Mount'n Due
We're an acoustic 3 piece string band from Southern Oregon. We have been a band for 2 years. Our song writing is influenced by Hot Jazz, Western Swing, Folk, Bluegrass, Blues, Old Time Jazz, Rock-a-billy and Punk Rock. We recently won the 2013 Southern Or

Friday May 23, 2014 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

8:30pm

Timberbound
We are interpreting folk music written by a sawmill worker and his wife, as well as songs by a local fisherman. We have studied and learned this music from the people who wrote it, it is modern folk music.

Friday May 23, 2014 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

8:30pm

Underbelly: Tribal Fusion Bellydance Showcase

Underbelly: Tribal Fusion Bellydance Showcase Performers:


Diva la Deviant 

Chloe Anderson

Medea

Leslie Rosen

Maureen

The Tribal Kind

Dahlia

Katy Houseman

Jen Cerdena

Katy Swenson

Portico

Mardi Love and Company



Friday May 23, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

8:35pm

Sarah Comer and Students
Sarah has spent the last 12 years passing on traditional northwest music to her students, including this group of students from the Dusty Strings Dance Band.

Friday May 23, 2014 8:35pm - 9:00pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

8:45pm

Cordaviva
Cordaviva is a powerhouse of dance music influenced by the disparate rhythms and styles of the African diaspora. Their upbeat original music is a unique blend of soukous, rumba, Afrobeat, funk, and various Latin styles. Bright horns compliment sublime voc

Friday May 23, 2014 8:45pm - 9:15pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

8:50pm

Sam Boshnack/Chris Credit Duo
Samantha Boshnack and Chris Credit – who work together in Reptet and B'shnorkestra bring their most intimate performance group. Performing trumpet and baritone saxophone, this duo project plays a mix of each other’s compositions and free improvisations wi

Friday May 23, 2014 8:50pm - 9:20pm
Center Theatre

9:00pm

Zydeco or Cajun Dance Lesson
MaryLee Lykes and Deanna Whetsell will teach a quick lesson in Cajun or Zydeco, depening on weather the band will be playing Cajun or Zydeco music.

Friday May 23, 2014 9:00pm - 9:15pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

9:00pm

Troy Osaki
Troy shares the story of identity, heritage and family history; an Asian American beat and tongue. Troy and a fellow collaborator, Ariel Loud compose poems and weave words of appreciation as well as understanding to convey the importance of origin and hon

Friday May 23, 2014 9:00pm - 9:25pm
Vera Project/Gallery

9:10pm

Yomada's House String Band w/ Gabe Strand, Caller
YOMADA is the Young Oldtime Music and Dance Association from Victoria BC, Canada. For the past 3 years YOMADA has been sharing the fun of Oldtime Music and Square Dancing in Victoria, Vancouver Island, and the Southern Gulf Islands.

Friday May 23, 2014 9:10pm - 10:00pm
Armory Stage

9:15pm

Cayenne
Cayenne has been together since 1994. Several of us played together in Louisiana Purchase, which formed in 1989. That would make this something like our 25th Folklife.

Friday May 23, 2014 9:15pm - 10:00pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

9:30pm

Jane Mabry-Smith
J-kNee January recounts a harrowing accident with another vehicle that could've taken her life in late 2011. A collision which brought J-kNee to the edge and she spirals into the deep recesses of the mind and memory. This piece animates voices that have n

Friday May 23, 2014 9:30pm - 9:55pm
Vera Project/Gallery

9:30pm

Ask the Ages
Ask the Ages is a Seattle, Washington based avant-jazz band. Formed in 2010, the group includes: Greg Campbell (drums and percussion), Steven Bell (Vibraphone ), Brian Heaney (guitar), Kate Olson (sax-woodwinds) and John Seman (bass). Influences are Sonny

Friday May 23, 2014 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Center Theatre

9:30pm

Cascadia '10
Pulsating, horn-driven, Northwest Afrobeat funk dance party.

Friday May 23, 2014 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre
 
Saturday, May 24
 

11:00am

Hamilton International Middle School Music Ensembles
Hamilton International Middle School has a thriving music prgram and will present three of its performing groups: Chamber Orchestra, Vocal Jazz and Senior Jazz. This is our 5th year of having instrumental-vocal music at Hamilton which is a north end middl

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00am - 11:25am
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

11:00am

Donte' Johnson & Amethyst Dauphin
Donte’- Johnson is a literary artist & community organizer as well as a writing circle facilitator. He helps unlock & explore the inner voices of participants, from all walks of life. He has also published a chapbook “Steps to the Throne' & other works. A

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00am - 11:25am
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

11:00am

Chaopraya Ensemble
While many members of Chaopraya Ensemble have been performing together in the Puget Sound area since 1976, Chaopraya Ensemble was officially formed in the spring of 2001 with the intent to provide opportunity for the children of Thai immigrants in the Pug

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00am - 11:30am
Center Theatre

11:00am

11:00am

Peter M. Uhrbrand and Ole Mouritzen
Both musicians tradition-bearer and Grammy-price winners at The Danish Music Awards.

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00am - 11:30am
Cornish Playhouse

11:00am

Team The School of Taiko
Team The School of TAIKO is formed by the high skill Taiko Performers including Professional Taiko Drummers.

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00am - 11:30am
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

11:00am

The Crescendo Show
The Crescendo Show is an eclectic quartet of multi-instrumentalists hailing from Corvallis, OR.  The group formed in 2008 with a focus on writing original songs.  Some of their biggest musical influences include Paul Simon, The Beatles, The Libertines, Hoots & Hellmouth, Arctic Monkeys and Flogging Molly.  They have recorded and released 3 full length albums.  In 2013 they participated in Eugene's Next Big Thing competition, where they took 2nd place based on some craftsmanship and stage performance.  There were 75 bands performing from 6 different cities.

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00am - 11:30am
Vera Project/Gallery

11:00am

The Irish Pipers Club
The Irish Pipers Club supports the playing of the uilleann or Irish bagpipes. It has served the Seattle area for 33 years

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00am - 11:30am
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

11:00am

Tom Colwell and The Southbound Odyssey
Tom first picked up a guitar in 1957. Since then he and his bands have traveled and played all over the country. From one review: 'Note for note, Tom is on a par with the best singers I've ever heard'.

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00am - 11:30am
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

11:00am

Jamtown John
John Hayden and his company JAMTOWN celebrate a common love for music shared by all cultures in two important ways. First, he facilitates youth & community rhythm events featuring hands-on participation. Second, since 1995 John has created fair trade rela

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parent Map

11:00am

Singularity w/ Elinor Preston, Caller
One of the NW most enduring Contra dance bands

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

11:00am

Irish Ceili
Introduction to how one would do the dances focusing on the terms and what movements they detate

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Armory Loft - West

11:00am

Lap Style Dobro
We'll look at techniques for playing Lap Style Dobro Guitar. If you have a dobro, bring it along. If not, feel free to come and ask questions.

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Armory Loft - East

11:00am

The OK Chorale
The OK Chorale is a non-audition choir of folks who love to sing. We sing in 4-part harmony with experienced singers and uncertain beginners. The rehearsals are fun and no one gets hurt.

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Cornish Courtyard

11:00am

Black Sheep Morris Dancers
With origins lost in the Mists of Time, the Black Sheep have been presenting original and traditional Welsh Border Morris Dances for the edification and amazement of audiences in Canada, the UK, and the US for hundreds of years!

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00am - 12:45pm
Armory Stage

11:00am

North by Northwest Morris Dancers
Northwest Morris is a traditional English Ritual Dance form. It is danced in wooden clogs to the live music of a brass band

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00am - 12:45pm
Armory Stage

11:00am

Sound and Fury Morris
Sound & Fury Morris has been dancing around Seattle since the waning days of last century. Sound & Fury is proud to bring olde English traditions to you!

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00am - 12:45pm
Armory Stage

11:00am

The MossyBack Morris Men
The MossyBack Morris Men are performing Morris based on collections from the South Midlands of England, specifically from the villages of Bledington Bucknell and Ducklington, all in Oxfordshire. They wear white shirts and pants with red suspenders, hats a

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00am - 12:45pm
Armory Stage

11:00am

Tiddley Cove Morris
Morris dance is a historic English folk dance (over 500 years old) accompanied by musicians. Dancers perform choreographed figures with rhythmic stepping using sticks or hankerchiefs and wearing bells.

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00am - 12:45pm
Armory Stage

11:00am

Vancouver Morris Men
We perform traditional English dance, song and theatre from the South Midlands (Cotswold Hills) area of England. The dances are of ancient, often unknown origin, and typically celebrate the changing of the seasons.

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00am - 12:45pm
Armory Stage

11:00am

Anga Kala Kathak Academy
Anga Kala Kathak Academy will showcase Kathak - The North Indian Classical Dance.

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre

11:00am

Arpan
ARPAN is a performing arts organization that is dedicated to the promotion of Folk and Classical traditions of India. This includes dance, music, folklore, traditions and values. It strives to bring together like minded artistes who value the traditions p

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre

11:00am

Leela Kathak Dancers
For 19 years we have been students of Guru Urmila Nagar of the Jaipur Gharana of North Indian Classical Kathak Dance. Open to all to join, traditional costumes and live music accompaniment.

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre

11:00am

Mohini Dance School
Smitha Vijayan, a Mohiniyattam performer from Kerala, India, trained extensively in the traditionalist style of Mohiniyattam, characterized by gentle footwork and swaying movements reminiscent of the paddy fields of Kerala, the land of Mohiniyattam. Smith

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre

11:00am

Nupur Dancing Superstars
“Nupur Dancing Superstars” is a Bollywood & Indian Folk Dance School for all age groups and is located in Bothell, WA. We have already made a wave with numerous super-duper stage performances at various events in Seattle.

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre

11:00am

Sangeetha Nrithyalaya
The students performing today have all been learning Bharathanatyam dance for over 3years from Sangeetha Ramanathan. They have performed in places including Anandamela Festival, Isckon Temple etc.

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre

11:00am

Tanjavur Dance School
Mrs. Lalitagauri Makarand Agashe has been receiving an advanced training in Tanjavur Style of Bharatanatyam from renowned guru Acharya Parvatikumar. Guru Parvatikumar has been true inspiration for her. Lalitagauri also had a privilege of learning from the

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre

11:00am

Urvasi Dance Ensemble
Urvasi Dance Ensemble was formed in the Pacific Northwest to preserve the Odissi style of classical dance as performed by the female temple dancers in Puri Jagannatha Temple as well as the tradition of Guru Pankaj Charan Das

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre

11:00am

Vidhi Jain
She has performed with a friend earlier in Northwest folk Festival. In 2012. She loves Indian dancing and performs in other community groups.The family is from Rajasthan state in Indian, who have their own unique folk dances and songs.

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre

11:30am

Gabriela Seattle
GABRIELA Seattle is a collective of Pin@ys celebrating our multifaceted identities, revolutionary history, and rich culture. We work to build a community in the Seattle area invested in educating, defending, and advocating for the human rights of Filipina

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:30am - 11:55am
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

11:40am

Hamilton International Middle School Chamber Orchestra
The Hamilton Chamber Orchestra is one of the many performing groups at Hamilton International Middle School. This award winning group performed for the Washington State Music Educators Conference in Yakima this year.

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:40am - 12:05pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

11:40am

Mäd Fiddlu
Traditional music on the uniquely Swedish nyckelharpa. Bart and Anna have Swedish roots, are Swedish speakers, and have traveled and studied extensively in Sweden.

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:40am - 12:05pm
Cornish Playhouse

11:40am

Sunshine from Polynesia
We are a Magnolia based Hula Halau (school) and performance group headed by Lita Hoke. We offer Polynesian style entertainment and classes, including Hula, Tahitian, Drumming and ukulele.

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:40am - 12:10pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

11:40am

Stuart Williams and Rich Levine
Stuart and Rich have been musical buddies for nigh on to 40 years. Stuart has studied the fiddling of many of the Northwest’s old time fiddlers who played for the dances in the farming and ranching communities of the old Northwest. He carries on these tra

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:40am - 12:10pm
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

11:40am

Weatherside Whiskey Band
Formed in 2011, this Seattle based alt-country-newgrass ensemble is renowned for their catchy melodies, three-part harmonies, and boot stompin' rhythms.

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:40am - 12:10pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

11:45am

Mirei Zaborac
Japanese koto player.Took lessons in Tokyo and Seattle. Started play in public since 2011.

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:45am - 12:15pm
Center Theatre

11:45am

Cloud Person
Cloud Person is a six-piece band from Seattle, steadily garnering success in the region with their blend of roots folk, psychedelia, spaghetti western, and indie rock.

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:45am - 12:15pm
Vera Project/Gallery

11:45am

Ritim Egzotik
Since Ritim Egzotik first appeared on the Portland Belly Dance scene in 2010 they have worked to combine the traditional Arabic, Turkish and Greek music with the raw energy of Classic Rock. Their passion is for live performance and serving the Belly Dance

Saturday May 24, 2014 11:45am - 12:15pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

12:00pm

Nancy Calos-Nakano and Maria Victoria
Nancy has been involved with the Arts since 1977 in numerous capacities as well as various genres. Utilizes the multi-ethnic arts to bridge understanding within cultures and open dialogue. Telling stories in multiple characters. Maria Victoria, a bilingua

Saturday May 24, 2014 12:00pm - 12:25pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

12:00pm

Mikey Gervais
Mikey's songs will have kids and parents alike dancing, jumping, wiggling and partying all while learning about the amazing science of our beautiful planet. He has been a nature educator for over 12 years and loves volcanoes, trees, animals and plants! 'W

Saturday May 24, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parent Map

12:00pm

Out of Nowhere w/ Ray Polheumus, Caller
The members of Out of Nowhere have been playing for Contradances throughout the Northwest for the last 20 years.

Saturday May 24, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

12:00pm

Bob McQuillen Tune Session hosted by the Rhythm Rollers
We'll play tunes selected from Mac's own compositions and from his favorite traditional contra dance tunes. All instruments and skill levels welcome.

Saturday May 24, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Boeing Green

12:00pm

Introduction to Autoharp Playing
I will teach participants how to hold, tune, put on picks, and play the autoharp to accompany their singing or other instruments. I'll also demonstrate some of the wonderful things you can do as you really become proficient with the instrument. This works

Saturday May 24, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Armory Loft - East

12:00pm

Playing Bones
I will teach and demonstrate how to hold and play bones. I will bring many different styles of bones and different woods for participants to try. I will play few fiddle tunes so participants can experience playing with live music.

Saturday May 24, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Rhythm Tent

12:00pm

Romanian and Croatian Folk Dances
ROMANIAN AND CROATIAN FOLK DANCES ARE AN EXTENSION OF WALKING. FOLKLORE IS WHAT MAKES US WHEALTY, FOLKLORE IS IDENTITY AND FOLKLORE IS THE BUSINESS CARD OF OUR NATION. LET'S ENJOY THE DANCES, THE MUSIC AND THE HAPPINESS OF OUR ROMANIAN AND CROATIAN CULTUR

Saturday May 24, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Armory Loft - West

12:00pm

Singalong with Mooselips
I'll be leading the audience in a variety of classic camp and folk songs and will encourage kids to get up and participate as well. I've so enjoyed doing this for the last few years and would love to do it again!

Saturday May 24, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Cornish Courtyard

12:00pm

Dryland
Filmed over a decade and set in the American West, Dryland traces a young man’s quest to win a rambunctious contest, while battling to save a threatened way of life.

Saturday May 24, 2014 12:00pm - 1:10pm
SIFF Film Center

12:00pm

Pete: The Songs and Times of Pete Seeger
Since 1967, Peter McKee has been an admirer and student of Seeger’s banjo playing and political activism. Peter is a co-founder of the Seattle folk band, “Clallam County”, which has performed together throughout Washington State for the past 33 years.

Saturday May 24, 2014 12:00pm - 1:50pm
EMP JBL Theatre (Narrative Stage): Sponsored by KUOW 94.9 FM

12:10pm

Irene Myers and John Peekstok
Irene and John started jamming a music festival a couple of years ago and have been improvising and writing traditional Swedish tunes ever since. Both have performed and taught traditional music extensively.

Saturday May 24, 2014 12:10pm - 12:30pm
Cornish Playhouse

12:20pm

Hamilton International Middle School Vocal Jazz
Hamilton Vocal Jazz is in it's 3rd year of existence. Last year, Vocal Jazz was selected to be one of the featured student performance groups at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.

Saturday May 24, 2014 12:20pm - 12:45pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

12:20pm

Trejdeksnitis
The ensemble was established in 1962 by Irene Beleiciks. The group seeks to preserve the culture, language and traditions of Latvia through practicing and performing traditional Latvian dances along with new choreographies Most of the performers are first

Saturday May 24, 2014 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

12:20pm

Nu Klezmer Army
Nu Klezmer Army brings new life and energy to the traditional music of the yiddish-speaking jews of Eastern Europe.

Saturday May 24, 2014 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

12:20pm

Vivian & Phil Williams
Vivian and Phil Williams have been performing and documenting the traditional fiddling of the Pacific Northwest since childhood. They have been fundamental in the Northwest Folk and Fiddle scene.

Saturday May 24, 2014 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

12:25pm

Sarungano
Sarungano is a four piece vocal and mbira ensemble which performs traditional and contemporary songs from Zimbabwe. Inspired and informed by a respected list of Zimbabwean musicians, Sarungano brings to the fore a rich tapestry of call and response that s

Saturday May 24, 2014 12:25pm - 12:55pm
Center Theatre

12:30pm

The Moonshine Revival Tent
Bret Fetzer has been telling his original fairy tales around Seattle for over 20 years; this collaboration with the music of Sari Breznau and Eric Padget makes Fetzer's dynamic storytelling all the more lush and evocative.

Saturday May 24, 2014 12:30pm - 12:55pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

12:30pm

Kissing Potion
Though they all now call Seattle home, the 5 women and 4 men of Kissing Potion hail from points near & far. The natives of the Deep South, the Midwest, Jersey, the Bronx, & Seattle spent their weekend nights in their hometowns’ clubs and juke joints, then

Saturday May 24, 2014 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

12:30pm

Urban Wildlife
Urban Wildlife blends the musical histories of each member to incorporate folk, country, pop, indie and alternative. The new album 'Strangers' takes listeners on a journey of birth, death and rebirth.

Saturday May 24, 2014 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Vera Project/Gallery

12:35pm

Hale Bill and the Bopps
Hale Bill and the Bopps perform a tapestry of traditional and recently composed Scandinavian folkdance tunes from Sweden and Norway interwoven with threads from Denmark and Finland.

Saturday May 24, 2014 12:35pm - 1:00pm
Cornish Playhouse

1:00pm

1:00pm

Brandon Vance and Mark Minkler
Two-Time National Scottish Fiddle Champion Brandon Vance has once again joined forces with talented multi-instrumentalist Mark Minkler to release a second duo album of their unique blend of both original and traditional Scottish and Irish maritime fiddle

Saturday May 24, 2014 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

1:00pm

Reilly and Maloney
GINNY REILLY AND DAVID MALONEY (REILLY AND MALONEY) ARE A LEGENDARY SINGER-SONGWRITER FOLK DUO. THEY HAVE RECORDED OVER A DOZEN ALBUMS TOGETHER AND HAVE ENTERTAINED AND NOURISHED FANS AND FOLLOWERS IN THE NORTHWEST AND THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY FOR OVER 40 Y

Saturday May 24, 2014 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

1:00pm

NW Cajun Jammers
We are simple people who love Cajun music and love sharing it with others. We hope you come join us to listen, play enjoy.

Saturday May 24, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Boeing Green

1:00pm

Chicano Stories: Life Through Borders
With Raul Sanchez and Jacque Larrainzar

Raúl comes from a place south where the sun shines fiercely. He is a Translator, who occasionally volunteers as a DJ. His inaugural collection "All Our Brown-Skinned Angels" was nominated for the Washington State Book Award in Poetry for 2013 and is one of the twelve 2014 Jack Straw Writers. 

From 1999 to 2001 Jacque performed with the only Cuban Charanga Orchestra in the Noth West: Charanga Yerbabuena. As a musician she has performed with Lalo Guerrero, Pete Sieger, Richard Egues, and many other internationally known Musicians.  Her music is part of the Smithsonian’s “Woodie Gutrie: Music of Protest in the Americas Collection,” FolkLife, and EMP.  She has been included in the encyclopedia of popular music, and the “who’s who: American Women’s Dictionary. 

Saturday May 24, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Center Theatre

1:00pm

Raymond Ejarque
Raymond Ejarque has performed magic for over 35 years. He started magic when he was ten years old. As a teenager he was trained by some of the worlds top magicians in New York. He has performed hundreds of shows including regular performances at theme par

Saturday May 24, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parent Map

1:00pm

The Dancehall Players w/ Rosemary Lach, Caller
Rosemary Lach and the Dancehall Players have been calling and playing together for English country dance events for more than 10 years. The Dancehall Players play regularly for the weekly English dance in Victoria and have played at the Vancouver, Victori

Saturday May 24, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

1:00pm

World Dance Party
World Dance Party (WDP) is a fun party designed to get neighbors to interact and to celebrate culture and diversity. Everyone from all backgrounds and ages is welcome. It’s a potluck. Several multicultural dances are taught by volunteer instructors in 20-

Saturday May 24, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Armory Loft - West

1:00pm

How to Play Bomba (Puerto Rican Folk Music)
We will teach how to play Bomba (folk music from Puerto Rico). We will demonstrate how to play los bariles (rum barrels), Maracas and Cua's (wood dowels played on the side of the barrel. We will teach how each instrument works together.

Saturday May 24, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Rhythm Tent

1:00pm

Join a Neighborhood Sing-Along!
Experience a neighborhood-style song circle! We have been building musical fellowship in our community with monthly sing-alongs since 1986. Singing along with others builds confidence in one's voice, promotes a sense of community, can sound really powerfu

Saturday May 24, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Cornish Courtyard

1:00pm

Mad Lib Songwriting
The audience will write a song parody in the Mad Lib method. Some songs will be prepared with fill in the blank sheets, I will MadLib requests of songs I kind of know too. I will Mad Lib at least one original song as well.

Saturday May 24, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Armory Loft - East

1:00pm

1:00pm

B Side Ceili Band with Tom Creegan
Some of the strongest Irish Trad players coming together to play some mighty tunes for you to dance to.

Saturday May 24, 2014 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Armory Stage

1:00pm

S and A Irish Entertainment
Samuel Carothers Keator, TMRF, (Teastas Múinteoireachta Rince Foirne) Certified by, “An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha”, Dublin, Ireland

Saturday May 24, 2014 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Armory Stage

1:05pm

Cliff Perry Band
Cliff sings lead and harmonies, for 50 years performing and teaching bluegrass, founded Southfork B-G Band, performs with Laurel Bliss, teaches B-G Band at Shoreline CC. Mary Fleischman played bass with Just Before Dawn and also plays piano, hand drums an

Saturday May 24, 2014 1:05pm - 1:35pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

1:15pm

1:15pm

Joy Mills Band
With the release of their 2nd full-length record in 2014 (title TBA), the Joy Mills Band expands their country-roots sound with soulful, rock'n'roll structures and compelling lyrics. 'Seattle’s liveliest country-flavored act since Neko Case.' - The Strang

Saturday May 24, 2014 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

1:30pm

FACES Dancers/Silangan Singers
Formed by Filipino-American City Employees of Seattle (FACES), this song and dance group has performed extensively at most government functions, civic programs and other activities.

Saturday May 24, 2014 1:30pm - 1:50pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

1:40pm

Above The Sod
Christian and Christine are a married couple that have performed in the Seattle area for almost 20 years with various Celtic and folk ensembles ranging from Irish Trad and Scottish Gealic, to Bluegrass Funk and Celtic Rock. Christian can most often be fou

Saturday May 24, 2014 1:40pm - 2:10pm
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

1:40pm

The Onlies
The Onlies play original and traditional fiddle-driven music, with Celtic, old-time American, and Canadian roots. Members Leo Shannon, Riley Calcagno, and Samantha Braman are Garfield High sophomores who’ve literally played together since birth. Singing a

Saturday May 24, 2014 1:40pm - 2:15pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

1:40pm

Reel Grrls Showcase
Join us for a showcase of short films created by grrls ages 9-21 at Reel Grrls. Reel Grrls educates, mentors, equips, and challenges young women and their allies to make transformative media that envisions a more equitable future.

Saturday May 24, 2014 1:40pm - 2:40pm
SIFF Film Center

1:50pm

FarmStrong
Bringing together about 150 years of bluegrass performance experience, with bands Prairie Flyer, One More Ride, Blue Rooster, Janglebones, Armstrong Lawton Katz, Rural Delivery, Brother's Keeper, Me & the Boys, and Runaway Train, the band puts velvety smo

Saturday May 24, 2014 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

2:00pm

Kalahi Philippine Dance Company
Formerly known as Tropa Filipiniana, we are now KALAHI which comprises of Filipino American youth and adult folk dancers.

Saturday May 24, 2014 2:00pm - 2:20pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

2:00pm

2:00pm

Kelly Montague
Kelly Montague began performing while a student at Garfield High School and continued as a student at Western Washington. He has worked with Big World Breaks, Macklemore, Spruce Street School and Auntmama's Storycorner.

Saturday May 24, 2014 2:00pm - 2:25pm
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parent Map

2:00pm

Copper & Coal
Portland-based Copper & Coal features the sister-esque harmonies of Leslie Beia and Carra Stasney, whose original music is rooted in the era of traditional 50's honky tonk. The full band, including fiddle and pedal steel, aims to get audiences up two-step

Saturday May 24, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

2:00pm

Michael 'Hawkeye' Herman
Michael 'Hawkeye' Herman is one of America's finest acoustic blues guitar players and blues educators. Hawkeye's music is played on radio stations around the globe. He tours and performs internationally. He received the BLues Foundation's 'Keeping The Blu

Saturday May 24, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

2:00pm

Xolie Morra & The Strange Kind
The Strange Kind has a very unique sound, blending classic rock sass and modern melodic style, reminiscent of the Pretenders and Tom Petty, and as mind blowing as Cold Play, with a country kick.

Saturday May 24, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Vera Project/Gallery

2:00pm

Pongo Teen Writing
Pongo mentors come from the fields of mental health, arts education and youth services, broadly. We are united by our belief in the healing power of poetry and writing and perform both poetry by distressed youth and original poetry.

Saturday May 24, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Center Theatre

2:00pm

Writing Fact Through Fiction: Telling India's Untold Stories
Seattle UniversityJournalism professor and novelist Sonora Jha speaks about her book 'Foreign,' which tells the story of farmers' suicides in India through a love story. She will speak about the delights and challenges of writing in different forms in Ind

Saturday May 24, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
EMP JBL Theatre (Narrative Stage): Sponsored by KUOW 94.9 FM

2:00pm

Bubble & Squeak w/ Rosemary Lach, Caller
Bubble & Squeak provides sublime, elegant and raucous music for English country dancing.

Saturday May 24, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

2:00pm

All Ages Drumming
Drum Circle

Saturday May 24, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Rhythm Tent

2:00pm

Childrens Pete Seeger Sing Along
Pete Seeger Sing Along for Kids!

Saturday May 24, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Cornish Courtyard

2:00pm

2:00pm

Stuart Williams and His Gang of Fiddling Sprouts
These are some great young musicians passionate about old time fiddle music. They are carrying on our Northwestern old time dance music tradition with gusto.

Saturday May 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Armory Loft - West

2:00pm

Black Sheep Morris Dancers
With origins lost in the Mists of Time, the Black Sheep have been presenting original and traditional Welsh Border Morris Dances for the edification and amazement of audiences in Canada, the UK, and the US for hundreds of years!

Saturday May 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:50pm
McCaw Promenade

2:00pm

Sound and Fury Morris
Sound & Fury Morris has been dancing around Seattle since the waning days of last century. Sound & Fury is proud to bring olde English traditions to you!

Saturday May 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:50pm
McCaw Promenade

2:00pm

The MossyBack Morris Men
The MossyBack Morris Men are performing Morris based on collections from the South Midlands of England, specifically from the villages of Bledington Bucknell and Ducklington, all in Oxfordshire. They wear white shirts and pants with red suspenders, hats a

Saturday May 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:50pm
McCaw Promenade

2:00pm

Tiddley Cove Morris
Morris dance is a historic English folk dance (over 500 years old) accompanied by musicians. Dancers perform choreographed figures with rhythmic stepping using sticks or hankerchiefs and wearing bells.

Saturday May 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:50pm
McCaw Promenade

2:00pm

Vancouver Morris Men
We perform traditional English dance, song and theatre from the South Midlands (Cotswold Hills) area of England. The dances are of ancient, often unknown origin, and typically celebrate the changing of the seasons.

Saturday May 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:50pm
McCaw Promenade

2:20pm

The Rogue Celtic Experiement
Sean Connors and Daniel Carr are joined by Kevin Carr and Richard Johnson to make up Rogue Celtic Experiment. These men are regulars in and around Ashland Oregon, where they are known for lively, enchanting celtic tunes.

Saturday May 24, 2014 2:20pm - 2:50pm
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

2:25pm

Jeff Leinaweaver
Jeff is a storyteller who shares in the telling of the old stories – myths, folk tales and fairy tales from many different cultures around the world. Jeff tells stories in the mythsinging tradition of Danny Deardorff, Michael Meade, Robert Bly and others

Saturday May 24, 2014 2:25pm - 2:50pm
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parent Map

2:30pm

International Capoeira Angola Foundation / Afro-Latino Arts Educational Project
International Capoeira Angola Foundation it is a non-profit organization founded in seattle in 2003. Since then we are committed to the cultivation, preservation and growth of the capoeira angola. We have been working teaching this art form for kids, yout

Saturday May 24, 2014 2:30pm - 2:50pm
Cornish Playhouse

2:30pm

Pilipino - American Youth Organization Dancers (PAYO)
Formed primarily to instill in the minds of the youth, the beauty of their Filipino heritage; the group has been performing extensively in the Seattle-Tacoma areas and has gained accolades from all sectors of our population.

Saturday May 24, 2014 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

2:30pm

Br'er Rabbit
A nationally touring folk-stomp Americana band based in Bellingham, their first full-length album The Wild North was independently released in March of this year & is available at brerrabbitmusic.com.

Saturday May 24, 2014 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

2:30pm

2:35pm

Barleywine Revue
Red-Hot Tacoma Bluegrass Band Bio: Barleywine Revue, based in Tacoma, was started in 2010 by several musicians who shared a passion for songwriting and performing high-energy bluegrass music. Website: http:--www.barleywinerevue.bandcamp.com Get Recordings

Saturday May 24, 2014 2:35pm - 3:05pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

2:35pm

Rick Fogel / Whamdiddle
Rick Fogel is a distinguished hammer dulcimer performer, luthier and teacher. At festivals and venues across the country, Rick displays virtuosity in his performance of classical, traditional, Celtic, and original compositions.  He has founded the Whamdiddle Dulcimer Company, built hundreds of dulcimers, performed and taught workshops at the Augusta Heritage Center in West Virginia, the Wisconsin Stringalong, and collaborated with the Seattle Symphony on a movie score and recording. Rick was featured in a TV documentary for PBS and NHK Japan on the “Craftsmen of the World” series.

Rick Fogel also teaches at Dusty Strings Music School. 

Saturday May 24, 2014 2:35pm - 3:05pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

2:40pm

Tekla Waterfield and the Sweet Nothings
Tekla Waterfield has toured and performed extensively with Seattle based Americana Folk Rock band, Blvd Park. Classically trained, she's stepping out here, putting her smooth, melodic, power house vocals to a number of her own Indie Alt-Country songs insp

Saturday May 24, 2014 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Vera Project/Gallery

2:45pm

Ole Tinder
Sincere folk country music influenced by Booze and Heartache, Townes Van Zandt, The Byrds, Gram Parsons, Neil Young, Ian Mathews, Gene Clark, The Dillards, John Prine, Flying Burrito Brothers.

Saturday May 24, 2014 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

2:55pm

The Sound of Mumbai
The Sound of Music, with its imagery of mountains and edelweiss, may not seem like a natural fit for India's Maximum City, but the Bombay Chamber Orchestra begs to differ. Recruiting kids from the slums - home to half the city's population - the Orchestra

Saturday May 24, 2014 2:55pm - 4:45pm
SIFF Film Center

3:00pm

DE CAJóN Project
DE CAJóN is born of the rich musical heritage of Peruvian Afro-descendants. “De cajón” is a Peruvian expression meaning “for sure,” “rain or shine,” “without question.” Cajón is also the name of a box-shaped drum, the driving percussive element at the hea

Saturday May 24, 2014 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Cornish Playhouse

3:00pm

The Baggywrinkles
Billions of years ago there was nothing and everything was in darkness. The, with a mighty explosion the universe sprang into being. After a couple of billion years, things cooled enough for life to begin. After that we had a few practices and here we are.

Saturday May 24, 2014 3:00pm - 3:20pm
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

3:00pm

School of Rock
School of Rock is a peformance-based music school. We teach guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals and take students from the lesson room to the stage.

Saturday May 24, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parent Map

3:00pm

Harems, Courts and Politics in the 17th Century India of the Taj Mahal
Built in the late 1500s, the abandoned ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri gives a glimpse into the royal lives of India's Mughal kings who built the Taj Mahal. Indu Sundaresan, author of the Taj trilogy, will take you on a virtual tour of the city and read from

Saturday May 24, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm
EMP JBL Theatre (Narrative Stage): Sponsored by KUOW 94.9 FM

3:00pm

The Lanny Martin Revue w/ Rich Goss, Caller
This band started as a one time gig and became a band. All are members of other Portland area bands.

Saturday May 24, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

3:00pm

Celtic Fiddle Traditions Across Canada
50 minute interactive workshop-performance of how Celtic Fiddle Music came to Canada in the early 17 and 1800s. Over time the music settled in four main regions across Canada, developing their own regional style of playing. Although many tunes are over 20

Saturday May 24, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Armory Loft - East

3:00pm

Road To Rhythm - Six Essential Patterns for Hand Drummers
Family friendly community oriented drum circle, uniting the group in music and joy!

Saturday May 24, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Rhythm Tent

3:00pm

Barbershop A Cappella Singing Workshop
lAS REQUESTED BY JIM ROE: The Chorus of the Seattle SeaChordsmen Barbershop Chorus will present an audience participation workshop of American Barbershop Music, similar to the ones we have done the past 3 years. The audience will be taught about 4-part a

Saturday May 24, 2014 3:00pm - 4:50pm
Cornish Courtyard

3:00pm

Croatian Showcase
The Croatian Showcase will feature Bonaca & Ruze Dalmatinke, Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble, Radost Folk Ensemble, Dave and the Dalmatians, and Gradec Croatian Tamburica Orchestra.

Bonaca specializes in traditional & popular Croatian and Bosnian folk music featuring various vocal and musical styles.  From the stringent open throat style of interior Croatia, to lyrical Dalmatian and Bosnian melodies, this haunting and joyful music is presented in a variety of musical combinations representing historical eras and both western and eastern influences. 

Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble, founded in 1975, perform music and dance of Croatia.  Anacortes, WA, located on Fidalgo Island, is home to VLCDE.  One-quarter of the residents of this unique community are descended from immigrants from another fishing village:  Vela Luka, on the Island of Korčula, Croatia.  The performers in Vela Luka represent four generations of Croatian Americans who have introduced their culture’s extraordinary choreography, music, and instruments to people all over the world.  Forming a cross-cultural link between the Puget Sound region and Croatia, the company strives to preserve Croatian folkways and culture for generations to come.  (http://www.velaluka.org)

Radost has been presenting the traditions and folklore of the Balkans and Eastern Europe since 1976, and passing on the love of folk music and dance to the next generation.  (http://www.radost.org)

Dave and the Dalmatians is nearing 20 years together. We sing acappella music from the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, Italy, Bosnia, Serbia, Corsica and beyond. For more information about what we do, please visit us on the web.  (http://www.daveandthedalmatians.com)

Gradec Croatian Tamburica Orchestra has been performing since 1980. In 1989 the orchestra and dancers toured Croatia and played in many of the villages where the music had originated. It was beautiful to see the elders of these villages watch the performance of their traditions in the costumes they had sewn and embroidered with their own hands. When war broke out in 1992, Gradec was there again, playing at refugee camps and rehabilitation centres, helping people forget their plight if only momentarily through the escape of music and song.Over the last few decades, the group has performed at many community events and old age homes. Recently, Gradec performed as part of the Discover B.C.   

Saturday May 24, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre

3:10pm

Sonerion
The name 'Sonerion', meaning traditional musicians, came from a Breton tunebook residing on Sona's piano. Sonerion unapologetically performs Breton music at full tempo and full volume, with daring and imagination. We believe that the music of Brittany is as significant and distinctive as other musical genres of universal appeal such as tango or jazz. Our mission is to show people why we love it so!

Saturday May 24, 2014 3:10pm - 3:40pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

3:15pm

Seattle Fandango Project
Seattle Fandango Project is a collective of families, artists, activists, educators and students of the fandango tradition. The Fandango traditions of Veracruz, Mexico, use music, singing, and dancing to generate a spirit of convivencia—of living and bein

Saturday May 24, 2014 3:15pm - 3:40pm
Cornish Playhouse

3:15pm

Morning Star Cultural Center
The Morning Star Cultural Center is committed to enriching the lives of those we encounter through artistic expression, educational opportunities, and cultural appreciation. We proudly serve a global community to promote awareness and encourage positive c

Saturday May 24, 2014 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

3:20pm

Renegade Stringband
From their base in Portland, Oregon, Renegade Stringband plays hard driving bluegrass on stages and in the streets. Their repertoire runs the gamut from original ballads to covers of songs by Tom Waits, and Ella Fitzgerald. The Seattle Observer has descri

Saturday May 24, 2014 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

3:20pm

Vince Mtz. & The Great Blue Yonder
Vince Martinez is a Seattle-based americana singer-songwriter originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Vince and his band, The Great Blue Yonder, perform in and around Seattle and have increasingly been receiving recognition for their engaging live performan

Saturday May 24, 2014 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Vera Project/Gallery

3:30pm

John Gothard
From Liverpool England. At an early age my parents taught me to appreciate singing. Later I was introduced to the Folk revival and spent many hours sing in the back rooms of pubs, notably Oily Joe's on the dock rd in Liverpool.

Saturday May 24, 2014 3:30pm - 3:55pm
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

3:30pm

The Ganges River Band
Named Best Country Band in Seattle by Seattle Weekly, The Ganges River Band moved to Seattle from Houston in 2010. We released our first full length album in April 2013.

Saturday May 24, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

3:30pm

Thai Folk Dance for Happiness
Present and teach a basic Thai Folk dance routine to the participants. The presentation will describe the dance story, and teach basic dance moves to an active audience. The goal is to promote health and happiness to all participants via Thai dance moveme

Saturday May 24, 2014 3:30pm - 4:50pm
Armory Loft - West

3:40pm

Haguchu Garinagu
Hagucha Garinagu began with the intention of expanding the appreciation of the uniqueness of the Garifuna culture through song and dance. Garifunas are Africans that resisted slavery in the 1600s.These marooned Africans which initially marooned on the St

Saturday May 24, 2014 3:40pm - 4:00pm
Cornish Playhouse

3:50pm

Bluegrass Finale!
Saturday May 24, 2014 3:50pm - 4:00pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

4:00pm

Fun With Argentine Tango!
Join us for a fun filled Argentine Tango workshop! This workshop will explore a tango combination using Parada (stop) and Pasada (pass). A fun and easy way to give you the Argentine Tango look!

Saturday May 24, 2014 4:00pm - 4:25pm
Armory Stage

4:00pm

Armstrong Lawton Katz
Armstrong Lawton Katz brings together 3 seminal area acoustic musicians with an exceptional musical chemistry to play music from the Appalachians and beyond, including Piedmont blues, bluegrass, old-time and country music.

Saturday May 24, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

4:00pm

Kaleidoscope Collective Performing Arts Company
Kaleidoscope Collective Performing Arts Company is an alternative dance company comprised of professional level performing artists from multiple disciplines and genres of the performing arts. The company's goals is tri-fold: to bring awareness and educati

Saturday May 24, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parent Map

4:00pm

Contra Sutra w/ Kelsey Hartman, Caller
In the last few years, Contra Sutra has become one of the premier touring contra dance bands from the Pacific Northwest. Most of us are in multiple bands that tour nationally. We’ve played weekends like Spring Fever at Monte Toyon, CA, and Balance the Bay

Saturday May 24, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

4:00pm

Lead Blues Guitar
I will have all participants playing basic blues lead guitar in less than 1 hour by explaining the blues scale, chord changes, and blues turnarounds.

Saturday May 24, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Armory Loft - East

4:00pm

Salmon Run Drum Story
Jump in for an original Story/Song that combines simple patterns and group movement based on the names of our favorite fish. On the journey, drummers are encouraged to play their favorite (migrate) or make one up (spawn!) It’s fun for the whole family 5+ and the younger ones can play around the edges.  

Saturday May 24, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Rhythm Tent

4:00pm

Slow/Beginner Old-Time Jam in D
Bring an instrument suitable for playing old-time tunes in the key of D and join the jam! This will be a slower, low-pressure jam intended for relative beginners, but don't let that stop you if you're a more advanced player who's willing to keep things sl

Saturday May 24, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Boeing Green

4:00pm

Crankie Show
Sue Truman brings 40 years of fiddling a folk artistry to her crankie making. Rich Hill is an award winning Gaelic singer. Skye Richendrfer is an award winning piper and Exec. Dir. of the Celtic Arts Foundation.

Saturday May 24, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Center Theatre

4:05pm

Strikes A Bell
Members of Strikes A Bell met at Northwest Seaport’s Monthly Chantey Sing where sea chanteys and other maritime music are sung aboard historic vessels and in other great venues.   This group sings familiar and catchy sea songs guaranteed to get all members of the audience joining in on the chorus.  The crew consists of new and old members of the Seattle maritime scene and includes Laura Bassett, Cat Fox, Jean Geiger (music director), Helen Gilbert, David Kessler, Cassie Owens, Wayne Palsson (leader), Dan Roberts, Pierre Rose, Steve Whinihan, and Mary Wilson.

Saturday May 24, 2014 4:05pm - 4:30pm
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

4:05pm

Julia Massey and the five finger discount
ulia Massey & The Five Finger Discount is a sweetly trippy, magical musical trio led by dreamy flaxen-blonde vocalist-keyboardist Julia and flanked by her happily-raging rhythm section, Geoff B. Gibbs (bass) and Dominic Cortese (drums). On their new full-

Saturday May 24, 2014 4:05pm - 4:35pm
Vera Project/Gallery

4:10pm

Grupo Bayano and Hijos de Agüeybaná
A Seattle-based Caribbean dance and music group, Grupo Bayano was founded in 1984 by Puerto Rican, Jamaican, Honduran, Colombian, and Panamanian young women who were very committed to the values of collaboration, cultural expression, community building, and unity. Grupo Bayano was named after a Maroon Community in what is now Panamá that won autonomy from colonial Spain in 1570 due to the unity forged among African and Indigenous Peoples. Grupo Bayano is currently focusing on the history, song, percussion, and dance of Bomba from Puerto Rico. 
Hijos de Aguebana is a Puerto Rican group with over ten years experience both of performing and offering workshops and courses on the historical and cultural significance of the genre of bomba. 

Saturday May 24, 2014 4:10pm - 4:45pm
Cornish Playhouse

4:25pm

The Rogue & Noir Tango Orchestra
Founded in 2002 to play for Argentine Tango dancing, Folklife and the Tango Ball. Perform each November for ethnic heritage festival at Crossroads, Bellevue.

Saturday May 24, 2014 4:25pm - 5:05pm
Armory Stage

4:40pm

Broadside and the Handsome Cabin Boys
Broadside & the Handsome Cabin Boys bears roots in the maritime community going back to the 1980s. The present lineup is well known in the Puget Sound for their energetic take on maritime music.

Saturday May 24, 2014 4:40pm - 5:05pm
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

4:40pm

Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
Cahalen and Eli are from Seattle, and pursue brother duets in a new-old time and bluegrass format.

Saturday May 24, 2014 4:40pm - 5:10pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

4:40pm

Tayla Lynn with Grammy Winning Guitarist Eric Tingstad
Loretta Lynns Grandaughter - Tayla Lynn plus Grammy Winner from the duo Tingstad & Rumbel - Eric Tingstad on Guitar

Saturday May 24, 2014 4:40pm - 5:10pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

4:45pm

4:45pm

Nonesuch
Nonesuch English Country Dance was founded in 1987 to demonstrate the beauty of English Country dance and to interest new people in attending the community dances. The group performs at ethnic festivals, nursing homes, community centers and other events i

Saturday May 24, 2014 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

4:45pm

Tiny Messengers
The sound of Tiny Messengers is all at once rooted in Americana and delicately layered in an atmosphere of psychedelic crooning. Tiny Messengers is set to be releasing their first full length album by spring 2014. Since forming in 2011, Tiny Messengers ha

Saturday May 24, 2014 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Vera Project/Gallery

5:00pm

Sol 'Roundman' Weber
Sol 'Roundman' Weber, the Johnny Appleseed of round singing -- collecting and leading excellent rounds old and new, beautiful, funny, silly, clever. Praised by Pete Seeger, Peter Schickele, CNN, Village Voice, SingOut, New York Magazine, and many more.

Saturday May 24, 2014 5:00pm - 5:25pm
Cornish Courtyard

5:00pm

The Dip
The Dip formed in 2012 to provide a much needed dose of authentic soul and funk to the local university house party scene. After many sweaty nights of endless booty shakin', police head achin' , and even some barbeque makin', The Dip decided that it was t

Saturday May 24, 2014 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

5:00pm

Bakelite 78
Bakelite 78′s repertoire is an eclectic mix of swing, Dixieland, blues, proto-country, and cabaret, as well as a plethora of originals in hybrids of these styles. The band was born to keep classic crooner vocals & speak-easy jazz-lounge-cabaret alive.

Saturday May 24, 2014 5:00pm - 5:40pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

5:00pm

Fabulous French Country Dances with Eileen and Feu de Joie
We love to introduce folks to French country dance and its special music. All the dances will be taught by one of the best dance teachers in Seattle and will be fine for both beginners and those familiar with the style. The band is a traditional mix of Bo

Saturday May 24, 2014 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Armory Loft - West

5:00pm

Beginning Hammer Dulcimer
I will talk about tuning, playing positions, hammers, playing styles, chords, buying a hammer dulcimer, and I will teach a simple tune to those that bring a hammer dulcimer.

Saturday May 24, 2014 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Armory Loft - East

5:00pm

Puerto Rican and Cuban Percussion Workshop
We will begin working with Yuba. Yuba, is a 6-8 rhythm with both support and lead rhythms. Songs and breaks are vital to playing this form of music. Phase 3, Begin to learn how to play Bembe music. There are many forms of Bembe music. We will be working a

Saturday May 24, 2014 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Rhythm Tent

5:00pm

Rhythms Of India Dance School
Bhangra has been part of my life since I was 8 years old. Not only do I enjoy dancing bhangra, but I am just as passionate about teaching it and taking it to another level by training enough bhangra dancers who can carry on this legacy by sharing it with

Saturday May 24, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parent Map

5:00pm

Hooray for Bollywood
Hindi cinema is not only one of the largest centers of film production in the world, it also features some of the most exciting, colorful, accomplished, and catchy song and dance numbers. Join us for a selection of some of the best musical numbers from Bo

Saturday May 24, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
SIFF Film Center

5:05pm

Tango Dance Demo
Tango Dance Demo featuring: Conrad McGreal & Juliet McMains, Gabriela Condrea & David Huh, Greg Constantino & Partner, Greg Rolnick & Nicole Adams, Jenny Mulligan & Partner, Koa Hons & Vivian Konstantakos, Maureen Munoz & Partner, Patty Leverett & Ken Brown, Victoria Parasochka and Vladimir Pino, and Tony Fan & Ilana Rubin.

 

 

 

 


Saturday May 24, 2014 5:05pm - 5:20pm
Armory Stage

5:10pm

Shanghaied on the Willamette
Shanghaied on the willamette is the lively musical duo of Jonathan Lay and Gordy Euler, who hail from Portland, Oregon. They perform songs and tunes "plundered from land and sea", including traditional Celtic, English and Olt-Time American music, with an emphasis on maritime music and songs of the sea. They accompany their vocal harmonies with a "fleet" of acoustic instruments, including fiddle, bodhran (Irish drum), guitar, mandola, tin whistles, harmonicas and banjo. They have been performing for 21 years, and first performed at the Northwest Folklife Festival in 1994.

Saturday May 24, 2014 5:10pm - 5:35pm
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

5:10pm

The West Coast Fiddlers
The West Coast Fiddlers are an entertaining group of school-aged children and young adult fiddlers under the direction of Roxanna and Sarah Sabir. They were invited to perform at the 2010 Winter Olympics and have represented Canada performing and touring

Saturday May 24, 2014 5:10pm - 5:40pm
Center Theatre

5:20pm

Reid Jamieson
Vancouver’s Reid Jamieson shines his light with an incredible voice, therapeutic lyrics, and magical way with melodies. A regular on Vinyl Cafe, and winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest (folk), Reid's original recordings feature guests Samantha P

Saturday May 24, 2014 5:20pm - 5:50pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

5:20pm

The Cumberland Brothers
The Cumberland Brothers are Archie Pateman (co-founder of Vancouver roots band, The Breakmen) and side-man fiddle sensation, Jack Roland. The two young men specialize in brother harmony style country music and present it with the simple but proficient sup

Saturday May 24, 2014 5:20pm - 5:50pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

5:20pm

Chicharra Tango
Chicharra Tango is a Seattle-based tango ensemble playing smoky Argentine tango classics from the Golden Age. Whether you’re in the mood to dance, or simply sip a glass of red wine and relax to the rhythm of Buenos Aires, they will transport you to that wonderful land of fiery passion and heartbreak.

Saturday May 24, 2014 5:20pm - 6:00pm
Armory Stage

5:30pm

Fire & Ice Irish Dance Company
Founded in 2001, Fire & Ice Irish Dance Company is a multi-age team dedicated to the art of ensemble choreography as well as traditional Irish step dance.

Saturday May 24, 2014 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

5:30pm

Inly

Following the unfortunate events at their beloved bar Cafe Racer, and years of saying, "Man, we should make music together!", Inly was formed as members of Gravey Grime Girls and Corespondents wrote their first song to honor their friends and community. Inly serves a heavy dose of heartbreaking psych twang, with vocal harmonies that are as sweet and clean as they are haunting. Full of kickline-choral hooks, effortless harmonies and a real celebration of a klezmer-like sadness, Inly's 6 piece indie roots has a playful boldness that is as worbley as a ship and steady as a train.


Saturday May 24, 2014 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Vera Project/Gallery

5:30pm

Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society Sing-Along
This a sing-along of Gilbert & Sullivan operetta songs for any number of their operettas. We will have cast members, an accompanist, a conductor and music and lyrics. The participants will be encouraged to sing along with our singers.

Saturday May 24, 2014 5:30pm - 6:50pm
Cornish Courtyard

5:40pm

William Pint & Felicia Dale
Long time performers of maritime music, touring & recording for 20+ years.

Saturday May 24, 2014 5:40pm - 6:00pm
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

5:45pm

Spirit of Ojah
Spirit of Ojah has been performing for the past several years around the Pacific Northwest, Oregon, Washington, & Idaho with their upbeat, danceable mix of highlife, soukous, reggae and funk. Spirit of Ojah is led and arranged by legendary Ghanaian drumme

Saturday May 24, 2014 5:45pm - 6:15pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

5:55pm

5:55pm

Seattle Cello eXperiment
Local cellist and teacher, Peter Williams, founded the Seattle Cello eXperiment (aka, Cello X) in 2010 as an ensemble of his most advanced cello students. Our mission is to push musical boundries and explore the sonic possibilities when 8 or more cellists

Saturday May 24, 2014 5:55pm - 6:25pm
Center Theatre

6:00pm

Foxtrot with Nancy and Dean
Experienced teachers make dancing fun for all levels!

Saturday May 24, 2014 6:00pm - 6:10pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

6:00pm

Bucharest Drinking Team
BDT has been pleasing audiences with their blend of music and theatrics since 2010. They are an instant party of people who, incidentally, play really good music.

Saturday May 24, 2014 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

6:00pm

The Pine Hearts
The Pine Hearts music has it's base in traditional mountain music and is infused with elements of Cajun- zydeco, indie-rock, folk and country. The group's core are vocalists-banjo player Lob Strilla, and vocalist-guitarist Joe Capoccia. Bassist Ryan Cough

Saturday May 24, 2014 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

6:00pm

Peckin' Out Dough w/ Joanna Stodden, Caller
Peckin' Out Dough got its start when David joined Tony, Catherine and Brigid for a square dance at the Gypsy Cafe; Emily we met through the Conor Byrne old time jam. And we just like to play together!

Saturday May 24, 2014 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Armory Loft - West

6:00pm

From the Delta to Chicago: Guitar Styles from the Early Blues Era, 1925-1940
A survey of pre-war acoustic blues guitar styles, including Delta, Piedmont, Texas, Memphis, and Chicago.

Saturday May 24, 2014 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Armory Loft - East

6:00pm

50 Feet of Song - Field Recordings for the 21st Century
Inspired by the work of American folklorist Alan Lomax, 50 Feet sets out to create field recordings for the 21st century. The 50 Feet here refers to the one cartridge of Super 8 film that the sessions are shot on. 50 Feet of Film equals about 3 minutes of


Saturday May 24, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
SIFF Film Center

6:00pm

Open Drum Jam
We will be playing drums and danceing the public will be able to join in .

Saturday May 24, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Rhythm Tent

6:10pm

La Pena Flamenca de Seattle
The musicians and dancers of La Pena are advanced or former students of Marco and Rubina Carmona who have become professionals on the Seattle scene. See them with La Pena and other ensembles.

Saturday May 24, 2014 6:10pm - 6:40pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

6:10pm

Al's Novelty Syncopators
Al's Novelty Syncopators came together around a dozen years ago, the result of four local musicians passion for 1920's popular and dance music. The Syncopators have for many a year performed at Folklife, love to play for dancers and have a goal to bring t

Saturday May 24, 2014 6:10pm - 7:00pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

6:30pm

Maracatu NW
Maracatu NW is a collection of Pacific Northwest musicians and performers that come together to share the cultural richness of Maracatu music of Northeast Brazil.

Saturday May 24, 2014 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

6:35pm

RedDog
Three boys, no waiting. Country blues, three-part harmony, voices like honey. Doug Yule on fiddle, Tom Collicott on guitar and banjo, Cary Lung on mandolin. All on vocals.

Saturday May 24, 2014 6:35pm - 7:05pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

6:40pm

Nathaniel Talbot
Representing a unique synthesis of old-time picking and the indie here-and-now, Talbot combines lush and lyrical stories with complex guitar work.

Saturday May 24, 2014 6:40pm - 7:10pm
Center Theatre

6:45pm

Skitnik
We call ourselves a Balkan band, but we play music from around the world. We are: alto & bari sax, clarinet, trumpet, concertina, mandolin, accordion, and percussion. Born in a supernova...no really.

Saturday May 24, 2014 6:45pm - 7:15pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

6:45pm

The Warren G. Hardings
The Warren G. Hardings are a high-energy stringband from Seattle, Washington. Heavily influenced by America’s roots, folk and bluegrass heritage, they belong to a generation of young musicians that continues to evolve and adapt these acoustic traditions f

Saturday May 24, 2014 6:45pm - 7:15pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

6:50pm

Bailadores Mi Panama
We bring Panama to life via dance, using original choreography and traditional dance.

Saturday May 24, 2014 6:50pm - 7:20pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

7:00pm

One Step with Nancy and Dean
Experienced dancers make dancing fun for all levels!

Saturday May 24, 2014 7:00pm - 7:10pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

7:00pm

Kierah Raymond
Multi-award winning Celtic Fiddler Kierah received a 2013 Canadian Folk Music Award for 'Young Performer of the Year'. Kierah has her certification as a classical violin teacher with the Royal Conservatory of Music but playing the fiddle is her passion. K

Saturday May 24, 2014 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

7:00pm

Pampa
From Quechua, pampa, meaning 'plain”, are the fertile South American lowlands, that include the Argentine provinces of Buenos Aires, La Pampa, Entre Ríos and Córdoba, most of Uruguay, and southern Brazil. I always wanted to use the word mannahatta (the Le

Saturday May 24, 2014 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Vera Project/Gallery

7:00pm

Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag
The Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag is a group of young musicians that play traditional Scandinavian music. The word “lilla” in Swedish means young while the word “spelman” means fiddler and “lag” is a guild or society. Young people from age 8 to 18 come togeth

Saturday May 24, 2014 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Armory Stage

7:00pm

Porterbelly Stringband w/ Charmaine Slaven, Caller
The Porterbelly Strinband is a Rock n' Roll band from 200 years ago.

Saturday May 24, 2014 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Armory Loft - West

7:00pm

Lucy Horton Band Songwriting Workshop
Join the Lucy Horton Band in this songwriting workshop for all levels. Demystify popular songs by artists such as Taylor Swift and Adele and learn how to dive into writing your own original pop song!

Saturday May 24, 2014 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Armory Loft - East

7:00pm

Encore
Encore is a song and dance troupe of energetic young people who are students at Do Re Mi School of the Arts in Scottsdale, Arizona. Do Re Mi was founded over twenty five years ago as a school to teach young people self confidence through musical performance.

Saturday May 24, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Cornish Courtyard

7:00pm

Jack Straw Writers Program Alumni Featuring Larry Crist, Mitsu Sundvall, Annette Spaulding-Convy, Roberto Ascalon, and Anna Balint with Music by Ronin 2
The Jack Straw Writers were first exposed to Words and Jazz at Greenwood's Couth Buzzard Bookstore. The writers loved the opportunity to perform their written works in collaboration with the improvising musicians in Ronin 2. This group includes writers fr

Saturday May 24, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cornish Playhouse

7:00pm

Huong Viet Performing Arts Group
Huong Viet Performing Arts Group mission is to promote and popularize Vietnamese traditional music and dance

Saturday May 24, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre

7:00pm

Melody Institute
The students of Melody Xie have been active in the Pacific Northwest for about 20 years & have performed in many events with the all kinds of Chinese & Asian dances.

Saturday May 24, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre

7:00pm

Minyou Japanese Folk Dancers
This Japanese folk Dancing group is consisted of mainly Japanese-American Ladies of Seattle. These cheerful ladies and Emiko Nakamura the choreographer of the group met about three years ago and formed a dance team via Japan Cultural Center in Seattle.

Saturday May 24, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre

7:00pm

Siam Smile Dance
Pimana Thichalad has been performing and teaching Thai classical and Thai Folk dance for over 50 years. She has performed in Thailand, USA, Bhutan, Australia, and Canada. Siam Smile has performed at the NW Folklife Festival every year since 2006.

Saturday May 24, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre

7:10pm

Tom Rawson
Seattle folksinger Tom Rawson is the Northwest’s very own version of Pete Seeger. Armed with longneck banjo and other weapons of mass delight, Tom is a master of warmth and wit who loves to share his musical treasures with an 'I know something you don't know and you're gonna love it too' kind of smile. Tune up your vocal chords--you'll need 'em!

Saturday May 24, 2014 7:10pm - 7:40pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

7:10pm

The Speak Easy Band
Formed in 2004, Speak Easy plays from authentic 'stock arrangements'. These were published orchestrations of popular music, ours are mostly from the 1920s and early '30s. This music is a recreation of the sound as it would have been heard from many dance

Saturday May 24, 2014 7:10pm - 8:00pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

7:15pm

Charles St. Messengers
The Gravity Kings' jazzy, soulful groove-based Cadillac funk is born from the eclectic tastes of its motley crew of players. Started as an old skool funk project in the fall of 2010, the Gravity Kings' grooves and arrangements make dance floors bounce and

Saturday May 24, 2014 7:15pm - 7:45pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

7:20pm

House of Tarab
House of Tarab is Seattle Premier Arabic Music Ensemble specializing in music from the 'Golden Age of Cairo' 1940's- 1970's

Saturday May 24, 2014 7:20pm - 7:50pm
Center Theatre

7:30pm

Ivan-da-Mar'ya
“Ivan-da-Mar’ya” Folk Dance Ensemble was created in 2008 by choreographer Maria Levochkina at the Russian Community Center in Redmond. We do our best to never miss a single major folk festival in Seattle. Some of the events that we performed at are: Cross

Saturday May 24, 2014 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

7:30pm

Eurodanceparty USA
Eurodanceparty USA are seven American musicians who got together in 2013 to play superfun danceclub remixes of some of their favorite Eastern European folk and popular songs. The band features current and former members of Orkestar Zirkonium, Nu Klezmer A

Saturday May 24, 2014 7:30pm - 8:05pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

7:30pm

The Student Loan String Band
Together for more than eight years, The Student Loan is a progressive-acoustic newgrass project based out of Portland, Oregon. This innovative quartet's diverse style transcends genre, fusing elements of jazz, blues, rock and jam with traditional bluegras

Saturday May 24, 2014 7:30pm - 8:05pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

7:40pm

The Doon
The acoustic duo Sean Connors and Daniel Carr add style and color to familiar Celtic tunes with a unique West Coast style.

Saturday May 24, 2014 7:40pm - 8:15pm
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

7:45pm

Corespondents
Corespondents is an instrumental Seattle band that makes guitar- based musical stylings that incorporate non-western instrumentation such as the Vietnamese dan-bao and the Greek bouzouki - while still appealing to metal heads, noisers, guitar-wankers, aud

Saturday May 24, 2014 7:45pm - 8:15pm
Vera Project/Gallery

7:45pm

Peter M. Uhrbrand and Ole Mouritzen
Both musicians tradition-bearer and Grammy-price winners at The Danish Music Awards.

Saturday May 24, 2014 7:45pm - 8:20pm
Armory Stage

7:50pm

Ryegrass
Ryegrass was birthed ages ago by banjoist extraordinaire Lynn Oliver, who passed away last year.  He is survived by John Burke, a fiddle legend of the 60's and 70's old time revival; Jim Hanna, a county singer and songwriting veteran, Paul Michel, a survivor of multiple acoustic genres, and Chip Diemond, as steady as a bass player gets.

Saturday May 24, 2014 7:50pm - 8:20pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

8:00pm

Sean Murphy
Sean likes writing jokes and telling them to people.

Saturday May 24, 2014 8:00pm - 8:20pm
Center Theatre

8:00pm

The Braxmatics
'Dropping rhythm bombs that make you shake, the kind of joy only ruckus can make, however you vote there is no debate, this sound is 100% real-impossible to fake, come catch the spectacle we will create! The Braxmatics bring chiseled dance party funk musi

Saturday May 24, 2014 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

8:00pm

Hands4 w/ Noah Grunzweig, Caller
For a decade Hands4 has delivered high-energy music to dance halls throughout the Pacific Northwest. Combining seldom-heard traditional tunes with originals by band members and other musicians, Hands4 brings a fresh flavor and excitement to the dance hall

Saturday May 24, 2014 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

8:00pm

Real Doozies w/ Tony Mates, Caller
We have been playing as a band together for 10 years, playing for squares and contras mostly in Seattle. The performers have known each other for over 30 years. All performers playing different types of bands such as Cajun, Norteno, and French-Canadian.

Saturday May 24, 2014 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Armory Loft - West

8:00pm

Play the Didgeridoo!
Learn to play the fun and fascinating Australian Aboriginal instrument--the Didgeridoo! Starting with a tribute to it's cultural roots, participants will learn to launch the basic drone. The creation of rhythms, shaping of sounds and texture, overtones an

Saturday May 24, 2014 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Armory Loft - East

8:10pm

Radost Folk Ensemble
Radost has been presenting the traditions and folklore of the Balkans and Eastern Europe since 1976, and passing on the love of folk music and dance to the next generation.

Saturday May 24, 2014 8:10pm - 8:40pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

8:20pm

8:20pm

The Lil' Smokies
Hailing from the utopian garden city, known as Missoula, MT, The Lil' Smokies are tighter than a speedo on Tommy Lee. Seamlessly blending together folk, new grass, americana, and traditional bluegrass, the Lil' Smokies are an update to an old genre. Since

Saturday May 24, 2014 8:20pm - 9:00pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

8:25pm

Cameron Mazzuca
One of Seattles most promising up and coming comedians.

Saturday May 24, 2014 8:25pm - 8:45pm
Center Theatre

8:25pm

Puirt na Gael
All four musicians In Puirt na Gael have years of experience playing Scottish & Cape Breton music. The band plays mostly socially, with the odd gig for fun!

Saturday May 24, 2014 8:25pm - 9:00pm
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

8:30pm

Eric Madis
The Seattle Times calls Eric Madis "a fine blues guitarist who knows a thing or two about Hawaiian slack key."  Northwest Folklife called him "a well-loved Seattle bluesman."  The Stranger referred to his music as "fresh, original blues."  And Victory Review calls Eric "a highly gifted guitarist, slide guitarist, blues and jazz musician who covers a diverse bag with ease."

Eric also teaches at Dusty Strings Music School. 

Saturday May 24, 2014 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

8:30pm

Colt Kraft Band
We've all been musicians in Seattle in one way or another for the past seven years or so. We've had fun playing at many of the great venues in this city, and now we’re grateful to have the chance to play at Folk Life!

Saturday May 24, 2014 8:30pm - 9:05pm
Vera Project/Gallery

8:35pm

Smilin' Scandinavians
The Smilin' Scandinavians have spent nearly twenty years perfecting their fun blend of polka music and humor.  In that time they've become one of the Northwest's premier polka bands appearing all around the region.

Saturday May 24, 2014 8:35pm - 9:10pm
Armory Stage

8:45pm

Klyntel (Kly-N-Tel)
Klyntel is an original R&B Band based out of Seattle that started out as a jam band. In 2010, they added lead vocalist, Todd Brown who was signed to Motown Records, worked with MC Hammer & has toured the world to add the soulful vocals to the band, just w

Saturday May 24, 2014 8:45pm - 9:15pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

8:45pm

Jay Thomas with The Cantaloupes
4 time Earshot winner of Golden Ear Award and Hall of fame member...internationally recognised multi-instrumentalist.

Saturday May 24, 2014 8:45pm - 10:00pm
Cornish Playhouse

8:50pm

Henrietta Comedy
A rising star in the Seattles talented comedy scene.

Saturday May 24, 2014 8:50pm - 9:10pm
Center Theatre

8:50pm

Karoun Dance Ensemble
Karoun Dance Ensemble sepcializes in dances of the Persian speaking world, including Iran, and Central Asia. The ensemble's repertoire includes dances set to both traditional and contemporary Persian classical music, and regional dances of Iran, Tajikista

Saturday May 24, 2014 8:50pm - 9:20pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

9:00pm

The Nettles w/ Lynn Ackerson, Caller
The Nettles have played Celtic Folkadelic dance music at dance camps, festivals, concerts and clubs in the Pacific Northwest since 1996, and they've toured the U.S. east coast, west coast and Canada. Irish music, Scottish music, American Oldtime, The Nett

Saturday May 24, 2014 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

9:15pm

Yogi Paliwal
Yogi Paliwal is a mensch he is as grand as he is jolly. A man of the finer things in life Bob Ross is his Idol.

Saturday May 24, 2014 9:15pm - 9:35pm
Center Theatre

9:20pm

Prom Queen
Prom Queen's sound is cinematic, vintage and dark: drawing comparisons to classic artists such as the Roy Orbison, Nancy Sinatra and Loretta Lynn as well as contemporary artists such as Cat's Eyes, Lana Del Rey, Broadcast and Dirty Beaches. After the succ

Saturday May 24, 2014 9:20pm - 9:55pm
Vera Project/Gallery

9:25pm

Skolkis
Skolkis has been performing together around the Pacific Northwest for the past four years, and last summer toured in Sweden. The quartet is known for their layered harmonies, driving rhythm, and high energy on stage.

Saturday May 24, 2014 9:25pm - 10:00pm
Armory Stage

9:30pm

Alchemy Tap Project
The Alchemy Tap Project is a different kind of dance company. Focusing on developing the next generation of young hoofers, ATP was founded on the principle that neither percussion nor dance are restricted to one style of music. We strive to demonstrate th

Saturday May 24, 2014 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

9:30pm

Soul Senate
Soul Senate bridges the decidedly funky soul of the 60s & early 70s with modern sounds.

Saturday May 24, 2014 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

9:40pm

Evan Morrison
Evan Morrison is a Seattle based comedian. He is a regular performer at spots all over the northwest, including The Comedy Underground, Laughs Comedy Spot, and Tacoma Comedy Club.

Saturday May 24, 2014 9:40pm - 10:00pm
Center Theatre
 
Sunday, May 25
 

11:00am

The Baltuck Garrard Family Storytelling
Naomi and Thom are the matriach and patriach of the Baltuck-Garrard family storytelling dynasty.Their dynamic tandem storytelling has been delighting adult and family audiences for three decades. Naomi is also and author and recordign artist whose books a

Sunday May 25, 2014 11:00am - 11:20am
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

11:00am

Julian Smedley w/ Greg Ruby
Julian Smedley is a violinist with a 35 year performing history with jazz music. As a co-founder of both the Django Reinhardt, influenced Bowles Brothers Band in England and the Hot Club of San Francisco in California, It wasnt long before he was introduc

Sunday May 25, 2014 11:00am - 11:25am
Cornish Playhouse

11:00am

Kisbetyarok Hungarian Family Dancers
Kisbetyarok is celebrating its 30th season this year and has performed at Folklife for most of those 30 years! We are a family dance group sponsored by the Hungarian American Association of WA.

Sunday May 25, 2014 11:00am - 11:30am
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

11:00am

Shahrazad Dance Ensemble of Seattle
In a colorful, lively performance, we present folkloric  versions of debke from the Levant, Egyptian Saidi dance, khalegy from the Gulf States, and Moroccan dance.

Sunday May 25, 2014 11:00am - 11:30am
Center Theatre

11:00am

Alouest
Alouest is a dynamic musical folk group from the community of Maillardville, British Columbia representing the French traditions of the Habitant, Acadian, French Metis and the Cajun people.

Sunday May 25, 2014 11:00am - 11:30am
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

11:00am

KAZE DAIKO
Kaze Daiko, a youth performance group, uses taiko (Japanese drums) to teach Japanese and Japanese American culture and heritage; help members develop discipline and self-confidence; support diversity and tolerance; and foster unity and teamwork.

Sunday May 25, 2014 11:00am - 11:30am
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

11:00am

Ke Liko A'e O Lei Lehua
Hawaiian and Tahitian dancing; have been in existence since 1974.

Sunday May 25, 2014 11:00am - 11:30am
Bagley Wright Theatre

11:00am

Seattle Mandolin Orchestra
The Seattle Mandolin Orchestra exists to preserve, promote, and extend America’s mandolin ensemble tradition. Featuring the entire mandolin family of instruments, including mandolin, mandola, mandocel

Sunday May 25, 2014 11:00am - 11:30am
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

11:00am

The Wiretappers
The Wiretappers are a Puget Sound area acoustic string band playing a great mix of Western swing, honky-tonk and old country classics, bluegrass, gypsy jazz, funky folk and a lot of other fun-to-listen-and-dance-to music. We feature great instrumentalists

Sunday May 25, 2014 11:00am - 11:30am
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

11:00am

Klez Chaos Contra Orchestra w/ Sherry Nevins, Caller
Klez Chaos is a community orchestra playing traditional and contemporary Klezmer music from Eastern Europe & America, arranged to provide an exciting and flavorful contradance experience!

Sunday May 25, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

11:00am

Seattle Family Dance for All
Seattle Family Dance presents our regular monthly dance for all ages at the Northwest Folklife Festival. If you can walk, you can dance. Live music and friendly callers share traditional north American dance traditions for all ages and abilities.

Sunday May 25, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Vera Project/Gallery

11:00am

Capoeira Angola
Capoeira Angola is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines acrobatics, music, history and philosophy. This class will include basic capoeira movements, rhythms, and songs in Portuguese.

Sunday May 25, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parent Map

11:00am

Dora Oliveira's Brazilian Dance Workshop
Dora Oliveira will be leading this Brazilian dance workshop for all ages, demonstrating an exhilarating mixture of traditional to contemporary and popular movements. Ideally, this would be a 45 minute workshop.

Sunday May 25, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Armory Loft - West

11:00am

Piedmont Blues Guitar
Piedmont Blues based on the picking styles of: John Jackson; Blind Boy Fuller; Reverend Gary Dvis; John Cephas; and Robert Johnson.

Sunday May 25, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Armory Loft - East

11:00am

2Rivers Morris
Two Rivers Morris hales from Eugene, Oregon we dance in the Border Tradition.


Sunday May 25, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
McCaw Promenade

11:00am

Bridgetown Morris Men
Morris dancers have celebrated the seasons for hundreds of years in England with music dance, songs and plays. Decked out in ribbons and bells they performed athletic dances with handkerchiefs and sticks to encourage good fortune and fertility for the com

Sunday May 25, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
McCaw Promenade

11:00am

Iron Mountain Sword
Iron Mountain Sword, based in Portland Oregon, performs traditional English long sword and rapper sword dances

Sunday May 25, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
McCaw Promenade

11:00am

Renegade Rose Morris
Renegade Rose Morris, from Portland, OR, celebrates the cycle of seasons through English Morris dancing, music, and song, in performances that feature traditional, contemporary, and original dances, for audiences of all ages.

Sunday May 25, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
McCaw Promenade

11:00am

He'Ari Israeli Folkdance
He'Ari Israeli Dance has been active as Seattle's largest Israeli Dance Session for over 50 years. We dance every Sunday in a ballroom near Northgate.

Sunday May 25, 2014 11:00am - 12:45pm
Armory Stage

11:00am

Shape Note Singing MINI-CONVENTION
A miniature singing convention! Loaner books available. (THE SACRED HARP 1991 Denson edition). No experience necessary. Some songs will be taught. Anyone who wishes to lead a song will be given the opportunity to do so. Everyone is encouraged to stand up

Sunday May 25, 2014 11:00am - 12:50pm
Cornish Courtyard

11:25am

Ken Iverson
A professional storyteller for over 25 years Ken loves the connection telling a story can create. He loves Tall Tales and was awarded the 2nd Place trophy in the Liar's Contest in 2011 and 2012. This years show focuses on life in the Pacific Northwest inc

Sunday May 25, 2014 11:25am - 11:45am
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

11:30am

Aurora Burd
Aurora blends a sweet sound with inspiration from Clare-based fiddlers including Paddy Canny and PJ Hayes. Enjoy her spell-binding slow airs and intricate but lively traditional melodies.

Sunday May 25, 2014 11:30am - 11:50am
Cornish Playhouse

11:35am

11:40am

J.W. McClure and friends
J.W. McClure is just releasing his Jimmie Rodgers tribute CD, which features some of his own original yodel tunes. Americana songs on the jazzy side with humor. Award winning songwriter, long time performer.

Sunday May 25, 2014 11:40am - 12:10pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

11:40am

Smoke & Honey
Smoke and Honey plays original swanky, jazzy, blues-soul music to sip your martini, get a light, and pop your collar to.

Sunday May 25, 2014 11:40am - 12:10pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

11:40am

Vazzy
Vazzy delivers a warm, dynamic and engaging performance of mostly French-Canadian traditional songs and music. The two multi-instrumentalist’s repertoire includes beautiful Acadian ballads, lively humorous songs as well as toe-tapping fiddle and dance tun

Sunday May 25, 2014 11:40am - 12:10pm
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

11:45am

Datina Folk Ensemble
The Datina Folk Ensemble was founded in may 2013 and consists of a group of enthusiasts who spend their free time practicing traditional Romanian songs and dances. Datina is performing at ethnic festivals in the area, romanian comunity events and school a

Sunday May 25, 2014 11:45am - 12:15pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

11:45am

SEATTLE KOKON TAIKO
Seattle Kokon Taiko plays on large Japanese-style festival drums, creating a dynamic synthesis of rhythm, movement and spirit. SKT performs at community programs, arts festivals, schools and colleges, and corporate events. Through the taiko - originating

Sunday May 25, 2014 11:45am - 12:15pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

11:45am

Vadya Vrinda
Students of Anjali Music School will present Indian Instrumental music. The performance includes hits from Bollywood and Tollywood and blends different cultures and traditions of India.

Sunday May 25, 2014 11:45am - 12:15pm
Center Theatre

11:50am

Sol Weber
Aside from round singing(collecting, leading, rounds books & CDs, etc), I'm a longtime collector and teller of favorite brief stories using the WRITTEN word in lieu of memorizing. This would be a story telling jam allowing readers to deliver THEIR favorit

Sunday May 25, 2014 11:50am - 12:10pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

11:55am

Bill Meyer & David Cahn
High energy oldtime fiddle tunes featuring Harley Bray on bluegrass banjo.

Sunday May 25, 2014 11:55am - 12:15pm
Cornish Playhouse

12:00pm

Zoe Wick
Zoe Wick, born and raised in Seattle's central district by her Buddhist mother and godmother, encapsulates the historic, artistic spirit of the city in her approach to songwriting. Her haunting yet somewhat twangy voice tip-toes over the plucks of her gui

Sunday May 25, 2014 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Vera Project/Gallery

12:00pm

North African Songs in French and Story Time
Fathia Atallah is a composer, guitarist, and Jazz Vocalist from Toulouse, France. She performed in Europe for more than 10 years with her own groups: Fathal Jazz and Les Couleurs de la Voix. She was director of Le Centre Francais Artistique et Culturel de

Sunday May 25, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parent Map

12:00pm

Calico w/ Nan Evans, Caller
Calico has hosted the first Saturday contra dance in Portland for 20 years.

Sunday May 25, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

12:00pm

Community Jam
Get your day started out in the 'groove'. We'll start out nice an mellow, like a 'rhythm church' and follow our musical souls wherever they want to go!

Sunday May 25, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Rhythm Tent

12:00pm

Dancing in the Loft
Experience the joy of doing International dances. Emphasis is on participation and having fun.

Sunday May 25, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Armory Loft - West

12:00pm

Piano Rags for Fiddle
I will provide transcriptions for fiddle of piano rags and songs of the ragtime era. We will play and sing these fine old tunes.

Sunday May 25, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Armory Loft - East

12:00pm

Pete Seeger: Power of Song
Directed by Jim Brown

A social history through the life of one of this country's most significant folk artists of our time: Pete Seeger.

Sunday May 25, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
SIFF Film Center

12:00pm

Songs of the Columbia
Panelists will introduce and perform songs about the Columbia River and its history.

12:10pm

Nā Lei O Manuʻakepa
We are a traditional halau hula focused on perpetuating the culture through our presentations of Hawaiian legends from antiquity forward.

Sunday May 25, 2014 12:10pm - 12:40pm
Bagley Wright Theatre

12:15pm

Larry Hohm
Larry is a philosopher, a software engineer, and a storyteller, who does not shy away from life's impenetrable questions.

Sunday May 25, 2014 12:15pm - 12:35pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

12:20pm

Pete Martin
Pete is a past National Adult Fiddle Champion. He teaches mandolin and fiddle in Seattle, Issaquah and via Skype. He has written 12 instructional books and has placed in the top 5 at the National Mandolin contest.

Sunday May 25, 2014 12:20pm - 12:40pm
Cornish Playhouse

12:20pm

La Famille Leger
La Famille Leger play the old-time kitchen party music of Acadian communities in Eastern Canada. Led by patriarch Louis Leger, originally from Moncton, NB, La Famille Leger play tunes made for dancing and songs from old France. They've learned this music

Sunday May 25, 2014 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

12:20pm

Robert Sarazin Blake & The put-it-al-down-in-a Letters
‘Blake’s ability to make a story out of a moment, a moment every audience member is a part of no less, is the one of the best forms of concert entertainment I’ve ever experienced. I love the emotions and responses that Robert Sarazin Blake can draw out of

Sunday May 25, 2014 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

12:20pm

The Libertine Belles
The Libertine Belles are a Sweet-and-hot, Vintage Swing Vocal Trio accompanying themselves on Uke, Trashcan Bass,and Washboard + Sassy Cornet to dazzle your senses!

Sunday May 25, 2014 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

12:25pm

Junior Tabla Eastside
This group performance is by Satyajit and his students of two years who are students in eastside schools and a parent who is equally enthusiastic about the tabla. Satyajit learned the tabla for five years from Pandit Sukumar Barthakur during his childhood

Sunday May 25, 2014 12:25pm - 12:55pm
Center Theatre

12:30pm

St. Demetrios Dance Group
The St. Demetrios dancers perform dances from all regions of Greece. They have travelled to Greece researching and performing for local communities while there. Our groups attend annually a regional competion held in California and have come home with man

Sunday May 25, 2014 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

12:30pm

Seattle Waldorf High School Jallamollawalla Rhythm Band
This is !:00 Band in our World Music Program at SWHS. We play a professional level repertoire led by Gordy Ryan who played with BabatundeOlatunji in the Drums of Passion, touring the world for 30 years, plus recording on 100's of albums including Grammy w

Sunday May 25, 2014 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

12:40pm

Rebecca Meredith / Seattle Slumgullion
Rebecca Meredith is a poet and writer living in Seattle. She is the first poet laureate of Redmond, WA

Sunday May 25, 2014 12:40pm - 1:00pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

12:40pm

Ethan Freckleton Band
Seattle, WA based Ethan Freckleton melds a heavy influence of blues and country music with the heavier sounds of the grunge era that he grew up with, while embodying the pop ethos of 'Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus.' He has been carried in rotation arou

Sunday May 25, 2014 12:40pm - 1:10pm
Vera Project/Gallery

12:45pm

HALAU HULA PULAMAHIA I KA LIKO LEHUA
Halau Hula Pulamahiaikalikolehua has participated in Northwest Folk life Festival for over 25 years. Under the direction of Kumu Hula Moodette Keliihoomalu Kaapana Presenting hula kahiko and auana

Sunday May 25, 2014 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Bagley Wright Theatre

12:50pm

Arvid Lundin
Arvid, a 4th generation fiddler, is happily passing the love of fiddling to his children. Traditions of dance music from the settlers of the North Idaho region, with Scandinavian traditions from his Swedish family heritage form the roots of his musical jo

Sunday May 25, 2014 12:50pm - 1:10pm
Cornish Playhouse

1:00pm

Giddyup with Jodi
Dean Paton and Jodi Fleischman have been dancing at Folklife for years. Experienced teachers, they make it fun for all levels of dancer.

Sunday May 25, 2014 1:00pm - 1:10pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

1:00pm

Bradford Loomis
Bradford Loomis marries grit and melody to dig to the roots of American folklore and speak of the raw reality of the human condition with passion. His stories span several lifetimes of relatable emotions; bitterness & loss, deep longing & regret, enduring

Sunday May 25, 2014 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

1:00pm

Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners
Dixiland, swing jazz, ragtime, and country blues music inspired by a time when 78's ruled the airwaves. A sure cure to lose your blues and tap those feet with your sweetheart!

Sunday May 25, 2014 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

1:00pm

Podorythmie
High energy, non-stop, hard shoe stepdancing to jigs and reels + magical crankies from French Canada.

Sunday May 25, 2014 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

1:00pm

Little Big Cat w/ Amy Carroll, Caller
Miche (Mike) Baker-Harvey (fiddle), Dale Brubaker (piano), Hugh Fraser (banjo) can't remember if they first started playing together at Fiddle Tunes, Centralia or Simcoe Mt., but they do agree that they mesh well and have extraordinary amounts of fun play

Sunday May 25, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Armory Stage

1:00pm

Raymond Ejarque
Raymond Ejarque has performed magic for over 35 years. He started magic when he was ten years old. As a teenager he was trained by some of the worlds top magicians in New York. He has performed hundreds of shows including regular performances at theme par

Sunday May 25, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parent Map

1:00pm

Scottish Country Dancing
We will dance several simple Scottish country dances, made up of a variety of common patterns or figures. The three types of steps used in reels and jigs will be introduced. The steps share common roots with ballet, in contrast to other country dance form

Sunday May 25, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Armory Loft - West

1:00pm

Diatonic Buttonbox Accordion
A look at the history, styles, and capabilities of the diatonic buttonbox accordion with demonstrations and Q&A.

Sunday May 25, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Armory Loft - East

1:00pm

X8 Interactive Drumming Community Jam
Interactive drumming experience.  Everyone gets a drum.  We jam!

Sunday May 25, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Rhythm Tent

1:00pm

The Market Street Singers
The Market Street Singers is a choral ensemble for Ballard that builds connections within diverse communities. Celebrating the joy of choral music among singers and listeners.

Sunday May 25, 2014 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Cornish Courtyard

1:10pm

Paul 'Che oke ten' Wagner
International performing, Award winning Native American flutist & Coast Salish- Saanich Nation Storyteller Paul 'Che oke ten' Wagner shares the spirit & voice of the Coast Salish lands and sea, his songs have come to him with visions of healing and prayer

Sunday May 25, 2014 1:10pm - 1:40pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

1:10pm

Priya Raghav
Priya Raghav has been practicing Carnatic music for many years. She was fortunate to train with disciples of legendary musicians 'Musiri Subramania Iyer', 'GNB' and 'Thittai Krishna Iyengar' and currently receives advanced training with Dr. Meera Krishna.

Sunday May 25, 2014 1:10pm - 1:40pm
Center Theatre

1:10pm

Cowgirl's Dream
We're a four-year-old band well-versed the jukebox menus of honky-tonk venues. As well we play a lively mix of locally-penned Americana. Our sound takes from the traditions of a range of origins from The Sons of the Pioneers to Asleep at the Wheel.

Sunday May 25, 2014 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

1:15pm

Susan Burke and Bill Boyd
Susan Burke has played fiddle in the Cape Breton Scottish style for over 30 years, having studied with many tradition bearers. Bill Boyd has been her accompaniest on many occasions over that time.

Sunday May 25, 2014 1:15pm - 1:35pm
Cornish Playhouse

1:15pm

Lietutis Lithuanian Folk Dance Grouyp
Established in 1981, Lietutis takes pride in being the Washington State Lithuanian-American Community's Goodwill Ambassador. Our goal: community building through joys of folk dance.

Sunday May 25, 2014 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

1:15pm

Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band
First there was Sousa, then there was Elvis… The Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band, Seattle’s own non-marching march band, plays the greatest hits of marching band music by John Philip Sousa, Henry Fillmore and more. This spirited 40-piece brass and wind band

Sunday May 25, 2014 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

1:20pm

Levi Fuller & the Library
Levi Fuller has been making and compiling music in Seattle for over a decade. With the support of Jonathan Wooster and Christopher Williams, Levi Fuller & the Library has become a compelling musical unit - a 'rock band,' for lack of a better term - that b

Sunday May 25, 2014 1:20pm - 1:50pm
Vera Project/Gallery

1:30pm

1:40pm

Ramon Selby
Ramon Selby, WA, was born in 1942 in Casper, Wyoming where he took up the fiddle at the tender age of eight. He was soon playing in the family band for square dances and other shows around town. Among his early influences were a fiddler by the name of Jac

Sunday May 25, 2014 1:40pm - 2:00pm
Cornish Playhouse

1:40pm

The Crow Quill Night Owls
the Crow Quill Night Owls were formed in 2007 by musician - archivist Kit 'Stymee' Stovepipe and Windy City Alex. In 2011,multi instrumentalist Baylin Adaheer was added to the group as a washtub bassist. The group plays a mix of early blues, jazz, pop son

Sunday May 25, 2014 1:40pm - 2:10pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

1:45pm

Star Anna
'Star Anna is an American original. She sings from a place of beauty that takes me to a higher place,' says Pearl Jam's Mike McCready. Guns 'n' Roses-Velvet Revolver's Duff McKagan says, 'She is the real deal. She will be a talent that we can all say that

Sunday May 25, 2014 1:45pm - 2:20pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

1:50pm

Pourquoi Pas (why not!)
Sassy, cosmopolitan or simply 'sympathique.' Pourquoi Pas (why not!) crosses Edith Piaf with Pink Martini. The group is Paris-born Mireille (guitar and vocals), gypsy violinist James Lucal and New York jazz veteran Frank Clayton on bass. 'Wherever Pourquo

Sunday May 25, 2014 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

1:55pm

The Top Star Fiddlers
Top Star Fiddlers are the students of Betsy Alexander. Betsy has been teaching and performing in the Northwest for over 25 years. She brings her joy of music to her performers and fiddle group of all ages.

Sunday May 25, 2014 1:55pm - 2:30pm
Center Theatre

2:00pm

Giddyup with Jodi
Dean and Jodi have been dancing at Folklife for years. Experienced teachers, they make it fun for all levels of dancer.

Sunday May 25, 2014 2:00pm - 2:10pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

2:00pm

Grupo Folklorico Guadalajara
Grupo Folklorico Guadalajara is a traditional Mexican folklorico dance troupe from Seattle, Wa. The group focuses on sharing the passion and beauty of the Mexican culture through music and dance.

Sunday May 25, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

2:00pm

Leanne Wilkins & the Weathered Souls
Since she began performing 1998, Leanne Wilkins has captured diverse audiences with her heart-felt lyrics and soulful melodies. Over time, her style has been infused with elements of Americana, roots rock and blues. Influences including Lucinda Williams,

Sunday May 25, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Vera Project/Gallery

2:00pm

Northern Contraband w/ Marlin Prowell, Caller
Primarily contra-dance tunes from the 'Northern' traditions - New England, French-Canadian, Metis, Celtic, etc. We also play a few old-time, square dance tunes and some contemporary compositions. Combined, we have logged over 130 years of playing experien

Sunday May 25, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Armory Stage

2:00pm

The Whizpops!
Watch out! The Whizpops are coming at you with a fresh, musically dynamic sound fit for families! This wild Western Montana group will keep you and your family moving, grooving and singing along!

Sunday May 25, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parent Map

2:00pm

2:00pm

Beginning Didgeridoo
Learn beginning techniques for playing Australia's oldest wind instrument. We will cover getting and clarifying the drone, animal calls, simple rhythms and circular breathing. Bring a didgeridoo if you have one. extra didges available if you need one.

Sunday May 25, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Rhythm Tent

2:00pm

Capoeira Angola
Capoeira Angola is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines acrobatics, music, history and philosophy. This class will include basic capoeira movements, rhythms, and songs in Portuguese.

Sunday May 25, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Armory Loft - West

2:00pm

Introduction to Irish Fiddle
Discuss traditional rhythm and ornamentation as applied to a new tune-slow air or polishing an old tune. Violinists and fiddlers welcome. Taught by ear, but sheet music will be provided.

Sunday May 25, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Armory Loft - East

2:00pm

The Lunch Box
“A DEFT AND CHARMING FIRST FEATURE BY RITESH BATRA. A PERFECT BALANCE OF TACT AND SENTIMENTALITY.” - A.O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES “A TASTY SURPRISE.” - Scott Feinberg, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER “ENORMOUSLY WARM AND SUBTLE, AND IRRFAN KHAN IS JUST A DREAM T

Sunday May 25, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
SIFF Film Center

2:10pm

Metro Luna

A lively and melodious band, Metro Luna plays hot swing, kickin' country, and some good-time rock'n'roll. For a special Folklife treat they’ve invited a mystery guest vocalist who was raised on Planet Luna itself.  Come dance to one of Seattle’s long-time favorites!


Sunday May 25, 2014 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

2:20pm

Baby Gramps
Baby Gramps has developed a highly original style all his own. Part vaudevillian, part hobo impressionist, Baby Gramps is as much influenced by Popeye as Blind Blake. Gramps plays an acoustic antique resonator National Steel guitars and sings his own uniq

Sunday May 25, 2014 2:20pm - 2:50pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

2:30pm

The Backroads Trio
The Backroads Trio is no stranger to the Pacific Northwest music scene. They have performed Yakima, Three Rivers and Northwest Folklife festivals and venues. They have two CDs, mainly full of original music, and a recently-released third EP titled “Go Find Your Solace,” featuring five of their most requested songs.  Bill and Robyn Fisher have been writing and performing a melodic, uplifting, and unique brand of acoustic-based music for nearly twenty years. And Di Albright joined them a few years ago, bringing her nuanced third-part harmonies, songwriting skills, friendship and inspiration.

Sunday May 25, 2014 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

2:30pm

Southeast Seattle Community Youth Orchestra & NW Tap Connection
Pam Berry and Melba Ayco will announce for each of our presentations and provide background information

Sunday May 25, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Xfinity Mural Amphitheatre

2:30pm

Sing Your Soul Alive! A Circle Singing Workshop
Circle Singing was developed by Bobby McFerrin & supports freestanding pieces of music by layering improvised parts that draw from: call and response, hocketing, vocal percussion, poetics-storytelling and free improvisation. We also use Rhiannon's Vocal R

Sunday May 25, 2014 2:30pm - 3:50pm
Cornish Courtyard

2:35pm

Mikey and Matty
Brothers Mikey and Matty Gervais create lyrically driven orchestral rock. Their music combines Everly Brothers inspired harmonies with elements of 60's and 70's folk (Dylan, Neil Young, early Springsteen), pulling from these wellsprings without ignoring t

Sunday May 25, 2014 2:35pm - 3:05pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

2:40pm

Left Coast Country
Left coast country is a progressive bluegrass and country band from Portland Oregon that delivers a blend of genres to produce a truly unique sound not to miss.

Sunday May 25, 2014 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Vera Project/Gallery

2:40pm

The Gallus Brothers
We play Country Blues, Mandolin Rags, and other sorts of American Music. We come from Bellingham, Washington. We are known to sometimes do silly and dangerous musical stunts to try to impress you.

Sunday May 25, 2014 2:40pm - 3:10pm
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

2:45pm

Joyas Mestizas
Joyas Mestizas is a non-profit organization that has been performing in Western Washington for over 25 years. The group performs at various events throughout the year and has been a regular performing group at Seattle Center Children's Museum.

Sunday May 25, 2014 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

2:45pm

Jack Straw Writers Program
The Jack Straw Writers Program exists to introduce writers to the medium of recorded audio, to develop their presentation skills for live and recorded readings, to encourage the creation of new work, and to provide new venues for the writers and their wor

Sunday May 25, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Center Theatre

3:00pm

Zydeco or Cajun Dance Lesson
MaryLee Lykes and Deanna Whetsell will teach a quick lesson in Cajun or Zydeco, depening on weather the band will be playing Cajun or Zydeco music.

Sunday May 25, 2014 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

3:00pm

Juliana & Pava + Gudochek
Juliana Svetlitchnaia, the leader of both PAVA and Gudochek, has been collecting and learning songs in expeditions to Russian villages for the last 20 years. She founded PAVA (which means a peahen, female peacock) initially in Denmark in 2000, but after s

Sunday May 25, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Cornish Playhouse

3:00pm

The Debaucherauntes
The Debaucherauntes is a Seattle-based Klezmer fusion ensemble known for their tilt-a-whirl tempos, neo-vaudvillian tinged stage presence, and heartbreaking melodies. Inspired by a diverse range of influences, from whiskey-soaked throaty circus ballads to

Sunday May 25, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

3:00pm

Allspice
The Allspice International Folkdance Band was formed in 1976. Soon after its formation, Allspice was playing regularly in the Seattle area for dances, folkdance festivals, weddings, and other events. In 1983 Allspice began performing at the Northwest Folk

Sunday May 25, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Armory Stage

3:00pm

Giant Puppets Join the Musicians Parade
Sarah Lovett, a local Seattle artist, has created and performed giant puppets with the Fremont Arts Council and Arts-a-glow Burien. This is an opportunity to play with some puppets. look for us in the childrens craft area and in the musicians parade.

Sunday May 25, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parent Map

3:00pm

Music of India and its Romance with Seattle
With Ramesh Gangoli

A conversation about how Seattle has come to be known as one of the prime venues in the US for the presentation of Music of India. Time will be set aside for questions and comments from the audience.

3:00pm

Beginning Blues Slide Guitar
How to play blues-slide guitar using open G and-or open D turnings for beginners Using the blues scale, turnarounds, and chords to play basic blues songs.

Sunday May 25, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Armory Loft - East

3:00pm

Musical Spoon-Playing
I'll provide [some] spoons, recommend students bring their own pair. I will beginning by demonstrating what I can do. Then be sure at least half or more of the attendants have spoons. • Show how to hold • show several basic patterns and applicable tones a

Sunday May 25, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Rhythm Tent

3:00pm

Slow/Beginner Old-Time Jam in A
Bring an instrument suitable for playing old-time tunes in the key of A and join the jam! This will be a slower, low-pressure jam intended for relative beginners, but don't let that stop you if you're a more advanced player who's willing to keep things sl

Sunday May 25, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Boeing Green

3:00pm

Modern Western Square Dance
Modern Western Square Dance is high energy 'Square Dancing. Outside the Box! No Experience Necessary! We use contemporary, recorded music of ALL kinds, casual attire, and gender-neutral partnering, because square dancing should be for EVERYONE! Unlike Tra

Sunday May 25, 2014 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Armory Loft - West

3:00pm

Arts Corps/Massive Break Challenge
World famous DJ, Fever One, will be spinning beats for this regional teen dance battle.

Sunday May 25, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Bagley Wright Theatre

3:10pm

The Bellingham Circus Guild
Mission Statement The Bellingham Circus Guild is a collection of professional and hobby circus artists. We are jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, stilters, clowns, myth makers, experimental multi-medium theatricalists, and so very much more. Our mission is t

Sunday May 25, 2014 3:10pm - 3:25pm
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

3:10pm

Adam Hill
Adam Hill creates music with pencils, paper, computers, and a variety of instruments. He has written songs, symphonies, and suites, and has released three albums of new-timey music. He also performs creations of other songwriters and composers.

Sunday May 25, 2014 3:10pm - 3:40pm
Folklife Cafe: Sponsored by Seattle Channel

3:15pm

Whozyamama Cajun and Zydeco
Claudette, Tami and Claudia will be enjoying their 20 year playing together at Folklife as members of WHOZYAMAMA and of LES FEMMES DENFER. They are joined by Claudette and Tami's daughter, Alexina and seasoned players Rick Rice and Doug Warren

Sunday May 25, 2014 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

3:20pm

The Swearengens
From epic road songs to tear-stained tales of heartache, Texas-style rockers to dark-humored murder ballads, The Swearengens cover a lot of musical and emotional territory. This six-piece reminiscent of their alt-country forefathers Whiskeytown, Jayhawks,

Sunday May 25, 2014 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Vera Project/Gallery

3:20pm

Tango Alpha Tango
Tango Alpha Tango is a Portland Oregon band with an original take on the blues, rock, country, and folk. Their show has been packing out venues in their hometown and all over the U.S. on recent tours, including SXSW.

Sunday May 25, 2014 3:20pm - 3:55pm
Fountain Lawn Stage: Sponsored by Seattle P-I

3:25pm

Louis Ledford
Louis Ledford was born in Richmond Virginia. His roots are in rural South Western Virginia and The Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. He first received notice as part of Used Carlotta. The band emerged as part of the Mid-Atlantic roots movement in t

Sunday May 25, 2014 3:25pm - 4:00pm
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

3:30pm

Bailadores de Bronce
Baialdores de Bronce is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the beauty and richness of Mexican traditions through music and dance in the Pacific Northwest. We seek to encourage a bridge of understanding among all people by sharing our cu

Sunday May 25, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Exhibition Hall (International Dance Stage)

3:40pm

Fleet Street Klezmer Band
A group of klezmer musicians hailing from Boise, Idaho, FSKB has been hailed for their musical energy and authenticity. They combine Jewish, Romani, and Carpathian Russian music into a musical experience that is both new and timeless.

Sunday May 25, 2014 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM

3:40pm

Onefourfive
'onefourfive' is an 9-member group, which sings a cappella folk songs from the Republic of Georgia. Georgian songs have very interesting harmonies, which are most likely very different from anything you've heard before. The music has been described before

Sunday May 25, 2014 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Cornish Playhouse

4:00pm

The Bellingham Circus Guild
Mission Statement The Bellingham Circus Guild is a collection of professional and hobby circus artists. We are jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, stilters, clowns, myth makers, experimental multi-medium theatricalists, and so very much more. Our mission is t

Sunday May 25, 2014 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Trad Stage: Sponsored by Fretboard Journal

4:00pm

Zydeco or Cajun Dance Lesson
MaryLee Lykes and Deanna Whetsell will teach a quick lesson in Cajun or Zydeco, depening on weather the band will be playing Cajun or Zydeco music.

Sunday May 25, 2014 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Fisher Pavilion (Warren's Roadhouse)

4:00pm

4:00pm

Kaleidoscope Collective Performing Arts Company
Kaleidoscope Collective Performing Arts Company is an alternative dance company comprised of professional level performing artists from multiple disciplines and genres of the performing arts. The company's goals is tri-fold: to bring awareness and educati

Sunday May 25, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Discovery Zone Stage: Sponsored by Parent Map

4:00pm

Liars' Contest
Sunday May 25, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Armory Loft - East

4:00pm

Seattle Bach Choir
The Seattle Bach Choir programs music that is especially interesting and beautiful, but not always frequently performed. This includes music from well known composers in addition to music from those composers who are not yet well known, but who should be.

Sunday May 25, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Cornish Courtyard

4:00pm

Sun Moon Star Jam
Rhythm Tent Jam!

Sunday May 25, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Rhythm Tent

4:00pm

Crankie Show
Sue Truman brings 40 years of fiddling a folk artistry to her crankie making. Rich Hill is an award winning Gaelic singer. Skye Richendrfer is an award winning piper and Exec. Dir. of the Celtic Arts Foundation.

Sunday May 25, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Center Theatre

4:00pm

50 Feet of Song - Field Recordings for the 21st Century
Inspired by the work of American folklorist Alan Lomax, 50 Feet sets out to create field recordings for the 21st century. The 50 Feet here refers to the one cartridge of Super 8 film that the sessions are shot on. 50 Feet of Film equals about 3 minutes of


Sunday May 25, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
SIFF Film Center

4:15pm