2014 Fall Folk Festival Performers

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Traditional/International

Alma Brasileira – Brasilian choro featuring the bandolin

Chutzpah – klezmer and Eastern European Jewish folk music

International Folk Dance workshop with Karen Wilson-Bell

Juliana & Pava (Bothell, WA) - ancient Russian folk song

Koyasuyo – music of the Andes

Pete Seeger Tribute and Sing-a-long

Portatos –accordion band

Katya Redina – Russian gypsy dance

Robbins Rebels Fife & Drum Corps - traditional fife & drum

Sharp/BrownHawk – Native American flute and song

Silver Spurs Youth Folk Dancers – dances from around the world

Spokane Argentine Tango - traditional to contemporary

Stevens County Stompers (Colville, WA) – clogging

Tap Grandmas – clogging and tap

Valley Crosstrailers Square Dance – demo and participation

 

African

Coeur d’Alene Youth Marimba - African style marimba

Coeurimba - southern African style marimbas

Grant Elementary Drummers and Dancers – African drum and dance with audience participation

Musha Marimba – joyful marimba music from Zimbabwe

Sesitshaya Marimba (Moscow, ID) sounds of Zimbabwe

 

Asian

Mukogawa University Japanese students – dance performance and teaching

Spokane Taiko – traditional Japanese drum, dance and martial arts

 

Celtic

Angus Scot Pipe Band

Arvid Lundin & Deep Roots - Celtic

Broken Whistle - fiery and fluid Celtic music

Dram and Go (Portland, OR) - Celtic trio with bagpipe, fiddle and drum

Floating Crowbar – traditional Irish music and song

Haran Irish Dance - Irish step dance

Dan Maher (Pullman, WA) - Celtic and Inland Folk

Mary Neary – songs of Ireland and Scotland

Nine-Pint Coggies – dance music of Scotland

Spokane Valley Highland Dancers

Spokane Scottish Country Dancers

 

Hawaiian

Tommy Borges / Lokahi – spirit of Aloha in song

Kaikahi O’ Hula - dance

Kuhai Halau o’Kawailani – hula workshop

Lokomaika’i - island style music

Mele Polinahe - Hawaiian roots music

Northwest Hula Company - authentic, traditional Hawaiian and Polynesian dance

Na Ho'Olaule'a Dance Company - authentic ancient and modern Hawaiian, Tahitian and New Zealand dance

 

Middle Eastern

Baharat - authentic dance of the Middle East and North Africa

Bella Courbe – tribal fusion belly dance

Malidoma World Dance – American Tribal style belly dance

Moorea – belly dance fusion

Hasna Haddiyah of Cultures' Dance Arts – dances from Middle and Far East, North Africa

Nah’Joom Dancers – American belly dance

Sararata – wide variety of belly dance

 

Americana/Folk/Eclectic

Back Adit (Libby, MT) – swing and jazz

Bridges Home (Sandpoint, ID)– American folk styles – textured vocals

Huckleberry Jam – old-time and Celtic

Ken Glastre’s 2 bit jug band - love, food and hilarity

Kevin Brown & the Beloved Country - critically acclaimed original songwriting

Level Four – vintage

Michael & Keleren Millham (Sidhe) – fusion

The Plaid Cats - country, swing, jug band

Dave McRae & Michael Robinson – folkabilly

Sidetrack – danceable American rock

Starlite Motel – acoustic harmony pop

 

Bluegrass / Old-Time

The Afterthoughts – multi-generational bluegrass band

Big Red Barn - rhythm and bluegrass

Brad Keeler Trio – bluegrass, old-time, originals

Brown’s Mountain Boys – bluegrass with instrumental delights

Heartbreak Pass - something for everyone

Jackie Fox & the Hounds – country, folk, bluegrass

Kevin Pace & the Early Edition - traditional bluegrass and gospel

Sondahl and Hawkins – old-time, blues and originals

Pick and Bow – brother and sister, Trever & Haley

 

Blues

Tim Connor (Portland, OR) – traditional and original finger style blues

Frank Delaney – acoustic country blues - open tunings

Ron Doyen – mostly blues

PK Dwyer (Des Moines, WA) – cosmic American blues

Lonesome” Lyle Morse - traditional and original blues

 

Choirs

Crescendo Community Chorus – youth choir –lullabies from around the world

Hubbardston Nonesuch – a cappella Early Music before 1650

Spokane Community Choir – songs from many cultures

 

Instrumentalists

Jesse Crisman - Scottish fiddle tunes performed on guitar

James Funke-Loubigniac – Celtic/Renaissance played on the hurdy gurdy

Tim Platt –acoustic finger style guitarist

Rising Tide – acoustic duo Gary Burris and Jonathan Nicholson

Solo Flamenco - Mateo plays solo flamenco guitar

 

Singers and Songwriters

Carl Allen (Seattle, WA) - classic folk for 57 years

Amy Bleu (Portland, OR) – modern and traditional folk

Blue Ribbon Tea Company - original songs from the American Roots tradition

Dan Burt – songs of the sea

Chasing Velvet - Keleren Millham - folk infused originals

Richard Clarkson – folk perform since the sixties

Gary E. Edwards – original folk, country and western

John Elwood & Robin Elwood (Garfield, WA) - dulcimer, guitar and vocals

Fiddlin’ Big Al – ragtime, yodeling, blues, old-time

Alice Howe (Seattle, WA) – timeless clarity honest & heartfelt

Laddie Ray Melvin – contemporary folk

Truck Mills - original and traditional music on world stringed instruments

Owen and McCoy (Sandpoint, ID) – folk rock

Particlehead - (Dirk Lind) original music

Jim Pryts (Grants Pass, OR) – music from America’s back roads

Steve Schennum – fascinating songs

Stanley and Rice – original folk

Allen Surdez – original folk, country and blues

Craig Swanby – jazz, blues, folk

Patrice Webb (Sandpoint, ID) – Americana songs and stories

Wes Weddell (Seattle, WA) – Americana - Palouse native

 

Western

Crab Creek Wranglers – popular cowboy songs and more

Dick Warwick (Oaksdale, WA)cowboy poetry by a barnyard yarnbard

Western Reunion – old-time cowboy and western swing

 

For Kids of All Ages

Jenny Edgren - songs for kids of all ages

Dick Frost – magician

Spokane Storytellers League - stories from around the world

 

Music Workshops

Come and Strum! Autoharp/Mountain Dulcimer with Jeanette Sheeraneasy tunes; no experience necessary; loaners available

Slide Guitar basics with Tim Connor

Introduction to Western Swing; learn 3 movable Texas swing cords – with Patrice Webb

Introduction to Fiddle with Corrina Barrett of Davenport Violins and Bows – no fiddle required

 

Dance Workshops

English Country Dance with Mitchell Frey

Hawaiian Dance Workshop with Kuhai Halau o’Kawailani

International Folk Dance with Karen Wilson-Bell

New England Contra Dance

Valley Crosstrailers Square Dance – audience participation

Tibetan Dance with Dawa Jigmed and Jigmed Tubtle

Tunisian Dance with Nadiyah of Cultures' Dance Arts

 

Contra Dance Bands and Callers

Out of Nowhere with Nora Scott and Ray Polhemus

River City Ramblers with Mitchell Frey