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April 5th, 7-9 Old Time Jam, Led by Tony GoldenbergTony will start the jam teaching “Little Gal’ll Fool Ya”, a Roan Mountain Hilltoppers tune in the key of D and switching to the key of A and may play something in G. For those of us familiar with Tony’s excellent southern fiddling style this will be a real treat; rhythm, tone, cool tunes. What more could you ask for?
The Quimper Grange Old Time Jam is always held on the first Wednesday of the month and focuses on string band music with all tunes chosen by the leader. The first tune of the evening is broken down for easy learning and tunes are played at a moderate pace. Players of all levels are welcome. $1 -$2 donation to help pay for heat. Bringing snacks to share is encouraged. Doors open at 6:45. Questions? Call Marla at 360-385-6924
April 8th, (Sat) 7:00pm “Three Traditions” House Concert
On April 8th at 7:00pm Quimper Grange will host a house concert featuring three fiddlers from three traditions.
Kristian Bugge, Ruthie Dornfeld, and Jamie Fox will come together for an evening of music that combines the textures of their three distinct traditional styles creating a complex and multilayered performance.
Bugge (Denmark) is widely considered a master of traditional Danish music while Dornfeld (Oregon) is regarded as an expert of old-time American tunes, as well as styles ranging from Celtic to Scandinavian folk. Lastly, Fox (Montana) is one of the most well-known young players of Metis fiddle music which is a tradition crossing ties of Celtic, French and Native American music cultures. All three of these fine players are well known to participants at Centrum’s Festival of American Fiddle Tunes having been on staff there many times.
The Quimper Grange Hall is located at 1219 Corona St. in Port Townsend. Doors will open around 6:45 and admission is by a suggested donation of $15-$25. For more information go to www.3fiddlers3traditions.com
April 15th, Saturday 7:30 to 11:00 - Contra Dance
1/2 hour lesson 7:30 to 8:00 !
Local wonders Kristin and Otto Smith and their band "The Boathouse Band" with Lori Bernstein on bass and others joining in to add to their incredible melodic and diverse music, will be playing for the dance
Jay Finkelstein, a popular caller in the Seattle- Olympia contra dance community, is also a musician and avid dancer. His appreciation of the relationship between the music and the dances brings a clarity and ease to his calling... a good match to the smooth and flowing music of the the "Boathouse Band" Admission $6, under 16 free
April 22nd, Saturday - Square Dance and Social with Amy Hofer, Bruce Reid and Bonnie Zahnow
The Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social has been moved to the 4th Saturday for the month of April! There is no dance on April 8th! The dance will be held on April 22nd. But, don't be alarmed. We have the wonderful Bruce Reid and Bonnie Zahnow playing tunes, with caller Amy Hofer coming up from Oregon. More details soon.