February 2016 Old Time Jam, with Len Feldman, Square Dance with Alex Macleod, Contradance with Joe Micheals, Devil'sClub Darlings, Unamplified Music, Grange Leadership Conference

Feb 3rd, 7:00 Old Time Jam Hosted by Len Feldman

Concertina player Len Feldman will lead this month’s Old Time jam.  A recent arrival in Port Townsend from Haines Alaska, Len's repertoire includes often-played tunes as well as a smattering of unusual and interesting tunes rarely heard in these parts.  The tune he will teach at the beginning of the jam is an A modal tune, Clinch Mountain Backstep.  We will be playing in A in a couple of tunings. All abilities are welcome.
We request a $1-2 donation to help pay for heat.

February 13th, Valentine's Square Dance  
Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals
Alex Macleod with Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals are hosting this month's Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social. Alex MacLeod hails from the Seattle area. Wild Phil will be riding all the way from Chimacum Valley to play the dance. Bring your sweetheart, or come by yourself. Who knows what could happen at a dance on the day before Valentine's Day! Partners are not necessary. All dances taught, all ages and experience levels are welcome. Dance starts at 8:00.  Come at 7 to jam with the band. Admission $6, 16 and under free. Please bring a personal water bottle. For more info call Dave Thielk at 360-301-6005

Feb 20th, 7:30-10:30 Contra Dance 
with Joe Micheals calling

Devil's Club Darlings
Come and join the dance  Saturday,
Joe Micheals

February 20.  Joe Micheals calls the dance to the tunes of the Devils Club Darlins. We start at 7:30 and end about 10:30. $6.00 fee, $3.00 for those 18 to 3 years, free for under 3. The Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona St., in Port Townsend.

Quimper Grange...unamplified music sounds great! 
Danish music resounded at Quimper Grange at the first "House Concert" of 2016

Kristain Bugge of the trio Lydom, Bugge &Høirup wrote: "We're all looking forward to the next US trips together, this has been a really great one! And PT was absolutely one of the highlights! Thank you so much for that!!!

The next "House Concert" will be Mar 8th featuring Quebecois music. There will also be a Qubecois band workshop. Details on our calendar. ( tab at top of page)

"Charting Our Voyage" at the Washington State Grange Leadership Conference

This year's Leadership Conference was held at Sequim Prairie Grange with the theme " Charting our Voyage". Every year the Washington State Grange provides an opportunity for officers and committee chairs of local Granges to learn about programs and contests for the coming year as well as to ask questions concerning Grange issues.

Area deputy, Joy Barrett; Marla Streator, Quimper Grange president; and Washington State Grange Master Tom Gwin.