September 2017 - Old Time Jam, Square Dance on Union Wharf, Contra Dance, Laurie Lewis and The Right Hands: Workshop and Concert

September 6, 7:00 Quimper Grange Old Time Jam

David Margolin will be kicking off Quimper Grange jamming season on September 6 by serving up a variety of weird and quirky tunes in the keys of A modal and D. He'll start off by teaching "Sally Comin' through the Rye", an A modal tune he learned from Jimmy Tripplett.

If you have not participated in the jam before the focus of our jams is string band music, all of the tunes are selected by the person leading the jam and we usually play in two keys so the banjo players don't have to retune a bunch of times.  Newcomers are welcome.

Snacks to share are appreciated. Suggested donation is $1-$2 to help cover costs of using the hall. (Doors open at 6:45)
If you have any questions call Marla 360-385-6924

September 9th - Wharf Square Dance with Gabe Strand and The Dry Hoppers

Wharf Dance caller Gabe Strand 
Seattle caller, Gabe Strand and The Dry Hoppers will be hosting the monthly Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social in September.  And, just for fun, and just because it's Wooden Boat weekend in Port Townsend, we are going to dance on Union Wharf, at the foot of Taylor Street in downtown Port Townsend. The dance is on Saturday, September 9th, at 8 PM.  Gabe will be calling squares, circles and reels to live music.  Music will be served up by Seattle's The Dry Hoppers.  Partners and experience are not necessary.  All dances taught.  All ages welcome.  Square dancing on deck during calm seas has been part of the sailor's tradition for hundreds of years. Celebrate this year's festival with a square dance under the stars on Union Wharf.. From 8 PM to 11 PM.  Free.

This dance is sponsored by Quimper Grange and
For more information, call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.

September 16, 7:30-10:30 Contra Dance with Au Contraire

Au Contraire will play for the Quimper Grange Contra Dance on Saturday September 16th, 7:30 to10:30.

Not your ordinary band, Au Contraire includes master ukulele picker Dick Hinshaw; Steven Urbanc on bass; “Chicago Bob” Longmire on harmonica and guitar; George Yount on harmonica and ukulele. 

Abigail Hobart from Bellingham will be calling.
Lesson 7:30 to 8:00 
Admission $6 under 16 free


Laurie Lewis and The Right Hands
(left to right)  Patrick Sauber, Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum, Tatiana Hargroves, and Todd Phillips.
At the Quimper Grange concert Sam Grisman will play fiddle and Brandon Godman bass

Don't miss this powerhouse group in the intimate setting of our very own Grange hall. We are really proud to host this wonderful concert and hope that you will join us. Laurie's voice and playing are legendary.

“I heard Laurie sing last night, first time in twenty years Singing songs she had written, near brought me to tears She sang straight to the heart like all great singers do.”
— David Bromberg

“Her voice is a rare combination of grit and grace, strength and delicacy. Her stories are always true.”
— Linda Ronstadt

The Quimper Grange Hall is located at 1219 Corona St. in Port Townsend and admission is by a suggested donation of $15-20 at the door. (doors open at 6:30) For more information go to