with Becky Evasick
The Quimper Grange Old Time Jam is a friendly monthly gathering of folks who like learning new tunes and playing Old Time music with others.
A donation of $1 or $2 is requested to help pay for heating the hall.Cookies or other such snacks are always appreciated.
Doors open at 6:45
November 14, (Tuesday) 7:00 pm The Wheel of Fortunate Stories with Storyteller Joe McHugh
We all love chance, the unexpected delight, the serendipity that sparks our sense of wonder. Come
About the Artist:
Joe McHugh is a storyteller and author who has regaled audiences with his lively tales for over forty years throughout the United States and Europe. He is also a traditional musician and award-winning public radio journalist whose work has been featured on syndicated public radio programs such as Morning Edition, Inside Appalachia, and Voice of America. In 1970, after traveling the country in a converted school bus/leather shop, he purchased an eighty-acre farm in Gilmer County, West Virginia, where he raised goats, chickens, and draft horses. It was there that he fell in love with the traditional music and storytelling style of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Many of the tales told on The Wheel of Fortunate Stories comes from these early experiences.
Doors open at 6:30.
The Quimper Grange Hall is located at 1219 Corona St. in Port Townsend and admission is by a suggested donation of $15 at the door.
|PT Cruisers play this month's contra dance|
Quimper Grange Contra Dance
Saturday November 18th
7:30 to 11:00PM
Dan Post fiddle, Ken Thompson percussion, Lib Schnick fiddle, Lori Bernstein bass, Michael LaDonna piano
This local band draws from many sources including New England, Celtic, Quebecois, Swing and old timey. using any tune that makes a good contradance, the more unusual the better. Their strong rhythm creates a driving and interesting sound so fun to dance to.
Calling by Nan Evans
Nan is a veteran caller and brings ease and joy to the dance. She’ll teach a
Lesson 7:30 to 8:00
under 16 free
1219 Corona Ave.
question? call tinker (360) 379 2882
November 25th, Square Dance and Social
|Caller Dave Thielk|
Come on up to the Grange on Saturday, November 25th for a Thanksgiving weekend square dance with local caller Dave Thielk and The Pumpkin Ramblers. Dave will be calling a nice mixture of squares, circles, mixers and a reel or two. The Pumpkin Ramblers are an auspicious local ensemble that have come together just for this event, and include Becky Evasick (who also led the jam this month) on fiddle, Katya Kirsch on banjo and Sheila Long on guitar. Becky is known for her hard driving rock an roll dance tunes. Katya and Sheila will be laying down the back up. Collectively, these three have close to 100 years of dance tune experience!
All dances are taught. All experience levels are welcome and encouraged.
|The Pumpkin Ramblers|
Grange Hall Trim Repaired and Painted!
In order to do repairs and upgrade our hall we depend on your generous donations hall rentals. These are the only sources of income we have to keep Quimper Grange going. Keeping that in mind if you would like to make a year end donation to Quimper Grange that will be used for maintenance and improvements. You can do so by making a check payable to Quimper Grange and sending it to to:
PO Box 1844
Port Townsend, Wa 98368