February 2019, Quimper Grange News: Joe Newberry Concert, Old Time Jam, Square Dance, Genticorum Concert, Contra Dance, Traditional Music Jam, Plant and Seed Exchange, Heads Up

Feb 3rd (Sunday) 3pm Joe Newberry 
Quimper Grange House Concert
Banjo - Guitar - Song

Known around the world for his exquisite clawhammer banjo playing, Joe Newberry is also a powerful guitarist, singer and songwriter.

Joe has been a long-time guest on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion. He has also taught at many music camps and festivals including Ashokan, Midwest Banjo Camp, American Banjo Camp, the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, Targhee Music Camp, the Swannanoa Gathering, Centrum Voice Works, the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, Pinewoods Camp, Vocal Week, Bluegrass Week, and Old-Time Week at the Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins, WV, the Australia National Folk Festival, the Blue Ridge Old-Time Music Week, and the Bluff Country Gathering. For many years Joe was the coordinator of Old-Time Week at the Augusta Heritage Center.

The Gibson Brothers’ version of his song “Singing As We Rise,” featuring guest vocalist Ricky Skaggs, won the 2012 IBMA “Gospel Recorded Performance” Award. With Eric Gibson, he shared the 2013 IBMA “Song of the Year” Award for “They Called It Music.”

Come and enjoy this wonderful musician!
Doors open at 2:30 Suggested donation $15–$25

Concertgoers are invited to stay afterward and jam with Joe
publicity Sheila Long

Feb 6, 7:00 Old Time Jam
Led by Scott Marckx accompanied by Chris Cooper

This month Scott Marckx will mostly play tunes of his mentor Carthy Sisco who passed away this past yearScott was one of Carthy's "Sisco Kids" from whence Scott learned a good chunk of his repertoir.  The first tune, the one that will be taught, is "Freda" composed by Kenny Baker but as played by Carthy Sisco is a different animal. Scott loves playing in the key of C so there will be a couple of C tunes then tunes in G and A. 
Here is a video of Scott as a teenager playing with Carthy as a "Sisco Kid":
Doors open at 6:45
Cookies or snacks appreciated. Suggested donation $1 or $2 helps pay for hall use.
Organized by Marla Streator

Feb 9,  8:00 Square Dance 

Dave Thielk calling  with music by Rattlesnail!  Plan on a rockin' good dance!

Rattlesnail (Kate Lichtenstein and Morgan John) are coming across the Salish Sea along with Port Townsend's Jere Canote to play for the February 9 (8 PM) Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social.  Kate and Morgan play individually with a number of Seattle based bands, including The Barn Owls, $4 Shoe and Atlas String Band. Dave Thielk lives right here in Port Townsend, but has called dances all the way from Juneau, Alaska to Westby, Wisconsin, and some places in between. Dave calls a wonderful mixture of active squares, reels, circle sets and mixers.

All dances are taught. All experience levels are welcome and encouraged. This is a family friendly event (no alcohol). Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona in Port Townsend. Admission is $5 if you arrive on bike or foot or bring a non disposable water bottle; $7 for car drivers; 16 and under is free. Bring yourself, a special friend, the family, or the whole tribe. Come at 7 and jam with the band. For more information, call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.
organized by Dave Thielk

February 10, 7:00 Genticorum in Concert!
High-energy Quebecois fiddle, flute, foot percussion and song

Genticorum: Pascal Gemme, Nicholas Williams, Yann Falquette                     photo credit: Louise Bichan
Over the past 18 years the traditional Quebec group  has become a fixture on the international world, trad, folk and Celtic music circuit. The band’s six albums met with critical acclaim in Canada, the United States and Europe, assuring the band a brilliant future.

Known for its energy and its stage presence, Genticorum has given more than 1,000 concerts in more than 15 countries including locally at Centrum’s Fiddle Tunes Festival.

Firmly rooted in the soil of their native land, this energetic traditional ‘power trio’ also incorporates the dynamism of today’s North American and European folk cultures in their music. They weave precise and intricate fiddle, flute and accordion work, gorgeous vocal harmonies, energetic foot percussion and guitar accompaniment into a big and jubilant musical feast. Their distinctive sound, sense of humor and stage presence makes them a supreme crowd pleaser. Suggested Donation $15-25 Doors open at 6:30

For more about Genticorum: wwwgenticorum.com
publicity, Marla Streator

Feb 16 (Sat) 7:30 to 10:30 Contra Dance

Kristin and Otto
Dance to musicians Kristin Smith (fiddle),  Otto Smith (concertina),  Lori Bernstein (bass), and friends!
 Marlin Prowell calling

Veteran caller Marlin Prowell from Bellingham will call the dance.

Come early for the 1/2 hour free lesson at 7:30
Admission $6
16 and under free
1219 Corona
Port Townsend, Wa
questions? call Tinker (360) 379 2882
There is a new Facebook page called "Port Townsend Contra" created by Michael Everitt. check it out and "like" it.

Feb 24th (Sunday) 1pm-3:30 pm Traditional Music Jam
We are trying a new type of jam here at Quimper Grange!
  • Tunes/songs must be traditional (Old Time, Bluegrass, Cajun, Irish, Swedish, “Gu-Achi”,…), moderately paced, and fairly easy to pick up.
  • Songs should have a call and response or a chorus or both
  • Round robin – when it’s your turn you may:
    • Call out a tune/song name, the key, and the tradition it comes from
    • Pass
    • Say a tune you’d like but need someone else to start it
    • Whoever starts a tune ends it
Doors open at 12:30. Suggested donation $5
Bring a snack to share at the long break!
Listeners are welcome.
Organized by Sheila Long

8th Annual Plant and Seed Exchange coming March 24th!
Heads Up!  Now is the time to start preparing for the 8th Annual Plant and Seed Exchange which will be held on March 24th this year. If you are starting to plant seeds plant a little extra, or keep an eye out for volunteer plants that you might like to pop into containers to share. What plants you can divide? How about bulbs or tubers? Although gardening books will be available to find out more about the many plants, trees and seeds labels help a lot.

Details about the plant and seed exchange will be in the March Quimper Grange News.
Organized by Ashley Kehl and Jennimae Hilliard