June 2019 Quimper Grange News: Old Time Jam; Stringology, Local Spotlight and Dessert Competition; Contra Dance; Wildfire Risk Reduction; Irish Concert Dale Russ and Tom Creegan

Orville Johnson Concert May 30: 7:00 details? scroll down the page to May news

June 5th  7:00 (First Wednesday) Old Time Jam
with Len Feldman and Jere Canote

The last jam of the season of the season will be led by Len Feldman accompanied by Jere Canote. Len plans on playing mostly G tunes starting by teaching a version of Richmond he learned from Brad Leftwich at Fiddle Tunes.The jam will return again in September.
Suggested donation of $2-3 helps pay for use of the hall.

organized by Marla Streator

June 9th, 6:00 Local Spotlight Social and Dessert Competition
with Stringology - Jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt

This Second Sunday series will feature local musicians in a quiet setting, and a home-made dessert competition at the long break!
Stringology is Eric Bogart - Guitar, Terianne Stratton - Rhythm Ukelele, and Tracy Grisman - Bass.  They play Hot Swing old standards of the 30's & 40's with some Bossa, Latin, and a few other surprises.

For the Dessert Competition:
Bring a home-made dessert with an ingredient list (allergies)
Winner will get a free pass and get to help judge at the following Local Spotlight Social event.
Doors will open at 5:30 PM.  $10, or $5 with a home-made dessert.
publicity Farren

June 15th (Saturday  7:30-11:00 Contra Dance

Back by popular demand
local band Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals
will be playing the tunes.

With Seattle-based caller
Gwen Rousseau.

1/2 hour free lesson at 7:30
Admission $6
16 and under free

1219 Corona Ave.
Port Townsend, WA

questions? callTinker @ 360 379-2882

June 19th (Wednesday), 1-3pm
Wildfire Risk Reduction presentation
Fire Chief Walkowski will be presenting this talk

Summary: Each year, wildland fires consume homes in the wildland-urban interface which are defined as areas where homes are built near or among lands prone to wildland fire. Studies show that as many as 80 percent of homes lost to wildland fire may have been saved if brush around the homes were cleared and defensible space created around structures. There is no better time than now to improve your resilience to wildfire by preparing and educating your family, friends and neighbors.

- Firewise mindset
- Wildfire risk reduction
- Developing a defensible space around your home
- Recognize and identify hazard vegetation
- Ready-Set-Go
- Actions to take in the event of a wildfire
publicity by Sheila Long

June 21st (Friday) 7pm Dale Russ and Tom Creegan
Traditional Irish Music on Fiddle, Pipes and Whistle

Anyone who has not heard a master play the Irish pipes is in for a treat! Tom Creegan grew up in Dublin learning in one of the best environments possible, the Pipers' Club headquarters on Thomas Street. He played extensively in Europe and Canada before moving to Seattle where he started the band "The Suffering Gaels." He has long been widely regarded as one of the foremost pipers in North America. Concert appearances have included numerous dates with such luminaries as Kevin Burke, James Kelly, and Johnny Cunningham. He teaches tin whistle and pipes and has served on the teaching faculty of the Lark in the Morning summer school in California, The Friday Harbor Irish Music Camp, and CeltFest on Vancouver Island. Tom is in big demand for recording, and has appeared on many, including a CD of music from Hawaii!

Dale Russ started playing the fiddle in 1973 when first moving to Washington State from his native Connecticut. Although self-taught - and 100% Slovak - in 1990 he was invited to perform at the first Boston College Irish Music Festival "My Love is in America" featuring 16 of the finest Irish fiddle players living in the States.  His playing is known for its balance of power and elegance.  He was a founding member in 1977 of the Seattle Irish band "No Comhaile", and has worked for years as a duo with Mike Saunders on guitar.  In 1990 he joined the then-premiere Seattle Irish band "The Suffering Gaels", and as a sidelight, teamed up with Jack Gilder and Junji Shirota to record two CDs as "Jody's Heaven". It was with this band that Dale first visited Japan in 1996. He likes to revisit Japan at least once a year to compose himself and sample delectable dishes. Dale also collaborated with Finn Mac Ginty(RIP) and current Portland, Maine resident Hanz Araki in making two CDs as the trio "Setanta", and one recording with piper Todd Denman titled "Reeds and Rosin". He is featured in the 1997 issue of Fiddler Magazine and has taught at many North American music camps, including the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes.

Doors open at 6:30  Sliding scale $25-$15