September 2019 Quimper Grange News: Old Time Jam, Balkan Dance Party, Traditional Song Circle, Gangspil Danish Music, NPREP classes, Contra Dance, Pete's Posse (Pete Sutherland), Letter from the President

Letter from the President
Greetings all!  So many changes at the Grange!
The Hall ceiling, kitchen, and bathroom windows are freshly painted, and the floor has been refinished.
 Our schedule is expanding and shifting:
       Our jams (Old Time, Traditional Song Circle, and Folk Dance Music) are on Sunday afternoons
       For 7 Wednesday afternoons there will be NPREP Emergency Preparedness classes
      Friday nights there will be 3 dances: I-Pod Shuffle (couple dancing), Balkan* Dance Party (*and more), and  Balfolk with Kristin and Otto and friends
      Third Saturday is still the Contra dance
      There are also dance classes offered Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays!
     We are working on having 2 concerts a month; this month is Gangspil from Denmark, and Pete’s Posse (Pete Sutherland) from Vermont!  Take a look at our Grange Events List tab (at the top of this page) for a list of all the events.  If you’d like to produce one of our concerts talk to Sheila or Farren and we’ll walk you through it!
Here’s to a fun Fall!  
Sheila Long

 9/8  1pm  New time/day! 2nd Sundays  Old Time Jam   
  Play traditional Southern American music.  Snacks welcome.  $3-$5+ 
This month's jam will be round robin, organized by Sheila Long.

 Due to hall rental scheduling Marla Streator will no longer be organizing the old time jams. The time currently available for jams is Sunday afternoon, a time that doesn't work for her.

9/13 7pm  New!  2nd Fridays Balkan* Dance Party
(*and more)   

Come dance and have fun! Snacks welcome.  $3-$5+

9/15 1pm  New!  Traditional Song Circle and Jam
9/15 3:30pm  New!  Folk Dance Music Jam 
These will be 3rd Sundays 

 Bring a song to share.  Snacks welcome.  $3-$5+ 

9/16 7pm  Gangspil Concert 
Danish music  

Sonnich Lydom (accordion, harmonica), Kristian Bugge (fiddle) and Vidar Skrede (guitar) will take you on a journey through the traditions of Danish folk music.
This lively trio performs old dance tunes and songs from every corner of their Scandinavian home country. From rural islands like Læsø to the metropol Copenhagen, including a few of their own compositions. Expect everything from wild polkas and jigs to lyrical waltzes, fiery reels and happy hopsas, plus the exotic “Sønderhoning” dance tunes from the famous Island of Fanø, and long forgotten songs from all over the country. An unforgettable live experience spiced up with humor and stories from their many years on the road. $25-$15

9/18 1:30pm NPREP Grab and Go pet/vehicle preparation kits workshop  
 This is the first in a series of 7 classes on emergency preparedness offered by The Neighborhood Preparedness Emergency Planning training group  Our 2 offerings this summer were popular, so we are now putting on the in-depth classes.  Sessions are ala carte; come to one, many, or all! Details are on the Grange Events List tab on our website.              
free/donations gratefully accepted

9/20 7:00-10:00 pm  BalFolk dance
Partner dancing from all over Europe to live music! $10
Dances taught!
9/21 7:30-10:30 pm  Contra dance

1/2 hour free dance lesson at 7:30

With the Pt Cruisers 
Ken Thompson, percussion
Fayla Swartz, mandolin
Libby Schnick, fiddle
Dan Post, fiddle
Michael LeDonna, keyboard
Fred Nussbaum, cello
Nan Evans calling
Admission:  $6 -  free 16 and under
Questions?  Call Tinker (360) 379 2882  

9/25 1:30pm NPREP 
Individual/family preparedness workshop free/donation

9/25 7pm Pete's Posse (Pete Sutherland) 
Vermont's own trad-roots power trio

 Pete Sutherland, Oliver Scanlon, and Tristan Henderson provide the music of twin fiddles in tight, wild harmony over high-powered guitar and pounding foot percussion with mandolin, clawhammer banjo, jaw harp, rocking keyboards, and soaring vocal harmonies adding color to the Posse's sonic landscape. $15-$25.