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Beginning clogging workshop with the Eclectic Cloggers ^

The Eclectic Cloggers is a Seattle dance group that performs a high energy style of traditional Appalachian step dancing to live Old-Time music. This percussive dance form comes from the eastern mountain region of the United States, where it began as a mix of Irish, Scottish and English step dances with African and Native American influences. Since… LEARN MORE

Rick Harlan: "Sing Like Pete Seeger Liked!" ^

Rick says: I’ve led singing for about 60 years, pretty much like Pete Seeger liked: “Sing Out!” Pete urged! And if not for Pete, would festivals like Folklife have started a half century ago?! So I’ve invited a dozen fellow folksingers to lead an hour of songs—ones that Pete Seeger wrote, stole or borrowed, or changed; or ones he would just love… LEARN MORE

Small Pleasures with Suzanne Girardot, caller ^ *

Since 1996, Vivian Williams, (longstanding scholar of NW dance music traditions, National Senior Fiddle Champion, AND co-founder of the NW Regional Folklife Festival),on fiddle and Phil Katz (contra dance musician since 1979 w/ musical roots in New Hampshire), on melodeon, have combined the traditional music of the Northwest and New England, in the… LEARN MORE

Square Dance workshop with Paul Silveria ^

Paul Silveria is a musician, songwriter and square dance caller who has connection at the heart of his work. He has spent 15 years developing his repertoire of folk songs, instrumentals, and vintage-styled originals - played on the banjo and presented with the stories behind the music. Paul is also a teacher who leads workshops, perfoms in the schools,… LEARN MORE

The Pandemic Ukulele Orchestra*

The Pandemic Ukulele Orchestra is an informal ukulele group that meet weekly in Skagit Valley. When they could no longer meet because of Covid 19 (the Pandemic) they decided to do some split screen collaborative videos. Learn more on Facebook and LEARN MORE

Vivian Williams *

Vivian Williams is a master fiddler and co-founder of Northwest Folklife, Vivian Williams. Vivian is recognized as a master of Celtic, old-time and bluegrass style fiddling. She is also one of the very first folklorists of regional music through her recording company, Voyager Records. Alongside her late husband, Phil Williams, Vivian co-founded the… LEARN MORE

Warren Argo Jam, led by W.B. Reid ^*

Join us for a jam in memory of Warren Argo, lead by WB Reid and Doug Plummer. Warren Argo started out playing banjo and guitar, but when he came to Seattle in 1968 he became a dance caller, the person who alerts square dancers and contra dancers to the next move. “Warren was a really good caller,” said Sandy Bradley, also… LEARN MORE