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Balkan Dance: Kef ^ *

Sunday, May 30 - 8:15pm

Kef plays dance music of Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania and Greece. The ensemble consists of two trumpets, sax, accordion, vocals, cello and drums. Hailing from Eugene, Oregon, the group formed in 2006 and has been playing for dancers and listening audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest ever since. Learn more at their LEARN MORE

Bayou Envie ^ *

Sunday, May 30 - 5:20pm

Y’all wanna dance? Come hang out with Bayou Envie and get a taste of the Cajun and Zydeco goodness! Led by Danny and David Salonen, the brothers from Vashon team up with Mark Myking (accordion), zydeco veteran Kevin Kilmartin (guitar), and funk/jazz maven Tai Taitano (drums) to form a pocket that lives with one foot in the music’s rich history and… LEARN MORE

Dante & Eros Faulk with Eric Curl, caller ^ *

Saturday, May 29 - 7:20pm

Brothers Dante & Eros Faulk are a cello and fiddle traditional folk duo who have been playing music their whole lives. Both picked up a string instrument at the age of 3, and have since performed extensively across the Pacific Northwest at concerts, festivals, and contradances. Today, their love and understanding for traditional music combined with… LEARN MORE

Dear Crow with Jacqui Grennan, caller ^

Sunday, May 30 - 6:20pm

Old-time tunes with sweet double fiddles, rocking banjo, and tight vocal harmonies from Penka Jane Culevski and Brian Lindsay; a sound that is both nostalgic and bright with possibility. Enthusiastic and dynamic calling by L.A. based caller Jacqui Grennan. Learn more on their website and  LEARN MORE

Eric "Two Scoops" Moore with a dance lesson by Ari Levitt ^ *

Saturday, May 29 - 5:20pm

Eric “Two Scoops” Moore, "Seattle's own version of New Orleans' Dr. John" (Seattle Times) has been pounding the piano since age 5. Eric spent years touring & recording with old Chicago Blues artists, playing clubs and festivals in 36 states, 12 countries on 3 continents. The 8-time BB Award Winner is a prolific songwriter and recording artist. He… LEARN MORE

Hey George and Claire Takemori, caller ^ *

Sunday, May 30 - 7:20pm

Hey George is a powerhouse old-time band from Western Washington. Comprised of Jesse Partridge, Alex Sturbaum, and Brian Lindsay, they bring driving guitar, twin fiddles, rocking banjo, and good times aplenty. Claire is passionate about bringing music and dance to more people! She grew up dancing and has called dances from Hawaii to… LEARN MORE

Hjarta Herring ^ *

Saturday, May 29 - 6:20pm

Hjarta Herring began with a simple request about 6 years ago when the Nordic Heritage Museum, now the Nordic Museum, put out an S.O.S. in need of a band. Kris, fiddle, gave a couple of us a call, and it grew from there. We're thrilled to continue performing at various events throughout the year, including here at Folklife! Learn more on their  LEARN MORE

Sande and Alan's Remote Zoom Band with Michael Karcher, caller ^ *

Saturday, May 29 - 8:15pm

Sande and Alan have been hosting Monday night jam sessions of popular contra dance music at their home for nearly 18 years. They are now a remote band using Zoom but looking forward to resuming in-person sessions some time this year. They play a wide variety of tunes suitable for contra and square dance. Donate to Sande and Alan directly… LEARN MORE

Six Feet Back Band ^ *

Saturday, May 29 - 6:45pm

The Six Feet Back Band plays tunes from Norway, Denmark and Sweden. The five-piece band began six feet back from the sidewalk in Mukilteo with Nick Ericson on torader and Jared MacFarlane on fiddle, and currently features a flautist, Lyn Jackson on guitar and banjo, and Frank Brown on bass. Check out the band’s YouTube channel by searching Six… LEARN MORE