Sunday, June 21, 2015

Summer Time

Although contra dance, international folk dance, and the Celtic session are on hiatus for the summer, your folk society is still working hard for you! Check out these events coming up.

Galway-based flutist Steph Geremia and accordionist Alan Kelly will play a house concert tomorrow, June 22, in Coos Bay. Tickets are $16.82 and seating is limited, so get a ticket online via Eventbrite here: You can read all about them at Eventbrite, but we'll just say here that Steph has toured with the Chieftains and Alan has toured with De Danann, so it's a unique opportunity to experience some great talent up close right here in town. Get your ticket now before they're gone!

Sunday, July 12: Second Sunday Sing-Along at North Bend Public Library, 4 p.m.
Weekend of July 31-Aug. 2, “Contra at the Coast” – Contra dance 7-10 p.m. at Sixes Grange Saturday, Aug. 1. Admission: Adults $5, children free.
Thursday, Aug 6: Fundraiser for South Coast Folk Week – International folk dance demonstration with audience participation at 7 p.m., Liberty Pub, 2047 Sherman Ave., North Bend. Music by Cultural Ecology. Donations accepted.
Sunday, Aug. 9: Second Sunday Sing-Along at North Bend Public Library, 4 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 20: Traditional dance and music demonstration – Part of the “Lifelong Learning” series of events at Ocean Ridge Assisted Living that are open to the public. South Coast Folk Society members will facilitate an hour-long demonstration/audience participation of traditional dance and music. Starts at 2 p.m. at 1855 Ocean Blvd. SE, Coos Bay.
Thursday, Aug. 20: Larry Unger and Audrey Knuth in concert –  7 p.m., Liberty Pub 2047 Sherman Ave., North Bend. $5 cover.
Friday, Aug. 21: Contra/square dance with music by Larry Unger and Audrey Knuth at 7 p.m., Reedsport Community Center, 451 Winchester Ave. Admission by donation.

Mark your calendar now for workshops during South Coast Folk Week, Oct. 4-10. Here's the schedule: Here are the class descriptions:

As you know, this is a once-in-a-century opportunity to "Spread the Joy" of contra dance, traditional square dance, traditional music, and group singing. We're going to ask you to invite two people to Folk Week. Who will your two people be? Start thinking about it now. Learn more about South Coast Folk Week at

Gail Elber
South Coast Folk Society

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