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→  Saturday Contra dance! Nettles with Isaac Banner calling

13-Oct-2018 

Laura Brophy on fiddle, Kevin Johnsrude on guitars, Michael Proctor on bass and Brian Bucolo on perc..

→  Saturday Contra dance! Euphemists with Tarka Ayres calling

27-Oct-2018 

The Euphemists are not your ordinary contra dance band. Yes, they have fiddle and piano (provided by..

→  Thursday Contra dance! Wild Asparagus with George Marshall calling

08-Nov-2018 

Wild Asparagus is a five-person band from Western Massachusetts. Drawing upon music from New England..

→  Saturday Contra dance! Stepwise with Karen Olsen calling

24-Nov-2018 

Karen Olsen has been calling on the Oregon Coast for 16 years. She likes to keep the dancers moving,..

→  Saturday Contra dance! Bridgetown Boys with Woody Lane calling

08-Dec-2018 

The Bridgetown Boys includes Victor Fiore (fiddle), Lanny Martin (piano) and Jon Neff (guitar) from ..

→  Want to know more about what contra dancing is like?

31-Dec-2015 

Contra Dancing is FUN and easy to learn! Folks of all ages and dancing ability can dance contra..

EFS hosts contradances on the second and fourth Saturdays, September through June.
All dances start with a newcomers session.  No partner or experience needed, and families are welcome!

more about contra dances

DanceMusic MORE FOLK NEWS

→  Cedarhouse Concerts in Monroe presents Kate Power & Steve Einhorn – New Folk/Americana

16-May-2017 

Tuesday, May 16 6:30-8:30 PM - optional potluck at 5:30 This fine duo from Portland has been fe..

 

 

2018 Cascade Contras

Wild Asparagus and Buddy System will perform! George Marshall and Lindsey Dono will call! At beautiful Skycamp in the Cascade Mountains near Eugene, Oregon. Over 14 hours of world-class Contra dancing, plus late-night Techno Contra session! Gourmet meals will be provided all weekend! First come, first served. No gender balancing. 

CASCADE CONTRAS IS NOW FULL AS OF AUGUST 16, BUT YOU CAN STILL JOIN THE CAMP WAIT LIST

All folks whose payment have been received have been admitted to camp. Additional registrants will be placed on the camp wait list. Folks on the wait list will be notified as vacancies occur. No need to send payment until you're notified of a vacancy.



Click here for more info.

MIKE MEYERS HOUSE CONCERTS

(See Calendar for more concert dates.  See Music for list view.)

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COZY FOLK HOUSE CONCERTS

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JOIN EFS

Members receive a $2 discount at regular EFS contra dances, discounts on special EFS events and voting priveleges.

You can sign up in person at any dance, or go to our Membership page and fill out the handy signup form.

NEW EFS CALENDAR

The new EFS calendar is up!  Check it out for EFS sponsored events.

WILLAMETTE VALLEY OLD-TIME SOCIAL 2018

May 3 - 6

TICKETS & INFORMATION

Featured performers for 2018 include:

Bruce Molsky and the Mountain Drifters  (Allison de Groot and Stash Wyslouch)

The Horsenecks from Portland, OR

The Local Honeys from Kentucky

Rebecca Stout from Los Angeles CA

Gabe Strand from Seattle, WA

presented by MUD CITY OLD-TIME SOCIETY

→ Mud City website

MusicOld Time Music

→Old-Time Music around town

NEW BANDS & CALLERS LISTING

We just launched the new, searchable bands and callers database. We're currently adding more bands and callers. If you are a band or caller who has performed or are scheduled to perform for EFS dances, we want you on this list!  If you don't see yourself, please contact us to update your listing.

DanceMORRIS DANCING

Morris is a vigorous ensemble dance done with clashing sticks and ringing bells! It's long been performed in the villages of the English countryside. We invite you to join our Two Rivers Morris team. We practice Thursday evenings 6:15. For more info email 2riversmorris@gmail.com .

 

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Like with many organizations we could not function without our amazing and gracious volunteers.

A big thanks to our volunteers who step up to the plate every year!

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