EFS Home


CONTRA DANCESDance

→  Saturday Contra dance! Campaign for Reel Time with William Watson calling

12-Jan-2019 

Campaign for Reel Time: Betsy Branch, fiddle, Bill Tomczak, clarinet and sax, Mark Douglass, piano. ..

→  Saturday Contra dance! Full Moon with Tarka Ayres calling

26-Jan-2019 

Full Moon have used their 15‑plus years of playing together to hone a distinct sound focused on lift..

→  Saturday Contra dance! Nettles with Gordy Euler calling

09-Feb-2019 

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

→  Saturday Contra dance! Thyme Travelers with Rich Goss calling

23-Feb-2019 

Rich Goss was introduced to contra dancing in 1990 in Austin, Texas and was immediately hooked. He b..

→  Friday Contra dance! Breakers Yard with Susan Michaels calling

08-Mar-2019 

Potluck: 5:30 pm. TBA Dance held at Village School, 3411 Willamette Street in Eugene! $8-$10, m..

→  Saturday Contra dance! UnLeashed! with Isaac Banner calling

23-Mar-2019 

Isaac Banner has been a contra dancer since he was a young one. For few years now, he has written da..

→  Saturday Contra dance! Coriolis with Woody Lane calling

13-Apr-2019 

Musical veterans Jon Neff, Victor Fiore, and Dave Hamlin team up to create a musical force to be rec..

→  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.)

OTHER NEWS

No news found.

Music

COZY FOLK HOUSE CONCERTS

No news found.

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 .

 

Eugene Folklore Society


Find Us on Eugene Meetups


Silver Star Participant

EFS is associated with GrassRoots.org and has achieved Silver Participant recognition from GuideStar Silver Participant badge


Volunteers

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!

Check out our Volunteers page for ways that you can connect and help.