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CONTRA DANCES

→  April 6, Thursday, Contra Dance! Maivish with George Marshall calling

06-Apr-2017 

Jaige Trudel and Adam Broome have been playing music together as Maivish since 2001 for dances, fest..

→  April 22, Saturday, Contra Dance! Chico Schwall and Friends with Karen Olsen calliing

22-Apr-2017 

Chico Schwall plays, sings, writes songs and agitates as a soloist and with groups such as the L..

→  May 13, Saturday, Contra Dance! Cultural Ecology with Sue Baker calling

13-May-2017 

Dance held at Village School, 3411 Willamette Street (site formerly called the old Dunn School) ..

→  May 27, NO DANCE, go to Northwest Folklife

27-May-2017 

http://www.nwfolklife.org/festival/ ..

→  June 10, Saturday, Contra Dance! Hands4 with Laurel Thomas calling

10-Jun-2017 

Dance held at Village School, 3411 Willamette Street (site formerly called the old Dunn School) ..

→  Westwind Weekend, Salem Folklore Community’s 31st Annual

05-May-2017 

Salem Folklore Community’s 31st Annual Westwind Weekend When Friday evening May 5 to Sund..

→  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

MORE FOLK NEWS

→  Westwind Weekend, Salem Folklore Community’s 31st Annual

05-May-2017 

Salem Folklore Community’s 31st Annual Westwind Weekend When Friday evening May 5 to Sund..

→  April 19 - House Concert in Monroe - Evie Ladin & Keith Terry

19-Apr-2017 

Evie Ladin & Keith Terry Wednesday April 19 - 6:30 PM Innovative musicians/dancers wit..

CASCADE CONTRAS DANCE CAMP

Save the date - April 7-9

Online Registration now open. Everyone will be admitted until camp is full. Click below to learn more!

Register for Cascade Contras 2017, April 7-9


MIKE MEYERS HOUSE CONCERTS

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

→  March 30 - Kathryn Claire and the Lasses

30-Mar-2017 

Thursday Great harmonies and rich traditions as ingredients in their Americana and Celtic sounds..

→  April 2 - The Murphy Beds

02-Apr-2017 

Sunday Melodic, beautiful harmonies from East Coast's Jefferson Hamer (also a leader of "Sessi..

→  April 21 - Golden Bough

21-Apr-2017 

Friday Beautiful Celtic Trio with world-class harp, guitar, fiddle, harmony vocals, traditions,..

→  April 22 - Joanne Rand

22-Apr-2017 

Saturday For 30 years visionary songsmith Joanne Rand has brought her “Psychedelic-Folk-Reviva..

→  April 27 - Claudia Schmidt

27-Apr-2017 

Thursday One of folk music's most talented and endearing performers. Poet, songwriter, genius! ..

→  April 29 - Celtic Fiddle Festival

29-Apr-2017 

Saturday Celtic Fiddle Festival is Kevin Burke (Ireland) • Christian Lemaître (Britt..

→  May 5 - Pretty Gritty

05-May-2017 

Friday Dynamic and seasoned duo out of Portland - headlined last year's Florence Folk Festival ..

→  May 6 - Rhythm Future Quartet

06-May-2017 

Saturday The acoustic jazz ensemble, Rhythm Future Quartet has a straightforward agenda: to kee..

→  May 19 - Holly Near

19-May-2017 

Friday Holly Near is a pioneer of topical music in the 1970's and endures as one of the mos..

→  May 20 - Moody Little Sister, Sandy Holder and Percy Franklin

20-May-2017 

Saturday Moody Little Sister is the next great band to emerge from Portland. Their songwriting ..

→  June 18 - Piedmont Melody Makers

18-Jun-2017 

Sunday The Piedmont Melody Makers, with Chris Brashear, Alice Gerrard, Cliff Hale, Jim Watson A..

→  June 22 - Roy Book Binder

22-Jun-2017 

Thursday Ragtime/blues legend, "The Book" was a student of the Reverend Gary Davis and is a lea..

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.

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.

FIRST WEDNESDAY SONG CIRCLE

→  Song Circle Updates

02-Nov-2016 

Song Circles are usually held on the first Wednesday of each month from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. F..


MORRIS 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 at the Atrium Building at 8th and Oak, Eugene. For more info call Patricia at 541-686-6117 or email 2riversmorris@gmail.com .

 

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