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Wanna have a house dance or a dance part with friends? All you need is 8 dancers and a little space. We can organize a band and caller for any event big or small. Dave Thielk 360-385-3308.

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February 2017 - Hoot and Holler Square Dance; House Concert with Hoot and Holler!

February 1st First Wednesday Old Time Jam with Dave Thielk

Dave in the chicken coop!
Dave Thielk will be leading the tunes this month at the First Wednesday Quimper Grange February Jam.  Dave will be playing in the key of D and the key of A (fiddle tuned AEAE).   Dave has been dancing squares, and contras since 1976, when he moved to Seattle and immersed himself in the now infamous dance scene led by stalwarts such as the Mudflap Ramblers, and Sandy Bradley.  Shortly afterward, Dave started playing back up guitar, then banjo, and more recently fiddle.  Dave approaches the fiddle from the dance perspective, but also goes back to original source material before making tunes his own.  He will be playing tunes from John Salyer, Ernie Carpenter, Melvin Wine, Brad Leftwich, Bruce Molsky, Tommy Jarrel, James Bryan and others.




Saturday February 11 - Square Dance with Dave Thielk and Hoot and Holler

Caller Dave Thielk
Hoot and Holler (Amy Alvey on fiddle, and Mark Kiliansky on guitar) are coming to Quimper Grange to play the February 11th square dance. Local caller Dave Thielk will be rapping out the dance moves. Hoot and Holler are on a West Coast tour, and we were able to schedule them for both our monthly square dance and a house concert (see below). These guys have energy and drive, and put a really nice edge on old time dance music. It will be a rocking good dance.
Hoot and Holler

Dancing starts at 8 PM but you can come at 7 and jam with the band! All dances are taught. All ages and experience levels are invited. Families,
tribes, couples, and lone coyotes are all welcome. Cost is $6 for adults; 16 and under are free. 1219 Corona. Bring a personal water bottle, please, and optional snacks to share with other dancers. See you there!

For more info, call Dave at 360-602-1270.

Sunday February 12 - House Concert with Hoot and Holler

Bi-costal singer-songwriters and instrumentalists Mark Kilianski and Amy Alvey, better known as Hoot and Holler, are kicking off 2017 by releasing a brand new album “Reasons to Run”, and embarking on their third annual west coast tour. That tour includes a stop in Port Townsend, playing for a dance on February 11th, and performing a house concert on February 12th from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

Amy and Mark present a hearty dose of traditional songs and tunes, with a contemporary edge, on fiddle, guitar, and banjo as well as original songs and compositions. Their songwriting evokes the
Hoot and Holler's latest album
"Reasons to Run"
feeling of a cross country road trip, through the swamps of Louisiana and the deserts of New Mexico.

Amy and Mark, Berklee College of Music grads, are debuting brand new material from their upcoming album, "Reasons to Run," in addition to previous releases, “Nothing If Not Young,” and “Is This Goodbye.” The performance will be spring-loaded with rare energy and exceptional musicality as they unleash their best, and freshest works.
 
Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona.  Suggested donation $10 - $20.  For more information call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.

January 2017 - Dave Thielk Calling Squares with the Possum Carvers; Annual Fundraiser Contra Dance with Eric Curl and Airstream Traverler

January 14 - Square Dance in the New Year with The Possum Carvers and Dave Thielk calling! 


The Possum Carvers
A post-holiday storm?  Yep, at Quimper Grange! January 14!  Caller Dave Thielk, along with the

Caller Dave Thielk
carnivorous Possum Carvers, welcomes all ages and all abilities.   Come on down to the Grange by your lonesome, with a friend, or with your tribe.  All dances taught, all ages and experience levels are welcome, all dances are taught.  Dancing starts at 8:00; or come at 7:00 and jam with the band.  Dancers are encouraged to bring snacks to share, and their own personal water bottle.  For more info call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.

December 2016 - Square Dance with Caroline Oakley and Friends

December 10 Square Dance - Portland Caller Caroline Oakley and the Old Time Highway


Photo:
Caroline Oakley
Portland caller Caroline Oakley is coming to the Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social on December 10th. Last December, Caroline drove dancers at Quimper Grange wild while calling from behind her guitar. This year, Caroline is bringing the Old Time Highway with her to knock out the dance tunes. The combination will be an exuberant pre-holiday dance experience.

Dancing starts at 8 PM but you can come at 7 and jam with the band! All dances are taught. All ages and experience levels are invited. Families, tribes, couples, and lone wolfs are all welcome. Cost is $6 for adults; 16 and under are free. 1219 Corona. Bring a personal water bottle, please, and optional snacks to share with other dancers. See you there!

For more info, call Dave at 360-602-1270


December 17th, 7:30 to 11:00 Last Contra Dance of 2016

Kate Powers and David Miller from Sequim will be the musicians for the last contra dance of the year. In 2010 Kate, age 10, won a scholarship from the Washington Old Time Fiddlers, now at age 16 she is a first rate fiddler and violinist, playing, writing and arranging all types of music from classical to Cape Breton to Jazz.  She plays with incredible feeling and amazing dynamics adding great spirit to the dance. she is joined by David Miller on guitar bringing the extra drive to keep our feet moving. 


Lindsey Dono will be calling. Lindsey, originally from Massachusetts, brings an easy , calm approach to contra dances and it will be a pleasure to have here here in Port Townsend calling our December dance. From 7:30-8PM there will be a lesson.

Come join the fun dancing to live music.  Admission is $6, 16 and under free. Any questions cal, Tinker at 360-379-2882