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 360-602-1270 and leave a message.
Old Time Tunes at Discovery Bay Brewery on 1st and 3rd Sundays in June.
No regularly scheduled square dances this summer (June, July and August), but be on the look out for a more spontaneous square dance event downtown this summer (Union Wharf?). I will keep you posted.
In the mean time, I have started an Old Timey Session at Discovery Bay Brewery on the 1st and 3rd Sundays from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. These have been really fun! On June 2nd! The infamous Becky Evasick will be drawing on the bow. Backing her up will be Carol Hardy, Dave Thielk, Nancy Katz and Terry Weiner. Should be a rousing good set of tunes! Hope to see you there.
On June 16, Steelhead will be playing tunes along with some guest musicians. Details coming!
May 11 Square Dance - Susan Michaels calls for the Canote Brothers and their Happy Pals, Nancy Katz and Jack Dwyer
The Canote Brothers
Susan Michaels from Vashon Island will be calling squares and related on May 11, starting at 8 PM at Quimper Grange. The band is none other than the fabulous Canote Brothers. Adding to the mix will be bassist Nancy Katz and banjoist Jack Dwyer.
Susan Michaels was the featured caller at the 2016 Dare to be Square West in Seattle. She calls . . . everything . . and does it with style and energy. She is hailed as one of the top callers on the west coast. The May square dance is guaranteed to be most excellent. And, as if Susan isn't enough to get you all to the dance, the Canote Brothers and Their Happy Pals will laying down the beats for you all. The Canotes have been playing in the Northwest for dances, events and their own radio show for over four decades. Their personal and musical enthusiasm, energy and humor knows no bounds. Nancy Katz is an exceptional musician, with decades of playing bass, guitar and banjo. She will be laying down the bass beats for this dance. Jack Dwyer, a well known mandolinist and banjoist is also joining the group.
All dances are taught. All experience levels are welcome and encouraged.
Caller Susan Michaels
This is a family friendly event (no alcohol). Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona in Port Townsend. Admission is $7; 16 and under is free. For anyone bringing their own personal water bottle, or arriving on foot or bicycle, admission is $5. Let's reduce our impact! Bring yourself, a special friend, the family, or the whole tribe and be prepared to rock out on this holiday weekend. Come at 7 and jam with the band. For more information, call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.
The infamous Tony Mates of Seattle will be calling squares at Quimper Grange on Saturday, April 13 at 8PM. Tony Mates has called dances for decades, and in places far and near. A Seattle favorite and founding member of the Seattle Subversive Square Dance Society, Tony has called many dances at our Quimper Grange hall over the past 10 years, as well as Fiddle Tunes, Dare to be Square Events, and many others.
Knocking out tunes will be Atlas Stringband, also from Seattle. Atlas has been playing together since the 2006 Festival of American Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend, WA where they jammed together for hours and days on end, wallowing in the energy and spirit of the music. Their rollicking dance tunes and hard driving rhythms come from the 1920s, 30s and 40s, the golden era of Old-Time music. The current lineup includes David Parker (fiddle), Morgan John (banjo), Robert Hinrix (bass), and Tom Collicott (guitar). If we are in luck, we may get to hear some of their vocals in between dance tunes.
All dances are taught. All experience levels are welcome and encouraged. This is a family friendly event (no alcohol). Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona in Port Townsend. Admission is $5 if you arrive on bike or foot or bring a non disposable water bottle; $7 for car drivers; 16 and under is free. Bring yourself, a special friend, the family, or the whole tribe. Come at 7 and jam with the band. For more information, call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.