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June 2017 - The Bow Weevils Concert and Square Dance on June 10th

June 10, (Sat ) 7:00 Bow Weevils  Concert and Square Dance!

Check out the June music and dance event at the Grange!   A concert AND dance, all for the price of one admission!  The Bow Weevils are coming to the Quimper Grange on June 10th at 7PM.
The Bow Weevils

The Bow Weevils are Olympia, WA kids who play both traditional and original compositions with various ever changing combinations of fiddle, guitar, banjo, ukulele, bass and their voices. 
Band members are: Rizley Cox, Hatcher Cox, Ellie Davis, Annie Davis, and Ruby Neatherlin. With their ripe old ages ranging from 11-15 they've already appeared at multiple festivals and workshops including the Mud City Old Time Social, Oly Old Time Festival, Dare-to-be-Square West and the Portland Old Time Gathering.

The Bow Weevils love camping at music festivals together, playing for dances, and busking. They are part of an entourage of Olympia musicians including parents, friends and music mentors who are regulars at Centrum's Fiddle Tunes Festival. Ruby has been coming to Fiddle Tunes since she was a babe in arms and has been participating for 8 or 9 years, Annie and Ellie have participated for about 8 years and Hatcher and Risley have participated for about 7 years.

The June 10th event at Quimper Grange will start with a concert at 7:00. At the break chairs will be pushed aside for square dancing; Bow Weevils playing, Dave Thielk calling. On Friday June 9th at 2:30 you can tune in to KPTZ 90.7 FM to hear the Bow Weevils on Phil Andres' radio show,"Tossed Salad". You can also visit the Bow Weevil's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thebowweevils/ 
Admission to the concert and dance suggested donation $5-10. No one turned away. 
Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona Street in Port Townsend. Doors open at 6:45 
Questions? Call Marla 360-385-6924

May 2017 - Square Dance with Suzanne Girardot with the Barn Owls





May 13 - Suzanne Girardot with the Barn Owls


The last spring square dance is coming up fast. On May 13, Seattle caller Suzanne Girardot is a veteran caller with a very big dance repertoire, This is the first she will grace Quimper Grange hall with her wonderful calling. The Barn Owls are an old-timey, country trio from Seattle. One late summer evening, Brittany Newell, Hanna Traynham and Kate Lichtenstein spent hours trading tunes
The Barn Owls
photo credit Jessica C. Levine
around the woodstove. By the end of the night, they were a band. The Barn Owls bring an intuitive and inventive bent to the old-time and early country music tradition, mixing high energy dance tunes with tight three-part harmonies on traditional and original songs. Morgan John will be joining them on bass for this dance.

Caller Suzanne Girardot
All dances are taught. All ages and experience levels are welcome. This a family friendly event.  Please bring your own personal water container. And, if inclined, bring some light snacks to share.

Dancing starts at 8 PM, but you can come at 7 PM and jam with the band. Adults $6. 16 and under free.  For more info, call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.



May 19 - Tinker Cavallaro and Dave Thielk with the Chim Chums and Becky Evasick

If you haven't checked out the Chimacum Grange dances yet, it is high time to get out there. They have run about 6 dances this year, mostly squares.  This Friday, the night will be split between Tinker calling contras and Dave calling squares.  The band is the Chim Chums - with Dave Thielk on fiddle, Katya Kirsch on banjo, Carol Hardy on guitar, and Roger Pick on concertina.  Becky Evasick will play fiddle with the band for the square set.

All dances are taught. All ages and experience levels are welcome. This a family friendly event.  Please bring your own personal water container. And, if inclined, bring some light snacks to share.

Dancing starts at 7:30 PM, Adults $6. 16 and under free.  For more info, call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.

April 2017 - Amy Hofer and Anticipation at the April Square Dance

April 5th, 7-9 Old Time Jam, Led by Tony Goldenberg


Tony will start the jam teaching “Little Gal’ll Fool Ya”, a Roan Mountain Hilltoppers tune in the key of D and switching to the key of A and may play something in G. For those of us familiar with Tony’s excellent southern fiddling style this will be a real treat; rhythm, tone, cool tunes. What more could you ask for?


Players of all levels are welcome. $1 -$2 donation to help pay for heat. Bringing snacks to share is encouraged. Doors open at 6:45. Questions? Call Marla at 360-385-6924.

April 14th, Friday, 7:30 to 10:30 Square and Contra at Chimacum Grange

Square and contra dance this Friday at Chimacum Grange. The Wild Phil Band along with Tinker Cavallaro and Dave Thielk will be be rocking the dance groove, from 7:30 to 10:30. ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS DANCE WILL GO TOWARDS VET BILLS INCURRED WHEN CHARLIE, THE GOOD DOG, BECAME ILL AND DIED LAST MONTH. Come out and support Becky and dance your feet off on Friday April 14.

April 15th, Saturday 7:30 to 11:00 - Contra Dance

1/2 hour lesson 7:30 to 8:00 !

Local wonders Kristin and Otto Smith and their band "The Boathouse Band" with Lori Bernstein on bass and others joining in to add to their incredible melodic and diverse music, will be playing for the dance 

Jay Finkelstein, a popular caller in the Seattle- Olympia contra dance community, is also a musician and avid dancer. His appreciation of the relationship between the music and the dances brings a clarity and ease to his calling... a good match to the smooth and flowing music of the the "Boathouse Band"  Admission $6, under 16 free


April 22nd, Saturday - Square Dance and Social with Amy Hofer, and The Anticipations


Caller Amy Hofer 
Note:  Unfortunately, Amy Hofer will be unable to come to Port Townsend for this dance. Dave Thielk will be the substitute caller for this dance.  

April showers bring - Earth day and more dance fun! Portland caller Amy Hofer, along with the the one night stand band, The Anticipations, are coming to Quimper Grange on April 22nd at 8 PM.  This is Amy's third visit to Quimper Grange. If you haven't danced squares with Amy, you haven't danced. The Anticipations include the musical and remarkable Bruce Reid (fiddle) and Bonnie Zahnow (guitar) from Seattle, and the vivacious and energetic Port Townsender, Jeanie Murphy (banjo).  Rumor has it that other musicians may join the band during the evening.

All dances are taught. All ages and experience levels are welcome. This a family friendly event.
Bruce Reid and Bonnie Zahnow
Dancers are advised to bring their own personal water container. And, if inclined, they can bring some light snacks to share.
Jeanie Murphy
Dancing starts at 8 PM, but you can come at 7 PM and jam with the band. Adults $6. 16 and under free.

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