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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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October 2017 - Square Dance with Joanne Pontrello and Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals; House Concert with Bruce Molsky's Mountain Drifters

October 14 - Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social

Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals
Chimacum Valley’s own Joanne Pontrello will calling squares on October 14th and Quimper Grange.  Dancin starts at 8PM and goes till 11PM.  Joanne is bringing her friends and neighbors, Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals, also Chimacum Valley residents, to rock out the tunes.  Wild Phil includes Becky Evasick, Quenn Charrier, Phil Andrus, Carol Sword and Tom Fenollosa.  I don’t think I need to remind all you dancers that these guys have a track record, having played for countless squares
Caller Joanne Pontrello
and contras around Jefferson County.  The October dance represents a delightful opportunity to hear and dance to a fantastic local caller and band.

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 $6; 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.  

Monday October 16, 7:00 pm Molsky's Mountain Drifters House Concert and 3:30- 5pm  Band workshop 

. . .led by all the members of Molsky's Mountain Drifters. Participants will have the opportunity to play as a whole group then split off into fiddle, banjo and guitar sessions.

Port Townsend’s Quimper Grange hosts master fiddler and Grammy nominee Bruce Molsky and Molsky’s Mountain Drifters for a workshop and concert on Monday October 16. There is nothing to compare to an acoustic house concert experience at the Grange. Join your friends and enjoy the spirit of a traditional music community. The workshop will begin at 3:30 in the afternoon and the concert follows at 7:00pm.  Molsky will be joined by well known claw-hammered banjo player Allison DeGroot and guitarist Stash Wyslouch of the Deadly Gentlemen.

"Bruce Molsky is one of those great players who "gets it": has all the links to the past but is happy not to be chained to it"- Mark Knopfler

Suggested donation for the concert is $15-20 at the door. 
Suggested donation for  the band workshop is $25.
Doors open a half hour before each event.

October 21 - Contra Dance with Isaac Banner and the Chim Chums

Get on down to the Grange for the 3rd Saturday Quimper Grange Contra Dance featuring Seattle caller Isaac Banner with local band The Chim Chums. A long-time contra dancer, Isaac started calling contra dances in the Pacific Northwest in early 2016. He strives to bring moments of magic into the lives of newcomers and veteran dancers alike. 

The Chim Chums play southern tunes with a contra attitude. 

Dancing starts at 7:30.  All dances are taught.  All ages and abilities are welcome.  Come as a single, double, family, or bring the whole tribe.  The Quimper Grange Hall is located at 1219 Corona St. in Port Townsend.  Call if you need additional information.  360-602-1270.

September 2016 - Square Dance on Union Wharf with Gabe Strand and Friends

September 9 - Square Dance with Gabe Strand and The Dry Hoppers

Caller Gabe Strand
Seattle caller, Gabe Strand and The Dry Hoppers will be hosting the monthly Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social in September.  And, just for fun, and just because it's Wooden Boat weekend in Port Townsend, we are going to dance on Union Wharf, at the foot of Taylor Street in downtown Port Townsend. The dance is on Saturday, September 9th, at 8 PM.  Gabe will be calling squares, circles and reels to live music.  Music will be served up by Seattle's The Dry Hoppers.  Partners and experience are not necessary.  All dances taught.  All ages welcome.  Square dancing on deck during calm seas has been part of the sailor's tradition for hundreds of years. Celebrate this year's festival with a square dance under the stars on Union Wharf..  From 8 PM to 11 PM.  Free.

This dance is sponsored by Quimper Grange and ptcommunitydance.com

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

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