Wanna have a house dance????

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. email me - Dave Thielk

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September 2016 - Square Dance at the Wooden Boat Festival with Scrimshaw Stringband; Sept. 17 Contra Dance with Au Contraire and Tinker Cavallaro

Square Dance on Union Wharf!

Come on down to Union Wharf, at the foot of Taylor Street in Port Townsend, on Friday, August 26
at 7 PM to dance squares - over the water and under the stars!  Rosie Sweetman will be calling;  Dave Thielk and friends knocking out dance tunes.  Check it out.

Old Time Jam with Tony Goldenberg - Sept 7th, 7:00

The first Qumper Grange Old Time Jam of the the season will be led by local musician, Tony Goldenberg. He will be playing simple southern tunes starting in in the key of A (AEAE tuning). He is planning to teach Pretty Little Girl (or something like it) then will be playing tunes in the key of D (ADAE). Tony's playing focuses more on rhythm and less notes. So get out your fiddles, banjos, guitars, etc and come join us. You are encouraged to bring snacks for the break and to donate a couple of bucks (or more) to help with the ongoing costs of maintaining the Grange hall.  1219 Corona in Port Townsend,  For more info, contact edavidt@gmail.com.

Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social September 10th at 8 PM

Square Dancing for Mariners!.

Caller Dave Thielk
Local caller, Dave Thielk will be hosting the monthly Quimper Grange Square Dance and Social at the Cotton Building (right next to the Pope Marine Park) in downtown Port Townsend on Saturday, September 10th, at 8 PM as part of the 2016 Wooden Boat Festival  He will be calling squares, circles and reels to live music. The Seattle based band Scrimshaw Stringband will be playing rocking hard traditional dance music with a seafaring edge.  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 at the Cotton
Building..  From 8 PM to 10 PM.  Free.

This dance is sponsored by Quimper Grange, the Wooden Boat Festival, and ptcommunitydance.com

Dave Thielk   360-301-6005

Au Contraire Plays for the Contra Dance - Postponed until Saturday September 17 at the Quimper Grange

Tinker Cavallaro will be calling the dance. Come join in the fun as we dance together. Contra dancing is a wonderful, traditional, community building dance form. No partner necessary.

The dance will start at 7:30 and end about 10:30. The cost is $6.00, 18 and under for $3.00, free for little ones under 3.
The Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona St., in Port Townsend. Any questions call Tinker @ (360) 379 2882.

October 3rd, 7:00 Quimper Grange  House Concert
Bruce Molsky,  Master Old Time Fiddler

Bruce Molsky is one of the most revered ambassadors for American traditionalold-time music.  Skilled on fiddle, guitar and 5string banjo, he has spent several decades as a globetrotting performer, ethnomusicologist, educator, and recording artist.  With seven solo recordings, over a dozen collaborations and two Grammy-nominations, Bruce has been praised by a diverse group of fans and collaborators including Linda Ronstadt, celtic giants Donal Lunny and Andy Irvine, jazzer Bill Frisell and dobro master Jerry Douglas. 

In concert, Molsky digs deep to transport audiences to another time and place, with his authentic feel and the unearthing of almost-forgotten rarities from the Southern Appalachian songbook.  Known primarily for his fiddle playing, Bruce is also a fine guitar and 5 string banjo player and he has a distinctly resonate voice.  From tiny folk taverns in the British Isles to huge festival stages to his ongoing workshops at the renowned Berklee College of Music, Molsky seduces audiences with his excellent musicianship and conversational wit that can make even Carnegie Hall feel like a front porch or parlor jam session. Guitarist Mark Knopfler summed it up best when he said “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”.

The house concert will be held at the Quimper Grange Hall, 1219 Corona St, Port Townsend.  Doors will open at 6:45pm with the concert starting at 7pm and admission at the door is by a suggested donation of $15-$20.  There are no advance ticket sales) More information can be found at  www.brucemolsky.com.