Traditional-Live! (aka NE Oregon Folklore Society)

Quilt, fiddle and dance shoes on a chair.

Traditional-Live! is based in La Grande, Oregon and presents the following regular events and activities:

We also have sponsored or co-sponsored the following:

For more information on Traditional-Live! or it's activities, contact us at info@neofs.us.  To join or renew your membership, download, print and fill-in our membership form and mail it back to us with your check made out to NEOFS.

Traditional-Live! Coming Events

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Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014
Third Wednesday Irish Session  Celtic musicians play lively reels, jigs and lovely aires.
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Bear Mountain Pizza, 2104 Island Avenue La Grande
Cost: No cover.
More info: Carla, 541-663-0776
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014
Walla Walla Advanced Contra Dance  The Walla Walla dance group presents this annual contra dance targeted towards more advanced dancers.  Less teaching, more dancing, and with more energetic tempos.  Our own Carla Arnold leads a mix of Oregon and Washington based musicians that provide musical inspiration.  A host of regional callers lead the dancing.  More information on the web at http://fam.bmi.net/fsch1.html   Call Mark at 541-962-9355 for carpooling coordination.
Time: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Where: Walla Walla Unity Church, 810 C Street Walla Walla
Cost: $5 each, $3 WWFAM members
More info: Dan Clark, 509-522-0399
Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014
Country Dance Orchestra  Amateur musicians gather to learn pieces from the Contra dance and English Country dance repertoire.  All instruments welcome, especially acoustic stringed and woodwinds.
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Art Center: At the Old Library, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge.
More info: Carla, 541-663-0776
Tuesday Dancing - English Country dance  Larry B. Smith leads English Country dancing.
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Art Center: At the Old Library, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge, but donations appreciated.
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014
Tango Practice  Budding Tango dancers gather to practice their steps.  BYOLR (Bring your own long stemmed roses).
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Art Center: At the Old Library, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge, but donations appreciated.
More info: Jill, 541-963-8982
Tuesday Dancing - Contra Chestnuts: Classic Contra Dances  Do Contra dances with the oldest known pedigrees, known as "chestnuts".  With some dating from the earliest days of our country, they have truly stood the test of time; over 200 continuous years of enjoyment.
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Art Center: At the Old Library, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge, but donations appreciated.
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Thursday, Dec 4, 2014
First Thursday Slow Jam  Newer acoustic musicians playing fiddle tunes at slow and moderate tempos.  For players of fiddle, mandolin, guitar, piano, recorder, penny whistle and Irish drum.
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Bear Mountain Pizza, 2104 Island Avenue La Grande
Cost: No cover.
More info: Carla, 541-663-0776
Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014
Country Dance Orchestra  Amateur musicians gather to learn pieces from the Contra dance and English Country dance repertoire.  All instruments welcome, especially acoustic stringed and woodwinds.
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Art Center: At the Old Library, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge.
More info: Carla, 541-663-0776
Tuesday Dancing - Contra dance  Mark Lewis leads Contra dancing.
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Art Center: At the Old Library, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge, but donations appreciated.
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014
Tango Practice  Budding Tango dancers gather to practice their steps.  BYOLR (Bring your own long stemmed roses).
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Art Center: At the Old Library, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge, but donations appreciated.
More info: Jill, 541-963-8982
Tuesday Dancing - Balkan/International dance  Beth Gilmore leads Balkan/International dancing.
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Art Center: At the Old Library, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge, but donations appreciated.
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014
Third Wednesday Irish Session  Celtic musicians play lively reels, jigs and lovely aires.
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Bear Mountain Pizza, 2104 Island Avenue La Grande
Cost: No cover.
More info: Carla, 541-663-0776
Saturday, Dec 20, 2014
13th Annual Christmas Country Celebration  Celebrate the holiday season with a potluck feast and entertainment followed by participatory dancing.
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Willow School Gymnasium, 1305 N Willow Street La Grande
Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014
Country Dance Orchestra  Amateur musicians gather to learn pieces from the Contra dance and English Country dance repertoire.  All instruments welcome, especially acoustic stringed and woodwinds.
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Art Center: At the Old Library, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge.
More info: Carla, 541-663-0776
Tuesday Dancing - English Country dance  Larry B. Smith leads English Country dancing.
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Art Center: At the Old Library, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge, but donations appreciated.
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014-Jan 1, 2015
New Years Celebration  End the old year and bring in the new with good food, music and dance.
Time: 9:00 pm Dec 31st - 12:30 am Jan 1st
Where: Lewis Residence, 62139 Fruitdale Lane La Grande
More info: Mark or Dianne, 541-962-9355

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