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.


Watch for information on an upcoming series of workshops, concerts and dances with Little Missy, coming up in November, 2019


Traditional-Live! Coming Events

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Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019
Country Dance Orchestra  The Country Dance Fiddle Orchestra meets to practice a repertoire of Contra and English Country dance music.  Open to all musicians of any level.
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Art Center East, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge, donations appreciated.
More info: Carla, 541-663-0776
Tuesday Dancing - Open Community English Country dance  Mark Lewis leads English Country dancing.  No experience necessary; all dances taught.  Drop-ins welcomed.
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Art Center East, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge, but donations appreciated.
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019
NEOFS Board Meeting  The NEOFS Board meets to discuss society business.
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Market Place Fresh Foods, 1912 4th St La Grande
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019
Old-time Contra Dance (jamming and potluck too)  Our first public, weekend, live-music dance in quite some time.  Families, couples, singles, young and old, all welcome.  Make an evening of it by joining in the instrumental jam, break bread together at a potluck dinner, then enjoy frolic and fun with the Blue Plate Special band for the rest of the evening.
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Where: Art Center East, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
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Community Instrumental Jam  Start a great evening of entertainment with a instrumental jam session.
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Where: Art Center East, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charg
More info: Carla, 541-663-0776
Community Potluck Dinner  Gather with new and old friends to enjoy a potluck dinner.  Ever delicious.
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Art Center East, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Old-Time Contra Dance - Blue Plate Special with Larry B. Smith & Mark Lewis  Dance all sorts of traditional dances, circles, squares, reels and contras, to great music by Blue Plate Special.  No experience necessary; all dances are taught by callers Larry B. and Mark.
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Where: Art Center East, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: $5 suggested donation; no one turned away.
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Saturday, Oct 26, 2019
Celtic Session  Celtic musicians play lively reels, jigs and lovely aires.  Now on the 4th Saturday of the month.
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Market Place Fresh Foods, 1912 4th St La Grande
Cost: No cover.
More info: Matt, 541-310-7889
Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019
Country Dance Orchestra  The Country Dance Fiddle Orchestra meets to practice a repertoire of Contra and English Country dance music.  Open to all musicians of any level.
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Art Center East, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge, donations appreciated.
More info: Carla, 541-663-0776
Tuesday Dancing - Open Community Contra dance  Mark Lewis leads Contra dancing.  No experience necessary; all dances taught.  Drop-ins welcomed.
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Art Center East, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge, but donations appreciated.
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Saturday, Nov 9, 2019
Anything Goes Jam  Anything goes at this jam.  Bring your acoustic instrument and your voice and be prepared to call out a song or a tune; Irish, Bluegrass, Old Time, Square Dance.  All ages welcome!
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Market Place Fresh Foods, 1912 4th St La Grande
Cost: No cover.
More info: Matt, 541-310-7889
Monday, Nov 11-15 2019
Little Missy (Jane Rothfield, Shona Carr) in La Grande  Watch for more specifics.  Expect music and singing workshops, concerts and dancing.  Find more info at http://www.janerothfield.com/little-missy-mother-daughter-duo
Time: 12:00 am Nov 11th - 12:00 am Nov 15th
More info: Carla, 541-663-0776
Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019
Country Dance Orchestra  The Country Dance Fiddle Orchestra meets to practice a repertoire of Contra and English Country dance music.  Open to all musicians of any level.
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Art Center East, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge, donations appreciated.
More info: Carla, 541-663-0776
Tuesday Dancing - Open Community English Country dance  Mark Lewis leads English Country dancing.  No experience necessary; all dances taught.  Drop-ins welcomed.
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Art Center East, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge, but donations appreciated.
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019
Celtic Session  Celtic musicians play lively reels, jigs and lovely aires.
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Market Place Fresh Foods, 1912 4th St La Grande
Cost: No cover.
More info: Matt, 541-310-7889

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