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.


Register now for the English Country Dance Class and Grand Ball.  Classes start Wednesday, January 8.  Ball on Saturday, March 28, 2020


Traditional-Live! Coming Events

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Saturday, Feb 22, 2020
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
Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020
English Country Ball Dance Lesson (7 of 10)  Dance away the winter blues! English country dance is easy to learn and easy on the body. Enjoy it's gentle movements to glorious music while making new friends. Be part of the revival of a dance form with nearly 500 years of history; stately, playful, dreamy, joyous.. all these and more.  Gala ball on March 28th.  Full info at neofs.us/englishball.
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Art Center East, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: $65 for 10 classes & ball ($45 for Art Center East or Trad-Live! members)
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020
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
Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020
English Country Ball Dance Lesson (8 of 10)  Dance away the winter blues! English country dance is easy to learn and easy on the body. Enjoy it's gentle movements to glorious music while making new friends. Be part of the revival of a dance form with nearly 500 years of history; stately, playful, dreamy, joyous.. all these and more.  Gala ball on March 28th.  Full info at neofs.us/englishball.
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Art Center East, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: $65 for 10 classes & ball ($45 for Art Center East or Trad-Live! members)
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020
English Country Ball Dance Lesson (9 of 10)  Dance away the winter blues! English country dance is easy to learn and easy on the body. Enjoy it's gentle movements to glorious music while making new friends. Be part of the revival of a dance form with nearly 500 years of history; stately, playful, dreamy, joyous.. all these and more.  Gala ball on March 28th.  Full info at neofs.us/englishball.
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Art Center East, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: $65 for 10 classes & ball ($45 for Art Center East or Trad-Live! members)
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020
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
Tuesday, Mar 17, 2020
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, Mar 19, 2020
English Country Ball Dance Lesson (10 of 10)  Dance away the winter blues! English country dance is easy to learn and easy on the body. Enjoy it's gentle movements to glorious music while making new friends. Be part of the revival of a dance form with nearly 500 years of history; stately, playful, dreamy, joyous.. all these and more.  Gala ball on March 28th.  Full info at neofs.us/englishball.
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Art Center East, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: $65 for 10 classes & ball ($45 for Art Center East or Trad-Live! members)
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020
Organizational Meeting (open to all)  Motivated members of Traditional-Live! meet to try to get ourselves better organized.  Meet in the lobby.  This meeting to be chaired by Carol Messinger.
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Le Bebe Cakes Coffee Shop And Bakery, 1103 Washington Avenue La Grande
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Saturday, Mar 28, 2020
English Country Dance Intensive: Ball Dance Review  Final review of the dances to be done at this evening's English Country Ball.  Live music by George Penk and Heather Pinney and attendance by out-of-town ball guests make this a not-to-be-missed event.  A final review for registered English Country Ball participants only.
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Where: Art Center East, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: Included in fee for English Country Ball participants.
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
La Grande English Country Ball  A Gala English Country Ball with music performed by George Penk and Heather Pinney.  Festive attire encouraged, but not required. Class attendance or prior English Country Dance experience required for participation.  Contact Mark if interested and for scholarship information.
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Where: Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church Parish Hall, 1002 L Avenue La Grande
Cost: Permission required for admission: $35 or $25 for Trad-Live! or ACE member, scholarships may be available for 25 years and younger
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355, info@neofs.us
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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