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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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
Saturday, Dec 27-31 2014
Christmas Country Folk School  A variety of workshops, presentations and activities at a variety of locations.  Check back for details later.
Time: 10:00 am Dec 27th - 4:00 pm Dec 31st
Saturday, Dec 27, 2014
Folk School - Bluegrass Jam at Meacham General Store  Play Bluegrass and Old-time at an old-time location; a high, lonesome sound, high in the Blue Mountains.
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Meacham General Store, 64364 Old Oregon Trail Meacham
Cost: Free
More info: Carla, 541-663-0776
Folk School - Singing in Rounds with Denise  Denise Hattan leads an all-comers session singing rounds.  Limited to first 12 participants.  Contact Denise for location.
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free
More info: Denise, 541-975-1725
Sunday, Dec 28, 2014
Folk School - Intro to Zimbabwean Marimba (Session 1)  Members of Kupenga Marimba Band will get you started playing Tsuro, a traditional Zimbabwean tune, on these wooden keyed instruments.  No previous musical experience required; come to one or both sessions.
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Where: Art Center: At the Old Library, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: Free
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Folk School - Learn an Irish Tune with Beth  Beth Gilmore teaches an Irish fiddle tune.  Appropriate for most portable acoustic instruments; some musical experience recommended.
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Bear Mountain Pizza, 2104 Island Avenue La Grande
Cost: Free
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Monday, Dec 29, 2014
Folk School - Learn an Irish Tune with Larry  Larry B. Smith teaches an Irish fiddle tune.  Appropriate for most portable acoustic instruments; some musical experience recommended.
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Bear Mountain Pizza, 2104 Island Avenue La Grande
Cost: Free
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Folk School - Intro to Zimbabwean Marimba (Session 2)  Members of Kupenga Marimba Band will get you started playing Tsuro, a traditional Zimbabwean tune, on these wooden keyed instruments.  No previous musical experience required; come to one or both sessions.
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Art Center: At the Old Library, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: Free
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014
Folk School - Learn an Irish Tune with Larry D.  Larry Dickerson from College Place, WA teaches an Irish fiddle tune.  Appropriate for most portable acoustic instruments; some musical experience recommended.
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Bear Mountain Pizza, 2104 Island Avenue La Grande
Cost: Free
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014
Folk School - Learn an Irish Tune with Melody  Melody Huitt teaches an Irish fiddle tune.  Appropriate for most portable acoustic instruments; some musical experience recommended.
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Bear Mountain Pizza, 2104 Island Avenue La Grande
Cost: Free
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
Thursday, Jan 1, 2015
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, Jan 6, 2015
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 - Traditional Dance Potpourri  Larry B. Smith leads dances selected from his gigantic archive of traditional dances.  Many a surprise, never a disappointment.
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, Jan 13, 2015
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, Jan 20, 2015
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, Jan 21, 2015
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
Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015
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

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