A special gathering in celebration of music and dance traditions.
Presented by Traditional-Live! (Northeast Oregon Folklore Society)
Saturday, May 9th, 2015, the second Saturday in May, Traditional-Live! (NE Oregon Folklore Society) is again presenting a special traditional music and dance event, SpringAlive. We hope you will come and share with us and each other your love and interest in traditional dance and dance music.
Three years ago now we invited some special guests to lead our regular monthly contra dance and took advantage of their presence to hold a music and dance workshop that day as well.  Both leaders and participants had such a good time that we decided to do it again, and now it's become a tradition.
Our guests, Massachusetts fiddler, caller, composer, etc., David Kaynor and Portland musicians Sue Songer and Lanny Martin, are returning. We expect to have a similar format as last year, but plans are still in the works, so check back later for more details (or subscribe to our email list). As in previous years we will have a dance workshop with David and a dance ensemble workshop with Sue on Saturday afternoon, as well as opportunities for individual musicians and small ensembles to have one-on-one workshop time with our special guests. As in previous years, a community potluck precedes the big, gala dance Saturday night. And as always, we'll do our best to match out-of-town guests with local hosts for home stays.
We'll be in a new location this year, the gymnasium at Willow School, with a high quality hardwood floor and tons of dancing space. Room for all.
Please plan to join us on the second Saturday in May to help us celebrate traditional music and dance.