Portland Folkmusic Society
Forrest O’Connor and Kate Lee
In Concert January 17, 2020
Guest artists Forrest O'Connor and Kate Lee are the first performers of 2020 in the PFS Concert Series. They recorded this video for us. Watch it - they're very good!
December Song Circle
The annual December Song Circle shows the variety of musical traditions and styles of PFS members. It's a safe bet that there will be traditional Christmas songs, satirical Christmas songs, seasonal songs from other traditions, plus a sprinkling of cowboy ballads, Beatles songs, and Hank Williams. Who know? All good.
As always, song circles are a great place to bring friends - they don't have to be members.
March 27-29 2020
Big thanks to Kim McLaughlin for this year's Singtime poster. This is going to be a GREAT Singtime year! Just sayin'...
Opportunity at KBOO FM
We just received the following message from our good friends at KBOO FM, which we are happy to pass on to you...
Dear PFS member,
The KBOO radio early morning weekday folk strip is currently seeking new radio hosts. Prior radio experience is not required. We can provide you with all necessary air room training. All you need is a passion for folk music and a desire to share your favorite songs with the community. The weekday folk strip shows are broadcast live in the KBOO studio from 5:30 to 7:00 am. Radio hosts typically host one show per month and play about 15 to 20 songs during a 90 minute show. As a host you will have access to the incredible KBOO music CD library to research music for your show, interview visiting folk music artists, and be a part of the KBOO folk music collective. If interested, please contact Erin Yanke, KBOO Program Director, at email@example.com.
Your KBOO early morning folk strip hosts
Song Circle Tonight!
The annual December Song Circle
shows the variety of musical traditions and styles of PFS members. It's a safe bet that there will be traditional Christmas songs, satirical Christmas songs, seasonal songs from other traditions, plus a sprinkling of cowboy ballads, Beatles songs, and Hank Williams. Who know? All good.
As always, song circles are a fun place to bring friends - they don't have to be members, they don't have to be singers. They probably DO have to like music, though, but that's just about everybody.
Elsewhere on the site
Check out the Events menu to find about Concerts, Song Circles and other PFS events. This week's concerts are below but there is much more on the Events Calendar
, the most complete interactive listing of folk events in the Portland area. And - Do you have events that should be posted here? Let us know. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Since 1976, Portland FolkMusic Society has been active preserving, presenting and promoting folk music and arts in the greater Portland Oregon area. PFS sponsors song circles, concerts, workshops and retreats, and helps its members and the whole community pass the word around about folk music events, from old time ballads to sea shanties, from 60’s protest folk to contemporary singer-songwriters.
PFS is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Portland Folkmusic Society
P.O. Box 1448
Portland, OR 97207-1448