Topic: Live Music

hird Saturday Contra Dance

Written on March 11, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

There’s a Third Saturday Contra Dance coming up on Saturday… WHERE-Grange Hall in Friday Harbor WHEN-Saturday March 16th, 7 till 9 PM PRICE-$10 donation at the door, $5 students This month our caller is Amy Carroll, and our band is Forrest Carroll and Friends. Amy and Forrest have been here for our dances several times,  Continue Reading

Chance Hayden & Andy Coe Guitar Show

Written on March 1, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Chance Hayden and Andy Coe, two front running string slingers of the Pacific Northwest, join forces with an electric guitar band showcasing the depths of their talent and mutual admiration. For over a decade both players have made vast imprints within their respective cities of Portland and Seattle as avid sidemen embracing everything from jazz,  Continue Reading

Gift Machine Band to Play at Herbs on Saturday

Written on February 26, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Psych-pop defenders The Gift Machine are playing a show supporting their new record New Tangles (out via PIAPTK) at Herb’s Tavern at 8:00 pm on March 2nd. PIAPTK is their record label who is based out of Tucson, AZ and was originally founded in Olympia. It stands for People in a Position to Know. They  Continue Reading

Salish Sea Early Music Festival – Early 19th-Century Serenades

Written on February 17, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

Early 19th-Century Serenades for guitar, viola and flute will be presented in this second 2019 Salish Sea Early Music Festival performance featuring guitarist Oleg Timofeyev, flutist Jeffrey Cohan and violist Stephen Creswell. Included will be the Sérénade by guitarist and mandolin virtuoso Leonardo de Call (1767-1815), the Troisième Sérénade by flutist Anton Bernhard Fürstenau (1792-1852),  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance at the Grange

Written on February 12, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

We hear from Alice Dean… The Third Saturday Contra Dance at the Grange will take place Saturday, February 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  This month our caller is Gwen Rousseau from Seattle, and the band is The Luddite Ramblers, also from Seattle. The band features Laurel Stone on fiddle, Jay Finkelstien on guitar and  Continue Reading

Ukulele Superstar Jake Shimabukuro to Perform at Whittier Theatre on Sunday

Written on February 1, 2019 at 3:43 pm, by

Shimabukuro’s wholly unique approach to the ukulele started early. As a youngster growing up in Honolulu, Hawaii, Shimabukuro started playing the instrument at the age of four, learning the basics from his mother, Carol, and then developing his craft further by studying the likes of musical masters such as Eddie Kamae, Ohta-San and Peter Moon.  Continue Reading

7th Annual San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit

Written on January 24, 2019 at 9:17 am, by

The San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit returns to San Juan Island February 2nd  and 3rd for the 7th year of education and celebration of the islands’ food and farming communities.  Offering a selection of twenty different workshops and sessions, this year’s Summit is sure to have something for everyone engaged with our local food system.  Continue Reading

Organ Recital at St. David’s

Written on January 24, 2019 at 9:16 am, by

Richard Lind will perform a recital of French, German, Canadian, and American organ music at 3 pm on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at St. David’s Episcopal Church. The recital is called THE MYSTICAL ORGAN, and includes organ music composed by Jean Langlais, Charles Tournemire, César Franck, Charles-Marie Widor, Johann Sebastian Bach, Denis Bédard, Olivier Messiaen,  Continue Reading

An Evening with Micaiah Sawyer

Written on January 22, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Micaiah Sawyer is coming to SJCT on Saturday, February 9th at 7:30 pm. She hummed her first notes to the melody of Ode to Joy at sixteen months old, wrote her first song at 10, and hasn’t stopped making music since. She has been recognized by and has worked with many prestigious musicians such as  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance

Written on January 14, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

This month’s caller is Marlin Prowell from Bellingham. He runs the very successful dances in Bellingham and is a skilled and very well liked caller in the area. The band this month is The Spuds, our local contra group, all of whom live here on San Juan Island. The band includes Val White on fiddle,  Continue Reading

San Juan Pickathon

Written on January 7, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Celebrate an evening of collaboration, community & charity at the San Juan Acoustic Music Festival! Join Stephen Dyer, of The Rocky Bay Band, along with other local musicians on Saturday, January 26th from 6:30-9:30pm in the Fairgrounds Marie Boe Building.  Enjoy performances by the Rocky Bay Band, Scott Spadafora, Teddy Deane, Kirk Fuhrmeister, Bruce Harvie,  Continue Reading

Cillian Vallely And Kevin Crawford

Written on January 5, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

Organizers Ruth Fleming and Dan Paulson invite you to this event… Sunday January 20th at the Grange at 7:00 Cillian, uilleann piper and low whistle player, and Kevin, flute and whistle player, are part of the hottest Celtic band on the planet, Lunasa who have performed at our theatre to a sold out performance in  Continue Reading

Desolation Sound at the Brewery

Written on January 4, 2019 at 11:20 am, by

Here’s an invitation to you from local band Desolation Sound… Happy New Year! 2019 is going to be a fun year! Let’s try and make it better than 2018, ok? The band will do our part by playing a lot of shows and having an even more eventful year than we did last year. 2019  Continue Reading

An American Village Christmas

Written on December 11, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

The time is near for this year’s December 15th benefit Christmas concert at St. David’s Episcopal Church: An American Village Christmas. The 3:00 pm concert will feature Advent and Christmas hymns and anthems by American composers found in The Sacred Harp, The Southern Harmony, The Mennonite Singing Book, and The Christian Harmony, along with Appalachian melodies  Continue Reading

The Holly and the Ivy

Written on December 10, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Island Haven Animal Sanctuary Benefit Join award winning Celtic harpist Kathie Hardy & local violinist Hannake Klein Robbenhauer for an evening that will warm your hearts this holiday season! Kathie will perform an elegant mix of ancient and traditional Scottish & Irish tunes. She has won several Pacific Northwest Scottish harp competitions, including first place  Continue Reading

The Holly & The Ivy

Written on November 30, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Island Haven Animal Sanctuary Benefit Join award winning Celtic harpist Kathie Hardy & local violinist Hannake Klein Robbenhauer for an evening that will warm your hearts this holiday season! Kathie will perform an elegant mix of ancient and traditional Scottish & Irish tunes. She has won several Pacific Northwest Scottish harp competitions, including first place  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance

Written on November 12, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Come and enjoy some dancing, and have a good time with your friends and neighbors and our excellent caller and band! As always, all dances will be taught, no partner or experience needed WHEN: Saturday November 17th WHERE: Grange Hall in Friday HarborTIME: 7 till 9 MORE DETAILS:  Caller this month-Gwen Rousseau; Band-Not for Sissies  Continue Reading

Childsplay with Karan Casey

Written on November 6, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

Known to its audiences as a celebration of spirited, innovative, and exuberant music, a concert by Childsplay offers a rare glimpse into the intricate weavings of Karan Casey’s beautiful voice, with the sound of all the violins from a single violinmaker, Bob Childs. Childsplay will be coming to the Pacific Northwest in November 2018 starting  Continue Reading

3rd Saturday Contra Dance

Written on October 13, 2018 at 6:31 am, by

It’s coming next weekend: Amy Carroll, well known caller from Seattle, will be our caller, with music provided by “Forrest Carroll and Friends” – Forrest Carroll on fiddle, Frank Blade on guitar, and Jerry Gallagher on banjo, all popular musicians from Seattle. What: 3rd. Saturday contra dance in Friday Harbor Where: San Juan Grange Hall  Continue Reading

Fiddle Supergroup “Childsplay” to Kick Off Farewell Tour in Friday Harbor

Written on October 10, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Childsplay: Fiddlers, Fiddles and Fiddlemaker is pleased to announce the release of their seventh album, “The Bloom of Youth.” The album is the first step in a final farewell tour for the band, many of whom have been in the band for 30 years. Led by violin maker Robert Childs, Childsplay is made up of  Continue Reading

FHHS Band Performs at 66th Annual UW Band Day

Written on September 29, 2018 at 6:03 am, by

Last Spring, the Friday Harbor High School Band was selected to participate in the University of Washington’s 66thannual Band Day event. Nine FHHS band members, seniors Julian Brown and Lucy Urbach, juniors Jack Knapik, Jonah Strasbourger, and Sander Van Hamersfeld, and sophomores Emily Atwell, Blaze Borgquist, Olivia Brown, and Lizzie Lee, joined other Washington high school bands to  Continue Reading

Gospel Jazz Reprise

Written on September 13, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Nine years ago, gospel and jazz lovers attended a pair of concerts at Saint David’s Episcopal Church which both sold out. Apparently they didn’t get enough, because it is going to be done again on Saturday, Sept. 15th, and Sunday, Sept. 16th, starting at 4 pm each day. The reason for the concerts is to  Continue Reading