Hear traditional folk music at free concerts in Everett

  • Thu Mar 22nd, 2012 10:57am
  • Life

The Pacific Northwest Folklore Society and the Everett Public Library are teaming up again to present three family concerts of traditional folk music.

These concerts all start at 2 p.m. Sundays at the main auditorium with the first concert scheduled for Sunday at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett.

The concerts are all free.

Here’s the line-up:

Sunday: Tania Opland brings an unusual array of musical instruments to play and uses them all to present a vast repertoire of songs of the world. Some of the instruments she plays are the five-string violin, the wire strung harp, the hurdy gurdy and an Alaskan-made double chambered wooden ocarina. For more on Opland go to www.opland-freeman.com.

April 22: Sara Comer recently became a Certified Champion Old Time Fiddler when she took first at the Washington State Fiddlers Contest in the Young Adult division. She won that division by playing the old-time dance music she grew up with and still continues to spin the stories and play the music of American fiddle music. Read more about Comer at www.sarahcomer.com/aboutus.aspx.

May 20: Squirrel Butter combines guitar and banjo to present Appalachian, jug band and fiddle music along with some clog dancing for a complete family treat. To hear some Squirrel Butter songs go to www.myspace.com/squirrelbutter.

Herald staff