Vivian & Phil Williams play for dance Saturday, Oct. 2nd
Vivian and Phil Williams play the hoedowns, reels, waltzes, dance tunes, and songs that came to the Pacific Northwest with the pioneers over the Oregon Trail, and later immigrants. This dynamic, foot stomping music is played on acoustic instruments - fiddle, guitar, banjo and mandolin - as it was in the old days. It brings back the images of relaxing after a hard day on the Trail, the Saturday night dance in the Grange Hall, and the simple pleasures of having a good time playing music with friends and neighbors after the day's chores are done.
"Vivian Williams has long been heralded as a master of Celtic, old-time and bluegrass styles. Williams is a prize winning fiddler with long experience of playing for dances around her native Seattle, and her playing has the lift and drive needed for good barn dancing." Sing Out Magazine
Caller Amy Carroll
Amy has been folk dancing longer than she can remember and has been calling dances since 1987. She calls traditional American folk dances: contras, squares, circles and play party games for all ages and ability levels. She has called at public contra dances, preschools, elementary schools, weddings, bars, grange halls, auctions, birthday parties, festivals, theNorthwest Folklife Festival and worked as a dance artist-in-residence at the elementary level. Given 8 people, 5 minutes, and a couple dozen square feet, Amy can create a dance.
Dance starts with a workshop on the basics at 7:30, then dancing from 8:00 to 11:00. Admission is by donation. The Black Diamond Community Hall is at 1942 Black Diamond Rd., Port Angeles. Come and have a great time!