Song Circles

Remember those nights at camp when you were a kid? Song Circles are kind of like gathering around the campfire and sharing music, but (usually) without the fire. PFS sponsors a couple of different types of song circles - some weekly and some monthly. Every person in the circle has an opportunity to lead, suggest or request at least one song.

Some of the homes where song circles are held are not child-safe. Check with the host to see if it's appropriate to bring small children.

The Second Saturday Song Circle is hosted by a different household each month, from about 7:30 PM to midnight. Potluck dinners (if any) usually begin at 6:00 PM. (But each host sets the times; see below.) Come to sing or to listen.

May 12
6:30 snacks-only social; 7:00 sing
Barry Gorden and Jinx Kuehn
Kennedy School community room
5736 NE 33rd Portland 97211
503-280-9765 H
503-816-6407 cell

June 9
6:00 potluck; 7:30 sing
Bonnie Messinger and Steve Mullinax
4648 SW 39th Drive, Portland 97221
503-863-7700 or 503-863-7698

If you want to host a circle or want more information, call Kathleen Ingerson at 503-459-6276. Your house should be big enough for 20-25 people.

To see a list of other song circles, see the Folk Calendar page.

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