40th Anniversary

40th Anniversary

Portland Folkmusic Society's 40th Anniversay

Founded at the end of 1976, PFS is 40 years old in 2016-2017. We organized a bang-up free concert and party in December, 2016, but it was snowed out! (We hope to reschedule in the spring.)

40th Anniversary Music Medley Video

Leo Kaminski has assembled a wonderful video showcasing PFS talent. It's illustrated with photos of PFS members and friends, from monthly sings, Singtime Frolics at Camp Howard, Camp Adams, and Menucha.

Watch the complete video

Founding of PFS

Meryle Korn, who was there at the inception of PFS, has written a not-so-official history, naming names and dates. She starts out:

“Late in the summer of 1976, John Ullman (who also helped found the Seattle Folklore Society) contacted a bunch of young folkies to brainstorm about starting a folklore society in Portland...”

Read the full text.

Portland FolkMusic Society: Your Connection to FolkMusic in the Pacific Northwest!

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