WHAT IS SEATTLE SONG CIRCLE?
We’re just a bunch of folks who enjoy getting together to sing — no particular expertise required.
We sing mainly folksongs (your definition thereof), but you may hear almost anything at one time or another. We have no dues or other memberships requirements, though we are associated with the Seattle Folklore Society.
How Does it Work?
We meet weekly on Sunday evenings in someone’s home.
Once we get started, singing goes around the group in a circle. When your turn comes,you may choose to sing something, request a song from the group in general or from a specific person, or pass (and those–aside from those of common courtesy–are all the rules we have).
We all join in on choruses and anything else we recognize. There’s no official body of songs, though a lot of people bring Rise Up Singing (AKA “The Blue Book”) or other songbooks. Some people accompany themselves on various instruments, some don’t.
When and Where Do We Meet?
We meet every Sunday, at 7pm, usually in somebody’s living room. People drift in and out any time between the official starting and ending times.
On the first Sunday of the month, the living room is generally at the home of Eric and Dana D’Asaro, 9739 Lakeshore Blvd NE, and often on the 3rd Sunday at the home of Dick and Karen Seymour, 5415 Greenwood Ave. NW–but it’s not a bad idea to call to be sure that isn’t the one month it moved.
New 2017: Second Sundays at Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N 85th St Seattle, WA – this is between Greenwood and Aurora. level entry and plenty of parking behind the building.
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What Else Do We Do?
We host a stage on Friday from 1:00 – 8:00pm at the Northwest Folklife Festival on Memorial Day weekend. It is sort of a mini RainyCamp or a RainyCamp Reprise. Lots of fun!