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Bozeman Folklore SocietyFind us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterThe Bozeman Folklore Society (BFS) is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, preserving, enjoying and sharing the music, dance, arts, crafts, and skills of traditional cultures. It is an associate group of the Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS).

 

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Members get $2 off admission to BFS dances and $3 off admission to BFS concerts. Attend 10 events during the 2014-2015 Season (October through September), have your membership card stamped and you'll get a Dance Free Card for a contra dance or Half-Off admission at a BFS concert.

 

>>>>> Folk News Flash <<<<<

The regular contra dance season has wrapped up for the year - thanks everyone for a fantastic year of dancing! The contra dances will start up again in October, and we might have a summer dance or two. Stay tuned for details!

International Folk Dance and Scottish Country Dance are still happening on Tuesday nights - international folk dances starting at 6:30, Scottish dances starting at 8:00. Call 585-2287 for more info.

The Stamp and Camp Festival will be held June 28-29 in Kalispell. International Folk Dancing, lovely camping, and even some indoor accommodations. Friendly, experienced dance leaders and good food. Minimal cost for hall rental.

The Montana Folk Festival  is coming up on July 11-13. The International Folk Dance crew will meet Sat. morning again for IFD from 9-11, at Butte's St. John Episcopal Church. Don't miss the Klezmer band with dance leader Steve Weintraub. Performer list: http://montanafolkfestival.com/pages/festival-info/2014-performers.php?g=17

Bear Hug Mountain Festival Contra Dance Camp Sept. 5-7 at Rollins on Flathead Lake.

Dancing in the Country on the Gallatin/Park County line, Sept. 20-21.

September is membership renewal month. But you can join any time. BFS members play an important role in preserving and promoting folk music and dancing traditions and enjoy these other benefits:

Dancing: BFS sponsors international folk dancing, Scottish country dancing and bi-monthly contra dances (October through May). BFS members receive discount admission at contra dances. See the Dance page for a current schedule.

Music: BFS concerts feature folk, bluegrass and Americana performers in a warm acoustic setting plus the occasional Irish Ceilidh. BFS members enjoy a discount for all concerts. See the Concerts page for more info on upcoming shows and the KGLT Sunday Music Spotlight schedule.

Service: BFS underwrites two KGLT radio shows...  Bluegrass Traditions (Saturdays, 9 to Noon) and The Monday Night Folk Show (Mondays, 7 to 9 pm). We also air excerpts from BFS concerts every other Sunday at noon on the KGLT Sunday Music Spotlight. Information: Newsletter emails provide information on dances, concerts, workshops, and more, plus advance notice of special events.