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Friday, December 27, 2019

January 3rd First Friday Square Dance!

First Friday Square Dance!

Come on out and shake out those winter blues, wiggle your knees and get warm while moving your body to the hot sounds of the Hokum Hi-Flyers and dance callers, Ava Honey, Downhill Dave and Curtis.

At the Mardi Gras Ballroom, 615 S 9th St, Boise.

Doors at 7, music and dancing from 7:30-10:00 
All Ages and EVERYONE is welcomed.

All dances are taught, no experience, partner or special attire is ever needed.  

$7 at the door, kids 13 and under are free. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

December 6th First Friday Square Dance with Birds and Bluegrass!

Hello dancing and music friends! 
This Friday, December 6th is a very special square dance. It will be a benefit for the World Center for Birds of Prey, a square dance, and a CD release for Idyltime's new album 'It's Not Time' including local support by the energetic band, The Lonesome Jetboat Ramblers.  

Here are the details...

Doors @ 6:30
Owl presentation @7:00
Concerts and dancing from 7:45 til late!

Bluegrass and Birds - A Concert and Dance to Benefit the World Center for Birds of Prey! Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for a full evening of music and conservation. Our friends Idyltime will be releasing a new album called “It’s Not Time”, and proceeds from the album release concert will benefit the World Center for Birds of Prey. What a great opportunity to bring our community together to support the arts and the environment!

The World Center for Birds of Prey will kick off the evening at 7pm with a special presentation about the importance of owls. Our owl ambassadors Oliver and Winston (Verreaux's Eagle-owl and Western Screech Owl) will be on the glove for this unique, all-ages presentation.

Following the raptor presentation, the Lonesome Jetboat Ramblers will play a set of hard driving bluegrass before Idyltime plays selections from their new album. Called square dances will be interspersed throughout the evening!

Tickets available at the door only ($10 for adults, $5 for youth, free for kids 4 and under) and proceeds will benefit The Peregrine Fund's World Center for Birds of Prey. The Mardi Gras is ALL AGES!

Food Truck (Tacos and Tortas) will be on site!

Sunday, October 20, 2019

November 1st, 2019 SQUARE DANCE!


What>> First Friday Square Dance with the Hokum Hi-Flyers

When>> Friday, November 1st, 2019, Doors at 7:00, music and dancing from 7:30-10:00
Where>> Mardi Gras Ballroom, 615 S 9th St, Boise Idaho
Who>> EVERYONE! Kids are welcomed! No experience, partner or special get up required ever
Why>> Why not? Come meet your neighbors, be social, get exercise, smile, support live music

Friday, October 18, 2019

Tunes 10/8/19

What a fun session! Thanks to the whole crew for coming with tunes on your minds. It was great to have Gillian join us. Very nice fiddling! Please come again. The hammered dulcimer was sweet! This recording has been fun to listen to. Our band gets stronger and better with each tune repetition we play. That means folks are listening and adjusting. Who could ask for anything more?!

see you next time,


Tunes 10/1/19

This was a great session, and the recordings bear that out! It's so fun to play with this group

Don't forget the dance this Friday night at the Mardi Gras. Hillbilly Auxiliary Band (you) with Idyltime will provide music. This is most of what we'll play. See you soon!


Tunes 9/29/19

That was a fun session! Thanks for coming out and sharing old-time music with some great folks (us). Looking forward to Grandjean, though I won't be able to make it until Saturday. I hope to see you there, and I hope you enjoy these recordings!



Tunes 9/10/19

Thanks for a fun evening of tunes. We have a fine group of folks, and I'm grateful for the sessions with you all! I will be out of town next Tuesday, but with you in spirit. Just a reminder about the square dance on Friday, Oct. 4. The Hillbilly Auxiliary Band (that's you all) is invited to join Idyltime (that's me, Ava, Beth & Tate) for this great family event. We'll talk about this a week from Tuesday and get an idea of tunes we can play.