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Leela and Ellie's Tour Schedule

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**Note: Solo performances by Leela or Ellie are noted at the date of booking.**

Also, see Leela and Ellie's Past Appearances:
2012 * 2011 * 2010 * 2009 * 2008 * 2007 * 2006

Upcoming Appearances:

2014

Ongoing Leela. Portland, OR. Leela Grace Music and Dance School. Leela is offering classes in Appalachian Clogging/Percussive Dance, By-Ear Harmony Singing, and Clawhammer Banjo and private lessons in old time banjo for all levels. Contact Leela (leelagracemusic@gmail.com) for more info or visit: Leela's Teaching Page
Ongoing Ellie. Northampton, MA. Ellie Grace's School of Dance and Music. Ellie is in the MFA program in Dance at Smith College, but may be offering classes in Cape Breton Step Dance and Clogging as well as private guitar, clogging, mandolin, and ukulele lessons and more... For more information: Go to Ellie's Class Page
Saturday, May 3, 2014 Leela. Portland, OR. Songwriters in the Round: Chris Kokesh, Matt Meighan, Richey Bellinger, and Leela Grace. 7:00pm. $20. This very special show will likely sell out.18th Avenue Peace House, Portland, OR. Contact matt@mattmeighan.com for advance tickets and information.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 Leela. Portland, OR. House Concert with Kelly Bosworth and Leela Grace. 7:30pm. Tickets: $17.50 (advance) $20 (door). Kelly Bosworth and Leela Grace are cousins who share a life-long love of singing, harmonizing, and great songs. They will perform a very special show in the NE Portland living room where they spent many evenings singing together with family and friends for fun...Seating is very limited. Find out more and purchase advance tickets HERE.
July 21-27, 2014 Ellie. Swannanoa, NC. Swannanoa Gathering Old-Time Week. Ellie will be on staff once again, leading the Teen Gathering and teaching Clogging II. More information: http://www.swangathering.com/catalog/ot/old-time-week.html

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2014

Saturday, January 18, 2014 Leela. Portland, OR. Portland Old Time Gathering. Leela will once again be part of the incredible gathering, teaching an Appalachian Clogging workshop at 3pm. More information here: http://www.bubbaguitar.com/gathering/schedule
February 19-23, 2014 Leela. Kansas City, MO. Folk Alliance International Conference. Leela will be attending and showcasing. More information: http://www.folkalliance.org/conference

2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013 Leela. Portland, OR. Portland Old Time Gathering. Leela will be performing as part of the Gathering! 1pm-2pm with Betsy Branch and Lisa Ornstein! Most events are free. Check out the website to find out more about the festival. Jamming, classes, square dancing, concerts, parties, fun fun fun! Info: http://www.bubbaguitar.com/festival/
Friday, January 25, 2013 Leela. Kent, WA. KEN WALDMAN & THE SECRET VISITORS: A Roots Music Variety Show. 8:00pm. Leela will be performing as part of this amazing show, featuring Ken Waldman, (Alaska's Fiddling Poet), The Tallboys (Seattle old time band)  Mark Roberts & Andrea Cooper (twin banjo/twin flute duo), Kevin Carr (fiddle & pipes & stories)
 $18/$15/$10 general/senior/youth. Info:
www.kentwa.gov/arts/spotlight/ or www.kenwaldman.com
February 21-24, 2013 Leela. Toronto, Ontario, CANADA. Folk Alliance International Conference! Leela will be attending and showcasing. www.folkalliance.org
Friday, March 22, 2013 Leela. Portland, OR. House Concert with Lisa Ornstein and Betsy Branch! Inner SE Portland. Please RSVP for directions and to reserve a spot! Suggested donation $15 gen / $10 student. Contact : Abbie Weisenbloom, (503) 233-4945 / abbiew@froggie.com
July 4-7, 2013 Leela AND Ellie. Middleton, WI (near Madison, WI). National Women's Music Festival! Leela and Ellie will be returning to perform on the main stage and offer workshops at this amazing festival! More info: http://www.wiaonline.org/
July
21-26, 2013
Ellie. Swanannoa, NC (near Asheville, NC). Swannanoa Gathering Old-Time Week at Warren Wilson College. Ellie will be on staff, teaching Clogging II and a brand new class just for teens! More info: http://www.swangathering.com/index.html

2012

Jan. 12, 2012
Thursday
Leela AND Ellie. Lafayette, IN. Indiana Fiddler's Gathering Presents Leela and Ellie Grace in Concert! Show at 7:30 pm, Doors at 6:30 p.m. At the Wells Cultural Center, 638 North Street, Lafayette, IN (corner of North and 6th St-- easy lot and street parking). Tickets: $12 advance / $20 door. More info: www.indianafiddlersgathering.org or fiddlers@dcwi.com or
765-742-1419
Jan. 13, 2012
Friday
Leela AND Ellie. Columbus, OH. Six String Concerts Presents Leela and Ellie Grace! 8:00pm | Doors open at 7:30pm. Columbus Performing Arts Center (Shedd Theater). 549 Franklin Ave. Columbus, OH. Mitch Barrett Opens. Tickets: $20 advance | $23 door | $15 Students | $5 Youth. More info: http://www.sixstring.org/  
Jan. 14, 2012
Saturday
Leela AND Ellie. Salem, OH. The Dulci-More Concert Series Presents Leela and Ellie Grace in Concert. 7:30 PM. The concert will take place in the Meeting Room of the Salem Historical Society, 208 South Broadway, Salem, OH 44460. Admission: $10 at the door (advance reservations are not required). A total of $5 more covers all the children in a family for the concert! Refreshments will be served at the intermission. The entrance to the meeting room is through the back door on East Alley. More info: www.dulcimore.org or from Bill Schilling at bill@dulcimore.org or 330-332-4420.
March 4, 2012
Sunday
Leela. Portland, OR. Leela Grace/Lincoln Crocket at Mississippi Pizza. 6:30-8:30pm. $7 cover, free for kids under 13. 3552 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland, Oregon 97227. Just a fun, laid-back show -- each playing a set and sitting in on a few of each other's songs. So excited to finally play a show with Lincoln! More info: http://www.mississippipizza.com/
March 14-19, 2012
 
Leela. Portland, OR. Leela's Clawhammer Banjo II, By-Ear Harmony Singing, Beginning Appalachian Clogging, and Intermediate Percussive Dance Classes Start! More Info: Leela Grace Music Page
March 15, 2012
Thursday
Leela. Portland, OR. Portland Revels Spring Salon. 7 to 9pm. 2237 SE Ash, Portland, OR 97214** Leela will talk about the history of clogging, play some old time banjo tunes and songs, demonstrate clogging with fiddle accompaniment from Betsy Branch (Portland Revels Associate Music Director), and if the audience is game, possibly teach a few basic clogging steps! Requested donation: $15 adults, $10 seniors (age 65 and over) and students. More info: www.portlandrevels.org **Venue space is limited, so we recommend that you pre-register by calling the Revels office at 503-274-4654 or email info (at) portlandrevels.org
April
13-14, 2012
Leela AND Ellie. Boonville, MO. Big Muddy Folk Festival We are so excited to return to one of our favorite festivals. It takes place in historic Thespian Hall in the lovely Missouri River town of Boonville. Get your tickets early! We'll be presenting workshops during the day on Saturday and performing in the Saturday evening show. More info: http://bigmuddy.org/
May 9, 2012
Wed.
Ellie. Asheville, NC. The Magnetic Field. Ellie begins a three-week residency at this stellar venue in the River Arts District. This week, Ellie will debut an array of original songs and host a number of very special guest musicians. Info: http://themagneticfield.com/
May 11, 2012
Friday
Leela AND Ellie. Zanesfield, OH. Leela and Ellie Grace in Concert at the Mad River Theater Works. 7pm. 2790 Sandusky Street, Zanesfield OH 43360. Suggested donation: $15. Info: bob@madrivertheater.org or 937-465-6751
May 12, 2012 Leela AND Ellie. Bellefontaine, OH. Farmer's Market. 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
May 12, 2012
Saturday
Leela AND Ellie. Pittsburgh, PA. House Concert! 6:30pm potluck supper followed by concert at 7:30pm. $15 Donation. RSVP to Cindy at cah329a "at" gmail.com if you wish to attend.
May 13, 2012
Sunday
Leela AND Ellie. Marietta, OH. Mother's Day Afternoon Concert through the Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series at Washington State Community College. 3pm. Free and open to the public.
Seat Passes in Advance: Call 740.374.8716. Washington State Main Campus - Arts & Sciences Center. Room: Graham Auditorium. More info:
http://www.wscc.edu/campus-a-community/evergreen-arts-a-humanities.html
May 16, 2012
Wednesday
Leela AND Ellie. Asheville, NC. The Magnetic Field. 8PM. Located at 372 Depot St. Asheville, NC (in the River Arts District). Leela and Ellie will share a magical night of music! Tickets: $8.00. Info: http://themagneticfield.com/
May 17, 2012
Thursday
Leela AND Ellie. Floyd, VA. Concert at the Floyd Country Store. 6PM-8PM. Free admission. Part of the Hotel Floyd Concert Series! At the Floyd Country Store 206 S. Locust St. Floyd, VA 24091. Info: http://www.floydcountrystore.com/events-on-stage/hotel-floyd-concert-series-2012 
May 19, 2012
Saturday
 
Leela AND Ellie. Takoma Park, MD. Institute of Musical Traditions  Next-To-The-House Concert. 8 pm. Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, MD. Tickets: $15 advance, $18 door. Students with ID: $12 advance, $15 door. More Info: http://www.imtfolk.org or GRACES2012
May 20, 2012
Sunday
Leela AND Ellie. Bryn Athyn (Philadelphia), PA. Private House Concert. Limited spots may be available.
May 23, 2012 Ellie. Asheville, NC. The Magnetic Field. 8PM. Located at 372 Depot St. Asheville, NC (in the River Arts District). The final show of the residency will feature Ellie’s brand-new, old country band, the Weeping Willows (with Pearl Shirley)! $8.00. Info: http://themagneticfield.com/
May
25-28, 2012
Leela AND Ellie. Socorro, NM (75 miles south of Albuquerque). FolkMADness 2012 Music and Dance Camp. Leela and Ellie will be on staff, leading singing, percussive dance, and much more! More info: http://www.folkmads.org/folkmadness.html
June 3-9, 2012 Ellie. Charlottesville, VA. Beat Retreat. Teaching, performing, and collaborating at a gathering for professional percussive dancers from across the country. Public performances and workshops TBA.
June 9, 2012 Leela. Eugene, OR. Out/Loud Queer Women's Music Festival. Ken Kesey Square, Downtown Eugene. Gates @ 12pm. Leela will perform around 2:20pm. Tickets: Available at UO Ticket Office (541-346-4363) Free for youth 17 and under, $5 UO Students, $7 general admission. Other performers include Nina Sky and Andrea Gibson.
June 28-July 1, 2012 Leela AND Ellie. Middleton, WI (near Madison, WI). National Women's Music Festival! Leela and Ellie are excited to be performing and offering workshops at this amazing festival! Other performers include Holly Near, Melanie DeMore, Jamie Anderson, Emma's Revolution, Toshi Reagon, and many more... More info: http://www.wiaonline.org/
July
9-13, 2012
Leela. Wallowa, OR. Wallowa Fiddle Tunes Workshop. Leela will be on staff teaching clawhammer banjo. More Info: Wallowa Valley Music Alliance Website
July
17, 2012
Tuesday
Leela. Portland, OR. The Secret Garden @ The NW Portland Int'l Hostel. 6:30 - 9:30pm. Leela will be the featured performer! 425 NW 18th Ave. Portland. Open mic starts at 6.30pm, followed by the featured musician (Leela) playing two sets (7:30-8pm and 9-9:30pm). German barbecue, with vegetarian options, and beverages are available. Join people from all over the world in this beautiful garden for some good music! NO COVER. Donations for the musicians are welcome.  More info: http://nwportlandhostel.com/summer-music-in-the-secret-garden-2012/
July
19, 2012
Ellie. Hendersonville, NC. Kanuga Conference Summer Guest Period Concert. With Pearl Shirley of Blue Eyed Girl.
July
20, 2012
Ellie. Asheville, NC. Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands.  12:30 PM at Asheville Civic Center with Blue Eyed Girl. More info: www.southernhighlandguild.org
July
22-27, 2012
Ellie. Swanannoa, NC (near Asheville, NC). Swannanoa Gathering Old-Time Week at Warren Wilson College. Ellie will be on staff, teaching Mandolin I and Clogging II. More info: http://www.swangathering.com/index.html
Aug. 2, 2012 Ellie. Hendersonville, NC. Kanuga Conference Summer Guest Period Concert.With Pearl Shirley of Blue Eyed Girl.
Aug. 3, 2012 Ellie. Blacksburg, VA. 32nd Annual Steppin' Out. The Weeping Willows (Ellie Grace, Pearl Shirley, and Travis Stuart) perform at 5:20 PM on the acoustic stage. www.blacksburgsteppinout.com
Aug. 4, 2012 Ellie. Robbinsville, NC. An Appalachian Evening Concert at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center. 7:30 pm. Ellie’s old country band, The Weeping Willows, at a beautiful venue in Western North Carolina! Info: http://www.stecoahvalleycenter.com/
Aug. 4-11, 2012 Leela. Plymouth, MA. Pinewoods English and American Week. Leela will be on staff, teaching percussive dance and harmony singing. More info: http://www.cdss.org/english-american.html 
Aug. 12, 2012 Leela. Somerville, MA. Special House Concert at the home of Julie Vallimont. A fun, informal evening of music! Leela is on the east coast to teach percussive dance and by-ear harmony singing at Pinewoods camp and she was able to fit in one special show. She'll sing some pretty songs, she'll play some rocking' old time banjo tunes.. Who knows what might happen. 
Aug. 18, 2012 Leela. Portland, OR. House Concert with Betsy Branch and Lisa Ornstein. Private. 
Aug. 19, 2012 Ellie. Hendersonville, NC. Kanuga Conference Summer Guest Period Concert. With Pearl Shirley of Blue Eyed Girl.
Sept. 7-9, 2012 Ellie. Remus, MI. Wheatland Music Festival. Bringing powerful percussive dance to this renowned music festival as a member of the "Beat Retreat!" www.wheatlandmusic.org
Sept 12, 2012 Leela. Portland, OR. By-Ear Harmony Singing and Beginning Clawhammer Banjo Classes begin at Artichoke School of Music. Wednesdays 6PM-8:30PM. Contact Leela (leelagracemusic@gmail.com) for more info or visit: Leela's Teaching Page
Sept 23, 2012 Leela. Portland, OR. Leela Grace, Lisa Ornstein, and Betsy Branch at Mississippi Pizza. 6PM-8PM. Don't miss this amazing night of music, featuring rockin' old time tunes and songs, three-part harmonies, and a healthy dose of Appalachian clogging! These three powerful instrumentalists (two fiddlers and a banjo player) recently performed together for the first time in a private house concert and are excited to present their first open-to-the-public show as a trio. Tickets: $5-$10* sliding scale at the door. *($10 requested -- all goes to the musicians!) More info: Facebook Event or http://www.mississippipizza.com/ Mississippi Pizza: 3552 N. Mississippi Ave. Portland, Oregon 97227. (503) 288-3231
Oct 2, 2012 Leela. Portland, OR. Clawhammer Banjo II, Beginning Appalachian Clogging, and Intermediate Appalachian Clogging Classes begin at Stomptown Collective in SE Portland. Tuesdays 6PM-9:00PM. Contact Leela (leelagracemusic@gmail.com) for more info or visit: Leela's Teaching Page
Dec. 13-16, 2012 Leela. Portland, OR. Portland Christmas Revels Show. Leela will be a guest artist, playing banjo, singing, and clogging with the Revels! This year, the show will be a celebration of early American and Appalachian music, dance and cultural traditions. Expect toe-tapping tunes, as well as high-energy clogging and square dancing to chase the winter darkness away. In addition to an auditioned 60-person chorus, guest artists will include Suzannah Park from Asheville, NC and the following wonderful Portland musicians: Sophie Vittels and Betsy Branch (fiddles), Kevin Sandri (guitar and bass), and Gabrielle Macrae (guitar, bass, and banjo). All performances take place at the historic Scottish Rite Center Theater at 709 SW 15th Ave (SW 15th and Morrison, with main door on Morrison St.) in downtown Portland, Oregon. Tickets go on sale on October 24, 2012. More info: http://www.portlandrevels.org/revels.php?page=christmas-revels-2012
Dec. 16, 2012 Ellie. Asheville, NC. Swannanoa Solstice at the Diana Wortham Theater.  2 PM and 7 PM. Ellie will be appearing with Twistycuffs (a Cape Breton stepdancing troupe that she directs).  More info: (828) 257-4530

2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011 Leela. Portland, OR. Portland Old Time Gathering. Leela will be offering a free clogging workshop 1:45 p.m.-2:30 p.m. at The Scottish Rite Center, 1512 SW Morrison. Most events are free. Check out the website to find out more about the festival. Jamming, classes, square dancing, concerts, parties, fun fun fun! Info: http://www.bubbaguitar.com/festival/
January 26-27, 2011 Leela. Portland, OR. Leela's New 7-Week Music and Dance Classes Start! Leela will be teaching Beginning Clawhammer Banjo, By-Ear Harmony Singing, Beginning Appalachian Clogging, and Intermediate Appalachian Clogging. Contact Leela (leelagracemusic@gmail.com) for more info or visit: Leela's Teaching Page
Saturday, January 29, 2011 Leela. Portland, OR. Artichoke Hootenanny and Singalong. Leela will be a guest performer at this special evening celebrating Artichoke Music's 40th anniversary! 8:00 p.m. at the Backgate Stage at Artichoke Music: 3130 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Tickets $10 available at Artichoke Music. Info: http://www.artichokemusic.com/calendar.php
February 16-20, 2011 Leela. Memphis, TN. Folk Alliance International Conference. Leela will be attending and showcasing. More info: http://www.folkalliance.com/
March 4-5, 2011 Ellie.  Brasstown, NC. Blue Eyed Girl. John C. Campbell Folk School. Ellie's all-female, old-time band plays an evening concert and provides music for a community dance. www.folkschool.org 
Sunday, March 13, 2011 Leela. Portland, OR. Hollywood House Concert w/ Putnam Smith.
Don't miss this amazing evening with TWO banjo-playing songwriters -- one from Portland, Maine and one from Portland, Oregon! Check out Putnam Smith at: http://www.putnamsmith.com/  Your concert admission includes a wonderful seasonal buffet created by Sasha Kaplan, following the music.  Admission is $30 per person, by check to Matt Miner, 2335 N.E. 41st Ave., Portland 97212, or PayPal to mattminermusic@gmail.com.
April
23-24, 2011
Leela AND Ellie. Asheville, NC. Biltmore Estate. 2 p.m.-6:30 p.m. each day with shows at the top of the hour. At the Antler Hill Barn. More info: http://www.biltmore.com/
Monday, April 25, 2011
7:30p.m.
Leela AND Ellie. Asheville, NC. Leela and Ellie Grace In Concert at The Magnetic Field. 7:30 p.m. 372 Depot Street Asheville, NC. Tickets available at the door: $10 ($5 for students + starving artists). Leela and Ellie present an evening concert for the first time in Ellie's adopted hometown! More info: http://www.themagneticfield.com/
Saturday, May 7, 2011 Leela. Portland, OR. Leela Grace and Chris Kokesh in Concert at Artichoke Music. 8 p.m. show at the Backgate Stage at Artichoke Music: 3130 SE Hawthorne Blvd. 8 p.m. (Doors at 7:30 p.m.). Tickets $15. Info: http://www.artichokemusic.com

Leela and Ellie Grace Midwest Tour (May 13-21, 2011):

Friday, May 13, 2011
7:30p.m.
Leela AND Ellie. Kansas City, MO. KC Folk Music presents Leela and Ellie Grace in Concert.  Doors at 7 p.m., concert at 7:30pm. The house concert will take place at 3900 Harrison Street; Kansas City, MO 64110. Admission is $15 at the door. Seating is limited--first come, first served. Snacks provided. Parking on the street. More info:  http://www.kcfolkmusic.org
Saturday, May 14, 2011
8:00p.m.
Leela AND Ellie. St. Louis, MO. Leela and Ellie Grace at The Focal Point. 8 PM. Tickets: $13/$15, sold at the door and in advance at: Music Folk, 8015 Big Bend, Webster Groves, MO (314) 961-2838 &
The Maya Café, 2726 Sutton, Maplewood (no phone orders) and at preceding Focal Point shows. The Focal Point is located at 2720 Sutton Blvd. Maplewood, MO 63143 . More info:
e-mail or http://www.thefocalpoint.org/ or 314-781-4200.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
2p.m.- 6p.m.
 Leela AND Ellie. St. Louis, MO. By-Ear Harmony Singing and Appalachian Clogging Workshops at the Folk School of St. Louis.  3155 Sutton Blvd. Maplewood, MO 63143. Beginning Appalachian Clogging Workshop 2-4 p.m. By-Ear Harmony Singing Workshop 4-6 p.m. Cost: $30 each or two for $50
(two people from the same household counts for 2) Information/Register: 
http://www.folk-school.org/Workshops.html
 
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
6:30p.m.
Leela AND Ellie. Alton, IL. Leela and Ellie Grace Present a Program at the Hayner Library. 6:30 p.m. Free! Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall, 132 Alton Square, Alton, IL 62002. This program will take place at 222 Alton Square Mall in the program room on the upper level of the mall (at the top of the escalator next to Vitamin World). Register at 1-800-613-3163. Info: http://www.haynerlibrary.org/ .
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
8:00p.m.
Leela AND Ellie. Fairfield, IA. Leela and Ellie Grace at Cafe Paradiso. 8 p.m. Cafe Paradiso 101 North Main Street; Fairfield, IA 52556. Tickets: $12/$10. More info: (641) 472-0856 or http://www.cafeparadiso.net
Thursday, May 19, 2011
7:30p.m.
Leela AND Ellie. Warrenville, IL (Chicago area).The Fox Valley Folklore Society and the Warrenville Park District present Leela and Ellie Grace in Concert. 7:30 p.m. Warrenville Community Building
3S240 Warren Ave., Warrenville, IL 60555. $15 admission ( $10 students and seniors ). Info:
JuelU@aol.com or 630-897-3655 or here
Saturday, May 21, 2011
7:30p.m.
Leela AND Ellie. Columbia, MO. Leela and Ellie Grace in Hometown Concert with Open Borders Music Series. 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:00pm). 2615 Shepard Blvd, Columbia, MO 65201. Admission: $12 at the door ($6 for those over 65 or under 16). Info: (573) 673-740, Facebook Event Page
July 23-30, 2011 Leela. Plymouth, MA. Harmony of Song and Dance Week at Pinewoods. Leela will be on staff teaching By-Ear Harmony Singing, Clogging, Banjo, and more! Info: http://www.cdss.org/harmony.html
August 7-14, 2011 Leela. Elkins, WV. Augusta Heritage Center Old Time Week. Leela will be on staff teaching Beginning Banjo and more. Info: http://www.augustaheritage.com/otw.html
August 21-27, 2011 Leela. near International Falls, MN. Mallard Island Songwriters' Retreat. Leela will spend a week writing songs with 9 other songwriters on Mallard Island in the Boundary Waters area of northern Minnesota!
August 27, 2011
7:00p.m.
Leela. International Falls, MN. Mallard Songwriters Concert at the Backus Community Auditorium. 7 p.m. 900 5th St, International Falls, MN. Fresh from a week-long writing retreat on Mallard Island, the participants, including Leela, Chris Kokesh, L.J. Booth, and more, will share their new creations and old favorites.
August 27, 2011 Ellie (with Blue-Eyed Girl). Robbinsville, NC. An Appalachian Evening Concert at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center. 7:30 pm. An evening with Ellie's band, Blue Eyed Girl of Asheville, the exciting coalescence of three young women whose roots sink deep into traditional music and dance. Their high-energy dance numbers, sweet Appalachian vocal arrangements, and old-time rhythmic flair draw from the music passed down to them from their families. More info: http://www.stecoahvalleycenter.com/events.html
Sept. 17, 2011
8:00p.m.
Leela. Portland, OR. Artichoke Music 40th Birthday Celebration Concert (at the Alberta Rose Theatre). 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00 p.m.). Leela will be one of the performers along with Anne Weiss, Kate Power and Steve Einhorn, and many more. Tickets: $25.00
Purchase tickets online at
http://www.albertarosetheatre.com, at Artichoke Music or the Alberta Rose Box Office, located at 3000 NE Alberta Street in Portland.
Sept. 21, 2011 Leela. Portland, OR. New 6-Week By-Ear Harmony Singing and Beginning Clawhammer Banjo Classes Start! To find out more, visit: Leela Grace Music Class Page
Nov 16, 2011 Leela. Portland, OR. Leela's New 6-Week Banjo and Harmony Singing Classes Start! Leela will be teaching Beginning Clawhammer Banjo, Clawhammer Banjo II, and By-Ear Harmony Singing II. Contact Leela (leelagracemusic@gmail.com) for more info or visit: Leela's Teaching Page

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2010

Jan. 13, 2010 Leela. Portland, OR.  Artichoke Community Music School. Leela starts three new 8-week classes: Beginning Clawhammer Banjo, Clawhammer Banjo II, and By-Ear Harmony Singing! Contact Leela (leela @ gracefamilymusic.com) for more info or visit: Artichoke Community Music School or Leela's Lesson Page
Jan. 14, 2010 Leela. Portland, OR.  Harmony Hour at Alberta St. Pub. Leela is the featured guest, doing a solo set and sharing the stage in three-part harmony with wonderful hosts, Chris Kokesh and John Henry Bourke!  Hear the harmony, feel the love. Tix: $5.00 at the door. Starts at 6:30PM Location: Alberta Street Pub. 1036 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR. More info: http://www.myspace.com/albertastreetpub
Feb. 6, 2010 Leela. Portland, OR. Winterfolk 22!  Leela will perform as part of this amazing evening of music show benefitting the Sisters Of The Road at the historic Aladdin Theater in Portland This year’s headliner is Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary)!  Tickets are $28 advance and $30 on the day of the show. Tickets available at: Ticketmaster outlets 503-224-4400/ 866-448-7849; the Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave., 503-234-9694; and Music Millennium, 3158 E Burnside, 503-231-8926. More info: http://www.sistersoftheroad.org/wa/sisters/of_the_road/winterfolk_22/
March 26, 2010 (Friday) Ellie. Keyser, WV.  FiddleKicks Performance at Church-McKee Arts Center located at Potomac State College. Ellie joins clogging company FiddleKicks as a solo dancer, musician, and featured singer. More info: http://www.fiddlekicks.com/
April 10, 2010 (Saturday) Ellie. Montreat, NC.  Blue Eyed Girl  Southeast Regional Association of Experiential Education Conference. Ellie performs with her all-woman old time band, Blue-Eyed Girl. More info: http://southeast.aee.org/
April 11, 2010 (Sunday) Leela. Portland, OR.  Hollywood House Concert with Tim Grimm. 6 p.m. Leela will be doing a half-hour solo set as a special guest for national touring singer-songwriter, Tim Grimm (http://www.timgrimm.com). House Concerts are followed by chef Sasha Kaplan’s amazing light seasonal buffet. You may bring your own wine or beer. Invitations are $30 each, first paid, first reserved. E-mail Matt Miner at mminer@hevanet.com for more information. You can also call for more information at 503-484-8196.
April 14, 2010 (Wed.) Leela. Portland, OR. 7-Week Beginning Clawhammer Banjo Class at Artichoke Music. Wednesdays for 7 weeks April 14-May 26, 2010. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Fee: sliding scale $115-$70. New! You can now PRE-REGISTER and PAY ONLINE for this class securely using your credit card (via paypal). Information: Leela's Lesson Page
April 21, 2010 (Wed.) Leela. Portland, OR. 6-Week Beginning Appalachian Clogging Class at Maldon Meehan Dance Studio. Wednesdays for 6 weeks April 21-May 26, 2010. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Fee: sliding scale $100-$60. New! You can now PRE-REGISTER and PAY ONLINE for this class securely using your credit card (via paypal). Information: Leela's Lesson Page
April 22, 2010 (Thurs.) Leela. Portland, OR. Songwriter’s Roundup at Artichoke Music. 7 p.m. Leela will be the featured performer, doing a half-hour solo set at 8 p.m. Cost: $5. More information:
 
Artichoke Music Calendar. Artichoke Music is located at: 3130 SE Hawthorne, Portland, Oregon 97214
May 8-9, 2010 Ellie. Asheville, NC.  Ellie presents performances at the Biltmore Estate. More info: www.biltmore.com.
May 15, 2010
(Saturday)
Leela. Portland, OR. For the Sake of the Song at the Edgefield Winery. 7-9 p.m. Leela will present a 20-minute solo set and share an in-the-round set with the two other performers, Kory Quinn (http://www.myspace.com/koryquinn) and Matt Meighan (http://www.mattmeighan.com). This will take place at the beautiful Mcmenamins Edgefield Winery (http://www.mcmenamins.com/885-edgefield-winery-tasting-room) 2126 S.W. Halsey St.
Troutdale, OR 97060, (503) 665-2992
June 9, 2010 Leela. Portland, OR. New Clawhammer Banjo Classes begin. See Leela's Teaching Page for more information.
July 18-24, 2010 Ellie. Swannanoa, NC Swannanoa Gathering Old Time Music & Dance Week. Ellie will be on staff. Info: http://www.swangathering.org/
August 8-15, 2010 Leela. Elkins, WV. Augusta Heritage Center Old Time Week. Leela will be on staff teaching Beginning Banjo and more. Info: http://www.augustaheritage.com/otw.html
August 21-22, 2010 Ellie. Asheville, NC.  Biltmore Estate.  Ellie presents music and percussive dance with Blue Eyed Girl (her band with Pearl Meuller and Annie Fain Liden) at the Antler Hill Barn. Info: www.biltmore.com
September 4-5, 2010 Ellie. Asheville, NC.  Biltmore Estate.  Ellie presents music with Blue Eyed Girl at the Antler Hill Barn. Info:  www.biltmore.com
September 19, 2010 Ellie. Asheville, NC. Blue Eyed GirlHeritage Weekend Blue Ridge Parkway's Folk Art Center. More info: http://www.southernhighlandguild.org/
September 21, 2010 Leela. Portland, OR. Leela’s Beginning Clawhammer Banjo Class begins at Artichoke Music. 5:45-6:45 p.m. Tuesdays for 8 weeks. $80-$135 Sliding Scale. For more info and/or to register, visit Leela's Teaching Page
September 22, 2010 Leela. Portland, OR. Leela’s Famous By-Ear Harmony Singing Class begins at Artichoke Music. 5:45-7:15 p.m. Wednesdays for 8 weeks. $120-$200 Sliding Scale. For more info and/or to register, visit Leela's Teaching Page
September 25, 2010 Ellie. Asheville, NC.  Blue Eyed Girl. University of North Carolina at Asheville.  Ellie and Blue Eyed Girl provide music for a contra dance.
October 1-3, 2010 Leela AND Ellie! near Edmonton, Alberta CANADA. Northern Bluegrass Circle Presents the Fall Bluegrass Workshop at Camp He Ho Ha in Lake Isle, AB. Leela and Ellie will be on staff teaching an intensive Appalachian Old Time Music class, performing, and leading jams. More information at: http://www.bluegrassnorth.com/ 
October 8-11, 2010 Leela. Seal Rock, OR. Music & Percussive Dance Retreat. Workshops in many styles of percussive dance, by-ear harmony singing, sean-nós singing, and much more! Workshops with: Brian Hart, Shannon Dunne, Leela Grace and Maldon Meehan. There will be 5 workshops per day on Saturday and Sunday for a total of 10 workshops. Cost: Sliding Scale $150-$200. Room and board separate. Details and registration: http://sealrockweekend2010.eventbrite.com/
More info:
www.maldonmeehan.com
October 16-17, 2010 Leela. Portland, OR. The Brightening Glance: A Percussive Dance Show with Stringed Migration, The Maldon Meehan Dancers, Leela Grace, Shannon Dunne, and Brian Hart!  Sat., Oct 16 at 7 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Echo Theater, 1515 SE 37th Ave., Portland, OR. Tickets: Sliding Scale $20-40.
Details and Tickets:
http://brighteningglance.eventbrite.com/
More info:
www.maldonmeehan.com
October 22, 2010 Ellie. Asheville, NC  Blue Eyed GirlCraft Fair of the Southern Highlands. Ellie performs with her all-woman old time band, Blue-Eyed Girl. More info: http://www.southernhighlandguild.org/
November 6, 2010 Ellie.  Jonesborough, TN. Blue Eyed Girl. Contra Dance. Ellie performs with her all-woman old time band, Blue-Eyed Girl. More info: http://www.historicjonesboroughdancesociety.org/
November 11, 2010 Leela. Portland, OR. Beginning and Intermediate Clogging Classes. Leela is offering two 6-week clogging classes on Thursday nights at the Maldon Meehan Dance Studio in SE Portland. Info: Leela's Teaching Page or leelagracemusic@gmail.com
November 13, 2010 Ellie.  Boone, NC. Blue Eyed Girl. Contra Dance. Ellie performs with her all-woman old time band, Blue-Eyed Girl. More info: www.boonecountrydancers.org
November 17, 2010 Leela. Portland, OR. By-Ear Harmony Singing II Class. Leela is offering a 5-week harmony class on Wednesday nights at Artichoke Music in SE Portland. Info: Leela's Teaching Page or leelagracemusic@gmail.com
November 20, 2010 Ellie. Marietta, OH.  Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series located at Washington State Community College. Ellie joins clogging company FiddleKicks as a solo dancer, musician, and featured singer. More info: www.fiddlekicks.com
November 21, 2010 Ellie. Cambridge, OH.  Cambridge Concert Association at Scottish Rite Auditorium. Ellie joins clogging company FiddleKicks as a solo dancer, musician, and featured singer. More info: www.fiddlekicks.com
December 3, 2010 Leela. Portland, OR. Concert with Leela Grace and Chris Kokesh! Don't miss this incredible show! At the Little Church in Alberta Arts (5138 NE 23rd Ave. Portland, OR 9721). 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Get more information and tickets HERE or e-mail chris@chriskokesh.com or 503-720-5894
December 19, 2010 Ellie. Asheville, NC. Swannanoa Solstice at the Diana Wortham Theater.  2 PM and 7 PM. Ellie will be appearing with Twistycuffs (a Cape Breton stepdancing troupe that she has been teaching).  More info: (828) 257-4530

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2009:

January 17, 2009 Leela. Portland, OR. 10th Annual Portland Old Time Music Gathering. This amazing gathering runs from January 14-19 and will include great performances, incredible jams and parties, knock-out dances, and informative workshops! Leela will be teaching an Appalachian Clogging Workshop on Saturday, January 17th. More info: http://www.bubbaguitar.com/festival/
January 24, 2009 Ellie. Asheville, NC. The Grey Eagle. 9 PM.  Ellie's band Blue Eyed Girl opens for Lo-Fi Breakdown.  More info: http://www.thegreyeagle.com
March 20-21, 2009 Ellie.  Brasstown, NC. Ellie's all-female, old-time band Blue Eyed Girl plays a concert and dance at John C. Campbell Folk School. www.folkschool.org 
April 18-19, 2009 Sat.-Sun. Asheville, NC.  Biltmore Estate.  Leela and Ellie present music and percussive dance programs at the River Bend Barn. Info: www.biltmore.com
April 23, 2009 Thursday. Atlanta, GA.  Leela and Ellie Grace House Concert!  Don't miss Leela and Ellie at their best in Barbara Brown's lovely home. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15/person ($10/students or underemployed). For more information, directions, and reservations, please contact: Seth Tepfer at seth@danceRhapsody.com or 770-289-3204.
April 24, 2009 Ellie.  Townsend, TN.  Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Ellie presents an evening program at the Cades Cove Ampitheate at 8 pm--a musical journey into our Appalachian roots. Info: 865-448-4122
April 25, 2009 Ellie.  Pigeon Forge, TN.  Ellie provides entertainment for the P.E.O. Tennessee State Convention.
May 23-25, 2009 Ellie. Asheville, NC.  Biltmore Estate.  Ellie presents percussive dance programs at the River Bend Barn. Info: www.biltmore.com
August 1-8, 2009 near Lymon, NH. Family Week at Ogontz. Leela and Ellie will both be on staff, teaching percussive dance, harmony singing, and much more! There are still a few openings at this beautiful family music and dance camp. This is sure to be an amazing week! More info at: http://www.cdss.org/camp/index.html
August 8-15, 2009 Ellie. near Plymouth, MA.  English and American Dance Week at Pinewoods. More info at: http://www.cdss.org/camp/index.html
August 22-29, 2009 Ellie. near Plymouth, MA.  Campers Week at Pinewoods. More info at: http://www.cdss.org/camp/index.html
August 29-30, 2009 La Crosse, WI.  Great River Folk FestivalLeela and Ellie return to one of their favorite folk festivals! More info at: www.greatriverfolkfest.org
September 12-13, 2009
 
Rush, NY (near Rochester, NY). The Turtle Hill Folk Festival. Leela and Ellie return to this sweet folk festival -- a wonderful weekend of music! More info at: http://www.goldenlink.org/html/fest.html
October 10, 2009 Portland, OR. Leela and Ellie Grace in Concert at Artichoke Music. 8:00 p.m. (doors at 7:30). This will be Leela and Ellie's first full evening concert in Portland since Leela moved here over 2 years ago. Don't miss this rare opportunity. Come help the sisters kick off their 2-week Canadian concert tour! Backgate Stage at Artichoke Music (3130 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR). Tickets: $10 at the door only. More info: 503-232-8845, Artichoke Music Events, or leela@gracefamilymusic.com
October 13, 2009 Fort St. John, BC CANADA. Home Routes House Concert! The first stop on a 2-week house concert tour of British Columbia and Alberta! For more information and/or to find out how to receive an invitation to the concert, visit: www.homeroutes.ca or call 1-866-925-6889
October 14, 2009 Grand Prairie, Alberta CANADA. Home Routes House Concert! The second stop on a 2-week house concert tour of British Columbia and Alberta! For more information and/or to find out how to receive an invitation to the concert, visit: www.homeroutes.ca or call 1-866-925-6889
October 15, 2009 Hinton, Alberta CANADA. Home Routes House Concert! The third stop on a 2-week house concert tour of British Columbia and Alberta! For more information and/or to find out how to receive an invitation to the concert, visit: www.homeroutes.ca or call 1-866-925-6889
October 16, 2009 Spruce Grove, Alberta CANADA. Home Routes House Concert! The fourth stop on a 2-week house concert tour of British Columbia and Alberta! For more information and/or to find out how to receive an invitation to the concert, visit: www.homeroutes.ca or call 1-866-925-6889
October 17, 2009 St. Albert, Alberta CANADA. Home Routes House Concert! The fifth stop on a 2-week house concert tour of British Columbia and Alberta! For more information and/or to find out how to receive an invitation to the concert, visit: www.homeroutes.ca or call 1-866-925-6889
October 19, 2009 Lloydminster, SK CANADA. Home Routes House Concert! The sixth stop on a 2-week house concert tour of British Columbia and Alberta! For more information and/or to find out how to receive an invitation to the concert, visit: www.homeroutes.ca or call 1-866-925-6889
October 20, 2009 St. Paul, Alberta CANADA. Home Routes House Concert! The seventh stop on a 2-week house concert tour of British Columbia and Alberta! For more information and/or to find out how to receive an invitation to the concert, visit: www.homeroutes.ca or call 1-866-925-6889
October 21, 2009 Edmonton, Alberta CANADA. Home Routes House Concert! The eight stop on a 2-week house concert tour of British Columbia and Alberta! For more information and/or to find out how to receive an invitation to the concert, visit: www.homeroutes.ca or call 1-866-925-6889
October 22, 2009 Ponoka, Alberta CANADA. Home Routes House Concert! The ninth stop on a 2-week house concert tour of British Columbia and Alberta! For more information and/or to find out how to receive an invitation to the concert, visit: www.homeroutes.ca or call 1-866-925-6889
October 23, 2009 Evansburg, Alberta CANADA. Home Routes House Concert! The tenth stop on a 2-week house concert tour of British Columbia and Alberta! For more information and/or to find out how to receive an invitation to the concert, visit: www.homeroutes.ca or call 1-866-925-6889
October 24, 2009 Rocky Mountain House, Alberta CANADA. Home Routes House Concert! The eleventh stop on a 2-week house concert tour of British Columbia and Alberta! For more information and/or to find out how to receive an invitation to the concert, visit: www.homeroutes.ca or call 1-866-925-6889
October 26, 2009 Calgary, Alberta CANADA. Home Routes House Concert! The 12th and final stop on a 2-week house concert tour of British Columbia and Alberta! For more information and/or to find out how to receive an invitation to the concert, visit: www.homeroutes.ca or call 1-866-925-6889

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2008:

February 16, 2008! Saturday. Columbia, MO. Hometown CD Release Concert! 7:30 p.m. At Windsor Auditorium (located at 1405 E. Broadway: map). Admission (at the door only): $10 for adults, $5 kids. This concert will celebrate the release of the stunning new CD, Where The Waters Run. Leela and Ellie will collectively travel over 2600 miles (from Portland, OR and Asheville, NC) to present this concert—it promises to be a very special night for the Graces and their beloved hometown crowd.  Join Leela and Ellie and several special guests at Windsor Auditorium in beautiful downtown Columbia, MO for an evening of music and celebration. Call 573-823-5650 or e-mail ellie "at" gracefamilymusic.com for more information! 
February 20-24, '08  Memphis, TN. Official showcase artists at the 2008 International Folk Alliance Conference!!
March 14-15, 2008 Ellie.  Brasstown, NC. Ellie's all-female, old-time band Blue Eyed Girl plays a concert and dance at John C. Campbell Folk School. www.folkschool.org
March 18-20, 2008 Ellie.  Mini-tour in PA and WV as featured singer, musician, and guest dancer for FiddleKicks.  More info: www.fiddlekicks.com or e-mail ellie @ gracefamilymusic.com. 
April 2, 2008 Wednesday. Lawrence, KS. Folk on Mass House Concert. 7:30 p.m. Reservations required. Admission: $14 ($12 for season pass holders). For directions and reservations email mveatch @ sunflower.com. More info at www.folkonmass.org.
April 4-5, 2008 Friday-Saturday. Boonville, MO. Big Muddy Folk Festival!  This wonderful, not-to-be-missed event takes place in beautiful downtown Boonville, with the evening concerts taking place in Thespian Hall, one of the oldest continually-operated halls west of the Mississippi! Also appearing will be: Joel Mabus, Big Medicine, The Cantrells, the Wiyos, Ken Perlman, Cathy Barton and Dave Para, and more! There will be concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings and workshops on Saturday during the day. Get your tickets now! They always sell out. For more information, check out the website: www.bigmuddy.org, email fohb @ sbcglobal.net, or call 660-668-4444 or 888-588-1477.  Map
April 6, 2008
(just added!)
Sunday. Fayette, MO. The Feminine Mystique in Mid-Missouri. A day of women’s music and art at Central Methodist University at the Ashby Hodge Gallery, located in the Smiley Library. 1-4:30 p.m. Leela and Ellie will be performing at 1 p.m. For more information, Call 660-248-6324 or 660-246-6304 for more information. E-mail Violet Vonder Haar at: vvonderh@centramethodist.edu. Map of campus. Travel information. Gallery information.
April 6, 2008 Sunday. St. Louis, MO. Childgrove Country Dance with the Gray Squirrels! 7 p.m. Leela and Ellie, along with Geoff Seitz and Jim Nelson play as the Gray Squirrels for a contra dance. For more information, visit: http://www.childgrove.org/
April 9, 2008 Wednesday. Rockford, IL. Concert at Royal Oak Pub. 7:30 p.m., doors at 7 p.m. Leela and Ellie present an evening concert in a British Pub that was lovingly reconstructed in the lower level of a home! More information, reservations: Claire Lindem at 815-399-7334.
April 10, 2008 Thursday.  Woodstock, IL. Concert at Stage Left Cafe. 7 p.m. 125 Van Buren. Map
April 11, 2008 Friday. St. Louis, MO. Leela and Ellie in Concert at The Focal Point. 8 p.m.  $12.50. For more information, visit http://www.thefocalpoint.org or call 314-781-4200. Map
April 12, 2008 Saturday morning. St. Louis, MO. Beginning Appalachian Clogging Workshop at the Folk School. 10 a.m.-12 noon. $35 (Take Two Discount: Take an additional Leela & Ellie Workshop for $25. Discount applies to multiple participants from the same household.). Advance registration recommended! For more info and/or to register, visit http://www.folk-school.com/ or call 314-781-2244. Map
April 12, 2008 Saturday. Peoria, IL. Songs From The Woods Concert Series. Forest Park Nature Center. 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30).  Admission:  $7/$6.  Tickets and info: (309) 686-3360 fpnc @ mac.com  www.peoriaparks.org/fpnc/fpncconcerts.html
April 13, 2008 Sunday. St. Louis, MO. By-Ear Harmony Singing Workshop at the Folk School. 2-4 p.m. $35 (Take Two Discount: Take an additional Leela & Ellie Workshop for $25. Discount applies to multiple participants from the same household.). Advance registration recommended! For more info and/or to register, visit http://www.folk-school.com/ or call 314-781-2244. Map
April 19-20, 2008 Ellie. Asheville, NC.  Biltmore Estate.  Ellie presents percussive dance programs at the River Bend Barn. Info: www.biltmore.com
April 26-27, 2008 Ellie. Asheville, NC.  Biltmore Estate.  Ellie presents music with Blue Eyed Girl (her band with Pearl Meuller and Annie Fain Liden) at the River Bend Barn. Info: www.biltmore.com
April 28, 2008 Ellie.  Asheville, NC.  Ellie plays the contra dance at the Grey Eagle with her band Blue Eyed Girl (Pearl Mueller, Annie Fain Liden, and Ellie Grace). www.oldfarmersball.com
May 3, 2008 Ellie. Boone, NC.  Ellie plays the Boone contra dance with Blue Eyed Girl. Info: www.boonecountrydancers.org
May 17-18, 2008 Ellie. Asheville, NC.  Biltmore Estate.  Ellie presents percussive dance programs at the River Bend Barn. Info: www.biltmore.com
May 24-26, 2008 Asheville, NC.  Biltmore Estate.  Leela AND Ellie present music and percussive dance programs at the River Bend Barn. Info: www.biltmore.com
May 31- June 1, 2008 Asheville, NC.  Biltmore Estate.  Leela AND Ellie present music and percussive dance programs at the River Bend Barn. Info: www.biltmore.com
June 6, 2008 Ellie.  Townsend, TN.  Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Ellie presents an evening program at the Cades Cove Ampitheater--a musical journey into our Appalachian roots. Info: 865-448-4122
June 7-8, 2008 Ellie. Asheville, NC.  Biltmore Estate.  Ellie presents percussive dance and music programs at the River Bend Barn. Info: www.biltmore.com
June 7, 2008 Leela. Boonville, MO. Bob Dyer Tribute and Album Release Concert.   7 p.m. Leela will be a part of a wonderful evening celebrating the release of The Wondering Fool: Songs by Bob Dyer Sung in Tribute by his Friends.  The concert will take place at Thespian Hall (located at Main and Vine in Boonville, MO). For more info, call 660-882-7977 or write oswaldlesley@yahoo.com
June 8, 2008 Leela. Columbia, MO. Leela offers several songs for the morning services at Unity Center of Columbia. 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. 1600 W. Broadway. More info: http://www.unitycolmo.org/
June 19, 2008 Thursday. Portland, OR. Songwriter's Roundup at Albina Green. Hosted by Matt Meighan. 5128 N. Albina Ave Portland.  Music starts at 8 p.m. Leela and Ellie will perform for 30 minutes at about 9:30 p.m. Portland singer/songwriter Jennie Wayne will also be featured. Free! More information: http://www.myspace.com/songwritersroundup
June 20, 2008 Friday. Seattle, WA. House Concert. Seats are very limited. More info, directions, reservations: sallybolson@yahoo.com
June 22, 2008 Sunday. Spokane, WA. Unity Church Spokane. Leela and Ellie provide 3 songs for the 9 a.m and 11 a.m. services. Location: Corner of 29th and Bernard. More info: terri @ unityspokane.org or 509-838-6518 (M-Th) or http://www.unityspokane.org/
June 22-28, 2008 near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Lady of the Lake Music and Dance Week.  Leela and Ellie will be on staff teaching clogging, harmony singing, and more at this beautiful week of dance and music on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene.More info at: http://ladyofthelake.org/index.html
June 28, 2008 Saturday. Spokane, WA. Evening Concert at Unity Church Spokane. 7 p.m. Suggested Love Offering $10 for adults/ $5 for children under 12. Location: Corner of 29th and Bernard. More info: terri @ unityspokane.org or 509-838-6518 (M-Th) or http://www.unityspokane.org/
June 30, 2008 Monday. Portland, OR. (not a public performance) Leela and Ellie will record an episode of nationally-syndicated NPR show, River City Folk, with Tom May! The program will air at a later date. More info: http://www.tommayfolk.com/rivercityfolk/
July 2, 2008 Wednesday. Hood River, Oregon. House Concert Sponsored by Mid Columbia Folk Lore Society. 7 p.m. 401 Montello. Donations to the Mid Columbia Folk Lore Society accepted. Info and Reservations: Paul at 541-387-4011
July 3, 2008 Thursday. Portland, Oregon. Happy Hour Show at Alberta Street Pub with Ter-ra! 6:30-8:30 p.m. Leela and Ellie will split the evening with another wonderful female duo, Ter-ra! It is a free, 21+ show. 1036 NE Alberta St. Portland, OR 97211. More info: http://www.myspace.com/albertastreetpub
August 9-16, 2008 near Plymouth, MA. Pinewoods American Dance and Music Week. More info at: http://www.cdss.org/camp/index.html
August 30, 2008 Batavia, IL. Harmony Singing Workshop.
Special Evening Session --- 7 to 9:30 PM. By-Ear Harmony Singing: With a patient, light-hearted approach, Leela and Ellie will help you discover the power of voices raised in harmony. Through large and small group singing, we will practice the fundamentals of two-, three-, and four-part harmony using by-ear techniques. All abilities and experience levels are welcome. Come explore the possibilities! Cost: $35 ($25 for Fox Valley Folklore Society Members & Volunteers). For more information or to register SOON for this class, email Juel at juelu@aol.com or call 630-897-3655.
August 31-September 1, 2008 Geneva, IL. Fox Valley Folk Festival! Leela and Ellie return to one of their favorite festivals -- a wonderful event that takes place on an island park in the Fox River (near Chicago). More info: www.foxvalleyfolk.com
December 12, 2008 Leela. Portland, OR. Friday Night Coffeehouse at Artichoke Music. Leela will be offering a half-hour solo performance as part of this wonderful evening of eclectic music that runs from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Leela will perform at 8:30 p.m. Cost: $5.00. Location: 3130 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.
More info:
Artichoke Music Events
December 21, 2008 Ellie. Asheville, NC. Swannanoa Solstice at the Diana Wortham Theater.  2 PM and 7 PM. Ellie will be appearing as a member of Twistycuffs (a Cape Breton stepdancing troupe that she has recently been teaching).  More info: (828) 257-4530

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2007:

January 26-27, 2007 Ellie.  Chicago, IL. Old Town School of Folk Music's Trad Fest.  Ellie plays with the Dirk Powell Band   Info: www.oldtownschool.org
April 28, 2007 Ellie. Townsend, TN.  Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Ellie presents an evening program at the Cades Cove Amphitheater--a musical journey into our Appalachian roots. Info: 865-448-4122
June 16-17, 2007 Ellie. Asheville, NC.  Biltmore Estate.  Ellie presents percussive dance programs at the River Bend Barn. Info: www.biltmore.com or
June 17, 2007 Leela.  Columbia, MO.  Unity Center of Columbia.  Leela provides special music for morning services. Info:
June 21-22, 2007 Thursday and Friday. Los Angeles, CA area. School performances through the California Traditional Music Society's Folk Music in the Schools program. More information at: www.ctmsfolkmusic.org 
June 23-24, 2007 Saturday and Sunday. Woodland Hills, CA. Summer Solstice Folk Music, Dance and Storytelling Festival.  Info: www.ctmsfolkmusic.org
June 30, 2007 Saturday. Columbia, Missouri. Hometown Concert!  7:30 p.m.  Unity Center of Columbia, 1600 W. Broadway (map). Tickets at the door: Adults: $10.00; Kids under 12: $5.00. Help us spread the word: Print and Post a Flyer (pdf)!  More info:  
 July 22-28, 2007 Ellie.  Swannanoa, NC.  Swannanoa Gathering Old-Time Music and Dance Week.  Info: www.swangathering.org
August 18, 2007 Ellie. Townsend, TN.  Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 8 p.m.  Ellie presents an evening program at the Cades Cove Amphitheater--a musical journey into our Appalachian roots. Info: 865-448-4122
September 21, 2007 Ellie. Asheville, NC. BookOpolis art opening at Bookworks. 7:30-8:30. Debut performance of all-woman stringband featuring Ellie Grace, Annie Fain Liden and Pearl Mueller! Info: www.bookworksasheville.com
October 20-21, 2007. Ellie. Asheville, NC.  Biltmore Estate.  Ellie presents percussive dance programs at the River Bend Barn as part of the Harvest Celebration. Info: www.biltmore.com or
Fall 2007 Ellie.  Asheville, NC.  University of North Carolina at Asheville.  Ellie will be on faculty teaching a Percussive Styles dance course for the fall semester.  Info: www.unca.edu or
November 2-4, 2007 Leela. Vancouver, WA. Attending the FAR-West Folk Alliance Conference.
December 20, 2007!! The new CD will be released and available for purchase online only!!!

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2006:

May 6, 2006:

Saturday. Columbia, Missouri. Hometown Concert!  8 p.m. Unity Center of Columbia, 1600 W. Broadway. Leela and Ellie kick off a cross-country tour with their first hometown concert since December of 2004! Join them for a fun, authentic evening of music, dance and hilarity. They will present a mixture of new songs and old favorites. Tickets at the door only. $10 for adults and $5 for children. Call 573-256-6292 or e-mail ellie for more information. 

May 11, 2006:

Thursday. Fairfield, Iowa. Evening Concert at Cafe Paradiso, 607 W. Broadway (in the Broadway Building across from Regina's Restaurant), 8 p.m.. Call 641-472-0856 or visit www.cafeparadiso.net to reserve tickets or for more information about this wonderful venue.

May 13, 2006:

Saturday. Gays Mills, Wisconsin. Gays Mills Folk Festival of Music and Dance. For more information about this fun event, which includes workshops, a Saturday evening concert, a Friday night square dance, and a Sunday morning gospel sing, please visit: www.gaysmillsfolkfest.org.

May 14, 2006:

Sunday. Warrenville, Illinois (Chicago area). Mother's Day Concert sponsored by the Fox Valley Folklore Society. Starts at 3 p.m. The afternoon concert will take place at the Warrenville Community Building. Directions and map at: http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/warren.html. Tickets available at the door only: $12 for adults and $6 for teens (12-18) and seniors (over 65). Age 12 and under free. There will be a barn dance that evening at the same location (Leela and Ellie may stay and dance, but will not be providing the music!). For more information, contact: 630-393-1246 or 630-844-3655.

May 15, 2006:

Monday. Lafayette, Indiana. Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering presents Leela & Ellie Grace in Concert at 8 p.m. at the Wells Cultural Center, 638 North St., Corner of North & 7th.  Downtown Lafayette. For more information and tickets, call 765-742-1419, visit: www.indianafiddlersgathering.org,

May 18, 2006:

Thursday. Westtown, Pennsylvania. Performances at the Westtown School (a K-12 Quaker School). Private school event. Ask for permission to attend. Leela and Ellie will present an environmentally-themed concert at 2 p.m. in the Greenwood outdoor theatre.

May 20, 2006:

Saturday. Falls Church, VA (D.C. area). Folklore Society of Greater Washington Monthly Concert. 8 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church of Falls Church, located just inside I-495 (Capitol Beltway) in Virginia. Tickets available only at the door: $15.00 for non-members, free for members. For more information and directions, visit: www.fsgw.org or contact Charlie Pilzer at 301-565-8818.

May 28, 2006

Sunday. Cuivre River State Park Near Troy, Missouri. Kimmswick Dance and Music Festival. With the Gray Squirrels (Leela and Ellie with fiddler Geoff Seitz and guitarist Jim Nelson). In the afternoon, Leela will present a banjo workshop and Ellie will present a clogging workshop. Then the Gray Squirrels will provide kickin' old-time tunes for the contra dance from 9 p.m.-midnight. For more information about this weekend of dancing, jamming, and fun, visit: http://www.childgrove.org/kimmswick2006/index.html

June 22-23, 2006:

Thursday and Friday. Los Angeles, CA area. School performances through the California Traditional Music Society's Folk Music in the Schools program. More information at: www.ctmsfolkmusic.org 

June 24-25, 2006:

Saturday and Sunday. Calabasas, CA. Summer Solstice Folk Music, Dance and Storytelling Festival. Held on the campus of Soka University of America, 26800 West Mulholland Hwy. Info: www.ctmsfolkmusic.org

June 26, 2006:

Monday. Los Angeles, CA area. School performances through the California Traditional Music Society's Folk Music in the Schools program. More information at: www.ctmsfolkmusic.org 

July 14-15, 2006:

Ellie. Kaustinen, Finland. Kaustinen Folk Music Festival. Ellie joins SouthernRoutes, which is the Dirk Powell Band with BalfaToujours!  Information about the festival at: www.kaustinen.net

July 27, 2006:

Ellie. Townsend, TN.  Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Ellie presents an evening program at the Cades Cove Ampitheater--a musical journey into our Appalachian roots. Info: 865-448-4122

July 28-30, 2006:

Ellie. Floyd, VA. Floyd Fest. Ellie once again joins SouthernRoutes, which is the Dirk Powell Band with BalfaToujours!  Information about the festival at: http://www.floydfest.com/2006/

August 6-12, 2006:

Winchester, VA. Timber Ridge Family Week. Leela and Ellie will join the wonderful staff at Family Week, teaching harmony singing, percussive dance, and more! Info: http://www.cdss.org/programs/2006/tr-family.html

September 3-4, 2006:

Geneva, IL. Fox Valley Folk Music and Storytelling Festival. Held at the beautiful 13 acre Island Park, located in downtown Geneva, IL, about 40 miles West of downtown Chicago. Eight stage areas present concerts, hands-on workshops, topical song and story workshops, dance, vocal and instrument classes and special things for the kids. Info: http://members.aol.com/fvfolk/

September 7th and 12th, 2006

Ellie. Asheville, NC. University of North Carolina at Asheville. Ellie will be a guest instructor for Jazz I-- a survey of American vernacular dance styles and the roots of jazz dance.  
October 24-28, 2006 Ellie.  Whitesburg, KY. Appalshop Old Time Banjo Day.  Ellie plays with Southern Routes--Dirk Powell Band with BalfaToujours!  Info: (606) 633-0108.

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