Week of Jun 9th

  • PCDC 2nd Monday Free ECD Slow Jam

    PCDC 2nd Monday Free ECD Slow Jam

    Mon Jun 10, 2024

    PCDC sponsors an ECD slow jam on the 2nd and 4th Mondays from 7-9 PM in the community room at McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211.

    The events are free and open to all acoustic musicians, whether you play by dots or by ear.

    The ECD jam plays tunes from the Barnes Collection. If you don’t have the books, we’re happy to share. Come make music with us!!

    Questions:  Email Kathy Story, PCDC President 



    McMenamins Kennedy School
    5736 NE 33rd Ave
    Portland, Oregon 97211
  • PCDC FREE Contra Tunes Taught by George Penk

    PCDC FREE Contra Tunes Taught by George Penk

    Thu Jun 13, 2024

    Contra dance tunes taught by ear.  All melody instruments, all levels welcome!

    Teacher: George Penk

    Time: 7-9pm (arrive in time to be tuned and ready to learn at 7:00)

    Location: Private residence in SW Portland (email for the address)

    No cost to participants!

    We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month to learn tunes by George Penk or Betsy Branch, alternating between SW and SE Portland.  The focus is on developing a common repertoire to play by ear at 5th Sat. Open Band and at community jam sessions. Repeated monthly schedule through Spring:

    ||: George | Betsy | jam :||

    For location details and to get on the email announcement list:

    For more info and an archive of tunes:

    PCDC Sessions (

    Contact organizer