All-Day Singing doors generally open to attendees at 9:00 a.m.,
and singing starts promptly at 9:30 a.m. There is a potluck meal
at noon, called "Dinner-on-the-Ground", (see under "Guides &
Tutorials" for more) and singing resumes at 1:00 p.m. Things wrap
up about 2:30 or 3:00 p.m. each day. There is no admission charged
(though a freewill offering is collected to pay the rent for the
venue and the miscellaneous expenses of putting on the event), and
anyone may wander in off the street to join us. Songbooks are
available for loan, and for sale. There are also usually
singing-related items for sale. Travellers are invited to arrange
for housing with local singers - email us (see below).
3rd Sunday and Saturday before in February:
The Pacific NW Convention-Washington will meet in 2020 at the
Ballard Homestead, 6541 Jones Ave NW, Seattle 98117. This is a
Denson Book convention. [explanation: the Pacific NW Convention
has two sessions, one in the Fall and one in the Spring.] In 2020
for general questions send email to
and if you need to find housing with a local singer send email
Saturday before 2nd Sunday in April:
Bainbridge Island All-Day Singing on Bainbridge Island, WA at Seabold
Hall, 14450 Komedal Rd NE, Bainbridge Island,
in 2020. doors open at 9:30 am and singing begins at
10:00 am. This is a Denson book singing. If you plan on coming to
the island from Seattle or north, you'll need to be on the
Saturday 8:55am ferry, from the Coleman Dock in Seattle, to arrive
at the singing on time.
If coming to the island from south of Seattle, it will most likely
be fastest to drive onto the island from the west side Agate Pass
HOUSING: There will be primitive camping available at Kevin's
place. Camping with bathrooms/showers is also available at nearby
Fay Bainbridge Park
housing options on the island are mostly limited to hotels or
AirBnB. You might also be interested in staying overnight in
Seattle with a local Seattle singer and ferrying across. Send all
questions and suggestions to the chairman, Kevin Barrans.
1st Sunday and Saturday before in May:
Portland Double-All-Day met in 2019 at The Little Church, 5138
NE 23rd Ave. On Saturday the Denson book is used, and on Sunday
The Christian Harmony is used.
Saturday before 1st Sunday in June:
The Vancouver All-Day Sacred Harp Singing will meet in 2019 on
June 1 at Grandview Church, 1803 East 1st Ave. Doors open at 9:00
am and singing goes til three-ish. Denson Sacred Harp. This
singing's future dates are in flux. For more info, email van.sacredharp@gmail
Saturday before 3rd Sunday in June:
The Morton All-Day Singing will meet in 2020 at the Tiller Arts
Center, 239 W. Main St., Morton, WA. Doors open at 9:00 am and
singing goes til 3:00 pm. Dinner on the Grounds at noon; this is a
Denson Book singing. Friday night camping and Saturday night
social at the Fortin family home in Randle (maps at the singing).
The future dates of this singing are in flux. Stay tuned.
Saturday before 5th Sunday in June 2019:
The Willamette All-Day Singing will meet June 29 at the Fairfield
Grange, 13651 River Rd NE, Gervais, Oregon. Doors open at 9:00 am
and singing goes til 3:00 pm. Denson Sacred Harp. The future dates
of this singing are in flux. Stay tuned.
1st Saturday after Independence Day in July:
The Wallowa Valley All-Day Singing will be held Saturday, July 6,
2019 at the Hurricane Creek Grange Hall (63081 Hurricane Creek Rd,
Joseph OR 97846) from 9:30-3:00; Denson Sacred Harp. Contact
wallowa@pacificNWsacredharpsingers.org for information about
housing and camping, and other area activities.
1st Saturday in August:
The all-day singing in Eugene used to bounce back and forth
between a late Saturday in July and an early Saturday in August.
The new formula fixes their singing on whenever the first Saturday
of August occurs, which in 2019 will be August
, a Denson Book singing. NEW
Lutheran Church, 2230 Washington St. (corner of Washington St.
and 22rd Ave), Eugene. *
Register at 9, sing from 9:30
till after 3 PM, with potluck lunch from noon to 1 PM.
3rd Sunday and Saturday before in August:
The Mount Rainier Cooper Book Singing (on Saturday) and The
Willard Birthday Singing (on Sunday) will meet in 2020 at
N River Rd, Buckley, WA 98321.
There is a Social on the Saturday evening at the Willard-Hallock
home on the outskirts of Buckley. On Saturday and Sunday the
Cooper book is used, and on Sunday is added the Willard Hymnary
(available at the singing).
3rd Sunday and Saturday before in October:
The Pacific NW Convention-Oregon will meet in 2017 at the
Laurelhurst Club, 3721 SE Ankeny St, Portland OR on the 3rd
Sunday and Saturday before in October. This is a Denson Book
convention. [explanation: the Pacific NW Convention has two
sessions, one in the Fall and one in the Spring.] Go to
Friday and Saturday before the 4th Sunday in October:
The Alaska Sacred Harp Convention will meet in 2019 at Sitka,
Alaska. There is often (but not always) a Singing School on the
Friday early evening, with all-day Singing on Saturday and a
Social on Saturday evening. This is a Denson Book convention
with the Cooper Sacred Harp often used at the social. Go to
for further details.
Annual Christmas Harp All-Day Singing:
The all-day singing using the shapenote tunebook, An
American Christmas Harp
, will be held in 2019 on December
28, at The Organic Farm at Evergreen, a farmhouse, 2712 Lewis Rd
NW, Olympia WA 98505. Doors open at 9:00 am, singing commences at
9:30 and goes until about 3:00 pm, with Dinner-on-the-Ground at
noon. The Denson Sacred Harp will also be sung from. Loaners will
be available and also for sale.
Olympia's Moveable All-Day Singing:
The all-day singing in Olympia is tied to the academic calendar
of Evergreen State College, and thus changes every year. In 2019
it was held on Saturday, March 9, at The Woman's Club, 1002
Washington St SE, Olympia, WA 98501. This is a Denson Book
Singing. Doors open at 9 am.