Welcome to our website!  WE ARE BACK performing again after a two year pandemic break.  It felt so good!  More updates to come! 

Sue Truman,

Aug. 19th, 2022

Praire, Cil and Julia with Le Vent du Nord, Vancouver, BC, 2019.

At the Mission Folk Music Festival, July 2019.

At the Fiddler's Inn in August, 2019.

At Cama Beach State Park in the San Juan Islands, June, 2019.

At Festival du Bois in March, 2019.

March 24, 2019 @ Festival du Bois in Maillardville, BC. Prairie Wolfe, Pascale Lelong, Sue Truman, Cil Pierce and Julia Derby. Photo by Doug Plummer

Podo shoes in the cabin.

The word PODORYTHMIE is Quebecois for "foot rhythms". It is also the name of a a five member group hailing from the U.S., France and Canada.  They are known for their high energy and good time performances of French Canadian music and dance.  Fiddle, accordion, songs and lots of hard shoe step dancing interspersed with crankie (moving panorama) shows makes their performances unique.


Band Members:

Sue Truman - Fiddle, podorythmie, chief crankie maker

Pascale Lelong - Accordion, vocals

Prairie Wolfe - Fiddle, vocals, step dancing, podorythmie

Julia Derby - Guitar, step dancing, podorythmie, crankist, shadow puppeteer

Cil Pierce - Guitar, step dancing, podorythmie, shadow puppeteer


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We had a great evening of song, dance and jig dolls at  "The Fid"  

It was a full house, thanks to all who came out on a raining Sunday evening. Here are some photos of one of our favorite Seattle pubs.

Canadian Thanksgiving at the Angry Beaver, 2015, 16, 17 & 18!

The Angry Beaver, one of our favorite places in Seattle. Fabulous food and view non-stop hockey!!

Monday, Oct. 14th, 2019 - The Angry Beaver! One of our favorite places in Seattle - the Angry Beaver!  Yes, crankies, stepdancing and tunes in a hockey bar - plus wonderful food. We are becoming a regular there on Canadian Thanksgiving with special guest, Dejah Leger❤.

Mission Folk Music Festival, 2016 & 19

July 26-28, 2019  The Mission Folk Music Festival in Mission, BC. THIS WAS FANTASTIC! We played, stepped and cranked our hearts out. ❤  Consider attending next year! , check out their website.

Cama Beach State Park - 2019

Sat. June 8th, 2019  - Cama Beach State Park, Camano Island, WA  - Make a Cama Beach Crankie from 1:00-2:30  + we performed two stepdance/crankie shows in the evening from 7:00-9:00. We had a fabulous time.  See the photo gallery here.

Festival du Bois - 2017, 18 & 19

We are in front of the railway car at the Mackin House Museum, during Festival du Bois.

FESTIVAL DU BOIS, March 22-25, 2019, 2018, 2017.  This festival is incredible every year.  We were honored to be a part of it and to share the stage with such talented bands. Every year we think it can't get better than this and they our minds are totally blown with the amazing musicians and dancers they bring to the stage. See our photo album here. More information about the fest here!

Frontier Home, 2019

CRANKIE SHOW WITH PODORYTHMIE - Sat. Jan. 12th, 2019 in Seattle. Frontier Home is a very special place to perform. Small and intimate and homespun. The perfect venue for spinning crankie tales.  Here is the Facebook event page for more information.

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival - 2017

VANCOUVER FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL - July 15th and 16th, 2017. Two busy days of crankie (moving panorama) workshops, performances and jam sessions  in the Francophone Tent! Sue adapted one of her crankies to tell a story about Pete Seagull, the festival mascot!

St. Jean Baptiste Day - 2016, 17 & 18


CANADA PLACE,   2017,  2016- Vancouver, BC. Crankie workshops and a performances

And then more fun.

CHEZ NOUS in Coquitlam, BC 2018, 2017, 2016  - Tunes, song, stepdancing, crankie show (hand-cranked storytelling machines) and limberjack, dance competitions. 

The Northwest Folklife Festival - 2010 - 2018

The grand finale at NW Folklife Festival's Crankie Fest! photo by Doug Plummer.

NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL   2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010!!!  - Seattle, Washington, Northwest Folklife Festival.  We got our start at the NW Folklife Festival in 2010. This is the biggest festival of it's kind in the US. 250,000 people attend over the three day Memorial weekend. It's free to attend but donations are much appreciated. Sue Truman started the Crankie Fest Showcase which has now grown to include many new crankie artists every year.

NW Puppet Center Crankie Festivals - 2016, 18 & 19

NW PUPPET CENTER'S CRANKIE FESTIVALS! Sat., Oct. 1st, 2016. The festival was a sold out success and crankie magic was made. Katherine Fahey, Dejah and Louis Leger, Squirrel Butter also performed.

The Garden House

Cil, Prairie and Julia stepping at The Garden House to a SRO crowd. Photo by Doug Plummer.

THE GARDEN HOUSE - February 2016,  Prairie, Cil and Julia stepdancing to a full house at The Garden House with Sue on fiddle and Louis Leger on accordion, subbing for Pascale.