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Keep on Singing Behind the Plow

by Jan Davidson, Director on January 28, 2017

in Jan writes ...

Some of you have been reading messages from me for decades, and other readers (Hi! Welcome to the real school of magic.) may just be getting a first inkling about the Folk School. It has been an honor and a challenge to lead this merry band for the past 25 years. When I started, it […]

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The Elusive Thunder-chicken

by Jan Davidson, Director on June 16, 2016

in Jan writes ...

Dear Friends, I appreciate your reading and responding to my humble efforts to keep you abreast of the important developments in facts and mythology from Brasstown. So here is about my 87th letter. It requests a donation. If that’s all you need to know, thanks very much, and please check out the great interview with […]

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From the Desk of Jan Davidson: Life Goes On

by Jan Davidson, Director on November 12, 2015

in Featured Classes, Jan writes ...

Dear Family, Monday before the Fall Festival was a lovely soft morning in Brasstown, with a low cloud just burning off. I was on the way to Morningsong and just about to walk in the big red door at Keith House, when a car roared into the driveway. “Jan!” the guy said, “Hey! This is […]

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From the Desk of Jan Davidson: Happy Trails

by Jan Davidson, Director on August 12, 2015

in Jan writes ...

The Folk School is a famous group experience. We operate mostly in company, but sometimes we need to take off and wander around. Insight often needs a little walk around the park, or a stroll in the countryside. We’ve got 300 acres for that. And we have trails, which are in the news now, as […]

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Pizza Day minus 6 years. A potter, a dulcimer player, a painter, a poet and a berry farmer build a barrel-vaulted brick oven. Timber-framers build a structure around it. Iron workers make long-handled rakes, forks and peels. Stone-building classes dry-stack elbowhigh walls around it, carpenters make picnic tables and benches. Gardening classes plant fennel, oregano […]

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