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Music! Dancing!

In 2001, I received a message from Bob Dalsemer asking if I would join the instructor team for Dance Musicians Week at the John C. Campbell Folk School. Lifelong mentor, fiddler, caller and instructor extraordinaire David Kaynor had thrown my name out to Bob, the music and dance coordinator at the school at the time. […]


Calling all Dance Callers

by Annie Fain Barralon on April 1, 2014

in Featured Classes, Featured Teacher, Music! Dancing!

Have you already done some contra or square dance calling, are an experienced dancer and looking to take your skills to the next level? Join not one, but TWO dance calling masters for a week of all day, hands on, calling experience and mentorship. The Dance Callers Workshop (June 15-21) emphasizes program planning, teaching techniques, […]


In the spring, the Berea College Bluegrass Band comes down from Kentucky to charm the Folk School Community with a Friday night concert and a jumpin’ Saturday night dance. I had the opportunity to have a good porch sit with Cory Shenk, a former Work/Study, Sticks in the Mud Dancer, and former man-about-Brasstown. Cory left […]


Join NC-based musician, percussionist, educator and storyteller, Jubal Creech for a week of drumming your heart out in Ground Yourself with Rhythm April 20-26 (Earth Week). Drumming is as old as the first heartbeat of human kind. It is a universal, percussive language for communities around the world in celebration of everything from moon cycles […]


Trevor & Travis Stuart Concert & Dance

by Annie Fain Barralon on March 5, 2014

in Community Events, Music! Dancing!

Concert Trevor & Travis Stuart will be featured in a concert at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown at 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 7. The concert will be held in the Folk School’s Keith House Community Room. The Stuart Brothers are world renown for their masterful performances of Appalachian fiddle and banjo duets. […]