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Music! Dancing!

Nary a week goes by at the Folk School when you do not hear the sweet sounds of fiddling coming from either the Community Dance, the Music Studio, MorningSong, a concert, a jam, or perhaps a lone fiddler out in Open House practicing a tune. The Folk School has a great schedule of upcoming fiddle classes. Come […]

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Ring in the New Year dancing to the glorious live music of Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, Anna Patton, Bruce Rosen, Mick Kinney, Geraud Barralon and FOXFIRE! Winter Dance Week offers a unique combination of top-notch callers, teachers, and musicians – along with beautiful surroundings, good food, comfortable accommodations, and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. A Gala New Year’s […]

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We Dare You to Be Square: Nov. 14-16

by Cory Marie Podielski on August 25, 2014

in Featured Classes, Music! Dancing!

Put on your dancin’ shoes and grab a partner for a lively weekend of square dancing in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Join famed dance callers Tom Hinds, Beth Molaro and Janine Smith for an exciting variety of square dance styles originating from various regions of the United States. Enjoy live music by Steve […]

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  Come on down to Brasstown the week of August 13- September 6 for Scottish Heritage Week at the Folk School, featuring a festive week of Celtic themed classes and demonstrations. If you are of Scottish descent, or merely love the culture, come enjoy a “taste of Scotland” through fascinating history and stories, lively music […]

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Bowed Psaltery Weekend

by Annie Fain Barralon on July 30, 2014

in Featured Classes, Music! Dancing!

The bowed psaltery can be traced back to at least 1600 A.D. The strings are strung across a sound box, most often triangular in shape allowing each string to extend a little farther than the one before it, so that each can be played individually with a small horsehair bow. It is also possible to […]

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