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Music! Dancing!

Come celebrate the joy and beauty of both the hammered and lap dulcimer in a small, intimate, non-competitive setting. Unlike any other dulcimer camp, Dulcimer Celebration, now in its 15th year, is a unique week designed for both hammered and mountain dulcimers to provide the opportunity to improve technique, expand repertoire and have fun with […]

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Last night’s contra dance for Dance Musicians’ Week was a frolicking fling of fun, friendship, and fancy footwork… what a wonderful week! A big thanks to all the instructors, students, and dancers – you could really feel the love and camaraderie in the air last night. Instructors: David Kaynor, Peter Siegel, Naomi Morse, & Sue […]

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10 Reasons to Try Shape Note Singing

by Annie Fain Barralon on July 2, 2014

in Community Events, Music! Dancing!

For anyone who loves to belt it out in the shower, was moved by the church scene in Cold Mountain with everyone belting it out together, or is simply a fan of “belting it out” in life, Shape Note singing is for you! Every time I have participated in a sing, I have been overcome […]

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The four f’s of why I continue to teach at John C Campbell Folk School. I can teach music lessons on a weekly basis, twenty minutes from my house, so why would I drive 6.5 hours, sleep in a different bed, and not have continual access to internet for a week?! Because when I pull […]

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The Maypole Parade & Dance took place on May 3. Community folks gathered early to make wreaths, finish costumes, and prep puppets. The parade started at the Festival Barn. The motley and joyous procession marched through studio row to Keith House and ended by the May Pole. Nanette led the may pole dancers, including many […]

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