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Music & Dance

On Friday, April 8, high school students in the Folk School JAM Program played a concert in the Community Room to celebrate the conclusion of the first session. Under the direction of Johnny Scroggs (guitar) and Peggy Patrick (fiddle), students spent 12 weeks learning traditional Appalachian music as part of the Folk School JAM program. […]

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This May, the sweet-stringed sounds of Leah Dolgoy’s autoharp will once again fill the Folk School campus with joy and magic. She returns to Brasstown to teach a music class focusing on the legacy of the Carter Family for continuing autoharpists. Leah is a two-term student host at the Folk School, she considers Appalachian old-time […]

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Your Holiday Season Event Guide

by Cory Marie Podielski on November 13, 2015

in Community Events, Holidays, Music & Dance

The Folk School’s holiday season is filled with festive classes, concerts, dances, parties, and holiday sales. Events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. See our complete Holiday Event Schedule below: Wreath Making December 3 • 7 p.m. Community Room, Keith House Learn to make decorative holiday wreaths for free with supplies […]

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Wow, just finished our 17th Dulcimer Celebration and it was wonderful. Every year I say it can’t get any better, but it seems to always be adding a special touch. The instructors that joined me this year (Bonnie Carol, Rob Brereton and Nina Zanetti) were such fun and all “in sync” with the Folk School […]

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English County Dance Starts in September

by Annie Fain Barralon on August 8, 2015

in Community Events, Music & Dance

A new monthly Saturday English Country Dance will start at the Folk School on September 12, 2015. English Country Dancing (ECD) is the historical predecessor to American barn or contra dancing. Like a contra dance, each ECD is made up of short, fun, easy-to-learn figures. What really sets it apart is the music. It can be slow and elegant (dance […]

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