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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]