Aubrey Atwater is an amazing folk musician who both sings and plays a myriad of musical instruments including dulcimer, banjo and guitar. And, as if that weren’t enough, she is a magnificent and energetic clogger! This past weekend, Atwater taught clogging at the Folk School. Last Thursday, she played a special concert and Keith House was completely packed with Folk School students and community members. Atwater played both traditional and original folk music, read an original poem, and closed with a killer clogging demonstration. For the grand finale, she played The Devil and the Farmer’s Wife where the devil gets more than he bargains for when he takes a farmer’s wife off to hell.
Fall Festival: October 5 & 6
Share in a celebration of timeless Appalachian culture at our 45th annual Fall Festival. Strolling through our wooded campus, you’ll meet over 250 fine craft vendors offering their work for sale. Enjoy the Quilt Show, and watch over 30 talented artisans demonstrate their craft. Catch the excitement as you view musicians and dancers on two stages throughout the weekend. Bring the youngsters for lively kids’ activities, and choose from a nice selection of tasty Festival food. Daily admission: $5 for adults, $3 for ages 12-17, and free for children under 12. Visit our Fall Festival Page for more information.
Embrace your creative potential, and join us for a life-changing Folk School experience. Our 2019-2020 Folk School Catalog is now available, and all classes are open for registration. Choose a class and come join us in Brasstown this year.
The Folk School Cookbook
We are so excited about The Folk School Cookbook. Nanette Davidson, cookbook author, meticulously collected, curated, and adapted over 200 delicious recipes. These include some of the most memorable recipes served family-style in the school’s Dining Hall and at seasonal celebrations over the decades. Bring the Folk School’s culinary traditions into your own kitchen and order your copy today!