Come on down to the Folk School this weekend for some puddle jumpin’ fun! The Puddle Jumpers are coming to town to play Friday night concert and to play music for the Saturday night dance.
The Puddle Jumpers

The Puddle Jumpers

The concert this Friday, January 24, starts at 7 p.m. and goes until 8 o’clock in the Keith House Commuity Room. The Puddle Jumpers are Emolyn Liden on fiddle and Marcus Morton on guitar. I will be joining on banjo, banjo uke and voice. Come on out for some good music. Admission is Free. Donations Welcome!

Come warm yourself with good dancing and community cheer this Saturday, January 25, from 8-11 p.m. Expect a lovely evening of contras, squares, and circle dances to live music by the Puddle Jumpers and calling by Walter Daves. Walter Daves is one of the forces behind the very successful contra dances in Sautee, GA. An old time musician for many years, he began calling six years ago and regularly calls the “beginner friendly” Tuesday night dances in Sautee. The Puddle Jumpers contra dance band includes Emolyn Liden on the fiddle, David Liden and Martha Owen (Dog Branch Cats) on guitar and banjo, and Geraud Barralon on stand-up bass. Truly – a family affair!

Beginners, singles and couples welcome.
Admission: $7.00
Ages 12-18: $4.00
Under 12: $3.00

Here a taste of the Saturday Night Community Dance at the Folk School (French Ida & Janet Shepherd, video by Jim Crawford):

Puddle Jumpin’ bios…

Emolyn Liden is an up-and-coming young fiddler and percussive dancer who grew up 3 miles from the Folk School. Besides performing as a Puddle Jumper, she dances old-time clogging with the Green Grass Cloggers and cape breton step dancing with Twisty Cuffs, both in the Asheville area.

Marcus Morton grew up singing in church and playing guitar. He’s performed original and traditional songs for the Madison County Arts Council, in music festivals, bars, churches and on the street corner. One of his songs was featured in the film If I Had Wings to Fly. He lives in Woodfin, NC and builds guitars.

Upcoming at the Folk School:
Concerts  ♦  Dance Events  ♦ Dance Classes  ♦  Music Classes

Annie Fain Barralon
About Annie Fain Barralon

Annie Fain is a native of the crafts and music/dance community of Brasstown and is now the Folk School’s Music & Dance Coordinator. She teaches a variety of classes at the school including book arts, clawhammer banjo, Appalachian clogging, and waltz clogging. Annie Fain plays banjo and banjo uke for the all-woman string band, Blue Eyed Girl, and has danced with both Loafers Glory Clog Morris and the Green Grass Cloggers. She continues to sell her handmade books, greeting cards, and original watercolors regionally and always wishes there were more time in a day!