Sugar in the Gourd on the Folk School stage earlier this week with Erich fiddling and Bonnie on the banjo! Host Sarah is tapping her toe and considering running upstairs to get her mandolin. You never know when a spontaneous jam will spring up at the Folk School. Catch Erich fiddling for the dance this Saturday night!

Contra & Square Dance with Michael Ismerio, Erich Kopp, Annie Fain & Geraud Barralon

November 8, 2014
8-11 p.m.
Adults $7, Ages 12-18 $4, Under 12 $3
Community Room, Keith House

Michael Ismerio has dedicated his life to learning, performing, and calling square dances to traditional Appalachian music. Becoming ever more immersed in Appalachian music, he finally made the move to Asheville, NC where he performs, calls dances and teaches fiddle.

Erich Kopp has recently moved to the area with fiddle in hand ready to play for dances and jump out on the dance floor when not playing. Annie Fain Barralon is a Brasstown native and the Music & Dance Coordinator for the Folk School. Growing up at the school rubbed off and she is now finds herself a singer, dancer and banjo player. Geraud Barralon hails from France and now makes his home in Brasstown. His musical talents range from gypsy jazz and traditional French song to Appalachian old-time music.

Beginners, singles and couples welcome.
Beginners should come promptly at 8 pm, since we start with easier dances and more teaching.

Cory Marie Podielski
About Cory Marie Podielski

Cory Marie Podielski is a freelance graphic designer, photographer, and writer for the John C. Campbell Folk School. She has been writing for the Folk School Blog since 2012 and enjoys interviewing artists, musicians, and craftspeople. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the banjo, dancing, printmaking, playing in clay, and assisting in Folk School bread baking classes.