Author: Taylor, Summer Intern
It’s Dance Musicians’ Week at the Folk School, and the Dance Musicians’ class is back by popular demand. Since 1994 dancers and musicians have come together to play for their own enjoyment as well as other’s. Even the instructors travel long and far to be here. David Kaynor, of Massachusetts, is one of the regular callers for the contra dances, and has been coming here every year as staff since the class’s institution. Peter Siegel is from Vermont, while Sue Songer is from Oregon. One such instructor, Naomi Morse, hails from Brooklyn, New York, and happens to be a professional singer. They specialize in fiddle, keyboard, and banjo (but not necessarily in that order).
Adults from all over the country are here this week to learn and have fun. For some it is their first time, others are considered returning veterans, like Alice Ahlers. “I’ve been here 188 times, and the look on people’s faces when I tell them that, it’s priceless.” Ms. Ahlers said, who is participating in the painting class this week.
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!