Author: Taylor, Summer Intern

This Week at the Folk School July 11-17

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).

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This Week at the Folk School: July 4-10

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.

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The Folk School Cookbook

Author Nanette Davidson meticulously collected, curated, and adapted over 200 delicious recipes for The Folk School Cookbook. 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!

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