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We are so happy to welcome Ted Cooley as our Music and Dance Coordinator. Ted has an illustrious history with the Folk School. He’s twice served as a host, and then settled in the area to help launch our JAM (Junior Appalachian Musicians) Program in 2005. He taught and served as the JAM Program coordinator […]

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The 2018 Gala & Benefit Auction brought close to 200 Folk School friends together for a lively evening of bidding, mingling, and entertainment. The event, an annual highlight in our community, featured offerings by artists and donors as near as Brasstown and as far away as Belgium. Musicians Annie Fain Barralon and Jonah Graves welcomed […]

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Jan Davidson Awarded Honorary Doctorate

by Cory Marie Podielski on October 25, 2017

in New & Noteworthy, Out & About

A big congratulations to Jan Davidson for his honorary doctoral degree from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN! On October 6, Jan received an honorary doctorate of the fine arts for his accomplishments as folklorist and his leadership of the John C. Campbell Folk School. Jan retired earlier this year after 25 years […]

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When I heard about the eclipse, I immediately thought of watching it in Brasstown: I have friends to stay with, I know where there’s a big, open field, and it’s always nice to be in a special place for a celestial event. So Saturday afternoon, I headed down the road with two friends, Dane and […]

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We Have Appointed Our New Executive Director!

by Cory Marie Podielski on June 23, 2017

in In the News, New & Noteworthy

We have some very exciting news! We are happy to report that our new director has been chosen. Read the press release here: June 23, 2017 Folk School Names New Executive Director Jerry Jackson has been named the new executive director of John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. Jackson, who has served as deputy […]

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