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John C. Campbell Folk School

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One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 United States
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May 2018

Lee Knight

May 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 United States
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Lee Knight at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Community Room, Keith House, 7:00 pm. He was introduced to traditional Southern Appalachian music while attending Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC. He performs in community concerts, schools, camps, elderhostels and libraries around the country accompanying himself on dulcimer, guitar and banjo.  Donations are appreciated.

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Brasstown Ringers

May 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 United States
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Brasstown Ringers at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Community Room, Keith House, 7:00-8:00 pm.  Spring is bursting forth all around us in the mountains, and Brasstown Ringers has gathered some of the season’s energy and vitality to create a musical Springtime Season Concert. Donations are appreciated.

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Emily Schaad

May 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 United States
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Emily Schaad at John C. Campbell Folk School, Festival Barn, 7:00 pm. With a background in classical music and public-school music education, she first came to North Carolina to learn from well-known fiddle masters and to earn an MA in Appalachian studies. She is known for a complex and powerful fiddling style, and has taken first place in numerous stringband and fiddle contests, including the Appalachian Stringband Festival in Clifftop.  Donations are appreciated.

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February 2019

English Country Dance

February 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 United States
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$7.00

Dancing is fun! And it is an integral part of life at the Folk School. Whether you come to a community dance or sign up for a weekend or week-long dance class, join us in the joy of moving to music!

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Friday Night Concert – Don Pedi

February 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 United States
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Don Pedi is a Traditional Mountain Musician who started playing the dulcimer in 1968.  He shares songs, tunes and stories in a warm, often humorous and always entertaining manner.  Don is known for developing a playing style for the fretted mountain dulcimer that can match a fiddle, note for note, while maintaining the rhythms and characteristics of traditional music. Over the decades, he’s been recognized and honored for collecting, preserving and performing Traditional Appalachian music. 

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Contra/Square Dance at John C. Campbell Folk School

February 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 United States
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$7.00

Dancing is fun! And it is an integral part of life at the Folk School. Whether you come to a community dance or sign up for a weekend or week-long dance class, join us in the joy of moving to music!

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March 2019

Friday Night Concert – Tina & Her Pony

March 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 United States
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TINA & HER PONY Collins and Jordan are classically trained musicians who first toured together as part of five piece band, Over Under Yonder. Collins composed most of the songs that appear on their album, Journey Onward, as she thru-hiked from Maine to Georgia on the Appalachian Trail in 2006. When Over Under Yonder finished touring in 2010, Collins and Jordan, recognizing an obvious synergy, split off as Tina & Her Pony. The duo spent the next two years writing…

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Friday Night Concert at John C. Campbell Folk School

March 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 United States
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FREE

Free concerts are held most Friday nights and feature some of the finest regional and national acts performing old-time, bluegrass, folk, gospel and Celtic music.   

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Friday Night Concert at John C. Campbell Folk School

March 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 United States
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FREE

Free concerts are held most Friday nights and feature some of the finest regional and national acts performing old-time, bluegrass, folk, gospel and Celtic music.

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April 2019

Friday Night Concert at John C. Campbell Folk School

April 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 United States
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FREE

Free concerts are held most Friday nights and feature some of the finest regional and national acts performing old-time, bluegrass, folk, gospel and Celtic music.

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Friday Night Concert at John C. Campbell Folk School

April 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 United States
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Free concerts are held most Friday nights and feature some of the finest regional and national acts performing old-time, bluegrass, folk, gospel and Celtic music.

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MOUNTAIN MUSIC AMBASSADORS

April 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 United States
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The Mountain Music Ambassadors is the flagship group of student performers from The Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University in Morehead, KY. Ready to entertain with Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music, these student musicians form a section of band class. Young musicians from the center have represented our region and our mountain culture in concerts at theaters, schools, festivals and other venues regionally, nationally in such diverse lands as Ireland and The Peoples Republic of China…

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Rosin Sisters at John C. Campbell Folk School

April 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 United States
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The Rosin Sisters are Barbara Panter-Connah and Jan Smith from Atlanta, and Ann Whitley-Singleton from Dahlonega. These three 'heart sisters' came together as a trio over ten years ago when Ann was still living in the big city, but they have known each other through the traditional music scene for over thirty years. They explore traditional Appalachian, honky tonk, early country, gospel, and Cajun music and perform all around the southeast. They also teach harmony singing at Dahlonega's Bear on…

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Junior Appalachian Music Program Student Concert

April 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 United States
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Join us for our annual Junior Appalachian Music Program student showcase.  Folk School JAM is an after-school program for high school age children that introduces music through small group instruction on instruments common to the Appalachian region, such as fiddle, banjo and guitar.  Folk School JAM is offered, free of charge, to students in both Cherokee & Clay Counties and it's current instructors are: Annie Fain Liden, Banjo; Peggy Patrick, Fiddle; Zac Kilmer, Guitar; Geraud Barralon, Guitar, Fiddle, Upright Bass,…

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May 2019

Boomchuck Swing Time

May 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 United States
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Boomchuck Swing Time is a combo hailing from both Asheville, NC and Brasstown, NC. They are most known as a hot band on the scene for regional contra dances, but concerts are their forte as well. Multi-talented Laurie Fisher has been entertaining dancers and inspiring musicians full-time for the past 17 years. She can fiddle, play piano, call dances, teach and enthuse with the best of them. The very thriving Asheville contra dance scene has been passionately influenced by her…

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Frank Lee and Allie Burbrink

May 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 United States
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Frank and Allie Lee (Bryson City, NC) are a harmony-powered old time duo. Their April 2018 release, Roll On, Clouds, showcases their favorite songs from over two years of performing together. These pieces range from blues tradition (Somebody On Your Bond, Roll and Tumble) to bluegrass classics (Standing on a Mountain, Cabin on a Hill), yet remain rooted in the old time aesthetic. Frank's nylon string fretless banjo is the dominant instrument, with guitar, slide guitar, and Allie's banjo and…

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Friends and Family Day at John C. Campbell Folk School

May 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 United States
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Join us for a fun day in our studios! Participate in hands-on craft, music, and dance activities. Tour our campus and learn more about the Folk School's programs.  All ages welcome.  

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Dulcimer Celebration Concert

May 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 United States
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Anne Lough an internationally known traditional musician who performs and teaches at schools, workshops, and festivals throughout the country. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Murray State University (KY) and a Master of Music Education from Western Carolina University (NC). She is well known for her artistic and sensitive style of playing, and her skill as an instructor. In addition to many recordings, Anne has published several dulcimer arrangements, including Old-time Hymns & Gospel Favorites for Mountain Dulcimer,…

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The Moon and You

May 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 United States
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The Moon and You is a folk/soul band based in Asheville, NC that tours the Eastern US and Western Europe. At its core are married songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Ryan Furstenberg (banjo, guitar) and Melissa Hyman (cello). The band released its debut album A White Light That Sings in June 2016, to critical acclaim. They celebrated their second full-length release, Endless Maria on March 19, 2017 with a live string quartet and rock rhythm section bringing the album to life onstage. …

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October 2019

Fall Festival at John C. Campbell Folk School

October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 United States
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$3 – $5

Celebrate the rich heritage of the Appalachians at our 45th Fall Festival, featuring over 200 craftspeople, continuous live music and dance, craft demonstrations, good food, and much more!   

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Folk School Fall Festival

October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 United States
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Golden fall sunlight and brightly colored leaves provide a scenic backdrop for the John C. Campbell Folk School's Fall Festival. This treasured annual celebration of Appalachian culture, held on the Folk School's Brasstown, North Carolina campus, heralds its 45th anniversary in October. The Folk School's enduring commitment to the arts is evident in a vibrant exhibition showcasing the School's Quilting and Surface Design Program. The Pitman Fiber Arts Building will feature a display of dozens of striking quilts made by…

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Fall Festival at John C. Campbell Folk School

October 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 United States
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$3 – $5

Celebrate the rich heritage of the Appalachians at our 45th Fall Festival, featuring over 200 craftspeople, continuous live music and dance, craft demonstrations, good food, and much more!   

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November 2019

Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction

November 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 United States
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Our annual Blacksmith Auction features some of the finest artist-blacksmith work, as well as a wide selection of other fine craft items made by Folk School instructors and students. Proceeds benefit the craft programs at the school.

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Fireside Sale at John C. Campbell Folk School

November 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 United States
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Stroll through the beautifully decorated Keith House and shop for holiday gifts made by local and regional artists. More treasures await in the Music Studio and Dining Hall, and don’t miss the Craft Shop’s annual sale!

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April 2022

May Day Parade at John C. Campbell Folk School

April 30
John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902 United States
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May Day Parade hosted by the Brasstown Morris Dancers Join Folk School students, staff, and community for our annual English tradition of the May Day Parade and Maypole Dance. If you want to join in the short parade, meet at Festival Barn. The procession begins at 11:45am and will skip-daddle on down to the field outside the craft shop for the Maypole dance. After the Maypole ribbons are tied, a circle dance and the Morris dance teams will perform in…

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