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Music Events
April 24, 2017

Time:
Admission:

7 - 8 p.m.
Free Admission
Location:  


David Brose & Friends with special guest John Lilly


Singer-songwriter and country music great John Lilly will be performing at the Folk School as special guest of David Brose & Friends.

John Lilly’s webpage states the following: “John Lilly’s original, traditional, and classic country music hits home and rings true. From hidden masterpieces by Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, and the Louvin Brothers to ancient folk ballads and original songs, John Lilly presents music of unusual depth and sincerity.”


May 5, 2017

Time:
Admission:

7-8 pm
Donations Appreciated
Location:  Community Room, Keith House


Steve and Penny Kilby

Steve Kilby started playing guitar as a youngster to back up his fiddling grandfather at square dances and house parties in Wilkes County, NC. In the past 30 years he has won numerous ribbons including six championships at Fiddlers Grove and two first place ribbons at the famous Galax, VA Fiddlers Convention. In 1979 he was named North Carolina State Guitar Champion.

Steve will be accompanied by his wife Penny on rhythm guitar.

http://www.kilbymusic.com/


May 12, 2017

Time:
Admission:

7:00-8:00 pm
Donations appreciated.
Location:  Community Room, Keith House


Brasstown Ringers

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.

https://www.facebook.com/brasstownringers/


May 18, 2017

Time:
Admission:

7:00 pm
Donations Appreciated.
Location:  Community Room, Keith House


Guy & Sherrie George

SPECIAL THURSDAY NIGHT CONCERT!

Guy George, from Cleveland, Ohio, is a rhythmic, melodic hammered dulcimer player with a definite jazz influence to his playing style. Guy comes from a background in jazz and performance on the saxophone, having studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston; honing his skills playing with many jazz influenced musicians in the Boston and New York area. He has settled outside Cleveland, Ohio and presently plays hammered dulcimer, tenor, alto and soprano saxophones, flute, steel drum and keyboard.

Sharrie George studied music at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, and has been involved with music and worship at churches in Ohio since 1980. She plays guitar, ukulele, mountain dulcimer, bass, banjo, and sings.

Guy and Sherrie tour throughout the United States and write and produce instructional books for hammered dulcimer, steel drum, pennywhistle, and other instruments. They also travel as instructors for these instruments and perform at various venues around the country. They have one CD they have produced together, "Dream Castle."

http://www.guygeorge.com


May 26, 2017

Time:
Admission:

7-8 pm
Donations Appreciated
Location:  Festival Barn


Brasstown Morris Dancers & their Fabulous Morris Band Perform

The Brasstown Morris Dancers is comprised of three individual teams, known as "sides" who perform traditional English morris dances with an American flavor. The group includes a large and wonderful dance band with accordions, fiddles, drums, recorder, bass and guitar. All performers are members of the local community in the Brasstown area. Many work at the folk school and Murphy Medical Center.

The three groups include Rural Felicity Garland Dancers, a women's side who have been dancing continuously at the folk school since 1983 , Sticks in the Mud Border Morris a mixed side of men and women since 1996, and Dames Rocket Northwest Clog Morris a women's side founded in 2005.

The groups all wear colorful costumes which include sticks, bells, floral decorated garlands, hankies,rag coats, blue face, and wooden soled clogs. The dance style has been passed down for many centuries in England and was often performed outdoors in the streets of village centers ( near a pub) to celebrate the changing of the seasons. Brasstown Morris Dancers are always present for Fall Festival, Christmas, New Years Eve, and May Day Saturday at the folk school. They have traveled to man other locations to dance at Morris Ales and festivals in New England, the Southeast and the Midwest, and have made four trips to Great Britain to dance with real English Morris sides. Last year they danced in Kenliworth near Stratford upon Avon as the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay passed through the town.

The group promotes the folk school wherever they go. Team leaders include Folk School Resident Artists Nanette Davidson and Martha Owen and band members include Bob Dalsemer, former Music & Dance Co-ordinator, and Folk School director Jan Davidson.


June 2, 2017

Time:
Admission:

7-8 pm
Donations appreciated.
Location:  Festival Barn


Chuck Nation Band

The Chuck Nation Band, from Gainesville, GA, near Atlanta, made their Carnegie Hall debut performance in New York City in 2015, and performed at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN in 2016. They are 2016 Georgia Music Awards nominees. Chuck is a member of the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame, a two-time Georgia State Fiddle Champion, Georgia State Mandolin Champion, and a Louisiana State Fiddle Champion.

The band made their second international tour in 2014 covering sixteen cities in Ireland, and has performed over 450 shows since 2010. Close harmony singing and superb instrumental playing are the hallmarks of their distinctive sound. Their latest CD, released in 2016, is entitled Beneath The Tennessee Moon.

www.chucknationband.com


June 8, 2017

Time:
Admission:

7 pm
Donations Appreciated


Location:  Community Room, Keith House


Lorinda Jones & Nella Rigell

Lorinda Jones grew up in a musical family in a small town in South Central Kentucky. She began performing at an early age, and has pursued music through a wide range of instruments including piano, oboe, dulcimer, tin whistle, psaltery, zither, autoharp, and guitar, as well as Celtic harp. In Lorinda's performance, her audience gains an appreciation for the historical development of the harp and for the Celtic music she presents. With five CD's and five books to her credit, Lorinda is nationally recognized as an outstanding performer, recording artist, teacher, and publisher.

Nella is an Atlanta harpist who enjoys an active and multi-faceted career, from soloist to orchestra, Broadway, and chamber music, and she is also a recording artist, teacher, and therapeutic musician. She has performed in concert halls from Carnegie Hall to the Grand Ole Opry. Nella has a long repertoire of Celtic performances, including performing with the Chieftains and playing the Southeastern premier of the Celtic Harp Concerto. She loves playing and teaching students an eclectic mix of traditional, as well as classical inspired Irish, Scottish, and Welsh music.

http://www.lorindajones.com/about_the_artist.htm


June 16, 2017

Time:
Admission:

7:00 p.m.
Donations Appreciated.
Location:  Festival Barn


Lorraine and Bennett Hammond

Lorraine was raised in rural northwestern Connecticut during a period when traditional music was a vibrant and integrated part of community life. She is a leading proponent of the mountain dulcimer and teaches classes at the Augusta Heritage Center in West Virginia, and Summer Acoustic Music Week in New Hampshire as well as the Folk School. She is also a highly skilled songwriter, banjo player and Celtic harpist with numerous recordings to her credit.

Bennett Hammond began to play traditional and original music on the guitar in high school in Vermont, and began teaching it while in college in New Hampshire. With a degree in Classical Greek, Bennett also speaks French and Spanish. "Hammond has a deft melodic sense, and a knack for transmuting traditional Irish and Appalachian motifs into thoroughly contemporary results. Hammond's great talent is that he doesn't let his skill overpower his taste and artistry." Boston Globe Since 1986 Bennett has performed, recorded and toured extensively at home and abroad with Lorraine. The couple live in an old house in Brookline, Massachusetts.

http://www.greatacoustics.org/


June 23, 2017

Time:
Admission:

7:00 p.m.
Donations appreciated.
Location:  Festival Barn


Steve Hickman & John Devine

Steve Hickman and John Devine are well-known performers from King George, Virginia and Berkely Springs, West Virginia respectively who have served as staff musicians for a number of Folk School music and dance programs over the years. Steve Hickman has toured with numerous bands singing and playing fiddle and harmonica for more than twenty years. He is especially well-known for his mastery of the art of "hambone" or body percussion. John Devine specializes in contemporary folk songs as well as standards from the 1930's and 1940's. Together, Hickman and Devine play a wide variety of country, folk, bluegrass, Irish, swing and traditional old time music.

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