Events

Folk School Traditional Music & Dance Classes

Weeklong and Weekend music classes are offered year-round at the John C. Campbell Folk School. Classes provide in-depth all-day learning with a single instructor. Choose from a great variety of instruments and all different levels of instruction ranging from fiddle, banjo and guitar, to mountain dulcimer, ukulele, Native American flute and harmony singing. Several classes offer instrument making. Please visit FolkShool.org for detailed information and registration.

Upcoming classes include:

  • Sunday, May 7 - Saturday, May 13, 2017 - Take Mountain Dulcimer to the Next Level
  • Sunday, May 14 - Friday, May 19, 2017 - Intermediate Hammered Dulcimer - Tips & Tricks
  • Friday, May 19 - Sunday, May 21, 2017 Try the Ukulele!
  • Sunday, May 21 - Saturday, May 27, 2017 - Acoustic Bass Basics: Bluegrass & Old-time Accompaniment
  • Sunday, May 21 - Saturday, May 27, 2017 - Build a Short-scale Mountain Dulcimer
  • Sunday, May 28 - Saturday, June 3, 2017 - Harmony Singing
  • Sunday, June 4 - Friday, June 9, 2017 - Continuing/Intermediate Folk Harp Gathering
  • Friday, June 9 - Sunday, June 11, 2017 - Beginning Folk Harp
  • Sunday, June 11 - Saturday, June 17, 2017- Surviving and Thriving in Jam Sessions
  • Wednesday, June 21 - Tuesday, 27 – Dance Callers Workshop
  • Sunday, June 25 - Saturday, July 1, 2017 - Beginning Fiddle
  • Sunday, July 2 - Friday, July 7, 2017 - Playing Bluegrass Music in a Group
  • Sunday, July 2 - Friday, July 7, 2017 - An Introduction to Ethnomusicology and Field Recording
  • Friday, July 7 - Sunday, July 9 - Beginning Appalachian Clogging
  • Sunday, July 9 - Saturday, July 15, 2017 - Dance Musicians' Week
  • Sunday, July 30 - Saturday, Aug 5, 2017 - Beginning Harmonica
  • Sunday, Aug 6 - Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 - Dulcimer Celebration
  • Sunday, Aug 13 - Friday, Aug 18, 2017 - Intro to Bluegrass Mandolin
  • Friday, Aug 18 - Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 - Try Native American Flute
  • Sunday, Aug 20 - Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 - Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer: Refining Your Playing
  • Sunday, Sep 3 - Friday, Sep 8, 2017 - Continuing Mountain Dulcimer
  • Friday, Sep 8 - Sunday, Sep 10, 2017 - Learn to Play the Mountain Dulcimer
  • Sunday, Sep 10 - Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 - Continuing to Intermediate Clawhammer Banjo
  • Sunday, Sep 17 - Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 - Beginning Ukulele
  • Sunday, Sep 17 - Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 - Constructing a Mountain Dulcimer
  • Sunday, Sep 24 - Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 - Old-time Jam Camp
  • Sunday, Sep 24 - Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 - Old-time Jam Camp
  • Sunday, Sep 24 - Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 - Build a Square-neck Resonator Guitar (Dobro)
  • Sunday, Oct 1 - Friday, Oct 6, 2017 - Learn to Play a Dobro
  • Sunday, Oct 8 - Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 - Beginning Hammered Dulcimer
  • Sunday, Oct 15 - Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 - Continuing Fiddle
  • Sunday, Oct 22 - Friday, Oct 27, 2017 - Beginning Guitar
  • Friday, Oct 27 - Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 - Make Your Own Washtub Bass
  • Friday, Oct. 27 - Sunday, Oct. 29 – Fall Square Dance Weekend
  • Sunday, Oct 29 - Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 - Beginning Clawhammer Banjo
  • Sunday, Nov 5 - Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 - Simple Gifts for Two! (Mountain & Hammered Dulcimer)
  • Sunday, Nov 12 - Friday, Nov 17, 2017 - Bluegrass Banjo for Beginners
  • Friday, Nov 17 - Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 - Early American Songcatchers
  • Friday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Nov. 19 - Learn to Contra Dance
  • Sunday, Dec 3 - Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 - Beginning Autoharp ("Holiday in the Mountains" Week)
  • Tuesday, Dec 26 - Monday, Jan 1, 2018 - Dance Fiddle, Dance (Winter Dance & Music Week)
  • Tuesday, Dec 26 - Monday, Jan 1, 2018 - Band Workshop (Winter Dance & Music Week)

Event Details

Location John C. Campbell Folk School
Brasstown, NC
Cost Ticketed/Admission Charged
Prices vary pending class. Please visit website for complete class schedule and cost details
Music Styles
Event Type Workshop / Class / Demonstration
  • ✔ Food Service
  • ✔ Handicapped Accessible

Contact Info

Phone (828) 837-2775
Email info@folkschool.org
https://www.classes.folkschool.org

Upcoming Dates:

  • Tue, Dec 26, 2017 at 12:00am - Monday, January 1, 2018 at 12:00am