Our Friday Night Concerts, featuring some of the finest regional and national acts performing roots music, will return to the Festival Barn. We’ll have standard seating just like before, along with a family-focused social area of picnic tables in the back. You’re welcome to bring your dinner, card games, sewing project, or set up on the grass and let your kids play. A donation of $5-10 per adult is suggested for most events, but all are welcome regardless of contribution.
Mountains Echo Old Songs with New Life Friday Night
FRIDAY, May 5, 2023 at 7 p.m. in the Folk School’s Keith House Community Room
A concert with groundbreaking traditional artists, Elizabeth LaPrelle & Brian Dolphin.
Elizabeth LaPrelle of Southwestern Virginia, is a singer and banjo-player. She began winning prizes for her singing at a young age, and has dedicated research, passion, and a powerful voice to the ancient art of Appalachian ballad-singing. She learned from family and tradition-bearers like Sheila Kay Adams and Ginny Hawker. At the College of William and Mary, she graduated with a self-designed major in “Southern Appalachian Traditional Performance”.
Brian Dolphin is a Thomas J. Watson Fellow, Fulbright recipient, and doctoral student of Ethnomusicology at the CUNY Graduate Center. He has studied folk music, lived with indigenous musicians, and performed all over the world. He leads an active life as a songwriter, performer, producer, and song leader, uniting diverse communities through the Ukrainian Village Voices choir. For more info visit briandolphin.com
Our Friday Night Concerts feature acts performing eclectic roots music. Concerts are scheduled for most Fridays, check the website calendar to be sure. All are welcome at our concerts and dances; vaccinations and masks are not required.
A donation of $5-10 per adult is suggested for this event, but all are welcome regardless of contribution. The Folk School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and any funds raised support traditional arts and help with equitable pay for our performers. Want to get involved? We’re always looking for volunteers to help with our events and programs.
Please visit website for more information at folkschool.org/calendar