Singer / Songwriter Richard Hurley writes the Shindig Song

Historic Sams dulcimer will be sold to benefit Shindig and MDFF (see below)

Traditional Mountain Music and Dance in Asheville, NC

Summer 2015: Sister events Shindig on the Green , now in its 49th year, and the 88th Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival showcase performances by hundreds of the Southern Appalachians' best traditional mountain musicians and dancers. Bound by the tradition of "Along About Sundown" these gatherings call to mind, and continue the tradition, of the era when local folks of all ages regularly gathered at the end of the day on front porches and the like, with fiddles, banjos and guitars in hand and dancing feet at the ready. Come celebrate the treasured cultural heritage of Western North Carolina throughout the summer at these events organized by Asheville's Folk Heritage Committee.

Held outdoors at
Pack Square Park in the heart of downtown Asheville, Shindig on the Green is FREE and was voted the #1 Local Outdoor Concert in the Mountain Xpress "Best of WNC" survey for four years. Bring your instruments, your lawn chair or blanket, family and friends and join the fun for these eight summer Saturdays. The nation's longest running folk festival, the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival showcases the top talent in traditional mountain music and dance during a three-evening festival August 6, 7 & 8 at the wonderfully intimate Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place. Tickets
on sale by visiting Diana Wortham Theatre's website.



Announcing the sale of historic Sams dulcimer to benefit Shindig and MDFF

We are excited to announce that a historic “Sams” dulcimer is on sale to benefit the Folk Heritage Committee and its programs. Handcrafted by celebrated Western North Carolina woodworker, James (Jim) David Sams, the dulcimer has been mounted in a beautiful display frame by BlackBird Frame & Art. The dulcimer is accompanied by another historic item: a turkey quill used by renowned balladeer and dulcimer player, Virgil Sturgill. Both the dulcimer and the quill were donated by Glenn and Evelyn Bannerman of the Folk Heritage Committee and both items may be removed from the frame for playing the instrument. The price has been set at $1,500.00 Interested parties should direct their questions to: info@folkheritage.org

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