Folk College with Simple Gifts

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Country and Region United StatesPennsylvania
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA
Festival Contact Information

Folk College with Simple Gifts
P. O. Box 216
Huntingdon, PA 16652 USA
Phone: +01 814-643-6220

Festival Description

Folk College is a fun and friendly weekend of playing and listening to folk music — a fantastic three days of workshops, jam sessions, concerts, and group playing. The camp is designed for musicians with eclectic tastes. Within one weekend, you’ll have a choice of workshops ranging from oldtime to Celtic to blues to international, and you’ll get to sing, dance, play, and listen.

Musicians of all instruments and levels are welcome, and there are also choices for non-musicians who want to listen, learn, and experiment with folk music - including a beginners’ sampler where absolute beginners can try fiddle, mandolin, dulcimer, guitar, and banjo. Each evening features a staff concert followed by staff-led jam sessions. Saturday after the concert, we hold a contradance with an open band. You’ll also have an opportunity to be coached by a professional musician in a band setting and to perform in the student concert. Professional development will be offered for school teachers, including Act 48 credit for Pennsylvania teachers.

Festival Dates May 25 - 27, 2012
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Festival Events:

Staff 2012:
  • The Horse Flies
  • Attwater-Donnelly
  • Four Shillings Short
  • The Twilite Broadcasters
  • Tomas Lozano and Polly Ferber
  • Simple Gifts
  • and others…


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