Concerts/Special Events

An Americana evening with…
Libby Weitnauer
Friday, July 3rd | 7 PM | $10
This concert will be online–click here for tickets!

Join fiddle player Libby Weitnauer as she presents a
special concert of old time Appalachian music! Libby Weitnauer is a fiddle player, violinist, singer, and educator currently based in Brooklyn, NY, but raised in her musical community of East Tennessee. She has studied traditional music with teachers including Matt Brown, Rayna Gellert, and Dom Flemons, has earned degrees in classical violin performance from DePaul University and New York University, and has presented her music research at the Smithsonian Museum and the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center. In both research and performance, Libby finds inspiration exploring the depths and boundaries of Appalachian music and people.

Listen to Libby performing “Went Up on the Mountaintop” with her Tui bandmate Jake Blount, from their 2019 album Pretty Little Mister:

Swedish Folk Fiddling from Dalarna
with Lars Hökpers and Lars Moberg
September 26, 2020
Workshop: 1:00-4:30 PM; $40
Allspel & gammaldans: 7 PM; $8 adults, $6 seniors & teens, $4 kids 5-12

Join these Swedish fiddle masters with roots deep in the tradition-rich region of Dalarna, Sweden, for a fiddle workshop followed by an evening allspel and gammaldans! Lars Hökpers and Lars Moberg are excited to share with you new compositions that carry on the distinctive bowing and rhythms of musicians who came before them. Lars and Lars play in several spelmanslag, have been featured at summer music festivals, and are sought after for high-energy winter gammaldans. They have been recorded on CD and their music is often heard on Swedish and Norwegian national radio and TV.

Listen to a waltz composed by Lars Hökpers!

This even will take place in Folklore Village’s century-old Wakefield Schoolhouse, with its lovely acoustics and beautiful rosemaling. This will be a rare chance for musicians to get hands-on advice and coaching and for lovers of Scandinavian music and dance to be enchanted by the magic of melodies and movement in an intimate candlelit setting.

Nanilo TrioPolyphonic Vocals from Eastern Europe,
Western India, and Beyond…

Friday, October 16
Time & ticket information TBA

Nanilo is Sarina Partridge, Sarah Larsson, and Alia Jeraj. Together, they blend
story and song through enrapturing harmonies, highlighting the living vocal traditions of the east and singing the songs of friends on a front porch —
if your front porch were in Grajevo or Breznitsa.

Listen to Nanilo perform “Szól a kakas már (the rooster crows)”:

The band learned this song from the rabbi at Krakow’s Jewish community center – it’s an old Hungarian tune that is sung by the Kaliver hassidic community. The text dreams of a day when all people find a way home.