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Dedicated to promoting the ongoing enjoyment and preservation
of traditional and contemporary folk music, dance, crafts and lore in the North and South Carolinas Piedmont area.
With fond memories of its founder, Bill Williams, the Willow Grove Jam will continue to meet on the first Saturday of each month from 2 PM to 4 PM. Co-hosted by Charlotte Folk Society members Alan Davis and Tom Kelleher, the open jam takes place in the Activities Room at the Willow Grove Retirement Center, located at 10043 Idlewild Road, Matthews, North Carolina. All are invited to come.
The format for this unplugged jam is a play-around, like a song circle, where each person chooses a tune or song. It can be anything from gospel, bluegrass, old-time, Celtic, or Americana in genre. The audience varies from ten to forty residents and guests. For more information, contact Alan Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-499-3918.
Tom is past president of the Charlotte Folk Society and plays banjo with the Kollard Kings, a group dedicated to the music recorded in Charlotte during the 1930s.
The names of the performers who recorded in Charlotte during its short recording history reads like the roster of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Each tune, each group, and each musician had their own fascinating story. In the next few months, Tom will share some of the most intriguing and remarkable tales associated with the Charlotte sessions.
Find out more!
Each year we offer "Christmas in July" [and August] by offering 1/2 price memberships for the rest of the current year. Follow this link to the CFS Membership Offer page to take advantage of this great bargain!
In 2007, as part of the Folk Society's 25th anniversary year, we produced a wonderful compact disc. 21 songs have been compiled on a single CD that represents some of the more memorable performers over our 25 year history. You'll love it! It is available for $10 at Folk Society events, or you can order it at the following link. Listen to samples; Buy the CD!
Pebble in a Pond is a documentary about the Charlotte Folk Society. This program debuted on WTVI on November 22, 2010 and has aired many times since.
Marilyn Meacham Price truly tossed a "pebble in a pond" when she founded the Charlotte Folk (Music) Society in 1982, and the ripples continue ever outward. Supported and nurtured by a succession of volunteers, the organization has not only achieved its mission, but also created a very special community in the process.
Order your copy and learn more about the Pebble in the Pond DVD today!
The Violin Shoppe
2112 East 7th Street
(between Caswell & Laurel)
Charlotte, NC 28204
10 AM - 6 PM
Saturdays 10 AM - 4 PM
Summer Inventory Reduction SALE on all in-stock instruments. All reasonable (even some unreasonable) offers considered.
Bluegrass & Old-Time Instruction by Glen Alexander and Jon Singleton
Folk Society members receive a 10% discount.www.TheViolinShoppe.net