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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.
Application Deadline February 26, Auditions February 28th
The Charlotte Folk Society is pleased to announce the 15th Annual Marilyn Meacham Price Youth Scholarship, named in honor of the founder of the Charlotte Folk Society, and the 2nd Annual William Thomas Covington Scholarship to the Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College.
In addition, the Charlotte Folk Society will offer the 8th Annual Spencer-Bryant Adult Scholarship to the Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College. Named in honor of Sara Spencer, for many years our Central Piedmont Community College Music Department faculty sponsor, and the late Gene Bryant, long-time CPCC Music Department Chair, this scholarship will be awarded to an adult.
Presented as a means of fulfilling our mission to perpetuate traditional music, these scholarships will be fully funded through a partnership between the Charlotte Folk Society and Warren Wilson College. The scholarship covers tuition ($525),provided by the Folk Society, and room and board ($415), provided by the college, a total scholarship of $940.
IMPORTANT! Please note that the application deadline is Friday, February 26th, 2016, and that the auditions will be held at 2:30 PM on Sunday, February 28th, 2016 at Myers Park Baptist Church. Auditions must be in person. No exceptions to the time and place can be made.
To learn more about these excellent opportunities and how you can audition, read the CFS 2016 Scholarship Info Page!
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!
Join the Folk Society today and you'll be glad you did! Keep up with all the important events and happenings in the Charlotte region, plus get the inside story on many special artists and artisans throughout the 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!
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2112 East 7th Street
(between Caswell & Laurel)
Charlotte, NC 28204
10 AM - 6 PM
Saturdays 10 AM - 4 PM
We've got Sweetheart deals the entire month of February.
Recording King OOO guitar $299
Loar A-style mandolin $299
Upright basses from $999
Violin outfits from $350
Bluegrass & Old-Time Instruction by Glen Alexander and Jon Singleton
Folk Society members receive a 10% discount.www.TheViolinShoppe.net