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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.

Harpeth Rising
Friday, March 9th, Gathering
Harpeth Rising

Harpeth Rising

Step away from the tried and true. The music of Harpeth Rising is best described as unapologetically genre-bending; a fusion of Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical elements. The synthesis and evolution of these traditional music genres by this trio produces tantalizingly fresh results. Each musician holds classical performance degrees from a most highly acclaimed school: Indiana University, Oberlin, Eastman School of Music. However, their classical background is only one dimension of this trio’s powerful musical voice. Each has dramatically different cultural roots, and so each member of Harpeth Rising brings distinct influences to the core sound. Their music is characterized by a melding of their voices in expansive three part harmonies, supported by their own special blend of instrumental foundations. Their original music and lyrics allow not just enticing musical and vocal craftsmanship, but are also an avenue for the social expression that is heart and soul of folk music traditions.

Please join us in the Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Avenue, in the edge of Uptown Charlotte, at 7:30 PM when the music gets underway in our beautiful listening room. Doors open at 7 PM.

See more of the band here!

Mark and Maggie O'Connor
Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
Come join us for a very special evening...

Mark and Maggie O'Connor

Mark & Maggie O’Connor Benefit Concert

Benefiting both the O’Connor Fiddle Camps & Future Charlotte Folk Society  Educational Endeavors

7:30 at the Self Help Great Aunt Stella Center   926 Elizabeth Ave.

Tickets:  $25 adults   $15 Students (Under 21 with ID)

Food Truck at 5:30 - Fresh Med

See more of Mark and Maggie and get tickets here!

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Folk Society Member Benefits Today!

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!

CFS Music CD:  Celebration: 25 Years of The Charlotte Folk Society.
CD 'Celebration:  25 Years of The Charlotte Folk Society'

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!

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Pebble in a Pond DVD: The Story Of the Charlotte Folk Society

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

The Violin Shoppe

2112 East 7th Street
(between Caswell & Laurel)
Charlotte, NC 28204

10 AM - 6 PM
Saturdays 10 AM - 4 PM

Sweetheart Deals the entire month of February! Fiddles, Guitars, Mandos, Banjos, Accessories! 

Bluegrass & Old-Time Instruction by Glen Alexander and Jon Singleton

Folk Society members receive a 10% discount.

Ongoing Events!

Mint Hill Old Time Jam


Meets Saturdays at the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village in Mint Hill. Get all the details by checking out the Mint Hill Jam web page!

Queen City Bluegrass Jam


Meets bi-weekly at the Asbury Care Center on Shamrock Drive. Learn details by joining the Queen City Bluegrass Jam's Meetup Group!

Bill Willaim at the Willow Grove Jam

The Willow Grove Jam meets on the first Saturday of each month from 2 PM to 4 PM in the Activities Room at the Willow Grove Retirement Center, located at 10043 Idlewild Road, Matthews, North Carolina. All are invited to come. Willow Grove Jam page.

VOLUNTEER NOW: NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS? Attention students! If your school requires you to work community service hours, the Charlotte Folk Society has lots of volunteer opportunities!

Mountain Dulcimer
The Charlotte Appalachian Dulcimer Club meets on the second Friday of each month.

JOY IN SONG: COMMUNITY SINGERS WANT YOUR VOICE . This is an open invitation to anyone who is interested in singing with the
Community Singers!

DO YOU CLOG . . . and want to participate on a team? Call Adele Greenfield
at 704-588-2855.

6:30 PM at Fireside Room
north end of,
St. Stephen Methodist Church
6800 Sardis Road
The jam is for intermediate players but all are welcome. For details, call Greg Clarke at