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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.



Charlotte Folk Society Gathering
Steph Stewart & The Boyfriends
Bring Fresh Sounds to Stella!

September 11th, 7:30 PM
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Steph Stewart & The Boyfriends

Please join us for our September 11th Gathering Concert & Jams when we present Steph Stewart & The Boyfriends. Music by the four-piece stringband gets underway at 7:30 PM in the Great Aunt Stella Center (926 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte 28204). Doors open at 7 PM. This concert is presented in partnership with Charlotte Community Radio and the Myers Park High School Bluegrass Club.

Steph Stewart & The Boyfriends fuses the best of Appalachian old-time music and Americana. Here's more about Steph Stewart & The Boyfriends.

Monthly second-Friday Charlotte Folk Society Gatherings are family-friendly and free; donations are appreciated and essential to holding Gatherings in the Great Aunt Stella Center.

Refreshments, a song circle, jam sessions, songwriters" circle, and an Appalachian dulcimer group follow the hour-long concert. Visitors are welcome to join in or simply listen. Free parking is available in the 4th Street Mecklenburg County parking deck, between Kings Drive and McDowell Street. Enter from the Stella Center parking lot or from 4th Street. Accessible entry and an elevator are available through the ground floor door on the parking lot side of the building.

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Charlotte Folk Society Gatherings are made possible, in part, with funding from Arts & Science Council, the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.


The Charlotte Folk Society is pleased to have Charlotte Community Radio as our media partner during this Gathering season.



Willow Grove Jam Continues
in Memory of Bill Williams

September 5th, 2:00 PM
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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 davisxyz@hotmail.com or 704-499-3918.


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The Charlotte Sessions
-- Recorded In Charlotte --

by Tom Estes
Kollard Kings

Kollard Kings

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!


Become a New Member or Renew your Membership for the Rest of this Year at Half Price! Join now and be a member through the end of 2015

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!


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Charlotte Folk Society 2015 Instrument Raffle
Courtesy of The Violin Shoppe!

Recording King Resonator Guitar
Recording King RM-998-R
Resonator Guitar!
$5 each or $25 for six! Use this link to
Purchase Tickets Online Now!
(Online ticket sales end at midnight, December 10th)

The Charlotte Folk Society is indebted to Glen Alexander and David McGuirt, proprietors of The Violin Shoppe, Inc., for their continued generosity. Thanks to these two good friends of CFS, we will raise funds through an instrument raffle again this year.



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!


 


















 

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Ongoing Events!


Mint Hill Old Time Jam

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

QUEEN CITY BEGINNER'S
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!

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
DULCIMER CLUB
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.

CFS SUNDAY NIGHT BLUEGRASS JAM
6:30 PM at Tommy's Pub
2007 Central Ave
The jam is for intermediate players but all are welcome. For details, call Greg Clarke at
704-236-1111.