dedicated to promoting the ongoing enjoyment and preservation of traditional and contemporary folk music, dance, crafts, and lore in the Carolinas Piedmont since 1982

Upcoming Gatherings

Great Aunt Stella Center

926 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204

Food Truck 5:45p • Open Acoustic Jam 6p • Doors open 7p • Concert 7:30p

Join us after the concert, for refreshments & meet the musicians. Then participate in jams, song circle, songwriters workshop, or Appalachian Dulcimer workshop. Gatherings are family friendly and free, however a $10.00 per person donation would be greatly appreciated. The Stella is Handicapped accessible. Parking is Free with exit after 8 PM (take ticket).

March Gathering

Andrea Beaton

Andrea Beaton - Cape Breton Fiddler

Canceled

Dear Members, Volunteers, and Friends,
 
As you may know, there are now confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mecklenburg County and it is likely there are more that have not been diagnosed. Being cautious and with great regret, this Friday's concert with Andrea Beaton and Troy MacGillivray is cancelled due to concerns over the high degree of contagiousness of COVID-19. We believe this to be a socially responsible action for our community.
 
All of us will sincerely miss the incredible joy that their performance would bring, and we are cognizant our musicians depend on earnings from these performance as their living wages. This pandemic will severely affect their livelihood. If you can, please make a donation to Andrea and Troy to help make up for the loss of monies given during the concert. Click the button below, select "Other Donation", and indicate that the "Donation for" is the Cape Breton Fund. Also, please consider going to Andrea's and Troy's website to purchase CDs or downloads to help keep them and phenomenal music they bring us afloat.
 
The CFS deeply values all of you in our musical community and hope for the best possible for you and your families. To everyone, please do not underestimate the impact that each one of you can have on helping to contain the spread of the infection.

 

April Gathering

April Verch Band

Postponed

October 23, 7:30pm

While Verch is perhaps best known for playing traditional fiddle styles from her native Ottawa Valley, Canada, her performances extend into old-time American and Appalachian styles and beyond, for a well-rounded tour-de-force of North Americana sounds. Verch tours with world-class musicians as a trio, featuring acoustic guitar, bass and clawhammer banjo in addition to Verch’s vocals, fiddle and foot percussion.

One might suspect a performer with as many talents as Verch would pause to take a breath, or need to somewhat compartmentalize her skills during a live performance. But on stage, Verch is almost superhuman, flawlessly intertwining and overlapping different performative elements. She stepdances while fiddling. She sings while stepdancing. Sometimes she sings, steps and fiddles all at once, with apparent ease and precision. Verch is - as they say - a triple threat in performance, her live show a beautiful companion to her music: versatile, robust, and masterfully executed.

April Gathering

April Verch Band

Postponed

October 23, 7:30pm

While Verch is perhaps best known for playing traditional fiddle styles from her native Ottawa Valley, Canada, her performances extend into old-time American and Appalachian styles and beyond, for a well-rounded tour-de-force of North Americana sounds. Verch tours with world-class musicians as a trio, featuring acoustic guitar, bass and clawhammer banjo in addition to Verch’s vocals, fiddle and foot percussion.

One might suspect a performer with as many talents as Verch would pause to take a breath, or need to somewhat compartmentalize her skills during a live performance. But on stage, Verch is almost superhuman, flawlessly intertwining and overlapping different performative elements. She stepdances while fiddling. She sings while stepdancing. Sometimes she sings, steps and fiddles all at once, with apparent ease and precision. Verch is - as they say - a triple threat in performance, her live show a beautiful companion to her music: versatile, robust, and masterfully executed.

April Gathering

April Verch Band

Postponed

October 23, 7:30pm

While Verch is perhaps best known for playing traditional fiddle styles from her native Ottawa Valley, Canada, her performances extend into old-time American and Appalachian styles and beyond, for a well-rounded tour-de-force of North Americana sounds. Verch tours with world-class musicians as a trio, featuring acoustic guitar, bass and clawhammer banjo in addition to Verch’s vocals, fiddle and foot percussion.

One might suspect a performer with as many talents as Verch would pause to take a breath, or need to somewhat compartmentalize her skills during a live performance. But on stage, Verch is almost superhuman, flawlessly intertwining and overlapping different performative elements. She stepdances while fiddling. She sings while stepdancing. Sometimes she sings, steps and fiddles all at once, with apparent ease and precision. Verch is - as they say - a triple threat in performance, her live show a beautiful companion to her music: versatile, robust, and masterfully executed.

"When people sing together, community is created." - Peter Yarrow

When you join the Charlotte Folk Society, you become part of a rich and vibrant folk tradition that spans continents and centuries and lives on in the musicians that perform on our stage every month.

Play Nice with Others

Every weekend, jam groups in a variety of genres from bluegrass to old time to Celtic gather together to participate in a vibrant and living tradition of song. Beginners and experienced players alike can find their place in the circle.