Saturday, January 7, 2023
Want a Taste of Folk College?
Here is your opportunity to get a small sampling of Folk College!
Come spend a glorious musical day with Simple Gifts and friends, jamming, hearing music, and getting a one-day Taste of Folk College.
DATE: Saturday, January 7, 2023
TIME: 1 pm to 8:30 pm but drop by anytime
LOCATION: Huntingdon County Arts Center, 313 12th Street, Huntingdon, PA 16652
COST: FREE! (with donations gratefully accepted)
Taste of Folk College is:
• a fun party with lots of jamming
• an opportunity for people who haven’t been to Folk College and Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering to see what it’s about in a free 1-day event
• a reunion for Folk College and Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering attendees
• a fantastic event for people who play an instrument, people who wish they played an instrument, and people who just like to listen
Tim and Kim Craven have been playing original and traditional folk music since 1978. Tim was a founding member of Whetstone Run bluegrass band and since 1978 has been a member of the Rustical Quality String Band whose new album "Back Cottage" will be released in the first half of 2023. They love people and enjoy having fun with all.
Folk College's host band, Simple Gifts, is two women (Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon) playing twelve instruments, with styles that range from old time to Celtic to Klezmer and beyond. Karen Hirshon plays fiddle, mandolin, guitar, 6-string banjo, bowed psaltery, doumbek, and spoons. Linda Littleton plays fiddle, hammered dulcimer, banjo, recorders, and bowed psaltery. Based in State College, PA, Simple Gifts members designed Folk College and work with the Huntingdon County Arts Council to make it a reality. They have a strong philosophy that everyone can play music, that music is best when shared, and that above all, music is about communication, not competition.
There are 3 workshop slots, a potluck with open mic, a concert, and more jams.
We do have a community pot luck meal as part of Taste of Folk College.
A great time to meet your other attendees.
If you are traveling, please bring nonperishable food and/or drink only.
New this year, bring instruments you're ready to part with, and we'll have a for-sale or auction area.
Hotels, bed & breakfasts and camping are available nearby.
Since this is a resort area (Lake Raystown), there lots of housing options available around the area.
Highly recommended bed & breakfasts:
Gage Mansion (in town)
Solvang Inn (just out of town)
More options and other information is available from the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau.
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