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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.
The morning chill we’re feeling these days heralds the coming of fall and Charlotte’s 53rd Annual Festival in the Park. The Festival takes place this year from Friday, September 22nd, through Sunday, September 24th, in Freedom Park, 1900 East Boulevard, in the Myers Park Neighborhood. Festival hours are Friday, 4 - 9:30 PM; Saturday, 10 AM - 9:30 PM; and Sunday, 11 AM - 6 PM.
All Festival details are here!
The Charlotte Folk Society is supported, in part, with funding by the Arts & Science Council (ASC).
This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
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.
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 to earn up to four months of free membership in the Charlotte Folk Society. You'll 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!
The Violin Shoppe
2112 East 7th Street
(between Caswell & Laurel)
Charlotte, NC 28204
10 AM - 6 PM
Saturdays 10 AM - 4 PM
Huge Back-to-School deals! Free month on student violin rentals. Fall instrument tune-ups.
Ask us about Eastman, Blueridge, and Loar Mandolins & Guitars.
Bluegrass & Old-Time Instruction by Glen Alexander and Jon Singleton
Folk Society members receive a 10% discount.www.TheViolinShoppe.net