Charlotte Folk Society logo celebrating 30 years

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

CFS Lending Library

The Folk Society has a collection of instruments any member can borrow. For a deposit of $25 you can borrow an instrument for three months and see whether it's an instrument you'd like to pursue.

After that initial 3 months, you can keep it for another three months for a $25 fee (unless someone else has signed up to borrow it.)

If you want to make a donation to our lending library, we're always in the market for new strings, tuners, capos, etc. And instruments if you have a good beginner's model you're done with. We'll take good care of it and give you a tax deductible receipt.

Contact us at: CFS Lending Library with:

  • Your name
  • The instrument you want
  • Contact information. This can include address, e-mail, telephone.

Click below for a picture of each instrument

Accordion 4-string Banjo
w/ resonator
5-string Open-back Banjo 4-string Banjo
w/ resonator
Concert Flute Autoharp
F Mandolin F Mandolin A Mandolin Ukelele Lap harp Double strung lap harp
Fiddle Clawhammer banjo 18" Child's Violin Mountain Dulcimer Bowed Psaltery Guitar (nylon string)