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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 CFS Instrument Lending Library is kicking off the fall with some exciting news! Starting October 1st, the library will be open on Saturdays for instrument pick up/drop off from 11 AM to 1 PM. Feel free to drop in and check out all the great instruments we have on hand and give one a strum, pluck, beat, or a bow!
Afterwards, stick around till 1 PM for a new jam session targeted towards youth and beginners. All instruments are welcomed. We will jam until 2:30 or so. What a great way to hone your jamming skills, playing old-time, bluegrass, or other favorites in a relaxed setting or to try out a new instrument from the library! Please come out on October 1st.
The library is located at Plaza Presbyterian Church, 2304 The Plaza, in the Plaza-Midwood neighborhood of Charlotte.
Instruments can be borrowed for up to two months at no charge ($30 deposit), and for up to two additional months if no one is waiting. If borrowing beyond two months, your deposit will be converted to a donation to CFS to support future acquisitions/repairs/accessories for the instrument library.
Our current inventory of instruments includes banjos, mandolins, guitars, lap harps, djembe, and more. The library is always accepting donations. Donated instruments should be in good enough repair and sufficient quality as to not frustrate a beginner. In addition to the open house hours, the library is always open by appointment, and pick-ups/drop offs can be made at monthly CFS gatherings.
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.
The Charlotte Folk Society is supported, in part, with funding from the Arts & Science Council.
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
Come check out our extensive Fall fiddle selection. Great inventory of strings and accessories for
fiddle, banjo, guitar,
ukulele & more.
Bluegrass & Old-Time Instruction by Glen Alexander and Jon Singleton
Folk Society members receive a 10% discount.www.TheViolinShoppe.net