The connection between Scotland and North Carolina dates back to the 17th century, when immigrants settled in the smoky mountains, far away from their homeland. Making America “home” was made easier by the Scots bringing to the region their music style, craft making, and storytelling, all of which have had a profound influence on the Appalachian culture. Celebrating Scotland, Folkmoot will host a Folkmoot will host a Scottish Friendship Dinner on Friday, September 29, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Folkmoot Friendship Center.
Scottish Friendship Dinner night begins at 6:00 p.m. with a traditional Scottish meal catered by Absolutely Yummy Catering and will feature Scottish meat pie, neeps and tatties and a dessert. During dinner, a whiskey tasting will be available from Elevated Mountain Distillery. At 7:00 p.m., guests will move to the Sam Love Queen Auditorium to learn about the history of Scottish immigration into the Appalachia. Students and children are welcome to stay in the cafeteria to learn a Scottish dance, a song in Gaelic, and how to put on a kilt; participants are then invited to perform the Scottish dance for the audience in the auditorium.
Tickets for this event are $15 for adults $10 for students and can be purchased HERE or by calling 828-452-2997. Limited seating is available so please purchase your tickets in advance. Parking is available in the back of the Folkmoot building for year-round events.
Go to Greece with Folkmoot
This December Folkmoot will be going to Greece! The trip will begin December 27, 2017, until January 4, 2018. This historical adventure will include guided tours in Athens, Delphi, Thessaloniki and more. Learn more about the trip by clicking here.
2017 Volunteer Dinner – September 21
This year’s Volunteer Appreciation Dinner will be held on Thursday, September 21st at 6:00pmhere at the Folkmoot Friendship Center in the Cafeteria. We ask everyone who plans to attend to RSVP with the link below. This will be a great event for mingling with other volunteers and our way to express our many thanks to each and every one of you. Please use the Cafeteria front entrance for check-in to receive your name tag. RSVP here.