Folkmoot 2017: Ogon'ki Ensemble from Russia!

The Ogon’ki Ensemble will be representing Russia in this year’s festival. The group is bringing to the festival about 40 members consisting of musicians, dancers, costume designers, and choreographers from a wide variety of ages.   Russian…

FOLKMOOT 2017: PALOINA AMSTERDAM REPRESENTING THE NETHERLANDS!

Folkmoot is excited to welcome back the talented group, Paloina Amsterdam. Paloina International Dance Group was founded in 1971 by Johan and Erda Baerents. This well-schooled group is known for its verve and energy and is a member of CIOFF. The…

Camp Folkmoot, "Hands Around the Globe"

“Hands Around the Globe” is a new Folkmoot event – a day camp – scheduled for July 21st at the Folkmoot Friendship Center.  The camp goal is for students (early elementary – high school) to discover traditions from other countries…

Folkmoot 2017: Ayalot Hanegev of Israel!

  The Israel Representative Dance Ensemble “Ayalot Hanegev “comes to Folkmoot from the city of Be'er-Sheva. The group was founded in 1980 under the artistic direction of choreographer Moti Alkiss. Ayalot Hanegev performed at Folkmoot…

Sunday Soiree Featured Artists: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo & Empire Strikes Brass

  The 2017 Folkmoot Festival will feature, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo and Empire Strikes Brass at the Sunday Soiree Concert Series, scheduled for July 23.  The show will take place on the Folkmoot green-space (adjacent to the Friendship…

Quilt Art by the Shady Ladies

June 2-4, 2017 the Folkmoot Friendship Center will host the annual exhibition Quilt Art by the Shady Ladies. The show is open from 10a.m. until 5p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from noon until  4p.m. on Sunday. There is a $5.00 entry fee. This…

Folkmoot 2017: Utkarsh Dance Academy from India!

Utkarsh Dance Academy wowed guests at Folkmoot in 2001 and 2004 and Folkmoot is proud to have the team returning again this year. The dance company was founded in 1994 in the famous city of Surat located in Gujarat, India, and has been entertaining…

Folkmoot 2017: The Red River Welsh Folk Dancers

Dawnswyr Gwerin Yr Afon Goch (The Red River Welsh Folk Dancers) is recognized world-wide for their unique performances of Irish and Welsh style dances. The school was established in Winnipeg in the fall of 1947 with no more than a dozen pupils,…

Folkmoot 2017: The Sentimiento Criollo Ballet from Argentina!

The Sentimiento Criollo Ballet was founded on March 17, 1983, in the town of Wheelwright, province of Santa Fe, Argentina. The Ballet has 150 members of dance school students, members of the ballet major, and adult musicians from the neighboring…

How to Volunteer for the Festival

With the Folkmoot Festival just around the corner, there are still a lot of donations and requests to be coordinated before our groups arrive in July. We had a successful volunteer meeting on May 15th, including a discussion about our basic…

2017 Venues for Festival

      Folkmoot Friendship Center: The Folkmoot Friendship Center is located at 112 Virginia Ave in Waynesville, NC. In 2002, Folkmoot Friendship Center opened in what was previously the Hazelwood Elementary School.…

2017 Festival Schedule

Folkmoot: North Carolina’s International Folk Festival, Folk Dance & World Culture in the Mountains of WNC July 20-30, 2017 Named by USA Today as one of the Top Twenty Festivals in North Carolina, Folkmoot is a ten-day event, held across…