Entries by Folkmoot USA

Materials left over from campus demolition, renovation projects are finding new uses

Written by: Marlon Morgan, Communications and Public Relations Staff at Western Carolina University Ever wonder what happens to all of the materials from the buildings that have been recently torn down or renovated on Western Carolina University’s Cullowhee campus? Thanks to the university’s Office of Sustainability and Energy Management, nearly all of the materials, from light fixtures […]

Haywood County songwriters kick off ‘Art of Music’ festival in Waynesville

It all starts with a song! And there’s no better way to open the Balsam Range Art Of Music Festival than to gather some of Americana’s most impactful and influential songwriters for a special night of music, fellowship and fun in the historic Hazelwood School.   Join Milan Miller, John Wiggins, Mark Bumgarner and Aaron […]

Southern Storytellers Series Continues at Folkmoot

In the final fall 2018 installment of the Southern Supper Series, Folkmoot, Blue Ridge Books, Haywood County Public Library and Smoky Mountain News will welcome Affrilachian author and artist, Ann Miller Woodford on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 6:00pm at the Folkmoot Friendship Center in Waynesville. Ann Miller Woodford will share her research, photographs and […]

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It’s a concert hall, a commercial kitchen and cafeteria, a dormitory, an event space – it’s the Folkmoot Center.

It’s a concert hall, a commercial kitchen and cafeteria, a dormitory, an event space – it’s the Folkmoot Center. And it’s open for business – your event business The Folkmoot Center is literally – or was for many years – a school house and today as Folkmoot Center it’s reborn as a 40,000-square-foot multi-faceted facility […]

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Folkmoot travels to Russia for CIOFF World Congress

Folkmoot travels to Russia for CIOFF World Congress later this week and will join hundreds of others from many of the world’s folklore, folkdance and folk arts festivals. CIOFF – the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts – is the global governing body for festivals like Folkmoot and provides incalculable assistance […]

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It was a beautiful, sublime & golden evening

It was a beautiful, sublime & golden evening with legendary Haywood County artists Buddy Melton & Milan Miller. Two of Haywood County’s favorite sons, awarding winning vocalist and musician for the world-renowned Balsam Range band, Buddy Melton, teamed up with his favorite writing partner, award-winning and world-renown singer and writer, Milan Miller, to entertain and educate with […]

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Southern Storyteller Suppers: the homespun mountain life of Ashley English

Southern Storyteller Suppers: the homespun mountain life of Ashley English is set for October 4 and will feature homesteading, living well off our mountain land and Appalachian nourishment of body and soul. English’s presentation will be the second in our series of Southern Storyteller Suppers. Our premier event, set for Sept. 6 with music legends […]

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Folkmoot runs on volunteers!

Folkmoot runs on volunteers! That is true of any non-profit organization, of course, but volunteers are essential, indispensable, crucial, critical, cannot-exist-without when the non-profit organizations produces an annual 10-day international folk dance festival as well as year-round programs and events. Oh yes, Folkmoot runs on volunteers! The good news is Folkmoot is blessed with some […]

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Cherokee has always been popular with visiting Folkmoot performers!

Cherokee has always been popular with visiting Folkmoot performers! The town of Cherokee and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians always draw the particular interest of international dance troupes visiting Western Carolina from around the globe for our annual Folkmoot Festival. And for good reason, of course. The story of the Cherokee people is both […]

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Step into the circle characterized by diversity

Step into the circle characterized by diversity. “We inhabit a universe that is characterized by diversity,”  said human rights activist and Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu. An essay by Nina Dove (Editor’s Note: the author is a senior at Tuscola High School in Waynesville, NC, and served in the summer of 2018 as a Guide for […]

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Images of Folkmoot 2018 – Intrepid Media

Oh, most certainly, we have many of those stunning images of Folkmoot 2018! Folkmoot is a veritable feast for photographers, videographers, artists of all kinds who love to capture colorful, compelling, engaging images and share them with the world. And each Folkmoot Festival produces so many beautiful images it’s actually very difficult to try to […]

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Images of Folkmoot 2018 – Ezekiel Coppersmith

Oh, to be sure, we have many of those stunning images of Folkmoot 2018! Folkmoot is a veritable feast for photographers, videographers, artists of all kinds who love to capture colorful, compelling, engaging images and share them with the world. And each Folkmoot Festival produces so many beautiful images it’s actually very difficult to try […]