Entries by Folkmoot USA

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Ever think of Folkmoot as an advertising medium?

Ever think of Folkmoot as an advertising medium? Well, perhaps you should! In addition to being North Carolina’s Official International Folk Festival and a 35-year-old, 10-day summer extravaganza of sight, sound, dance, beauty, color and grace Folkmoot draws as many as 20,000 visitors each July to events all over Western Carolina. Our official guidebook – […]

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Folkmoot 2018 will be spectacular! 

Folkmoot 2018 will be spectacular! Even after 35 years, the Folkmoot Festival of international folk dance and cultural exchange never gets older. It just gets better! North Carolina’s official international folk festival will be staged at venues all across Western North Carolina from July 19 through July 29 with plenty of free and public events […]

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The dance, music and spirit of Cyprus

The dance, music and spirit of Cyprus, northern Mediterranean, will land in the Smoky Mountains for Folkmoot 2018, July 19-29! Kyrenia Youth Centre Association will bring its traditional Turkish-Cypriot dance, music & costumes to be a highlight of Folkmoot in its 35th Edition. Based in the northern Cyprus tourist destination of Kyrenia, the youth center […]

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Volunteer Spotlight for April focuses on Gracie Feichter

Our Volunteer Spotlight for April focuses on Gracie Feichter – one of Folkmoot’s star guides!  Gracie is a junior at Tuscola High School in Waynesville. She has been a guide at Folkmoot for the past two years while also being involved in other organizations at school and in the community, including the Tuscola choir and dancing […]

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Spread peace and understanding with a Folkmoot T-shirt!

Spread peace and understanding with a Folkmoot T-shirt! Promote cultural sharing, proclaim yourself to be part of the human family, make new friends and, maybe even, new dance partners with T-shirts, hats and other merchandise from Folkmoot, the 34-year-old festival of folk dance and music and North Carolina’s official international folk festival. Shirts, caps, tote […]

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Applications are open now for vendors who want to be part of Folkmoot 2018

Applications are open now for vendors who want to be part of Folkmoot 2018, Western North Carolina’s biggest cultural festival and North Carolina’s official international folk festival. High quality art, crafts and other offerings – particularly those with a cultural or international flair – are a perfect fit two of Folkmoot 2018’s biggest public events […]

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Ghana dance your heart away at Folkmoot Festival 2018

The powerful, alluring and compelling tropical beats of Africa are Ghana dance your heart away at Folkmoot Festival 2018! Nkrabea Dance Ensemble of Accra, Ghana is just one of the many treasures awaiting festival goers when Folkmoot 2018 heats up July 19-29 with performances all over Western North Carolina. Tickets for some performances are already available […]

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Folkmoot pioneer Flora MacDonald Gammon has passed

We are sad to report Folkmoot pioneer Flora MacDonald Gammon has passed, leaving behind a lifetime of contribution not only to Folkmoot but to the enduring preservation of Scottish culture in North Carolina and around the globe. As a practicing nurse with Folkmoot founder and Waynesville surgeon, Dr. Clinton Border, in the early 1970s, Gammon was […]

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College students who serve as interns – Jansen Haneline

Folkmoot benefits each school year from an amazing array of talents and contributions from (mostly) college students who serve as interns. And, well, we like to think they benefit enormously, too, from their time with Folkmoot. Folkmoot 2018 is set for July 19-29. Tickets for many performances are already available online. Click here for more […]

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Czech the box of the Folk Ensemble Kašava

Be sure when Folkmoot Festival 2018 rolls around July 19-29 to Czech the box of the Folk Ensemble Kašava – yes, of the Czech Republic! We’re sure Kašava will be a big hit at the 2018 festival! Tickets are on sale now for many of the performances. Kašava was founded in 1971 in a village of […]

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Kids just naturally want to dance! Camp Folkmoot!

Kids just naturally want to dance and at Folkmoot 2018 they will be able to do exactly that – with the performers – at Camp Folkmoot! The one-day, all-immersive dance camp will be part of the Folkmoot 2018 Festival and is set for July 20! Dancers of all abilities ages 10 – 17 years who […]

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Cherokee Beloved Man Jerry Wolfe passes on

The Cherokee people, the State of North Carolina, the nation and, indeed, the world is mourning today as Cherokee Beloved Man Jerry Wolfe passes on. Folkmoot lost a cherished friend, mentor, adviser in his death and the Tsalagi people lost a hero, historian, story-teller, grandfather figure to all and one of its national treasures – […]