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Bailey Mountain Cloggers Celebrate 40th Anniversary with Barn Dance

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The 20-time national champion Bailey Mountain Cloggers of Mars Hill University invite everyone to help celebrate their 40th anniversary with an old-time barn dance on Friday, August 22, in Chambers Gymnasium on the Mars Hill campus from 6 until 9 pm. The celebration will be hosted in partnership with the Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies at Mars Hill University.

The dance will feature square dances, big circle dances, live music, and a dance caller. All ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate.

Bmc2014"The Bailey Mountain Cloggers and the Ramsey Center want to share Southern Appalachian Mountain Folk Heritage through music and dance with the public in recognition of the 40th Anniversary of the Bailey Mountain Cloggers," said Danielle Buice Plimpton, BMC Manager. "It is important to continue the traditions and remember our roots of Western North Carolina. Furthermore, we have received such wonderful support through the years from our friends and fans in western North Carolina, that we wanted to share this important milestone with them."

To learn more about the upcoming barn dance, contact Hannah Furgiuele, Director of Programming Director for the Ramsey Center, at or 828-689-1571, or Danielle Buice Plimpton, at or 828-689-1113. For more information about the cloggers, go to