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Natural Dye

Bentley Fellowship Hall 265 Cascade St, Mars Hill, NC, United States

Join artist Jackie Mulhall and learn how to use natural dye to dye a piece of fabric that can be used as a bandana or to wrap a gift. No art experience necessary! In this natural dye workshop we'll be experimenting with marigold, cosmos, bearded beggar ticks, and cochineal. Participants will learn how to make […]

Fiddling on the Hill: Traditional Jam Session

James Thomas Black Box Theatre Mars Hill, NC, United States

Rosin up your bow, tune up that banjo, get your dancing shoes out and join us at Fiddling on the Hill, our monthly traditional jam session. These sessions are welcoming and are open to all. Maddy Mullany and Clarke Williams will be leading the April jam. Fiddling on the Hill is supported by a generous […]

Exploring MHU’s Connection to the Cherokee: Land, Legacy, and Education

Ferguson Health Sciences Center Rm 306 211 Cascade St, Mars Hill, NC, United States

This "Unveiling Our Treasures" presentation by 2022 Hart-Melvin Archival Research Faculty Fellow Dr. Ann Peiffer and students from PSY 316 describes how the class sought to deepen MHU's relationship with the Cherokee through a variety of experiences. PSY 316 students studied the importance of language to Cherokee history and culture, as well as the impact […]

An Afternoon of Foraging and Fun

Mars Hill, NC, United States

Join chef, forager, fiddler, author Susi Gott SĂ©guret for a walk in the spring woods of her family's 200+ acre farm in northern Madison County, overlooking the crest of the Appalachian Trail. We'll start with the walk, identifying edible (and non-edible) plants along the way, including ramps and an array of spring wildflowers, we'll visit […]

Night Music: Film Screening hosted by Dom Flemons

Ferguson Health Sciences Center Rm 306 211 Cascade St, Mars Hill, NC, United States

Night Music is a short film inspired by the prison recordings created by folklorist John Lomax and his son, folklorist Alan Lomax. During the 1930s, the Lomaxes visited prisons in the deep South, including Louisiana’s notorious Angola Penitentiary. The film was written and directed by Lukas Huffman and produced by Huffman Studio in partnership with […]

Dom Flemons Concert

Owen Theatre 44 College St, Mars Hill, United States

We are excited to welcome Grammy Award-winner Dom Flemons to Mars Hill University! Flemons (also a two-time Emmy nominee and 2020 US Artists Fellow), is a roots musician famously known as The American Songster® since his repertoire covers over one hundred years of American roots music. He is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music scholar, historian, actor, […]

Fiddling on the Hill: Traditional Jam Session

Upper Quad / Lunsford Commons College St, Mars Hill, NC, United States

Join us for our monthly jam session. These jams are casual, welcoming, and open to all. June’s jam will be hosted by Sheila Kay Adams. We'll have some chairs out, but feel free to bring your favorite outside chair, blankets, etc. (In case of rain, we'll be inside Spilman.) Fiddling on the Hill is supported […]

Fiddling on the Hill: Traditional Jam Session

Upper Quad / Lunsford Commons College St, Mars Hill, NC, United States

Join us for our monthly jam session. These jams are casual, welcoming, and open to all. We'll have some chairs out, but feel free to bring your favorite outside chair, blankets, etc. (In case of rain, we'll be inside Spilman.) This month, jam with Meredith McIntosh and John Herrmann. Fiddling on the Hill is supported […]

Fiddling on the Hill: Traditional Jam Session

Upper Quad / Lunsford Commons College St, Mars Hill, NC, United States

Rosin up your bow, tune up the banjo, get your dancing shoes out and join us at Fiddling on the Hill, MHU’s monthly traditional jam session. These sessions, which are led by accomplished musicians, are welcoming and open to all. We play tunes out on Lunsford Commons (the upper quad) when the weather is comfortable […]

Fiddling On the Hill: Traditional Jam Session

Community Life Pavilion & Fire Pit 265 Cascade St, Mars Hill, NC, United States

Rosin up your bow, tune up the banjo, get your dancing shoes out and join us at Fiddling on the Hill, MHU’s monthly traditional jam session. These sessions, which are led by accomplished musicians, are welcoming and open to all. This month's event will happen at the Community Life Pavilion (behind Broyhill Chapel) at the […]

Lunsford Festival

Upper Quad / Lunsford Commons College St, Mars Hill, NC, United States

The Lunsford Festival is an all-day festival celebrating regional music and dance traditions. The event is the second longest-running folk festival in Western North Carolina and was named in honor of Bascom Lamar Lunsford, who was a musician and folklorist who dedicated his life to collecting and promoting the music of the Southern Appalachians. The […]

Fiddling On the Hill: Traditional Jam Session

Upper Quad / Lunsford Commons College St, Mars Hill, NC, United States

Rosin up your bow, tune up the banjo, get your dancing shoes out and join us at Fiddling on the Hill, MHU’s monthly traditional jam session. These sessions, which are led by accomplished musicians, are welcoming and open to all. We play tunes out on Lunsford Commons (the upper quad) when the weather is comfortable […]