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October 2020

Lunsford Festival Banjo Circle

October 02 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
100 Athletic St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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Since we can’t gather in person this year, why not do the next-best thing and join us online from the comfort of your own home! We'll be hosting an intimate banjo round-robin with some of our wonderful western North Carolina pickers. Pull up a chair and have a listen to some of the distinctive styles from this region. This online event is free, but please reserve a ticket as space is limited. Reserve Tickets

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Lunsford Festival Ballad Swap

October 03 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
100 Athletic St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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When English musicologist Cecil Sharp visited Madison County in 1916, he found so much music that he wrote that he’d discovered a “nest of singing birds.” He collected songs from 29 Madison County singers on his trip and some of the descendants of those singers are still proudly carrying on the tradition. In this intimate setting (and from the comfort of your own home!) you’ll have the chance to hear 7th and 8th generation ballad singers as they breathe life…

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Lunsford Festival Fiddle Circle

October 05 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
100 Athletic St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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Since we can’t gather for the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Festival in person this year, why not do the next-best thing and join us online from the comfort of your own home! We'll be hosting an intimate fiddle round-robin featuring Lillian Chase, Sara Nell Chase, Bryan McDowell, Rhiannon Ramsey, and Carol Rifkin. Pull up a chair and have a listen to some of the distinctive styles from this region! This online event is free, but please reserve a ticket as space…

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