Founded in 1991, we are Warren Wilson College’s educational program of summer folk arts workshops held on our campus in the Swannanoa Valley near Asheville in the heart of North Carolina’s beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

Each year, we offer a variety of week-long programs in various forms of folk music and dance over a five-week period in July and August, taught by some of the finest folk artists and instructors in the world.

We invite you to join us.

Our workshops will be
in-person next summer!
Our dates for 2022:

Fiddle Week
June 26-July 2

Mando & Banjo Week
June 26-July 2

Traditional Song Week
July 3-9

Celtic Week
July 10-16

Old-Time Week
July 17-23

Guitar Week
July 24-30

Contemporary Folk Week
July 24-30

All participants must be fully vaccinated.

“The worst part about the Gathering is that there are only 24 hours in the day and 3 of them are wasted sleeping!”

– student comment

2021 SGOnline Programs

July 11-16

Celtic Week

July 18-23

Old-Time Week