News Updates

November 30, 2020

Fiddle Week, 6/27-7/3
Mando & Banjo Week, 6/27-7/3
Trad. Song Week, 7/4-10
Celtic Week, 7/11-17
Old-Time Week, 7/18-24
Guitar Week, 7/25-31
Contemp. Folk Week, 7/25-31

While Covid-19 will ultimately determine our format, The Swannanoa Gathering will present instructional workshops of some kind next summer, although the form they will take is still being worked out. Check back here occasionally for updates.


November 30, 2020

Online Pre-registration opens very soon. Find the link to ‘2021 Pre-Registration‘ under the ‘Register‘ tab in the top navbar, or simply click here. Pre-registration closes at 5pm, Friday, Feb. 5.


November 30, 2020

Here’s a list, in alphabetical order, of the staff confirmations we’ve received so far for the 2021 workshops.

Joe Craven
Casey Driessen
Colin Farrell
Kenny Jackson
Kevin Kehrberg
Bronwyn Keith-Hynes
Jenna Moynihan
Evan Price
Greg Ruby
Tricia Spencer
April Verch
Julia Weatherford
Natalya Weinstein

Mando & Banjo
Alan Bibey
Paul Brown
Ed Dodson
Lynn Dudenbostel
Bill Evans
Matt Flinner
Conor Hearn
Steve James
Caterina Lichtenberg
Mike Marshall
Terri McMurray
John Reischman
Don Stiernberg
Tony Trischka
Joe K. Walsh
Radim Zenkl

Traditional Song
Sheila Kay Adams
Kathy Bullock
Josh Goforth
Reggie Harris
Cathy Jordan
Tim May
Ranger Doug
Fiona Ritchie
Karl Scully
Dáithí Sproule
Matt Watroba
Julee Glaub Weems
Mark Weems

Mari Black
Robin Bullock
Siobhan Butler
Liz Carroll
Anna Colliton
Dave Cory
Kevin Crawford
Dave Curley
John Doyle
Len Graham
Grainne Hambly
Brian Holleran
Winifred Horan
Billy Jackson
Nuala Kennedy
Will MacMorran
Andrew Finn Magill
Katie McNally
Ed Miller
Gerry O’Connor
Eamon O’Leary
Laura Risk
John Skelton
Dáithí Sproule
Cillian Vallely
Caitlin Warbelow
John Whelan

Jake Blount
Eddie Bond
Bob Carlin
Jeff Claus
M.J. Epps
Nokosee Fields
Cary Fridley
Ellie Grace
Rick Good
Charlie Hartness
Nancy Hartness
John Herrmann
Becky Hill
Gordy Hinners
Judy Hyman
Carl Jones
Paul Kovac
Sharon Leahy-Good
Erynn Marshall
Karen Mueller
Ben Nelson
Ron Pen
Emily Schaad
Beverly Smith
Kirk Sutphin
Rodney Sutton
Mattias Thedens
Lloyd Wright

Contemporary Folk
Joe Craven
Cliff Eberhardt
Vance Gilbert
John Gorka
Don Henry
Janis Ian
Laurie MacAllister
Kathy Mattea
Ellis Paul
Tom Paxton
Kim Richardson
Nora Jane Struthers
Jon Vezner
Camela Widad
David Wilcox

Scott Ainslie
Steve Baughman
Gonzalo Bergara
Robin Bullock
Clive Carroll
Ed Dodson
Mike Dowling
Grant Gordy
David Jacobs-Strain
Steve James
Sean McGowan
Tony McManus
Al Petteway
Gerald Ross
Greg Ruby
Cory Seznec
Christie Lenée
Yasmin Williams


July 31, 2020

This summer’s staff videos were a huge hit, so we thought we’d give everyone else an opportunity to express their appreciation to the staff in short videos of their own on a Community Thanks Videos page.  If you’d like to contribute, make a short 2-3 minute video thanking the staff and send it directly to Director Jim Magill.


June 26, 2020

Many of this summer’s staff have made short video greetings for their students, which you can find here at the Staff Videos page. Each program’s videos will only be available during their week, so be sure to check the page daily to see whose video will appear next!!


April 24, 2020

Find out how by going to the top of the ‘About Us’ tab or just click here.