News Updates

December 16, 2021

Pre-registration for the 2022 workshops is now open. Click the ‘Register’ menu item above.


December 15, 2021

Our 2021 Fall Newsletter is now online. See the newsletter pages under the ‘Our Programs’ menu item above.


October 18, 2021

We are committed to holding safe and healthy in-person workshops next summer. Accordingly, we will be developing a variety of safety protocols to promote a healthy experience for all participants.

In accordance with Warren Wilson College’s safety guidelines, we will require that all attendees – students, staff and instrutors – of the Swannanoa Gathering be able to provide documentation that they have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, cross-checked and verified with a photo ID. By next summer, “fully-vaccinated” may include a booster.

Look for more information in our spring catalog.

October 14, 2021

After numerous delays we have finally been given our dates for the 2022 workshops by the WWC administration:

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

The 2022 Swannanoa Gathering will be held in-person, but with the addition of a number of safety protocols to insure that all attendees can have a safe and healthy experience.


September 1, 2021

SGOnline was a great success! Our thanks to all those who participated.