Registration is now closed, as we begin our final week of the season.

We will again require that all attendees – students, staff and instructors – provide documentation, validated with a photo ID, that they are fully-vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. By Registering, you are confirming that you understand this requirement. View the full policy by clicking here.

Click here for information on this year’s classes, schedules, and instructors.

Click here for a PDF version of this season’s Newsletter.

2023 Fees and Cancellation/Refund Policy can be found by clicking here.

2023 Dates

Fiddle Week: June 25 – July 1
Mando & Banjo Week: June 25 – July 1
Traditional Song Week: July 2 – 8
Celtic Week: July 9 – 15
Old-Time Week: July 16 – 22
Guitar Week: July 23 – 29
Contemporary Folk Week: July 23 – 29

Please join our mailing list by January 2nd in order to be included on the spring catalog mailing. (The catalog’s content will be available on our website, however.)

Note: Our office uses physical mailings to communicate with our general mailing list, as bulk email communication can be unreliable. We do use email to communicate with pre-registrants/registrants. A fall newsletter is mailed out in November and a catalog is mailed out in the spring. General Registration will open in the spring. Otherwise, please visit our website for information.

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General Info:

With email communications, spam filters can sometimes make it difficult for successful communication, but we do our best to try to confirm that emails to pre-registrants and registrants have been received and read. Be sure to add “” to your email’s contact list/address book. If you do find an email from us in your spam folder, be sure to mark it “not spam”.

The 2023 Swannanoa Gathering will be held in-person, but with the addition of a number of safety protocols to promote a safe and healthy experience for all attendees. In accordance with safety guidelines, one of those safety measures will be the requirement that all attendees, instructors, and staff be able to provide documentation that they have been fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus, cross-checked and verified with a photo ID. “Fully-vaccinated” includes up-to-date boosters. Protocol details will be shared as they develop and are subject to change before the beginning of the Swannanoa Gathering. 

Housing Note: On-campus housing is in student dormitories, with shared restrooms/showers.  While we try our best to accommodate medical conditions, there may not be enough relevant dorm rooms available to accommodate everyone. If you absolutely require certain housing accommodations, we recommend that you look into hotels, Airbnbs, etc. in the area.

If you have a question, please e-mail

If you would like to join our general mailing list, you can sign up here. The general mailing list gets a newsletter late fall and a catalog in the spring each year.