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Bringing together world culture and Southern Appalachia traditions, Folkmoot USA transcends any and all barriers. Whether it’s language, physical boundaries or appearance, the art of live performance found at this international dance and music festival erases any differences by creating…
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 13:50

Folkmoot: Schedule of events

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 13:56

The countries of Folkmoot USA

Japan: Quichar Paradise The name Quichar Paradise means “Be Happy Anytime.” This performing group is from Tokyo, Japan, but represent dance of the Okinawa region. The group has participated in numerous folklore festivals including Hohhot Inner Mongolia in China, Yilan International…
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 14:00

Tapping into Folkmoot

Folkmoot is a Western North Carolina tradition, and this year, the festival is tapping into the growing craft beer industry that has become a thriving part of the WNC cuisine scene.
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 13:23

Bringing the world into your home

The house is silent, but soon, it will be overflowing with voices, faces, words and languages known and unknown. Awaiting her guests, Jay MacDonald stands in the kitchen of her home in downtown Waynesville.
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 13:24

Folkmoot, 30 years in the making

It was a phone call Rolf Kaufman will never forget. The year was 1983, and on the other end of the line was the voice of Dr. Clinton Border, a Waynesville surgeon and Kaufman’s neighbor.

This Must Be the Place

  • This must be the place

    art theplaceMary Harper was quite possibly the first real friend I made when I moved to Western North Carolina.

    With my apartment a few blocks away from the Water’n Hole Bar & Grill in Waynesville, I ventured down there at night trying to see what was up in this town, trying to make some friends, and trying not to feel alone and isolated in a new place where I was unknown to all who surrounded me. Harper, with her million-dollar smile and swagger, immediately made me feel at home. 

    Written on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 00:00