The holiday music of Folkmoot Family Fa-La-La!

The holiday music of Folkmoot Family Fa-La-La – Friday, 7 p.m., Folkmoot Friendship Center – will include spirited children’s a capella choral singing, “wassail” saxophones, a lovely harpist and, of course, a little holiday bluegrass!

The evening promises a beautiful holiday kick-off, the opening of our remodeled Friendship Center auditorium and, you bet, lots of holiday pie!

Voices in the Laurel is a regional children’s choir in it’s 20th Anniversary Year! They have sung by invitation around the world most recently in Dublin, Ireland  and Belfast, Northern Ireland.  Voices in The Laurel has expanded throughout the years to include multiple choirs and now has added the addition of a string choir.  For the Folkmoot Family FaLaLa, the No Strings Attached Choir will be performing, they are an acapela group of middle and high students.  A few of their moving selections will be, “Mary Did you Know?”, “Little Drummer Boy” and “Silent Night.”

Click, below, and scroll down to see a short Facebook video of the No Strings Attached a capella choir:

A little snippet of rehearsal at Piedmont Festival- can’t wait for the concert!

Posted by Voices in the Laurel on Saturday, March 7, 2015

Folkmoot Fa-La-La: Haywood Community Band

The Haywood Community Band was established in 2002 and held its meetings in the Folkmoot Friendship Center.  The band performs in concert on a regular basis every third Sunday from May through October at the Maggie Pavilion in Maggie Valley, N.C. for the Maggie Valley Civic Association along with many other community events.  For the Folkmoot Family FaLaLa six saxophonists or a wassail of saxophones will be performing.  Their songs will include classics like, “Jingle Bells,” “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” and “O’ Come All Ye Faithful,” along with other heart warming holiday songs.  

Folkmoot FaLaLa: Harpist Karin LyleKarin Lyle is a well known Waynesville music instructor who plays the piano, banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle and the harp. From the elegance of classical to the charm of Celtic to contemporary pieces, Karin inspires with her playing.  

Blackberry Jam is a group of talented musicians who brings their love of old time mountain music and bluegrass to Haywood County just because “it’s fun.”  Blackberry Jam will be playing lively Holiday selections such as Deck The Halls and We Wish You A Merry Christmas.

These won’t be the only people singing Friday night…the audience is too!! Each group will be helping the audience to sing with them for a few of the Holiday songs we have all been raised with.  Folkmoot is so excited for this event and can’t want to begin the holiday season with our community!!

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The holiday music of Folkmoot Family Fa-La-La!