Whitesburg KY

Settlement School to host Folk Week

Seventh generation ballad singer, storyteller and claw-hammer banjo player Sheila Kay Adams will headline Hindman Settlement School’s 37th annual Appalachian Family Folk Week from June 8-14.

Adams is the author of two books and several albums of stories and songs. She is also a 2013 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow. She, along with several others, will be sharing her talents during the weeklong celebration of traditional music, crafts, storytelling and folk dancing.

Folk Week features traditional music and dance programs each evening at the May Stone Building on the Settlement’s campus. All evening programs are free and open to the public. Programs start at 7:30 p. m., unless otherwise noted.

The evening schedule is: Sunday, June 8, folk dance featuring workshop musicians, 8 p.m.; Monday, June 9, Sophie Danserau, Eli Kleinsmith and Ben Scruton, and Lee Sexton; Tuesday, June 10, Don Pedi, Rich Kirby and Randy Wilson; Wednesday, June 11, Deborah Thompson, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly; Thursday, June 12, Raymond W. McLain and Jesse Wells, Sheila Kay Adams; Friday, June 13, Folk Week participants.

For more information, call 606.785.5475 or visit www.HindmanSettlement.org.

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