Founded in 1991, we are Warren Wilson College’s educational program of summer folk arts workshops held on our campus in the Swannanoa Valley near Asheville in the heart of North Carolina’s beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

In addition to our summer programs, each spring we sponsor the Celtic Mainstage Concerts at the Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville’s arts & education center, Pack Place, featuring some of the world’s finest Celtic musicians.

Pre-registration for the 2020 Swannanoa Gathering is now open!
Visit the Pre-registration page for more details…

“The worst part about the Gathering is that there are only 24 hours in the day and 3 of them are wasted sleeping!”

– student comment

2019 Swannanoa Gathering Programs

July 14-20

Celtic Week

July 21-27

Old-Time Week