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 Series of Mainstage Concerts at the Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville’s arts & education center, Pack Place, featuring some of the world’s finest Celtic musicians.

The 2020 Gathering may have been Cancelled…
… but many of our instructors have made short videos for their
students. Find them on the Staff Videos page.
Each program’s videos will only be up for their week so check the page daily!!

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Next year will be the
30th Anniversary of the Swannanoa Gathering!
We hope you can join us!
More info and the 2021 dates
on the ‘News Updates‘ page.

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Find out how by going to the top of the ‘About Us’ tab or just click here.

“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

2020 Swannanoa Gathering Programs

July 12-18

Celtic Week

July 19-25

Old-Time Week