News Updates

March 12, 2018

CORRECTIONS TO THE PRINT CATALOG. (NOTE: The online catalog reflects all corrections.)

Fiddle Week: On pg. 42, the schedule's dates should be July 29-August 4, as they are in the Mando & Banjo schedule.

(The online catalog reflects all corrections)


March 2, 2018

Class signups for pre-registrants only will begin online at 11 AM EST, Saturday, March 17. Pre-registrants are now being sent instructions on how to access the class signups webpage. General registration will begin in a few weeks. Watch this page for updates.


March 2, 2018

We're pleased to introduce our new Operations Manager, Ellen Harris.

Ellen has a passion for cultural arts programming with experience in documentary film. She holds producer credits on award-winning educational programming for UNC-TV, and developed and directed the Film Studies program at UNC-Wilmington. She also served as Director of the Writing Program at St. Andrews College. Ellen holds an MFA in Media Studies from UNC-G, and her thesis film, The Firehouse Women, captured a rare form of Southern family gospel music from the NC Piedmont region.

Ellen has admired Warren Wilson College and its ethos for some time, and has attended several of the Gathering’s summer concerts. She is excited to be joining us to help further our mission to preserve, promote and pass on our folk heritage.


February 20, 2018


A number of you have expressed concern over the state of the Gathering as we go through a period of staff transition. To ensure everyone that, indeed, we are alive and well, we have uploaded this year’s catalog to our website ahead of schedule. All the catalog pages now have the info for 2018 so you can see the classes offered, who’s teaching them and when. Pre-registrants will be notified how  to sign up for their classes online as soon as we can get everything ready. We will announce the date for General Registration here on the website, so check back periodically. We won’t be accepting general registrations until then, but feel free to start thinking about the classes you want now.

November 13, 2018

Dates for the 2018 workshops:

Traditional Song Week, July 1-7
Celtic Week, July 8-14
Old-Time Week, July 15-21
Guitar Week, July 22-28
Contemp. Folk Week, July 22-28 Mando & Banjo Week, July 29-Aug. 4
Fiddle Week, July 29-Aug. 4

November 13, 2018


George Grove
Ed Trickett
Karl Scully
Fiona Ritchie
Joe Newberry
Len Graham
Tim May
Cathy Jordan
Sheila Kay Adams
Josh Goforth
Julee Glaub Weems
Mark Weems
Matt Watroba
Kathy Bullock
Tony Ellis
Laura Boosinger

Liz Carroll
Martin Hayes
John Doyle
Kevin Crawford
Dave Curley
Owen Marshall
Manus McGuire
John Skelton
Robin Bullock
Damien Connolly
Eamon O'Leary
Alasdair White
Mari Black
Katie McNally
Len Graham
Cathy Jordan
Andrew Finn Magill
Billy Jackson
Grainne Hambly
Siobhan Butler
Anna Colliton
Nuala Kennedy
Kathleen Conneely
Cillian Vallely
Ed Miller
Caitlin Warbelow
Máirtín de Cógáin


Phil Jamison
Ron Pen
Don Pedi
Ben Nelson
Ellie Grace
Eddie Bond
Jared Boyd
Carl Jones
Alice Gerrard
Carol Elizabeth Jones
John Hollandsworth
Bob Carlin
Sheila Kay Adams
Paul Kovac
Cliff Hale
Howard Rains
Tricia Spencer
John Harrod
Kevin Kehrberg
Lightnin’ Wells
Ira Bernstein
Erynn Marshall
Joe Decosimo
Karen Celia Heil
Luke Richardson
Kirk Sutphin
Travis Stuart

Al Petteway
Adam Rafferty
Greg Ruby
Sean McGowan
Toby Walker
Mike Dowling
Robin Bullock
Scott Ainslie
Preston Reed
Clive Carroll
Jamie Stillway
Tony McManus
Bill Cooley
David Jacobs-Strain
Russ Barenberg
Tim May
Patrick Landeza

John Gorka
Tom Paxton
Kathy Mattea
Ellis Paul
Vance Gilbert
Peter Mulvey
Nora Jane Struthers
Joe Craven
Cliff Eberhardt
Don Henry
Amy Speace
Camela Widad
Jon Vezner
Siobhan Quinn

Byron Berline
Adrianna Ciccone
Darol Anger
Evan Price
David Greely
John Mailander
Jeremy Kittel
Liz Knowles
Andrew Finn Magill
Kenny Jackson
Kilby Spencer
Andrea Hoag
Greg Ruby
Nora Garver
Abby Newton
Ethan Jodziewicz

Mike Marshall
Alan Munde
John Reischman
Alan Bibey
Don Julin
Steve James
Tim Connell
Paul Brown
Don Stiernberg
David Surette
Caterina Lichtenberg
Bill Evans
Ed Dodson
Emory Lester
Terri McMurray
Lynn Dudenbostel