Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Monthly Singings for May 2016

Here are your May 2016 Old Harp Shape Note Singings for East Tennessee.  All are invited, tunebooks are provided, and it's free!  Website is www.oldharp.org. Please note a couple of changes.

Sunday, May 1st, 2 PM, Sevier County Annual Old Harp Singing, Middle Creek United Methodist Church, 1828 Middle Creek Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN.  David Sarten at 865 428-0874.  Refreshments will be served.

Sunday, Mother's Day, May 8th 6:30 PM Monthly Epworth Singing at the Laurel Theater, 16th and Laurel Ave., Knoxville, TN.  Claudia at 865-673-5822.

Tuesday, Mar. 17th, 5 PM Old College Monthly Harp Singing, McMinn County Living Heritage Museum, 522 West Madison Ave.,  Athens, TN  Cora Sweatt at 423 745-0248Cora Sweatt at 423-745-0248.

Tuesday, May 17th, 7 PM Sevier County Monthly Old Harp Singing, Middle Creek United Methodist Church, 1828 Middle Creek Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN.  David Sarten at 865 428-0874. 

Wilderness Wildlife Week, LeConte Convention Center, 2986 Teaster Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN. Singing School: Thursday May 19, 3:15-5:15 pm, South 3
Old Harp Singing: Sunday May 22, 2-3:30 pm, LeConte Hall Stage

The singing school is open to up to 30 students, so we need a good showing of regular singers to assist, especially with lead where we seem to always be thin.  Come help with the school (and singing).  Bring loaner books as well.

Other items of interest involving fellow harp singers at WWW, may be others I missed:

Judy Bryant, “900 Miles and Then Some: A Hiking Journal” 5/18, 2-3 pm, North 2
Wilson Family Singers, 5/19, 5-6 pm, LeConte Hall Stage
Robin Goddard, “The Walker Sisters of Little Greenbrier” 5/20, 10-11 am, Greenbrier Hall B
Robin Goddard, “Portrayal of Maymie Grimes Hill, Principal of Smoky Mountain Baptist Academy” 5/20,3-4 pm, Greenbrier Hall A
Veta King and Dwight McCarter, “Mountain Memories” 5/20, 5:15-6:15 pm, Greenbrier Hall B
Whaley family singers 6-7 pm on 5/20, Greenbrier Hall C
 
 Sunday, May 29, 3 PM, Franklin Monthly Old Harp Singing, Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 201 N. Main St., Greeneville, TN. Jeff Farr at 423 639-8211

Friday, March 25, 2016

Monthly Singings for April 2016

Here are your April Old Harp Shape Note Singings for East Tennessee.  All are welcome, loaner tunebooks are provided, and it's free.  Website with schedule is www.oldharp.org.  
 
Sunday, Apr. 10th, 2 PM, Tuckaleechee United Methodist Church Singing, Townsend, TN, contact Tom Taylor at 865-984-8585. From Knoxville, take Alcoa Hwy, (Rt. 129) past McGee Tyson Airport.  Go left at the fork.  In Maryville, stay on Rt. 321 to Townsend (20+ miles). Turn right at the billboard saying Tuckaleechee Caverns.  The church is a mile on the left.  John Wright Dunn was the moderator until his death. 

No Epworth (Knoxville) Second Sunday Singing this month, since there's a singing, details above, on the same day.
Tuesday, Apr. 15th, 5 PM Old College Monthly Harp Singing, McMinn County Living Heritage Museum, 522 West Madison Ave.,  Athens, TN  Cora Sweatt at 423 745-0248.

Tuesday, Apr. 15th, 7 PM Sevier County Monthly Old Harp Singing, Middle Creek United Methodist Church, 1828 Middle Creek Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN.  David Sarten at 865 428-0874.

  
Sunday, April 24th, 3 PM, Franklin Monthly Old Harp Singing, Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 201 N. Main St., Greeneville, TN. Jeff Farr at 423 639-8211

TentativeTuesday April 26Appalachian Cultural Day at Pigeon Forge Primary School, 1766 Walden’s Creek Rd, Sevierville, TN 37876.  It is about 0.5 miles off of Wears Valley Road in Pigeon Forge.

While we do not have the schedule yet we expect it to be similar to past years where we start singing around 9:30 AM and sing for about 30 minutes for each of five classes.  We typically end by mid-afternoon with lunch provided by the school.  We will send out a reminder closer to the date with the actual schedule and more detail. David Sarten at 865-428-0874.

TentativeApril 27th from 3:30-4:30  Sing at Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend, TN 
This would be for a group known as The Retired Experiment Station Directors.  They are a regional (Southeast, I think.) group of retired university deans/directors.  They are having their meeting in Knoxville this year.  One of their “outings” is to tour the heritage center in Townsend and take in the history of the area. Contact Joe Sarten: jsarten@utk.edu.

Thank you,

Tina Becker, alto

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Monthly Singings for March 2016


Hello All,
Here are your Mar. 2016 Old Harp Shape Note Singings for East Tennessee.  All are invited, tunebooks are provided, and it's free!  Website is www.oldharp.org.

Sunday, Mar. 13th, 6:30 pm, Epworth Monthly Singing, Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave., Knoxville, TN. Claudia at 865-673-5822.
Tuesday, Mar. 15th, 5 PM Old College Monthly Harp Singing, McMinn County Living Heritage Museum, 522 West Madison Ave.,  Athens, TN  Cora Sweatt at 423 745-0248Cora Sweatt at 423-745-0248.

Tuesday, Mar. 15th, 7 PM Sevier County Monthly Old Harp Singing, Middle Creek United Methodist Church, 1828 Middle Creek Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN.  David Sarten at 865 428-0874.

Sunday, March 20th, 2 PM, Oldhams Creek Missionary Baptist Church Singing, 3629 Boogertown Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN.  Hal Wilson at 865-436-2590.  From Pigeon Forge on Rt. #441, head south towards Gatlinburg.  After about two miles, turn left over the river and cross the other two lanes onto Kings Branch Road to the end.  Turn right on Boogertown Rd., church is 100 yards on the left.
   
Sunday, Mar. 27th, 3 PM, Franklin Monthly Old Harp Singing, Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 201 N. Main St., Greeneville, TN. Jeff Farr at 423 639-8211

Sunday, March 27th,  5:30PM, Easter Dinner and Singing at Gooch-Mabbs residence, in Bearden area of Knoxville, TN, bring dish to share.  Address is 4401 Alta Vista Way, Knoxville, TN.  At Western Plaza (3 miles west of UT campus) turn south off Kingston Pike onto Noelton Drive which T's into Alta Vista Way in a half mile.  Location is a wooden house with deck on corner on the right. 865-522-0515 for more info.

Coming up in April:

Saturday, April 9th, 9:30. Quay Smathers Singing School, Clyde, NC. Christian Harmony Book. Info at qssingingschool.org. but it's sold out.

And August 11-14, 2016. Camp Doremi, Little Switzerland, NC. Sign up before it's sold out, at campdoremi.com.

Happy Singing,

Tina Becker, alto and treble

Monday, January 18, 2016

Monthly Singings for February 2016

    
Here are your Feb. 2016 Old Harp Shape Note Singings for East Tennessee.  All are invited, tunebooks are provided, and it's free!  Website is www.oldharp.org.  Look for the annual newsletter in your mailbox.

Sunday, Feb. 14th, 6:30 pm, Epworth Monthly Singing , Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave., Knoxville, TN, Claudia at 865-673-5822.

Tuesday, Feb. 16th, 5 PM Old College Monthly Harp Singing,  McMinn County Living Heritage Museum, 522 West Madison Ave., Athens, TN. For info: Museum, 423-745-0329, or Cora Sweatt at 423 745-0248. 

Tuesday, Mar. 16th, 7 PM Sevier County Monthly Old Harp Singing, Middle Creek United Methodist Church, 1828 Middle Creek Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN.  David Sarten at 865 428-0874.

Sunday, Feb. 28th, 2:00-4:00 pm, Epworth Annual Jubilee Singing followed by Potluck Refreshments, Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave., Knoxville, TN.  Please bring some appetizers or hot/cold drinks to share. Tina Becker at 865-982-7777, Claudia at 865-673-5822. Note the different time.

Sunday, Feb. 28th, 3 PM, Franklin Monthly Old Harp Singing, Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 201 N. Main St., Greeneville, TN. Jeff Farr at 423 639-8211. 


Tina Becker, alto

Tuesday, December 22, 2015


MONTHLY SINGINGS FOR JANUARY 2016:


Sunday, Jan. 10th, 6:30 pm, Epworth Monthly Singing at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave., Knoxville, TN. Claudia Dean for more info, 865 673 5822.

Tuesday, Jan. 19th, 6 PM  Old College Monthly Harp Singing, McMinn County Living Heritage Museum, 522 West Madison Ave.,  Athens, TN  Cora Sweatt at 423 745-0248.

Tuesday, Jan. 19th, 7 PM Sevier County Monthly Old Harp Singing, Middle Creek United Methodist Church, 1828 Middle Creek Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN.  David Sarten at 865 428-0874.

No Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge in January.  It has been moved to May, I think.  Will send updates.

Above are some area singing opportunities for January 2016. Please send me your changes in email and/or regular mail addresses. We'll want to have correct addresses when we send out the annual newsletter in January that Ann Strange is preparing again.


Thanks for posting this,
Tina Becker, alto

Friday, November 20, 2015

In December, our monthly county singings are on hiatus; Epworth in Knoxville, Franklin Singers in Greeneville, Old College in Athens, and Sevier County.

We WILL sing at the Sugarlands Visitor Center in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Saturday, December 12th at 9:30 am. For more info, contact Paul Clabo at 865-453-5847.

See you at the Heritage Singing at 2:00 in Townsend Saturday, and the Thanksgiving Eve Potluck and Singing, Wednesday at 6:30 pm at the Laurel Theater!

Tina Becker, alto

Saturday, November 14, 2015


Jeremy Shipp delivered a pechakucha presentation  in August 2015.

You can view it at

http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/knoxville/presentations/old-harp


Jeremy had this to say about the presentation.

Dear old harp singers,

I've not properly thanked you for your generous time and your beautiful voices with which you so kindly supported my project. Thanks to your boldness and hard work, a different slice of Knoxville now has an awareness of our dear tradition. But for me, doing this together with you has made me feel more deeply the bond of our old harp community.

My sincerest thanks to you all: Tina, Sarah, and Chaz on alto; Ruth and Ann on Treble; Claudia, Christine, Sara, and Rick on Tenor; and Bill and Joe on bass!

Yours ever,

Jeremy Shipp, bass