Monday, July 20, 2015

Here are your East TN Old Harp Shape Note Singings for August 2015.  All are invited, tunebooks provided.  Website is

August 6-9, Camp Do Re Mi, Little Switzerland, NC. Singing School Camp.  Twelve Singers from TN will be in attendance, every year the biggest number from one state.  We are: Sara, Tina, Leslie, Claudia, Gail, Jeff, Robin, Eddie, Kathleen, Dan, Bob, and Ann.

Sunday, Aug. 9th, 6:30PM Monthly Epworth Old Harp Singing,  Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave., Knoxville, TN. Claudia at 865-673-5822.

Sunday, August. 16th, 2:00 - 4 PM, Yes, 2:00, Cades Cove Primitive Baptist Church, Great Smoky Mtn. Nat'l Park, TN.  From Knoxville, TN, take Alcoa Hwy. past the McGhee Tyson Airport and take the left fork into Alcoa.  Stay on this road as you enter Maryville and continue on #321S to Townsend.  Continue straight through Townsend into the National Park.  At the fork of the river (the "Y"), turn right to Cades Cove.  The Cades Cove Ranger Station has the last non-primitive facilities before you return from the singing.  Take the Cades Cove Loop, and the Primitive Baptist Church is the first church on the left, you travel down a short road to get to it, last year there was a sign for the singing.  Add one hour to the travel time due to tourist traffic jams.  For more info, Robin Goddard at 865-982-6148 or Tom Taylor at 865-984-8585.

Christian Harmony Singing, Sunday, August 16th, 2:00 PM, regular third Sunday singing at St John’s Episcopal 500 North Roan Street, Johnson City, TN 37601. (Enter off Myrtle Ave.) We begin at 2:00.

Tuesday, Aug. 18th, 5 PM  Old College Monthly Harp Singing, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 123 S. Jackson St., Athens, TN  Cora Sweatt at 423 745-0248.

Tuesday, Aug. 18th, 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, Aug. 30th, 3 PM, Franklin Monthly Old Harp Singing, Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 210 N. Main St., Greeneville, TN.  Jeff Farr at 423 639-8211.

Last month singing of note: Little Greenbrier Schoolhouse Singing, Great Smoky Mtns. Nat'l Park, July 12th. One singer in attendance had an ancestor supply the wood (Poplar Tree?) for the schoolhouse.  This was the last singing Odis Abbott attended before he died last year. There were Sacred Harp singers, and Jonathon and Nathan were there.

Thanks for posting this,

Tina Becker, alto