Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Here are your Old Harp Shape Note Singings for September 2015.  All are invited, tunebooks provided.  
Website is www.oldharp.org

Saturday, September 5 is the Fall Singing in Etowah, NC.  We will be at the 
Lion’s Club building
447 Etowah School Road
Hendersonville, NC 28739 (in Etowah)
Begin at 10:00, dinner at noon and sing on in the afternoon. Please bring a dish (with food in it) to share. Being an historic singing, the primary book is the 1873 Walker book (loaners will be available). You may use the 2010 book which has all the original songs in it. If there are enough books, we will also use the New Harp of Columbia. 
For more info: www.christianharmony.org

Sunday, September 6th, 2 PM, Annual Wears Valley United Methodist Church Singing, Wears Valley, Sevier Co., TN.  From Townsend, TN, turn left or east on Rt. #321 over into Wears Valley.  The Methodist Church is about 10 miles on the left.  Bruce Wheeler for more info, 865-428-2239.

Sunday, September 13, 5:30PM, UT's Music of Appalachia Class taught by Sean McCollough will be our guests for a potluck at 5:30PM followed by singing 6:30-8:00PM.  It's held at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave., Knoxville, TN.  Please plan on attending!  We need salads, simple casseroles, vegetables, ice tea, ice, etc.  We also need singers!  For more info, Claudia Dean at 865-673-5822.

Thursday, September 17th, 6:30PM, I would like to announce a new Old Harp Singing for Thursday, Sept. 17th at 6:30 PM, 209 Indiana Ave. Maryville, TN, at my home.   I can accommodate 15+ singers in my living room. Some of us live in the neighborhood, which is a block and a half from Maryville College. 
Please park on the side streets and walk, or in front of my house. Just don't park in front of the brick house next door, or I'll get a text asking to move your car!
We will start with tunes that are familiar, since we could be rusty since it's been a while. All styles of leading are welcome.  Tina Becker 865-982-7777 for more info.

Tuesday, September 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, Sept. 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 September 27th, 10 AM to 3 PM, Annual Headrick Chapel Singing and Dinner on the Grounds at Noon.  Wears Valley in Sevier County, TN.  From Townsend, TN, take the turn onto Rt. #321, east to the Sevier Co. line.  One hundred yards past is the Chapel, on the right.  David Sarten 865-428-0874 or Bruce Wheeler 865-428-2239.

 Tina Becker, alto