Monday, April 3, 2017

Monthly Singings for April 2017

Here are you Old Harp Shape Note Singings coming up in April of 2017 in East TN. Loaner books are available, and the website is

New, this Saturday, April 1st roughly 5:30-8:30, Appalachian Festival, Church of the SaviorUUC, 934 N Weisgarber Rd, Knoxville, TN 37909. Read about it at: Come and eat at 5:30, or arrive at 6:30 and we will sing for 15 minutes, and then sing for another 15 minutes later in the program. We will sing inside in a community space where we can move chairs around. It's a celebration of Appalachian culture, music, and poetry. There is plenty to walk around and do.

Sat. April 8, 9:00am Quay Smathers Singing School for those who have registered. Clyde, NC.

Sunday, Apr. 9th, 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 an annual singing, details above, on the same day.

Sunday, April16th,  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.
Tuesday, Apr. 18th, 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. 18th, 7 PM Sevier County Monthly Old Harp Singing, Middle Creek United Methodist Church, 1828 Middle Creek Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN.  David Sarten at 865 389-1300.

 Sunday, April 30th, 3 PM, Franklin Monthly Old Harp Singing, Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 201 N. Main St., Greeneville, TN. Jeff Farr at 423 639-8211

Tentative: in May: Appalachian 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 singingaround 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 865-389-3100.