APPS Heritage Council

The 2022 Fiddler's Convention is scheduled for February 4th and 5th. We hope to see you then!

The goal of the Appalachian Heritage council is to provide entertainment that is traditional to the Appalachian Region. Some past events include Contra Dances, Square Dances, live bands, and Appalachian story tellers. Preservation of the traditions of the Appalachian Region is the focus of this council. Members will be asked to bring new and fresh ideas for entertainment as it relates to Appalachian heritage.

The Appalachian Heritage Council also hosts an annual Old-Time Fiddlers Convention featuring competitions, jamming, workshops, and concerts every spring semester. The ASU Old-Time Fiddlers Convention is held on the campus on Appalachian State University and is 100% student-operated. This unique two-day event draws over 400 attendees from nine states and celebrates the rich musical and cultural history of the Appalachian region. Events include; concerts, instructional workshops, music competitions, a gathering of luthiers, as well as a handmade market featuring crafters from across the region.

Some of App Heritage's past events include bands like Nickel Creek and the Steep Canyon Rangers, lots of old-time music, contra, square, and traditional Appalachian dances, storytellers like Jim Lloyd, ballad singers such as Sheila Kay Adams, music and dance workshops, and much much more.

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