Scotland to Ozarks: Ballads from across the pond

  • September 4, 2024 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Folk School of Fayetteville

    207 West Center Street
    Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
Ticket Price $10.00-$16.80 Register Now

Sara Grey, with her powerful voice and frailing five string banjo, will share ballads and tunes that have travelled across the Atlantic to North America. 

For 46 years, Sara has been compiling songs and stories of the transatlantic folk connection.  She is profiled as one of our "Voices of Tradition" as a "specialist" in the field of song migration.

As a veteran balladeer, Sara has sung at most every folk club and arts centre in England, Scotland and Wales and has performed at over 60 different folk and bluegrass festivals.

While here in the Arkansas, Sara is thrilled to bring her knowledge of the Ozark ballads- songs that migrated into the region in the 1800's.  Sara will explain how Ozark Ballads cover subject matter that was not present in ballads from other areas of the nation due to sanctions by the church and other matters that influenced song migration and translations.

*Sara will have books and CDs available.

Please note: 
- WORKSHOP/DISCUSSION is on Wednesday, Sept 4th
- CONCERT on Thursday, Sept 5th


Date & Time

Wed, Sep 4, 2024 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Venue Details

Folk School of Fayetteville

207 West Center Street
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 Folk School of Fayetteville
Folk School of Fayetteville

FOLK SCHOOL OF FAYETTEVILLE is a 501(c)3 non-profit music organization popularly known as Fayetteville Roots. 
For over a 13 years we have carried out our mission to connnect community through music and food. Over that time we have fostered concerts & community/educational events in Northwest Arkansas. We believe in our music community and strive to create opportunies for connections and learning. 

In 2022 one of our signature events, the Fayetteville Roots Festival, was paused. 2023 brings a new chapter and a new location for our organization. The Folk School of Fayetteville, located in the historic Walker Stone House near the Fayetteville Square, will open in late Spring 2023 with space for lessons, classes, workshops, jams, and more.

What is a Folk School and why do you need to know about it?
Folk Schools originated as a way for communities to learn from each other, especially vital to communities that didn’t have access to “formal education”.     Folk Schools create an environment that encourages People teaching People, rather than a classical education approach of Professor and Student.

Folk School of Fayetteville is continuing this model by providing space for musicians to learn from each other, for new players to learn, and for long time musicians to develop new technique and skills — and this is available to ALL the FOLKS (people).  Folk School is open to all genres, identities, and cultures, and is excited to host music that is as dynamic and varied as our community.

Folk School of Fayetteville is buit on the body of work (13 years) of Fayetteville Roots Festival, and is fostered on many of its guiding principles:
Create opportunities for our music community
Support and present multivaried music genres, identities, & cultures
Commitment to free & low-cost community learning
Creative re-use of existing urban spaces
Collaboration with the community & music/arts organizations
Low waste & low impact sustainable events

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