September 11-12, 2020

A Fun, Friendly Weekend of Music

A Virtual Festival

Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering will be a virtual event this year! Now from the comfort of your home, you can still enjoy a wonderful weekend of playing, singing, jamming, listening, learning and sharing your enthusiasm for folk music in a fun and friendly virtual environment. This is a great chance to learn new skills and songs. Add your voice to a weekend dedicated to extending and enriching your enjoyment of music!


There will be virtual workshops, jamming, a social hour, and a faculty concert. The festival is designed for all levels, from non-musicians to advanced players.


Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering

Friday-Saturday, September 11-12

Via Zoom

Schedule to be announced soon.


We hope to see you then!



One of the unique features of Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering is the small size and friendly atmosphere. We are all here to learn, share and enjoy the music, and our musical faculty have been chosen to encourage each of us to learn and share in a positive environment. Our small workshop size allows for easy interaction with the faculty and each other, to provide a wonderful opportunity to experience and live the music.



Folk College

Coming next May: Folk College, May 28-30, 2021 at Juniata College, in Huntingdon, PA.

Folk College features a wide variety of talented musicians from near and far who demonstrate and teach their music in workshop and concert settings. Folk College is a fun and friendly weekend of playing and listening to folk music—a fantastic three days of workshops, concerts, jams and friendship.

Activities are held at Juniata College, a beautiful setting in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, nestled in the picturesque Allegheny Mountains. Within one weekend, you’ll have a choice of 68 workshops ranging from old-time to blues to international, and you’ll get to sing, dance, play, listen and learn. All instruments are welcome, and there are workshops for every level from total beginner to professional. Each evening features a faculty concert followed by faculty-led jam sessions. Saturday after the concert, we hold a contradance with an open band. You’ll also have an opportunity to be coached by a professional musician in a band setting and to perform in the student concert.


About the Huntingdon County Arts Council

Greenwood Furance Folk Gathering is a joint project of Simple Gifts and the Huntingdon County Arts Council. The Art Council is dedicated to providing art and cultural opportunities in Huntingdon County. Our programs are designed to provide enjoyment and enrichment as well as educational and professional opportunities to the general public, students, amateurs and professional artists." Founded in 1972, the Arts Council receives support from its membership, local governments, the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, and various granting organizations.


For more information about the Arts Council, to request a membership form, or for more information about the Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering, please contact the Huntingdon County Arts Council at or by calling (814) 643-6220.


This project is partially funded by a grant from  the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency.



Simple Gifts








Two woman, lots of instruments, with the sound of the world in their hearts.


2020 Faculty

Van Wagner


Henry Koretzky


Brett Ridgeway








Contact us: (814) 643-6220 •