Pennsylvania Folk Gathering

September 13-15, 2024

Beginner's Sampler

An Opportunity for Beginners

Beginner's Sampler 2024

Here is a unique opportunity for beginners to try a variety of instruments, perhaps brush off old, dormant musical skills, and get a feel for the Folk Gathering. These workshops are designed for people with little or no musical background. It’ll be an incredible day of being gently introduced to some of the easiest folk instruments and concepts available. Instruments will be provided, and classes will be hands-on learning. You’ll also get to meet and hear from a Pennsylvania Heritage Musician, attend a professional concert, and try contradancing!

One Day Only--Saturday, September 14, 2024* 

9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Folk Music Basics for Beginners

10:15 to 11:15 a.m.   Try an Autoharp

Lunch on your own OR advance purchase

1:15 to 2:15 p.m.        Pennsylvania Heritage Musician Rusty Frye 

2:30 to 3:30 p.m.    Try a Ukulele

3:45 to 4:45 p.m.     Singing for Non-singers

Supper on your own OR advance purchase

7:00 pm Concert    Simple Gifts & Tussey Mountain Moonshiners

* Schedule subject to change

Special Price for One Day Beginner's Sampler

Only $35

Includes these 4 workshops and the concert

No substitutions of workshops


Lunch & Dinner purchases available with advance purchase.

Register for the Beginner's Sampler

Registrants under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 


Includes all four workshops, a concert, and the Heritage Musician presentation.