The Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Furthering the understanding, investigation, appreciation, and performance of the traditional folk music and folklore of the American people.

The FSGW sponsors monthly singings of early American hymns, anthems, and fuguing tunes in unaccompanied four-part harmony, every fourth Sunday afternoon (except in December) and also on New Year's Day. The main tunebooks are The Sacred Harp (1991) and The Shenandoah Harmony (2013). There are three hours of singing (four on New Year's), fueled by a potluck dinner break. All are welcome to come and sing or listen for as long as desired. Loaner tunebooks are available.

For More Information Please Contact
FSGW Shape Note Singing Coordinator, MaryAnn Daly
Home 301-229-8534 Work 202-495-0489

For more on the shape note singing tradition, see the Fasola page.

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