The Folklore Society of Greater Washington

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

Potomac River Shape-Note Singing Convention

Annually since 1990, this gathering attracts singers from across the country for two days of intense, 4-part, participatory, unaccompanied singing from the classic shape-note tunebook The Sacred Harp and, since 2013, The Shenandoah Harmony. Books will be available for loan or purchase. There is no entrance fee, though a collection will be taken to help cover costs. Experienced singers, newcomers, and listeners are all welcome.

All-Day Sacred Harp Singing

Saturday Apr 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Great Falls Grange (Great Falls,VA)

All-Day singing from The Sacred Harp (1991 edition) with a midday break for dinner. Please bring a dish to share.

All-Day Shenandoah Harmony Singing

Sunday Apr 12, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Great Falls Grange (Great Falls,VA)

All-Day singing from The Shenandoah Harmony (2013) with a midday break for dinner. Please bring a dish to share.

Venue Information for
Great Falls Grange
Driving Directions: The Great Falls Grange can be reached by taking Beltway Exit 44, (Georgetown Pike/Route 193) west for 6.2 miles to the park entrance on the right. It is just before the library (on the right) and the shopping center (on the left) in the center of Great Falls, VA. Map available at http://www.co.fairfax.va.us/PARKS/maps/thegrangemap.htm.


Because the venue is a historic building, handicapped access is not up to ADA code. If you need accommodation, contact us and we'll see what we can do, given the limitations of the historic structure.

For More Information Please Contact
Potomac River Sacred Harp Singing Convention Chair, Nora Miller


For complete details, see the Potomac River Convention page. For more about shape-note singing, see the Fasola page.

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