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 spirited, 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. Each day there will be a midday dinner break; local singers are asked to bring a good supply of victuals to share. There is no entrance fee, though a collection will be taken to help cover costs. Experienced singers, newcomers, and listeners are all welcome.

Saturday Apr 01, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Great Falls Grange (Great Falls,VA)

All-day singing from The Sacred Harp (1991 edition) and dinner on the grounds

Sunday Apr 02, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Great Falls Grange (Great Falls,VA)

All-day singing from The Shenandoah Harmony and dinner on the grounds

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.
The Grange is now fully accessible and ADA-compliant.

For More Information Please Contact
Potomac River Shape-Note Singing Convention Coordinator, Brenda Dunlap
Home 202-425-5264


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

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