Here are your East TN Old Harp Shape Note Singings for August 2017. All are invited, tunebooks provided. Website is www.oldharp.org.
Sunday, Aug. 13th 6:30 PM Epworth Old Harp Singing, Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave., Knoxville, TN. Claudia at 865-673-5822.
August 17-20, Camp Do Re Mi, Little Switzerland, NC. Singing School Camp. Filled, but accepting day campers. More info at www.doremicamp.org.
Sunday, August. 20th, 2:00 - 4 PM, Yes, 2:00, Cades Cove Primitive Baptist Church, Great Smoky Mtn. Nat'l Park, TN. From Knoxville, TN, take Alcoa Hwy. past the McGhee Tyson Airport and take the left fork into Alcoa. Stay on this road as you enter Maryville and continue on #321S to Townsend. Continue straight through Townsend into the National Park. At the fork of the river (the "Y"), turn right to Cades Cove. The Cades Cove Ranger Station has the last non-primitive facilities before you return from the singing. Take the Cades Cove Loop, and the Primitive Baptist Church is the first church on the left, you travel down a short road to get to it, last year there was a sign for the singing. Add one hour to the travel time due to tourist traffic jams. For more info, Robin Goddard at 865-982-6148 or Tom Taylor at 865-984-8585.
Tuesday, Aug. 15th, 5 PM Old College Monthly Harp Singing, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 123 S. Jackson St., Athens, TN Cora Sweatt at 423 745-0248.
Tuesday, Aug. 15th, 7 PM Sevier County Monthly Old Harp Singing, Middle Creek United Methodist Church, 1828 Middle Creek Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN. David Sarten at 865 389-3100.
Sunday, Aug. 27th, 3 PM, Franklin Monthly Old Harp Singing, Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 210 N. Main St., Greeneville, TN. Jeff Farr at 423 639-8211.
And new in September:
Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday, 24th, 10a-3p with dinner on the grounds at noon: First Annual Wears Valley Convention, Old Harp Singers of East Tennessee. Saturday will be at Valley View Baptist, 2219 Little Cove Rd., Sevierville, TN, and Sunday at Headrick Chapel, 3739 Wears Valley Rd., Sevierville, TN. More info at www.oldharp.org.
Saturday, September 30th: Louie Bluie Festival, Cove Lake State Park, Caryville, TN. Will be in the afternoon, time to be determined. Remember, several of you agreed to do this, plus we could definitely use some more singers!