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Sugar Run at the old Greenville High School

May 16, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Free

Join Sugar Run at the old Greenville High School ‘Time Out’ building for bluegrass music, dancing, and old-fashioned fun.

From Union, head south on US 219 for 8 miles, make a right on WV-122 West and go 5 miles into the heart of Greenville. Make a slight left on School House Road, and follow it around the back of the old high school to the white cinderblock ‘Time Out’ building.

At the monthly Greenville dances, there is generally pot-luck food from 6 to 7 (feel free, but not obligated, to bring a dish), followed by music and dancing from 7 to 10.

No partner or dancing experience necessary. Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted to help with the continued renovation of the old Greenville High School.

Sugar Run began as the husband and wife team of Mike (banjo, guitar and vocals) and Bonnie Johnson (bass fiddle and vocals), and has grown to include Geoff White on fiddle and vocals, Rachel Johnson on Fiddle, and Stanley Asbury on the rhythm and flat-pickin’ style guitar and vocals. All of us play in or with other groups in the region, as well.

We are located in the Allegheny Mountain regions of Virginia and West Virginia, and our regular performance venues include the New River Valley of Virginia and West Virginia, and the Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia. We do, of course, play in other areas as the opportunities arise.

Our musical repertoire consists primarily of traditional music of the Southern Appalachian and Piedmont regions in the style of older (and some contemporary) Bluegrass, Old-Time, old “Country” music, a few Cajun tunes (in French, by Geoff) and some ancient ballads and tunes with roots back to the Scottish, Irish, and English lands. Our music includes songs of: love-gone-bad; train wrecks; bad-men and hangings; murders; ghosts and hauntings; moonshine whiskey; and death and Redemption. (Many, if not all those themes may occur in the same song!).

We also include songs of humor as well as peppy fiddle tunes suitable for flat-footin’, square dancing, or just standing around and tapping your feet.

http://www.sugarrunband.com/

Details

Date:
May 16, 2015
Time:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Greenville Council on Aging
Phone:
(304) 832-6360

Venue

Old Greenville High School
201 Greenville High School Road
Greenville, WV 24945 United States
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Phone:
(304) 832-6360
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