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Wild Asparagus

Happy Spring!

21st Hands Four Spring Dance Weekend

April 26-28, 2024

Acton Folk Center


Join us for the Annual Meeting in Cincinnati on April 6!

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Danish-American Friendship Association

Rebild National Park Society is the first Danish-American friendship association and has existed for more than 100 years. Through our community and voluntary work, we demonstrate the value of freedom, friendship, and unity between Denmark and the US.

The Little Cozy One!




This year's events! 2024 

Every 4th Saturday of the the month at the Folk Center:

10    AM: Open for meetings and other activities.

2 - 4 PM: Berea Storytellers (office).

3:45 PM: Beginner lesson for English Country Dance

4 - 6 PM: Folk Circle English Country Dance.

7:30  PM: Contra dance walk-through, lesson.

8 - 11PM: Oh Contraire! Contra Dance.

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month:

10 AM - noon: Old time music jam. Meets May-September at the Farmer's Market, 635 Chestnut St, Berea. Meets October-April at the Union Church parlor, 200 Prospect St, Berea.

Led by Chip Bailey and Deborah Thompson.

Calendar of special events:

March 8-10, 2024: Joan Walton Dance Weekend  sponsored by Lexington Vintage Dance - Info:

April 26-28: 21st Hands Four Spring Dance Weekend  featuring music by Playing With Fyre. Calling by Terry Doyle & Sarah Kaiser. 

Info:, 859-248-0690, FB group.


August 15-18: 15th Berea Celtic Fest and Gathering - a city-wide event with 50+ fabulous musicians, dancers and singers from twelve states., or 859-248-0690, FB group.

September 27-28: Balance The Star Dance Weekend. 

A continuation of the Fall Mountain Folk Festival and Levi Jackson Dance Weekend. Music provided by the Berea Castoffs!

Will include English, Danish, Contra and other American dances. Info: Deborah Thompson, Howard Carlberg.

October 11-13: Waltz Weekend sponsored by Lexington Vintage Dance.

Info: Gosha Sears, 859-302-2534.

December TBA: 31st Danish American Yule Fest. 

Info: Folk Circle FB group, 859-248-0690.

The Folk Circle meets for regular meetings 8-10 times annually, but many committees meet at other times as well.


If you want to get involved or you have a good idea, feel free to contact a board member or President Sune Frederiksen. Info under the contact page.

1st Berea Bluegrass String Fest


The Folk Circle proudly presented the inaugural 

Berea Bluegrass String Fest 2023

on Saturday, May 6th 2023 from 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM at the Boone Tavern Event Center on 100  Main Street, Berea, Kentucky. 


The purpose of the event is to engage community members, bring awareness to bluegrass music in Berea, Kentucky, showcase local and regional talent, reach new audiences, and promote business growth in Berea and Madison County.


The one-day event will consist of bluegrass bands who will perform throughout the day on a structured event schedule. Instrumental and vocal workshops will also be presented along with a raffle of items. Expenses will go toward promotions, sound system, festival programming, cost of musicians, emcee, rent, and other items.


Bands will include the legendary McLain Family Band, Laurel River Line, Sam Gleaves and Berea College Bluegrass Ensemble and more.


Berea Bluegrass String Fest is a non-profit, tax-exempt event and we are asking for your support in this amazing opportunity for our city and for our community.


Kelly Caldwell, Event Coordinator 


CDs for sale!

"A Touch Of Berea" is made possible by generous local musicians, who have donated each a tune for this exciting album. Proceeds will go to the Folk Circle Association.

Multiple thanks to Zoe Speaks/Mitch Barrett/Carla Gover, Berea Castoffs/Al White, Blind Ricky/Randall Conn/Danny Barnes/The Music Makers, Kristi Miller, Steven Emery Johnson, Dove Creek/Pam Perry, Berea College Bluegrass Band/Al White, McLain Family Band, Al, Alice & Ruth, Skip Jack/Deborah Thompson, Deborah Payne, Jennifer Rose, Donna & Lewis Lamb, and Robert Tincher. 

"Hands Four Spring Dance" anniversary CD. This CD is made possible by generous musicians from across America, who have donated a contra dance tune or waltz for this amazing album. Proceeds will go to the Folk Circle Association.

Gratitude to Berea Castoffs, Wild Asparagus, Hotpoint Stringband, Great Bear Trio, Groovemongers, Brittany Bay, Elixir, Perpetual e-Motion, Elftones, The Contrarians, Coffee Zombies, Contrary Travelers, Pigtown Alley, and Wake Up Robin.

This is a great GIFT FROM BEREA. It is easy to travel with, spreads joy, provides good memories, and is affordable. $15.00, incl. tax.

 Folk Center Office

Includes our music resource

store and office. Worth a visit.

Berea Celtic Festival

Traditional. Authentic. Grassroots.

Always excellent callers

and bands

Contra each 2nd Friday and 4th Saturday.

3rd weekend in August each year.

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