Fain
House

About

Annie Fain is native to the crafts/music/dance community of Brasstown, North Carolina, home of the John C. Campbell Folk School. She is a painter & book maker / Southern Highland Craft Guild member / banjo-accordion-uke player / instructor of American & European traditional dance / speaker of French / mother of two. She has lived and studied in Asheville/NC, Edinburgh/Scotland, Brønderslev/Denmark and Désaignes/France.

Fain House Radio

Annie Fain interviews painters and gardeners, designers and musicians, photoraphers and cooks, creative livers of any kind, who have some how, in the middle of it all, continued on their creative paths no matter what. 

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Art Prints

Gift Cards

Wall Calendars

Handmade Books

Portfolio

Music & Dance

Annie Fain grew up in and married into families of traditional musicians and dancers.  She now teaches and performs both regionally and in France. She has played both Appalachian old-time and traditional French tunes in various combos: Lucky Boy (Jamie Herrmann & Jessica Johnson), The Liden Family Band (David Liden, Martha Owen, Lindsey Liden, Emolyn Liden & Géraud Barralon) / Blue Eyed Girl (Pearl Shirley, Laurel Willoughby, Ellie Grace) / Accompanist to Géraud Barralon / Ida Red Trio (Polo Bulguière, Nadine Marianelli & Géraud Barralon) / Bal Itinérant Band (Paco Medina, Thibaut Preciat, Polo Bulguière, Nadine Marianelli & Géraud Barralon . She has danced with Rural Felicity Garland Dancers, Loafer’s Glory Clog Morris, Green Grass Cloggers and Dames Rocket Northwest Morris.

Music

  • Clawhammer Banjo 
  • Banjo Uke
  • Diatonic Accordion
  • Singing

Dance

  • Clogging/Flatfooting 
  • Bal Folk
  • Northwest Morris
  • English Waltz Clog
  • Traditional Dance for Kids

Upcoming Performances & Dances

  • Oct 17, 2021 / 11 am /  Blue Eyed Girl Concert / Southern Highland Craft Fair, Harrah’s Cherokee Center (Formerly known as the Civic Center) / Asheville, NC

Classes

Nature Inspired Books 

Oct. 17-22, 2021

John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC
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Book Arts Sampler 

Oct. 31- Nov. 6, 2021

John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC
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Mixed Media Surface Design for Hardcover Books 

Dec. 1-5, 2021

John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC
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Try Clawhammer Banjo 

Jan. 16-22, 2022

John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC
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Bal Folk Dance Sampler 

April 1-3, 2022

John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC
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Beginning Clogging

May 27-29, 2021

John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC
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annual fain house calendar printing

where to find fain house gift cards

  • John C. Campbell Folk School Craft Shop / Brasstown, NC
  • Lark & Key Gallery / Charlotte, NC
  • Malaprops Bookstore / Asheville, NC
  • City Lights Bookstore / Sylva, NC
  • Bridgton Books / Bridgton, ME
  • Rare Bird Emporium / Murphy, NC

Be In Touch

*Contact*

(828) 541-2874

anniefain@gmail.com

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