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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.

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Fain House Radio Podcast

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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Click here to see my Portfolio 

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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. 27-29, 2023 / Fall Dance Weekend / Blue Eyed Girl & The Canote Brothers / John C. Campbell Folk School / Brasstown, NC

Workshops

Beginning Clawhammer Banjo 

Jan. 22-27, 2023

John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC
Click here to learn more.

Books on Fire
(Enameling & Book Making)

February 12-17, 2023

Instructors: Barbara Joiner & Annie Fain Barralon

John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC
Click here to learn more.

Folk School Roots Week
(Song & Dance)

March 5-11, 2023

Instructors: Bob Dalsemer & Annie Fain Barralon

John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC
Click here to learn more.

Nature Inspired Books

April 2-8, 2023

John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC
Click here to learn more.

Dance, Music & Spice

June 18-24, 2023

Beginning Banjo + Bookarts Sampler + Clogging/Flatfooting Workshops w/ Annie Fain, Contra Dance & Song Society, Lexington, MI.
Click here to learn more.

where to find fain house gift cards & calendars

  • John C. Campbell Folk School Craft Shop / Brasstown, NC
  • Black & White Market / Murphy, NC
  • Malaprops Bookstore / Asheville, NC
  • City Lights Bookstore / Sylva, NC
  • Bridgton Books / Bridgton, ME
  • Rare Bird Emporium / Murphy, NC

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