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.
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.
- Clawhammer Banjo
- Banjo Uke
- Diatonic Accordion
- Bal Folk
- Northwest Morris
- English Waltz Clog
- Traditional Dance for Kids
Upcoming Performances & Dances
- Sept. 16, 2023 / 12:00 / Heritage Day / Blue Eyed Girl / Folk Art Center / Asheville, NC
- Oct. 1, 2023 / 2-4:30 / Bal Folk w/ Geraud Barralon & Charlie Beck / John C. Campbell Folk School / Brasstown, NC
- Oct. 7, 2023 / 3:20 / Liden, Owen, Barralon Gals / Fall Festival, John C. Campbell Folk School / Brasstown, NC
- Oct. 21, 2023 / 2:15 / Blue Eyed Girl / Southern Highland Craft Guild / Harrah’s Cherokee Center / Asheville, NC
- Oct. 27-29, 2023 / Fall Dance Weekend / Blue Eyed Girl & The Canote Brothers / John C. Campbell Folk School / Brasstown, NC
- Dec. 26-Jan.1 / Bal Folk w/ Geraud Barralon & Charlie Beck / Winter Dance Week / John C. Campbell Folk School / Brasstown, NC
where to find fain house gift cards & calendars
- John C. Campbell Folk School Craft Shop / Brasstown, NC
- Malaprops Bookstore / Asheville, NC
- City Lights Bookstore / Sylva, NC
- Bridgton Books / Bridgton, ME
- Rare Bird Emporium / Murphy, NC
- Folk Art Center / Asheville, NC
Send a message from here or message me via instagram @fainhouse / I’d love to hear from you!