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The Golden Link Folk Singing Society's

2014 Turtle Hill  Folk Festival

(our 43rd year)

September 12, 13 and 14, 2014

At the Rotary Sunshine Campus

809 Five Points Road, in Rush (14543) http://www.sunshinecampus.org/

Advance-sale tickets to the festival may be purchased on-line here. Show Clix

A mail-in Ticket Order Form is available here: TicketOrder. The deadline for mail-in ordering is September 5th.

Tickets available at the Gate. The Gate opens Friday at 4:30 PM.

List of Performers:

Christine Lavin Unable to Attend Turtle Hill: Christine Lavin is unable to attend the 2014 Turtle Hill Folk Festival as planned, according to her agent, David Tamulevich. Christine was unavailable for comment at the time of this publication but David said she is extremely disappointed and would be with us if it were possible. Consequently, we have contracted with The Burns Sisters (Annie and Marie), old friends of ours, who have toured with Arlo Guthrie and are interrupting their new CD recording session in Nashville to join us. Please help us extend a warm welcome to these unique and talented songwriters whose beautiful sibling harmonies have been seasoned with a lifetime of practice.

The Burns Sisters

Jonathan Byrd

Guy Davis


Harpeth Rising


The Nields

LaMay & Reese

The complete Weekend Concert & Workshop Schedule as a PDF file.

There will be a dance at 4:00 Saturday afternoon in the main stage area, featuring "Great Big Yam Potatoes" (Kathy Vandemortel, Stephen Bland, Dan Palmer and Margaret Mathews), with David Smukler calling.

Evening Concert Schedule:

Friday Night at 7:30

LaMay & Reese

Guy Davis

The Nields

Saturday Night at 7:00

Harpeth Rising

Jonathan Byrd

The Burns Sisters

Evening concerts will be followed by campfire singing and informal jamming through the night. There will also be a Sunday afternoon ensemble concert with all available performers at 2:00 PM.

A casual, intimate and family-oriented weekend event featuring concerts, campfire singing, jamming, daytime workshops and demos and children’s fun – held at a spacious and beautiful facility with rain-proof cover for all activities, nature trails, rough camping, cabins, restrooms, hot showers and a small array of food and craft vendors.
For more information about cabin accomodations, click HERE. Space will be assigned based on availability; cabins will be gender - specific: Men, Women, Families. Pricing is $10/night per person; children 12/under are free.
See you at the festival!

A Photo Slide Show of the 2013 Festival - Pictures by Bill Gamble

A Video Compendium of the 2013 Festival - Courtesy of Dan Kuchta

Our annual Turtle Hill Folk Festival is a family-oriented event, with:

• Concerts, jamming, singalongs, workshops and how-to’s.
• Free “field” camping, (RV's okay, no hook-ups) or stay in a cabin for a small fee. Hot showers available.
• Nature trails, children’s activities and food and craft vendors.

All activities are covered in case of inclement weather.

The facility is completely handicapped accessible. Pets, alcohol and open fires are prohibited. Field campers are required to move their vehicles to the parking lot after setting up.

Our weekend-long event is held rain or shine. Indoor or covered facilities shelter the activities.

Volunteers are needed to work the gate, sell performer and GL merchandise, set up on Friday and tear down Sunday afternoon, to assist with sound and recording, to provide performer hospitality and lodging, for daytime workshop area coordination, to staff the children's area and for campfire building. Contact the Festival Chair, Robert Grolling, at festival@goldenlink.org for more information, or to volunteer.

 Three days of music Children's Activities Area
Daytime Workshops Free Camping
Food & Craft Vendors Family Fun
Jam Sessions & Sing-alongs  

For general information, booking & publicity e-mail the Festival Chair, Robert Grolling at festival@goldenlink.org

Potential vendors should contact our festival Vendor Coordinator, Jantina Cornelison at membership@goldenlink.org.

Persons wishing to volunteer to help with the festival, before, during and/or after, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Honey DeLapa at volunteers@goldenlink.org.