Simple Gifts








Two woman, lots of instruments, with the sound of the world in their hearts.


2022 Faculty


Rustical Quality String Band


Jerry Zolten



Gene & Gayla Mills

Henry Koretzky

Kelly Armor

Fiddling Thomsons

Larry Mutti

Holly Foy

Laura Alexander

Bob Nicholson



Beginner's Sampler


An Opportunity for Beginners

Here is a unique opportunity for beginners to try a variety of instruments, perhaps brush off old, dormant musical skills, and get a feel for the Folk Gathering. These workshops are designed for people with little or no musical background. It'll be an incredible day of being gently introduced to some of the easiest folk instruments and concepts available. Instruments will be provided, and classes will be hands-on learning. You'll also get to meet and hear from a Pennsylvania Heritage Musician, attend a professional concert, and try contradancing!


One Day Only--Saturday, September 17, 2022*


9:00 to 10:00 a.m.    Percussion for Beginners

10:15 to 11:15 a.m.      Try a Ukulele


Lunch on your own OR advance purchase


1:15 to 2:15 p.m.        Pennsylvania Heritage Musician Saul Broudy


2:30 to 3:30 p.m.     Try an Autoharp

3:45 to 4:45 p.m.     Music for Non-Musicians: What's Next?


Supper on your own OR advance purchase


7:00 pm                    Simple Gifts & Rustical Quality String Band Concert



Special Price for One Day Beginner's Sampler


Only $35

Includes these 4 workshops and the concert

No substitutions of workshops



Lunch & Dinner purchases available with advance purchase

The menu can be viewed here.


As an alternative, there is a small store with a limited deli menu several miles from the park.


If you pack your own meals, please join us in the food tent. It is a great opportunity to meet fellow participants.


We are asking all participants to be vaccinated  & masked.


* Schedule subject to change


2021 Beginner's Sampler Registration


Separate registration for each person please!

Two ways to register:

1. Print out attached pdf file and mail to: Huntingdon County Arts Council, PO Box 216, Huntingdon, PA 16652.

2. Or pay by credit card below.













Beginner's Sampler Options

Contact us: (814) 643-6220 • info@folkgathering.com