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Passing the Pick & Bow

Our after-school Appalachian music program, Passing the Pick and Bow, puts banjos, fiddles, guitars and mandolins in the hands of nearly 100 students each year. It’s free, year-round, and part of Appalshop’s broader mission to foster pride and connection to Appalachian arts and culture.

Classes are open to the general public on a sliding fee scale and scholarships are available for Letcher County students. Sessions last eight weeks and classes meet once a week for one hour. (Schedules subject to change based on needs)

We offer classes at various levels in:

Guitar

Banjo

Fiddle

Dulcimer

Mandolin

Bass

Ensemble

2022 Schedule

Enrollment & Session Dates

Jan 30 2023
Feb 6 2023
SPRING REGISTRATION OPENS
Jun 16 2023
Jun 17 2023
Appalshop's Seedtime on the Cumberland
Whitesburg, KY

Performance Opportunities

Jun 16 2023
Jun 17 2023
Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival of Traditional Mountain Arts
Whitesburg, KY

Locations

Hemp Hill Community Center

Hemp Hill, KY

Cowan Creek Community Center

Cowan Creek, KY

Instructors