Winter Fair: Wake The Parson (Traditional Folk Music)

Thursday, December 27, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Historic St. Philips African Moravian Church








The  acoustic trio Wake the Parson is toe-tapping, heart twisting, and downright delightful. These musicians draw on traditional dance music and ‘listening tunes’ from around the world, particularly Great Britain, Scandinavia and, of course, America and Appalachia. Their unique instrumentation—hammered dulcimer, cello and guitar—puts a fresh folk spin on these time-tested melodies. Make your event unique and memorable with Wake the Parson on your main stage or as background music. After all, if something’s important, it’s always a good idea to Wake the Parson.


St. Philips African Moravian Church,  East side of South Church Street,  near Race Street, Winston-Salem,NC  27101.

Recommended:  Free Parking at the Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road. Walk across the Heritage Bridge, cross Main Street to Church Street via Race Street.



Fully accessible via ramp in rear of building.  Request staff to unlock door for access.









NC Folk promotes the preservation, appreciation and understanding of the folklife heritage and culture in North Carolina. We do this through documentation projects, festival production, community education programming, research, print, and audio publications, and cultivating a vast network of community and folk arts organizations in North Carolina. In our four decades of programming we’ve:

  • Produced North Carolina’s first statewide folklife festival
  • Documented and recorded hundreds of North Carolina tradition bearers
  • Helped produce compilations of North Carolina folk musicians
  • Empowered North Carolinians through community documentation