heritage music

SouthWind String Band

SouthWind is Suzie and Gary Solomon from Bakersville, NC. Suzie has been playing music most of her life; Gary joined her when they were married 18 years ago. Together they play stringed folk instruments—guitar, banjo, fiddle, lap dulcimer, autoharp, mandolin, bass, piano—and occasionally accordion and harmonica. They have a wide repertoire and can play for

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PIPES ON THE PARKWAY

Come celebrate the Scots-Irish heritage in Western North Carolina at the Orchard’s second annual event. Music will surround the kiosk of our Scots-Irish history that details the “Great Wagon Trail” of the 1700s. And there’ll be dancing, and perhaps a special treat or two. Beginning at noon, the swallows will have to swoop around the

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