Friday Night: Bagpipers Welcome, Singalongs, and Other Free Stuff!

Did you know that some of the festival events are free? There is no cost to experience the thrill of the Highland Bagpipe, for example, as the Mugdock Pipers offer a traditional welcome to all, 6:00 pm Friday night at Sipyard. (But let’s face it…bagpipe…you’ll probably just need to be in the general vicinity!)Paul Hinson on bagpipes

Stay on at the Sipyard for Chanty Sing with Chris Maden at 7:00, then Folk Singalong Favorites with Hilary Valentine and Rebecca Grosser at 8:30.

Sam Payne and Cody Jenson will be performing at a free Family Event at the Urbana Free Library. That’s from 6:30-7:15.

Check out the full schedule for more! All Friday night Sipyard events and all events before 5 pm on Saturday are FREE.

Campfire Singalong with Rebecca Grosser and Hilary Valentine

Hillary Valentine and Rebecca Grosser

Join old-time musicians Rebecca Grosser (guitar) and Hilary Valentine (mountain dulcimer) to sing songs of the Carter Family – the “First Family of Country Music,” including “Keep on the Sunny Side,” “Storms Are On The Ocean,” “I’m Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes,” “Anchored in Love,” and many more. Acoustic instruments are welcome – bring your autoharp, guitar, mandolin, etc. Rebecca and Hilary live in Champaign, Illinois where they regularly lead singalongs and playalongs, and are both in local old-time bands.