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“A Rare Find” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Augusta Heritage Center

Augusta Heritage Center
Ranked #8 of 15 things to do in Elkins
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Owner description: Part of Davis and Elkins College, the center offers a variety of seminars ranging from music to cooking to Appalachian and African-American cultures.
Hagerstown, MD
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“A Rare Find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

We walked through the snow into the weekly "pickin'" in the Augusta Heritage Center and left thoroughly sated by the 7 incredible musicians who treated us like long, lost family. We were their only audience on a cold winter night, but they played for 4 hours without a shred of sheet music. Two guitars, 2 mandolins, 2 dulcimers, and a harmonica...and an unending repertoire of mountain music and great stories!! It was an evening we will never forget. Don't miss it when in Elkins.

Visited March 2013
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Irish Week at Augusta Heritage Center”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

I attended Irish Week a few years ago with a friend and we had a blast. The Heritage Center is on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. We stayed in a dorm room (during the summer when the students are gone) together. Meals and room were included in the price we paid and I don't think we ever left campus. The event is huge fun; you spend the week taking classes in various traditional Irish musical instruments, singing, dancing, and various visual arts. There are spontaneous jam sessions going on all over campus as students and instructors share songs and shoot the breeze. Mini concerts at lunchtime and two large concerts during the week ensure that you get your Irish music "fix". If you love to dance, there is set and step dancing galore, with two Ceilis during the week. The accommodations in the dorm are very sparse and basic--not luxurious, but it is so much fun you won't care. The campus is beautiful and the staff wonderful.

Visited July 2012
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