Folk College

May 24-26, 2024


Our 2024 Faculty

Musicians on the faculty of Folk College lead workshops, coach student bands, perform concerts, and lead jam sessions. Some artists lead 3-hour intensive workshops on Friday: check out Intensives.

The Ruta Beggars

Appealing to traditional and progressive acoustic music fans alike, The Ruta Beggars combine bluegrass and early swing to create a timeless act filled with intricate vocal harmonies, fiery instrumentals, and plenty of fun. They have been praised for their creative yet tasteful arrangements and charming performances, winning Thomas Point’s band competition in 2019. Since 2018, they have brought the joy of their live show to audiences across the US and Canada, from festival stages to storied folk listening rooms and as support for legacy acts Lyle Lovett and Ricky Skaggs.


Best-of-friends since their inception, The Ruta Beggars are Micah Nicol (guitar), Sofia Chiarandini (fiddle), Ariel Wyner (mandolin), Trevin Nelson (banjo), and Noah Harrington (bass), who met while studying in Berklee College of Music’s American Roots Program.

Instrument Exchange

Here is an opportunity to sell the instruments you’re ready to part with.


The Huntingdon County Arts Council will act as the sales agent. The Arts Council will give the seller 90% of the sales price (so price accordingly), and we have to charge 6% sales tax to the buyer. 

There will be a form to fill out when you arrive for any instruments you want to sell.