Warren Wilson College News

The Swannanoa Gathering wins 2008 Players’ Choice Award

By: Ben Anderson

The Swannanoa Gathering, a series of folk arts workshops held each summer on the Warren Wilson College campus, has won a 2008 Players’ Choice Award in competition sponsored by Acoustic Guitar magazine.

The Gathering received a Silver Award in the category of Music Camps and Workshops. The award is being noted in the February 2009 issue of California-based Acoustic Guitar.

The magazine emphasizes that Players Choice Awards are “voted on by the people who are out there using the products and making music, not doled out by the editors or experts in the field.” The Gathering also was nominated in 2004, when it received a Bronze Award.

More information about The Swannanoa Gathering, founded by Doug Orr in 1991 and directed by Jim Magill, can be found here.


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