Triad Arts

Weekdays at 8:35am & 5:44pm

Join 88.5 WFDD's David Ford every weekday for interviews and insight into the Piedmont Triad's rich artistic community.

Triad Arts Weekend brings you a full hour of arts -- Fridays at 1 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m.

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8:15 am
Thu March 27, 2014

This Weekend the 5th Annual Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention Takes Place

Back-Step is Michael Motley-banjo, Chester McMillian-guitar, Nick McMillian-fiddle, Buck Buckner-Bass.
Judy Buckner

The 5th annual Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention rounds out the month of March with award-winning musicians, free workshops, great food, and lots of dance. There’ll also be luthier displays, band competitions, and great live performances by Mountain Park Old Time Band, Slate Mountain Ramblers and Back-Step. Back-Step members bassist Buck Buckner and fiddler Nick McMillian are co-organizers.

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8:25 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Dark in the Song, A Contemporary Bassoon Collective Premiers New Music by Michael Gordon

The members of Dark in the Song.

It’s not every day you get the chance to hear five bassoonists performing together, much less five of the most innovative and accomplished bassoonists in the world. Dark in the Song, a contemporary bassoon collective formed in 2010 is that dream team bassoon ensemble: University of NC School of the Arts instructor Saxton Rose, Rachel Elliot, Michael Harley, Lynn Hileman and Peter Kolkay.

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9:03 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Meet the Artist: Cory Willingham

Cory Willingham at work in the studio.
Cory Willingham

Cory Willingham is a versatile artist with interests in the physical world, psychology and nature, and many of those interests find their way into her work. One of Cory’s self-described obsessions is extreme weather, and for years she’s attempted to capture through her paintings the devastating impacts of tornadoes, and hurricanes on people’s lives. Her 2011 exhibition “Tales from the Road” opened the then brand new Yadkin Cultural Arts Center in Yadkinville.

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8:56 am
Mon March 24, 2014

The Dan River Girls and the Life of Downtown Winston-Salem

The Dan River Girls.

The Dan River Girls are 14-year-old mandolinist and cellist Fiona Burdette, and her sisters 12-year-old Ellie on bass, and 9-year-old Jessie on fiddle. You can frequently catch them in concert during Roots Revival at Centenary Methodist Church in downtown Winston-Salem. They’ve also played at several outdoor festivals in the Triad and surrounding areas including Second Sundays on Fourth in downtown Winston-Salem.  The first 2014 Second Sunday on Fourth is scheduled for May 11th.

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8:34 am
Fri March 21, 2014

The Pilot Mountain Bowed Dulcimer Festival Begins April 11th

Performer and luthier Ken Bloom
Kentucky Music Week

The 10th Annual Pilot Mountain Bowed Dulcimer Festival kicks off Friday, April 11th with jam sessions Friday and Saturday nights, and it runs through Sunday the 13th.  The concert is as always open to the public with performances featuring among other great folk artists, festival organizer Ken Bloom, a true master of the sometimes mournful, sometimes mysterious and often times merry-sounding bowed dulcimer.

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