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Whitetop Mountaineers,
Martha Spencer and Jackson Cunningham
              An old-time country music duo from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia


 
 

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2022 Australia Tour! 

Howdy Folks!  

We are excited to announce we are coming to Australia in October 2022! this will be our first Oz tour since 2017 and are looking forward to seeing everybody again! We've got some new songs and lots of the old favorites we cant wait to share. More info to be posted on our schedule page and on Facebook but here is a quick look at our schedule:  

AUSTRALIA TOUR OCTOBER 2022   
Fri 7 - Sun 9: Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba NSW   
Tue 11: Mountain Pickers Association, Ferntree Gully VIC    
Wed 12: Yinnar Hotel, Yinnar VIC   
Thur 13: Caravan Music @ Archies Creek VIC   

Fri 14: St John's Anglican Church, Moruya NSW   
Sat 15 & Sun 16: Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival NSW   
Wed 19 - Fri 21: Dorrigo Old-Time Music School NSW   
Fri 21 - Sun 23: Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival NSW   
Tue 25: House Concert, Uralla NSW   
Wed 26: Upper Lansdowne Hall NSW   
Fri 28: Illawarra Folk Club, Diggers Club, Wollongong NSW   
Sat 29: Leichhardt Bowling Club, Lilyfield NSW  

   

This engagement is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Richmond Folk Festival! 

The Whitetop Mountaineers Will be performing at The Richmond Folk Festival this weekend, October 10-12, We will be playing on various stages all weekend.

Be sure to stop by the Union/University of Richmond Virginia Folklife Area for Sharing Living Traditions: Celebrating 25 Years of the Virginia Folklife Program At the Richmond Folk Festival. Jackson will be demonstrating guitar and fiddle making on saturday, as well was many great virginia craftspeople and performers.
For details of our show times as well as all the the great performers check out the official festival schedule here. This is one of our favorite festivals, we hope to see you there!

 

Martha Spencer instructional dance DVD 

Martha has put together an instructional Flat-Foot Dancing for Beginners DVD. Martha demonstrates a variety of flatfoot dance steps in an easy to learn method, with each step broken down into chapters, slow and fast, also features live music accompaniment and a brief history of the dance tradition of the area. You can purchase it at any of her dance workshops, at Whitetop Mountaineers, Whitetop Mountain Band shows, or, in our CD/downloads page.

 
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