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Brave Hearts, Bonnie Princes, Southern Mountain Musical Traditions, Cherokee of Yesterday and Today

Program Number: 21338RJ
Start and End Dates:
3/9/2014 - 3/14/2014; 4/26/2015 - 5/1/2015; 9/13/2015 - 9/18/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
Price starting at: $653.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    

Coordinated by Intentional Growth Center.



Brave Hearts, Bonnie Princes: Music in Scotlandís History & Culture

Use the songs of Scotland to delve into the history of a magic land. Who are the peoples of Scotland? What are some of the significant periods of Scottish history that have influenced our culture in America?



Southern Mountain Musical Traditions

Survey the rich tapestry of Southern Appalachian music and its cultural significance. A delightful and participatory exploration of balladry, folk songs, dulcimer, and shaped note singing.



Cherokee of Yesterday and Today

Walk through hundreds of years of Cherokee culture and history including one of Americaís darkest tragedies, the Removal of tribes to the West, and into the present. Bring your questions about the Principal People, the Ani Yvnwiya.




Lake Junaluska

The Blue Ridge Parkway runs along the ridgelines of Haywood County, offering visitors to Lake Junaluska a beautiful view of the Southern Appalachians Mountains. Asheville and the famous Biltmore Estate are a short drive away.



Accommodations
Beautiful Historic Inn overlooking scenic Lake Junaluska and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Alcohol and smoke-free facilities.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Lee Knight

Raised in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, Lee is a folk singer, story teller and outdoor leader, performing at concerts, workshops, festivals and schools. He shares his knowledge of the natural world leading hikes, canoe trips and guiding whitewater rafts. Lee has collected and shares Cherokee legends and plays the Cherokee flute and rattle, as well as the Native American drum. He also plays the five-string banjo, guitars and the Appalachian dulcimer.
 
Anne Lough

Anne Lough is a nationally known traditional musician who performs and teaches at schools, workshops and festivals throughout the East and Midwest. She holds a bachelorís of music education from Murray State University in Kentucky and a masterís from Western Carolina University. Anne is particularly respected for her artistic, sensitive style of playing of the Appalachian dulcimer, a unique string instrument. Her music has been features on a PBS Christmas special and in educational videos.
 
Flora Gammon

Teacher,singer and instrumentalist, Flora is an interpreter of Scottish and Appalachian traditional folk music. She serves as Music Director for the Grandfather Highland Games and is a Director on the Folkmoot USA Board. Flora, who graduated from East Carolina University, was named Celtic Woman of the Year in 2008 for her efforts to share her Scottish heritage. She enlivens history with song as a visiting artist in schools and as an Road Scholar instructor.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Terrace Hotel, Lake Junaluska
  Lake Junaluska, NC 5 nights
 Terrace Hotel, Lake Junaluska
Type: Conference Center
  Description: Hotel over-looking the lake in a mountain valley with boating and swimming available in season, tennis, a walking trail around lake and a golf course across from the Assembly grounds.
  Contact info: 689 N Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x490
web: www.lakejunaluska.com
  Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and board, hair dryer. Each room has a TV and wireless Internet access (with personal laptop). Individual room climate controlled heating and air conditioning. Linens are provided for the week. Full maid service with fresh linens and towels will be provided on Wednesday. Daily maid service is limited to the emptying of trash baskets.
  Facility amenities: Hotel Lobby offers coffee 24 hours/day; Internet access; Computers in main lobby for access to email and Internet. Private baths, air-conditioning, buffet meals served in the dining room over-looking the lake, fitness center nearby (minimal fee) Snack and drink machines located on 2nd floor on the left between front desk and elevator. Drink and ice machines located near elevator on each guest room floor.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Contact 800-222-4930 Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Contact 800-222-4930 Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Program begins with registration from 3:00 to 4:30 in lobby of Terrace Hotel located on the 2nd floor You will be staying at Terrace Hotel, Lake Junaluska that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after lunch at 1:00 PM, check out by 11:00 AM You will be staying at Terrace Hotel, Lake Junaluska the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Free
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Lake Junaluska, NC
  Nearest city or town:  Waynesville, NC
  Nearest highway: Routes 23/74 and Interstate 40
  Nearest airport:  Asheville, NC
  From End of Program
  Location: Lake Junaluska, NC
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Asheville

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Various
phone: 828-452-2881 x384
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Subject to change
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

45 min 

 

Distance:

 

35 miles

   

The Conference Center has a contract with a commercial service in Asheville. Call for details.

 
Driving Directions
  From the East (Asheville) I-40 West to Exit 27 (Hwy. 19, 23, 74) 25 miles; follow Hwy 19 South 4.1 miles to Exit 103; continue on Hwy 19 South 1 mile to stone gate entrance to Lake Junaluska Assembly. Turn right on Lakeshore Drive; at next intersection, turn right and continue on Lakeshore Drive to: Terrace Hotel (on the left) .5 mile. To Lambuth Inn, continue on Lakeshore Drive up the hill to the Cross and take a sharp left. GPS devices are not necessarily correct in the area. Please use written instructions after you leave I-40.
  From the South (Atlanta) I-85 North to I-985 to Hwy 23 North to Waynesville, NC (187 miles). At Exit 102B take Hwy. 276 North 1.3 miles to junction of Hwy. 19 South. Turn right on Hwy. 19. Drive a short distance to Lake Junaluska Assembly entrance which will be on your left. Turn left on Lakeshore Drive and at the next intersection, turn right and continue on Lakeshore Drive to Terrace Hotel (on the left) .5 miles. To Lambuth Inn, continue on Lakeshore Drive up the hill to the Cross and take a sharp left. GPS devices are not necessarily correct in the area. Please use written directions after you exit 23/74.
  From the West (Knoxville) I-40 East to Exit 20 (90 miles; Take Hwy. 276 to Hwy 19 North (5.8 miles). Turn left on Hwy. 19 North and continue 3 miles to Lake Junaluska Assembly entrance. Turn left on Lakeshore Drive; at next intersection turn right and continue on Lakeshore Drive to Terrace Hotel (on the left) .5 mile. To Lambuth Inn, continue on Lakeshore Drive up the hill to the Cross and take a sharp left.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Welcome! Be warmly greeted by our energetic Junaluggers who will assist with your luggage and help you find your rooms.
(Sunday, March 9)
   
 Afternoon: Following Registration, experience a presentation of the "History of Lake Junaluska"
 Afternoon: Registration from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM in the lobby of the Terrace Hotel located on the 2nd floor.
 Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room, buffet style.
 Evening: Orientation
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel, Lake Junaluska
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Morning and afternoon courses with evening entertainment.
(Monday, March 10)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served in Hotel dining room
 Morning: Course one: Examine the origins and pre-contact of the Cherokee Indians with Lee Knight. Course two: Take a look at Scotland as a nation from beginnings to modern day.
 Lunch: Lunch served in Hotel dining room
 Afternoon: Who were the Southern Mountaineers and where did they come from? The Scots-Irish brought very little in material wealth as they settled into the highlands of the Southern Appalachians but they brought a cultural treasure of music, dance, story and song that is timeless. You will hear some of these treasures today as you come to understand the life and times of our southern mountain pioneers.
 Dinner: Dinner served in Hotel dining room
 Evening: Evening entertainment
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel, Lake Junaluska
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Courses and Field Trip to Cherokee
(Tuesday, March 11)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room
 Morning: Course one: Settlers of the British Isles; Celts: their language, culture and religion. Course two: As you listen to and join in singing some of the lyric folk songs of the mountains you will come to understand what an integral part of life, experience and emotional expression this music was. Take part in the music by learning to play a few simple songs on the mountain dulcimer.
 Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room
 Afternoon: Field trip to the Cherokee Museum
 Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room
 Evening: Enjoy a movie.
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel, Lake Junaluska
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Morning and evening courses with the afternoon free for your own pleasure.
(Wednesday, March 12)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room
 Morning: Course one: Probe the coming of the Europeans, Spanish, French, English, and Scotch-Irish and their impact on Cherokee life. Course two: Explore Religion in Scotland through the Reformation and 1700's.
 Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room
 Afternoon: Free Afternoon to explore the area.
 Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room
 Evening: The most important body of song brought with the early settlers of the mountains and still so beautifully preserved, is the ancient ballads. They are history and literature combined and tell the stories of kings, queens, noblemen, battles, farmers, outlaws, natural disasters and the news in general. Hear a sampling of these today.
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel, Lake Junaluska
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Morning and afternoon courses with evening entertainement.
(Thursday, March 13)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room
 Morning: Course one: Investigate the events leading up to the Cherokee removal 1700-1838. Course two: Examine politics in Scotland through the 1700's.
 Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room
 Afternoon: Today will be light hearted and fun with courting and humorous songs. Learn more about the dance and play-party tradition of the mountains and enjoy participating in a simple dance or two. We will end our week with an overview of the religious experience and musical expression of the mountains. Congregational singing was a vital part of worship, and gave rise to many powerful and beautiful sacred folk songs as well as the spread of the shaped note tradition and singing schools. The Camp Meeting Revival songs contributed further energy into sacred song and contributed to the development of the Negro Spiritual.
 Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room
 Evening: Entertainment
   
Accommodations: Terrace Hotel, Lake Junaluska
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Wrap Up
(Friday, March 14)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room
 Morning: Further examine the Cherokee removal and the Cherokee of today. Jacobite Risings with Flora MacDonald & Bonnie Prince Charlie; the Clearances
 Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Lake Junaluska, NC General Overview
On the grounds: Golf (adjacent to Lake Junaluska); Tennis, Shuffleboard, walk around the lake (featuring the Rose Walk, Foot Bridge, Asbury Trail); Corneille Bryan Native Garden; The United Methodist Heritage Center; Junaluska Bookstore and Gift Shop; Junaluska Library; World Methodist Museum; Suzanna Wesley Gardens. Nearby places of interest: Downtown Waynesville with many unique shops; Asheville; Biltmore House in Asheville; Blue Ridge Parkway; Cherokee Indian Reservation; Dillsboro, Maggie Valley, Smoky Mountain National Park.
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


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