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2022 Susquehanna Folk Festival Box and String

About This Event:

Original and traditional songs, moving panoramas (crankies), Appalachian rhythm toys, and plenty of silliness! The whole family will enjoy an hour with Sarah Gowan & Bill Quern.

Sara Gowan and Bill Quern model many-pointed 'hats' made from paper bags and ribbons

Sara and Bill rock their star hats

Jumping Jills: little people made from cardboard cutouts, with moving joints held together with brads

Jumping Jills made from cardboard and brads

Original and traditional songs, moving panoramas (crankies), Appalachian rhythm toys, and plenty of silliness! The whole family will enjoy an hour with Sarah Gowan & Bill Quern.

Box and String play instrumental traditional roots music from the American Appalachians on guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, jaw harp, foot percussion and more!

Box and String with their instruments: Sara on guitar, Bill on fiddle

Bill and Sarah also enjoy playing for traditional dancing — squares, contra, French, waltz — as well as for listening and special events. They're also part of Coracree and other dance bands.

Box and String
Box and String

A Folk Festival Event!

Included with admission to our 2022 Susquehanna Folk Festival August 12-14 at the York Expo Center.

Where & When:

Songs, Crankies & Appalachian Rhythm Toys with Box and String

Young Folks Zone on Saturday
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

COVID precautions

COVID policy for the festival will be determined in early August. While we all hope that summer brings an end to COVID protocols, SFMS is committed to creating a festival that is as safe as possible for visitors, volunteers and artists. Advance ticket purchasers will be notified of policy updates, and the policy will be posted here.