2012 Vandalia Gathering schedule

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Musicians gather for an impromptu jam session at the 2011 Vandalia Gathering. The annual celebration of old-time music and tradition runs Friday through Sunday at the State Capitol Complex.
The Bing Brothers -- Dave, Tim and Mike (front row, from left) -- will receive this year's Vandalia Award in a free concert and ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday at the Culture Center Theater. They're pictured circa mid-1990s at Camp Wasington-Carver with bandmates John Blisard and Danny Arthur (back row, from left).
See also: Liar's Contest celebrates tall talesCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- All events are free and take place at the state Capitol Complex. For all contest rules, visit www.wvculture.org/vandalia.FRIDAY 7 p.m.: Vandalia Award Ceremony and concert: Emceed by Bill Kimmons with music by Allegheny Echoes instructors and students and Augusta Heritage Center instructors and students. Memorial tributes to Rush Butcher and Everett Lilly.
SATURDAY Capitol Grounds10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Information, food and craft booths11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Children's activities (avian demo, art activities, storytelling and more)Great Hall11 a.m.: Grand parade 11:30 a.m.: Scottish dancing12:10 p.m.: Vandalia Dancers (Morris dancing)12:30 p.m.: Davis and Elkins College Dance Collective1 p.m.: Vandalia Dancers (English/European dancing)1:20 p.m.: Audience participation dancing led by Don Dransfield
1:50 p.m.: Vandalia Dancers (Scottish/Irish dancing)2:10 p.m.: Davis and Elkins College Dance Collective2:40 p.m.: Irish dancing3:30 p.m.: CakewalkOld-Time StageContest registration runs 11 a.m. to noon.
Noon: Senior fiddle contest (awards at 1:30 p.m.)1 p.m.: Jim and Valarie Gabeheart1:30 p.m.: Youth fiddle contest (awards at 5 p.m.)2:30 p.m.: Under 60 fiddle contest (awards at 5 p.m.)4:30 p.m.: Emily Pritchard, 2011 lap dulcimer winnerCircle StageContest registration runs 11 a.m. to noon.Noon: Bluegrass banjo contest (awards at 2 p.m.)1:30 p.m.: Dan Kessinger, 2011 fiddle winner2:30 p.m.: Mandolin contest (awards at 4:30 p.m.)4 p.m.: Jim Mullins, 2011 senior banjo winnerDance StageFlat-foot and square dancing with callers Mack Samples, Lou Maiuri, Taylor Runner and Bill Ohse and music by Mudhole Control (noon and 2:30 p.m.) and the Bing Brothers (1:15 and 3:45 p.m.).Culture Center Theater12:30 p.m.: West Virginia Storytellers Guild1:45 p.m.: Andrew Dunlap2:30 p.m.: Swanagan Ray3:15 p.m.: Brandon Green4 p.m.: Elmer Rich6:30 p.m.: Buck and Company Bluegrass Band, Jim Costa, Frank George with Poteen, Lester McCumbers, Terry Vaughan and the Samples Brothers with emcee Roger Bryant.Plaza1 p.m.: Pound cake and cupcake baking contests (registration 10 a.m. to 12:30)SUNDAY Capitol Grounds10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Information, food and craft boothsNoon to 5 p.m.: Children's activities (avian demo, art activities, storytelling and more)Circle StageContest registration runs 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Noon: Pete Kosky12:30 p.m.: Youth flat pick guitar contest (awards at 3:30 p.m.)1:30 p.m.: Mountain Station2 p.m.: Flat pick guitar contest (awards at 3:30 p.m.)3:30 p.m.: Mike Morningstar4 p.m.: Roger BryantOld-Time StageContest registration runs 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Noon: Front Page12:30 p.m.: Senior banjo contest (awards at 1:45 p.m.)1:30 p.m.: Will Manahan, 2011 dulcimer winner2 p.m.: Lap dulcimer contest (awards at 5 p.m.)3:15 p.m.: The Appalachian3:30 p.m.: Old-time banjo contest (awards at 5 p.m.)Culture Center TheaterNoon: Storytelling with George Daugherty, Rich Knoblich and Bill Hairston1 p.m.: Liars contest (registration at noon)4 p.m.: Concert with Bare Bones, Angie Richardson, the United Gospel Singers and Flying Colors, emceed by Bill Hairston.Great HallNoon: Grand Parade12:40 p.m.: Vandalia Dancers (Morris dancing)1 p.m.: Scottish dancing1:40 p.m.: Vandalia Dancers (English/European dancing)2 p.m.: West Virginia 4-H Dance Ambassadors2:20 p.m.: Helvetia Folk Dancers2:50 p.m.: Vandalia Dancers (Scottish/Irish dancing)3:10 p.m.: West Virginia 4-H Dance Ambassadors3:30 p.m.: Helvetia Folk Dancers4 p.m.: Irish dancingDance StageFlat-foot and square dancing with callers Mack Samples, Lou Maiuri, Steve Ballman and music by the Full Moon Boys (noon and 2:30 p.m.) and Born Old (1:15 and 3:45 p.m.).
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