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North House Folk School

Music & Stories

North House's programs take place year-round exploring themes from timber framing to basketry, boat building to fiber arts, woodcarving to northern ecology. We welcome your questions and inquiries anytime!

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Build Your Own Guitar

Building the Cigar Box Guitar or Uke

Exploration of Nordic Folk Music - The  Norwegian Overtone Flute

Exploring the Sonics of the Electric Guitar

Fiddle and Mandolin Workshop

Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop






Guitar Skills Workshop

Handcraft In The Modern World: Jigs and Tools for the Shop

Irish Céilí Dancing

Irish Fiddle Workshop


Making it Personal: Storytelling with Kevin Kling

Mandolin: Build Your Own

Music Performance, Professionalism & Presentation with Jonathan Edwards



Performance Workshop with Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore: Making a Song Your Own

Reaching for the Draíocht: Sharing Irish Traditional Music

Simple Tunes for Singing and Dancing

Sing & Play Folk Songs from Northern Minnesota!


Songs & Stories: Great Lakes Maritime History Mini Course

Songwriting Workshop with Unplugged Performer Alice Peacock

Songwriting: Diving Into Your Story



The Cedar Hand Drum: Carving, Stretching & Drumming

Tin Whistling: Putting the


Traditional American Dance: Freestyle Clogging

Traditional American Dance: Keep On Clogging

Traditional American Dance: Unplugged XIII Clogging Mini Course

Traditional Music & Dance Family Workshop

Turning Around a Simple Song: Songs and Stories with Larry Groce

Ukulele: Build Your Own

Unplugged Songwriter Workshop with Sally Barris


Unplugged Songwriting Workshop with Jon Vezner, Matraca Berg & Tom Paxton

Working Mornings with Chris Smither: Guitar & Songwriting Workshop

Writing a Book: A Journey with Tim Cope

Music & Stories Calendar