A Year in Review

Written by Alexia Springer How has the year 2022 already come and gone? Upon reflection, this year somehow feels like the longest year that so quickly flew by. Much has happened, both in our collective world and in my personal circle. The Ely Folk School has been a major part of my year and it […]

Earrach Sona

View this email in your browser March Newsletter Earrach Sona! Happy March! March is a blustery month for me, in more ways than just the unpredictable and tumultuous weather. There are celebrations this month, like St. Patrick’s Day, my dad’s and baby niece’s birthdays, and spring pushing out winter. But it is also a month […]

Celebrating Irish Culture

Written by Nora Rickey Níl an earraigh ach timpeall an chúinne! Or, “spring is just around the corner,” in Irish Gaelic!  As a person with Irish heritage, I am always looking for ways to explore my ancestry. In college, I was an Irish studies minor and completed a BFA in drama. I spent many hours […]

Introducing Our Newest Team Member

Nora Rickey – Assistant Program Coordinator Nora is a self-taught fiber artist and educator who recently moved to Ely to have a closer access to nature’s inspiration. Born and raised in the Twin Cities to a family of artists, Nora grew up with a deep appreciation of different crafts. She studied acting in NYC and […]

August Newsletter

View this email in your browser August Newsletter Join in CommunityLearn Something NewThere is a lot to look forward to at the Ely Folk School. I can feel the seasons changing when I read the upcoming class list. It’s foraging season! This month you can learn to forage for wild medicinal plants, mushrooms, furniture wood, wild rice, and […]

Light on the Horizon

View this email in your browser Greetings Friends,       This spring has felt a little like deja vu from where Ely was at this time last year. Despite the current setbacks in community health, resiliency is what has always kept this town alive. As the darkness of winter fades and light returns, I am optimistic that the […]

March Newsletter

View this email in your browser We want to hear from you Greetings everyone,     Our unusually warm weather has us all thinking of Spring, and here in the Folk School office we’re busy contacting instructors and scheduling a mix of online and on-site classes for the upcoming seasons. This is a great time to let […]

Mid-Winter Class Update

Greetings from up North,      Outdoor temperatures have been record setting and we’ve had to reschedule some of the outdoor classes previously planned during the Ely Winterfestival. An updated class list for February and a few March classes are listed below. Make sure to read the registration deadline in order to receive your materials […]