Cripple Creek Cloggers leave Tuesday for Germany

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Performing In Germany

The Cripple Creek Cloggers will depart this coming Tuesday (6/26/2018) for the 10th Annual International Folklore Festival "Danetzare" in Germany. The event is organized by the Thuringer Folklore Ensemble of Erfurt, the capital of the Federal State of Thuringia. Joining them will be folk troupes from Slovakia, Mexico, Ecuador, Ukraine, Serbia, East Timor and Togo, as well as several from Germany.

Festival activities will include concert shows, workshops/performances for children and youth, a special show where the audience may dance with the performers, official receptions, a parade of all nations, and social activities. The Cripple Creek Cloggers have been scheduled for special performances for children and the elderly on June 28 before the official beginning of the festival.


Joining the Cripple Creek Cloggers for their performances will be a bluegrass troupe from Croatia, Sarah & The Romans. They are an award winning group of musicians with whom Cripple Creek Cloggers worked in 2017 during their performances in the international festival in Zagreb.

Recruiting Guests For Future FolkFests In Murfreesboro


As hosts of Rutherford County's International Folkfest, Cripple Creek Cloggers will, of course, be recruiting from the other folk troupes at the festival to visit Middle Tennessee in coming years. Most members of the troupe will also be extending this tour to include visits to Poland, Austria, and England.

Free Clogging Classes Return July 22

Cripple Creek Cloggers will begin their new year of teaching and rehearsing on Sunday, July 22, at 4:15 p.m. at the Smyrna Senior Citizens, 100 Raikes St. in Smyrna, Tennessee. Any interested persons are invited to come to participate. There is no charge. For more information, e-mail the group's Director and Founder Steve Cates at

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