(c) 2009 Robert Kelley.  Used by permission.

(c) 2009 Robert Kelley. Used by permission.

The First Annual All-Day Singing from The Shenandoah Harmony  will be on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at the Ruritan Hall in Cross Keys, VA, which is located directly across from Ananias Davisson’s gravesite. Davisson was the compiler of the Kentucky Harmony  and lived a few minutes from this site, near Harrisonburg VA. This is a beautiful site with sweeping views. The hall has plaster walls and wooden ceiling and hard floor.

The singing is preceded by the Northern Shenandoah Valley All-Day Sacred Harp Singing in Bluemont, VA and a social in nearby Boyce, VA.  Attendees for both days are encouraged to find accommodations near Winchester and carpool to the singing in Cross Keys.  Recommended hotels include the Red Roof Inn, the Best Western Lee-Jackson Inn, and Travelodge, all near the intersection of I-81 and Millwood Pike (exit 313, Rte. 50).

Details are on the flyer HERE.  Google maps of both locations are here:  BLUEMONT and CROSS KEYS.  If you are using a GPS on Sunday, search for Cross Keys Cemetery, as the location of the Ruritan Hall is incorrect on Google maps.

Here are some more photos of Cross Keys from our friend Robert Kelley: FLICKR