Hemlock Bluff Cloggers

Wake County, North Carolina

Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest

Highlights from past performances:

Dollywood, USA, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Glaxo-Wellcome Family Day
International Folk Dance Festival, Cobh, Ireland
North Carolina Special Olympics
Friends of Ireland St. Patrick’s Day Festival
Mountain Dance and Folk Festival
Galax Fiddler’s Convention, Galax Virginia
Belle Chere Festival, Asheville
1982 World’s Fair, Knoxville, Tennessee
Miss North Carolina Pageant
1981 Cerebral Palsy Telethon
National Clogging and Hoedown Council Meetings
Shindig-On-the-Green, Asheville
Stompin’ Ground, Maggie Valley
North Carolina State Fair Folk Festival
National Pumpkin Festival, Spring Hope
Farm & Home Show, Reidsville
Fourth of July Festivals, Cary & Raleigh
Spring Water Festival, Williamston, SC
Green Grass Cloggers Day Celebration
Arts In The Park Festival, Sanford
National Hollerin' Contest, Spivey’s Corner
Benson Mule Day Celebration, Benson
NC State Farmers Market Exhibitions
Lazy Daze Arts Festival, Cary
Garner Arts Festival, Garner
Northeast Academy Bluegrass Festival, Rich Square
Sunday In The Park, Laurinburg
Pulaski Old Time Fiddler’s Convention, Dublin, Va
Helen’s Barn, Highlands
Mountain Music and Dance Festival, Charlotte
Festival of Festivals, Franklin
Ashe County Bluegrass Convention, West Jefferson
Louisburg College Folk Festival, Louisburg
Railroad Days, Selma
Saturday on the Town, Wilson
Old Farmer’s Day Celebration, Silk Hope
Warren County Hee Haw Show, Warrenton
Cajun Mardi Gras, Lafayette/ Eunice, Louisiana

Since their beginning as an exhibition clogging team in the fall of 1977, the Hemlock Bluff Cloggers have performed at numerous festivals, fairs, shows, and other events and have won major awards in both individual and team competitions. The first clogging team of its caliber in Wake County, the Hemlock Bluff Cloggers have consistently exhibited professional quality and a genuine appreciation for this unique folk dance which had its beginnings in the southern Appalachian mountains.

The group’s popularity and reputation as a superior clogging team have grown steadily as it has specialized in a wide variety of routines, including precision clogging, freestyle clogging, smooth dance, novelty routines, and also crowd participation dances.

Some of the team’s past performances include an appearance at the Miss North Carolina Pageant, Dollywood, USA, the 1982 World’s Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee, and the prestigious Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in Asheville. More recently, the team performed at the largest bluegrass festival in the world in Galax, Virginia as well as at the opening ceremonies of the U.S. Olympic Festival. In 1989 and 1994 the Hemlock Bluff Cloggers represented the United States at the International Folk Dance Festival in Cobh, Ireland. Over the years, the group has performed with such artists as the McLain Family Band, Jimmy Driftwood, and Charlie Daniels. Strong believers in rigid standards of perfection, the Hemlock Bluff Cloggers have reached their present level of success through diligent practice and strong team spirit. Sincerely dedicated to preserving and sharing our native heritage through the traditional art of clogging, the Hemlock Bluff Cloggers are eager to accommodate the need for top quality folk dance entertainers.


Performances by the Hemlock Bluff Cloggers can be arranged by contacting:

Bryan D. Craddock, Director

Hemlock Bluff Cloggers

919 Pond Street

Cary, North Carolina 27511  

phone: 919-467-9342





First Place - Traditional Clogging
NC State Clogging Championship

Second Place - Precision Clogging

NC State Clogging Championship

First Place - Group Clogging

Mecklenburg County Fiddlers Convention

Second Place - Group Clogging

Mecklenburg County Fiddlers Convention

First Place - Traditional Clogging

East Coast Clogging Championship

First Place - Precision Clogging

East Coast Clogging Championship
Ruby Jewell Trophy Winner