Category Archives: old time

Highlights of the McConnell Library Appalachian Music Collection- Recapturing the Banjo

I have always been interested in the history of the banjo and the way is has evolved over the past two hundred or so years.  When Bela Fleck and Jayme Stone and others took their trips to Africa to “find” … Continue reading

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Highlights of McConnell Library’s Appalachian Music Collection- Throw Down Your Heart

This pick is different from the others I have made so far, this one isn’t Appalachian music at all- in fact it’s not even all music, it’s a DVD.  I picked this one because it concerns one of America’s most … Continue reading

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25th Annual Folk Arts Festival- Saturday Oct 2

Back in the 1970s a wonderful series of books came out that really either reminded us (or informed us) of several of the wonderful traditions of Appalachian culture.  These books contained interviews and photos and instructions on how to do … Continue reading

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Bluegrass and Old-time jams

One of the nice things about bluegrass and old-time music is that it is pretty easy to see it live and that is really something that is almost a core value of the music.  Those of us who play this … Continue reading

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