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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- The Seldom Scene

The Seldom Scene was a progressive bluegrass band that started in 1971.  I say “was” because even though the band technically still exists, it only has one original member and I think is no longer leading the way for other … 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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