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Winter Workshop: Introduction to Appalachian Ballad Singing

Saturday, March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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March 7, 2020, 1:00pm-3:30pm
Come enjoy a workshop on Southern Appalachian ballads, or “story songs,” brought over from the British-Isles and passed through oral tradition in the Southern Mountains. Ballad singer Saro Lynch-Thomason will share some of her favorite ballads from Western North Carolina, Kentucky, and West Virginia. The songs covered will include tales of enchanted boars, valiant women sailors, and (of course) romantic tragedy! Saro will teach these songs in a sing-and-repeat (or, “knee to knee”) fashion accessible to all levels of singers while exploring the history and folklore surrounding each song. All attendees will be provided with print-outs of lyrics and recordings of the songs learned.
Where: Black Mountain Public Library, 105 N Dougherty St, Black Mountain
Cost: $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers
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Saturday, March 7
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center
223 W. State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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