WNC, Past and Present: Ballad Singing in the Great Divide

  • Black Mountain Public Library

  • Address: 105 N. Dougherty Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
  • Times: 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
  • Dates: October 12, 2023
  • Admission: Free to members, $10 general admission
  • Contact: swmvolunteer@gmail.com
  • Phone: (828) 669-9566
  • Email: svmvolunteer@gmail.com

Join ballad singer, clogger, and folklorist Ian Kirkpatrick as he shares discoveries from the 20th century collections of regional Songcatchers such as Cecil Sharp, Artus Moser, and Tilman Cadle. Attendees will also learn from Kirkpatrick how efforts of local ballad singers have helped in the preservation of the tradition into the 21st century and the virtual era. (Photo courtesy of Western Regional Archives)

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