Appalachian Musical Roots

11:00am | Ferguson Auditorium

Coleman Akin and McLean Bissell will demonstrate and discuss music and song found in the Appalachian region that have origins in Scotland, Ireland and England. Playing styles, dancing, and ballad singing will also be included.

Aiken and Bissell will play a few tunes in the fashion found in the British Isles, and then play the tunes in the style one would hear in our region. Some of the tunes and songs will include Moneymusk, Mrs. McLeod’s Reel, Lord Ullin’s Daughter, and Seven Drunken Nights. Discussion will include the importance of the fiddle, and the addition of guitar and banjo. A question and answer session will follow.

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