“From Britain to Blue Ridge” Folk Music in Appalachia Lecture and Concert
By Mountainside Baroque: “From Britain to the Blue Ridge,” in conjunction with a special Ballad Exhibit by the Allegany Museum, celebrates the special heritage of the “crossover” of British ballads to the Appalachian Mountains.
The program traces Appalachian folk music to its roots in the British Isles. Tunes such as “The Farmer’s Curst Wife” (Child #278) is performed alongside its English counterpart “Questions wisely expounded” or “The Devil’s Nine Questions.” By presenting these pieces in succession we are able to find links in the sounds and styles that are accessible in other prevalent genres, such as bluegrass.
Dr. Kara Rogers Thomas will present a lecture on local connections to this music to help put the program in context of its connection to Maryland and the Appalachian region.
Thursday, June 14, 2018 – 3:00-5:00 pm
Suggested donation $5-10