30 April 2019

2nd 'Albion to Appalachia' weekend, 31 May-2 June 2019

In response to the success of last May's 'From Albion to Appalachia' event in England, commemorating the final song-collecting trip in Appalachia made by Cecil Sharp and Maud Karpeles (see the BIB for 12 Sept. 2017), a second 'From Albion to Appalachia' weekend will be held at Halsway Manor in the Quantock Hills, Somerset, England, on 31 May-2 June 2019.

The organisers announce: 'The weekend is aimed at singers and singer / instrumentalists with an interest in Appalachian song and music and their links with the British folk traditions, who wish to learn both technique and a new repertoire.' In the BIB's view, Irish old-time enthusiasts should not feel excluded by the term 'British' as used here. Full details are on the Halsway Manor website and the FOAOTMAD news blog.

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