07 July 2016

Another important centenary

Thanks to the FOAOTMAD news blog for a reminder that among the events of 1916 that are being commemorated this year, Cecil Sharp House in London is presenting an 'Appalachian 100' season, celebrating the work of Cecil Sharp and Maud Karpeles in collecting music of Appalachia with roots in these islands. As part of this programme, Friday next week (15 July) will see a performance of 'Sharp's Appalachian harvest' by Brian Peters.

In its full form, 'Sharp's Appalachian harvest' is a special multimedia folk-music show researched and performed by Brian Peters and Jeff Davis (shown above). Three years ago the duo brought out an enjoyable sixteen-track CD under the same title; six of the tracks can be sampled here.

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