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Voices of Mississippi feat. William Ferris, Cedric Burnside, Shardé Thomas, and Luther & Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars

Voices of Mississippi is a new multimedia event that celebrates the music, art, and storytelling traditions of the people of Mississippi. Based on the 2019 double-Grammy Award-winning Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris, the program features live musical performances integrated with film, audio recordings, and rare photographs captured by folklorist William…

Mike Marshall’s Stringband Spectacular

An annual highlight of the Acoustic Music Seminar, this special 2022 edition of Mike Marshall’s Stringband Spectacular includes several alumni of the SMF workshop and mentorship program. Allison de Groot (clawhammer banjo) & Tatiana Hargreaves (fiddle, vocals) are an old-time duo that creates a sound that is adventurous, masterful, and original, as they expand on…

Select Films from Voices of Mississippi and Q&A with Dr. William Ferris and Lance Ledbetter

Join Dr. William Ferris and Lance Ledbetter for a screening of documentary film selections from the Grammy Award-winning box set from the Atlanta-based Dust-to-Digital label.   This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities,…

NOON30: Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves

Allison de Groot (clawhammer banjo) & Tatiana Hargreaves (fiddle, vocals) are an old-time duo that creates a sound that is adventurous, masterful and original, as they expand on the eccentricities of these old songs while never losing sight of what makes them endure. Please note: To ensure the well-being of our patrons, artists, and staff,…

NOON30: McIntosh County Shouters

A compelling fusion of dance, call-and-response singing, and percussion (consisting of hand-clapping and beating a stick on the floor), the ring shout tradition of the Georgia and South Carolina coast has African origins but also contains strong elements of Christian belief. NEA National Heritage Fellows the McIntosh County Shouters are the foremost practitioners of this…

Watchhouse (fka Mandolin Orange)

Formed in 2009 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Watchhouse (formerly known as Mandolin Orange) are songwriter Andrew Marlin (vocals, mandolin, guitar, banjo) and Emily Frantz (vocals, violin, guitar). More than a decade down the road, a half-dozen albums, and a family of their own to contend with, Watchhouse makes beautiful, downhome, contemporary acoustic folk music…

Ring Shout of the Georgia Coast: McIntosh County Shouters Q&A

In a panel discussion format, this free Q&A is an exploration of the Ring Shout tradition of coastal Georgia and South Carolina. It features McIntosh County Shouters members Brenton Jordan and Carletha Sullivan, along with renowned artist, musician, and folklorist Art Rosenbaum, whose book Shout Because You’re Free: The African American Ring Shout Tradition on…

Lúnasa

Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honour of the Irish god Lugh, Lúnasa was formed in 1997 by members of some of the greatest Irish groups of the previous decade. An early review from Folk Roots magazine described the band as an “Irish music dream team.” From the start, the band’s complex arrangements…

NOON30: Kittel & Co.

Called “one of the most exceptional violinists and fiddlers of his generation” by WGBH, Grammy-nominated violinist and composer Jeremy Kittel’s music inhabits the space between classical and acoustic roots, Celtic and bluegrass aesthetics, and folk and jazz sensibilities. According to The Bluegrass Situation, Kittel & Co. has “accomplished a feat of new acoustic, string band-rooted…

Kittel & Co. / Mr. Sun

Called “one of the most exceptional violinists and fiddlers of his generation” by WGBH, Grammy-nominated violinist and composer Jeremy Kittel’s music inhabits the space between classical and acoustic roots, Celtic and bluegrass aesthetics, and folk and jazz sensibilities. According to The Bluegrass Situation, Kittel & Co. has “accomplished a feat of new acoustic, string band-rooted…