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Maple Syrup Tradition of western Maryland among recipients of Heritage Awards PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maryland State Arts Council   
Monday, 17 October 2016 10:09

Cambodian traditional music, family-owned amusement park, and maple syrup farming among 2016 Maryland Traditions Heritage Award honors

Baltimore, Md. — Maryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Maryland Traditions Heritage Awards.

Inspired by the work of Garrett County folklorist Dr. Alta Schrock, the Maryland Traditions Heritage Awards have been given annually since 2007 to a person or group, a place and a tradition that embody and help to safeguard Maryland's living cultural heritage. Three awards will be given during a November 11 awards ceremony and concert starting at 7:30 p.m. at Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring, 7995 Georgia Ave.

The 2016 recipients ...

Celtic Fiddle Festival to Perform at Frostburg’s Palace Theatre PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 08:26

CFF - Ben Costello - credit Set to perform a “perfect storm of the finest Celtic music your ears will ever encounter,” the Celtic Fiddle Festival quartet will showcase a fascinating juxtaposition of international and individual styles in a concert at Frostburg’s historic Palace Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m.

The group, which is touring the U.S., is made up of three fiddlers and an accompanying guitarist from various Celtic regions. The show is organized by Mountain City Traditional Arts, a program of Frostburg State University.

The Celtic Fiddle Festival released its first CD in 1993, beginning with two great friends and fiddlers – one Scottish, the other Irish. The fiddling duo earned much success after receiving a chance in New York City. From that point on, ...

Mountain City Traditional Arts to Host Scottish Folk Band North Sea Gas PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 08:10

North Sea Gas photoNorth Sea Gas, one of Scotland’s premier, award-winning folk bands, will perform at Mountain City Traditional Arts, 25 E. Main St. in Frostburg, on Friday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. The live entertainment is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $15.

Dave Gilfillan, Ronnie McDonald and Grant Simpson make up the band, featuring vocals, guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki, harmonica, whistles, bodhrans and banjo. The high-energy folk music is brought to life with three-part harmonies and down-to-earth humor. The musicians’ sounds and performances consist of traditional, contemporary and self-penned material put together in a style of their own.

North Sea Gas has released 19 albums and won and been nominated for many awards, including ...

FSU Celebrates Region’s Unique Culture and Resilience With Appalachian Festival PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Wednesday, 07 September 2016 09:02

Festival LogoFrostburg State University’s much-anticipated Appalachian Festival will return for its 11th year from Thursday, Sept. 15, toSaturday, Sept. 17. The free, family-friendly event brings together artists and craftspeople to celebrate all that makes the region unique – its history, culture, music, food and more – with performances, workshops, displays, discussions and activities.

The capstone of the festival is the concert on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Palace Theatre. Three masterful ensembles will be featured, including the Grammy-winning duo Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer; The Barefoot Movement, which has been lauded as one of the best young bluegrass groups in the business; and Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, a ...

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 September 2016 09:02
Swan Meadow School to Host Harvest Sale Fundraiser PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Liz Gilbert   
Wednesday, 07 September 2016 08:43

Swan Meadow School PTO’s 67th annual fundraiser, the Harvest Sale, will be Friday, September 16, at Pleasant Valley Community Center, south of Oakland, MD. This traditional celebration of the local harvest will begin when concession stands open at 5:00 p.m., the students sing at 6:25 p.m., and the auctioneer starts at 6:30 p.m. The PTO’s auction of farm produce, handmade items, and baked goods features items provided by families and students of Swan Meadow School, many of whom are Amish or Mennonite.

            Glazed doughnuts made the morning of the sale, as well as caramels, taffy, cookies, fudge, and cinnamon rolls, will go on sale at 5:00 p.m. Half and whole dozens of doughnuts and cinnamon rolls and gallons ...


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