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Roots Music Goes Irish PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara RogersThomas   
Thursday, 02 October 2008 21:19

 

The Hedge Band to Perform in Frostburg

 

On Saturday, October 11, 2008 four pre-eminent Baltimore-based Irish traditional musicians will perform at Frostburg's Historic Palace Theatre. Billing themselves as The Hedge Band acclaimed musicians Billy McComiskey, Donna Long, Laura Byrne Egan, and Pat Egan bring the spirit of Ireland to our own backyard.


The concert is the latest installment of the Allegany Arts Council's successful Roots Music Series, which pairs together performances with instrument workshops in an effort to bolster Mountain Maryland's own traditional music scene.

 

Mountain Maryland's handful of Irish Traditional musicians hope that the evening will recapture some of the magic they witnessed on a recent trip to Baltimore where a ...

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2009 11:27
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Photo Festival Tour PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Davis   
Saturday, 27 September 2008 23:32

 

 

Hello to all of you Appalachian folks!

 

In case you had the misfortune to miss the 3rd Annual [2008] FSU Appalachian Festival festivities that took place last Saturday up on the bucolic campus of the Bobcats (sorry, Susan, no catamounts here in western Maryland), you can at least get a second chance by checking out some photos of the good-times had by the ethusiastic crowd that thronged the quad on that nippy morn that morphed to toasty afternoon. Hope you enjoy.


The Appalachian Festival, brought to you by our neighbors at FSU, headed up by the Prof of the Folklife and Sociology Department, Kara Rogers Thomas.

 

 

 

 

 

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Symposium on Appalachian Environment PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara RogersThomas   
Sunday, 31 August 2008 13:16
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FSU Appalachian Festival Hosts Symposium on Appalachian Environment

 

The region’s Natural Environment takes center stage at the Frostburg State University Appalachian Festival, Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20, 2008.
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Flatpicking Legends Come to Cumberland PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara RogersThomas   
Wednesday, 22 October 2008 13:44

jmp204.jpgFlatpicking virtuosos Robin Kessinger and Robert Shafer will perform at the Allegany Arts Council Performance Center, Friday, October 24, 2008 at 7:30. For those who have not had a chance to check out the new space at 9 North Center Street in Cumberland, this show provides the perfect excuse for a tour. Two of West Virginia's finest musicians, Kessinger and Shafer have created strong followings of traditional music fans on the national level. Between them, they have won multiple Winfield National Guitar Championships. Musicians wishing to glean something from the masters can schedule lessons by calling 301-268-6401.

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FSU Appalachian Festival Returns PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara RogersThomas   
Saturday, 30 August 2008 16:19

 

 

FSU Appalachian Festival Returns to Frostburg 

 

On Friday and Saturday, September 19 and 20, 2008 Frostburg State University and the city of Frostburg will host a celebration of regionalism.

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