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FSU Appalachian Festival Celebrates Region's Unique Culture PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 September 2015 17:04

Festival headerFrostburg State University’s much-anticipated Appalachian Festival will return for its 10th year from Thursday, Sept. 17, to Saturday, Sept. 19. 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.

This year focuses on “Appalachian Resilience,” featuring stories of the residents of Appalachia who use their ingenuity and expertise to overcome daunting challenges to create a strong sense of community and place.

Exploration of the topic will begin Thursday with the one-woman play, “Precious Memories,” at 7 p.m. at the Palace Theatre at 31 E. Main St. in Frostburg. The drama, by ...

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Traditional Irish Fiddler and Button Accordionist to Play at MCTA PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 August 2015 10:46

nathan and paddyButton accordionist Paddy O’Brien and fiddler Nathan Gourley will join for a night of unique Irish music on Friday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. at Mountain City Traditional Arts, 25 E. Main St., Frostburg. This performance is part of O’Brien and Gourley’s East Coast tour, celebrating the recent release of their collaborative album “Bright and Early.” The event is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $15.

O’Brien hails from the midlands of Ireland and is considered one of the most serious players and collectors of Irish traditional music. With more than 50 years as a musician, he has collected over 4,000 compositions and received numerous prestigious awards. In 1995, he embarked on a project to gather background information on 500 jigs and reels, resulting ...

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Frostburg Grows Summer Concert Series PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 17 July 2015 16:59

Pluckin’ strings and pickin’ produce go hand in hand at Frostburg State University’s Frostburg Grows Summer Concert Series.

The series ties American roots music with the roots that are sprouting at Frostburg Grows: Grow It Local greenhouse complex off of New Georges Creek Road SW (Md. 36) in Frostburg, just south of the Interstate 68 interchange and the Park and Ride lot.

“We’re celebrating local music and local food,” said Frostburg Grows project coordinator Corey Armstrong. More than 100 people attended the first concert on July 2.

The concert series continues July 24, featuring acoustic folk duo Herb & Hanson from Virginia. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with music promptly starting at 6 p.m.

Local favorites Grand Ole’ Ditch of Cumberland will ...

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Legends of Irish Traditional Music to Perform at Mountain City Traditional Arts PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 July 2015 12:41

Matt and JackieFiddler Matt Cranitch and accordionist Jackie Daly will return to Mountain City Traditional Arts, at 25 E. Main St. in Frostburg, to present the Sliabh Luachra tradition of instrumental Irish music on Thursday, July 23, at 7:30 p.m. This is event is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $15.

This unique music stems from northwest Cork and east Kerry and provides a very distinctive style of performing and a source of inspiration for both musicians. They have toured together many times, releasing their first CD, “The Living Stream,” in 2010, as well as touring the U.S. in 2011 during the Imagine Ireland tour.

Cranitch, a native of Ireland, is a well-known fiddler and teacher across the globe. He has won All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil titles, as well as The ...

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Frostburg Museum to Host Annual Membership Meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Liz Eshleman   
Monday, 15 June 2015 06:44

archaeology photo Frostburg MuseumArchaeologist Suzanne Trussell to Give Keynote Presentation

The Frostburg Museum proudly announces its Annual General Membership meeting on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 6:30 PM in the Museum.  Our event speaker will be professional archaeologist Suzanne Trussell, who will expertly highlight topics related to community-oriented historical research, preservation and exhibits. She will present new findings from archaeological excavations at an early 19th century farmstead in Mexico Farms, Allegany County, discuss renovations at the Fort Bedford Museum in Bedford, Pennsylvania, and explain some of the historical preservation laws affecting local buildings and cultural resources in the face of development.

Suzanne Trussell is a seasoned field archaeologist with a Master’s ...

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