Appalachian Culture
FSU to Highlight Appalachian Resilience at Appalachian Festival Symposium PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 20:29

SiKahnFrostburg State University will host an afternoon symposium on “Appalachian Resilience” on Friday, Sept. 18, from noon to 8 p.m. on FSU’s Upper Quad as part of the annual Appalachian Festival. The symposium will provide the community with an opportunity to engage in productive and positive discussions about a regional economy in transition. As a part of it, the issues of energy, economy, labor, food security and sustainable agriculture will be examined. The symposium is free and open to the public.

Photo: Si Kahn, Songwriter and Community Organizer will perform at Festival Symposium

The symposium will be presented in two segments. The first will be “A Transitional Economy: Energy, Labor and Entrepreneurship in Appalachia.” The second will focus on ...

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Swan Meadow School's Harvest Sale Slated for Sept 18 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Liz Gilbert   
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 20:25

Swan Meadow School PTO’s 66th annual fundraiser, the Harvest Sale, will be Friday, September 18, 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 on the day of the sale, as well as caramels, taffy, cookies, fudge, and cinnamon rolls, will go on sale at 5:00 p.m. ...

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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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