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Legends of Irish Traditional Music to Perform at Mountain City Traditional Arts PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
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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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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Mountain Maryland Artists to Participate in Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Maryland State Arts Council   
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 08:01

MDTradThe Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival is a celebration of traditional arts, music, crafts, and foods that epitomize Maryland as a distinct and dynamic cultural place. A kaleidoscope of cultural activities – from the longstanding local practices of screen painting and boat building to the global traditions taking root statewide like Korean drumming and Salsa dancing – will be on display throughout this free, daylong celebration.

"Folklife is the stuff of oral tradition – the stuff we learn from each other, across generations, that links our past, present, and future. The Festival is an inspiring reminder that extraordinary art and cultural traditions are found right here at home," said Cliff Murphy, Ph.D., ...

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Cumberland to Celebrate 47th Heritage Days PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Becky McClarran   
Saturday, 06 June 2015 15:38

Redcoats In a city loaded with history beginning long before the American Revolution, creating a festival to celebrate its heritage was a logical step in 1968. Now 47 years later, Cumberland's official summer street festival, Heritage Days is still going strong. The festival offers something for everyone from children to history buffs to arts and crafts collectors and to those who love festival food. Always the second full weekend in June, this year's Heritage Days is Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14. The festival is located on historic Washington Street, known for its magnificent Victorian homes and Downtown Cumberland.

History buffs will enjoy visiting the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, located on the site of the original Fort Cumberland and the festival's base for ...

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