Schedule

Online events scheduled for 2020!

All events will take place online. Tickets are free,  but must be reserved as space is limited.

Friday October 2, 2020: 7-9 pm: Banjo Circle. Click here for tickets.

Saturday October 3, 2020: 2-5 pm: Ballad Swap. Click here for tickets.

Monday October 5, 2020, 7-9 pm: Fiddle Circle. Click here for tickets.

The Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies is a proud site on the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina.

Don’t forget to check out MHU’s Homecoming events too, Oct. 2-3!


Banjo Circle in honor of the 2020 Lunsford Festival

Join us for an evening of solo banjo tunes. You’ll get to hear the instrument played on its own and you’ll also have a chance to hear these musicians talk about their distinct playing styles, how they learned, and from whom they learned.

The event will include a Q&A for folks watching on Zoom.

To learn more about the musicians, click here.

 


Ballad Swap in honor of the 2020 Lunsford FestivalWhen English musicologist Cecil Sharp visited Madison County in 1916, he found so much music that he wrote that he’d discovered a “nest of singing birds.” He collected songs from 29 Madison County singers on his trip and some of the descendants of those singers are still proudly carrying on the tradition.  This afternoon, you’ll hear 7th and 8th generation ballad singers as they breathe life into centuries-old songs of lost love, false knights, talking parrots, and some very big rams.

If time allows, the event will include a Q&A for folks watching on Zoom. To learn more about the ballad singers, click here.

 


Join us for an evening of solo fiddle tunes. You’ll get to hear the instrument played on its own and you’ll also have a chance to hear these musicians talk about their distinct playing styles, how they learned, and from whom they learned.

The event will include a Q&A for folks watching on Zoom.

To learn more about the musicians, click here.