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Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies

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147 Bailey St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States

Second floor of Renfro Library.

September 2019

The Folk Lore of Appalachian Ballads

September 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies, 147 Bailey St
Mars Hill, NC 28754 United States
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Saro Lynch-Thomason (L), Illustration of "Thomas the Rhymer" by Scottish Artist Katharine Cameron (1874 – 1965) (R) In this presentation, Ms. Lynch-Thomason will explore the folklore embedded in several Appalachian ballads. The story-songs brought to Appalachia by Scottish, Iris h, and English colonizers in the 18th and 19th centuries have much to reveal about historic beliefs and traditions from the North Atlantic region. Ms. Lynch-Thomason will sing several ballads and discuss what they can tell modern listeners about animal lore,…

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