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Cecil Sharp, NOTED SONGCATCHER, PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT at BRAHM (Blowing Rock Art and History Museum)

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Date(s) - 12/01/2017 - 01/31/2018
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Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

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Cecil and Maude Sharp in the Laurel Valley

This is your chance to view the hundred-year-old photographs of Cecil Sharp, noted songcatcher. He came to the Southern Mountains over one hundred years ago searching for the English ballads that had were no longer widely sung in England but were still vibrant and lively in the Southern mountains. You can see the photographs he took at BRAHM (Blowing Rock Art and History Museum) now through January 31st, 2018This is a must see exhibit. Want to learn more about this ancient singing style? 

Join Laurin Penland on her exploration of ballad singing in Madison County.

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