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Old Time Music Loses Legend Musician, Bill Birchfield

By Bradley A. Hanson, PhD, Director of Folklife – Bill Birchfield, founding member of the traditional Appalachian string band the Roan Mountain Hilltoppers and an exceptional, idiosyncratic musician on several string instruments, died this past Friday, May 15,th at age sixty-nine. Starting in the late 1970s,

Folklorists in the South Retreat

Folklorists in the South (FITS) 2015 Retreat – Open the Door: Crafting Creative Partnerships, will be held at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center on Seabrook Island, SC from June 5 – 7. The retreat is directed towards academic, public sector, freelance, community scholar and

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