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Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

If you ask Dolly Parton, she’ll tell you that the music she and her Nashville colleagues make has its roots in Celtic music. That’s why she wrote the forward to Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr’s new book, Wayfaring Strangers. It tells the stories of the Scottish troubadours who crossed the sea and began making music in Appalachia which gave rise to bluegrass and country.

Guests:
Fiona Ritchie - 
founder, producer and host of NPR’s The Thistle & Shamrock, co-author of WAYFARING STRANGERS: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia
Doug Orr -  president emeritus of Warren Wilson College and founder of the Swannanoa Gathering music workshops, co-author of WAYFARING STRANGERS: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia

Live music during the show by the group Little Windows-- Julee Glaub Weems and Mark Weems.

  • Events: There will be a lunch at Byron’s South End, Friday Nov 14th at NOON that will include lunch, music, Q and A and a book signing. Information here.
  • And there will be a “Gathering” Nov 14, 7:30pm at the Great Aunt Stella Center, with a talk and book signing. Info: info@charlottemuseum.org  or 704-568-1774