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Aired: February 22, 2003

The Master Craftsman’s Apprentice

If musician Mike Seeger (William & Mary) were to give a quick lineage of Southern folk, it might go something like this: Scots-Irish settlers begat old-time mountain music, which begat bluegrass, which… More»

Aired: July 20, 2002

Fiddling in Southwest Virginia

The mountains of southwest Virginia are rich with music and musicians. Coeburn-native Ralph Stanley is the current media darling, but others from these parts, including The Carter Family and Doc… More»

Aired: March 30, 2002

Fiddling in Southwest Virginia

The mountains of southwest Virginia are rich with music and musicians. Coeburn-native Ralph Stanley is the current media darling, but others from these parts, including The Carter Family and Doc… More»

Aired: December 16, 2000

Mountain Ballads

They followed a circuitous route in their 150-year travels from places with such names as Dumfries and Ayr to other locales called Donegal and Tyrone. Finally, they settled in a… More»

Aired: January 24, 1999

String Bands in Virginia – Then and Now

While Kentucky may have helped in naming the music, Virginia played a central role in the development and spread of “bluegrass.” History professor-cum bluegrass disc jockey Kinney Rorrer (Danville Community College) takes… More»