A Great American Tapestry: The Many Strands of Mountain Music

The World Premiere of our latest film on the rich cultural history of mountain music including the ballad singers from Scotland and Ulster, the African-American string band players, and Cherokee musicians and dancers.  A discussion with the filmmaker and principal film participants follows the film screening. Music starts the evening off in Flat Rock. Register now before this program is sold out!

The film features the leading luminaries of the ballad tradition including balladeer extraordinaires Sheila Kay Adams, Joe Penland and Bobby McMillon as well as Grammy Award winning founders of the world renowned black string band, the Carolina Chocolate Drops including Rhiannon Giddens, members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee, David Holt, and musicologists and historians who tell the story of the great melting pot that became Appalachian music. In addition to a film screening, several musicians participating in the film will perform at the start of each program.  A brief discussion with the filmmaker and participants follows the screenings.

Tickets are non-refundable. This is a ticket-less event.  Your name will be at the reservations table at the door at the time of the event.

Event Details

Location White Horse Black Mountain
Black Mountain, NC
Cost Ticketed/Admission Charged
$10.00 & $15.00
Music Styles Ballad Singing
Cherokee Music and Dance
Event Type Concert / Performance, Workshop / Class / Demonstration
  • ✔ Can Accommodate Groups
  • ✔ Family Friendly
  • ✔ Food Service
  • ✔ Handicapped Accessible

Contact Info

Phone (828) 692-8062

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