ICL: Folk Music – Starts 7/18 (Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 p.m. for 3 weeks)

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Name: ICL: Folk Music – Starts 7/18 (Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 p.m. for 3 weeks)
Date: July 25, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
FOLK MUSIC  
In this series of classes we will discover the sometimes surprising history behind a number of folk songs – songs from England, Scotland and Ireland, and others from here at home. We will unmask the true nature of heroes glorified in ballads, the ancient Greek origins of the Frog Who Went A’Courting and the naughty beginnings of some old hymns.
 
We will learn how mountain settlers modified older songs from across the pond, and how make heads spin by swapping tunes and words. Folk songs will show us how to mourn, how to woo a lover, how to dispose of a disagreeable spouse (!), or how to make moonshine. Yes, we will sing (and play, if you want to bring an instrument) and even write a folk song ourselves. Come and enjoy!
 
David Vowell was classically trained as a singer and choral director at Stetson University in Deland, Florida. He fell in love with the folk music of the mountains upon moving to the Brasstown, North Carolina area in the fall of 2005 and began researching the fascinating stories behind traditional songs. David has taught folk music at Tri-County Community College in Murphy, NC, and regularly presents the Morning Song program of stories and songs at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown. 
Location:
ICL Classroom at Young Harris College.
 
Date/Time Information:
Starts 7/18 (Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 p.m. for 3 weeks)
Contact Information:
For more information please visit www.iclyhc.org for registration and detailed course information or call 706.379.5194 and leave a message or send an email to icl@yhc.edu.
Fees/Admission:
Course fee $16. (Requires ICL membership - $25 annually).
 
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