Play of a Fiddle: Traditional Music, Dance and Folklore in West Virginia (Hardback)Gerald Milnes (author)
Hardback Published: 30/04/1999
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Shedding new light on a region that maintains ties to the cultural identities of its earliest European and African inhabitants, Gerald Milnes shows how folk music in West Virginia borrowed rhythmic, melodic, and vocal forms from the Celtic, Anglo, Germanic, and African traditions. These elements have come together to create a body of music tied more to place and circumstance than to ethnicity. Milnes explores the legacies of the state's best-known performers and musical families. He discusses religious music, balladeering, the influence of black musicians and styles, dancing, banjo and dulcimer traditions, and the importance of old-time music as a cultural pillar of West Virginia life.
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Weight: 576 g
Dimensions: 230 x 161 x 28 mm
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