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American Folk Music

Appalachian music is the music of the region of Appalachia in the Eastern United States. Traditional Appalachian music is derived from various influences, including the balladshymns and fiddle music of the British Isles (particularly Scotland), the African music and blues of early African Americans, and to a lesser extent the music of Continental Europe.First recorded in the 1920s, Appalachian musicians were a key influence on the early development of old-time musiccountry musicbluegrass, and rock n' roll, and were an important part of the American folk music revival of the 1960s. Instruments typically used to perform Appalachian music include the banjoAmerican fiddlefretted dulcimer, and later the guitar.

Teaching Artists


Eden Macadam-Somer

fiddle, voice


Leela Grace

guitar, voice

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