Appalachian Culture
MCTA to Present Folk Singer Aoife Scott in Next Celtic Music Series Concert PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Monday, 18 September 2017 06:52

ASFrostburg State University’s Mountain City Traditional Arts will continue its Celtic Music Series with a performance by Dublin-based folk singer Aoife Scott on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 3 p.m. at 25 E. Main St. in Frostburg. The live entertainment is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $15.

A product of two of Ireland's most treasured singers, Frances Black and Mary Black, Scott carries on the family tradition with a sublime voice that is fragile and ethereal one minute and strong and vibrant the next. She has become an up-and-coming force on the Irish folk and traditional scene, and her evocative singing was featured on the Independent Film and Television Alliance award-winning TV series, “1916 Seachtar na Casca.”

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FSU Celebrates Region’s Unique Culture and Resilience With Appalachian Festival PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Saturday, 02 September 2017 07:56

Festival headerFrostburg State University’s much-anticipated Appalachian Festival will return for its 12th year from Thursday, Sept. 14, to Saturday, Sept. 16. The free, family-friendly event brings together artists and craftspeople to celebrate all that makes the region unique – its history, culture, music, food and more – with performances, workshops, displays, discussions and activities.

The capstone of the festival is the concert, “An Evening of Appalachian Music – Old-Time, Blues and Bluegrass,” on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre at 31 E. Main St. in Frostburg. Three masterful ensembles will be featured, including Back Porch Blues, an all-star, down-home acoustic trio consisting of the incredible guitar and vocal work of Eleanor ...

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MCTA to Kick Off First Celtic Music Series With Bua PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 August 2017 19:45

BUAFrostburg State University’s Mountain City Traditional Arts will present its first Celtic Music Series this fall, starting Sunday, Sept. 10, at 4:30 p.m. with the powerful ensemble Bua. All three events in the series will take place at 25 E. Main St. in Frostburg. The live entertainment is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $15.

Bua stands out among modern bands in the genre. An established group based in Chicago, Bua evokes the good times that are the core of Irish traditional music – precise, intense and straightforward. In their 2011 release, “Down the Green Fields,” the musicians explore the forgotten sounds from the heyday of Irish music in the City of Big Shoulders with a blend of enchantingly stark song arrangements and ...

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Cumberland Needs Your Vote! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Becky McClarran   
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 07:49

CumberlandCumberland, Md. has been selected by our team here at Blue Ridge Outdoors to be a contender in our annual Top Adventure Towns contest on blueridgeoutdoors.com

Vote, vote, vote! - http://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/top-towns/. The voting starts today (August 7 and runs through September 11, and winners will be highlighted both online and in the November issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors. Get the word out - share, vote and let's show our hometown pride!

 
Irish Music Trio to Perform at MCTA Sunday, July 23 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara Rogers Thomas   
Monday, 17 July 2017 15:56

Lost ContinentFrostburg’s Mountain City Traditional Arts will present an Irish Music Trio, “Music from the Lost Continent and Other Small Land Masses,” featuring Jesse Smith, Sean Gavin and John Blake, on Sunday, July 23 at 3 PM. A donation of $15 is kindly suggested.

Touring to support their recently released CD, this trio of musicians brings a sensibility and sensitivity to their music that is second to none. Steeped in traditional Irish music,  Jesse Smith and Sean Gavin are American born from traditional music royalty, and John Blake is a talented multi-instrumentalist from a London-Irish background. While Jesse and John both make their home in Ireland currently, the group’s powerful performance demonstrates how traditional Irish music connects far-flung ...

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