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Traditional Songs of Appalachia with Elizabeth LaPrelle
March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elizabeth LaPrelle will share stories about some of her Appalachian music mentors and discuss her process of setting traditional songs in her own style and voice.
This cultural session, generously sponsored by the West Virginia Humanities Council, is accessible via Facebook Live on the Augusta Heritage Center Facebook page at the time of the event. For a “front-row” Zoom seat, email us at email@example.com for a link.
Elizabeth LaPrelle of Cedar Springs, Virginia, is a singer and banjo-player. She began winning prizes for her singing at a young age and has dedicated research, passion, and a powerful voice to the ancient art of Appalachian ballad-singing.a
She learned from field-recordings, books, family, friends, and tradition-bearers like Sheila Kay Adams and Ginny Hawker. At the College of William and Mary, she graduated with a self-designed major in “Southern Appalachian Traditional Performance”.