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  • Mountain City Traditional Arts to Present an Evening of Swedish Music | The Appalachian Independent
    The event is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of 15 I evins is known for playing both Scandinavian and English country music on the five string fiddle and nyckelharpa Her talent and passion for playing in the Uppland traditional style earned her a bronze Zorn Badge a prestigious Swedish award Larson is both a performer and a teacher She has been playing Swedish traditional music for 20 years and has been teaching violin for 15 years Many of her teaching methods have been inspired by Swedish musicians such as the workshop series she developed that is devoted to the importance of practicing The two musicians have been playing Swedish style fiddle together for about 10 years Levins and Larson studied abroad in Sweden at the Eric Sahlström Institute where they studied music The vast majority of their music was made in the central regions of Sweden but there are some pieces that were inspired by the Norwegian and Danish traditions as well They want to bring the slängpolska tradition to the United States Mountain City Traditional Arts is an FSU program that is dedicated to the education sales documentation and perpetuation of the traditional arts in the mountain region This program is also supported by FrostburgFirst the Allegany Arts Council and the Maryland Traditional Program of the State Arts Council For more information about Ievins and Larson visit http www lydia andrea com For more information about traditional music at FSU contact Mountain City Traditional Arts at This e mail address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 301 687 8040 FSU is committed to making all of its programs services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office call 301 687

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  • Appalachian Culture | The Appalachian Independent
    neighborhood and he made a special request of the Mayor and Council to walk through his neighborhood with him to explain their choice Mayor Grim did walk through the neighborhood with Mr Gordon yesterday Ms Diana White gave an impassioned Read more Evergreen Heritage Center to Hold Open House Appalachian Culture Appalachian Culture Written by Elaine Raesly Friday 09 October 2015 14 45 The Evergreen Heritage Center in Mount Savage will hold an Open House on Sunday October 18 from 1 4pm The historic mansion and barn will be open for guided tours In addition we will feature fall nature hikes with a naturalist for families at 1 30 and adults at 2 30pm For more information please see www evergreenheritagecenter org or call 301 687 0664 Cumberland s Rich Marbles Tradition Recognized by Maryland Traditions Program Appalachian Culture Appalachian Culture Written by Maryland Traditions Wednesday 30 September 2015 13 03 Ceremony and concert link Marylanders to living cultural traditions BALTIMORE September 24 2015 Maryland Traditions the Folklife Program of the Maryland State Arts Council today announced the ALTA Achievement in Living Traditions and Arts Award recipients for 2015 The ALTA recognizes outstanding stewards of living traditions in Maryland Three recipients will be feted at a December 5 2015 awards ceremony and concert at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center on the Montgomery College Takoma Park Silver Spring campus ALTA awards are given annually to an individual or group a place and a tradition that embody and help to safeguard Maryland s living cultural heritage The 2015 Read more Cumberland s Development Plan Another Personal Perspective Appalachian Culture Appalachian Culture Written by Lynn Bowman Monday 28 September 2015 14 27 Editor s Note Lynn Bowman Associate Professor of English and Speech at Allegany College of Maryland sat down with lifelong

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  • Appalachian Culture | The Appalachian Independent
    from Virginia Gates open at 5 30 p m with music promptly starting at 6 p m Local favorites Grand Ole Ditch of Cumberland will Read more Legends of Irish Traditional Music to Perform at Mountain City Traditional Arts Appalachian Culture Appalachian Culture Written by FSU News and Media Services Wednesday 08 July 2015 12 41 Fiddler Matt Cranitch and accordionist Jackie Daly will return to Mountain City Traditional Arts at 25 E Main St in Frostburg to present the Sliabh Luachra tradition of instrumental Irish music on Thursday July 23 at 7 30 p m This is event is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of 15 This unique music stems from northwest Cork and east Kerry and provides a very distinctive style of performing and a source of inspiration for both musicians They have toured together many times releasing their first CD The Living Stream in 2010 as well as touring the U S in 2011 during the Imagine Ireland tour Cranitch a native of Ireland is a well known fiddler and teacher across the globe He has won All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil titles as well as The Read more Frostburg Museum to Host Annual Membership Meeting Appalachian Culture Appalachian Culture Written by Liz Eshleman Monday 15 June 2015 06 44 Archaeologist Suzanne Trussell to Give Keynote Presentation The Frostburg Museum proudly announces its Annual General Membership meeting on Thursday June 25 2015 at 6 30 PM in the Museum Our event speaker will be professional archaeologist Suzanne Trussell who will expertly highlight topics related to community oriented historical research preservation and exhibits She will present new findings from archaeological excavations at an early 19th century farmstead in Mexico Farms Allegany County discuss renovations at the Fort Bedford Museum in Bedford Pennsylvania and explain

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php/appalachian-culture?start=18 (2016-04-30)
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  • Appalachian Culture | The Appalachian Independent
    Perform at Mountain City Traditional Arts Appalachian Culture Appalachian Culture Written by FSU News and Media Services Sunday 05 April 2015 18 31 West Virginia music sensation Todd Burge will bring his unique style and humor to Western Maryland with a concert on Friday April 17 at 7 30 p m at Mountain City Traditional Arts 25 E Main St Frostburg This event is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of 15 Burge has become known as one of West Virginia s most intriguing singer songwriters with songs inspired by life experiences and expressed with humor His music style varies widely from folk to alternative rock but maintains a distinctive Burge flair He has performed on a variety of stages including New York City s CBGB club the Country Music Hall of Fame the Kennedy Center and hundreds of other venues He has been featured on NPR s Mountain Stage where host Larry Groce called Read more Frostburg Museum Association to Host Annual Spring Dinner Appalachian Culture Appalachian Culture Written by Liz Eshleman Tuesday 31 March 2015 07 37 The Frostburg Museum Association will host its annual Spring Dinner on Thursday April 23 2015 The public is welcome to attend and enjoy the dinner and speaker Mr Richard Lewis retired park and forest ranger will present Bomber Down the story of the B52 bomber crash and rescue operations that occurred in Garrett County in January 1964 The event will be at St Paul s Lutheran Church Main St Frostburg beginning at 6 00 p m Dinner will be catered by the Princess Restaurant For more information or to make reservations please contact the Frostburg Museum at 301 689 1195 or at This e mail address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php/appalachian-culture?start=27 (2016-04-30)
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  • Appalachian Culture | The Appalachian Independent
    Association believe that an awareness of public opinion on the issue will be beneficial to State and local government officials and county Last Updated on Tuesday 03 March 2015 09 23 Read more Feldstein s regional work recognized by ARC and FSU Appalachian Culture Appalachian Culture Written by Mountain City Traditional Arts Wednesday 18 February 2015 08 25 Acting on behalf of the Appalachian Regional Commission ARC several students and recent graduates and faculty members from Frostburg State University recently presented former Maryland ARC Program Manager Albert Feldstein with a formal designation as an Appalachian Teaching Fellow The designation recognizes Feldstein s and ARC s partnership with the university over the years specific to the ARC Governors Internship Program the Mountain City Traditional Arts Center and the Appalachian Teaching Project an ARC region wide effort that FSU participates in along with colleges and universities from all 13 ARC states The presentation took place during one of the Winter Farmers Markets held at the Mountain City Traditional Arts Center The Center is located on Read more Irish Fiddle Concertina and Dance at Mountain City Traditional Arts Appalachian Culture Appalachian Culture Written by FSU News and Media Services Tuesday 10 February 2015 08 32 Award winning concertina player dancer and songwriter Caitl í n Nic Gabhann will collaborate with renowned fiddler and documentary filmmaker Ciar á n O Maonaigh for a night of traditional Irish music and dance on Feb 26 at 7 p m at Mountain City Traditional Arts 25 E Main St Frostburg This is event is open to the public with a suggested donation of 15 Both highly talented musicians in their own right Nic Gabhann and O Maonaigh have quickly become a well known duet inspiring a spirit and fire Read more Mountain Canvases Exhibition Reception Workshop Appalachian

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php/appalachian-culture?start=36 (2016-04-30)
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  • Appalachian Culture | The Appalachian Independent
    successful projects in Ohio New York and Pennsylvania students and members of the Savage River Watershed Association believe that an awareness of public opinion on the issue will be beneficial to State and local government officials and county planners as the region continues to debate the role of gas development in the State Two FSU classes will work on this project throughout the academic year in Fall 2014 Folklore in Appalachia and Spring 2015 Sociology of the Environment Both courses are taught by Associate Professor Dr Kara Rogers Thomas of FSU s Sociology Department Students will be trained to listen record and respect a full range of opinions and attitudes while avoiding imposing an agenda or opinion based approach to the topic Students are currently scheduling community listening days in Frostburg Mt Savage Finzel Lonaconing Westernport and Grantsville and are encouraging area residents to stop by a share their opinions Working in teams students will also be doing a limited amount of door to door interviews in some areas A full listing of community listening events and selected neighborhoods will be available on the Project s Blog http fsumslp blogspot com and updated regularly Research results will also be shared on the Blog with a full report of the findings made available in May 2015 Plans are also underway to host a public event sharing the findings in late Spring The project is one of a number of experiential learning projects in the Appalachian region supported by the Appalachian Regional Commission s Teaching Project administered through East Tennessee State University In December FSU students will join participants from more than fifteen regional institutions to share their work with ARC representatives In March students will travel to Johnson City Tennessee to present a summary of their findings at the annual meeting of the Appalachian Studies Association If your organization is interested in hosting a listening event or if you are interested in learning more about Read more State City and FSU Celebrate Community of Brownsville With Dedication Ceremony Appalachian Culture Appalachian Culture Written by FSU News and Media Services Tuesday 07 October 2014 11 45 To pay homage to an important piece of Frostburg s history the state of Maryland and the city of Frostburg proclaimed Saturday Oct 11 2014 as a day to honor Brownsville the African American community that existed where FSU now stands FSU will host a dedication ceremony in recognition of Brownsville on Oct 11 at 1 p m on the Upper Quad of the FSU campus The event is free and open to the p ublic Determined to give the African American children of Frostburg an education Tamar Brown a woman who was freed from slavery after the Civil War purchased a lot in 1866 and had a one room schoolhouse built on it The school which came to be known as Lincoln School served as a magnet for the African American families of Frostburg and the community that grew around it Read more Queen City

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  • Appalachian Culture | The Appalachian Independent
    film is an interesting departure from the rest of the videos produced Yi Ling Tseng a student from Taiwan spent a year attending Frostburg State University While here she became involved in FSU s Frostburg Grows Project because it reminded her of projects she d been involved with in Taiwan at her home institution This film shows the similarities demonstrating the Read more Savage River Farm CSA Student Documentary Series Appalachian Culture Appalachian Culture Written by Kara Rogers Thomas Sunday 20 July 2014 11 58 Editor s Note This video marks the second in our Sustainable Foodways Series The series was completed by Frostburg State University students enrolled in Folklore in Appalachia in Fall 2013 and Sociology of the Environment in Spring 2014 as part of their participation in the Appalachian Regional Commission s Teaching Project administered by East Tennessee State University This film documents Savage River Farm an organic farm and CSA operated by Ben and Hana Yoder It was produced by Megan Carr a Frostburg State University student enrolled in both courses who provided the write up below Savage River Farm One of our biggest goals is to provide good high quality food to anyone and everyone and especially our neighbors and our immediate Read more FSU Students Document Regional Agriculture and Foodways Appalachian Culture Appalachian Culture Written by Kara Rogers Thomas Thursday 03 July 2014 07 49 FSU Students Produce Short Documentaries on Local Foodways Editor s Note This video marks the first in our Sustainable Foodways Series This film documenting Backbone Food Farm an organic farm and CSA operated by Max and Katharine Dubansky was produced by Mitch Houck a Frostburg State University student enrolled in Sociology of the Environment in Spring 2014 Lloyd Kerr a student enrolled in Folklore in Appalachia also visited the farm

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  • Appalachian Culture | The Appalachian Independent
    craftsmanship throughout Western Maryland and the entire state Dr Kara Rogers Thomas an associate professor Read more Cove Point Protests Go Statewide Appalachian Culture Appalachian Culture Written by Chesapeake Climate Action Network Monday 17 March 2014 09 27 Six Marylanders Arrested at Calvert County Courthouse Over Fracked Gas Export Plan Peaceful sit in led by local retired nurse and southern MD students comes less than 24 hours after federal regulators release apparent rubber stamp review timeline Protesters cite revelations over Dominion s plan to build a giant vapor cloud containment wall as latest cause for a full federal environmental impact statement PRINCE FREDERICK Following on the heels of recent protests in Cumberland and Frederick six Maryland residents were peacefully arrested this morning outside the Calvert County courthouse in Prince Frederick protesting Virginia based Dominion Resources plan to build a liquefied natural gas export facility at Cove Point in nearby Lusby The protesters led by a retired Read more Western MDers Arrested at Cumberland Courthouse in Protest of Cove Point Fracked Gas Export Plan Appalachian Culture Appalachian Culture Written by Chesapeake Climate Action Network Thursday 27 February 2014 19 52 Local minister joins western MD students and resident for peaceful sit in demanding a full federal Environmental Impact Statement for 3 8 billion project that could fast track fracking CUMBERLAND A local Unitarian minister and three western Maryland residents were arrested just before noon today outside the Allegany County Courthouse in Cumberland for peacefully protesting Virginia based Dominion Resources plan to build a liquefied natural gas export facility at Cove Point in southern Maryland The protesters blocked the courthouse entrance to demand justice in the controversial federal handling of the massive 3 8 billion project which would take nearly a billion cubic feet of gas per day from fracking wells across

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