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October 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 10:30 pmFree
There’s something for everyone at the Folklore Society of Greater Washington’s Online Getaway!
Imagine a party with some of the finest singers from the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia, and the farthest parts of the globe—that’s the Getaway!
Scheduled for the long Columbus Day weekend (Friday, October 8 through Monday, October 11), the Getaway will feature a plethora of song circles, folk song styles, singers, instruction, concerts, storytelling and much, much more. The schedule includes a ballad track, an Irish track, a Scottish track, a storytelling track and children’s programming. There will be instructional sessions on singing, instrumental accompaniment, Slide Guitar Basics, and “What Makes It the Blues.”
Presentations will highlight contemporary issues such as the lives of LGBT people in Appalachia, and historical topics such as the Civil War, the multicultural roots of Sea Chanties, the life of singer Emma Dusenbery, and the roots of the Blues. There will also be “how-to” sessions that include doing online research using Library of Congress collections, and getting the most out of Zoom.
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