Swannanoa http://wunc.org en The Crankie Comes To NC: What It Is And Why People Freak Out When They See One http://wunc.org/post/crankie-comes-nc-what-it-and-why-people-freak-out-when-they-see-one <p>When traditional Appalachian musician <a href="http://www.annaandelizabeth.com/">Anna Roberts-Gevalt</a> first showed ballad singer <a href="http://www.annaandelizabeth.com/">Elizabeth LaPrelle</a> a crankie, Elizabeth was speechless.</p><p>“I really freaked out,” LaPrelle said. She was astounded not only because she had never seen one before, but also because it was such a powerful tool for storytelling. Fri, 24 May 2013 11:48:33 +0000 Laura Candler 15871 at http://wunc.org The Crankie Comes To NC: What It Is And Why People Freak Out When They See One Thistle And Shamrock: Sheila Kay Adams - 7th Generation Ballad Singer From North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/thistle-and-shamrock-sheila-kay-adams-7th-generation-ballad-singer-north-carolina For seven generations her family has passed down English, Scottish and Irish ballads that crossed the Atlantic with their ancestors in the 1700s. Join Fiona and an intimate audience at the Swannanoa Gathering's Traditional Song Week to enjoy Appalachian ballads and stories of a unique singer, author, tradition bearer and cultural treasure: Sheila Kay Adams. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2013 NPR. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:03:00 +0000 editor 10386 at http://wunc.org Thistle And Shamrock: Sheila Kay Adams - 7th Generation Ballad Singer From North Carolina The Swannanoa Gathering http://wunc.org/post/swannanoa-gathering <p></p><p>In 1991, the campus of Warren Wilson College outside Asheville, North Carolina hosted the first <a href="http://www.swangathering.com">Swannanoa Gathering</a>. From dulcimer workshops to Celtic music traditions, the multi-week, summer intensive featured instruction on just about all aspects of folk art. The first Gathering drew just under a hundred people. Now more than 1,000 flock to Warren Wilson College annually to participate in the program. Jim Magill, director of The Swannanoa Gathering, joins host Frank Stasio to talk about how the small folk culture series grew into a state tradition that draws iconic artists like Janis Ian, Tom Paxton and Patty Larkin to the mountains of North Carolina. Fri, 05 Aug 2011 17:28:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Lindsay Foster Thomas 8112 at http://wunc.org The Swannanoa Gathering