The traditional music and song of the Pennsylvania mountains have played a significant role in the history of the Commonwealth-as oral history and as a tool for education and socialization. Drawing on almost 40 years of
performing folk music, Bruce Young will present an interactive program of traditional and period music on fiddle, banjo, guitar and dulcimer. Some of the presented material will be drawn from the published works of Henry Shoemaker, a past president of the Pennsylvania Folklore Society. Shoemaker's music evokes a sense of life in 19th century Pennsylvanian lumber camps and mining towns, giving audiences an additional glimpse into that time and place. Audience members will be encouraged to join in on choruses.
This presentation is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, supported in part by federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds administered by the office of Commonwealth Libraries.