Free “Song Catching” Seminar and Movie a Part of Riddlefest

Mark your calendars for June 30th, a special day to celebrate music with Riddlefest.  There will be a free seminar  that afternoon from 2 to 5 pm at the Yancey County Public Library called “Song Catching” . Master fiddler Josh Goforth will discuss and demonstrate through musical performance the early efforts of professional musicologists and amateur musicians to preserve the songs and ballads of this region. Followed by a free screening of a fictional movie about song catching in the southern Appalachian Mountains in the early 1900s. Rated PG-13. That evening from 7 to 9 pm at the Burnsville Town Center    The Griffith Chapel Singers and Ash Devine will open for headliners Laura Boosinger and Josh Goforth. Advance and credit card ticket sales through Cost for this concert is $20. Cash or check only at the door.

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Pictured above: The Griffith Chapel Singers, from left, Ray Williamson, Lenon Smith, Sam Maren, Pastor Travis Wynkoop, Ossie Parker, and Jim Plato