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Mountain Born: The Jean Ritchie Story is available on VHS home video from KET for $26.45, which includes shipping to anywhere in the continental U.S. (Kentucky residents, please add $1.50 state sales tax.) To order, contact:

KET Tape Duplication
600 Cooper Drive
Lexington, KY 40502-2296
(800) 945-9167

Related Videos from KET

Call, write, or e-mail us for information on any of the following KET productions:

  • Old Music for New Ears
    Jean Ritchie is among the performers who play and sing traditional Appalachian, Cajun, Native American, and African-American songs in this 22-part series for elementary and middle school students. Others include Odetta, the Doucet family, the Metro Blues Trio, Mike Seeger, Malcolm Dalglish, and Taj Mahal. A teacher’s guide is also available.

  • Dancing Threads: Community Dances from Africa to Zuni
    Four half-hour programs for elementary and middle school students explore traditional Appalachian, African-American, and Zuni community dances. Jean Ritchie is a guest commentator on the Appalachian “play-party” in two programs. A teacher’s guide is also available.

  • Settlement Schools of Appalachia
    This KET documentary recounts the origins of the Appalachian settlement schools and their evolving roles in their communities. Jean Ritchie is among the settlement school alumni interviewed.

  • Other videos related to Appalachian culture:

  • James Still’s River of Earth profiles the late dean of Appalachian letters, a former Kentucky Poet Laureate.
  • At the Forks of Troublesome visits the annual Appalachian Writers Workshop at the Hindman Settlement School.
  • From This Valley tours the Big Sandy River region (where Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia converge), which has produced a wealth of writers and musicians.
  • Voices of Memory explores the storytelling traditions of southcentral Kentucky, from Appalachian to African-American to Cherokee.

  • Introduction * Jean Ritchie * Timeline * Appalachian Music * Discography * Activities * Program Song List * Bibliography

    600 Cooper Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 (859) 258-7000 (800) 432-0951