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Sourwood Mountain Dulcimers/John Jacob Niles

Sourwood Mountain Dulcimers/John Jacob Niles

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Sourwood Mountain Dulcimers/John Jacob Niles

I.D. Stamper, a master dulcimer builder and player from Letcher County, Ky., and John McCutcheon, a young musician, play together, swap tunes, discuss musical traditions, and demonstrate the difference between hammered and mountain-style dulcimer. And, a portrait of John Jacob Niles, the adding machine repairman who came to eastern Kentucky in 1909 and became a much-noted "arranger, expander, collector, recorder, and performer" of traditional Appalachian ballads. The film shows Niles in concert, at home, at work arranging his music, and explaining the historical place of balladry in American music.
S1 E10 Length 56:40 Premiere: 3.10.11 Rating: TV-G

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Appalshop @ 40: Classics from the Collection

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This series features a variety of characters, topics, film styles, and production dates that taken together reflect both the place-specific nature and universality of Appalshop media work. A number of the individual films have been preserved and remastered as part of the work of the Appalshop Archive.

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I.D. Stamper, a master dulcimer builder and player from Letcher County, Ky., and John McCutcheon, a young musician, play together, swap tunes, discuss musical traditions, and demonstrate the difference between hammered and mountain-style dulcimer. And, a portrait of John Jacob Niles, the adding machine repairman who came to eastern Kentucky in 1909 and became a much-noted "arranger, expander, collector, recorder, and performer" of traditional Appalachian ballads. The film shows Niles in concert, at home, at work arranging his music, and explaining the historical place of balladry in American music.

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Season 1

Beyond Measure

S1 E11 Premiere Date 3.17.11

Sourwood Mountain Dulcimers/John Jacob Niles

S1 E10 Length 56:40 Premiere Date 3.10.11

Long Journey Home

S1 E7 Premiere Date 2.17.11

Strangers and Kin

S1 E6 Premiere Date 2.10.11

Hand Carved

S1 E4 Premiere Date 1.27.11

Coalmining Women/In Ya Blood

S1 E3 Premiere Date 1.20.11

Big Lever

S1 E2 Premiere Date 1.13.11

Sunnyside of Life

S1 E1 Premiere Date 1.6.11

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