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Folk Music Passings

Article written by on Sunday, Dec 06, 2009 in Passings,People

In recent days we have seen the loss of several folk music personages, each known for a different type of role. Bess Lomax Hawes, folklorist and musician, passed away on November 27th. Following in the footsteps of her father John Lomax and making giant footsteps of her own, she spent her life working to preserve folk music in different forms. Jack Cooke, of the Clinch Mountain Boys, died December 1st. In Ireland, the last of the Clancy Brothers, Liam Clancy, died December 4th.

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Holt and Goforth Contenders for 2010 Traditional Folk Grammy

Article written by on Thursday, Dec 03, 2009 in Awards,Reviews

The nominees for the 2010 Grammy Awards were announced Wednesday evening. One of the nominees for Best Traditional Folk Album is Cutting Loose, by David Holt and Josh Goforth. This compilation of comedy and music is a treat to listen to, with a surprise around every corner.

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