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Bascom Lamar Lunsford Festival October 3

Article written by on Thursday, Sep 24, 2009 in Festivals

The 42nd annual Bascom Lamar Lunsford “Minstrel of Appalachia” Festival will be held Saturday, October 3, at Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, North Carolina. If you are not familiar with the work of this song collector, musician and founder of numerous folk festivals, you might wish to take a look at the compilation put on YouTube a few years ago as part of the college’s 150th anniversary celebration.

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Searching for Bascom Lamar Lunsford and Other Tales on Hoobellatoo

Article written by on Monday, Nov 14, 2005 in On The Web

‘On the Trail of Bascom Lamar Lunsford’ is the story of Chris King’s journey to find the history of the Appalachian song collector and performer who also founded the ‘Mountain Dance and Folk Festival’ the first folk music festival in the United States.

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