TAUNY's North Country Folk Instrument Project [S-18-48]

Presenter: Camilla Ammirati
Location: TAUNY
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Tue 1:00 PM 03/13

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at TAUNY’s 2017-2018 research project and exhibit on the making and keeping of folk instruments in the North Country (exhibit on display February-October 2018). Fiddles, guitars, dulcimers, der-ders and other instruments reveal the many ways people connect to North Country traditions, whether it be through crafting, playing, or holding onto an instrument that has come down through a family. Learn about these instruments and their stories through discussion, field recording and video samples, and a live demonstration of selected instruments.

Camilla Ammirati is the Director of Research and Programs at TAUNY (Traditional Arts of Upstate New York) and the lead researcher on the North Country Folk Instruments project. Camilla has been working on this project since 2014. She herself is a clawhammer banjo player and singer with local groups, and plays as well with bluegrass, oldtime, and folk music communities in Boston, MA and Charlottesville, VA.

NOTE: View this SOAR class web page for suggested links.

Cap: 30.

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