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Mtn. Talk Monday: Cowan Creek Mountain Music School

Mtn. Talk Monday: Cowan Creek Mountain Music School

Get a insider’s look at the Cowan Creek Mountain Music School. It’s a small but close-knit group that gathers here each year—some of the country’s finest old-time musicians, and students of all ages and levels – to celebrate our rich mountain heritage of lively tunes, heart-felt singing, spirited square dancing and storytelling.

Whether you’re an absolute beginner or accomplished musician, eight years old or eighty, you’ll have the opportunity to dig deep into the rich repertoire of Kentucky music and gain experience playing with other musicians.

Mountain music has been passed down through the generations as young learners listened to and played along with their older family members and neighbors. In keeping with this tradition, Cowan is a school for all ages, with classes taught in call and response, rather than written music, improving both your ear for music, and your ability to join other musicians from the get-go!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mountain Talk is WMMT’s twice-weekly community space for conversation, airing each Monday & Wednesday from 6-7 p.m.  Mountain Talk programs focus on a variety of topics related to life in the mountains, including: food, community issues, art, health, and more.  Click here to hear past programs.

Tags:
appalachian history,
arts & culture,
banjo,
education in the mountains,
fiddle,
music,
old-time,
tourism,
traditional music,
youth voice,

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