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Durham County Library Presents Singing Through History: American Folk Music Programs with Adam Miller

Program: Singing Through History: American Folk Music Programs with Adam Miller

Dates: Saturday, February 24 – 2:00 p.m.
            North Regional Library, 221 Milton Rd., Durham, NC 27712

            Tuesday, February 27 – 6:00 p.m.
            South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave., Durham, NC 27713

Cost: Free and open to the public

Durham, NC – Durham County Library presents Singing Through History: American Folk Music Programs with Adam Miller on Saturday, February 24 and Tuesday, February 27. These events are free and open to the public.

On Saturday, February 24, come to North Regional Library to hear Adam Miller perform the Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie: American Balladeer. Woody Guthrie (1912–1967) wrote over 1,000 American songs in his lifetime – and he didn’t use an original melody for a single one of them! This sing-along program tells the true story of the man who wrote, “This Land is Your Land,” one of the best known English-language folksongs on the planet.

Then, on Tuesday, February 27, visit South Regional Library to hear Mr. Miller perform The Real McCoy: The Irish Roots of Traditional American Folksongs. This entertaining sing-along program traces the evolution of traditional Irish ballads and melodies that have become firmly entrenched in American folk music.

This program is sponsored by the Durham Library Foundation. For more information, call 919-560-0268 or visit DurhamCountyLibrary.org.

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit DurhamCountyLibrary.org.

Contact: Stephanie Bonestell
919-560-0151 or sbonestell@dconc.gov

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