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Author Milnes, Gerald, author.

Title Play of a fiddle : traditional music, dance, and folklore in West Virginia / Gerald Milnes.

Publication Info. Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, 2009.

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Edition Paperback edition.
Description 1 online resource (220 pages) : illustrations, photographs
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Chills of Hilarity; 2. Choking the Goose; 3. The Carpenter Legacy; 4. ""Upon My Honor""; 5. Go Ye Forth and Preach the Gospel; 6. Poor Little Omie Wise; 7. Oral Traditions; 8. Black George; 9. Dancin' and Fightin'; 10. Hard Times and Jo-Heads; 11. Hog Harps, Waterswivels, and Fence Scorpions; 12. The Magic String; Notes; Bibliography; Discography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Summary Play of a Fiddle gives voice to people who steadfastly hold to and build on the folk traditions of their ancestors. While encountering the influences of an increasingly overwhelming popular culture, the men and women in this book follow age-old patterns of folklife and custom, making their own music and dance in celebration of them. Shedding new light on a region that maintains ties to the cultural identities of its earliest European and African inhabitants, Gerald Milnes shows how folk music in West Virginia borrowed rhythmic, melodic, and vocal forms from the Celtic, Anglo, Germanic, and Af.
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Subject Folk music -- West Virginia -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Milnes, Gerald. Play of a fiddle : traditional music, dance, and folklore in West Virginia. Paperback edition. Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, 2009, ©1999 211 pages 9780813120805
ISBN 9780813147673 (e-book)
0813147670 (e-book)