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Elizabeth LaPrelle–Appalachian Singing at The Floyd Get Together

March 14, 2019 : 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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One event on March 17, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Join us at the BEAUTIFUL Eco-Village in Floyd, Virginia March 14th-17th for a weekend of great classes, incredible food, and community!

Elizabeth LaPrelle is presenting 3, three hour morning intensive classes in Appalachian Singing​. This is an amazing opportunity to work with Elizabeth in a small group offering very personal attention. And, each afternoon you can choose another workshop with Alice Gerrard ( Women and Community in Old Time Music), Becky Hill (Appalachian Dance) plus many more amazing teachers!

In this workshop, we will learn and discuss techniques and tricks for Appalachian-style singing, including Old Regular or Primitive Baptist church singing, ballad singing, and a little bit of bluegrass. Elizabeth will bring some lyrics-sheets for practice, though we will spend more time on capturing phrasing, tone, and ornaments than on learning words. We will likely do some listening to recordings of different singers as well.

Elizabeth Laprelle has pursued her interest in mountain ballads for over a decade. Since the release of her debut album at age 16, she’s been hailed as one of the most dedicated students of the traditional unaccompanied style of her generation. The student of master singer Ginny Hawker and National Heritage Fellow Sheila Kay Adams, Elizabeth was the first recipient of the Henry Reed Award from the Library of Congress at age 16, and won the 2012 Mike Seeger Award at Folk Alliance International. She has released three solo ballad albums, and was called “the best young Appalachian ballad singer to emerge in recent memory” by UK’s fRoots Magazine.

Visit our website for more information! https://floydcreativestudios.org/old-time-music-get-together/


March 14, 2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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