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Celtic Culture and Mountain Folklore in Southern Appalachia
Through music, art, storytelling and more, discover the rich, lively culture of the Celtic people. Learn about their journey to Southern Appalachia and their influence on the region.
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Program No. 21340RJ
6 days
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The heart and soul of the Celtic people are deeply reflected in the lovely, plaintive airs, lively jigs and reels and rich and imaginative storytelling. Through lecture, music, art, storytelling and more, learn about the Scots-Irish heritage of Southern Appalachia. Discover the history and culture of the Celtic immigrants who have traveled to this region for over 100 years, and study the powerful role Celtic Christianity played in the culture.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Sitting for long periods of time.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Trace the Celtic culture across Europe to the United Sates and learn about their history, culture and influence on Southern Appalachia.
  • Experience the rich tapestry of Southern Appalachia through the study of art, music and folklore.
  • Enjoy evening activities like live music, and storytelling.
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John Maschinot
John Maschinot is a multi-instrumentalist, performing professionally on the soft-spoken Irish uilleann pipes, Irish wooden flute, penny whistle and bodhran. He is passionate about presenting performances that represent the surprisingly wide breadth of traditional music. John has appeared on numerous radio and television stations including NPR Radio, and is a recipient of Irish American Magazine's Stars of the South award. He has also produced programs for radio and has shared his musical expertise with theater and media organizations.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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