An April 25 concert with an Appalachian flair

Anne MacFie

Anne MacFie

Anne MacFie, a folksinger/songwriter/storyteller from eastern Kentucky, will visit Mass Comm on April 25 to present a lunchtime concert at the Center for Popular Music.

 

MacFie collected many of the traditional ballads and stories she performs from her Appalachian foothills neighbors. She has also worked with and learned from artists such as Lily May Ledford, Jean Ritchie and Almeda Riddle. Bring your lunch and enjoy the free noon concert of great music and stories.

 

A professional musician since 1969, MacFie has performed all over the continental United States and in 11 European and Near Eastern countries. She has recorded three solo albums, two more as a member of the Twa Sisters duo, and one with the Civil War ensemble Privates By Choice.

 

For many years, MacFie has given summer concerts and directed music festivals in the Kentucky State Parks, including Pine Mountain’s Great American Dulcimer Convention, and for the National Parks and Forests. She has taught classes and workshops for festivals and folk camps, such as Kentucky Music Week, Swannanoa Gathering and Yellowbanks Dulcimer Festival, and is the folksong instructor for the annual Road Scholar programs on Appalachian culture.

 

She is also an accomplished and acclaimed songwriter who has been called “the best songwriter in Kentucky today.” Her songs are regularly performed by artists such as Kentucky Standard and the Gallier Brothers Band.

 

For more information, contact the Center for Popular Music.

 

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