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‘Appalachia in the Bluegrass’ concert series returns Sept. 18 with virtual performance by Liza DiSavino

By Hayden Gooding University of Kentucky Though the public won’t be able to take in the 2020 “Appalachia in the Bluegrass” concert series in its intimate home venue — the University of Kentucky’s Niles Gallery — it will return virtually. Tune in noon Friday, Sept. 18, as folk artist and songwriter Liza DiSavino performs in the series presented by the John Jacob Niles Center for American...

‘Appalachia in the Bluegrass’ continues fall concert series with Brett Ratliff, The Local Honeys

The next performances in the “Appalachia in the Bluegrass” concert series showcase artists who have dedicated their lives to the performance and preservation of old-time music. On Oct. 6, banjo player Brett Ratliff will perform. On Oct. 13, the traditional music duo The Local Honeys will play. Both free public concerts will take place at noon, at the Niles Gallery, located in the University...

UK’s Appalachia in the Bluegrass concert series showcases talents of Magill, Rose

The next two concerts in the “Appalachia in the Bluegrass” series will showcase the talents of Andrew Finn Magill and Jennifer Rose. On Friday, Sep. 22, fiddler Andrew Finn Magill will play. The next week, Friday, Sep. 29, folk singer and traditional dancer Jennifer Rose will perform. These free public concerts will take place at noon, at the Niles Gallery, located in the University of...

Musician, storyteller Robert Tincher opens ‘Appalachia in the Bluegrass’ concert series

  The “Appalachia in the Bluegrass” concert series returns this fall with the musical stylings of traditional musician Robert Tincher. Tincher will kick off the season at noon Friday, Sept. 4, in the Niles Gallery of the John Jacob Niles Center for American Music, located at the University of Kentucky’s Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library and Learning Center. The Tincher concert...

Appalachia in the Bluegrass series features Skipjack and Stephen Wade on two Fridays

Skipjack Celtic band (Photo from UK)   Americana, old-time music, the banjo and vivid stories take the spotlight at the University of Kentucky for the next two performances in the “Appalachia in the Bluegrass” concert series on Fridays, Nov. 15 and Nov. 22.   On Friday, Nov. 15, Skipjack, an Americana and old-time band with Celtic roots, will perform. The next Friday, Nov. 22, Chicago-native...