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Thread #30585   Message #398186
Posted By: GUEST,Bekki Shining Bearheart
14-Feb-01 - 07:06 PM
Thread Name: coal mining songs
Subject: RE: coal mining songs
There's a bunch of folks based in Charleston (WV) who can give you lots of resources-- most of them real people, and some old-timers. I'd contact FOOTMAD (Friends of Old Time Music and Dance). They sponsor a series of concerts every year, of the ilk of Odetta, Tom Paxton , Cherish the Ladies, Tannahill Weavers, and everything from Cajun to blues to "foreign" folk music (south American, etc). They also do a monthly square/contra dance, a newsletter about events in the region, house concerts, and a fall festival/campout. They feature a lot of old-timers at their events, musicians who are considered to be WV's musical heritage. If you have trouble finding them (they have a website) PM me and I'll put you in contact with one one of their main organizers.