Songs of Jean Ritchie and the Southern Appalachians

Julia Purcell

Songs of Jean Ritchie and the Southern Appalachians

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Songs of Jean Ritchie and the Southern Appalachians with Julia Purcell

This class meets at Peterson Dumesnil House at 301 S Peterson Ave, Louisville, KY. Advanced registration is required. 

In this class we will dive deep into Jean Ritchie’s musical catalog, learning some of her original songs as well traditional songs; notated in Jean Ritchie’s “Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians”.   Classes will consist of vocal warm-ups, vocal instruction, listening to recordings, learning melodies and harmonies, small & larger ensemble singing, and accompaniment.  You will learn 8 songs by the end of 4 classes. 

This course is designed for those who have previous experience singing and are comfortable singing in a small group, dyads, and sometimes solo.   

Instrumental competence is not necessary for this course.  However, if you do play an instrument, you will have the opportunity in the last few classes to bring it.  

Open to ages 15 and up