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Traditional Music Series

In conjunction with Bill Lawing's "Music of Southern Appalachia" course, the Music Department offers another traditional music series. This year, the series brings Paul Brown and Terri McMurray, Dom Flemons, Janneke Cassel, and Sierra Hull to perform at the college.

Save on the individual ticket price by purchasing all four performances as part of the Traditional Music Series Package. Learn more and purchase tickets online at the Union Ticket Office.

Key: Tyler-Tallman Hall = TTH; Duke Family Performance Hall = DFPH

Upcoming Events 2017-18

Musicians Paul Brown and Terri McMurray

Paul Brown and Terri McMurray

Thursday, February 1, 2018 • 7:30 p.m.TTH Tickets

Paul Brown has combined his love of traditional music and broadcasting through most of his life. A longtime voice of Morning Edition, he returned to Winston-Salem several years ago to produce the highly successful traditional music broadcast and podcast, Across the Blue Ridge. He is a musician of the highest level, as a prize-winning banjo picker, fiddle player, singer, and storyteller. His wife, Terri McMurray, is a virtuoso clawhammer banjoist most noted for her membership in the Old Hollow String Band and her frequent duo performances with Paul.

Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Grammy winner Dom Flemons

Dom Flemons

Thursday, February 22, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. • TTH Tickets

Grammy winner Dom Flemons was one of the three co-founders of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. A multi-instrumentalist, he plays banjo, guitar, harmonica, fife, bones, bass drum, snare drum, and quills, in addition to singing. His knowledge of African-American contributions to traditional music are at the core of his entertaining and enlightening performances.

Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion Hanneke Cassel

Hanneke Cassel

Thursday, March 22, 2018 • 7:30 p.m. • TTH • Tickets

Hanneke Cassel became the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion while still in high school. Her style fuses influences from the Isle of Skye and Cape Breton Island with Americana grooves and musical innovations, creating a wonderful blend of contemporary and traditional music that retains the integrity and spirit of the Scottish tradition. She will be appearing with her celebrated musical colleague, cellist Mike Block.

Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.

Virtuoso Mandolin-player Sierra Hull

Sierra Hull

Tuesday, April 10, 20187:30 p.m. DFPH • Tickets

Sierra Hull has been recognized from age 11 as a virtuoso mandolin-player, astonishing audiences and fellow-musicians alike. Now a seasoned touring musician nearing her mid-20s, Hull speaks eloquently in her challenging and sensitive originals, her heartfelt vocals, and continues to break new ground on the mandolin.

Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required.