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June 13, 2019

Carolyn Rapkievian & Kristine Antanesian

Master Armenian dancer Carolyn Rapkievian has been teaching Kristine Antanesian traditional Armenian dances from the Anatolia region. Many of these dances are in danger of dying out due to a long history of political and social repression that culminated in the 1915 expulsion and genocide of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey. This tragedy saw the deaths of hundreds of thousands of...

June 13, 2019

Brendan Mulvihill & Emily Martin

2018 - 19 Folklife Apprenticeship Award recipient Fiddler Brendan Mulvihill is one of the finest Irish fiddlers in the U.S. and Ireland, and a keeper of a long Irish musical legacy. He was born in England in 1954 into a family of musicians, including his father, Martin, a master fiddler from County Limerick, Ireland, and a National Heritage Fellow, the...

May 22, 2019

Bill Kirchen

Called the “Titan of the Telecaster” by Guitar Player magazine, Bill Kirchen is one of America’s living guitar legends. A virtual encyclopedia of rock and roll knowledge, Kirchen’s live performances, inspired by guitar heroes like Merle Travis, Danny Gatton, Duane Eddy, James Burton, and Buck Owens, are high-energy romps through the last 50 years of American guitar history. As a...

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