46th Celebration of Traditional Music at Berea College: October 10-14, 2019

Noted musician and songwriter Billy Edd Wheeler, a Berea College alumnus, “is bringin’ it home” at this year’s Celebration of Traditional Music (CTM) with tales of  ‘Memories Through Songs’ featuring traditional Appalachian folk music.

The festival’s opening event on Thursday, Oct. 10, will be the Stephenson Memorial Convocation Concert, headlined by Wheeler along with performances by Doug Orr of Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada and Whitewater Bluegrass Company from Ashville, North Carolina. The Convocation begins at 8 p.m., in Phelps Stokes Chapel on the Berea College campus.

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Berea College Hosts 39th Annual Celebration of Traditional Music

The 39th annual Celebration of Traditional Music (CTM) will take place at Berea College October 18-21. The celebration will feature national recording artists the Sweetback Sisters and many others. All events are free and open to the public except for the Saturday night concert. Continue reading Berea College Hosts 39th Annual Celebration of Traditional Music

Berea College Names New Director of Appalachian Center

Chris Green has been named the new director of the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center at Berea College.

He replaces award-winning author Silas House, who returns to his position as NEH Chair in Appalachian Studies after serving as interim director of the Appalachian Center. Continue reading Berea College Names New Director of Appalachian Center

“Dinner On the Grounds” Features Cherokee Artist, Paula Nelson

September 8, 2011: Paula Nelson, a singer, poet, writer, dancer and preservationist, will present “Origins: Exploring the Beginnings and Cosmology of the Cherokee People.” Her presentation will begin in the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center Gallery at 11:45 a.m. A light lunch will be provided. Continue reading “Dinner On the Grounds” Features Cherokee Artist, Paula Nelson

Berea College appoints Silas House interim director of Appalachian Center

Silas HouseAcclaimed Appalachian author, Silas House, has been appointed interim director of the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center at Berea College and associate professor of Appalachian studies. He replaces Dr. Chad Berry, who recently was appointed the college’s academic vice president and dean of the faculty. Continue reading Berea College appoints Silas House interim director of Appalachian Center