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Collection Number: 20295

Collection Title: Augusta Heritage Center Recordings of Lily Mae Ledford, 1983

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Size 2 items
Abstract The recordings on open-reel audio tape are of Appalachian musical artist Lily Mae Ledford in concert at the Augusta Heritage Center, a folklife organization on the campus of Davis & Elkins College in West Virginia. Ledford (1917-1985), a fiddler and clawhammer banjo player from Kentucky, performed at Augusta in July 1983. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.
Creator Augusta Heritage Center.
Language English
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Augusta Heritage Center Recordings of Lily Mae Ledford #20295, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Lily Mae Ledford (1917-1985) of Powell County, Ky., was a fiddler and clawhammer banjo player, who performed Appalachian music in the 1940s and 1950s with the Coon Creek Girls, an all-female string band. In the 1960s during the folk music revival, Ledford performed solo. She received a National Heritage Fellowship in 1985 from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Augusta Heritage Center at Davis & Elkins College in West Virginia is a folklife organization committed to preserving and promoting traditional music, arts and crafts, dance, and folklore in West Virginia. The Center holds collections of art, photographs, field recordings, and other materials.

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This summary description was created in January 2019 to provide information about unprocessed materials in Wilson Special Collections Library.

Encoded by: Laura Smith

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