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Screening of WVPB documentary ‘In Tune’ planned for October 21

ISSUED: 10 October 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University’s Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities is hosting a screening of the West Virginia Public Broadcasting documentary “In Tune: A Community of Musicians” on Monday, October 21, at 7 p.m., in the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education auditorium. The screening is free and open to the public.

“In Tune,” produced by filmmaker Russ Barbour and his production team and narrated by Mountain Stage’s Larry Groce, is a celebration of old-time music and its history in West Virginia. The documentary examines old-time music, particularly in the hills and valleys of Appalachia and specifically in Clay County, which is home to some of West Virginia’s most distinguished practitioners. The documentary also considers the homogenization of customs and music culture; the impact of the American Folk Revival; rediscovery of old-time musicians; the arrival of back-to-the-landers in Appalachia; and the growing popularity of old-time music festivals.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion led by Rachael Meads, Shepherd adjunct professor of Appalachian studies, and will feature Barbour and Adam Booth, Shepherd adjunct professor of Appalachian studies, who appears in the film.

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