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Saturday, May 16 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Song Collectors

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From the 1800s through the mid-20th century music scholars traveled through rural areas collecting and compiling traditional songs, many of which have since made their way into the popular idiom. This talk will give a history of some of those song collectors and how modern musicians are using them, as well as some resources for performers interested in exploring these traditions.

Matt DeBlass is a harpist who specializes in covering modern popular and rock songs in a celtic style; he is also, in true Steampunk spirit, a builder of his own instruments, and a bicycle repairman, too- when he carries gears and a wrench, it’s because he plans to use them!

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Matt DeBlass

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Matt DeBlass is an acoustic musician, occasional instrument builder and all around swell guy. While he plays a wide variety of instruments, some of them even competently, he is currently best known for his work on the mandolin, which he uses to play Celtic folk, classical and acoustic... Read More →

Saturday May 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon E Radisson