William & Mary

Chord Sourcing by Tradition

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The traditions of Appalachian music are handed down in rural cabins, at folk festivals – and through the Appalachian Music Ensemble at the College of William and Mary.

In this video, director Tripp Johnson and fiddle student Andrea Anderson '10 discuss this unusual musical form, and ensemble members join local musicians for a crowd-pleasing contra dance.