Music of the Carolinas | NC Museum of History | Arts | Indy Week
This is a past event.

Music of the Carolinas 

When: Sun., Dec. 9, 3-4 p.m. 2012
Price: Free

You're not expected to know the name of The Happy Valley Pals or necessarily the names of the old tunes they play. You won't be quizzed on how fiddler and guitarist Wayne Martin met bassist Dwight Rogers, either. Rather, the takeaway from the latest edition of the thoughtful Music of the Carolinas series is the function of music-making as a community affair. The Pals, who've been playing these songs together for decades, will explain and play "Breaking Up Christmas," a tune and tradition whereby neighbors would gather for late-night parties full of friends picking familiar songs and dancing to them. This isn't a holiday-themed show as much as a demonstration of a song's larger folk capabilities. —Grayson Currin

Enter your starting address (include city or postal code):

(directions will appear below map)



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation