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    Red Barn Radio records each show

before a studio audience for later

broadcast. Come help us cheer on the

fine musicians who keep alive the

Traditional Music of Kentucky!

    The Performance Hall at ArtsPlace,

161 North Mill Street in Lexington,

Kentucky, Wednesdays at 8 PM , Admission: $8. Enter the red Church Street door for all RBR shows. Click on the photo for directions.

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Our Generous

Red Barn Radio

Financial Supporters

These Friends help our production with

their services:


Central Kentucky:  wuky.org, Saturdays at 8 PM. In Kentucky:  weku.fm, Saturday evenings at 9 PM on WEKU 88.9 Richmond, 106.7 Frankfort, 90.9 Hazard, 88.5 Corbin, 96.9 Barbourville, 102.5 Middlesboro, and 95.1 Pikeville - repeats 3 a.m. Sundays.

wskvfm.com, Wednesdays 1 PM, Saturdays 7 PM

WLXL 95.7 Lexington - Sundays, 11 AM

Mountain Music Messengers

coming to RBR soundstage

Showtime: 8 pm

East Tennessee: wets.com, Fridays 11 AM, Sundays 8 PM., sbbradio.net . Saturdays 6 PM, Sundays 6 PM

Lost Creek, WVA: wotrfm.com, whawradio.com.

Faribault/Owatonna, MN: KDHL, Sundays 10 AM

Regina, Sask. cjtr.ca Wednesdays, 5 AM CST





Located in the heart of the Bluegrass State of Kentucky, where so much bluegrass, old time and country music history has occurred, The Kentucky Center for Traditional Music preserves, teaches, helps develop and celebrates our rich mountain heritage.

The center houses:

  1.  An academic Traditional Music Program

  2. The Traditional Music Archives

  3. “Sounds of Our Heritage” outreach

The Traditional Music Program is among the fastest growing academic traditional music programs at any school of higher education. We are fortunate that Morehead State University wants to support a dynamic environment in which students have an exceptional opportunity to study this aspect of our cultural traditions. The right time is now and the place is Morehead State University for this remarkable program.

The “Traditional Music Archives” contain a large collection of traditional music that is accessible to the public for scholarly use. These digital audio and video files include many examples of traditional Appalachian music and culture, including ballads and songs, fiddle and banjo tunes, old-time string band music, traditional and modern bluegrass music, religious preaching, and interviews with performers and church members.

“Outreach” includes performances, presentations, lecture/demonstrations and workshops by The Kentucky Center for Traditional Music faculty which includes professional entertainers who tour extensively.

“Outreach” also includes Morehead State University student bands that are sections of The Traditional Music Ensemble, Bluegrass Band, Celtic Band, Old Time String Band and Old Time Country Band classes. These groups perform under the direction of their instructors on the MSU campus and across the region for programs such as the "Sounds of Our Heritage" series which introduces students of all ages to many forms of traditional music.