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Sarah Morgan started her musical journey at 7 years old and has fallen in love with traditional and folk music through the years. A native of East Tennessee, Sarah has incorporated the rich musical heritage of the area into her music. At 18, Sarah placed 1st at the 2012 National Mountain Dulcimer Championships held in Winfield, KS. A year later she went on to become a finalist in the 2013 International Acoustic Music Awards. She has also won other titles, including Mid-Eastern Region Mountain Dulcimer Champion, Kentucky State Mountain Dulcimer Champion, and Southern Region Mountain Dulcimer Champion. She currently studying Traditional Music and Appalachian Studies at Morehead State University.

The Sara Holroyd Singers are a choral group, made up of those former University of Kentucky Choristers who were led by Professor Holroyd during the years 1979-1987 where thousands of people came to The Shaker Village Meeting House to see the performance.  This group of alumni recreated this experience last year in a Tribute Concert for Sara’s 90th birthday to keep the legacy and the beauty of early American Shaker Folk Music alive and vibrant in the state of Kentucky.

 

The Shaker’s received “gifts” in the form of musical revelation and they recorded or “scribed” these inspirations in “real time” as they occurred. These tunes, categorized as hymns, songs, anthems and dance tunes, started in the form of a single melodic line with no harmonization, and over the years were arranged to include instruments and beautiful harmonies.


The Sara Holroyd Singers were formed by Renee Collins and Warren Cobb, and are directed by “Maestro” Richard Burns.

Dean Phelps combines the rhythmic beat of thumbpicking guitar with a soulful vocal style. Part blues and part old school country, Dean stirs his guitar and voice into a repertoire of songs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries along with a few pages out of the hymnal, creating a style that is reminiscent of per-formers like Merle Travis and Doc Watson.

Dean has earned both local and national recognition for his guitar playing, winning the National Thumbpicking Guitar Contest at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Ark., and being named thumbpick guitar champion at the Indiana Picking and Fiddling Championship.

The Local Honeys are a charming duo, born and raised in Central and Eastern Kentucky. The pairing is comprised of Montana Hobbs and Linda Jean Stokley. Montana and Linda Jean are the first females to graduate with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Traditional Music from Morehead State University.


Their sincere dedication to Kentucky music led them to spend many late evenings in the college’s traditional music archives where they listened in awe to the many regional fiddle and banjo players from which they have drawn much of their repertoire. They listened eagerly through the static and crackle of many field recordings to transliterate the living and late Kentucky artists whose stories, songs, and tunes were recorded by those foreseeing the importance of their survival.


These ladies have cultivated a distinguishing sound by utilizing their powerful voices, in both sweet and haunting, intricate harmony. Their voices lay fittingly suspended in air in a capella fashion or befittingly entwined with appropriate instrumental accompaniment. Late one evening in Cork City, Ireland they found themselves singing in an abandoned stairwell with thirty-sum Irish companions where a man proclaimed, “My sweet girls, you sing like angels and play like devils!” They diversely incorporate entrancing balladry, pleasing lullabies, the blues, and driving fiddle and banjo tunes.


With Sam Gleaves, Clint Riddle, and Ruth McLain.

RED BARN RADIO PRESENTS

AN APPALACHIAN CHRISTMAS VIII

Featuring

The Local Honeys, Dean Phelps, The Sara Holroyd Singers,

and Sarah Morgan


Wednesday, December 7, 8 PM

The Performance Hall at ArtsPlace

161 North Mill Street

Lexington, Kentucky