Mudcat Café message #362668 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #28910   Message #362668
Posted By: AllisonA(Animaterra)
24-Dec-00 - 06:11 AM
Thread Name: Welcome to the 'Cat---Jean Ritchie
Subject: RE: Welcome to the 'Cat---JEAN RITCHIE
I'll add my voice to the delighted crowd.
Allan, if you've ever heard the words to "Simple Gifts" sung or heard a lap dulcimer north of the Mason-Dixon line, you've seen just a small part of the way Jean Ritchie has contributed to American music. Others have also contributed, and this is not to diminish them, but Jean has had a lot to do with us Yanks knowing a little more of the riches of the music of Appalachia.