Mudcat Café message #3713950 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157374   Message #3713950
Posted By: GUEST
02-Jun-15 - 09:04 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Jean Ritchie (1922-2015)
Subject: RE: Obit: Jean Ritchie (1922-2015)
Jean gave us a window of insight into the culture of Appalachia and her music from the Cumberlands. She was an intelligent and knowledgeable scholar of folklore in addition to her lovely performances. She brought the dulcimer into prominence in the public eye and furthered the interest in its accompaniment to the old ballads and story-songs as well as her introduction of play-party songs to the folk community. "Goodbye boys, I'm going to Boston....early in the morning. Wontcha' look pretty in the ballroom".......RIP Jean.