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Thread #157374   Message #3714326
Posted By: GUEST,Anne Neilson
03-Jun-15 - 06:44 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Jean Ritchie (1922-2015)
Subject: RE: Obit: Jean Ritchie (1922-2015)
I was always well aware from US-based friends of Jean Ritchie and her significance -- repertoire and performance.

But it wasn't until I read 'Singing Family of the Cumberlands' that I had any real sense of her self: the truth and the joy and the hardship of her upbringing -- and the grace of her person.

I never met her, but feel privileged to have read her memoir.

Many thanks, Jean!