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Jean Ritchie Passes Away at 92

Thursday, June 04, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Hannah Davis
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Musician, activist, and scholar Jean Ritchie passed away Monday, June 1, at her home in Berea, Kentucky. Ritchie was named a National Heritage Fellow in 2002, and is credited with generating interest in Appalachian music as a part of the Greenwich Village folk revival, popularizing the dulcimer, and helping to establish the National Endowment for the Arts.

Read a statement from the NEA on her death here and her New York Times obituary here.


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