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Jean Ritchie (1922-2015)

Thursday, October 29, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Shannon K. Larson
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Jean Ritchie – traditional folk singer, mountain dulcimer player, and folklorist – died June 1, 2015, at her home in Berea, Kentucky. Jean was an important figure in the preservation and revival of traditional Appalachian folk music and also donated generously to the American Folklife Center's Archive of Folk Culture.  

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