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Homegrown Concert Series Online Archive

collage of images from Homegrown 2005All of the materials from the Homegrown Concerts are available to visitors in the Folklife Reading Room. Selected materials will be made available online as digital versions become available. Select on the year of the concert or the name of the performer or group to read the full descriptions and to access any additional materials that may be available online.

The Homegrown concert series presents the very best of traditional music and dance from a variety of folk cultures thriving in the United States. The concerts will be held once a month from April through December. All concerts are free of charge and will not require tickets for admission. Concerts will be presented from noon to 1 p.m. in the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. The closest Metro stops are Capitol South (blue and orange lines) and Union Station (red line). For the current schedule of Homegrown Concerts, go to the What's Happening at the American Folklife Center page.

Homegrown concerts are produced by the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in cooperation with the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian.

2007 Concert Series

Gandydancer -- traditional string band music from West Virginia, December 12, 2007

Hoop Dances by Dallas Chief Eagle and Jasmine Pickner --(Rosebud and Crow Creek Sioux tribes of South Dakota) November 15, 2007

Aubrey Ghent and Friends -- sacred lap steel guitar, October 17, 2007

Dáithí Sproule, singer and guitarist & Robert Watt, Highland bagpiper, May 23, 2007

The Sama Ensemble -- Traditional Iranian music and dance, April 25, 2007

Flory Jagota and Friends -- Traditional Sephardic music from the former Yugoslavia and the world, March 21, 2007

Reverb -- gospel/inspirational harmony group from Washington, DC. Special event for African American Heritage Month, February 7, 2007

Other 2007 AFC Concerts
In 2007 the following concerts were not sponsored by the Homegrown Series. These were associated with AFC symposia. The concert title link will go directly to the webcast.

Seeger Family Concert evening concert held as part of the sympoisum "How Can I Keep from Singing?": A Seeger Family Tribute, March 16, 2007. Time 2:13:15

Rosie Stewart concert that was part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Programme 2007, May 9, 2007. Time 1:03:59

Francis McPeake Family and past pupils from their renowned school in Belfast, Rediscover Northern Ireland Programme 2007, May 16, 2007 (webcast forthcoming).

2006 Concert Series

The Gannon Family -- Irish music and dance from Missouri, November 15, 2006

Sonny Burgess and the Pacers -- Rockabilly music from Arkansas, October 18, 2006

Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver --Bluegrass and Gospel music from Tennessee, September 13, 2006

Mary Louise Defender Wilson & Keith Bear -- Sioux and Mandan Hidatsa storytelling and music from North Dakota, August 16, 2006

Natasinh Dancers & Musicians -- Lao music and dance from Iowa, July 26, 2006

The River Boys Polka Band -- Dutch Hop Polka music from Nebraska, June 21, 2006

James "Super Chikan" Johnson & Richard Christman -- Blues Guitar from Mississippi, May 23, 2006

David & Levon Ayriyan -- Armenian music from Rhode Island, April 12, 2006

Mister Jelly Roll, Mister Lomax and the Invention of Jazz, January 18, 2006


2005 Concert Series

Birmingham Sunlights -- African American Gospel quartet from Alabama December 7, 2005 (Webcast available)

Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers -- November 16, 2005 (Webcast available)

Negrura Peruana -- Afro Peruvian music and dance from Connecticut October 12, 2005 (Webcast available)

Carter Family Tribute -- Old Time Music from Virginia NEA National Heritage Fellow Concert September 20, 2005 (Webcast available)

Benton Flippen and the Smokey Valley Boys -- Old Time music from North Carolina August 17, 2005 (Webcast available)

D. W. Groethe -- Cowboy songs and poetry from Montana July 20, 2005 (Webcast available)

Margaret MacArthur -- Ballads and songs from Vermont June 21, 2005 (Webcast available)

Chu Shan -- Chinese Opera Institute from Maryland May 18, 2005

Liz Carroll with John Doyle -- Irish American fiddling from Illinois. April 21, 2005


2002 Concert Webcast:

Blind Boys of Alabama I Excerpts from the June 5, 2002 Homegrown Concert presented in two parts, four minutes each.

Blind Boys of Alabama II


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