Having spent the last three days without internet access, I’m a little late on my usual weekend post, but I'm excited to share a find from Western Maryland. It's a series of upcoming films that will cover "Appalachian traditions in our changing world."
Each film will be short--fourteen minutes max. Collectively they will be called The Mountain Traditions Project. According to a write-up on Appalachian Independent, the films will follow area residents who are keeping mountain traditions alive. They include a dulcimer player, a metalworker, a quilter, a group of homesteaders, and kayakers. The music for the films was also composed and performed by Appalachian musicians.
The below preview gives you a taste of the final series, which premieres this Saturday at 6:30 PM in the Mountain City Traditional Arts store in Frostburg, Maryland. I'm hoping that the shorts also land online. If so, I'll be sure to share them here!