Appalachian String Band Festival underway in Clifftop

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Celebrating the music of Appalachia, the Appalachian String Band Festival brings old and young out to Camp Washington-Carver.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s 28th annual Appalachian String Band Music Festival, featuring some of the best fiddlers and banjo pickers in the world, runs through Sunday at Camp Washington-Carver in Clifftop. The popular annual festival draws thousands of string-band musicians and fans from across the country and around the world for its concerts, dancing, workshops and contests. Brian Christianson, who won the Robert C. Byrd award for traditional fiddle playing at the Grand Master Fiddler Championship last year in Nashville, Tennessee, will be a featured performer. Christianson will teach an afternoon master’s workshop on Saturday. Daily admission is $15 for adults and $10 for seniors (60 and over) and youth (ages 6-17). Children five and under get in free. For more information, visit www.wvculture.org/stringband or call Camp Washington-Carver at 304-438-3005.

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