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Conversation and Music with Byrds Co-Founder Roger McGuinn March 1

Musician Roger McGuinn, co-founder of The Byrds, will speak about his career and his efforts to preserve folk music in a free public lecture on March 1 in the Hanes Art Center auditorium at UNC.

The appearance will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of McGuinn’s project and is part of the #CHAT16 Festival at UNC. Every month for two decades, McGuinn has recorded a song, printed the lyrics and chords, put a personal touch on it, and made the content freely available for download.

Audience members are welcome to bring their guitars and play along to Byrds songs with McGuinn after the discussion.


Roger McGuinn. Photograph by John Chiasson.

Prior to the event, McGuinn will receive the first-ever Digital Preservation Under the Radar Award from UNC’s School of Information and Library Science for his contribution to music.

The Southern Folklife Collection in Wilson Library is co-sponsoring the event, along with the Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative and


Event Information
Lecture and Concert by Roger McGuinn
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Lecture at 3 p.m., followed by performance
Hanes Art Center Auditorium
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Free and open to the public
Information: Southern Folklife Collection

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