Music

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Gospel Singer Mary Williams to Offer “Aural History Tour” July 17

Free program allows participants to learn about American history through music, including spirituals, protest songs, and gospel music. Continue reading

Grants Will Preserve Rare Music Recordings in Southern Folklife Collection

The GRAMMY Foundation and the National Recording Preservation Foundation have made grants totaling $45,000 to preserve sounds that are a “national treasure.” Continue reading

Celebrate UNC’s Persian Library Collections March 21

Presentations on writing and art in Iran’s history will help showcase UNC’s growing Persian collections. Continue reading

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

Bring your questions and your guitars to the Hanes Art Center Auditorium at 3 p.m. Continue reading

Cooder-White-Skaggs Tickets on Sale Now for Nov. 20 Concert

The Southern Folklife Collection in Wilson Library teams with Carolina Performing Arts to bring national tour to UNC. Continue reading

Rare Recordings of Music Greats Come to Southern Folklife Collection

Bob Riskin of McCabe’s Guitar Shop has donated more than 2,000 original concert recordings, including performers such as Doc and Merle Watson, Mike Seeger, Odetta, Ralph Stanley, and Elizabeth Cotten. Continue reading

Visualizing American Roots Music

An exhibition of twenty rare and unique photographs of iconic musicians returns to the Pleasants Family Assembly Room in the Wilson Special Collections Library. Continue reading

Meet the UNC Librarian with an R&B Past

Fifty years ago, Jill Shires played backup when The Tams recorded their number-one hit “What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am?” Continue reading

Lard Have Mercy! 30 Years of Southern Culture on the Skids

Rock through the band’s history with an exhibit in Wilson Library through Aug. 29, 2014. Continue reading

Southern Culture on the Skids Concert March 14

Southern Culture on the Skids will perform at Historic Playmakers Theatre on March 14 to celebrate the opening of a Wilson Library exhibit about the band’s history. Continue reading

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