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Daytime Concert Series to Bring Southern Music to Campus

Three free daytime concerts will bring blues, bluegrass, and funk to the UNC campus. Continue reading

Fall 2012 Events

The UNC University Library and Friends of the Library announce the Fall 2012 calendar of events. Continue reading

Lectures, Concert to Celebrate Banjo Aug. 25

The Southern Folklife Collection will present “The Banjo: Southern Roots, American Branches,” on Aug. 25 on the UNC campus.The day will feature free lectures and musical performances. Continue reading

Grant Will Preserve Rare American Music Recordings

The Southern Folklife Collection will preserve rare recordings and photographs, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Continue reading

Merge Records Partners with Southern Folklife Collection to Preserve Archives

Merge Records will partner with the Southern Folklife Collection in UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library to archive music, art, and ephemera from its 23-year history. Continue reading

Blues Musician Son House to Be Remembered in Tribute March 13

A tribute to blues legend Son House on March 13, 2012 will conclude the Southern Folklife Collection’s Blues Legacy Series. Continue reading

UNC Library Events for Spring 2012

The University Library and Friends of the Library announce our Spring 2012 events calendar. Unless otherwise noted, Library events take place in Wilson Library on the UNC campus and are free and open to the public. The concert on March 13 requires ticket purchase from the Carolina Union and will take place in the Great … Continue reading

Tribute to Honor Blues Legend Reverend Gary Davis

Blues legend Reverend Gary Davis will be remembered in a tribute concert and symposium Nov. 17 at UNC. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna, and formerly of Jefferson Airplane, will headline the concert, which will also feature performances by Stefan Grossman and Ernie Hawkins. Continue reading

The Music Biography: From Gene Autry to Alex Chilton

Music critic Holly George-Warren (UNC ’78) will speak about the careers of Gene Autry and Alex Chilton in a free public program Nov. 3, 2011, at the Wilson Special Collections Library. Continue reading

Music Library To Celebrate 75th Anniversary with Exhibit, Lecture, Concert

The UNC Music Library will celebrate its 75th Anniversary on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, with a lecture, concert, and exhibit opening in the Wilson Special Collections Library. Continue reading