Southern Folklife Collection

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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

Rock the Library: Bill Smith’s Band T-Shirts Come to Wilson Library

The Crook’s Corner chef donates his mementos of Chapel Hill’s music scene to the Southern Folklife Collection. Continue reading

Fiddle and Three-Part Harmony with the Quebe Sisters Sept. 19

Texas fiddle group The Quebe Sisters Band will perform a free public concert Sept. 19 at UNC’s WIlson Special Collections Library. Continue reading

Free Lunchtime Music Series Comes to Wilson Library

Blues, bluegrass, and the stories of legendary Southern music will be the focus of the “Southern Journey” concert and interview series at UNC in September and October. Continue reading

Southern Writers and Artists Will be Topic of Talk by UNC Professor Bill Ferris Sept. 5

UNC professor and folklorist will discuss his new book, “The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists” in a free public program Sept. 5 at Wilson Library. Continue reading

Wilson Library Invites Commencement Visitors for Open House May 11

Commencement visitors can step back in time during an open house at the Wilson Special Collections Library on Saturday, May 11. Continue reading

Folklorist Alan Lomax Will Be Topic of Feb. 22 Lecture

Folklorist Alan Lomax, who recorded music of the American South in the 1930s and 1940s, will be the subject of an evening of lectures and performances Friday, Feb. 22. Continue reading

Steel Guitar Concert, Symposium March 23

UNC’s Southern Folklife Collection will sponsor a steel guitar concert and symposium March 23 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. Continue reading

Rare Photos of American Roots Musicians on Exhibit in Wilson Library

Johnny Cash and The Byrds are among the musicians portrayed in “Visualizing American Roots Music,” a new photograph exhibit in UNC’s Wilson LIbrary. Continue reading

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