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Shape Note Singing

March 6, 2016 : 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm

$5.00

Join us for Shapenote Singing every first and third Sunday from 12:00pm – 1:20pm. This is a free event.

Shapenote is a unique singing tradition, dating back to early America. Singers sit in four voice parts facing each other, forming a “hollow square.” Unaccompanied, they sing hymns and anthems in a style that is often loud and raw. It is a participatory practice, not framed as performance. Some folks may have seen an example of shapenote singing in the movie “Cold Mountain.”

Details

Date:
March 6, 2016
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Cost:
$5.00
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Venue

Floyd Country Store
206 S. Locust St.
Floyd, VA 24091 Select a Country:
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Phone:
540-745-4563
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