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Old time music at Ore Dock

MARQUETTE _ The old time stringband All Strings Considered, along with Friends, will present a program on Preserving the Roots — Early Rural Gospel Music for the opening Hiawatha Music Co-op HoTAAP (Traditional Acoustic Art Performance) concert from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. in Marquette.

Rural gospel music has a significant history as a genre within traditional and folk music. This Preserving the Roots program will involve historical photos, early field recordings and live music by All Strings Considered with Bill Hart, John Gillette and Sarah Mittlefehldt and Jim Janofsky.

Attendees will learn about Sacred Harp/Southern Harmony shape-note singing, lined out hymns of the Primitive Baptists, early country gospel and more. The evening will be topped off by performance of live music in a Grand Ole Opry format. Singing along will be encouraged.

Admission is $5 for Hiawatha Music Co-op members, $7 for non-members, $3 for youth 13-17 and free to those 12 and under. Complimentary snacks will be provided.

For additional information contact the Co-op at 906-226-8575 or via email at info@hiawathamusic.org or Phil Watts at pwatts@nmu.edu, 906-226-9868.

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