Kentucky launch of “Katherine Jackson French: Kentucky’s Unknown Ballad Collector” (Book/CD/songbook). Book launch: 12:00 lecture, Lunch at the Library, Hutchins Library; 8:00, ballad concert, Gray Auditorium, Presser Hall. All events free.
Dr. Katherine Jackson French collected ballads in Kentucky in 1909. The story of her failed attempts to publish are filled with the intrigue, jealousies, betrayals, gender roles, and outright theft that defined the Ballad Wars of the early 20th Century. This book, published through University Press of Kentucky, details French’s life and work and includes the first-ever publication of her ballad collection. A separate CD and commemorative edition of the ballads will also be available for purchase.
Elizabeth DiSavino is an assistant professor of music at Berea College, the Director of the Celebration of Traditional Music, and a lifelong musician. She has been published in the Paterson Literary Review, appears on fifteen albums in a variety of musical genres, and worked with Loyal Jones on his “My Curious and Jocular Heroes.”
See https://www.kentuckypress.com/9780813178523/katherine-jackson-french/ or https://elizabethdisavinoauthor.com/ for more information.
Location: 12:00 - 1:00 lecture, Lunch at the Library, Hutchins Library, Berea College; 8:00-9:00, ballad concert, Gray Auditorium, Presser Hall. All events free.
Hosted by: Berea College Music Department
Contact person: Elizabeth DiSavino
Contact phone: 607-434-1164
Contact email: email@example.com
Event is NOT pet friendly
Cost of Admission: Free
Parking: Parking lot off Ellipse St. for Hutchins Library; for Presser Hall, rear parking lot.