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Old-Time Appalachian Folk Music

live music

Old-Time Appalachian Folk Music

3 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
live music

Old-Time Appalachian Folk Music

live music

Old-Time Appalachian Folk Music

3 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will begin with self introductions and explain our ancestral connection to our band name and these Great Smoky Mountains. We will then introduce the music genre, how it developed and offer a brief history. Then we'll begin the acoustical performance of a wide variety of Appalachian folk music tunes including songs, instrumentals, ballads, and spirituals on several different instruments. As we proceed through the tunes, we'll offer some historical details on the tunes and instruments, and invite guests to play along with us with on washtub bass, musical spoons, and rattles. We will perform between 20 and 25 tunes. The performance will last approximately 1.5 hours. At the end of the performance, we will offer our CD's and hand-crafted musical spoons for sale.

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Your host

Learn more about Ruth And Keith

Ruth And Keith

We are Boogertown Gap, a wife & husband duo, who perform & teach Old-Time Appalachian Folk Music, Ballads & tell stories about our ancestors. With 5 published CDs we perform House Concerts, Family Reunions, Weddings, Church & School Groups, Festivals to Street Musicians & more. Keith plays clawhammer style banjo, mountain style fiddle & guitar. Ruth shines as vocalist & plays guitar, penny whistle, musical spoons, washboard, washtub bass, Native American Flute. You will be amazed when you watch Ruth play musical spoons! We have been delighting audiences with our music and stories since 2006. This experience is featured in the fall issue of Airbnb Magazine!

What's included

Drinks
Water, coffee, and tea will be available to the guests.
Equipment
We will have a washtub bass, musical spoons and rattles for guests to play along with us if they so choose.

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Where you'll be

There will be only one location. The attendees will be in our home to experience the rich and varied Appalachian Folk Music of this area. Or more ideally, we will go to their rental cabin and perform at their location.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend. No experience needed, except a desire to have fun!

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Our event is great for families & people of all ages. We are experienced with house concerts, wedding receptions, family reunions, school groups, church groups, educational groups, & bus tour groups.
Ruth And Keith
Old-Time Appalachian Folk Music
3 reviews
£40/person
3 reviews
£40/person