“It is important to tell our region’s stories—this is our place. Our culture is woven with marvelous material—of grandfathers, fathers and aunts who were storytellers and family “characters.” There are enough sources in even one of our families to furnish a deep, rich look at what it means to live here in the Dakotas. All we have to do is remember.
Many cultures still listen to the same music from generation to generation—it unites them. We, in America, have gotten away from that kind of popular appeal, but it still can exist. The secret is in how we mix it. Stories will always be welcome, and the sound of guitar, violin, and voice were chosen for the material because all three sounds are so much like the natural music that surrounds us.
We respond because, young and old, we are all the same.”
* Maggie in the Meantime is a part of the Cherrywood Room Dramatic Projects. For more information on this, visit: cherrywoodroom.com
Celtic and Folk Music
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