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Another Singing Tradition…

…and an appeal for your help! I recently discovered another hymn singing tradition that originates in Russia and is being kept alive by immigrant descendants in Canada. This group of people is known as the Doukhobors, and they have as … Continue reading

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“O Jesus, My Savior”, Hymn Tune from the Primitive Baptist Hymnal

A group of Primitive Baptist young people singing “O Jesus, My Savior” (old melody, arr.) from the Primitive Baptist Hymnal (#94) in Cades Cove Primitive Baptist Church, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. O Jesus, my Savior, I know thou art … Continue reading


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Bericht aus Frankfurt: Guest Blogger Reports from Frankfurt

This essay is from a German guest blogger who is very new to shapenote singing. In the following paragraphs she shares her impressions of the Sacred Harp Singing Workshop in Frankfurt am Main last October. Okay, I confess the guest … Continue reading

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Ganz Frisch! “First Ireland Convention” Videos Online

Wenn Sie noch Interesse am Shapenote-Gesang haben, besuchen Sie bitte die Cork Sacred Harp Website. Da gibt es viele Hymnen aus dem Sacred Harp auf Youtube, hervorragende Exemplare nicht nur zu hören, sondern auch zu sehen. Ein toller Eindruck von … Continue reading

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Bluegrass und Shapenote: Amerikanische Folk Music

Hat tip to Editor EBB at the European Bluegrass Blog for featuring Sacred Harp Bochum in a recent posting! Head on over there if you’re curious about what’s going on in the bluegrass and folk music scene in Europe.

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