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Traditional musician Anne Lough to lead Lunch and Learn Jan. 19

Anne Lough, a nationally known traditional musician with 35 years experience who is also a shape-note singer, will lead the Lunch and Learn session at Lake Junaluska’s Bethea Welcome Center at 2 p.m. on Jan. 19.

Lough, who lives in Clyde, will perform on several instruments and discuss the art of shape-note singing.

In addition to being a frequent instructor in mountain and hammered dulcimer at the prestigious John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, Lough has taught at the Swannanoa Gathering, Western Carolina Dulcimer Week, Augusta Heritage Dulcimer Week and at numerous other festivals and workshops throughout the country. She is equally at home on guitar, autoharp, mountain and hammered dulcimer.

She is also well known as an instructor and performer of traditional singing, storytelling, folklore, folk dance and the shaped-note tradition, but her repertoire ranges from classical music to old standards, show tunes and sacred music.

The public is invited. For information, call 800.222.4930, option 2.

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