Long before country and bluegrass conquered the world, the music of small communities of farmers and miners in the eastern United States already made people dance and dream. This rural music entered the airwaves in the early twentieth century under the name Hillbilly Music and later “old-time”. Its origins can be traced back to European and African folk traditions from which various dances and ballads and other songs arose. For several years now, a new generation of old time musicians has been developing in the United States and now also in Western Europe. The style is also due for a revival in our country and a Belgian scene has emerged, with exchanges across borders.
Workshops related to American Roots music will take place throughout the weekend. More information about the workshops can be found here.
On Saturday the teachers of the workshops play a concert and there is an old time ball!