Highlands of NC

Man standing holding musical instrument with mountains in the background
Courtesy of Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

For more than a hundred years, folklorists and other scholars have been visiting the community of Beech Mountain, North Carolina. Perhaps the most prolific collector of the community’s music and stories was himself a native of Old Beech. In the 1960s, Jack Guy began selling mountain handcrafts and folk toys to tourists, helping local artists make a living through their heritage crafts.

EJ Jones, leader of the Piper Jones Band, will be Tom Fellenbaum's  special guest on "Celtic Winds"  Sunday, July 7, in the 1:00 hour.  Jones, a multi instrumentalist from Asheville, NC, who also constructs pipes, will discuss his love of Scottish music, and his position as Musical Director of the annual Highland Games and Gathering of the Clans at Grandfather Mountain in Linville, NC.