Lore is defined as “Knowledge gained through Study or Experience.” It’s also an earnest, hands-on exploration of all-things Appalachian. From clogging and homemade biscuits to whitewater rafting and deer hunting, there’s a lot to learn, even if you think you already know it.

Follow along as Bill Lynch tries to get a real world education in Appalachian culture.


Bill Lynch,Jan. 26, 2023

Hanging Out With The Lincoln County Cloggers

Over the phone, Tosha Smith explained that the Lincoln County Cloggers had suspended classes for new cloggers for the first half of 2023. They were preparing for the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in April and didn’t have time to devote to newbies. “We’ll offer that class for beginners in the fall,” she said. “But you could still come out for a lesson.”

Bill Lynch,Jan. 11, 2023

Welcome to Lore with Bill Lynch

Lore is defined by Merriam-Webster as “Something that is learned. Traditional Knowledge or Belief. Tribal Lore. Knowledge gained through Study or Experience.”That last part is important. Experience.Some things you can’t quite get a grasp on just from reading a book or listening to someone talk at you. You have to put your hands on what it is you want to know. You have to spend some time with it.