Square dance calling — the spoken instructions said over the music — makes participation easy. But there are other aspects — like the prevalence of gendered language such as “ladies and gents” — that can make square dancing an unwelcoming or confusing space. One group of friends in the Appalachian square dance scene are taking action to make the tradition more welcoming for all participants.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
On this West Virginia Morning, Virginia-based writer Mike Allen runs Mythic Delirium. It started out as a sci-fi poetry zine, but now it publishes books. Inside Appalachia Host Mason Adams spoke with Allen about sci-fi, fantasy and horror in Appalachia.
Also, in this show, our Mountain Stage Song of the Week comes to us from newgrass pioneer and mandolinist Sam Bush who has performed on Mountain Stage more than eight times. We listen to his performance of “I’m Still Here.”
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