Workshop Description: Learn to sing some of the finest Appalachian songs, whether you are a new or experienced music maker, or simply interested in gaining insight into the complexity that is Appalachia. Prepare to go down the rabbit hole together, singing from our hearts and immersing in rich imagery and melodically haunting songs, making deep connections with the culture, landscapes and history of Appalachia, and connecting with singers from generations past. Who were these singers, and how did these songs come to dwell in them? What are the hidden sources of strength of the oral tradition in these Allegheny Highlands? How and why does it persist into our own times? These recurring questions address some of the compelling qualities of the songs we will learn as we journey into traditional and contemporary expressions of Appalachian music, guided by West Virginia folklorists and musical duo Michael and Carrie Kline.