Rita Forrester

The New York Times’ Cultured Traveler visits Southern Appalachia to savor its traditional music landscape . . .

Southern Appalachia had become known for its musical heritage by the late 1800s. Many of its Scots-Irish settlers brought their jigs and reels with them when they emigrated. . . . A visitor can pack a week’s worth of music into a weekend just about any time of the year.

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