Jean Ritchie

Ritchie playing the dulcimer, c. 1950s Jean Ruth Ritchie (December 8, 1922 – June 1, 2015) was an American folk singer, songwriter, and Appalachian dulcimer player, called by some the "Mother of Folk". In her youth she learned hundreds of folk songs in the traditional way (orally, from her family and community), many of which were Appalachian variants of centuries old British and Irish songs, including dozens of Child Ballads. In adulthood, she shared these songs with wide audiences, as well as writing some of her own songs using traditional foundations. She is ultimately responsible for the revival of the Appalachian dulcimer, the traditional instrument of her community, which she popularized by playing the instrument on her albums and writing tutorial books. She also spent time collecting folk music in the United States and in Britain and Ireland, in order to research the origins of her family songs and help preserve traditional music. She inspired a wide array of musicians, including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Shirley Collins, Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris and Judy Collins. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Ritchie, Jean.
Published 1965
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by Ritchie, Jean.
Published 1955
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by Ritchie, Jean.
Published 1975
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by Ritchie, Jean.
Published 1963
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by Ritchie, Jean.
Published 1999
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by Ritchie, Jean.
Published 1968
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by Ritchie, Jean.
Published 1964
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by Ritchie, Jean
Published 1958
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by Ritchie, Jean.
Published 2003
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by Ritchie, Jean.
Published 1963
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by Ritchie, Jean.
Published 1959
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by Ritchie, Jean, Brumfield, Susan
Published 2015
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Published 1997
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Published 1962
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Published 1990
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Published 1960
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Published 1966
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