Cecil Sharp's Appalachian Trail

Cecil Sharp's Appalachian Trail


In the spring of 1916, English folk song collector Cecil Sharp set out on a voyage to America, the first of three trips exploring what he saw as a treasure trove of English folk music, brought over by the American pioneers, and still sung by the mountain people of the Appalachians. Andy Kershaw follows in his footsteps through Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Tennessee, hearing some of the songs he collected in specially recorded sessions with contemporary singers including Phil Jamison, Sheila Kay Adams, Dom Flemons, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Andy Kershaw
Producer Roger Short