WMUK Interview

Musician carries on Beaver Island culture, community

Music on Beaver Island, Michigan, has always been essential to island life, but it also draws the interest of outsiders such as musicologist Alan Lomax, for its unique color, which draws from a history of Irish American fiddling, songs and ballads of the Great Lakes, and a Grand Ol Opry set list established in the 30s, 40s and 50s.

At the heart of this unique living tradition is Ed Palmer, who’s been entertaining folks on Beaver Island for 50 years.

Listen to the interview here

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Full article:  http://wmuk.org/post/musician-carries-beaver-island-culture-community



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