Ghost Ballads

Event Type: Category: Adults
Age Group(s): General Audience
Date: 10/21/2008
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
 Hank Arbaugh will conduct his popular program Ghost Ballads: Apparitions and Other Paranormal Phenomena.

Hank Arbaugh has spent more than forty years as a performer, scholar, and educator of traditional music. With an MA in English/Folk Studies from OSU, he has years of intensive personal research, and has spent long hours in the field. He has taught at the high school and college level, published and recorded music, appeared at several national festivals, and is president of two music organizations.

A Bicentennial Music and Story-telling Program
From the collections of Eddy Grimes, and Salt, Hank learned the old Anglo-American songs and ballads carried from the colonies to Ohio, as well as songs of the Ohio canals, cultural diversity, historical figures and events, and immigration. He also has studied and performs songs of the Underground Railroad and Civil War. Hank ties all the music and stories together with engaging historical background to link wars, movements, settlement, and oral traditions to the larger socio-historic picture.

Hank can create a variety of thematic programs and presentations that address different periods of American history. Some of his most popular programs include: Celtic Traditional Music, Appalachian Folk Music, Ghost Ballads: Apparitions and Other Paranormal Phenomena, A Musical Perspective on Women, The Afro-American Experience: the History of Black Musical Expression, Love Songs through the Ages, and A Christmas Program.

Location: Combined Meeting Room
Presenter: Hank Arbaugh