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Main Topic: Music
Topic: American Folk Music

Speaker: Donna Gunn

Music on the Trail: Where American Folk Songs Meet Classical Art Music

From Westport, Missouri to "Oregon Blue" join emigrants as they traverse the Oregon Trail. Experience the vastness of the open prairie, feel the energy from atop Scotts Bluff National Monument, and triumph in the accomplishment of fording the mountains to the Promised Land. Sing the American folk songs of the mid-1800’s and experience life on the Trail. Classical piano music inspired by the folk songs is interwoven into the canvas of the covered wagon way of life.

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