Folklorist


Courtesy Photo On Thursday, March 31st, state folklorist Emily Hilliard spoke on folklife at the Williamson Public Library. She is pictured above with local historian/songwriter Glen Simpson. Over the course of this year, Hilliard is conducting a statewide fieldwork survey to assess and document current folklife activity in West Virginia. “Folklife traditions are community-based creative expressions,” Hilliard said. “Those can include traditional music and dance, foodways, material culture, faith-based expressions, occupational lore, and more.”


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On Thursday, March 31st, state folklorist Emily Hilliard spoke on folklife at the Williamson Public Library. She is pictured above with local historian/songwriter Glen Simpson. Over the course of this year, Hilliard is conducting a statewide fieldwork survey to assess and document current folklife activity in West Virginia. “Folklife traditions are community-based creative expressions,” Hilliard said. “Those can include traditional music and dance, foodways, material culture, faith-based expressions, occupational lore, and more.”

Courtesy Photo On Thursday, March 31st, state folklorist Emily Hilliard spoke on folklife at the Williamson Public Library. She is pictured above with local historian/songwriter Glen Simpson. Over the course of this year, Hilliard is conducting a statewide fieldwork survey to assess and document current folklife activity in West Virginia. “Folklife traditions are community-based creative expressions,” Hilliard said. “Those can include traditional music and dance, foodways, material culture, faith-based expressions, occupational lore, and more.”
http://williamsondailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_Emily-Glen.jpgCourtesy Photo On Thursday, March 31st, state folklorist Emily Hilliard spoke on folklife at the Williamson Public Library. She is pictured above with local historian/songwriter Glen Simpson. Over the course of this year, Hilliard is conducting a statewide fieldwork survey to assess and document current folklife activity in West Virginia. “Folklife traditions are community-based creative expressions,” Hilliard said. “Those can include traditional music and dance, foodways, material culture, faith-based expressions, occupational lore, and more.”
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