ACT 7: ’Possum, the Amazing Jigging Yokel

Choreography by: Emily Oleson

Performance by: Amy Scheer and special guests

Music performance: The New Band and special guests

Music composition: “Glory in the Meeting House” traditional, “Angeline the Baker”
traditional, “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson

Our guest banjo players were:  Danny Knicely, a virtuosic musician out of the Leesburg area, Frank Cassell, a local professional banjo player, and the wonderful Noah, whose last name I never caught who found out about this project on the friends of banjo listserve.  Our guest accordion player was Peter Brice.  Special thanks to all our wonderful guest dancers!!!!!  That dance party was an awesome sight to behold!

Below, check out Danny’s Mountain Music Project, a collaboration with our other friend Tara, which screened at the National Geographic Museum last year!  It’s a fascinating comparative study of Appalachian and Himalayan mountain music traditions.

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