2013-02-06 / Entertainment

Folk Musician Visits Schools



Southern Fulton students were treated to a performance by world-renown folk musician Michael Miles on January 29. Miles hails from Chicago, Ill., and has traveled around the world presenting concerts and working with students in a variety of settings. Miles is also a composer and recording artist. His first CD of banjo music was described by Pete Seeger as “among the most beautiful recordings I’ve ever heard ... it is enough to make me want to learn the banjo all over again.” Students in the high school guitar class performed with Miles during concerts presented in both the elementary and high school. Miles performed music in a variety of styles from Bach to Irish folk tunes demonstrating the influence of immigrants on American music. His visit was part of a Pennsylvania tour that included Forbes Road Elementary and James Buchanan Middle School and concluded with a concert of his own compositions with the Villanova Orchestra February 2. The performances at Southern Fulton were funded in part by the Southern Fulton PTA. Pictured, from left: Michael Miles, Dan Meredith, Logan Faith, Jonah Golden, MiKayla O’Neal, Phillip Mason, Austin Miller and Dakota Wagenbrenner. Southern Fulton students were treated to a performance by world-renown folk musician Michael Miles on January 29. Miles hails from Chicago, Ill., and has traveled around the world presenting concerts and working with students in a variety of settings. Miles is also a composer and recording artist. His first CD of banjo music was described by Pete Seeger as “among the most beautiful recordings I’ve ever heard ... it is enough to make me want to learn the banjo all over again.” Students in the high school guitar class performed with Miles during concerts presented in both the elementary and high school. Miles performed music in a variety of styles from Bach to Irish folk tunes demonstrating the influence of immigrants on American music. His visit was part of a Pennsylvania tour that included Forbes Road Elementary and James Buchanan Middle School and concluded with a concert of his own compositions with the Villanova Orchestra February 2. The performances at Southern Fulton were funded in part by the Southern Fulton PTA. Pictured, from left: Michael Miles, Dan Meredith, Logan Faith, Jonah Golden, MiKayla O’Neal, Phillip Mason, Austin Miller and Dakota Wagenbrenner.

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