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with host Fred Child

: Emily Pinkerton

Emily Pinkerton, songwriter and ethnomusicologist Photo: Kristi Jan Hoover

When Emily Pinkerton plays a particular Civil War tune on the banjo, she says it's hard to stop; the melody bubbles and flows like a rippling river. On this episode of Performance Today, we'll hear a movement from "Rounder Songs" by Emily Pinkerton, featuring a lush arrangement for banjo and chamber ensemble.

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