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Sean McCollough

Contact Name: Sean McCollough

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Phone: (865) 405-5955

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Sean McCollough https://seanmccollough.com/

Sean McCollough is a National Parent’s Choice Award winner, a children’s radio host, a multiinstrumentalist, a songwriter, a seasoned performer, a musicologist, and a teaching artist in the schools. He is, in part, cut from the clothe of the likes of Pete Seeger and John McCutcheon with a passion for American folk music and a desire to play music that brings people together. His school shows and residencies range from deep dives into the hollers of Appalachia to trips around the world to romps through fun and educational original songs. Sean’s school residencies are deeply engaging, highly professional and can be tailored to suit the needs of the school.

Contact at Sean McCollough at sean@seanmccollough.com

Sample Programs Offered

Program Title: Hear John Henry's Hammer

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

With banjo, mandolin, guitar, washtub bass, washboard, and spoons in hand, Sean blends history with fun in this program. Using ballads such as “John Henry” and “Froggie Went A Courtinʼ” as well as more modern mountain music, Sean explains the origin of instruments and songs from this region while providing ample opportunity for student participation. This program can be a performance by Sean or multi-day residency that results in a performance by the students.

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Program Title: From the Underground Railroad to the Civil Rights Movement

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

This program explores the history of civil rights in the United States through music. Sean will have the students singing, clapping and stomping along to plantation era songs, then show how those gave birth to underground railroad songs such as “Drinking Gourd” and the civil rights songs such as “We Shall Overcome.” This can be a performance or multi-day residency.

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Program Title: Appalachian Play Party and Folk Dancing

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

Drawing on the deep Appalachian history of folk dancing for children and adults, Sean will introduce the exciting world of play-party games (singing games), circle dances, square dances and contra dances. This is typically a 3-5 day residency resulting in a performance by the students at the end.

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