The Arts Council will present a free outdoor concert featuring folk musicians Anne and Rob Lough on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m., on Franklin's Town Square, on Main Street at Iotla. The program will feature folk songs that reflect the musical heritage of our region and nation, including lilting mountain ballads and songs of the American Frontier plus traditional Irish and Scottish tunes.
The Loughs are talented, seasoned, and versatile performers. An outstanding balladeer, Anne has studied, collected, and performed folk music most of her life. She plays many instruments including autoharp, guitar, and mountain and hammer dulcimer, and teaches dulcimer at Campbell Folk School and at festivals and workshops across the country. Rob grew up playing old-time music with his family, and is widely known for his vocal and guitar accompaniment and down-home humor. The Loughs live in Haywood County and have been performing together more than 40 years.
Attendees should bring a lawn chair. In case of rain, the concert moves into the First Presbyterian Chapel, 26 Church Street, one block north and west of Town Square. This event is sponsored by the Arts Council of Macon County, with support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. For more information contact the Arts Council, (828)524-7683 or www.artscouncilofmacon.org.